£100 - £120 camera

Discussion in 'Photography' started by the Guru!, 12 Sep 2008.

  1. the Guru!

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    Could you reccomend a decent didital camera for the above price?

    I know nothing about cameras apart from more mega pixels the better?
    Thanks -
     
  2. LondonDragon

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    Not necessarily, the lens in the camera is more important than the mega pixels! Above 6 MP is more if you want to make large prints otherwise is pretty much useless.
     
  3. JamesM

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    Fuji S5700.

    £79-£99

    My pics are taken with it - link in sig :)
     
  4. the Guru!

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    Thanks James mate.

    Anymore suggestions?
     
  5. Rob33

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    Not necessarily, the lens in the camera is more important than the mega pixels! Above 6 MP is more if you want to make large prints otherwise is pretty much useless.[/quote]

    Too right - and how many people actually make large prints? Not many, I bet. But I guess it looks impressive when you're waving a 12Mp camera around :D

    Looking at the Jessops catalogue, it seems that 7Mp is entry level now for compacts, with 8 or 10, being the norm.

    The S5700 gets good reviews - a few niggles about purple fringing from the lens.

    James, have you used yours for sports photography at all? Just wondering if there were any focussing or shutter lag issues with moving objects. My old 2Mp Pentax is a bit weak in this department.
     
  6. JamesM

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    Not yet mate, but google search for S5700 and there are some great motorsport images taken with the Fuji :)
     
  7. the Guru!

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    Well, im gonna go for the Fuji S5700, now ive just gotta figure out how to use it properly :lol:
     
  8. Rob33

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    I can't find any :( :oops:
     
  9. JamesM

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  10. Rob33

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    Thanks for those links James :D


    When you get it, you might want to register with this user group............... http://www.flickr.com/groups/s5700/
     
  11. the Guru!

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    Cheers lads. Very grateful!! :D
     
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