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Old Sep 10, 2012, 9:58 AM   #1
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Default First point & shoot, and help please?

Hi all. If someone could give me a little advice it would be much appreciated. I've never bought a camera in my life and now find myself needing one. However, I literally only have 50 for it so I know I'm not gonna get anything amazing, have read endless amounts of reviews which have just confused me more but have got it down to these. The Sony I've read terrible thing's about. The Samsung sounds excellent. Fugifilm so so and the Olympus pretty good but don't think it has as many features as the previous. Any thoughts please?


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SAMSUNG-PL221-16MP-COMPACT-DIGITAL-CAMERA-SILVER-/330723778106?pt=UK_CamerasPhoto_DigitalCameras_Dig italCameras_JN&hash=item4d00ac5e3a


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SONY-W250-14MP-DIGITAL-COMPACT-CAMERA-5X-OPTICAL-ZOOM-2-7-LCD-BLACK-REFURB-/360478644274?pt=UK_CamerasPhoto_DigitalCameras_Dig italCameras_JN&hash=item53ee339832


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/110923965683?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p398 4.m1423.l2649


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/390466218914?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p398 4.m1423.l2649

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Old Sep 10, 2012, 1:32 PM   #2
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Your budget is limiting you effectively to a "point and shoot"- and provided your expectations aren't too high, something could be had.
The Samsung looks the favourite- simply because it has an optical image stabiliser in addition to the digital one- unlike the other models you listed.
It also has a pretty decent zoom range for the price- and I think 50 or so is a pretty good deal...
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Old Sep 10, 2012, 5:10 PM   #3
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Hi Simon, cheers for the reply. Does an optical stabiliser make a huge difference to image quality? If so I have also come across this one but only with a 3 month warranty.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1307585188...84.m1423.l2649
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An optical stabiliser is FAR superior to the digital variety.
I notice the item above is described as "used"...
It might be worth sending them a message with regards its accessories.
For instance... "does it come with battery/charger...etc...?" and what does "Used" mean...?
Is it pre owned or ex-display etc...
If all is OK that's a pretty good price for a nice little point and shoot.
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