View Full Version : Need a new camera - any ideas anyone?
I'm looking for a new digicam to replace my Canon Ixus I5. It needs to be small enough to fit into my handbag but I want a decent brand so that I get decent quality photos. Has anyone got any recommendations? Oh and I haven't got a fortune to spend!
Try a Sony, we bought one for our holiday last year and they have a cool smile detection button, once you press it the camera waits for everyone to smile before it takes the photo.
Think they start about 80-90
Hmm could be waiting a long while to take a photo with some people! I'll take a look at the Sony range. Has anyone got a Panasonic?
A lot of Panasonics now use Leica lenses, Leica lenses are imho the best in the world.
Have a look at the DMC-TZ10, outstanding quality pics!
gadgetgirl - a lot of the samsung's are cheap these day's and we have a good bundle on at the minute
quite good for an entry level spec and it fit's in a handbag (not that i've personally tried!)
if you want something with a little better clout the Sony's tend to be very good all-rounder's
Are Leica better than Carl Zeiss?
Its a good question, a few years ago I was heavily involved in the professional photographic world and Leica definitely held the top spot. Carl Zeiss are good but I believe Leica are better.
My advice is also to review the LCD viewer. I have not found one that works well in day light and feel that the manufacturers have made a huge mistake removing the small optical viefinder. I bought a FUJI which was
I'd go with good glass always: Leica or Carl Zeiss are to notch.
Maybe look for a battery than can be charged out of camera, so you can buy two (if you're a heavy user), charge one but still be able to use the camera.
Wide angle lenses 24-28 are really nice to have.
Hi, I have recently bought a Casio (yes I know, not a name that would immediately spring to mind) EXH15 camera. It has a great spec 14.1 megapixel, 10 X Optical Zoom, 24mm Wide Angle Lens. Admittedly I did not buy it from Dabs. It takes absolutely stunning pictures. I bought mine from a very well known TV Shopping Channel that begins with Q and if you go to their website you can read 26 reviews on it. When you are done with reading you can then buy it from Dabs!! Hope this helps!
Do you mean the Casio H15?
i.e. these (http://www.dabs.com/category/sound-and-vision,cameras-and-camcorders,digital-cameras/11193-4294949215-416960000?q=casio#filters)?
How much is in your budget...initial thoughts is to get a Sony camera that has the new Exmor CMOS sensor which will improve pictures taken in low lighting without a flash...It also has the Panoramic sweep function.
These days a lot of people go for the Canon PowerShot, which have some cool fucntions I've seen...
For me it's Panasonic all the way the Leica lenses are the best you can get, and Panasonic have added some amazing features to their camera's and you can simply take it out and shoot nothing complicated unless you want the complicated menu. Ive noticed a lot of professional photographers using the Panasonic camera's for those moments an SLR isn't right for.
The prosumer canon cameras really are top notch. I'd recommend a G11 or G12 .
Hi - I agree with Clive_Dabs, Panasonic currently have the best digicams. I gave my daughter my old one and bought a Samsung - big mistake. I have also had a number Canon, Kodak and Polaroid digicams and the Canon was easily the best of them.
Thanks for all your replies. I've given myself a budget of around 200 quid so I'll see which of your recommendations fall into that budget
How about another Canon...
I recently upgraded my girlfriends pocket size Canon Ixus V to a Canon Ixus 110 IS.
Very impressed with the picture quality. Price is within your budget. Loads of megapixels and HD video recording too.
Hi! gadgetgirl. Yes definitely Leica.
panasonic TZ10 is the works.
Must say I agree with the Canon lovers on here. Bought a Canon 350D quite a few years ago now and had absolutely no problems with it. Reliable, takes good pics especially at night, used it only recently on my holiday. When I update I will get another Canon.
I got my other half a new canon ixus for her birthday... seems to do the job well, and it fits in her handbag... if thats what you're looking for, its great.
gadgetgirl. I think any of the Panasonic range is a good choice.
Definitely go with a Panasonic as long as its got a Leica lens. This matters far more than megapixels etc.