View Full Version : Need a cheap camera

05-28-2007, 05:19 AM

* What budget have you allocated for buying this camera? Please be as specific as possible.


* What size camera are you looking for? Or does size not matter at all to you?
Compact/Ultra compact


How many megapixels will suffice for you?
4 - 7 mp

* What optical zoom will you need? (None, Standard = 3x-4x, Ultrazoom = 10x-12x, Other - Specify)
Standard = 3x-4x

* How important is “image quality” to you? (Rate using a scale of 1-10)
I would like to have very good image quality.Probably 8-10

Do you care for manual controls?
Not much

General Usage

* What will you generally use the camera for?
Point and shoot.Mainly for shooting some pics with friends outdoor as well as indoor

* Will you be making big prints of your photos or not?

Will you be shooting a lot of indoor photos or low light photos?
Yes.I will be taking pics during parties.Infact i would like the camera to perform better DIM light conditions.

Will you be shooting sports and/or action photos?

I dont like noise

Are there particular brands you like or hate?

Are there particular models you already have in mind?
I read about fuji finepix z1.but just wanted ask you guys before going for it.

(If applicable) Do you need any of the following special features? (Wide Angle, Image Stabilization, Weatherproof, Hotshoe, Rotating LCD)

05-28-2007, 09:56 PM
A gently used Canon powershot might work for you and be in that price range.

Check ebay.

My oldest camera is a SD110 and it still takes great pics even thought it's been dropped at parties, kicked around a dance club floor, and generally abused for the past 5 years as my beater camera.