Replacing the camera

Robert Shiels robert at
Fri Feb 24 17:00:43 GMT 2006

Toby Corkindale wrote:

>On Thu, Feb 23, 2006 at 08:58:58PM +0000, Jacqui Caren wrote:
>>It would be nice to have something really nice, but we do not as a 
>>family treat "stuff" very well.
>>What I would like and what would be used are becoming very clear :-(
>Yeah.. Obviously you need a D200 or D2x: Metal body, dirt/weather-proofing
>seals. :)
I'm in the market for a new digital camera too, but I'm finding myself 
more and more confused by this thread. I am also coming to the 
conclusion that I need two cameras, one to take great quality photos, 
which will probably be more bulky, and a nice compromise camera that's 
pocket sized.

Requirements I can think of right now are:

quick startup, fast multishot, even with flash.
Long (>1second) exposure times to experiment with night shots.
RAW sounds good, not essential.

Everyone raves about the Canon EOS 350D, which is £500-600. I'd like a 
compact camera that does the same thing (except, obviously, for the lens 
swapping) for about £200.

/Robert, expecting another rave recommendation now for more random 
letter/number combinations ie, "The FQZ-180" is fab!)

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