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GNEP
27th June 2003, 13:01
Well, gotta have something in here that's not offtopic or pictures of babies and dogs :)

Well, as the title says. I know we've covered some of this ground before, but I know some people love giving advice.

Price range £200 - probably translates to about 250 USD for similar products I guess...

3 megapixels is apparently quite good.

Compact Flash preferred I think.

Optical zoom if possible.

Ideas?

Thanks

Gnep

mutz
27th June 2003, 14:37
Hey Gnep!

First look here (http://www.steves-digicams.com/cameras_dig3.html) to see what suits you, get an idea of the price and read a thorough review. I like Canon, but everybody has their preferences.

GNEP
27th June 2003, 16:08
Thanks Mutz...

mutz
28th June 2003, 09:12
...and if you want more professional reviews go here. (http://www.dpreview.com/)

...this one (http://www.dcviews.com/) is very handy.

...or more consumer oriented here. (http://www.imaging-resource.com/)

az
29th June 2003, 01:06
For just a bit over that you could get a Minolta Dimage F100 (if you shop around). Very good, stylish and small 4mp 3x zoom camera with full auto or manual controls.

AZ

VJ
29th June 2003, 08:14
I heard the Canon A70 is not bad either (I think it is 3 megapixels).
(dpreview is working on a couple of new reviews of this range of cameras, I believe the A70, F100 are amongst them)

Mutz:
You couldn't even leave us one good site we could mention ? :D
BelgiumDigital is not bad ( http://www.belgiumdigital.com, but the forums are mainly in Dutch)


Jörg

GNEP
29th June 2003, 08:20
Thanks people.

mutz
29th June 2003, 11:09
Sorry VJ, just wanted to get GNEP hooked! ;)

GNEP
29th June 2003, 15:29
Hmmm... 200 has just gone on a play-around box for me to try and fiddle with Linux... but as I'm going on hols next weekend I might just stretch another coupla hundred :) Will have to think about this one overnight.

az
29th June 2003, 16:08
The F100 has been reviewed by dpreview - bear in mind that at the time the review was written, it cost twice as much as now, so of course the standards it was compared against were higher.

AZ

GNEP
29th June 2003, 16:09
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