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#1 ♥Rumpelstiltskin♥

Posted 06 February 2013 - 04:20 PM

Looking at going to the USA in august and I don't have a camera .
Can someone suggest something not too pricey/light and  takes fantastic pics....original.gif...original.gif...original.gif

#2 YodaTheWrinkledOne

Posted 07 February 2013 - 10:49 PM

I just bought an Olympus VR350 from Big W.  On sale for $144 (was $200, I bought a silver one).  It's not bad - 16MP, 10x optical zoom, good screen at the back, can set some features to manual.  Obviously not as good as a DSLR, but I thought it was good value for the price and small enough to pop into a pocket.  Bought it for general happy snaps (first day at school and we didn't want iPhone pics only, so it was a quick buy this week)

If you are going travelling and want to buy a camera for your trip, think about the zoom and wide-angle capabilities of the camera.  That's one of the things we have noticed when travelling - having enough zoom to get the detail or being able to take a decent wide angle or panoramic shot.

Olympus SZ-14 is a bit heavier and bigger than the one I bought - 14MP, 24x Ultra-Zoom Wide Angle (25mm equivalent), $194.  But not as chunky as a DSLR.

It really depends how big and bulky you are prepared to go for a holiday camera and what features you want.

#3 ♥Rumpelstiltskin♥

Posted 08 February 2013 - 07:33 AM


Thanks I will check them out....original.gif

#4 amesv

Posted 08 February 2013 - 08:10 AM

[/size]I got a new camera for Christmas, my biggest pre-requisitewas that it took a quick shot, I get so frustrated when you have to press thebutton down and it takes ages to take the shot. Secondly was quality. I got thelatest Sony Cyber Shot for $200.


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