Digital Camera (Budget of £250)

Dear All:

I have been always planning to buy a decent digital camera with high specs and I believe its time has arrived.

I have got a budget of £250. Can you please advise on what to buy?

Many thanks


Have a look at this ^^^^^^ thread. It's quite long - you might want to start from the end but there's a fair bit of discussion about cameras by some people who know what they're talking about.
When you've got your camera post some photos!!


Canon PowerShot S5 IS Digital Camera - Black (8.0MP, 12x Optical Zoom) 2.5" LCD

RRP:£409.00 Price:[COLOR=#990000]£220.95[/COLOR] & this item Delivered FREE in the UK with Super Saver Delivery


Technical Details

[*]Product Description: Canon PowerShot S5 IS - digital camera
[*]Product Type: Digital camera - prosumer
[*]Dimensions (WxDxH): 11.7 cm x 7.8 cm x 8 cm
[*]Weight: 450 g
[*]Flash Memory: 32 MB
[*]Supported Flash Memory: MultiMediaCard, SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card
[*]Sensor Resolution: 8.0 Megapixel
[*]Shooting Modes: Frame movie mode
[*]Lens Aperture: F/2.7-3.5
[*]Focus Adjustment: Automatic, manual
[*]Min Focus Range: 50 cm
[*]Focal Length: 6 mm - 72 mm
[*]Optical Zoom: 12 x
[*]Digital Zoom: 4 x
[*]Image Stabiliser: Optical
[*]Camera Flash: Pop-up flash
[*]Red Eye Reduction: Built-in
[*]Microphone: Microphone - built-in - stereo
[*]Viewfinder: LCD monitor - 0.33" - colour
[*]Display: LCD display - TFT active matrix - 2.5" - colour
[*]Supported Battery: 4 x AA alkaline battery ( included )[/LIST]


These tend to go for the £200 - £220 mark, new, on the bay of flea, good camera, only (!) 9mp but the 15x zoom is stonking!

Original Poster

Thanks for you answers.

How about this one?

Is brand important when it comes to Digital Cameras, ie. Canon, Kodak, Sony ? Which brand is the best?

I've just bought the Canon IXUS 970is for a good small digital camera £249.99 from jessops
the Code CAMERAS10 gives you 10% off at the checkout and you can either collect in store or have it delivered.
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