Author Topic: Decent cheapo camera  (Read 1365 times)

Valiant

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Decent cheapo camera
« on: July 29, 2008, 11:57:06 am »
I need a replacement camera for my Fuji 5800 which has gone walkies. Do I go for the S9600 or the S1000fd.

They have slightly different characteristics and both are about the same price (the 9600 comes with extras).

Which should I go for?
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Valiant

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Re: Decent cheapo camera
« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2008, 12:04:30 pm »
The S9600 it is, the 1000fd is slower, slightly smaller and and well the reviews aren't huge fans compared to the 9600.
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tiermat

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Re: Decent cheapo camera
« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2008, 12:50:53 pm »
Nice camera, my FIL bought one on the strength of the S3600 we had.  When then 3600 broke we thought about getting another Fuji but decided that it was time to step up to a SLR, so got a Nikon D40.  Haven't looked back, even I can take decent pictures with it!!!
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Valiant

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Re: Decent cheapo camera
« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2008, 12:59:31 pm »
I figured for £120 I can't complain.
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tiermat

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Re: Decent cheapo camera
« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2008, 01:01:36 pm »
That's a good price, I found them easy to use, certainly much easier to use than other compacts in that price range as I have rather large hands which don't go well with little dinky cameras.

Now get out there and start snapping away....
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chris

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Re: Decent cheapo camera
« Reply #5 on: July 29, 2008, 01:07:55 pm »
I've just bought my youngest daughter a Canon A470 from Amazon for £75ish. She's only had it a few days, but so far I'm very impressed. It has a great 2.5" screen and a decent lens. The pictures so far have been really good..

Valiant

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Re: Decent cheapo camera
« Reply #6 on: July 29, 2008, 01:21:36 pm »
I was after something to sit in between my compact Sony W70 and the Nikon D60 for when I wanted better photos than a compact but didn't want all the kit or hassle of the D80.
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tiermat

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Re: Decent cheapo camera
« Reply #7 on: July 29, 2008, 01:35:15 pm »
And really you just wanted to have an excuse to buy three different types of memeory didn't you? :) XD, MS and SD
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Valiant

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Re: Decent cheapo camera
« Reply #8 on: July 29, 2008, 01:43:54 pm »
Well memory is negligible. It's all so cheap no that it doesn't bare thinking about as an issue.
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Re: Decent cheapo camera
« Reply #9 on: July 29, 2008, 05:38:12 pm »
Well memory is negligible. It's all so cheap no that it doesn't bare thinking about as an issue.

8Gb class 6 for the D80 now at around 15 quid. Bargain. Gives me 8 shots at RAW before the buffer slows it down. (6 for class 4 cards)
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