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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by batsman, 15 May 2004.

  1. batsman

    batsman the quiet one

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    guy suggest us some decent 'entry' level camera's as thinking of getting one.

    looking to spend about £150 - £250 maybe £300.

    if its a recomendation like, "i've got this one" maybe upload an image so i can see the quality.

    ta
     
  2. Highland3r

    Highland3r Minimodder

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    nikon coolpix X100 series, GREAT cams, nice image quality, well worth the investment.
    Nice image quality, good modes...
    This is a macro pic, will go closer still... it maybe be quite large though..
    clicky
     
  3. MarcelloRupelli

    MarcelloRupelli What's a Dremel?

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    I picked up a Canon S400 in January and I love it. Really tiny, well-built and really good picture quality for a mid-range digital camera. I think it was around $350US. Picked up a couple spare batteries on Ebay ($8 for both!) and a 256 meg compact flash card. I went out one day and took about 280 pics of the buildings here at 2.0 megapixels. Left the camera on with the lcd screen on about half the time and got about 270 pics before I had to swap batteries.
     
  4. Pookeyhead

    Pookeyhead It's big, and it's clever.

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    For sheer value the Nikon Coolpix2200 is hard to beat IMO. The 3200 is effectively the same cam with higher res. Both good value snaphot cams.

    Here's a random pic taken straight from the 2200. click
     
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  5. Rich_13

    Rich_13 What's a Dremel?

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    just to be different: i love my cannon ixus i :rock: v cool looking 2
     
  6. Xen0phobiak

    Xen0phobiak SMEGHEADS!

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    The ixus are really nice cams. Consider the casio 4000 or 5700 cameras if you can find them. My 3500 has a superb image quality, and allthough a compact camera, you can 'bolt on' a few wide angle and telephoto lenses with the casio adapter.

    ebay linkie
     
  7. batsman

    batsman the quiet one

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    been having a quick look through dabs

    can get the canon ixus 500 for £320 i've also seen a HP one photosmart 945 which seams well spec'd plus it uses SD which i already have 256 spare.

    anyone had any experience with hp camera's
     
  8. Pookeyhead

    Pookeyhead It's big, and it's clever.

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    Yes I have.... avoid. I can't speak for them all, but the ones I have used were poorly built, with terrible LCDs, awful viewfinders, and crap lenses.
     
  9. Andrewv

    Andrewv What's a Dremel?

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    try to find Olympus C-730 UZ or Nikon Coolpix 4300
     
  10. phaSe

    phaSe What's a Dremel?

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    ebuyer have the Pentax Optio S4 for around £200, a bargain!
    pick up a decent sized card for another £50 and youre sorted :thumb:


    RoB
     
  11. batsman

    batsman the quiet one

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    done a bit more looking

    the canon G5 komplett have that for £389 (best scene so far)
    the nikon 5400 i've seen for £429

    still more investigation to do G5 at the mo i think
     
  12. Simmy

    Simmy Minimodder

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    Recently bought a canon A80 for £230 from Pixmania. Still getting to grips with it as the manual is in french! But it does some good stuff. The auto function isn't the best, but as soon as you get to grips with the manual settings, you can do some stunning photos. The camera also has a function to join photo's together like this (only used two photo's in this example - plus you really need a tripod to keep it steady). The videos it does aren't bad either :) I'm sure the camera can do better phot's than i've shown you, i'm just an amateur tho. Here is a review of the camera and pics of what it looks like.
     
  13. Hallq16

    Hallq16 What's a Dremel?

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    I completely agree - Canon A80 is best camera you can get at this price :rock: It takes GREAT macro photos (perfect for a casemodder to display his/her work :thumb: ) Automatic settings are good, but also you can experiment with manual settings and get some great photos. Few good things to add... you can rotate/swivel (whatever was the word) the LCD, so if you take macro shot of a bug for example, you dont need to lie down to bug's level, instead you'll turn LCD and take the picture. And Canon A80 uses AA-type (rechargeable) batteries, so if rechargeables run out, you can just purchase 4xAA and keep shooting.

    If this photo doesnt rock, i dont know, what does! :rock: :)
     
  14. batsman

    batsman the quiet one

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    i've got one now.

    picked up the Canon G5 at lunch for £367 as jessops did internet price match.

    will upload some pics as soon as i can as got a few things to do tonight.
     

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