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Deaf Spacker

Hey guys its my first post in this section so be gentle :p

I'm looking to get into photography and as such I need a digital camera, my budget is from 200-300 UK pounds and other requirements are:

Comes with rechargable batterie(s)

Includes carrying case/pouch

Must be lightweight and fairly small

Tripod is not a must but would be a bonus :)

I have no brand loyalty so recommend any brand

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Lan88

i saw this link worth checking out. I'm not so sure about the pricing in UK, but since you are looking a digital camera, i'd prefer any compacts from canon and pansonic. the powershot series and the lumix fx9's or the lz2's are my pick.

however you did mention about rechargables so, im not so sure about that. most canon compacts use double AA batteries :yes:

and one more thing, get a compact camera that has manual controls, so that you can experiment with it :D

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Brandon

Canon's SD series is popular, along with the A610 and A620. If you wanted somthing a bit bigger but better zoom look at the Panasonic FZ5

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Pink Floyd

I'd say any Nikon because they hae their own batteries with the nikon charger

otherwise, I'd say Canon

look at http://www.dpreview.com the only site you need IMO

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killtoskate1217

Canon, something in the SD series. You can go for a SD400, which is a 5MP camera w/ 2" screen. Or the SD450, which is basically the same thing, except it has a 2.5" screen. Then you have the SD500 and 550, the 550 has 7.1MP. They all have tripod capabilities, rechargable li-ion batteries, the whole nine. I had a SD450 myself, and its lightweight, compact, easy to use, but great quality.

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sask

canon powershot sd400 ;)

I've owned two Canon SD series cameras. The SD 200 and just got the SD 400. I absolutley love my SD400. It has everything I want in a camera.

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Lan88

Tripod is not a must but would be a bonus :)

quick question, what do you mean by that line? er, does mean it must come with a tripod or something else.... :blink:

:laugh:

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Deaf Spacker

quick question, what do you mean by that line? er, does mean it must come with a tripod or something else.... :blink:

:laugh:

I meant being able to use a tripod with the camera would be a bonus :p

Cheers for the suggestions guys, I'm gonna check out the sites mentioned :)

I was checking out the Sony Cybershot T3 Digital Camera. Any thoughts on that?

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Lan88

as far as i know all camera's are able to use tripods :D

hmm, i don't really dig camera's that don't come without manual controls and abit of optical zoom... i'm not a sony user so i'm not that sure about the camera. it does look similar to a nikon coolpix s3 and some of the other thin point-and-shoot cameras...

here's a good review of the T33. Clicky.

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Deaf Spacker

Right I've set my eyes on this beauty can anyone give me their opinion? If I get it I'll buy a 512mb memory stick to go with it.

EDIT: Just spotted this which is cheaper then the Sony, I'm torn between the two! Help! :(

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Lan88

from a review here it looks okay. although i've never seen a touch screen on a camera before. :laugh:

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Deaf Spacker

Currently reading a review on the Nikon and it seems impressive

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Syxxpacc

Currently reading a review on the Nikon and it seems impressive

well if u dig that nikon then also take a look at the panasonic lumix fz5 :) i bought it and im happy with it and lan88 also has this ubercamera :) it has a 12x optical zoom and is a 5MP camera. Nikon has 8x optical zoom and has 8MP but then again the MP difference wouldnt give u any quality advantage. If i was between this nikon or panasonic fz5 i would go with the fz5 because i just love it :)

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Koolslacker

canon powershot sd400 ;)

I second that. In fact, if you can find SD450 or SD550, go with that. Couple of my friends have SD cameras and they all love it. It is easy to use and the image quality is simply amazing.

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Deaf Spacker

Can anyone link me to UK sites selling the SD cameras? Argos and even cameraworld.co.uk don't seem to sell them :/

Edit: Is the SD series known as a different series in the UK?

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Deaf Spacker

Canon PowerShot SD400 = (Digital IXUS 50)

Canon PowerShot SD500 = (Digital IXUS 700)

Canon PowerShot SD300 = (Digital IXUS 40)

Canon PowerShot S500 = (Digital IXUS 500)

u can find more from http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/specs/Canon/ :)

Thanks man thats cleared up my confusion (Y)

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Syxxpacc

no problem :) also yes i have to agree with others the canon IXUS series seems to be one of the best compacts on the market and ppl are delighted with the IXUS series performance

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Deaf Spacker

I am now going to get the SD550, its not cheap though at 309 UK pounds but I'll manage it :p

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Deaf Spacker

Yup :p Does it come with a recharagable battery? Infact does it come with anything? :|

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Danellis

I might be a bit too late here but let me reccomend the Fuji F10... Bought it a couple of weeks ago and it's fantastic. It's available everywhere - Amazon.co.uk, John Lewis, Dixons...

I paid ?200 although it is available on amazon at ?190.

Really do reccomend it! Feel free to ask me any questions about it.

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Master Shake

I got a Kodak Z760 for Christmas and so far it seems really nice. It comes with a dock and a rechargable battery.

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