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I've been using a Fujifilm Finepix A920 for about 4 years now and I think it's time to change camera as to be honest it's pretty much obsolete compared to other cameras and is only 9 megapixels and 4x Optical Zoom.

 

Meh I'll just post the link to it to see how keek it is compared to recent cameras. Plus it pissed me off having to keep charging and changing the batteries as it took 2AAs and always died when I need to use it the most so missed out on a lot of pics of Thailand.

 

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Fujifilm-FinePix-A920-Digital-Camera/dp/B000UUO5I8

 

Saw three cameras today I like

 

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B004G8Q5RE/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE

 

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Nikon-S6100-Coolpix-Digital-Camera/dp/B005LY8HCS/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1326483531&sr=1-1 £100 in Tesco.

 

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Samsung-WB690-Digital-Compact-Camera/dp/B005OJTR3S/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1326483649&sr=1-1 £100 in Argos but found this while looking

 

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Samsung-WB700-Digital-Camera-Optical/dp/B004INGFFY/ref=sr_1_2?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1326483649&sr=1-2 I think this is a newer model so don't know any other prices.

 

I know nothing about cameras but I'm just looking a small compact camera, easy to use, takes SD cards (because I have a couple of them already) and lithium battery.

 

Any other advice on cameras would be helpful :)

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Last camera i bought was the Olympus Tough as was waterproof to 10 feet and shock proof with decent specs. Pics and Movies both were OK but not exceptional. I like it though

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Hmmmmm looks ok, any other colours other than Orange, Red, Silver or Blue? lol

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Spendy but worth it option, the Canon S100 is about as good as you can get in a pocketable point and shoot. It can be put in fully automatic mode and still produce great shots, has great low light capabilities, and shoots 1080p video. There are multiple reviews and comments on this board about the prior versions of this camera (the S90 and S95) which are all fairly glowing. I myself have a S95, and have been singing it's praises since I purchased it over a year ago.

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+1 for the Canon. I also have the slightly older S95 and it is superb.

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9 megapixels is heaps, don't be blinded by the BS advertising and massive specs. I have 2 cameras and they both set on 5 megapixels even though they can go much higher. And even then i end up resizing most pics to get them smaller for posting on websites or emailing.

 

Also think size. As i said I got 2 cameras, one a small compact the other a DSLR. I take the small compact everywhere and use it all the time and the DSLR has hardly ever left the room.

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I was using a panny gf2 for this trip and it gave me some great results. Will post a few later.

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+1 for the Canon. I also have the slightly older S95 and it is superb.

 

+2, the S95 is an excellent camera

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Maybe a little late, however if you are after good advice regarding camera's check out www.dpreview.com

Great reviews and a good forum.

 

.... and DP refers to digital photography, not what most of you would be thinking, but I would understand given what frame of mind we are all in...

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I you want one that's a bit bigger than a point and shoot - still offers the point and shoot qualities PLUS lets you take over and go manual when you want - then I'd go for the Fuji X100 - fantastic quality in low light without flash, JPG's straight out of the camera are awesome - ability to play with the RAW files if you wish (when someone comes up with a good analysis if the Fuji RAW data - at the moment the output is way underexposed) - it isn't that cheap - but it is an excellent camera

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I you want one that's a bit bigger than a point and shoot - still offers the point and shoot qualities PLUS lets you take over and go manual when you want - then I'd go for the Fuji X100 - fantastic quality in low light without flash, JPG's straight out of the camera are awesome - ability to play with the RAW files if you wish (when someone comes up with a good analysis if the Fuji RAW data - at the moment the output is way underexposed) - it isn't that cheap - but it is an excellent camera

 

Big downside to the Fuji is it is a fixed lens. No zoom at all. Also has old school analog style controls. If that's what you're used to or want, it's great.

 

Personally I like the flexibility of the Canon S95/S100. Most current version (the S100) has wider lens (23mm equivalent) at F2.0, and has 5x zoom

capabilities. Great low light capabilities, and the straight auto-everything output is great.

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Agree - the S100 is a nice camera - probably the better all-rounder - the X100 more of a specialist camera. I prefer, the analog dials on the X100 - very easy to set - but yes it is a fixed lens (foot-zoom only ;) )

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I am gonna get an S95, S100 way past my budget.

