Looking for a new camera.

Euan Knox
6th April 2010, 18:53
I am looking to buy a new digital camera. My current camera has an sd memory card so sticking with sd might save some money.I have my eye on some good looking ones here
http://www.play.com/Electronics/Electronics/4-/14278980/Fuji-Film-FinePix-S1800-12-Megapixel-18x-Optical-Zoom-3-0-LCD-Digital-Camera/Product.html
http://www.jessops.com/online.store/products/75243/show.html.
http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/5593543.htm?tag=ar:cat:p:digicam:fuji
I have about 150-170 to spend so any ideas on good high spec cameras for that sort of price.
cheers
Euan

sparkie2182
6th April 2010, 19:43
Take a good look at the range of cameras in ASDA.

One full year no quibble guarantee............money back.

benjidog
6th April 2010, 19:50
Hi Euan,

I would seriously consider looking at second hand SLRs rather than cameras with integrated lenses. Something like a Canon EOS of some kind which has the advantage that you can add lenses of different focal length and move them on to the next camera when you get a bit more money.

Jacobs do regular lists of "pre-owned" cameras that you can download from HERE (http://www.jacobsdigital.co.uk/index.php?target=pages&page_id=preowned).

Euan Knox
6th April 2010, 20:17
A SLR is just a bit to far for me just now maybe in a few years when i learn more about them and all the different lenses and the likes because just now i dont have a clue about SLR cameras.

gkh151
6th April 2010, 22:41
Hi Euan,

http://www.warehouseexpress.com/category/basecategory.aspx?cat03=3064&brand=84

Take a look at the link above they do a better selection of cameras and equipment than all the companies you have looked at and do some brilliant deals. I buy nearly all my photography gear from them and find them 100% reliable and never unwilling to help with any query or concern.

I agree with Benjidog's comment about SLR's and believe me they we be no more diificult to find your way around than the camera's you are looking at. Nearly all digitals come with auto mode which does everything for you and the rest you can learn at your leisure as your confidence increases. I hope this helps you and I wish you happy photographing with your new camera.

Regards.
Graham

jimthehat
6th April 2010, 22:58
A SLR is just a bit to far for me just now maybe in a few years when i learn more about them and all the different lenses and the likes because just now i dont have a clue about SLR cameras.

EUAN,
i recently bought a panasonic lumix bridge camera,18mp and 35 optical zoom and it has all the advantages of a true SLR without all the lenses,i am still messing around with all the options ,but it has an intellegent auto mode which does everything,I am very pleased.

jim

macca57
26th April 2010, 22:32
A SLR is just a bit to far for me just now maybe in a few years when i learn more about them and all the different lenses and the likes because just now i dont have a clue about SLR cameras.

Hi Euan,
An SLR (single reflex camera) is not as complicated as it seems. When you look through the view finder at your picture you are actually looking through the lens of the camera. When you click the mirrow moves up and he presto your photo is taken.
A lot of the smaller digi cameras rely on photos taken by viewing the screen and not through the lens, this causes problems in bright days as the screen cannot be viewed easily, wheras looking through an eyepiece eliminates this problem.
Argos has a number of Fuji (I have owned two and they are excellent) DSLR's in your price range.

John Rogers
27th April 2010, 23:41
I just bought a Nikon D3000,my first SLR camera,I was a little worried at first but read the owners manual twice and I was OK with it,the hardest part was attaching the carrying straps. What I like it has a point and shoot setting that lets the camera do the settings.

Thats the way to go.

John.

mikeg
28th April 2010, 15:27
I got a Canon IXUS 980 IS (14.7 Mega Pixels) because it can fit easily into a pocket and I'm delighted with the picture and movie quality. I was fed up with 'house brick' sized digital cameras soley because of their size.

Mike

Pat McCardle
28th April 2010, 16:51
Just had a look at a mate Sony DSC-W380, 14.1mp with a sweep panorama & the shots he has took are crystal clear see

http://www.sony.co.uk/product/dsc-w-series/dsc-w380

They are available for less than 200

mikeg
28th April 2010, 17:49
I should have included some images for the Canon IXUS 980 IS.
Here they are: http://www.photographyblog.com/reviews_canon_digital_ixus_980_is_3.php
(Make sure you click on pics twice for high resolution) Not bad for a pocket sized camera eh?