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    What's the cheapest digital camera I can get for my nephew as his birthday present? He will be turning 9 in couple months time.
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    Give him a old handphone ?
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    Second hand d70 w kit lrns
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    Fuji instant camera?

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    Visit IMM. They got a kiosk selling low end digicams. When you say cheapest, do you mean the absolute lowest priced digicam that you can get in Singapore?
    It may turn out to be a totally hopeless model, such that it is better not to give it as a present.

    Or do you mean the cheapest price that you can get for a particular model you have in mind?

    Hopefully your nephew has enough sensibility to be grateful for a gift for what it is, regardless of price.
    Last edited by ricohflex; 17th August 2012 at 10:14 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ricohflex
    Visit IMM. They got a kiosk selling low end digicams. When you say cheapest, do you mean the absolute lowest priced digicam that you can get in Singapore?
    It may turn out to be a totally hopeless model, such that it is better not to give it as a present.

    Or do you mean the cheapest price that you can get for a particular model you have in mind?

    Hopefully you nephew has enough sensibility to be grateful for a gift for what it is, regardless of price.
    It's a present for a 9 yr old. I figured a simple digi camera around the price range of $80 - $100, not sure if that's a realistic figure but that's also why I'm posting this thread.
    Reason why is cos I want to avoid the usual games and toys which have a life span of about 48 hrs to a 9 yr old. So I hope to get him interested in photography if I gave him a camera to play with.
    Im not looking at the branded cameras cos I considered that he may not be able to handle a sensitive equipment yet, and also he may end up throwing the camera at one corner should he get bored with it.
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    buy Fuji or something digicam at 80bucks giant

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    Quote Originally Posted by dennisc
    buy Fuji or something digicam at 80bucks giant
    Thanks I'll go check it out this weekend
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    NTUC Extra also selling them, Fujifilm and Olympus.
    Last edited by xtemujin; 18th August 2012 at 01:41 PM.

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    Right. Supermarkets might have..

    On a side note..i think a 9 years old would probably prefer to be taken than taking. Sorry if im wrong.

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    You also can head to Challenger and get something cheap from Nikon such as L22/L23 if i remember correctly.

    I went there last month its like only $129/-.


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    Dealextreme has a DIY tlr and 35mm slr for 20-30 plus.

    Makes a good gift. But must factor shipping time

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    Digital holga cameras see if u can find one second hand... less buttons more straightforward. Even cheapest modern cam may have settings or dials that will stumble them if they press something by accident.

    Unless u want to train them to be cam tech savy

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    Maybe a FujiFilm Instanx ... ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by oracle0711 View Post
    Maybe a FujiFilm Instanx ... ?
    Although TS stated "digital camera", I felt this is the best suggestion considering he wants to give to such a young child. Granted there are 9 year olds who could use the app store, i still feel digital could be sophisticated for a young child. Then again, I could be wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oracle0711
    Maybe a FujiFilm Instanx ... ?
    His parents will hate u cos the Polaroid film can be quite pricey once ur nephew gets hooked

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    haha ... we never know. It might his start to a great photographer's journey.

    Quote Originally Posted by trd2970 View Post
    His parents will hate u cos the Polaroid film can be quite pricey once ur nephew gets hooked

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    Quote Originally Posted by oracle0711
    Maybe a FujiFilm Instanx ... ?
    I thought the Fuji Instax would be a great idea as well.

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