Good Digital Camera

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Hi Guys Im after a good Digital Camera for the wife ;)
got to have good battery life (crv3)
must print excelent upto A4
good lense
Id like to get the very best I can for around £350
Ive got a Samsung V4000 with Schneider (kreuznach)lense
Im happy with that but she wants better Grrrr
all ur comments would be welcomed :) so what do u guys recommend ?
 

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Soz john i couldnt resist replying on here............... found this samsung d1234 just come out £350,send me cheque and i'll post it right away ready for xmas

 

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Also Id like one that u can keep shooting ,if that possible with a Digital Camera ?
 

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Rat, I'd have a look at Fuji m8 HERE, got two digi and one film myself. Been very pleased with them. I use a Finepix S5500 now, have a look [DLMURL="http://uk.geocities.com/[email protected]/Photos/DSCF2650_web.jpg"]Pic_1[/DLMURL] & [DLMURL="http://uk.geocities.com/[email protected]/Photos/DSCF2677_web.jpg"]Pic_2[/DLMURL] & [DLMURL="http://uk.geocities.com/[email protected]/Photos/DSCF2679_web.jpg"]Pic_3[/DLMURL]at some results...If you want to see the 'full res' versions drop me a pm, I only take in RAW mode now, makes each pic about 11meg thou'!!! gulp. I looked at several models and felt the S5500 gave me best optical zoom (10x), good resolution 4megapixel ( 2272x1704) and lots of mode functions, from point & shoot to full manual, yes it will also do continuous shooting mode (in one mode it'll do upto 40 frames continously!). I can't fault the results, don't get too wrapped up in mega pixels thou', more is not always better, compared the S5500 to other high res' cameras but the Fuji won hands down, colour, light, detail, textures..Fuji make good ccd sensors and very good optics.
Also got an older Zoom6800 (6megapixel), thats very good too and an old D1000 point an shoot thats as good as many SLR's.
I bought the old digi from UK Digital They've got the S5600 on offer at £239.
The new one came from Kamera, they've got a bundle with the S5600 for £289
 
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Thanks LG Ill have a good read through ;)
whats battery life like ? as the wife takes lots of piccys m8
 

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[DLMURL]http://www.pricegrabber.co.uk/search_getprod.php/masterid=7668563/promo_id=63[/DLMURL]
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ5 Black Digital Camera
(5.0MP, 2560x1920, 12x Opt, 16MB SD Memory Card - SKU: DMCFZ5K)
Price range: £254.95 - £289.99 from 3 Sellers
u can pay abit more and get 8 mega pixals
http://www.pricegrabber.co.uk/search_getprod.php?masterid=11152802&search=++DMC-FZ30S+
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ30S Silver Digital Camera
(8.32MP, 3264x2448, 12x Opt, 32 MB SD Card, SD/MMC - SKU: DMCFZ30S)
Price range: £413.95 - £469.99 from 2 Sellers
 
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I rekon on getting about 200 frames per charge including download time to PC (4off AA's). I got a plug top Hahanel charger with a set of 2500ma batteries when I bought the camera and bought an extra set which stay in the bag, ready for when the others die. I think I might invest in a mains adapter for when I'm downloading now, or get a usb card reader.
I would also recommend getting a decent bag to carry it around in, I got a Lowepro one, well padded, sturdy, flexible, extra pockets for batteries & memory cards etc...
I'm off out tonight to photograph some fireworks..I'll post some results later
 

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Thanks :) I get around 400+ from the CRV batterys but I do use the card reader to download onto pc,so saving battery life there
been reading and its a nice camera
the wife says people on a forum she goes on Raves about the S5500
 

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really like the FUJIFILM FINEPIX S5600 cheapest Ive found is £214.99 inc del
tempted very tempted :) may goto Jessops tomorrow check it out and get them to do a price match :Hit:
 

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Yip I sure would...thats a bargain!
Anyway, here's a couple I took earlier... 10 points to anyone can guess where..
 

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went to jessops and they have stopped Internet price matching for the time being :(
and its £279.00 in there with a 256md card and case included
he wouldent budge GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR
 

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Hmm...
UK Digital have a bundle for £279, looks good to me:
Fuji Finepix S5600 Kit 1

Fuji Finepix S5600 Camera Kit Plus: 128mb xD Picture Card, Sony Fast Charger kit (4 x Nimh 2300mah Rechargable Batteries & 4hr Charger), Lowepro TLZ-10 Soft Case
Our Price:
£279.00 inc Vat

HERE M8Y
 
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