£200 ($370ish) Compact Cameras

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by OwlsAndApples, Oct 27, 2006.

  1. OwlsAndApples macrumors 6502a

    OwlsAndApples

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    I'm looking into buying a (max budget) £200 point-and-shoot for a friend. Any recommendations? Important factors are: ease of use, optical zoom, quick shutter times and a generally good lookin' piece of kit I guess :) .
    Has anyone got a camera of this sorta price range? Thanks alot.
     
  2. SpookTheHamster macrumors 65816

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    I bought a Fuji E900 last week for about £150, which is below your budget. I'm not a fan of P&S cameras, but I was surprised by it's capabilities.
     
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    Look out for the Fuji F30 - It is simply the best in it's class with absolutely stunning high ISO, low light photography. This is available for around £170 or less. Check out www.pixmania.co.uk and www.amazon.com

    It has recently been updated to the F31 (not sure if it is out though) but the features of it are not worth the significant extra you pay for it.

    David
     
  4. OwlsAndApples thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Save your money m8. Got the Ixus750 after my IxusII dies. The ISO doesnt go that high yet is rather noisy and the auto focusing is rather hit and miss.
    If it hadn't been a surprise replacement from the missis I'd have taken it back.
    More than anything else I wish it had some some of anti-shake function as I take mostly pics of the kids. Should have gone for the Fuji suggested.
     
  6. OwlsAndApples thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks I'll definitely keep that in mind. :cool:
     
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    Just look at this

    F31 will be available in UK in late November. Maybe they have fixed some of the issues with the F30.
     
  9. OwlsAndApples thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I've been looking at those, though all of a sudden my friend doesn't seem so keen for a camera :( which is annoying.

    I might just buy that camera for myself then!
     

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