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<email@example.com> wrote in message
I'm looking for a really cheap digital camera in the UK. I want the
camera to take pictures to put up on websites and for selling stuff on
eBay. For this reason I must have the facility to take good close-up
pictures of small items. I already have 2 film cameras and a camera in
my phone but this is basically hopeless for closeups. I intend to buy
an EOS 20D in the long term so I really don't want to spend more than
£50 (unless I absolutely have to in order to obtain the close-up /
macro facility I need).
Any ideas gratefully received,
You could find a second hand 2Mpixel camera and crop the image if it doesn't
have the macro facilty you want. A 2Mpixel camera can probably be cropped
down to 20% and still give the quality you need for eBay. My wife has an
Olympus C220 that cost £100 new and is now probably worth £30 second hand -
I guess she has taken 100 pictures on it. (It's not for sale by the way).
There must be lots of them out there on eBay - it has decent macro facility
by the way.