View Full Version : Cheap compact camera buying advice

22-04-12, 08:13 PM
hello, i want to buy a new camera(for my brother)..it will be used for birthdays,holidays etc..i dont need anything fancy only important is to it takes a decent pictures...I found theese models
1. Samsung ST93
2.Samsung ST65
3.Nikon Coolpix S2500
4.olympus VG-130

Please help me decide..thanks

Chris Cool
23-04-12, 03:25 PM

TBH they all take a reasonable picture so it's worth going to your camera store and holding them and looking at the screens and going through the menus for ease of use etc.

I'm also going to throw the Canon IXUS 115 HS into the mix, as I think image quality in this price range is very good Click for review (http://www.cameras.co.uk/reviews/canon-ixus-115-hs.cfm)

I've seen it at PC World for around 79.

And don't forget. Post processing is an important part of photography and should be used to sharpen and enhance pictures taken with any camera. If you don't have an imaging editor, then use the one in my signature below. There are 32 video tutorials to get you started. The most useful is the Adjusting levels (http://ictpublish.com/pixlr/Videoes/06_Levels/06_Levels.html) and for even more adjustment. The Curves tool (http://ictpublish.com/pixlr/Videoes/07_Curves/07_Curves.html) is a must (it's my favourite all-in-one adjuster). My Resize-Crop-Sharpen tutorial below, will get your pics ready for the internet or whatever :cool: