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Old Jun 30, 2007, 10:53 AM   #1
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Hi everyone! I am looking to buy my first digital camera to try out photography! A friend told me to get at least 6MP. I am looking to spend somewhere between £75 and £125 ($150-$250) obviously the less the beter:?. Don't really have a specific thing I will be taking photo's of (though those lightning pix on another thread did look really cool) so I guess im after an "all-rounder". I would prefer a cam that I can use re-chargeable AA batteries with and also nothing too bulky, but neither is 100% essential.

Cameras I have been looking at so far include:

FujifilmFinePix A900 - 9MP - £100 ($200)
FujifilmFinePix A820 - 8MP - £105 ($210) - anyone know why its more expensive than the next model up?:O
Canon Powershot A550 - 7MP - £100 ($200)
Canon Powershot A550 - 7MP - £122 ($245) - is it worth paying the extra for the 560 rather than the 550?
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S650 - 7MP - £83 ($167)
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LS60EF - 6MP - £81 ($165)
Samsung Digimax S1000 - 10MP - £105 ($210)
Pentax Optio E30 - 7MP - £75 ($150)
Nikon Coolpix L12 - 7MP - £105 ($210) - Is it worth paying the extra for the 12 rather than the 11?
Nikon Coolpix L11 - 6MP - £85 ($170)

Well as you can see there are quite a few so I really dont know which to choose, any advice greatly appreciated!



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Old Jul 2, 2007, 8:25 AM   #2
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Why are you looking at those? If I were you I'd start by looking at those cameras on Steve's Best Camera list: http://www.steves-digicams.com/best_cameras.html .
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Old Jul 2, 2007, 12:09 PM   #3
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There is a very nice wizard that lets you select the things that you want in a camera, and indicate how important each of them is to you, and then it makes suggestions about possible choices. You can find it here: http://www.myproductadvisor.com/mpa/...nputSummary.do

Even if you don't buy one of the cameras that it suggests may be a match, it will help you better characterize what things are important to you in your selection.

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