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PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2007 7:36 pm 
East Midlands AEC
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Time for the old Canon Ixus V3 to retire, 3.2mps and 10fps video... :?

Need a new one, want at least 7mps, but more importantly want decent video quality min 640x480 @30fps.

Anybody got any recommendations? Have looked at Canon Ixus 70, Sony Cyber-shot W200 and Casio Exilim EX-S770 - these are the sort of thing I am looking at but am not sure which to get.

Oh and needs to be under £200 (happy to buy off Ebay if necessary - or if you have one I might consider 2nd hand).


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2007 8:27 pm 
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I have always had Canon in the past. The more recent ones i hate :twisted: so much i kicked it into touch. And felt a lot better for it. I had a Nikon but again rubbish. These were all in your price range. If i was to go buying again then i'd buy Panasonic or Fuji Beware high picsols don't always mean great pictures. In bad light/conditions it could be a lot worse than a lower camera.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2007 8:41 pm 
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I've been using a Sony DSC-N2 for 9 months

10mp, nice touch screen controls, lots of settings, seems to do what you require for video


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2007 11:07 pm 
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Panasonic Lumix TZ3 - wide angle & 10x optical zoom.

I really rate mine , but the software is crap compared to say what you get with a canon (zoombrowser)

Don't get hooked up on the number of Megapixels - anything over 5 or 6 and it becomes an irrelevance.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2007 11:23 pm 
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Ed,

don't get beguiled by the number of PegaMixels necessarily, more isn't always better. It more depends on the sensor's capabilities.

I have a 7mp Ixus for carrying about all the time, just in case, and it's pretty good. Gets noisy in low light as with more pegamixels and small sensors does.

You can get better quality with the power shots but they aren't as pretty or small.

Don't know anything about video I'm afraid.

Can't really go wrong with either canon or nikon i think. But the others make good compacts too and it seems a shame to squeeze out the littler guys in these markets as well as has been done with DSLR's.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2007 11:52 pm 
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sage words you guys - thanks.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 31, 2007 12:30 am 
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I had fuji cameras for the last few years never had an issue with them and the pics are always quality


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 31, 2007 12:05 pm 
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the only thing to bare in mind with fuji cameras is they use their own XD format cards. No biggy just a minor annoyance.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 31, 2007 10:31 pm 
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Xd picture cards are cheap as chips if you shop round so makes it no big setback and with a decent card reader you got it covered anyway if dont want to use the usb camera to pc connection


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2008 8:58 pm 
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I bought one of these last year for £90:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/B000B69IDI

Great camera...too big for lugging around every day but the rest of the features on it are great....10x Optical Zoom is very good and pix are great


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