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    Hi, looking for a new digital stills camera, there seems to be so many different types out there with a massive price range. Want to spend around £300ish, please help

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    Original Poster

    CANON Digital Ixus Titane 900
    looks likem a good one found in pc world £274 + quidco, can anybody confirm it is a good camera?

    I recently bought a Samsung GX-1L for £299, it's a digital SLR and on another planet compared to a compact. I would go for a Digital SLR in your budget range, if you spend 350-400 you could get something like a canon 400D or a nice Nikon.

    (Amazon are selling the GX-1L for £569.99 but you can pick it up cheaper)

    I personally wouldnt spend £300 on a compact.

    If you did want to go for a compact you could look at the samsung D103 for around £140

    currys.co.uk/pro…gle

    Original Poster

    Thanks, just looking into a slr camera, are they alot better than the compact ones then?

    MANJ_007

    Thanks, just looking into a slr camera, are they alot better than the … Thanks, just looking into a slr camera, are they alot better than the compact ones then?



    better but of course bulky....it's a case of whether you prefer portability and how serious you are about photography .

    Original Poster

    just need it to take on holidays with me and take photos of the little one, wont be used for professional use

    MANJ_007

    Thanks, just looking into a slr camera, are they alot better than the … Thanks, just looking into a slr camera, are they alot better than the compact ones then?



    pretty much, yes.

    The main differences are the lenses and the CCD. The lense you will get with the average DSLR will be significantly better than one you would get with a compact, not only that but you can change lenses for different types of photography, this is probably the main advantage.

    The CCD is bigger on a DSLR (up to 4x) which makes the raw mega-pixel count matter less, as you get less interferance so you can get bigger prints despite of the number of mega pixels.

    Futhermore DSLR's look good, you can swan around looking smug at all the people with their tiny compacts. Well... until you get mugged.

    Joking aside, if you want to get a £300 camera get an SLR, if you want to get a compact then spend less.

    Original Poster

    Thanks for the advice lawrenzini

    Personally I don't think you can beat the Fuji SLR wanabees like the S5600, S6500 or even the S9600.

    Have a look here amazon.co.uk/s/r…e=1 for reference rather than best price and then check on Google for camera reviews and price.

    amazon.co.uk/Can…ics

    if all you want is hoiliday and family shots this should serve the purpose...it has excellent reviews...check this link cameras.co.uk/cam…cfm

    Amazon may not be cheapest so ask on here if you decide to buy as someone may know where it is cheaper

    Original Poster

    IS THIS ONE ANY GOOD?

    Kodak V610 Dual Lens 6MP Digital Camera.

    dpreview.com/rev…10/

    reviewed here...not my taste but it's not me who's buying.

    Original Poster

    hmmmmm doesnt make good reading does it, was well excited when i found it for £180! maybe not, ill carry on looking

    As I said in another recent post I have just bought the Ixus 65 and it is a superb camera for the price imho takes superb shots in pretty much any light on auto mode which is really easy, I spent ages looking at reviews and ended up a tos up between the panasonic dmc-fx01 and the ixus 65 so I went to jessups just to try them but thought the canon had the edge and also the 3" lcd is excellent.

    MANJ_007

    hmmmmm doesnt make good reading does it, was well excited when i found it … hmmmmm doesnt make good reading does it, was well excited when i found it for £180! maybe not, ill carry on looking



    If it helps you can see what one of the Fuji S range cameras can do in the hands of an absolute amateur. (me !)

    s47.photobucket.com/alb…os/

    MANJ_007

    just need it to take on holidays with me and take photos of the little … just need it to take on holidays with me and take photos of the little one, wont be used for professional use



    I noticed you want this for taking pics of the children. I have just bought a new digital compact for the same reason, shutter lag is really important for catching fast moving children. I bought a Sony DSC T9 for this reason, my old camera was just too slow.This switches on quick and will take a picture quickly. If there is shutter lag you will never catch your kids at the right moment, unless they stay still!

    Here is a list of shutter lag comparison times from cameras.co.uk

    ]http//ww…Lag

    This site is pretty good for reviews and also pointing you in the right direction for the cheapest deals.

    If you are serious about photography then you should get a DSLR. However if this is a minimal fuss, quick point and shoot camera that fits in your pocket go for a compact digital. Make sure it has image stabilisation as well, as the little cameras are hard to hold steady.

    You should be able to get a superb compact digital for £200 -£250. I like the Sonys for build quality, and the low shutter lag, but the Canon Ixuses review well too.

    See the review list here.

    ]http//ww…tal

    Hope this helps.:)

    Original Poster

    Thanks everyone for the web pages for reviews, I went for the Kodak v610 from pc world which was only £150. The 10x optical zoom did it for me. Cheers
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