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Old Apr 14, 2003, 2:30 PM   #1
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hi all

this is my first post and my first digital camera purchase so if you could all bear with me that'd be cool

as i'm from the UK i get paid a poor wage so can't afford much between 150-200 (ku pounds) - which is between $235-$315 (us dollars) but know what i'd like in the camera......

* it's gonna be used for band photography so must be good in low light siutations
* 2 mega pixels would be nice
* video [ with sound if possible ]
* most of the images will be put onto web sites
* a decent zoom to get close-ups of band memebers whilst on stage
* usb to computer transfer

to be honest i know absolutely nothing about digital cameras so if anyone has any advice or really good links for me to look at i'd really appreciate it

thanks in advance for any help - JaYsuN
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Old Apr 15, 2003, 1:19 PM   #2
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You're asking alot for that amount. Low light is the main problem, you'll not get a decent flash on a cheapo or fast lens.

Try these sites though, the Olys and Fujis are good as any.

www.sherwoods-photo.co.uk

www.ukdigital.co.uk
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Old Apr 15, 2003, 11:48 PM   #3
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Looks to me like you need the canon a60. It's $250, 2mp, af assist, movie with sound, 3x zoom plus you can add-on lenses if you ever have the inkling and I'm sure it has usb. It also uses cf which is a big plus as it is very readily available and has the second highest capacity (second to cf2/microdrive) and has the highest mb per $ ratio plus the cam has tons of manual features.
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Old Apr 16, 2003, 4:48 AM   #4
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thanks for the advice

JaYsuN
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