C180 or C370 ( digi camera) which one

  wallbash 16:40 26 Oct 2005

WOTS best

Olympus Camedia c180 with a 5.0 mega pixel


Olympus Camedia c370 with a 3.2 mega pixel But with 3x optical zoom

either can be bought for the same £80 !!


  De Marcus™ 16:48 26 Oct 2005

c370 wins hands down for me with the optical zoom.

  Stuartli 19:23 26 Oct 2005


  wallbash 20:33 26 Oct 2005

To muddy the waters have also been told about the
FUJI FinePix A345

But most say , don't sacrifice the zoom for the pixels!

  De Marcus™ 08:51 27 Oct 2005

The fuji has the same optical zoom as the c370 and a few more pixels to boot, if the price difference isn't that much i'd choose the fuji.

  De Marcus™ 08:51 27 Oct 2005
  Stuartli 11:13 27 Oct 2005

Don't rush in too quickly. £100 or just below is fast becoming the benchmark for 3MB to 4MB models with optical zoom etc.

Plenty of camera reviews here as well as the more usual review sites if you find a suitable model(s):

click here

Special offers in the national newspaper ads, especially at the weekend, are worth checking.

So too is this Jessops page listing all models up to £150:

click here

plus might be worth checking Argos:

click here

However it's best to stick with the established camera manufacturer brands such as Olympus, Fuji, Canon, Pentax, Nikon etc.

  Stuartli 11:15 27 Oct 2005

Don't just buy a digital camera (or any camera for that matter) merely on specifications.

How it handles and whether it is comfortable and easy and intuitive to use are very important.

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