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Topic # 88663 20-Aug-2011 13:57
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Taking a trip to Oz in a few weeks time and am after a decent camera for around the $200 - $300 for general holiday snaps. Can anyone recommend a model?

One of the camera shops had a sale on the Sony DSC-W380 for around $250, supposedly end of line but was recommended by the salesmen. Is it worth considering?

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  Reply # 509354 20-Aug-2011 14:00
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I'd recommend taking a look at www.dpreview.com. There is a lot of good information on there.

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  Reply # 509558 21-Aug-2011 11:10
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Weve always had Fuji cameras, all been damn good for the price. Latest one (S1600 http://www.fujifilm.com/support/digital_cameras/specifications/s/finepix_s1600/ ) we purchased from DSE for $300 a little while back.

Great zoom, 12MP, HD video recording (720).




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  Reply # 509613 21-Aug-2011 14:58
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Don't forget to check out the duty free stores as well since your going to Oz, a lot of them are online now so you can browse and don't forget to have a look at the Aussie ones as well.

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  Reply # 509623 21-Aug-2011 15:26
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Canon and Panasonic Lumix are my picks. Go for one with OIS if you can - optical image stabilisation. It's really helpful shooting in low light without a flash.




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  Reply # 509626 21-Aug-2011 15:51
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PANiCnz: Taking a trip to Oz in a few weeks time and am after a decent camera for around the $200 - $300 for general holiday snaps. Can anyone recommend a model?

One of the camera shops had a sale on the Sony DSC-W380 for around $250, supposedly end of line but was recommended by the salesmen. Is it worth considering?

Cheers


The canon Canon Ixus 220HS , if you shop arouund and ask a for best price, you can get it closer to the $300 mark. It has full HD movie recording with zoom, and super slow mo 120FPS or 240FPS movie recording. Also wide angle, and produces really good quality images.

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