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New camera recommendations

Postby David Horn » Apr 10, 2006 @ 6:53pm

Right, I'm after a new digital camera after I fell on my old cheapy one and broke it. I've found the for 175 pounds, and I can get a 1GB SD card for 20, taking me to ~200, which is my upper limit.

I'm going to order this tomorrow unless anyone can suggest anything better. Things it needs to be / have:

* Small. I use it when out on the bike and don't want to be lugging something huge around

* Good picture quality (5 megapixels or more, I think)

* Big screen (2 inches +)

* Optical viewfinder. I'll be using it a lot in the sun.

* Ability to capture movies at decent quality

* Use SD cards. I'll probably want to use the 1GB in my Pocket PC from time to time for movies. So memory stick is a no-no, which basically cuts Sony out.

This looks good to me and it's absolutely tiny. There's a picture on the net with it next to a CF card and it's only about twice the width. :)

Cheers,

David.
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Re: New camera recommendations

Postby glenthemole » Apr 10, 2006 @ 11:43pm

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Postby Miracle » Apr 12, 2006 @ 10:37pm

Never mind :?
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Postby chuck » Apr 13, 2006 @ 1:46am

Don't let his bad pictures steer you from the camera, has some good shots with the camera. I have a panasonic camera (the FZ5), and I love it. That said, I would, if I could shop again, buy a camera with better noise performance in higher ISO settings. I really hate that cheaper digital cameras can only shoot at like ISO65 - 100 before they start putting out noisy, grainy photos.
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Postby David Horn » Apr 16, 2006 @ 7:36pm

Oh, smeg. I bought the FX8 yesterday for 180. Looks like it'll be going back...
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Postby David Horn » Apr 19, 2006 @ 11:02am

Hi Glen,

Got the FX8 swapped out for the FX9 on Monday - cheers for that, you saved me 30 pounds and I got a better camera into the bargain!
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Postby David Horn » Apr 19, 2006 @ 2:28pm

Crosswind technique: "Using your peripheral vision, react to body movements, gasps, groans, and shouts from the other side of the cockpit, and always remember that it's better to be lucky than good."
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