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    Buying a camera

    Hey all,

    So I'm buying a camera (the one I got from Catch of the Day was DoA) and it was at least what seemed to be a decent entry level camera. (FinePix S2960 - the LCD was pure white, but the view finder worked).

    My budget is fairly low - around the $150 mark, and I'd like to find something that is equal or better to what this one had: 14MP, 15x zoom decent size screen.

    Anyone got any suggestions?

    I don't mind pre-loved so long as it's only a year or 2 old and looks decent. I want something that looks robust and professionalish too, not some goofy little flat thing that the flash "pops" out of!

    Thanks!
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    i'm really happy with my panasonic lumix ft3. its a little out of your budget though (about the $250 mark new) but its a solid camera and its put up with a bit of abuse from me.
    i'm sure you could find the previous generation ft2 in your budget though.
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    I bought a 16.2mp Sony and am surprised at the quality of pics. Also does 3d pics and hd movies ao features. That one is within your budget.
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    Megapixels means shit, find something with a good lens.

    So leica, fujinon, g series.

    More important than Megapixels

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    Model is a dsc wx7 and it has a Carl Zeiss lens. Got an extra battery and 4gb card with it too.
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    Thanks guys, and for the advise Pete. I'll have a look at them. I might be able to stretch the budget a little... see how I go Click here to enlarge End of the day I really just want to be able to take some decent pics of my family and our lives.

    Actually I was wrong, I got the S3280 from catch for $139, which by all accounts doesn't seem a bad price at all. Pitty about the LCD. If only I was game enough to check for a loose connection. It has a Fujinon lens too. I might try to track down another one of these.

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    Actually, for just under $200, I can get the S4500, which seems like a better option.

    Thoughts?

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    I am on my second Panasonic Lumix FH-25, it's good too. Best cheap camera I've owned. It's a 16MP, 8x optical zoom job with 28mm wide angle (Carl Ziess?) lens. I bought the second one in May from some place in Sydney for 150. (The first one went for a swim) The biggest downside is you can't zoom when recording, which is just stupid.

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    Panasonic use Leica lenses
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by poita Click here to enlarge
    Panasonic use Leica lenses
    Ah yeah that's the one!

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