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Birthday what digital camera £500 ?

Discussion in 'Photography & Video' started by peter, 2 Jan 2006.

  1. peter

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    Birthday next week and looking for a new camera
    Ordered the e1 on apples site but as this may never arrive looking for something.
    d50 looks good, and the minolta a2 is a bargain but there is so much conflicting advice. suggestions very welcome.
    happy new year, peter
     
  2. Shane 32

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    I am looking to buy the Canon PowerShot S2 , i will be looking around
     
  3. xb8browney

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    there alot less than £500, £290 posted if you look
     
  4. Colin_da_Killer

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    Fuji Finepix s9500 for £400 then get a 1gb card for it, or a 2gb if you can.

    It's the camera I have, and I think it's fantastic for the price you pay. Just as good as the Nikon d50 if not alot better.
     
  5. Joe T

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    D50 if you can. A compact will never match a DSLR for image quality.
     
  6. divine`

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    Nikon D50 or maybe Canon 350D (if Canon are still doing cashback?)

    Either of those will have noticeabley better quality than any 'compact' camera, far superior handling, more upgradeabilty, more control.

    However, to get the best from camera's like these you need to be prepared to put the effort in, an expensive camera won't magically make your pictures come out better, they will just give you that extra technical capability if you should choose to use them.

    The D50 can be had for around £450 with 18-55mm Lens, and £60-£70 for a Sandisk 1GB ULTRA II SD Card would come out about £520 :)
     
  7. TRiP

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    if you shop around on the high street you can still get 'B stock' 350d for about £450. had 5 of them at work and they were all complete and in top condition. only 6 months warranty though but that isnt really an issue.
     
  8. SHANEY-33

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    i am looking at S9500
     
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  9. spell

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    Minolta 5d with kit lens + 1 gig CF will come in less than £500 if you shop around a bit.
     
  10. TRiP

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    can be had on the high street for £500
     
  11. DizMatt

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    lumix fz30, canon s2, fuji9500...ish
    all pretty good
    if you can stretch to 500 though
    the D50 will be a cracking piece of kit!
     
  12. peter

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    well just brought!

    canon g6
    not a slr but at 199 a bargain.
    thanks for all your help

    peter
     
  13. Bluebells

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    Peter, where can I buy one for that price? Also, looking to upgrade my old digicam.
     
  14. Joe T

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    No asking for competitors. :)
     
  15. tonyli3

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    Lot's of top suggestions here,must say i went out to buy the 350d today and although i still might, found it a little small and awkward to be honest.
    Had the 350,Nikon d50-d70s+ the Minolta 5 and 7 out in the shop and for feel alone it would be a toss up between the minolta's and Nikon's.
    I suspect it's a case of buying and then getting used to the camera so in the end you forget about it.
    One other camera i think should be mentioned in this thread is the Sony DSC-R1, dslr sized ccd and fantastic len's, seems like a serious bit of kit for around £570-590.
     
  16. peter

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    well orderd a g6 but!

    they cancelled the order! gave them one more chance and a d50 plus a 1gig sd card is on its way £420 all in
     
  17. Gipo

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    Did you get a lens with it? I know the d50 body only is ~ £380...
     
  18. peter

    Hitman

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    yes

    18 to 55
     
  19. Gipo

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    jeez, thats a low price, have prices fallen that much? I thought the d50 (body and 18-55 lens) was £470 odd.
     
  20. peter

    Hitman

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    price

    1 gig sd card was the free offer
    - £23 for signing up to the newsletter
    - £ 35 for them messing up the first 2 orders
    list price £ 470