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    Default Help required selecting a new camera.

    I am looking to replace the Olympus MJU 500 digital camera I recently lost. I use it for my work, I am a building surveyor/contracts manager for a general building contractor so I take lots of photos of the exterior and interior of buildings.

    I only need something simple as I only really used one setting on my previous camera although I did use the zoom function a fair bit and often I had to override the flash function but thats about all I did with it . The MJU 500 also had quite a big viewing screen which was handy. However, I know that it didnt bounce very well as I dropped it regularily, so something a bit tougher would be good.

    I usually take a lot of photos which then get uploaded to my PC. The MJU 500 was only 5.0 mega pixels. A few more pixels would be helpful but not too many if this is likely to quickly fill space on my PC???

    My budget is 150.

    Thanks
    Dave

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    Hi and welcome.

    Have a look at a refurbished camera from Canon http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Canon-Powe...item43b3a242ff
    If you are looking for a few extra controls, some extra zoom and impressive picture quality you will find the Powershot SX130 IS hard to beat at this price point.
    http://www.cameras.co.uk/reviews/can...t-sx130-is.cfm

    I always carry a http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Jessop-Met...item3cca5bd51ffor resting on walls, seats, pavements etc. together with the 2/10 second timer.

    Although the camera has some manual controls, you can leave it on Auto all the time. Still, handy to have if you need to take something in difficult lighting. The zoom could come in handy too if you wanted to take close ups of details higher up.

    Post processing is just as important, so look in my signature for help - check out the http://ictpublish.com/pixlr/Videoes/...06_Levels.html. It can make or break an image.

    Cheers!

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    Last edited by Chris Cool; 08-10-12 at 07:07 PM.

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