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Old Dec 10th 2013, 4:57 am
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Default Another ****ing camera thread

Yeah, that's right. I need you guys again.

Auto, Shiva, Bahtat - I'm looking at you chaps.

Mummy Scamp wants a camera for Xmas, not a big SLR like I have or a tiny little compact one with zero features.

She's done a course on photography so obviously knows everything now, but fair play, she wants to take nice pics. She wants something with a half decent zoom, something with good manual settings (but not requiring a rocket science degree) and good macro?

This is the one I bought the mrs, I think, it's a bit dated now but takes some great shots; Samsung thing

Any sensibly priced suggestions? Perhaps up to the 200 quid mark.

I'm looking on a couple of camera sites as we speak but any pointers would be very helpful.

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Old Dec 10th 2013, 5:10 am
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So bit of digging on there as the top rated ones are 500ish English pounds, I found this:

Lumix DMC-LX7

275 quid on Amazon (without looking around) and appears to be very good.

Otherwise I'm looking at this; Samsung one

Or this

Nikon

Or perhaps this:

Another Nikon

The problem I clearly have is my budget of something around £200 so there will need to compromise somewhere.
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Without looking yet could you go second hand to get more bang for buck. The uk has a pretty active second hand camera market so there shouldn't be a hirtage if options
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Without looking yet could you go second hand to get more bang for buck. The uk has a pretty active second hand camera market so there shouldn't be a hirtage if options
Idiot logic here, as this is my darling mother.

She'd almost certainly rather get a good, new camera instead of an excellent, used camera. I know, I know, but this is what I'm dealing with.

At the moment I think the Lumix one is winning.
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Get a Panasonic Lumix with a leica lens. I have one that is 6+ years old and it's great.
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Idiot logic here, as this is my darling mother.

She'd almost certainly rather get a good, new camera instead of an excellent, used camera. I know, I know, but this is what I'm dealing with.

At the moment I think the Lumix one is winning.
Fair enough, try amazon for older models then. They drop in price pretty quickly despite being perfectly good cameras once the model has been superseded
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Get a Panasonic Lumix with a leica lens. I have one that is 6+ years old and it's great.
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Fair enough, try amazon for older models then. They drop in price pretty quickly despite being perfectly good cameras once the model has been superseded
Cool.

Thanks gents. Appreciated.
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Fair enough, try amazon for older models then. They drop in price pretty quickly despite being perfectly good cameras once the model has been superseded
I got a Sony RX100; bought it new when it was released in fall/winter of 2012 . It is now discounted due to release of rx100 II.

RX100 has gotten great reviews and been touted as a 2nd camera for pros due to its rather small size and great picture taking quality. It has a built in Zeiss branded lens. I like it, takes great pics and operation is pretty straight forward.

£389.95
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sony-Cybersh.../dp/B008CNMZDW

http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/sony...t-dsc-rx100/15
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Get a Panasonic Lumix with a leica lens. I have one that is 6+ years old and it's great.
Wot he said.

Alternatively a Fuji. Not au fait with the current crop of cameras, but Fuji have always produced excellent cameras and lenses, and I would imagine have something comparable to the other makers' offerings.
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Originally Posted by Boomhauer View Post
I got a Sony RX100; bought it new when it was released in fall/winter of 2012 . It is now discounted due to release of rx100 II.

RX100 has gotten great reviews and been touted as a 2nd camera for pros due to its rather small size and great picture taking quality. It has a built in Zeiss branded lens. I like it, takes great pics and operation is pretty straight forward.

£389.95
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sony-Cybersh.../dp/B008CNMZDW

http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/sony...t-dsc-rx100/15
I did my own head in researching for mine and got

http://www.cameralabs.com/reviews/So...er-shot_HX300/

In my eyes and most of the 1,000,000 websites and shops I visited the best value for what you actually get.

(I have tried mine out and the pictures are amazing even when zooming)
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