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1. Posted by mikeyBoab (Travel Guru 5077 posts) 9y

Can anyone suggest a decent digital camera to buy on a restricted budget? I have one at the moment but the quality of the pictures isn't great.

PS stores need to be in the UK!

2. Posted by Hien (Moderator 3906 posts) 9y

How much is a "restricted" budget, mikey? And what camera do you own now?

3. Posted by Q' (Travel Guru 1987 posts) 9y

What complaints do you have with the camera ?

4. Posted by Jase007 (Travel Guru 8870 posts) 9y

I've had mine for 5 years now & the auto focus is starting to die.
I've had a chat to a few friends all with digital cameras of about the same age and have found that we all are in need of getting a new camera (this applies to compacts).

So, going by this experience you'll have to look at what you think is worth spending on a camera with a 5year life span (hell i got 15 out of my 35mm Ricoh compact)

5. Posted by mikeyBoab (Travel Guru 5077 posts) 9y

The one I own at the moment is . . . a silvery grey one

I'll check the model when I get home.

Part of the problem is that the resolution on the pictures isn't so good. I like to take pictures of scenery as opposed to close-ups but they come out terribly, you can't see any details. That and I can't figure out how to turn the bloody "date" thing off so the date appears on all my pictures.

A tight budget, maybe 40-50 pounds? Is that realistic?

6. Posted by Purdy (Travel Guru 3546 posts) 9y

Sounds daft Mikey but have you looked in Argos and seen whats available at your budget - then maybe some of the camera buffs could tell you which models were a better buy?

At least its giving you an idea of what is out there!

7. Posted by mikeyBoab (Travel Guru 5077 posts) 9y

This might sound daft Purdy but I actually hadn't thought of that!

8. Posted by Purdy (Travel Guru 3546 posts) 9y

Quoting mikeyBoab

This might sound daft Purdy but I actually hadn't thought of that!

See sometimes l have an idea that might actually work!

9. Posted by marlis (Travel Guru 1167 posts) 9y

why not have a look at E-bay,there you can find a good camera for little money.

10. Posted by Q' (Travel Guru 1987 posts) 9y

Quoting mikeyBoab

The one I own at the moment is . . . a silvery grey one

I'll check the model when I get home.

Part of the problem is that the resolution on the pictures isn't so good. I like to take pictures of scenery as opposed to close-ups but they come out terribly, you can't see any details. That and I can't figure out how to turn the bloody "date" thing off so the date appears on all my pictures.

A tight budget, maybe 40-50 pounds? Is that realistic?

I don't know your camera or settings, but it often is one's technique rather than the camera. Do you have the camera set on the highest resolution ? Which ISO setting are you using ? Anyway, several things come to mind already. If it's 4 megapixel or more, it should be fine and spending more money won't get you much more with the current technology.

40-50 pounds isn't that much, so maybe a technique improvement and use the money for a photography trip.