£200 ($370ish) Compact Cameras

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.
 

SpookTheHamster

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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.
 

davidjearly

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OwlsAndApples said:
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.
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 http://www.pixmania.co.uk and http://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
 

crap freakboy

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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.
 

OwlsAndApples

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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.
Thanks I'll definitely keep that in mind. :cool:
 

cube

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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.
 
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