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High Quality Compact under 100 pounds

Discussion in 'General Equipment Chat & Advice' started by iMacfan, Mar 29, 2003.

  1. iMacfan

    iMacfan Well-Known Member


    I'm looking to buy a good quality compact as a present. The person that I am buying it for is not particularly technically minded, so the perfect camera is fixed focal length, easy to use, with a high quality lens. My idea at the moment is an Olympus mju II - any rivals for under £100?




    Not sure what is current spec but Yahica T4 or similar is excellent. Next Olympus MJU, fixed lens version.

  3. robbybobby

    robbybobby Well-Known Member


    Rob FRIPN

    If something isn't worth doing, it's worth forgetting about.
  4. Larry Shone

    Larry Shone Well-Known Member

    Rollei do a few quite low priced!
    AF 28(28mm lens) £24.99
    also 105 verson with 38-105 lens for about 50 quid and another more expensicve one around the 100 quid mark.

    I will be rich and famous one day, just not today!
  5. Benchista

    Benchista Which Tyler

    There isn't a new version of the T4/T5, sadly. Th3e Mju II is the best (new) option by some way.

    Nick BSRIPN
  6. tamos

    tamos Member

    I've got a couple of Mju II. I've been very happy with them and they can be found for about £75 new.
  7. Wilko

    Wilko Well-Known Member

    I have a mu 2 110 zoom and a fixed lens version. I prefer the fixed lens version, but both give excellent results. The zoom button is a bit small if you have great big clumsy mits like me, but I can't think of anything better in compacts for that price - supposed to be fairly rain-proof too.

    Wilko FRIPN
  8. robbybobby

    robbybobby Well-Known Member

    Just to add to this - I worked in a medium-sized Dixons store over xmas and I handled and used ona daily basis over 100 35mm compacts - the mju 2 is one of the smallest and lightest, and has a bright and sharp lens. Superb!

    Rob FRIPN

    If something isn't worth doing, it's worth forgetting about.
  9. Simon E.

    Simon E. Well-Known Member


    I don't think anything can match the Mju-II for the price. It's not perfect, but I take it everywhere. The spotmeter is a godsend.

    The link below is to a selection of photos taken with mine:



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