Buying a new camera
About four years ago I bought the Nikon Coolpix S10 camera. I was very happy with it until it broke last year. It says "Lens error" and is costly to repair, but part of me is toying with that idea.
A much larger part of me thinks that I should buy a new camera.
I am not a "photographer" but rather I like to take nice pictures when I go away and when at home. This is why I usually buy a high end digitial compact camera but not a DSLR and not a cheap point and shoot.
What I want from a camera:
* good MP
* high optical zoom
* able to take good photos
* able to manually adjust settings so things look their best
* good video
* on the Nikon Coolpix S10, I liked the fact that I could turn the shutter round to face me so I could see the screen while taking a picture or video of myself (I often travel solo)
* SD memory could be a slight advantage as I have loads of SD cards, but not a huge requirement.
So, guys in the know, what would you buy in my shoes? What should I buy?
High optical zoom in a small compact
Hi, I don't know of any small compact with high optical zoom and a twisting screen that compares to the Nikon S10.
I still have a mint http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/nikoncp4500/ so I know what it's like to use them.
However, I went through quite a few cameras without the vari-angle and am now resigned to the fact that I'd rather have a small compact with high optical zoom.
In the end I went with the http://www.trustedreviews.com/Panaso...-Camera_review point and shoot (http://www.amateurphotographer.co.uk...9&daysprune=-1), but if you want some manual control, there is the http://www.trustedreviews.com/Panaso...-Camera_review - http://www.trustedreviews.com/Panaso...-Camera_review
Last edited by Chris Cool; 17-04-11 at 02:38 PM.
Thanks for your reply.
I was very happy with my Nikon Coolpix S10 until it broke!
I've had a look at the two Panasonic camers you mentioned and they both look good. I'm going to keep an eye on those!
Thanks for your advice.
Originally Posted by Siuya
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