Digital Cameras

Lazarus

Part of the furniture
Joined
Dec 22, 2003
Messages
2,874
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?
 

babs

Can't get enough of FH
Joined
Dec 30, 2003
Messages
1,595
There's a good digital camera thread in the entertainment > imaging thread. Might be some good ideas there.
 

Big G

Has a sexy sister. I am also a Bodhi wannabee.
Joined
Dec 22, 2003
Messages
16,152
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
 

babs

Can't get enough of FH
Joined
Dec 30, 2003
Messages
1,595
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.
 

Yaka

Resident Freddy
Joined
Dec 22, 2003
Messages
4,419
the casio QVr 400 pc world are selling @ £160 is mint
 

Users Who Are Viewing This Thread (Users: 0, Guests: 1)

Top Bottom