|New Toy Recommendations Please
||[Mar. 14th, 2008|10:48 am]
For my birthday, my lovely Dad gave me some money to put towards buying a camera. I'm looking for a compact digital camera, with the following things:
As many megapixels as are necessary (I think at least 7)
Lithium or other long life battery
Optical & Digital zoom
Non-proprietory memory card format so it'll go into my laptop slot
Fast image capture
Simple intuitive controls
I have around £150 to spend but want to get a case, a couple of memory cards and all the adaptors and leads I need - maybe even a spare battery.
For the last month I have looked: online, in Jessops and Currys and suchlike, and have totally failed to come to a decision. They are all shiny and small and fancy, and no-one in the shops has been enthusiastic enough to help me make a decision. I just need to get over it and get one already, but I thought I'd put one more call out for the collective wisdom of my friends. So does anyone has any recommendations - for particular cameras, brands, batteries, memory card types or alternatively good places (in the real world or online) to go for information or to buy?