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  1. #1
    Join Date
    May 2006

    Default Sub £100 camera

    Looking for a camera to take fishing, walking etc. 8mega pixels would do me. I know waterproof and shockproof would be nice but I would be happy to forego those features if it meant a nice compact that takes good landscape photos and maybe had a decent macro. Also happy with discontinued if it means getting a better quality camera for my budget or does anyone know of any website selling second hand ones perhaps?
    Location - Ospreylia and Swansealona

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2008


    I am also after a second camera for the same reasons you are, must have a decent macro, so I will be watching this thread also.
    Men and fish are alike, they both get into trouble when they open their mouths.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    May 2006


    I picked up an olympus mju 850SW not long after the 'tough' range replaced it for about that price (ebay). 8MP (more than you really need) and a good macro - SWMBO nicks it for arty tripod shots for online sale listings.

    No expert but this model is a 35m equivalent lens, some are 28mm and better for 'widescreen' parorama landscapes but maybe not so good for macro shots

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Mar 2008


    I had half an hour to spare today in Carlisle, so popped into Jessops to pick the fellows brain.
    I looked at two excellent cameras, my main concern was for the close up/macro facility.
    First to impress at £89 was the Samsung ES30 top notch for the money.
    Second at £129 was the Fuji Finepix XP10 which is waterproof to 3 metres, handy for me.
    I got him to take a pic of a pound coin with both and zoom in, clarity etc was astounding.
    I found the Fuji just a touch sharper, and neater to hold, and also the waterproof facility made the extra cash well worth it.
    Big hints will be dropped shortly, my 60th and Christmas are just around the corner.
    Men and fish are alike, they both get into trouble when they open their mouths.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Central Scotland


    Fuji Finepix XP10

    Have a look at some of the reviews on here before taking a decision. It seem it is hit and miss with the waterproofness and the seals have to be replaced annually according to one review. Customer Reviews: Fujifilm FinePix XP10 Digital Camera - Black (12MP, 5x Optical Zoom) 2.7 inch LCD@@AMEPARAM@@
    Don't worry, be happy.
    Carried it in full, then carry it out empty.

  6. #6

    Default for those that are in need of a sub £100 Camera

    i have been reaading up on your comments regarding a sub £100 camera & if anybody is interested i actually have a brand new & sealed Red Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W180 10.1mp Rechargeable Digital Camera for sale for £85, these retail on amazon for around £130 so this price is a bargain for anybody interested, camera details are listed below:

    10.1 Megapixels
    3x Optical zoom
    6x Digital zoom
    2.7" LCD screen
    Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
    Steady shot
    Smile shutter
    Optical Zoom 3x
    Precision Digital Zoom Approx. 6x (Total)
    Smart Zoom up to 17x (with VGA)
    F 3.1-5.6
    Focal Length (f= mm) 6.2-18.6
    Focal Length (f=35mm conversion) 35-105
    Macro (cm) Wide: Approx. 5-Infinity, Tele: Approx.40-Infinity
    Image Sensory
    CCD Type Super HAD CCD
    Size (Inches) 1/2.3
    Effective Pixels (Mega Pixels) Approx.10.1M
    Face Detection YES
    Smile Shutter YES
    A/D Conversion (DXP) (Bit) 12
    Auto Focus Method (Single) YES
    Auto Focus Area (Multi Point) YES
    Auto Focus Area (Centre weighted) YES
    Focus Preset YES
    Focus Preset (m) 0.5 / 1 / 3 / 7 / Unlimited distance
    Aperture Auto Mode YES
    Shutter Speed Auto Mode (sec) 1/8 - 1/2.000
    Hand Shake Alert YES
    Exposure Control +/- 2.0 EV, 1/ 3 EV step
    White Balance Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Fluorescent1, Fluorescent2, Fluorescent3, Incandescent, Flash
    Automatic White Balance YES
    Light Metering (Multi Pattern) YES
    Light Metering (Centre weighted) YES
    Light Metering (Spot) YES
    ISO Sensitivity (REI) YES (Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200)
    Scene Selection Twilight, Twilight Portrait, Soft Snap, Landscape, Beach, Snow
    Flash Mode Auto, Forced Flash, Slow Syncro, No Flash
    Distance limitations using Flash (m) 0.5-3 (wide), 0.5-1.5 (tele)
    Pre-flash YES
    Red-eye Reduction YES
    SteadyShot capability YES
    Flash Mode Auto, Forced Flash, Slow Syncro, No Flash
    Red-Eye Reduction YES
    LCD Screen Size (inches) 2.7
    LCD Total Dots Number 230.400
    LCD Monitor Type TFT
    Recording Media Memory Stick™ Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo™. Memory Stick PRO Duo™ High Speed, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo™ (same speed as PRO Duo), Internal memory (12MB)
    Recording Format JPEG, Motion JPEG
    Memory Stick™ Pro Interface Parallel
    DCF (Design rule for Camera File System) YES
    DPOF (Digital Print Order Format) YES
    Burst Mode (shots) 100
    Burst Interval (approximately sec) 1
    Slideshow Playback YES
    Trimming YES
    Playback Zoom YES
    Cue & Review (MPEG) YES
    Index Playback YES
    Image Rotation YES
    Auto Image Rotation YES
    Battery Remaining Indicator YES
    Histogram Indicator YES
    Disk / Memory Stick remaining indicator YES
    PTP (Picture Transfer Protocol) YES
    Print Image Matching YES
    PictBridge YES
    Shop Front Mode YES
    Start up time (approximately sec) 2.5
    Menu Language English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Greek, Romanian, Croatian
    Multi use Terminal YES
    USB 2.0 Hi-Speed YES
    Battery System Lithium K
    Supplied Battery NP-BK1
    Stamina (battery life) with the supplied battery(s) in normal shooting condition 290 shots, 145min (CIPA standard with LCD screen on)
    Battery for Clock Manganese-Lithium (MS614E)
    Weight (g) 118
    Weight with Accessories (g) 140
    Supplied Software Picture Motion Browser Ver.4.2.01(Windows only)
    Supplied Accessories Rechargeble battery pack (NP-BK1), Battery Charger, Power Cord, Wrist Strap, CD-ROM, Dedicated A/V Cable, Dedicated USB Cable

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