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Old 14 January 2007, 13:56   #11
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Bloody hell - that is scary - really scary!!! And you even mentioned the same review!!!

A point about the FZ30 though - it does suffer from noise at hgiher ISO ratings - as do many cameras - they often push the chips just so people can say "my camera's got mopre megapixels than yours" cos they don't understand anything else!!! The FZ50 is a lot better apparently but then again you should always keep the ISO down anyway if you want good quality - I used to use 25 and 40 film in my 35mm days!!!
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Old 14 January 2007, 14:16   #12
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I got there first! still, saved you typing all that!

I'd totally agree with you about the noise though, thats the only thing that really keeps the FZ's from being the ultimate digital camera, but as the review says, its a compromise well worth living with when 95% of the time the image you get is as good as an SLR, and when spec for spec and function for function it costs about a third of the price as a SLR, dragging around all them lenses and then having to record videos seperatly!

Also, the rotating screen is very useful, especially at concerts and at the zoo Still love using the Canons though. There's nothing like the sound they make when you press the shutter - why can't they make normal digital cameras sound like that!
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OMG! didn't realise you had actaully left the post! I just clicked back to the previous page and...!!! scary

Must be a good camera! go buy one Roy! and spend the rest you save on your RIB!!!
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At 350 it is way under your budget!!!
I fancy one of those 330 from this site http://www.buyacamera.co.uk/xxsearch.asp?recid=PANCA360 anyone find it cheaper?
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Old 14 January 2007, 17:15   #15
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That's a good price - been too busy to look lately - will be getting one myself soon.
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Help, i want a new camera, but not knowing anything about SLR cameras
could some one steer me in the right direction.
I want some thing that will take photos of the kids wake boarding and not look like they are miles away also my son surfs. I have a budget of 750
that being what our insurance will give us due to BA losing our cases at christmas. our local shop keeps pushing Nikon ?
Hi Roy, you never mentioned whether you want Digital or Film. All you mentioned was SLR which is Single Lens Reflex and simply means that you view object through Lens and not separate viewfinder.
As a Canon Agent (copiers) for the last 20 years I can tell you that value for money and features I would opt for Canon ( and I am not biasd, In my opinion all these companies mean well but are full of crap)
However, I would buy it in USA or via Pixmnia.com and not through agents as none of these give any service on Canon Cameras no more that we can.
In truth "If anyone can, Canon can" but no one really can, If you drop it, forget it.
So buy the Canon and Insure it against "all risks" spcifically as an add on to your house Insurance. If you drop it or it gets wet, get a new one legally and feel entitled to it under your "all risks policy" It may cost a hunded pounds but its worth it...
With regard to cameras, I am sure you have a budget and there ae many Canon cameras but here is an up to date:
I would buy two as follows:
New Canon Digital camera http://www.canon.co.uk/For_Home/Prod...t_G7/index.asp

This is the latest in Digital usefulness...
It is not SLR butis very useful as it is not a big unit and comes with nw di 3 processor.
The Canon E350D is a great camera and can be got at a great bargain. It has a high enough resolution but the digic 1 processor is upgraded to digic 3.
The E400D has the Digic 2 which is nearly out of date with the aventof the 3 (which I did not know about until I checked the powershot adress above)
The EOS5d using the 25-105 USM lens is the absolute berries.

Please feel free to e-mail me for the inside track.
Either buy it in USA or Pixmania. Canon have a World wide Guarrantee and they have to honour it regardless of it being bought in Timbuktoo.. They do not like this but are happy to offload the volume units to Pixmania and such companies when it suits them, so tough luck to them. By the way, the Japan people are very honourable and will be delighted to be of absolute service to you, its the GB based "Armani Suites that are the A..holes" that feel they need to prove themseles to the Japan bosses.
So buy Canon but buy it in USA or Pixmnia..

Take it from me, I have loads of them and they all work still, including the video cam unit my brother droppd into the kitchen sink.. full with watr and quix.
PS If you want Film based camers, buy a 2nd hand EOS500F with Built in Pop up flash, and 28-105 USM lens with useul F stop. You will buy one of these very cheap now and they are great.
See this http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...m=250070239806
However no lens and only buy i new.

or this
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...m=250070239806

Or this
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...m=250070239806

I have never bought from E-bay UK ( and what I bought from USA was not very successful but you may be more careful than me.

PS I have one of these EOS 500 but I opt for the smaller Digital ones that I putin my pocket. The SLR machins both DIgital and Film are really for the Fussy Photographer..
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I have the 400d, no complaints with it, so far..

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So buy Canon but buy it in USA or Pixmnia..
I wouldn't touch either for a dSLR.. The Canon 400d, (body only,) is 452 from pixmania, or 437 from cameras2u, (also a V good link to compare prices..) As for buying one from the States, the Rebel Xti, (Canons name for the 400d in the US,) is around 350, excluding delivery and possible import duty.. Not really worth the saving considering the possible hassle..

Steve's has very impartial reviews of all styles of camera's.. If your still thinking of a dSLR, then Fred's is another good place for reviews..

With regard to Ebay, if your buying new, check with the manufacturer to make sure its covered under warranty.. Canon can be funny when it comes to things they regard as "grey imports"..
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I have the 400d, no complaints with it, so far..
Ditto

After having my (what I thought was an excellent) compact camera with me yesterday, I realised just how much better the SLR is.

Here are a few pics taken with the 400D - http://gallery.ribseadrive.co.uk/wor..._0565.JPG.html

http://gallery.ribseadrive.co.uk/wor..._0832.JPG.html

http://gallery.ribseadrive.co.uk/oth..._0108.JPG.html

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Alex, I like yer misty Milford.
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Old 15 January 2007, 08:43   #20
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I have the 400d, no complaints with it, so far..


I wouldn't touch either for a dSLR.. The Canon 400d, (body only,) is 452 from pixmania, or 437 from cameras2u, (also a V good link to compare prices..) As for buying one from the States, the Rebel Xti, (Canons name for the 400d in the US,) is around 350, excluding delivery and possible import duty.. Not really worth the saving considering the possible hassle..

Steve's has very impartial reviews of all styles of camera's.. If your still thinking of a dSLR, then Fred's is another good place for reviews..

With regard to Ebay, if your buying new, check with the manufacturer to make sure its covered under warranty.. Canon can be funny when it comes to things they regard as "grey imports"..
I used to be a great fan of Steve's but I think his site has lost the way a bit now - just not keeping up with newer models.

A far more professional site is this one

http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/

What's more it's British.
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