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Posted by helenenvoyage on 8/11/2006 at 22:05

hello, i want to buy a digital camera for my trip in thailand and laos. I can afford up to 200euros (250$USD). is it really cheaper to get one in Bangkok rather than here (france) and can any one reccommend one for that money
Thanks in advance

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Posted by somtam2000 on 9/11/2006 at 05:38 admin

Hi Helen,

Welcome to Travelfish!

Cameras here may be slightly cheaper but on a $250 camera you'll probably only be saving maybe $20 (depending on camera, outlet etc). Meanwhile if you buy it at home you'll get a guarantee that you can actually use should something go awry with the camera.

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Posted by helenenvoyage on 9/11/2006 at 16:55

thanks somtam, nice to meet you, and good thinking on the guarantee thing..

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Posted by wailing1 on 10/11/2006 at 22:31

i recommended you to buy Olympus digital camera which has 3 meters water resistance function. It is good for taking photos when doing snokel. It cost $350 USD. The newest model has 5 meters and much much expensive.

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Posted by jerrytree on 13/11/2006 at 17:54

You can shop around from the place like Pantip Plaza (Bangkok) and of course, you must bargain.

Another shop I know is Foto File (1st fl. of MBK), near siam square.

I have no idea about the model - personally, i prefer Canon but not in the A-series.

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Posted by Nomad on 14/12/2006 at 18:49

Bangkok is not esp. cheaper for digital cameras. Just make sure to get international warranty if you do decide to get on there.

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Posted by Tilapia on 15/12/2006 at 22:28

Another thing to keep in mind is the manufacturer's warranty. With Canon, the warranty is only valid in the country where the camera was purchased. You'll likely save yourself a lot of stress and time by buying locally should something goof-up on you down the road. And, as mentioned above, the prices aren't that much less in Bangkok.

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