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Digital camera recommendations

Posted by Toasty-184393 - Created: 15 years ago
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Posted by One-188381 - 14 years ago

Hi people,

I have a FujiFilm 6800.  It may be a bit outdated now given so many models are out in the market.  But it certainly takes superb outdoor pics up to 6 megapixels..

Well, if u r keen to exchange photos, be my guests.  Have taken many whenever I travel..:)

EW

 

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Posted by dublinmike-182617 - 14 years ago

If you never want to have to upgrade your camera, I would suggest the Sony DCS F717. These are about 1,000 Euro in Fnac or somewhere but are truly in my opinion worth every penny.

It's extremely easy to use, has all the abilities of a very good SLR if you want them, the lens accepts all the filters and lenses you can use with a professional SLR, the battery lasts forever. Shoots Digital video too.

Another good reason to buy a top line Sony is that when I had a small problem with my previous DSC F505 (maybe self inflicted), Sony were so horrified that they sent me the latest top of the range F717 -gratis! Sony operate a 'global product' policy, so if you buy it in New York, they'll honour the guarantee in England for example.

The quality is superb, I had a picture from this camera on the front page of the Sunday Times magazine earlier this year.

Here's a link to a picture taken at home with this camera, of a tiny pretty bug, using automatic settings on the third from highest resolution. I suggest you 'right-click' and 'Save target As..' to save it to your PC and look at it in some photo software. It's 1.13Mb, so about 4 mins at 56k.

http://www.celticproductions.net/labastide/pic.jpg

Regards,

Mike

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Posted by Shel-190969 - 14 years ago

Hi,

Just try www.depreview.com for good reviews oin every type of digital camera. It is set up excellently. It has rating and price indications.

personally, for a snapshot digicam, I would either recommend the Sony DSC-V1 or the sony DSC-P10. Outstanding quality, 5 megapixels, nice zoom. etc. Read the reviews on them there on the site and you will see for yourself. And, if you ARE considering buying a new camera, consider ordering it from www.ldlc.com a french site, they deliver within 2 days most of the time!

Regards,
Shel   

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Posted by NickJ-186852 - 14 years ago

Low price and great cam - Casio Exilim Z3 or Z4. The difference between this cam and most others are the huge 2" compared to most 1-1,5" on other cams. And I believe it matters. The cam is small, takes excellent pictures and has a nice docking station.

Z3: http://www.exilim.co.uk/exz3.htm

Z4: http://www.casio.co.uk/press/ex-z4.htm

 

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Posted by NickJ-186852 - 14 years ago

The pices may be a little over the budget though:

I think there are something like:

Z3: €399

Z4: €499

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Posted by NickJ-186852 - 14 years ago

Low price and great cam - Casio Exilim Z3 or Z4. The difference between this cam and most others are the huge 2" compared to most 1-1,5" on other cams. And I believe it matters. The cam is small, takes excellent pictures and has a nice docking station.

Z3: http://www.exilim.co.uk/exz3.htm

Z4: http://www.casio.co.uk/press/ex-z4.htm

 

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Posted by richardr-181963 - 15 years ago

I'd have to agree with Les (palmiers) that the Ixus is a very good bet. Nice and small yet good pics, even 30 secs of (low-res) video with sound! All going well after 18 months - have spare battery pack and 64meg card which help it all to run smoothly.

 

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Posted by Andrew.Wilk - 15 years ago

Now I know you may not like this, but 2 megapixel is OK for everyday and not so expensive a camera but 4 megapixel though pricey you wont regret the quality improvement. I use an Olympus Camedia C4040 zoom because it has a superfast 1.8mm lens which is great for night shots and gives you a more shake-free and sharper result under ordinary conditions. We are talking £400-ish last year but you can get now for less.

I took some night shots at this years Carnaval in Nice with which I was pleased. With this you can print up to 10"x8" a good quality colour photo from the resulting 750k jpeg. A £40 128mb smart media card gives you 120-sh high quality photos- again and again and again. Consider it.

If you want to judge for yourself some of my humble pix are on-line at Patrick Murris's wonderful Nice site: http://www.alpix.com/nice/default.htm

There are some pictures here I took at Carnaval the other week - Patrick kindly put them up online. They are shrunk down to one eighth of their original file size to speed up the download time, but they give you some idea what a fast quakity digital can do.

Decision is over to you.

Best regards, whatever you decide

Andrew

 

 

 

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Posted by The Master of Disguise - 15 years ago

I found you can get them pretty cheap if you are willing to sacrifice the LCD display on the back

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Posted by Toasty-184393 - 15 years ago

Cheers for the feedback so far.  So many factors to consider, and yes I will have to polish the already shiney credit card.Toasty