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If you had 200


last ten 10 416 Isle of Man
26 Feb 2013 9:09PM
OK if you had 200 to spare which digital compact camera would you consider buying and why?

I sort of fancy a camera that fits in my pocket has a decent zoom range and 12+ Megapixels.

Most of all I really want a good finished image that truly represents the piccie that I have captured!

OK I could stretch the budget a tiny bit more but not by much Wink

Any advice or pointers would be appreciated.

Peter

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cameracat e2
11 8.6k 61 Norfolk Island
26 Feb 2013 9:49PM
Hi Peter, Without a shadow of a doubt, I would buy this one , Check the spec of this one time 400 quid compact, Reduced in price because a new model is around.....Sad

Yup! A new model that does not have the very tidy optical viewfinder that this older and outdated 7100 has.....LOL....Grin

Those sunny days when the screens are almost impossible to see, You just can't beat a viewfinder, Optical or EVF.

Anyhow check out the spec on that P7100 , To see what I mean....Wink
User_Removed 7 736 4
27 Feb 2013 1:50AM
You are using a compact. I'd keep the money in your pocket or, if you must, invest in either a flash gun or a reflector.
last ten 10 416 Isle of Man
27 Feb 2013 7:54PM
Thank you cameracat, lovely little camera, will have a think about that one which is not a bad price Smile

Peter
last ten 10 416 Isle of Man
27 Feb 2013 7:55PM

Quote:You are using a compact. I'd keep the money in your pocket or, if you must, invest in either a flash gun or a reflector.

Thanks but I need a camera not a flash or reflector Smile

Peter
Paul Morgan e2
13 16.1k 6 England
27 Feb 2013 8:08PM
I thought you had an x10 Peter, that Nikon is slightly larger, to big for a pocket.
27 Feb 2013 8:16PM
canon powershot 220
last ten 10 416 Isle of Man
27 Feb 2013 8:16PM
Hi Paul

I still have the X10 and I love it, really want a compact to take to work and use as a second camera Smile
Paul Morgan e2
13 16.1k 6 England
27 Feb 2013 8:19PM
For your line of work then Peter something from the tough range.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Olympus-TOUGH-8010-Digital-Camera-Midnight/dp/B00318CUM4
last ten 10 416 Isle of Man
27 Feb 2013 8:23PM
Thanks Paul

Would still prefer a nice pocketable camera, suppose I want everything but the big prices!

Peter
Paul Morgan e2
13 16.1k 6 England
27 Feb 2013 8:27PM
Paul Morgan e2
13 16.1k 6 England
27 Feb 2013 8:31PM
200 will not get you a lot these days Smile
Sooty_1 e2
4 1.3k 203 United Kingdom
27 Feb 2013 8:49PM
I'd buy a secondhand Panasonic LX5.
Carabosse e2
11 39.7k 269 England
27 Feb 2013 8:55PM
For pocketable, as in shirt-pocketable, you might want to look at this the Sony TX55 .

I have to declare an interest.............. I took delivery of mine today. Grin But I didn't pay the new price; I saved about 70 by buying 'nearly-new'. Wink

Only taken a few pics and video clips so far but the quality seems decent enough. Although it is roughly the size of a credit card, it has a similar sized sensor to most compacts, i.e. 1/2.3".
Paul Morgan e2
13 16.1k 6 England
27 Feb 2013 9:16PM
Are these two camera`s suitable for a working fireman though Smile

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