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Digital Cameras

Discussion in 'The Front Room' started by Lazarus, Jan 14, 2004.

  1. Lazarus

    Lazarus Part of the furniture

    Guys,

    Need some more input from you geeks.....erm I mean "specialists" ;)

    Looking to get me father a digital camera for his birthday - looking at around the £150 mark.

    Any suggestions on which to go for?
     
  2. babs

    babs Can't get enough of FH

    There's a good digital camera thread in the entertainment > imaging thread. Might be some good ideas there.
     
  3. Big G

    Big G Has a sexy sister. I am also a Bodhi wannabee.

    I asked myself the same question when i bought my girlfriend a digital camera for christmas.

    I started by asking myself "what is she going to use it for?", and I decided she was just going to want "point n shoot" 7x5 pictures for partys and basic holiday pics. I bought myself one of those magazines on digital photography (I suggest you do the same, they have a roundup of the best buys per price range usually) and it was stated that if you wanted just basic camera features (flash, macro mode, 1600*1200 res pics, AV/USB connection etc) then a 2 megapixel camera was ideal for basic snaps at 7x5.

    I opted for an Olympus D390 (http://focuscamera.com/prods/964587830.asp) for £85. The camera is perfect for what she wants it for.

    After using it for a bit, I would have preferred a digital camera that had an optical zoom. The only problem with the optical zoom cameras was that they started coming into the price range of £130+. See buying advice and explanations here http://focuscamera.com/sc/infopage.asp?infoname=digital.

    I can't really recommend a camera from personal experience, but the digital photography mag I bought recommended the Kodak Easyshare CX6230 in the sub £200 category, which comes in at £149.

    See it here http://www.kodak.com/eknec/PageQuerier.jhtml?pq-path=1151&pq-locale=en_US

    G
     
  4. sibanac

    sibanac Fledgling Freddie

    http://www.dpreview.com/
    they have alot of reviews of models in all price ranges.
    verry good site for info about any model/brand
     
  5. babs

    babs Can't get enough of FH

    www.dcresource.com as well if I remember correctly. I spent hours at those sites before deciding, the forums on dpreview.com in particular are full of friendly helpful people.
     
  6. Rubric

    Rubric Part of the furniture

    www.internetcamerasdirect.co.uk

    They have a large selection of cameras you can search by price range and most of the cameras have several review by people who have brought them.
     
  7. Yaka

    Yaka Part of the furniture

    the casio QVr 400 pc world are selling @ £160 is mint
     

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