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Recommend me a small camera?

mhku

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#1
Any recommendations for a small digital camera (pack of fags size)?

Ideally with a decent optical zoom, quick response time etc.

Or a website to look at.

Thanks :)
 

Llew

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#2
My little Pentax Optio S4 is smaller than a pack of 20, and has served me well for a couple years. Plenty of features, some of which are beyond me I'm afraid :-rofl2

_www.steves-digicams.com/2003_reviews/optios4.html

Llew
 

mhku

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#3
Damn! That's a small camera :D
 

Llew

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#4
It's probably been superseded by now (more megapixels), but the optics may be similar (i.e. excellent) :)
 

rolfw

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#5
Try the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ3 28mm Digital Camera with 10x Optical Zoom

_http://www.thedigitalcentre.com/shop/product_info.php?language=en&currency=GBP&products_id=646

One of the best around. :)
 

mhku

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Having spent most of the night looking at Steve's camera site and tinterweb, I'm leaning towards a Casio S600 or S700. It may be a compromise between features and size but size (or lack of) is more important to me, plus they're both around £100ish.

If only the XDA Orbit had a flash built in I wouldn't need a camera...
 

mhku

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Cheers for the suggestion. I bought a Casio S770 last year and then a Canon 20d.
 

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#9
mhku said:
...then a Canon 20d.
Nice, but not exactly small! How do you like it?
 

mhku

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I got the bug again after buying the Casio (I had a few Nikon SLRs in the past- one nicked in France, the other in the USA) and found it wouldn't do what I was trying to do so bought the 20d. I like it- good build quality and fairly easy to use (still a few custom functions and focus lock that I've not got the hang of yet). Having tried a 350d and 400d I think I made the right decision.

I have some stuff on flickr (and loads still waiting to be looked at/ uploaded)- PM for the link if you're interested.
 
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#12
any of the powershot series from canon would be your best bet. personally, i have a canon s3is and it has served me well.
 

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#14
rolfw said:
Try the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ3 28mm Digital Camera with 10x Optical Zoom

_http://www.thedigitalcentre.com/shop/product_info.php?language=en&currency=GBP&products_id=646

One of the best around. :)
My kids killed my Sony, a Dsc P9 which served me well for a good few years. Read your advice about the Lumix and glad I did. Got it at my local argos for £149 probably cos the tz4 and tz5 are out now, but for this money this must be the best about. The 10x optical zoom is just superb. Thanks.;)