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Nothing fancy, just need advice on a new digicam

Discussion in 'Photography & Video' started by Otacon, 28 Feb 2006.

  1. Otacon

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    I need a new digicam this year (my old Kodak has had it really), and on a decent recommendation (after I was moaning about the slowness of the Kodak), I've been looking at some Ricoh kit - specifically the Caplio models.

    The trouble I'm having is that there are so many revisions of the damn thing that I'm not sure where to put my money. I dont want to spend more than £250, but I also dont want to be paying over the odds for the kit I get at that price.

    I'd appreciate decent online store recommendations so I can see what's being stocked (Googling is turning up loads of places that share no consistency in the revisions they stock), and just generally any comments on my choice would be appreciated.

    Ta :)
     
  2. cyKey

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    I can't say I've ever heard of Ricoh doing cameras. If you're just after a no nonsense snappy happy digital camera get an Ixus. They can be had for under £250 and they're tiny. Great for nights out, holidays, general photo use.
     
  3. Otacon

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    I'll happily be swung anywhere, so long as I dont have time to make a cup of tea between pressing the button and the camera taking the photo :D Which is the reason I was pointed to Ricoh - they're quick to start and snap apparantly (review sites seem to confirm this).

    I'll look into Ixus now :)
     
  4. Slime101

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    Ixus are good.

    You wont go wrong with any camera made by Nikon, Canon, Olympus, Fuji, Pentax or Kodak really!!!
     
  5. m3csl2004

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    kodak :/


    get the ixus mate - i bought a canon a while back and its like a breath of fresh air - and mines an old model
     
  6. Joe T

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    OMG - a don asking for competitors! :eek:
     
  7. TRiP

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    dont discount panasonic, they make some good little cameras.

    id be weary of ricoh though, just based on how unreliable the r3 was. may just have been a bad batch though.
     
  8. Otacon

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    Will an Ixus satisfy my appetite for taking quick shots? Reviews seem a little unclear.
     
  9. cmt

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    Fuji F11

    Excellent 'Quick' camera with very good ISo sensitivity. Ideal for those night shots (parties / Weddings / Pubs etc)

    cmt
     
  10. Lostkat

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    On the subject of Ricoh cameras, I've actually seen some results from one of their models (I forget which one), and the image was unbelievably sharp. They also have one of the smallest shutter lags.

    http://www.steves-digicams.com/ has a extremely comprehensive review of some of the Ricoh's with example photos. The Caplio looks quite good actually!
     
  11. cyKey

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    OMG they're actually good cameras? Who'd have thunk it.