Hi, I am looking to purchase a new compact digital camera for a trip around europe. I am a beginner when it comes to photography and need some advice on which would be the best to get.
I am looking to spend up to and around £100, have looked at a few of the nikon coolpix and some of the panasonic lumix cameras. Not too worried about which brand or colour excluding obviously girly coloured cameras.
do not be impressed by the megapixels, they are only as important as the size of the image sensor and the lenses on the camera.
and stick to your budget, if it is your first camera and you might damage it or lose it it is better to not risk anything fancier.
just be sure to constantly backup your pictures.
and remember compact cameras now also shoot very decent videos so you might wanna keep an eye for that.
Before you make the plunge, read some reviews and take suggestions from the forum. Don't aim too low when choosing a camera. I've never heard anyone complaining that the camera they bought is too good.
Don't rule out used and refurbished cameras from dealers and manufacturers.