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Flapper
08-02-2004, 07:52 AM
Hi all,

My wife and I have just got married and we've received a lot of vouchers to spend in John Lewis Department Store. We're looking to buy a digital camera and these are the models they stock in our price range:

Archos AVCam 300 Digital Camera and Camcorder 218
Canon IXUS IIs Digital Camera 229
Canon PowerShot A75 Digital Camera 219
Casio EXILIM EX-Z30 Digital Camera 249
Fuji FinePix A340 Zoom Digital Camera 179
Fuji Zoom Digital Camera, S3000 189
Fuji Digital Camera, S5000 249
HP Photosmart R707 Digital Camera 249
Kodak Easyshare LS743 Zoom Digital Camera 249
Nikon Coolpix 3200 Digital Camera 199
Olympus Digital Camera, Mju 300 224
Olympus Mju 400 Digital Camera 249
Olympus Digital Camera, C-5000ZOOM 259
Sony DSCP73 Digital Camera 249
Sony Cyber-Shot Digital Camera, DSC-F77 249

Which one should we go for? - We're digital camera newbies.
This site has a good review of the Canon A75 so I'm leaning towards that one, but can anyone spot a better deal in the list?

We have to buy from this shop as we have vouchers

Any advice greatly appreciated

thx

Flapper

Ray Schnoor
08-02-2004, 10:02 AM
It would help if you would give us a little bit of information of what you want to do with your camera. Do you want to take photos of birds ~50 meters away, candid shots of people ~3 meters away, close up shots to sell on ebay ~5 cm away. Did you actually handle any of the cameras and come up with at least a few that you prefer. A camera that someone recommends, but you can't stand how it feels in your hands, will not be a good choice for you, regardless of the quality of photos it takes.

All that said, out of that list, I would take the Sony P73 or Canon A75.

Flapper
08-02-2004, 10:16 AM
thanks Ray,

It would be for general family use - nothing very specialised.

Having said that it would be nice to get pictures with a good resolution with a view to printing out the best ones.

having snatches of video would be good too.

I haven't handled any of them but I wanted a shortlist to go the shop with

thx

Flapper