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LoremIpsum3236
12-06-10, 11:14 PM
Trying to find a compact camera for my general use, needs to have
- 10+ megapixel
- Relatively good battery life
- In-built battery
- Easy method for transferring images to my PC
- 5x+ zoom
- price of under 200

other features are not strictly necessary but would be appreciated :D
sorry if this is not posted in the right place, not very used to this sort of thing

PKW
13-06-10, 08:25 AM
I would say the following are your main options:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Panasonic-Lumix-TZ7-Digital-Camera/dp/B001T0H0RG/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1276417236&sr=1-1

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sony-DSCW380B-Cyber-shot-Digital-Camera/dp/B00336EOKU/ref=sr_1_13?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1276417236&sr=1-13

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Samsung-ST500-Digital-Camera-Optical/dp/B002JM1GW8/ref=sr_1_30?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1276417375&sr=1-30

Also, what do you mean by in-built battery, that you cannot remove the battery?

LoremIpsum3236
13-06-10, 10:36 AM
Perhaps "Rechargeable Battery" would be a better term, I meant a camera that you would not have to repeatedly buy batteries for (AA - AAA) and you could simply plug in, I realize that this is not very common among cameras these days but that kind of thing annoys me to the extreme.

PKW
13-06-10, 03:04 PM
Yeah I wondered if that was what you meant, I had a Sony compact before I move onto DSLR and the rechargeable battery for that was brilliant. It lasted for ages! The Sony compact on the link has a rechargeable battery. I would recommend Sony batteries for the reason above.

LoremIpsum3236
13-06-10, 03:43 PM
Batteries that last a while would be useful, considering I'll be spending a while away from civilization on a barge. For the same reason, a memory card that will last a while is important. Noticed that the Samsung has a decent amount of money off it at the moment, that's looking quite attractive.