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help needed desperately... digicam purchase

Travel Forums Travel Photography help needed desperately... digicam purchase

1. Posted by traveler1 (Full Member 190 posts) 10y

hi all..

need to know for a budget of max 300 pounds which digi cam would be the best buy... including a few handy accessories if possible..

think digi slr's would be way over my budget??


2. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 10y

I'm pretty sure you should be able to buy one for that price. The cheaper canon digital slr's go for around that rate, if not less, and they'd be a lot better than most! I'm hoping to buy one myself for around that price in the next month or so as my current camera died, so will be watching this thread for other tips on good cameras around that price!

3. Posted by traveler1 (Full Member 190 posts) 10y

thanks sam . . yea hope i get some good tips just bk from my trip so not in a great hurry but need to buy one 2 months down the line .. so just need to be sure its the best for that price.. n doesnt get obsolete quickly... u often get excitied and buy something good and 3 months down you feel like a Dinosaur with that in your hand

4. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 10y

Well, with an slr you'll always be carrying along quite some extra weight. The quality improvement is worth it though imo (I just shot a few rolls on my old manual and was so impressed when compared to the digital that just broke down). You can't really beat an slr if you want real quality pics and when you're travelling for a while, that's what you usually want

5. Posted by traveler1 (Full Member 190 posts) 10y

sure thing . . i did carry my slr too...along with the old digi .. always do that . . so anyways i am carrying lot of weight ..but i guess its worth it

6. Posted by Rudradeb (Budding Member 22 posts) 10y

I picked up the Canon S3 IS last monh in Dubai enroute to the U.K. and am more than satisfied after having taken at least 1000 pictures. It was much cheaper in Dubai than elsewhere (paid about 2000 Dirhams). The plus is that it has a 12x optical zoom with excellent image stabilization, live histogram, can also record video if required and is possibly the only one which can zoom while recording video (I however rarely used the video feature preferring a separate video camera for that purpose but it is a useful feature to have). Log onto for the lowdown on all digital cameras - I think it is the site most trusted by the photographic community.

7. Posted by traveler1 (Full Member 190 posts) 10y

hi rudra . . checked it out . . seems impressive...saw a similar sony one too .. DSC H5

the cannon has a zoom from 36-422 mm . . which is awesome.

any digi cameras that start lower, anyone? i.e 18 mm onwards

anyone on some digi slr advice.


8. Posted by mzrotten (Budding Member 2 posts) 10y

if you want a good slr i would go for for the canon rebel its 200$ and its amaaaazing if you want digi i would go for one of te canon a5 series a510 is my fav it gives no trouble and i would say its more for fashion photography but it gives justice to buidings as well as for the rebel i am going to buy my own soon because my friend is tired of me borrowing it for days on end :)