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gallego1968
07-02-10, 01:27 PM
Hi there
I am new to this so bear with me with my questions.
My daughter will be 10 on her next birthday and she wants a digital camera. So i am looking for a nice compact camera up tp 100, are there any recommendations.

Chris Cool
07-02-10, 10:02 PM
Hi

I just bought my daughter the Canon A480 from Argos at 79.99

It's an ideal starter camera as she can shoot in Auto to begin with, then onto the myriad of Scene modes and later, adjust ISO and EV manually when she gains experience :D

It has Red Eye reduction (after you have taken the shot) in camera, comes in a range of colours and runs off 2 AA's.

Here is a small review on it Clicky (http://www.whatdigitalcamera.com/equipment/reviews/compactcameras/26707/1/canon-a480.html)

Look at some pictures on FLICKR (http://www.flickr.com/search/?q=Canon+A480)

Mike Lowe
08-02-10, 01:23 PM
Canon A480 is a great, affordable little camera. You can spend the leftover money on a few SD cards too.

Paul Nuttall
08-02-10, 06:11 PM
The Canon is a great compact at that price point. Really impressive results which belie its price tag.

It is a little bulky however and not the most attractive in the hand. If you think your daughter might like something a bit better looking, the Panasonic FS7 is less than a tenner over your budget and is a good camera

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Panasonic-Lumix-FS7-Digital-Camera/dp/B001T0GZF4/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1265656231&sr=8-6

gallego1968
08-02-10, 07:14 PM
My camera has a lithium battery which is great, the cameras i am looking for my daughter need AA batteries and as she won't use it a great deal is this ok or is it better to go for a camera which has a lithium battery.

Chris Cool
08-02-10, 09:02 PM
My camera has a lithium battery which is great, the cameras i am looking for my daughter need AA batteries and as she won't use it a great deal is this ok or is it better to go for a camera which has a lithium battery.

The advantage of AA's is that you can buy them anywhere, so you're never out of power.

If you find she is taking more and more pics, then go for rechargeable AA's and a charging unit.

I bought my daughter this setup from 7 day shop.

4 rechargeable batteries (2800mAh) 4.79 (http://www.7dayshop.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=777_3&products_id=101842)

Battery charger 6.29 (http://www.7dayshop.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=777_3&products_id=105028)
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gallego1968
09-02-10, 02:06 PM
I have been recommended a Pentax Optio E85 as it has a Lithium battery. Does any know is one any good.

gallego1968
11-02-10, 05:48 AM
I have just been recommended the Casio Exilim EX-Z33 for a first camera as it is easy to use and also has a litium battery.
Is this any good.

gallego1968
11-02-10, 07:33 AM
Well i have just bought the Casio Exilim EX-Z33 with a case for 59.99 which is a bargin to me. I bought it on Ebay and the seller is Ebuyer who i have bought from before.
Here's the one i bought.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=300395522061&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT

Chris Cool
11-02-10, 12:20 PM
I generally like Casio but the Z33 has a poor image rating see review (http://www.trustedreviews.com/digital-cameras/review/2009/11/12/Casio-Exilim-EX-Z33/p1)

However, I'm sure your daughter will enjoy it :)

When someone is asking for advice, I invariably point to a particular camera because of it's image quality first, and its ergonomics second :)
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gallego1968
11-02-10, 01:19 PM
I do understand in what you are saying, but the price got me. If my daughter really takes to photography i will then buy here a lot better camera but i don't to spend a lot of money for something just to sit in a cupboard after a couple of weeks.
I do apritiate the help i have been given

Dave Bullman
12-02-10, 06:43 AM
I use a Panasonic DMC-fx10 and it is brilliant, easy to use very good quailty pictures and it has a rechargeable battery which i believe is much better and cheaper than AA batteries.

Nigel Atherton
12-02-10, 12:20 PM
If its for a child though i'd rate the most important factors in this order:
1. Looks/styling
2. Ease of Use
3. Image Quality

Kids generally don't pixel peep and would struggle to see the difference between the results from most cameras, but want it to look good and be easy to use. I hope she's happy with her Casio. Its pink, so that's a bonus if the girls I know are anything to go by!