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1. Posted by NewViajero (Budding Member 7 posts) 3y Star this if you like it!


Just wondering if anyone can recommend a digital camera I can take on my travels. Budget is about £200 max - I should be able to get something decent for that - especially considering my last camera (before it broke) was one I bought in 2005 - A Cannon Powershot A430 for around £120 - (so should be able to get something cheaper or better quality for the same price-ish?)

Anyway, the only thing I have to go on is a link I got from a google search on the top travel cameras:

Has anyone got any recommendations - either from this list or otherwise. There's so many cameras out there that it's hard to choose. Only things that are necessary are that it's not too bulky, has a flash and optical zoom. Wide angle lens would be good too...........and if possible - though not many seem to have this any more - a viewfinder to actually look through.........often this just feels better and also sometimes you can't see the view screen in the sun.


[ Edit: Edited on 24-Jul-2014, at 15:35 by NewViajero. Moderator: please refrain from adding promotional titles to your links as they will just be removed. ]

2. Posted by Borisborough (Moderator 744 posts) 3y Star this if you like it!

I use a DSLR but my wife swears by her Olympus Tough which is a shock-proof, water-proof compact camera with a zoom lens and a video facility. She's managed to take some great film of turtles, hammerhead sharks and whale-sharks while snorkelling and some good footage of the pandas at Chengdu. And it's handy if it's pouring down with rain and you want to take photos.

3. Posted by NewViajero (Budding Member 7 posts) 3y Star this if you like it!

It was nice of some numpty to report my post.

But anyway, thanks to the post responder; those toughies look good, though unfortunately they are mostly out of my price range........How about the picture quality? - as a general rule I've read that when a similar priced camera has extra features - such as being water and shock proof or having wifi etc. it's usually at the expense of something important like picture quality. Thanks

To summarise what appears to have been deleted: Wide angle lens, small/compact, optical zoom, flash, under £200.........

4. Posted by Borisborough (Moderator 744 posts) 3y Star this if you like it!

The picture quality is excellent - when we mix together her photos with mine, you can't really tell which are which (although mine are more artistically composed ;) ). For price, she bought hers in NZ for NZD400 which is exactly GPB200 (or was not long ago). And it has a flash and a panorama shot too. If I wanted a compact, I'd get an Olympus tough!