In need of advice....

Discussion in 'Cameras' started by Touchwood, Jul 9, 2013.

  1. Touchwood

    Touchwood Funster

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    I wonder would anyone like to recommend a decent compact to fill my needs?

    I am what I fondly describe as a keen amateur photographer, still looking to get the best from my Nikon D50. I recently toyed with the idea of upgrading to a better DSLR, but decided that I still have some way to go with the D50 before an upgrade makes sense. For what might be termed "serious" photography I'll continue to use the D50, but I fancy something more compact to slip in my pocket for everyday use, something that will provide decent quality photographs but not necessarily having the versatility of a DSLR. My budget is around £200, but I'd be prepared to go a little higher if it was worth it.

    Any thoughts?
     
  2. Angus dog

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    You should consider a bridge camera
     
  3. Deckard

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    never heard the term "bridge camera" before so i googled it....

    Bridge Camera

    Not exactly "slip in your pocket" though?
     
  4. FULL TIMER

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    I use one of these http://www.amazon.co.uk/Olympus-Pen...=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B002CGS52K
    excellent camera and can be had for a very good price these day's, not exactly the smallest but it is built well and has a lovely quality feel to it as well as being able to deliver brilliant images, have to admit that I don't use it to its full potential never the less after picking this up I got rid of all my SLR equipment and have stuck with this ever since in fact I still have a couple of the original Olympus pens and they are still fully working and must be getting on for 40 odd years old if not older.
     
  5. JJ

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    Samsung Galaxy Note 2

    Excellent photos.

    JJ :Cool:
     
  6. camocam1

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    I looked at various compacts for holiday shots but decided that my photography would be compromised too much so decided just to stay with my DSL
    But Canon G12 was the only one I would have considered price about £215 but you my pick up a good one on eBay
     
  7. hilldweller

    hilldweller Funster Life Member

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    Panasonic Lumix with Leica lenses. Stunning performance. Huge workable zoom range. Mine ( old now ) does 12x optical plus 4x digital and at the 48x I get decent shots of distant objects when needed. You know the ones, "is she topless ?", zoooooooooooom, "oh YES".
     
  8. Chris

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    I have a little Casio, cost about £100.

    Takes a nice picture too, but I dont claim to be an expert at photography.
     
  9. freelanderuk

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    I use a canon s95 find it an excellent camera for carrying in my pocket , has just been replaced by the s100
     

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