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Nov 27, 2010
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Started this thread for a friend~ my friend have a budget around 600-900~ so my friend is planning to get a digi camera first~ any comments on HX7V~ or any recommendations?
 

Edwin Francis

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I would recommend you be more specific about your friend's needs. This budget covers a huge range of options, from advanced compacts to entry-level DSLRs with kit lens and accessories.
Compact - DSLR is a big distinction, so that will probably be your first decision.
 

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If for me 600-900 budget I'll get a Olympus E-PL1 instead. At least it can change different lens and external flash. And shoot quality images.
No point spend so much to get a point and shoot cameras.
 

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I'd suggest a Nikon D3100, it's within your budget and it's a good dslr for starters~

Like BigBaby said, there's no point spending so much for a compact camera.
 

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Pentax Kr.
Very good high ISO performance.
More features and similarly priced competitors.
Very good price of ~$921 with 18-55mm kit lens.

Compare the images here:
http://www.imaging-resource.com/IMCOMP/COMPS01.HTM

A review here:
http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/pentaxkr/
I suggest you look at the samples of the images and see the difference in performance over high ISO
http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/pentaxkr/page8.asp
 

Rashkae

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Might as well get a Sony A33. SGD 850 brand new sets inthe marketplace.
 

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if it's compactness and portability and lightness that your friend's looking for (hence looking at the HX7V).. then the A33 is something your friend should check out.
 

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Thx for the informations~ i have yet to discuss into further details with my friend so i am not quiet sure what my friend wants....in my point of view~ my friend seems like just wanting to take some good pictures for the family and maybe some random pictures which include outings with friends~ In this case, i think compact would be good for my friend since Dslr might be troublesome because of the maintaining stuffs~
my friend was interested in nex-3 but it was out of the budget so my friend thought of HX7V~
 

kei1309

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Thx for the informations~ i have yet to discuss into further details with my friend so i am not quiet sure what my friend wants....in my point of view~ my friend seems like just wanting to take some good pictures for the family and maybe some random pictures which include outings with friends~ In this case, i think compact would be good for my friend since Dslr might be troublesome because of the maintaining stuffs~
my friend was interested in nex-3 but it was out of the budget so my friend thought of HX7V~
hmm? without proper care a compact camera can also deteriorate pretty fast.
 

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