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Hey people.

Okay looks like I'm going to China to join a Kung Fu Academy, and I'm wanting to get myself a good camera.

Something not too expensive, but great quality and should be able to record videos too if possible. Otherwise that will be sad =(

Give me some options. I don't know anything about cameras haha.

Thanks
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How much is "not too expensive"?
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Why not buy one there for a fraction of the price where they are all made?
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Still doesn't give me options of which camera I should look for? Or what to look for?
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Originally Posted by frannyvox View Post
Still doesn't give me options of which camera I should look for? Or what to look for?
We need a budget first. We can't suggest you anything without a budget. "Not too expensive" can mean $50 for some people and $1000 for others.
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Okay, sorry man, thing is I live in South Africa, and things there cost a bit less, so I was just thinking I would ask for something average, nothing great, but will do.

I want to spend at max R2500 (which is about $300 to $350)
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post #7 of 15
Try to find a Canon S95 for that price.
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post #8 of 15
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Originally Posted by frannyvox View Post
Okay, sorry man, thing is I live in South Africa, and things there cost a bit less, so I was just thinking I would ask for something average, nothing great, but will do.

I want to spend at max R2500 (which is about $300 to $350)
Any chance you have online stores there that I can use to compare prices?

And basing off of American prices, a Panasonic ZS7 would be my vote (but if you can find a Canon S90/S95 or Canon G10/G11/G12 for that price, do it!)
post #9 of 15
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Yeah sure.

www.cameraland.co.za
www.sacamera.co.za

I'm not sure how good those sites are, but it's the only I know of.

EDIT: OOH me like that Panasonic ZS7!
Edited by frannyvox - 4/12/11 at 12:45am
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post #10 of 15
Looks like the ZS7 is a bit out of your price range. If you want, there's also the cheaper ZS5, which cuts some of the extra bells and whistles like the GPS tag but still delivers the same image quality.
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