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    Hi all,

    Normally, if i had the time, i would read through the threads, look up reviews and user opinions of the laojiao. But the thing is my part-time job and social commitments leave me with little or no time. What's more, my family has just planned a sporadic trip to HK and the household still lacks a digital camera (horror of horrors). Please don't count my 6610i as a camera

    So i hope you guys don't mind this quick way of buying a camera.

    1. I don't have a budget because I do not know what is the price of getting a good digital camera! What we're looking for is just something that will last for a while without having to fork money out to purchase another one. I'm sorry if this sounds vague. Therefore, as long as the camera is good value for money, I'm willing to purchase it at any price. Of course, at a reasonable price since i'll be paying part of it with my hard-earned money.
    2. Our needs are simple, it's simply for taking scenery, family pictures and pretty people and clothes that I see.
    3. My sister may want to use the camera to take up photography lessons, but that's just a small factor i s'pose.

    With regard to the shops, I understand that shops like Alan Photo, Cathay Photo, M.S. Colour service are reputable. So after knowing what camera to buy, I'll just head down to either of these shops to get one.

    I'm hoping there is an easy answer to cameras like handphones. i.e. during its heyday, the 6230 is the must-buy phone. What is the must-buy camera currently?

    Thanks all!

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    maybe panasonic fx01... @ about 400+.
    very good for scenery... 28mm + stabiliser

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    Since your sister is taking up photography, you must at least buy a camera with most manual functions. Currently the cheapest dslr for a good start will be Nikon D40 or D50 which is slightly over a thousand dollars. But if you think that this is too expensive for you, you can go for the new Fujifilm S6500fd http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/fujifilms6000fd/ that cost ard 600+ or it near to dslr brother S9600 which cost ard 800+.
    Photography is Fun!!!

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    hi guys, thanks for the input, i'll check out the link! As for my sis taking photography, scrap that. i called my uncle and he has a D50 that he's willing to lend.

    Normally I take CNET reviews with a pinch of salt, what do you think of this list?

    http://asia.cnet.com/reviews/digitalcameras/#tabs

    Thanks again!

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    recommend u FujiFilm F30 !

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    Quote Originally Posted by raincool2005 View Post
    recommend u FujiFilm F30 !
    QFT.

    Another alternative is the Canon IXUS IS 850.

    Or, frankly, just borrow that D50

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    Quote Originally Posted by dnaxe View Post
    QFT.

    Another alternative is the Canon IXUS IS 850.

    Or, frankly, just borrow that D50
    well, if you know me and how clumsy i am i wouldn't risk bringing his xin gan bao bei along. does insurance cover damage to cameras?

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    Quote Originally Posted by raincool2005 View Post
    recommend u FujiFilm F30 !
    thanks for the recommendation. i'll look into it

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    of course get the award winning fuji f30 or the improved f31. low noise pics at iso3200 the rest are all leg hair compared to it. get it at ms colors. AP isn't my first choice of preference.
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    Quote Originally Posted by yanyewkay View Post
    of course get the award winning fuji f30 or the improved f31. low noise pics at iso3200 the rest are all leg hair compared to it. get it at ms colors. AP isn't my first choice of preference.
    thanks. who i should i go to to get discounts?

    ps: what is the analogy about leg hair?

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    hi is the f31 in SG?

    checked: http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/fujifilmf30/ and CNET

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    Quote Originally Posted by glide View Post
    well, if you know me and how clumsy i am i wouldn't risk bringing his xin gan bao bei along. does insurance cover damage to cameras?
    travel insurance generally covers for theft or loss due to the airline, but subject to some limit.

    I think home insurance might cover the camera itself, but perhaps not if it's borrowed. (shrug)

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    so i gather its a toss between the canon ixus IS 850 or the fujifilm finepix f30?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ExplorerZ View Post
    maybe panasonic fx01... @ about 400+.
    very good for scenery... 28mm + stabiliser
    noisy at iso 400...

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    Quote Originally Posted by glide View Post
    hi is the f31 in SG?

    checked: http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/fujifilmf30/ and CNET
    Yes it is available at many shops. I will recommend you to go ms color. They have the best offer

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    Quote Originally Posted by glide View Post
    so i gather its a toss between the canon ixus IS 850 or the fujifilm finepix f30?
    Both cameras have their pros and cons. You take the pick

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    Quote Originally Posted by Henessy View Post
    Yes it is available at many shops. I will recommend you to go ms color. They have the best offer
    okay called them, the ixus is 649. f30 is 549 and f31 is 599. guess i'll go with the f31 since its slightly cheaper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Henessy View Post
    Both cameras have their pros and cons. You take the pick
    haha just like when 6230 vs k700. okay got it.

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