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    New Digital Camera - which

    Ok, i've had a Fujifilm finepix2600z, which was great - although its a bit chunky, but the last few months its been give "card read errors" wipeing photos, flatening its batterys, even when its off, etc etc

    Sooo, i though id get a new one!

    - But i dont know where to start!!

    - Its got to be a bit smaller, (85*60*28mm MAX)

    - Its got thw have a fast startup/save time

    - Its got to be mass storage device compatable

    - and be about 3 MegaPixals, which flash and 3x or more zoom etc


    So i was wondering what i should be looking for?

    - how much should i be looking to spend?

    daniel

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    My mate at work is looking at Minolta dimage X31 or Xt. Very compact and although its optical zoom the lens doesn't stick out of the body. 3 megpixal and you can get the X31 for around £130 new. 86 x 67 x 24.5 mm a little bigger but slim, might be worth a look.


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    yeah, thanks, any ideas are welcome, and all will be researched/looked into

    - daniel

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    anyone?

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    Canon A-Series all the way, seriously, best creative and feature-filled camera out there atm. I got an A70 back in march 2003 and it was worth every penny.

    They are only £130 now but are regarded as the best bang for buck camera and great manual controls. Seriously recommended

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    I have the dimage X21 (AA battery one) which i like very much. When i played with the X31 there was something about it which i didnt like. So whatever one you get you should play around with them first. Bloody pain in the rectum trying to do that though, I guess we are a country of theifing scum.

    I liked this one.

    http://www.panasonic.co.uk/digital-c...x7bc/index.htm

    but its too expensive here in the UK, it was £250 brand new in japan when it first came out.

    Here are some of the new ones in Japan for £ take off two 0 and divide by 2.
    NEW
    http://www.yodobashi.com/enjoy/more/...3/5615586.html
    COMPACT
    http://www.yodobashi.com/enjoy/more/.../21985539.html

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    Oh, i just noticed you want a compact. the A-series is more for creative shooting, people who want to really get into photography, learn more about it etc

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    the olympus mju mini digital is very nice, panasonic fx7 is also very nice, as are the canon ixus 30 and ixus 40 - these are between £195 and £250+

    the nikon coolpix 5200 is around £205, 5mp, 3x optical, metal body fairly compact.

    or you could always check out the pentax optio s4/s5 they are very compact.

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    well, we where at my uncals house last weekend, and he's just got the old Optio s4 2nd hand, so we had a go, and seamed vary nice, and he sayed it was good, except ha d rather slow between shots time and start up time

    - so we ha d a look in www.steves-digicams.com and it sayed the (like josh sayed) S5i was a lot faster, so we order that, and it should arrive monday


    thanks to all, daniel

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