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Advice New Camera Advice.

Discussion in 'General chit chat' started by welshweeks, Dec 31, 2013.

  1. welshweeks

    welshweeks Engaging Member

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    Hi All,

    Looking to buy a new camera as we are going on a family holiday to Canada next summer. Don't want to spend a lot so looking around £300. I'm looking for a simple sort of point and shoot Camera and have had a look (online) at the Samsung NX1100, anyone used one of these or recommend a similar type camera? Seems to be very "gadgety" which I like but not sure if a good picture for the money?

    Any advice greatly appreciated. :)
     
  2. Meteor62

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    To be honest mate if a point and shoot is all you require then I find today's camera phones to be more than capable.
     
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    Haven't used one of these but they get decent reviews and seem to be available for £300 with a 7 inch Samsung Galaxy Tablet and Adobe Lightroom software which seems a bargain!

    I have a similar compact system type camera, a Sony NEX. Fabulous image quality from the large sensor, but be aware with the kit lens you won't get anything like the zoom range you would with many small sensor cameras, and they are larger so not really pocketable.
     
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    If it's a camera you want, then the Panasonic Lumix TZ40 is superb, price down to about £220 now from £300+ highly recommended and a piece of cake to use, pictures amazing.
     
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    Hi,

    www.dpreview.com is a great site for decent reviews on cameras. Choice will boil down on what you want it for. Some people will take mainly shots at social events where they are likely to be taken indoors in less than well lit conditions. Some cameras are better at this than others. If you are going on a holiday to Canada then you may very well be taking lovely outdoor pictures and again this may dictate a different camera more suited to outdoors.

    For £300 you will be able to get a good bit of kit that should be able to take decent photos. I disagree that smart phones will do this. They're ok but not in the same league as a camera. Lots of modern kit is 'gadgety' but if it takes excellent photos on the 'Auto' setting then that's all that some want. Other features are there if you want to try them though and in Canada I'm sure there are some great Panoramic shots you may want to take!

    Out of interest the Panasonic Lumix TZ40 mentioned in a reply above gets a very good review on the above site (under 'Buying Guide' then 'Best Compact Cameras for Travel') so good advice there. New models seem to come out every few months so as mentioned above there are good bargains to be had as shops shift old models.

    Hope this is of some help.

    Mark
     
  6. welshweeks

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    Thanks everyone for the advice. Not even sure which type to go for now! lol

    The Sony Alpha A3000 seems to get good reviews too?
     
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