 

Use FlickR camera finder to see images taken on whatever camera you're looking at buying

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if the s95 is out of budget

I am gonna get an S95, S100 way past my budget.

 

Use FlickR camera finder to see images taken on whatever camera you're looking at buying

 

if the s95 is out of budget take a look at the canon 3300 or 3350 and the panasonic lumix fs16 and fs18. after reading all the reviews and ttrying them both out for half an hour in a currys store(uk) i picked the lumix fs18

 

over the canons the most noticable differnces were the speed it takes to take the pictures both in a normal mode and auto mode. the lumix was at least twice as fast both on focusing and shutter speed. the stability sensor seemed to work a lot better when i kept shaking the camera while taking photos too where the canon would take almost 2 seconds to take a photo the lumix would just snap and still have a perfectly focused pic!

 

the canon seemed to be slightly better indoors without using a flash but both took extremely great pics for teh money £80 or £70 for the fs16(just slightly lower res).

 

I wanted the s95 but didnt want to spend 2.5times the money when the lumix and 3300 did most things almost as well!

 

so far love the camera and the faster start up/scrolling through pics and very fast shutter i am very happy with it!

 

there are a lot of other choices at this price (and less a great camera can be got for £50 now) but spend a but more to get everything you need!

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I too was in this same predicament only recently and sought the opinions and recommendations of those BM's who post the most brilliant photos, though recognising the fact that my technical expertise is somewhat limited.

 

An overwhelming response of these professionals, IMHO recommended the Canon S90, S95 or S100.

 

I purchased the S100 and am truly amazed of the exceptional quality that this small point and shoot camera produces, even with a complete amateur operating it!

 

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if the s95 is out of budget

 

if the s95 is out of budget take a look at the canon 3300 or 3350 and the panasonic lumix fs16 and fs18. after reading all the reviews and ttrying them both out for half an hour in a currys store(uk) i picked the lumix fs18

 

over the canons the most noticable differnces were the speed it takes to take the pictures both in a normal mode and auto mode. the lumix was at least twice as fast both on focusing and shutter speed. the stability sensor seemed to work a lot better when i kept shaking the camera while taking photos too where the canon would take almost 2 seconds to take a photo the lumix would just snap and still have a perfectly focused pic!

 

the canon seemed to be slightly better indoors without using a flash but both took extremely great pics for teh money £80 or £70 for the fs16(just slightly lower res).

 

I wanted the s95 but didnt want to spend 2.5times the money when the lumix and 3300 did most things almost as well!

 

so far love the camera and the faster start up/scrolling through pics and very fast shutter i am very happy with it!

 

there are a lot of other choices at this price (and less a great camera can be got for £50 now) but spend a but more to get everything you need!

 

Thanks for the suggestion mate, just read http://www.cameralabs.com/reviews/Panasonic_Lumix_DMC_FS18_FH5/

 

I'm such a twat for buying stuff better than my needs, abilities of use, I'm a sucker of a consumer, will probably end up getting s95

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I just like the canons,I have had the canon powershot s5i (only 8mp) for almost 5yrs now,and it's still going strong..reviewed the s95 and this definitely seems to a great camera......again buying stuff like this requires a visit to a showroom first,then you get to actually feel how it works and then take some sample pictures..

 

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Thanks for the suggestion mate, just read http://www.cameralab...x_DMC_FS18_FH5/

 

I'm such a twat for buying stuff better than my needs, abilities of use, I'm a sucker of a consumer, will probably end up getting s95

 

if i wasnt budgeting money so much right now i would of spent the £220 and got the s95 it was only the money factor that made me opt for what i did. .. .. .. maybe i will still get it. time will tell and it does seem to be recommended by a lot of people who take great pics so its not something you can go wrong with.

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As you probably know Alleycat uses the Canon S90 for his always excellent shots.

 

In my opinion the S90 has a superior lens compared to the S95. The S90 , according to the specs, has eleven elements, whereas the S95 only has seven elements.

 

It can be picked up at a bargain price if one shops around.

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