Digital Camera Advice

  rins36 00:54 24 May 2003

Been on the click here web page as they are the ones that are to replace my broken digi camera & its all got a bit confusing 4 me

I have between £180 & £250 to spend, yes i know cheapskate payout from insurance claim, however the camera that i want to purchase needs to have smartmedia card for storage, with a zoom lens as an advantage

Does anyone know wht xd-picture card is?

Any advice appreciated

Thanks in advance

  hugh-265156 00:57 24 May 2003
  Djohn 00:59 24 May 2003

Not sure what the "XD" stands for, but a good sight for camera reviews is, click here J.

  hugh-265156 01:01 24 May 2003

click here on that site seems good value

  Totally-braindead 01:03 24 May 2003

xd-picture card is another type of smartmedia if that is what you're asking. Can't say that I know of any real difference between the different formats, I've got an Olympus which takes smartmedia, my last camera was a HP which took compactflash, personally I'd go for a camera which takes one of these 2 types of smartmedia as I believe the xd cards are slightly more expensive. I also would not buy a camera that didn't have an Optical zoom lens, digital zoom is a waste of time have a look at click here as well they've usually got some good offers

  DieSse 01:19 24 May 2003

"but a good sight for camera reviews"

nice pun, whether intentional or not ..... ;-))

  Djohn 01:24 24 May 2003

I'd love to take the credit, but! Thick fingers, bad eyes, and a long day, well spotted. :o)

  vaughan007 02:00 24 May 2003

Aldi were selling a cracking digital camera last thursday (22/05/03). Dont know if u will be able to get one now though. It was a good camera for 200 quid, so if u can get it!

  anchor 08:49 24 May 2003

Consider the Canon A40 PowerShot. I read a review in a current digital camera magazine, which gave it "best buy", (in your price range). A comprehensive review is here.

click here

Prices here click here (from £199)

The XD is a smaller version on the now familiar compact-flash and smartmedia memory cards. Being quite new, it tends to be a bit more expensive.

  jbaker65 10:32 24 May 2003

Hi, look on USA eBay. I bought a Fuji Finepix Zoom 2600 last Christmas for $137 (£88). These still cost about £179 in England. Mine even came with a card reader. regards, John.

  tamc98 11:23 24 May 2003

I'd go for the Canon Powershot A70. It's constantly getting top ratings and can be found for under £250. It also takes compact flash memory which is cheaper than other formats such as memory stick and xd.

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