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Small camera for summer hols. Simple help needed, please!

Discussion in 'Photography & Video' started by Spamalot, 10 May 2006.

  1. Spamalot

    Soldato

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    Hi, people.

    I know very little about cameras firstly so take it easy :D .

    I had a 2MP Casio exlim a few years back now, and that the extent of my knowledge. I have been looking for a new one to take to Thailand with me and the end on June. Things I'm looking for are-

    Small
    Light (in weight)
    Good quality (obviously), but I'm no expert so it’s not that essential
    Not to bothered about video
    Good on close ups for a bit of ebaying.
    And nice looking, if you cant be practical be flash, lol

    That’s all I can think of, would be nice to have a mains charger for holiday too.

    So far I've looked at the Sony's DSC-T5 & DSC-T1. Both look nice enough. But what are they like, is there others like these I should be looking at? Whats a good second hand price of either of those Sony's?

    Thanks people.
     
  2. cmt

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    Location: Staly-Vegas!!!

    Picked up a Canon Ixus 800is last week.
    6mp, 4 X zoom (35-140), optical image stabiliser, Usable iso 400 (and 800 with Noise reduction), decent movie mode, nice big screen, compact,and uses SD (cheaper than Memory Sticks 2gb for £40)

    Close Ups??

    Very good looking camera (as far as camera's go )


    cmt
     
  3. ChroniC

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    If your gona get the sony, look at the W5 or W7, equally good, and better, allowing some creativity.
    I have the W1 the original, and its never let me down.

    Image quality is great, menus are simple, screen is massive, and its taken many impacts without a scratch.
     
  4. Spamalot

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    There a bit bigger than what I was looking for tbh, but thanks anyway.

    any other options to look at, whats a good price for one of the Sony's?
     
  5. Matt

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    Personally i don't like Sony at all. Canon all the way tbh :) Get an Ixus 65 or something.
     
  6. Lithium

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  7. Spamalot

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    Nice, but a bit on the expensive side. What sort of size is it?
     
  8. Spamalot

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    WOW, are they new out? Screens a bit small.
     
  9. Marvt74

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    I've just got the Ixus 55 for similar kinda reasons as you and it a little chunky compared to my dads Sony T1, so it looks weird when in your pockets.
    Other than that its a cracker
     
  10. Spamalot

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    would you say go for the sony?
     
  11. Marvt74

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    Yeah to be honest i really like the Sony, the T1 looks nicer than the t5 aswell.
     
  12. Matt

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    Here are the sizes:
    Ixus 65 = 90 x 57 x 20 mm
    Ixus 55 = 86 x 54 x 22 mm
    Sony T5 = 94 x 60 x 20 mm
    Sony T1 = 91 x 60 x 21 mm

    In my opinion those Sony's are really ugly!
     
  13. Spamalot

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    Ordered a T1 from members market here on OcUK, boxed as new with extra bits.... 256 mem card, case, extra batt....... And the price £120 inc P&P.

    Good deal you think?

    How many pics can you get on a card of that size?
     
  14. ChroniC

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    at highest quality about 90