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Is this camera any good? Im looking for one for my mum
Olympus MJU 1040 10mp 3x Optical ...
8th January 2009, 12:39 PM #1
Digital Camera - Is this any good?
8th January 2009, 01:01 PM #2
for almost the same money I'd look at [ame=http://www.amazon.co.uk/Canon-Digital-IXUS-80-Camera/dp/B0012ZEDV4/ref=dp_cp_ob_ce_title_1/278-7914121-6571819]Canon Digital IXUS 80 IS Camera - Silver 2.5" LCD: Amazon.co.uk: Electronics & Photo[/ame]
Bought one a few months back and its awesome, even used it as a quick snapper for a few photography jobs, with awesome results.
reghardware even gave it 90% Canon Ixus 860 IS compact camera ? Register Hardware
8th January 2009, 01:03 PM #3
Its not bad at all but if i was buying a camera for someone, i would pick a camera that would support SD cards instead of XD cards.
8th January 2009, 01:05 PM #4
Depends of your definition of good.
[ame="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Nikon-D40-Digital-SLR-Camera/dp/B000KIX65S"]This is way better at taking photographs[/ame]. (I bought one for school use and its just so much better than the cheap £100 cameras).
However, my camera of choice at the moment is a canon d450 with a 10 - 20mm lens and a 18mm - 200mm lens both from sigma. Now that is a "good" camera but still not the "best" but I ran out of money at £1100.
8th January 2009, 01:06 PM #5
I'd second Canon. I have a Powershot A650 and the images a truely breath taking! The thing with digital Camera is it's all about the lens. These days MP are so high they are meaningless - 10MP, do you really have an A0 printer for that image? And Canon are one of the best for lenses (Nikon are also worth a look - Nikon vs Canon any one )
8th January 2009, 01:12 PM #6
Don't start that again...
Originally Posted by tmcd35
wgat you say about lenses is right - and those tiny ones in the olympus don't tend to be too good IMHO
8th January 2009, 01:12 PM #7
I have an oldish Canon Ixus, I love it. A mate's wife got the 800IS recently, and I had a go with it on new year, it's an excellent camera, even considering upgrading mine.
8th January 2009, 01:17 PM #8
Optical image stabilisation/vibration reduction is quite popular at the moment and it's incredibly useful - try and find one with that on.
Forget the D40 - go for the new D90!
8th January 2009, 01:25 PM #9
Is my current 450d and the 18 -200 taken with the nikon d40.
It should be noted that the Nikon makes even quick snaps look great even with the standard lens.
What the hell here is the other camera taken with my canon.
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8th January 2009, 02:15 PM #10
I think the original TC was talking about a good camera for family snaps which would mean fast start up, quick to take another photo, decent battery, compact.
I dare say his mum doesn't need a dSLR.
I'm a Canon fan also, my G9 is awesome but again probably more than your mum needs even though it is classed as a compact.
I'd advise buying a magazine and looking at the 'best for £xx' section because most people on here rate image quality over price no matter what.
8th January 2009, 02:23 PM #11
All the same, the advise still stands regardless of budget. A 8MP Canon/Nikon with a quality lens would be hands down better than a 10-12MP Kodak/Olympus/Fuji/etc with a lower quality lens. Prices should be on par and both Nikon and Canon do some quality compact/budget camera.
Originally Posted by mrforgetful
8th January 2009, 02:25 PM #12
Oh I agree with the MP vs lens comments completely!
8th January 2009, 02:28 PM #13
This might help...
Budget Camera Group Test (Q4 2008) Review: 1. Introduction: Digital Photography Review
The Panasonic Lumix LZ8 came out top...great lens, image stabiliser etc.
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8th January 2009, 02:36 PM #14
Bu tthe Cypershot W120 looks way nicer for her friends to see.
8th January 2009, 02:39 PM #15
If you decide on a Panasonic, I have a £75 off voucher that I'm willing to sell for < £75 (it's of no use to me personally).
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