View Full Version : Looking for a decent (inexpensive!) Camera

08-12-2012, 05:17 AM

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!!)

Ian Jane
08-12-2012, 08:50 AM
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?

08-12-2012, 11:29 PM
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.....

Ian Jane
08-13-2012, 09:07 AM
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 (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003ZYF3LO/ref=amb_link_364535142_2?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=gp-right-1&pf_rd_r=17D7CBHFMH4DB1ZYGDZK&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=1388178362&pf_rd_i=502394) (their entry level DSLR) seems a good buy for the price.

08-13-2012, 10:05 AM
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..

Ian Jane
09-13-2012, 10:33 AM
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...


09-14-2012, 11:34 AM
That's pretty nice.....but so is the price!!!

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

Ian Jane
09-14-2012, 12:38 PM
Yeah, but it's nice to have dreams and stuff.

Paul L
09-16-2012, 05:59 PM
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.

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: