Cheapest camera for birthday


de_stan

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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.
 

Shizuma

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Give him a old handphone ?
 

fotoudavid

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Second hand d70 w kit lrns
 

ricohflex

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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.
 

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de_stan

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ricohflex said:
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.
 

de_stan

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dennisc said:
buy Fuji or something digicam at 80bucks giant
Thanks I'll go check it out this weekend
 

TWmilkteaTW

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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. :bsmilie: Sorry if im wrong.
 

zeehamzah

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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/-.

:)
 

trd2970

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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
 

nitewalk

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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. :dunno: :bsmilie:
 

trd2970

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oracle0711 said:
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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