Decent Digital Camera For £100ish?

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Chrismcfall, Dec 4, 2006.

  1. Chrismcfall macrumors 6502

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    Hello! So, I've been looking for a new digital camera to replace my old one.(Packard Bell 2mp:eek: ) Is there a good choice in the price range I want? One camera I saw for quite cheap was this: http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/5605321.htm I see it doesn't have a rechargeable battery like other Olympus cameras I've seen, is that such a big deal?
    Also, I would quite like a Mju Mini, but I haven't seen them in the shops for ages now, can you still get them?
    Cheers, Chrismcfall
     
  2. amiga macrumors 6502

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  3. Chrismcfall thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I quite like the look of that, but how would the battery life be with AA batteries?
     
  4. Kissaragi macrumors 68020

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    How about an excellent older camera off ebay, like the Fuji f10?
     
  5. Chrismcfall thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I'm afraid ebay isn't an option for me, But that Fuji camera looks great! A camera I would really want would be an Olympus Mju Mini, any chance of that in stores?
     
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    Youd really need to buy some NIMH rechargeable AA batteries and a charger. Digital cameras absolutely eat batteries, even the best non rechargeable AA's (upwards of £5 for 4) will only last for around 10-20 shots
     
  8. jack-abs macrumors newbie

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    FUJIFILM FINEPIX F10 Digital Camera

    Chemistry: LI-ION
    Volts: 3.6V
    Capacity: 1800mAh
    Dimension: 53.00x35.30x11.00mm
    Net Weight: 48.00g
    Color: BLACK
     
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    Doesn't Canon sell some dirt-cheap models? I think it's called the A410 or something of that sort. It's still 5 MP or so, I believe. It's also a decent camera. My friend has one. The LCD is very small, but oh well.....it's cheap as chips.
     
  10. Macky-Mac macrumors 68030

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    10 to 20 shots??? where did you get that? I regularly get around 300 shots from non-rechargable AA's and that's not even using "the best" batteries
     
  11. Grakkle macrumors 6502a

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    You absolutely must have rechargeables. If you can get lithium, that's best. Digital cameras do eat batteries too quickly for non-rechargeables to be at all a good option.

    I have an Olympus FE-190 myself. It was about $180is U.S., so that would be about £100. It's solid, tiny, and takes good pictures. And it has it's own rechargeable lithium. It's a good camera.

    The worst thing about it is you can't get a dock for it, so the battery has to be taken out to be charged.
     
  12. mcmadhatter macrumors 6502

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    How about a secondhand camera from a camera shop? LCE are good in that respect, but quite a few big towns/cities might have a local camera shop tucked away.

    Quite often they take trade-ins for buying new products, adn then sell the trade-ins on as secondhand in the shop. This also means there can be some "negotiation" on the price.

    I'd go and have a chat with the people there to see if they have any suggestions for your price range.
     
  13. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    Most of these should be ok... and probably cheaper elsewhere... :)

    (I'd stay away from the HPs, though, but they aren't the cheapest, either)
     

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