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    I'm off to do the Inca trail in a couple of weeks, so want to get a camera, mine having expired after an unfortunate incident with a mug of tea.

    Mr ms has got a nice one, but it's a bit big and heavy.

    I'll be trekking for four days, and I'm guessing there will be no opportunity to recharge batteries during that time. I don't want to arrive to find my camera's dead.

    So priorities:

    1) Long battery life (or standard aaa batteries that I can replace).
    2) Lightweight
    3) Don't want to spend a fortune as I rarely use a camera these days

    Came across this which looks like it fits the bill. 500 pics on a battery, and spare battery less than a tenner.

    Any thoughts? Anyone got one?

    Also, any ideas how many pics fit on, say, a 32Gb memory card...?

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    Never been a fan of Sony gear - I'd stick to Canon for a point a shoot - I suspect you're after the Ixus range. The wife has a 4+ year old 100 quid special and the shots, especially daylight ones are still h superb.

    A 32gb SD will take well over 5,000 photos

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    Mmm, May have to take that back - on pure specs it looks like you'd need a slightly more expensive Canon so maybe I'm out of date. Can't really look on my phone

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    Quote Originally Posted by vwdan View Post
    Mmm, May have to take that back - on pure specs it looks like you'd need a slightly more expensive Canon so maybe I'm out of date. Can't really look on my phone
    The camera that dropped in my tea was an ixus - was a nice camera. (Was a few years ago).

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    Go for something without a zoom lens. You'll take better pictures.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scooterscot View Post
    Go for something without a zoom lens. You'll take better pictures.
    I'm after lightweight and long battery. I think zoom lenses are moving into a different category (probably similar to Mr ms's camera which is too big and heavy to lug about for 4 days)

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    Quote Originally Posted by mudskipper View Post
    I'm after lightweight and long battery. I think zoom lenses are moving into a different category (probably similar to Mr ms's camera which is too big and heavy to lug about for 4 days)
    I really enjoy carrying my x100s about with me, amazing pictures, no zoom and no heavy by any means. But I think beyond the budget you're considering. I always carry two batteries for a week away.

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    x100 is good

    But the best pics I've ever taken were with an Olympus point and shoot, Oly lenses are great and you can get some good medium zooms on them.

    Number of shots you can get on a card is determined by the resolution you shoot at so there's no hard and fast answer.


    Olympus 820 Uses 4 aa.

    Plenty of other models though.
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    Didn't you have this one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alias View Post
    Didn't you have this one?
    That one was a pressie for Mr ms. I really want a stills camera rather than video. I've never in my life managed to shoot a video that was worth watching back.

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