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Discussion in 'Gadgets and Gizmos' started by josh.p., Mar 22, 2011.

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    It's my Dad's 50th whilst I'm away and we're getting him a new camera. I wanted to get him a DSLR but he wants something slightly smaller. What compact cameras are available. Looking for something on the higher end of the scale.

    It's been so long since I've looked at point and shoots I know nothing about them! I remember Fujis having the most vivid colours but other than that I have no idea! :rotfl:
     
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    Canon do a good point and shoot at the moment but I've always been a fan of the fuji finepix Matthew has one and frankly some of the shots he gets on there are really stunning
     
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    I'll have a look at the canons. They go away quite often and like to take photos at night whilst in restaurants and stuff, so I suppose a good night mode would be important :yes:
     
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    I have completely fallen in love with the Canon S95. It's a fantastic camera. Look at the reviews and pictures that amazon.com have. I have it. :D
     
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    me too :yes:

    I've got so many cameras (yeah yeah I know) and I've got some stunning small ones like the panasonic lx5, the GF1 & 2 but they were all a little large to take absolutely anywhere.

    The S95 is an amazing little beast. Smallest camera I've ever had that's been worth taking somewhere. I dont think photos do it justice, it's so incredibly tiny and yet has most of the features of the larger G10/11 (which I also have sitting in a box not doing anything)

    Anyway yep, S95 its killer feature? So small that you'll actually not mind carrying it around and then it'll be there when you need it rather than left behind somewhere.
     
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    Exactly Keith! I take mine everywhere and have used several of the modes.
     
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    Would you be able share some sample shots, please? Night time shots would be a great help! :yes:
     
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    As point and shoots go...

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    Would only ever recommend

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    shudder - that's not a face I want staring back at me from the screen in the morning
     
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    Do we have an exorcism smiley face? :unsure:

    Tom :)macwave:... I believe that's called a complete waste of skin!)
     
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    I don't really have night shots, but the camera is good in low light. It does have a specific setting for low light. Here's just a couple shots where the light was not the best.

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    Thanks Ducky :hug2: They look great! Reserved one to pick-up from Jessops tomorrow. Shocked to find that it was cheapest there!
     
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    No problem at all! It truly is an excellent little camera. The space for the flash pop up takes some getting use to though. :D But that's nothing that would stop me from buying it again.
     
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    Bought the camera today. Gave it a little test run to check it works and all is good :yes: It seems fantastic! The man in Jessops almost put the wrong camera in the bag and it's a good job I was there as my Mum wouldn't have noticed!
     
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    I hope that he likes it! You will have to let us know. :yes:
     

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