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last ten
last ten  10416 forum posts Isle Of Man
26 Feb 2013 - 9:09 PM

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
cameracat  108578 forum posts Norfolk Island61 Constructive Critique Points
26 Feb 2013 - 9:49 PM

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 A new model that does not have the very tidy optical viewfinder that this older and outdated 7100 has.....LOL....Grin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

Last Modified By cameracat at 26 Feb 2013 - 9:50 PM
User_Removed
27 Feb 2013 - 1:50 AM

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
last ten  10416 forum posts Isle Of Man
27 Feb 2013 - 7:54 PM

Thank you cameracat, lovely little camera, will have a think about that one which is not a bad price Smile

Peter

last ten
last ten  10416 forum posts Isle Of Man
27 Feb 2013 - 7:55 PM


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
Paul Morgan e2 Member 1315396 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
27 Feb 2013 - 8:08 PM

I thought you had an x10 Peter, that Nikon is slightly larger, to big for a pocket.

youmightlikethis
youmightlikethis e2 Member 121015 forum postsyoumightlikethis vcard Scotland
27 Feb 2013 - 8:16 PM

canon powershot 220

last ten
last ten  10416 forum posts Isle Of Man
27 Feb 2013 - 8:16 PM

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
Paul Morgan e2 Member 1315396 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
27 Feb 2013 - 8:19 PM

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
last ten  10416 forum posts Isle Of Man
27 Feb 2013 - 8:23 PM

Thanks Paul

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

Peter

Paul Morgan
Paul Morgan e2 Member 1315396 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
27 Feb 2013 - 8:27 PM

Or this

http://www.wexphotographic.com/buy-olympus-stylus-tough-tg-830-red-digital-camer...

Paul Morgan
Paul Morgan e2 Member 1315396 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
27 Feb 2013 - 8:31 PM

200 will not get you a lot these days Smile

Sooty_1
Sooty_1 Critique Team 41207 forum posts United Kingdom198 Constructive Critique Points
27 Feb 2013 - 8:49 PM

I'd buy a secondhand Panasonic LX5.

Carabosse
Carabosse e2 Member 1139463 forum postsCarabosse vcard England269 Constructive Critique Points
27 Feb 2013 - 8:55 PM

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
Paul Morgan e2 Member 1315396 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
27 Feb 2013 - 9:16 PM

Are these two camera`s suitable for a working fireman though Smile

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