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The best digital Camera to buy?


roxpix 18 2.2k 11 Scotland
8 Dec 2005 3:40AM
I'd suggest you look at the Canon PowerShot S2 IS

When looking at a compact digital camera one of the features that is really handy is a pull out tilt-and-swivel LCD monitor, this camera also has an Optical Image Stabilizer to help avoid camera shake and has 5MP

Price new from around 340 in the ePz shop
Carabosse 18 41.7k 270 England
8 Dec 2005 3:42AM
If you want good quality images but don't want a DSLR, the Sony R1 seems to be in the lead at the moment.

But check that its zoom range, at the tele end, is adequate for your needs. Otherwise you may end up having to buy a teleconverter lens, which sort of defeats the object a bit!
park my ferret 17 1.0k United Kingdom
8 Dec 2005 4:48AM
yep, and with the noise levels on the sony you can have that snowy xmas effect on every shot!! Wink
Carabosse 18 41.7k 270 England
8 Dec 2005 4:51AM
Try reading the review before making daft comments, PMF!

Wink

PS: I don't get noise on my shirt-pocket sized Sony!
digicammad 18 22.0k 40 United Kingdom
8 Dec 2005 4:59AM

Quote:Low noise levels up to ISO 400, usable but NR affected ISO 800, noisy ISO 1600


Doesn't look any worse than most cameras of that sort of price, including SLRs.


Take a look at page 27 of that review, the conclusions. If you think you can live with the cons then that may be the camera for you. If you don't, then you are probably going to have to bite the bullet and get an SLR because many of them are the same for any fixed lens camera, especially the EVF.


Ian
park my ferret 17 1.0k United Kingdom
8 Dec 2005 4:59AM
I suppose I'm anti sony cos I made the mistake of buying the 828. But I just read the review and you're right, so I'll revise my comment ... instead of a snowy effect, it will just look like sludge! Wink

...*covers head and ducks*
sillyconguru 17 4.4k
8 Dec 2005 5:00AM
ROTFL!!!
Carabosse 18 41.7k 270 England
8 Dec 2005 5:06AM

Quote:I made the mistake of buying the 828


Oh well we all make mistakes! I bought its excellent predecessor, the F717...... which should have become unavailable a very long time ago, but seems to be still on sale: it's one reason why I bought another Sony! Smile
park my ferret 17 1.0k United Kingdom
8 Dec 2005 5:09AM
I agree, I had and loved the 717 which is why I went for the 828.

By the way ... do you like the colour purple? Wink
digicammad 18 22.0k 40 United Kingdom
8 Dec 2005 5:11AM
I had all their predecessors, the Mavica FD-71.

640x480, those were the days. :0)
Carabosse 18 41.7k 270 England
8 Dec 2005 5:28AM
The media dept of one of the London universities was using old Mavicas until just a few weeks ago!
digicammad 18 22.0k 40 United Kingdom
8 Dec 2005 5:39AM
There is still an FD Mavica for sale new, the FD200. Not sure I would want to cart enough floppies around for a collection of 2mp images though. :0)

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