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  • Digital Camera Recommendation required.
  • Premier Icon matthewjb
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    My Daughter has a Canon A 470. It’s served her well for a few years but has recently started eating batteries. A set only lasts a few hours.

    I assume that repair will be uneconomic so I’m looking for a replacement.

    My first thought was another Canon. I really like my IXUS but the budget is limited to about £80. At this price I’ve no real clue. It will just used for snaps and she likes taking videos. Ease of use and ruggedness are important.

    Amazon has a Sony CyberShot S930 for about £80. Are they any good?

    What else would you recommend?

    Help!

    Thanks

    Premier Icon cynic-al
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    http://www.dcviews.co.uk is a good resource.

    Premier Icon stumpy01
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    eating batteries?? Are they rechargables? AA?

    Are you sure the rechargables haven’t had it? I’d try new batteries before replacing the camera if that’s the only problem.

    Premier Icon matthewjb
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    Are they rechargables? AA?

    No they’re normal AA. The last ones were Kodak and they lasted about 4 hours. (Not 4 hours use just 4 hours in the camera)

    Premier Icon TijuanaTaxi
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    How about another A470? 50 quid in Argos and if she is happy with it why not.
    No new controls to suss out and any case she already has will fit

    Premier Icon matthewjb
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    How about another A470?

    I was thinking that another one may have a similar problem. But for £50 it may be worth a punt.

    Thanks all.

    Premier Icon Del
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    ixus 70 for 82 quid
    GF has one of these, and i have the 75. great little cameras. you’ll want a bigger card, but battery life is great, and so are the pictures IMO.

    Premier Icon matthewjb
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    ixus 70 for 82 quid

    Looks good. Did you use this seller?

    Premier Icon cynic-al
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    I’ve just looked into them after seeing their prices.

    After 5m of googling, conclusion: fraudsters, avoid!

    Premier Icon Del
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    whoops! really?
    no – i didn’t use them.

    Premier Icon cynic-al
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    Really. Easy mistake to make! Many bounders about apparently.

    Premier Icon matthewjb
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    After 5m of googling, conclusion: fraudsters, avoid!

    Thanks for the warning

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