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    Help with choosing new camera
    on: September 03, 2012, 04:35:06 pm
    September 03, 2012, 04:35:06 pm
    Hi guys I know that this well off topic but my old pocket size digital camera is starting to play so I fancy a new one. This one is used for general purpose photography and some holiday sceanery

    .The camera needs to be simple to use

    At the moment we are looking at Nikon coolpix & Cannon power shot ranges. I also like the look of the Sony DSC HX20V although this is quite a bit more expensive.

    Any comments advice or suggestion would be most appreciated
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    Re: Help with choosing new camera
    Reply #1 on: September 03, 2012, 04:57:37 pm
    September 03, 2012, 04:57:37 pm
    I'm a fan of Panasonic Lumix compact cameras, they have nice optics (Leica-made) and a big zoom range, it's what currently travels in my tail bag when I go out...

    That said, I think I'm going to go DSLR soon, that will be a Nikon, as I have used Nikons since the mid-70's...  but there my interest is get back into black and white photography again, not for travel pix.

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    Re: Help with choosing new camera
    Reply #2 on: September 03, 2012, 06:22:40 pm
    September 03, 2012, 06:22:40 pm
     Thanks! I will take a look at the Panasonics
    I already have a DSLR with various lenses. I just want want a new compact for conveniance and to carry in my pocket on days out.
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    Re: Help with choosing new camera
    Reply #3 on: September 03, 2012, 07:42:24 pm
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    i use a lumix tz7. its been superceded now. but they are brilliant.

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    Re: Help with choosing new camera
    Reply #4 on: September 04, 2012, 12:27:36 pm
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    For a good 'point & click' camera, you cant go wrong with the Nikon Coolpix.
    Mine is over 5 years old now, have found it very straight forward to use, and never had a problem with it.
    Take a look at my gallery to see quality.

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    Re: Help with choosing new camera
    Reply #5 on: September 07, 2012, 04:47:27 pm
    September 07, 2012, 04:47:27 pm
    Thank you all for your replies which i found interesting. As is usual when asking this sort of question if you get 20 replies you get 20 different opinions.
    Anyway we decided to treat ourselves and bought a Sanyo HX20V at a good price
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B...ls_o02_s00_i00
     
    Now all I have to do is learn how to use it
    Last Edit: September 07, 2012, 04:49:02 pm by Rocker66
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