I personally would buy an SLR camera.
a bit more expensive
you will take the picture you actually see through the viewfinder SLR (mirror system)
high quality built and amazing picture quality
change lenses later if you want to (macro, zoom)
I personally would buy a Nikon or Canon SLR
The Canon has probably more suitable lenses.
I use the Canon EOS 450D and I would never go back to a small camera again.
Just don't buy a camera without viewfinder. In bright daylight you won't see picture on the screen you like to take.
My advice is to go a camera shop and try a few. Maybe you know somebody who can buy a camera in duty free (i.e. Dixons).
Hope it helps,
Have to agree with siggi, if your not sure or worried about the step up the Nikon D40 is perfect, also dont be fooled by mega pixels.....more dosent mean better. When i steped up to my D40 after loads of home work all i kept being told about it was its a "no brainer", and after having it for a year its bloody fantastic and fool proof and the pics are really good , you can do all the playing with settings you want or just point and shoot......good luck .
Originally Posted by HelenAndSiggi
My budget is <$300 so have decided on the majority vote and going to get the Sony Cybershot DSC-W150. It is 8.1mp, 5 x optical zoom, 10 x digital zoom, 2.7" LCD, View Finder, Video with sound, MS Duo Pro / HS HG, Li-Ion battery, Optical IS and face detect. RRP is $249.00.
I didn't want to spend too much money as generally technology is dated within 4 or 5 years and by then it will be time to buy a new one anyway. I would have loved to buy a more expensive one but unfortunately the OH put his foot down.
Thanks for all your help.
:)) :)) hi Shell.
Your Ecletus now see's what he can do with his beak then lol lol lol.
Been there, got the T-shirt, the scars and the bite marks to prove it lol lol lol.
He looks a stunna.