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    Looking for a decent (inexpensive!) Camera

    Well,

    my old camera is on its last legs and i am on the search for a new one.

    Trouble is, there are SO many cameras on the market these days...i dont know where to start...

    So..you lot look like you know a bit about this kind of thing...so I ask your advice....

    Want a decent camera for family/ sporting/special events....Simple to use...not TOO complicated as I am not professional by any means....

    just a decent camera that gives decent quality pics...

    Any ideas? (Brands to avoid etc etc would be very useful too!!)

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    Administrator Ian Jane's Avatar
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    I more or less stick to Nikon DSLR's because they're what I like but they're not cheap. What kind of budget are you working on?
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    Budget is not really a problem (although obviously not TOO silly price tag)

    Main point is..I am backasswards with cameras...so nothing too complicated is needed....just simple, functional camera that does its job well.....

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    If you want simplicity you may just want to go with a decent quality point and shoot rather than an SLR, you'll save some money that way too - though the Nikon D3100 (their entry level DSLR) seems a good buy for the price.
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    Might end up with a point and shoot then...Those SLR cameras are a bit bulky for my needs.....

    Funny you should mention NUIKON though....I was thinking of getting one from that company.....had a Canon last time and fancied a change..

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    This won't be an inexpensive option by any stretch but Nikon just released the specs on their new 24 megapixel DSLR and it kind of made me drool a little bit...

    http://www.nikonusa.com/Nikon-Produc...5488/D600.html
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    That's pretty nice.....but so is the price!!!

    The divorce papers would be in the post before the box was opened though....

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    Fuji's X10 is a lovely camera, which can be bought fairly cheaply (£350 or so, over here) and can be used as a fully-automatic P&S, or there's the option of full manual control. It's also got a larger sensor than most compact cameras, but it's not like lugging a DSLR about - it's a little smaller than a 35mm SLR. I've got one, and I take it pretty much everywhere.
    http://www.amazon.com/Fujifilm-X10-D...words=x10+fuji

    The Ricoh GR IV camera is supposed to be a nice piece of kit, with fast autofocus. I believe the Japanese photographer Daido Moriyama uses one of these:
    http://www.amazon.com/Ricoh-GR-DIGIT...rds=ricoh+griv
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