Head Room  Audio Emotion Temple Audio  The Hifi ShowTemple Audio 
Results 1 to 3 of 3
  1. #1
    In the trade Wammer Samantha's Avatar
    Join Date
     Jul 2007
    Posts
     7,162
    Location
     N Yorkshire/San Fran
    Real Name
     Samantha
    In the Hi-Fi industry?
     Yes

    Post imported post

    I am looking for a camera to buy my uncle for his birthday.

    It must be easy to use for a chap with thick fingers who has worked all his life in a manual job and so has lost some feeling.

    Also he won't want to mess about setting ISO or focal etc - point and click.

    Will be used on day trips and holidays mainly, days out with my Mum and mainly outdoors. A reasonable zoom would be nice and also ability to take decent shots in evening light.

    Price - I am flexible, happy with circa £80 but could strech if the extra buys a good improvement. Oh - that is to include memory card, not sure if they usually come with them or not.

    Any thoughts/recomendations?
    "The thing you have to remember is these people are not normal!" - Female visitor @ Scalford 2015

  2. #2
    Veteran Wammer rockmeister's Avatar
    Join Date
     Jul 2005
    Posts
     17,744
    Location
     Scotland
    Real Name
     John
    Turn Table
     Palmer2.5
    T/Arm & Cart
     SME M2-9, Cadenza Bl
    Digital Source 1
     Luxman CD 05
    Integrated Amp
     Luman L505 uX
    Speakers
     Harbeth sHL5
    In the Hi-Fi industry?
     No

    Post imported post

    for that kind of money, I think a Nikon is probably a good bet. The Coolpix L11 is quite large (compared to some), easy to use, has a decent (3X) zoom and works well in low light, with ISO settings to 800. If you can stretch to around 120, one of the Panasonics with image stabilisation makes low light shooting an even safer bet, but I suspect the robuster build of the Nikon might suit Unc more.
    Even the losers get lucky sometimes.

  3. #3
    Honorary Wammer JamPal's Avatar
    Join Date
     Jul 2005
    Posts
     29,645
    Location
     Sussex, West Side.
    Real Name
     James
    Turn Table
     Acoustic Soild
    T/Arm & Cart
     AN/Benz Glider
    SUT/Phono
     Pure Sound PTo/T10
    Digital Source 1
     Leema Antilla
    Digital Source 2
     Sonos
    DAC
     Leema
    Integrated Amp
     Accuphase
    Speakers
     Triangle Delta Sig's
    In the Hi-Fi industry?
     No

    Post imported post

    i have a Nikon coolpix for this kind of thing. It takes very sharp pictures. See this taken by me with Nikon coolpix 4200 in point and shoot mode:

    "Hugely affable" - Esquire Magazine :-)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •