canon vs cheap brand

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1. Posted by kater (Inactive 31 posts) 14y Star this if you like it!

Hi all,
I hadn't got my camera situation sorted out before i left home, so i've done the worst thing possible take no camera at all. Going through lots of disposables at the mom!!

Decided to get an ok digital camera, that will take lots of good shots and if i decide the quality isn't good enough i can get a cheap 35mm later.

Looking at canon powershot A80, sounds like good quality and a good balance of manual and automatic features and 4mp should be enough? Plus it takes AA bateries which is easy if i have no power.

Otherwise i could get a cheaper brand for less or get 5mp. is it worth spending the extra money??

2. Posted by georgep (Respected Member 201 posts) 14y Star this if you like it!


The Canon A80 sounds like a great camera. 4mp is good als long as you don't expect to bigge prints.

One warning do. AA batteries don't always seem to work in digital camera's. I had some problems with that in India where my camera stopt working after 5 minutes with his new Indian batteries.



3. Posted by alainwee (Full Member 57 posts) 14y Star this if you like it!

Should make use of rechargeable AA batteries. Only buy in emergency situation