New camera?

Well I'm getting a new camera and have come to the choosing part, basically the upper limit is £180 and I'm torn between two but also looking for other suggestions. It's to replace my fuji finepix S5600 that was stolen. my requirements are as so: *Min 10x optical zoom *Needs to have shutter speed adjustment of at least 15 seconds down to 1/2000th of a second *A decent amount of megapixels (6 or more) *Full aperture adjustments would be nice but up to F8.0 is acceptable *Built in flash *Preferably uses standard batteries like AA, unless it's canon, got a load of them already I've already Seen two I like, being most familiar with Fuji and canon drew me towards them. The Finepix S1000FD is the evolution of my older camera and the controls remain the same for the most part, Has 12x zoom which is better and 10 megapixels resolution... The canon SX100 is cheaper and only has 10x zoom, it does do slightly faster shutter speeds but it's a marginal difference, it also includes optical image stabilisation which would be nice, the fuji has no mention of this... Any other suggestions for potential cameras are very welcome, please help me choose between these two or others...

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LinuxH4x0r9 years ago
I personally like cannon, but now I'm going back to a 35mm Minolta XG-A
killerjackalope (author)  LinuxH4x0r9 years ago
It would be great to have one of them swapped to CCD, a full 35mm one, think of the pretty digital photies, then again I like my minoltas as they are, along with the canon eos 35mm, we have lenses galore, the digital eos was paid for by selling off the spare old lenses on Ebay, we just kept enough of the telescopics to cover most possibilities...
You have a digital eos! Why do you need a new one then?
killerjackalope (author)  LinuxH4x0r9 years ago
It's the family's and I have very limited access to it, also my dad bought it so I wouldnt want to wreck or lose it.
I have a rule that I'm trying to stick to for a while: "never buy a camera that's too expensive to use in the situations where you use your camera." I'd rather have several cheaper cameras than spend a small fortune on a high-end DSLR and lenses that I'd feel like I had to treat with kid gloves all the time.
My philosophy is be afraid of losing the picture, not the camera
killerjackalope (author)  LinuxH4x0r9 years ago
Sentimental reasons for the camera... I got really upset when mine was stolen, I had some great photos on it...
Yeah, I would rater break mine than have it stolen. Sorry to hear that
killerjackalope (author)  LinuxH4x0r9 years ago
It was my mum that let it happen, she was borrowing it so... argh... That fuji had taken a few knocks and bangs and survived some interesting situations, I'll dig up the photo it took, while inside a fireball, noone really knows how the things happened, it scorched my hand very badly and somehow the camera was unscathed, decent quality casing but still...
Wow! please post the picture.
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