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    Post Buying a new camera

    Hi guys,

    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?

    Please help!

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    Default 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

    Regards


    Chris
    Last edited by Chris Cool; 17-04-11 at 02:38 PM.

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    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.

    Nick




    Quote Originally Posted by Siuya View Post
    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

    Regards


    Chris

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