Half decent digital camera for a £100 budget?

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Half decent digital camera for a £100 budget?

Postby Pinno » Wed Nov 28, 2012 12:03 pm

Any recommendations ?

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Re: Half decent digital camera for a £100 budget?

Postby daviesee » Wed Nov 28, 2012 12:05 pm

If it was me then I would be looking at second hand DSLRs but that depends on what you want it for.
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Re: Half decent digital camera for a £100 budget?

Postby thistle (MBNW) » Wed Nov 28, 2012 12:51 pm

How desperate are you for it?

I got a compact camera a couple of years ago in the January sales for £99 (reduced from £199). It takes reasonably good pictures but has limited features.

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Re: Half decent digital camera for a £100 budget?

Postby GiantMike » Wed Nov 28, 2012 13:55 pm

This is a good site to get reviews on any recommendations.

From experience the quality of the optics makes more difference than the number of pixels. My best ever compact digital was a 2.1 megapixel Sony camera with a great lens.

I've had 3 different Samsungs so far and they have all been sh!t.
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Re: Half decent digital camera for a £100 budget?

Postby Pinno » Wed Nov 28, 2012 14:24 pm

thistle (MBNW) wrote:How desperate are you for it?

I got a compact camera a couple of years ago in the January sales for £99 (reduced from £199). It takes reasonably good pictures but has limited features.


What model ?
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Re: Half decent digital camera for a £100 budget?

Postby Pinno » Wed Nov 28, 2012 14:24 pm

GiantMike wrote:This is a good site to get reviews on any recommendations.

From experience the quality of the optics makes more difference than the number of pixels. My best ever compact digital was a 2.1 megapixel Sony camera with a great lens.

I've had 3 different Samsungs so far and they have all been sh!t.


Which Sony ?
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Re: Half decent digital camera for a £100 budget?

Postby GiantMike » Wed Nov 28, 2012 14:34 pm

pinarello001 wrote:Which Sony ?


Sony DSC-S50. Images here: http://www.dpchallenge.com/camera.php?CAMERA_ID=157
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Re: Half decent digital camera for a £100 budget?

Postby MoscowFlyer » Wed Nov 28, 2012 14:49 pm

Depending on what you have, these days you could get just as good if not better from your mobile phone than a £100 compact.

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Re: Half decent digital camera for a £100 budget?

Postby Zendog1 » Wed Nov 28, 2012 18:29 pm

OK it's £20 over budget but this one:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Fujifilm-FinePi ... 975&sr=1-1

I have the 12mp version and it's way better than half decent.


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Re: Half decent digital camera for a £100 budget?

Postby Pinno » Wed Nov 28, 2012 20:58 pm

Bloody hell. Bidded on this:

Dogs bollox

I wasn't here and it went for a song a £62.00 !! Don't know what it would have gone for had we got into a bidding war and thats what i'll console myself with.
I bought this based on reviews of Sony and GiantMike - Zeiss lens, 16mp:

Okay, nothin fancy

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Re: Half decent digital camera for a £100 budget?

Postby Headhuunter » Thu Nov 29, 2012 09:15 am

Try DP Review....

http://www.dpreview.com/
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Re: Half decent digital camera for a £100 budget?

Postby Fevmeister » Thu Nov 29, 2012 18:44 pm

Buy mine off me!!! It's a brand new Nikon cool pix l120. Cost me 240 quid and only used it for taking photos on one day for a small uni assignment! Hasn't come out the carry bag since! Would come with rechargeable batteries with charging station, 8gb sd card and carrycase! Still have the box too with guides, CDs etc.... Could do it for 150?

Edit: 14 mega pixel and 24x zoom

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Re: Half decent digital camera for a £100 budget?

Postby carrock » Thu Nov 29, 2012 18:57 pm

I Have panasonic Lumix for sale as just bought a new one.

12 x optical zoom, usual bells and whistles, rechargeable, everything included. Cost £200+, on a buy it now for £70

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/160930558657? ... 1555.l2649

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Re: Half decent digital camera for a £100 budget?

Postby Pinno » Fri Nov 30, 2012 16:05 pm

I bought the Sony - thanks for the offers folks. The OH put tremendous pressure on me and I relented. I'll trade the concession with some time off to pedal the metal. Don't worry, the trousers shift from person to person in this quirky menage a quatre. 1 woman + 2 girls and me. Outnumbered.
When the girls grow up and their menstrual cycles syncronise, muggins will have to go away for a week here and there :D :D Guess what i'll be doing...
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