Digital camera's

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    MikeT Outlet Forums Contributor VIP Member

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    Hope this is ok in chit chat?

    I have an (old now) Olympus digital still camera and feel its time to upgrade to a later model. I have £32 in vouchers for Argos so would like to spend them ;)

    I dont want anything ultra, just a point and shoot with a viewfinder and optical zoom, £150 tops is my cheapo budget.

    I would prefer to stay with Olympus but try to sway me if you must ;)

    Got lots of AA rechargables so thats what I want it to use again.

    Ideas anyone from the Argos list or otherwise?

    http://www.argos.co.uk
     
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    Thanks all for the replies, I am looking still, the Cannons look fine, they use sd cards which I have and AA batteries ;) The prices look ok too.
    I will wait and keep looking for a week or so and see what offers turn up like at Boots who seem to be big in discounting camera's atm.
    I will take a look at Fuji's too, though I am not a fan of theirs for some reason that escapes me atm.
    Argos just dont seem to be on the ball with discounts at this time.
     
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    In that price range I'd definately recommend Canon - their lenses are second to none and I've not seen any other portables that can reproduce the same picture quality :)

    Personally I have the IXUS430 and love it, it's not overly rich in features but it has everything I've ever needed and can be as manual or as automatic as you like. Perfect size for carrying around in your pocket without compromising on quality!

    The newer version of the 430 is the 40 (4mp), which can be had for around £190, however if your budget can't be stretched there is the 30 (3mp) can be had for less than £150. Definately gets my thumbs up!

    http://www.pixmania.co.uk/uk/uk/56955/art/canon/digital-ixus-30.html?srcid=37&rd=1
     
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    Disclaimer: I know sod all about cameras.

    I got one of the amazon Kodak dx7440 cameras mentioned on thedvdforums for £125 with a case. Does everything I could want and more, picture quality seems top notch too. It doesnt use standard batteries but I picked up a long(er) life spare from ebay for under a tenner.

    It also does a reasonable job of video/audio too in native quicktime format
     
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    I too know sod all about cameras! ;)

    I thinkI have made my mind up, now try to disswade me.

    Cannon Powershot A510 3.2mp, 4x optical.

    My local Jessops have stock at £165, Ebuyer have them at £123 delivered or £147 delivered with a 512Mb sd card.
    Jessops seem to think they can pricematch or get close using Dabs price but I noticed Dabs have no stock now so thats a non starter, will have to see what happens with Ebuyer as a pricematch tomorrow.
     
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    Jessops couldnt pricematch ebuyer so I went to Digital camera co and got Cannon Powershot A510 3.2mp, 4x optical with 2yr warantee for £127 delivered ;)
     
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    As has been said loads of times so far....

    Canon :p


    Ixus 500 owner & it's a great piece of kit, I'm sure you'll be happy with the A510 :)
     
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    TNT just arrived with a couple of Dell boxes, shortly followed by postie with a special delivery Canon A510 ;)

    Now which to open first....sod it Canon wins, back later :happy:
     
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    Guess I'll have to have a kneb when I got home :p
     
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    Don't bother, they're crap!! lol :rofl2:
     
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    Oh now come on, 5mins after unpacking it.... :happy:
     
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    Get those bricks cleared away ;)
     
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    I like cannon. Mike T, what is your experience now?
     
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