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21. Posted by vickon (Budding Member 50 posts) 7y

i have the perfect solution for you. I recently bought a toshiba camileo. This is a pocket video camera HD, photo camera 7,1mp, mp3, web camera, phone record. Its really great and very very cheap. You record in a card memory and then you can copy to cd with a laptop, or change the card memory. I propose you to buy some 8gb memory cards to change.Dont get a 32gb memory card because its possible to brake down. You dont want that for sure. Just check it at you youtube. Its really small and thin!!!!and costs about 100euro jejeje. I hope i helped you. Have fun!!!

22. Posted by ackers888 (Budding Member 7 posts) 7y

I have a Panasonic Lumix compact digital camera and it has been perfect for travelling. It's easy to use, small enough to fit in your pocket and takes good quality pictures. I'm no David Bailey but I cannot fault it. I have been travelling since Ocotber and have taken several hundred photographs with it, many of which have been featured on the travellerspoint gallery.

23. Posted by bentivogli (Travel Guru 2398 posts) 7y

I have an older Olympus mu-series that I am very happy with. It's light, has a great lense, and good performance indoors as well as outdoors. The only disadvantage is its lack of options: it has a couple of settings ('portrait', 'candle light', etc), but you can't manipulate the usual options (diafragm, timer) separately.

24. Posted by WebGuy (Full Member 106 posts) 7y

Quoting vickon

i have the perfect solution for you. I recently bought a toshiba camileo. This is a pocket video camera HD, photo camera 7,1mp, mp3, web camera, phone record. Its really great and very very cheap. You record in a card memory and then you can copy to cd with a laptop, or change the card memory. I propose you to buy some 8gb memory cards to change.Dont get a 32gb memory card because its possible to brake down. You dont want that for sure. Just check it at you youtube. Its really small and thin!!!!and costs about 100euro jejeje. I hope i helped you. Have fun!!!

This sounds like a cool camera, I will check this one out as well!

Thanks!!!

25. Posted by Reshmi (Budding Member 19 posts) 7y

Nikon Coolpix S550.When I want to travel light and cant afford to really go around with a bulky one , I take my Nikon S550. 10 megapixels, 5x zoom and ISO 2000.

26. Posted by steen1976 (Budding Member 26 posts) 7y

A vote for the IXUS 870 IS here. A superb little camera and very easy to use for the utter novice that I am.

27. Posted by Redpaddy (Inactive 1004 posts) 7y

Seems to be that most people here prefer compact to SLR. I agree.
SLR still hasn't justified it's mad inflated price as yet.
Watch these spaces.

28. Posted by fabyomama (Respected Member 560 posts) 7y

I bumped into an American language student in Marrakesh who had a very nice Rolleiflex twin lens camera. He didn't take lots of pictures, but took his time on those he did. He knows he's going to get a quality that most can't even imagine - and all for a couple of hundred dollars. It was purely for the art though.

To get anywhere near the same quality in digital, it'll cost anything up to 30000 for a digi-back. But those things are used all day and every day to get the cost back. There's actually talk of film making a come back. I wonder why?

I actually have an old twin lens that I might dig out. It's an old Yashicamat that has an amazing quality about it. There's a lot going for them when you really think about it. They are light. Easy to use. Discreet. Absolutely rock solid. Reliable and not battery dependent.

[ Edit: Edited on 22-May-2009, at 20:32 by fabyomama ]

29. Posted by s96024 (Full Member 106 posts) 7y

Quoting Redpaddy

Seems to be that most people here prefer compact to SLR. I agree.
SLR still hasn't justified it's mad inflated price as yet.
Watch these spaces.

Are you for real? The topic is "small quality camera", so people are obviously going to recommend compacts.

You can pick up a Nikon d40 of ebay for £200. I would hardly call that a "mad inflated price".

I picked up a Sanyo xacti HD700 recently and if you would like good video capabilities as well as a reasonable quality stills camera, this is a good compromise. I have had several of these still/video hybrids from sanyo and they are brilliant as an all in one for when space is limited.

30. Posted by Redpaddy (Inactive 1004 posts) 7y

Post #29#.... Yep - I'm for real. And how chuffed I am that I can pick up an Nikon D40 for £200. Show me where for starters - please. I think nearer the £240-£260 mark is more realistic. An 8 mpix compact in GB is available for around £75. The D40 is only 6mpix and you are obviously well aware that it isn't exactly getting rave reviews. Are "You for real too??"