Which one?

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Dantheman
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I'm on the brink of buying my first digital camera and a bit stumped for choice. My budget is £500 max, ideally less. The Kodak DC3400 looks good and is on sale for £300 at Argos but I'm just wondering whether it would be worth spending a couple of hundred more on the Fujifilm Finepix 4700. I know that it does'nt really have 4.7 million pixels but it is smaller, some say faster, bigger zoom and comes with a 16MB SM card.
So apart from the possible better resolution, would it be a better camera? I'm probably going to use it a lot for internet images but I would like to print out to A4 or higher, any help would be much appreciated.

Danny.

buster
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I have a Fuji 4700 FinePix, this is my first digital camera and cannot fault the thing, the quality on the top resolution is out of this world, also limited time of low res video with sound is a good feature too. I went and purchased a bigger smart media card 32 meg (Jessops) and on the lowest resolution it can take 498 pictures, then put the settings to the highest and you get 18 dazzling frames. Do yourself a favour and pay the extra buy one off these, you will not be dissapointed, I have seen the quality of cheaper cameras and after this Fuji I would not settle for anything less. The last time I was browsing the Adds it was aroung £530, its maybe cheaper now. Good luck.

Dantheman
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Hmmm, I'm tempted, very tempted.

Danny.

tom hardwick
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Go to your local library. This month's Which? report tests digital still cameras, and there's some enlightening discoveries.

tom.

Pierluigi
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Danny,

Do a search for "Fuji 4700" and find the message I put up about the Finepix 4700, it might change your mind about it.

Regards

Lui

g3vbl
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quote:Originally posted by tom hardwick:
Go to your local library. This month's Which? report tests digital still cameras, and there's some enlightening discoveries.

tom.

The Casio QV3000 (soon to be replaced by the very similar QV3500) is now available for £349. Canon Optics, Sony CCD and 3.3 Megapixels.
http://www.digitaldepot.co.uk/index.htm

I thought their CF prices were also quite competitive.

Chris

Stuart B-M
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Hi,

I,ve recently purchased a Ricoh RDC7,
It has over 3million pixel resolution, can also be used as a "small time" video camera, and has a great many extra features that normally are associated with the £800/900 camera,s.
It may be worth a look???

Dantheman
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Is there any reason why I couldnt buy a camera over the net from abroad? They seem to be cheaper (as usual), and its not as if you have differant photo standards like PAL or NTSC with video. Unless there has been some kind of measure taken to stop this like some differance in the memory cards then I cant see a problem.

Danny.

duncan hancox
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i can honestly say that its not worth it - by the time you have paid import duties and the post office obligatory bill for chargin duty, you may as well have had the benefits of buying in the UK, with a usable warranty.

ps, digital cameras usually have a video out facility to view the pics on a tv screen, and an import is highly likely to be ntsc rather than pal!

Dantheman
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Thank you all for your advice, but I have bought the Fuji this afternoon from Dixons for £465. As far as I could see there was nothing else as small and as highly specified in this price range so I decided to part with my cash and have so far been very happy with the results.

Danny.