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Digital Cameras < £300

Discussion in 'Techie Discussion' started by Will, Dec 22, 2003.

  1. Will

    Will /bin/su Staff member Moderator

    A friend of mine is looking for a digital camera for under £300. Can I have suggestions and testimonials below please.:)
  2. Doh_boy

    Doh_boy Part of the furniture

    Well I bought the Olympus 350-zoom for 153 (too cheap?) which has a huge screen, 3Mp and 3X Optical Zoom. A friend of mine bought the Canon A70 and said it was top. That's edging 300 I think.
  3. Caged

    Caged Fledgling Freddie

    Olympus are always a safe bet for point-and-shoot digital cameras.
  4. Will

    Will /bin/su Staff member Moderator

    I was looking at the Canon A70 already. I shall hunt down the Olympus somewhere.

    Any more suggestions?
  5. exxxie

    exxxie Fledgling Freddie

  6. Bodhi

    Bodhi Resident Freddy

    The Sony CyberShot U Cameras are pretty sex. Especially in blue.
  7. Conchabar

    Conchabar Fledgling Freddie

    make sure it supports raw file format :x unless its for just taking pics... and nothing else
  8. Check6

    Check6 Guest

    It's a camera, what else would you use it for? Video and audio is chrome. Oh and you'll have a job finding RAW format below £300, Fujifilm and Canon have models that use it, err and that's it I suspect.

    Currently the Pentax Optio S is a good buy, small form factor as well. I've just moved from an Olympus C-3030 zoom after almost 3 years to a Canon EOS 300D, never had a problem with the Oly, solid kit.
  9. fatty

    fatty Fledgling Freddie

    cameras under 300 quid nikon 3100, sony dscp8, olympus mju300, casio z3, pentax 33l

    all these cameras are 3.2 mp and have 3x optical zoom
    i have the nikon myself but they will all take decent pictures
  10. Xavier

    Xavier Can't get enough of FH

    the DSC P-8 is lubbly, but I've got to agree with bods, those cybershot-U are teh sexor too... though mine is silver not bloo :( Only thing about the cybershot-u's is the lack of zoom, but if you just want a camera for nights out you'll find nothing finer...
  11. Xavier

    Xavier Can't get enough of FH

    Ooh, almost forgot, if you can convince the buyer to buy a used camera, you can get the DSC F-707 and F-717's from eBay for around £300 (and up, depending on accessories supplied) - with a 5MP CCD, Carl Zeiss lens and funky features such as night shot and night framing they're both pretty awesome pieces of kit...
  12. Rubric

    Rubric Part of the furniture

    God damn i want the EOS300D.

    A word of advice steer clear of the Finepix S304 which is now under £300. Its incredibly poor in low light conditions and has no shutter priority mode.
  13. Xavier

    Xavier Can't get enough of FH

    I just got a 300D myself, plus 550ex speedlite, 28-135mm IS lens and a 50mm prime. teh se><0r.

    We need a photography forum damnit... Deebs? ;)

    edit://this is of course totally off topic, Will is asking about cameras around £300 not >£2000 :p
  14. fatbusinessman

    fatbusinessman Fledgling Freddie

    Yes, but have you ever been known to pass up an excuse to show off? :p
  15. Xavier

    Xavier Can't get enough of FH

  16. Afx

    Afx Fledgling Freddie

    Im getting a canon a70 for christmas so ill have to withhold judgement till then, But from what ive read they do seem to be the best camera within the price range you're talking about.
  17. fatbusinessman

    fatbusinessman Fledgling Freddie

    :( *sniff*
  18. Xavier

    Xavier Can't get enough of FH


    aww, i wub j00 weally dood.... weally weally I doo



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