Fuji Finepix HS10 (10MP 30x optical zoom) refub'd digital camera & case = £249.99 - HotUKDeals
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Fujifilm currently have an offer on a refurbished Finepix HS10 which is a beast of a camera, and is ideal for those looking to take the plunge to a DSLR but want a bridge camera to begin with.

This camera is priced at upto £400 in some places and at least £300 in most places that have stock.

Fuji are offering £50 off a refurbished FinePix HS10 camera (normally £299.99) plus throwing in a Free Premium case (normally £29.99).

Simply add both items to your basket and use the promotion code P0109HS at the checkout to receive your discount!
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#1
FinePix HS10 Refurbished

10 Millions Pixels

SD™/SDHC™ compatible

30x Optical Zoom

3-inch Tilting LCD

AA Batteries

12 Months Warranty
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Dont understand why OP says "ideal for those looking to take the plunge to a DSLR but want a bridge camera to begin with".

If someone is thinking about a DSLR then surely they are going to buy a DSLR and not a compact in a big body with a big zoom.

Better deal on here currently is the Olympus E420 on Argos Ebay outlet for around £214 delivered. this IS actually a DSLR, and cheaper too!
http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/olympus-e420-10mp-dslr-camera-with-/754492

Edited By: Deano467 on Sep 09, 2010 22:31: Added link
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Or use the code 'P832A4V3T8MES' for a brand new one for £272.99 INC VAT and Delivery
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Olympus D420 = 14-42mm range

Fuji HS10 = 24-720mm (equivalent)

I know zoom isn't everything, but if you're comparing deals, at least factor in the cost of an additonal lens to equal the range that the HS10 offers straight out of the box.
#5
ace101
Or use the code 'P832A4V3T8MES' for a brand new one for £272.99 INC VAT and Delivery


That is of course a cracking price for a brand new one, but it's worth noting that the refurb as an equally long warranty as the brand spanker.
#6
monkey_uk
That is of course a cracking price for a brand new one, but it's worth noting that the refurb as an equally long warranty as the brand spanker.


I'm afraid refurbs have only a 6 months warranty (unless you buy extra).

I was about to purchase the HS10 but have changed my mind after reading the reviews.
The E450 has no IS and 4/3 sensor is inferior to a full size APS sensor, although picture quality will be better than with the HS10. The choice is really between picture quality and/or convenience.

If you are thinking of entering the world of DSLR, don't make the big mistake and go for the cheapest price on your first camera. You will have to buy additional lenses and other accessories later and with DSLR, they will be propriator items (e.g. you cannot swap lenses between Olympus 4/3 systyem and Canon or Nikon). I would always go for a make which uses at least a full size APS sensor. They are superior to 4/3 system (except for Sony cameras).


Edited By: pet2000 on Sep 10, 2010 08:49: add
#7
monkey_uk
Olympus D420 = 14-42mm range

Fuji HS10 = 24-720mm (equivalent)

I know zoom isn't everything, but if you're comparing deals, at least factor in the cost of an additonal lens to equal the range that the HS10 offers straight out of the box.


I wasn't comparing deals, I was just pointing out that you can buy a new DSLR cheaper than this refurbished Fuji compact, .... after all you said the Fuji "would be ideal for someone looking to take the plunge to a DSLR but wanted a bridge camera to begin with."

I would say buy the DSLR now, learn how to use, then in a year or so upgrade the lens if you want. In everything that matters in a camera, the DSLR will always win over a compact (faster shutter times, much better low light performance due to larger sensor, and overall better picture quality).
#8
good deal,one of the best bridge cameras.What I really like about this camera (apart huge zoom) is that lens can be manually zoomed.
#9
radissimo
good deal,one of the best bridge cameras.What I really like about this camera (apart huge zoom) is that lens can be manually zoomed.


Can you not manually zoom on other bridge cameras then?, I thought that's what zoom was all about.
#10
pet2000
monkey_uk
That is of course a cracking price for a brand new one, but it's worth noting that the refurb as an equally long warranty as the brand spanker.


I'm afraid refurbs have only a 6 months warranty (unless you buy extra).


According to the Fuji website the refurb has a 12 month warranty too.
#11
monkey_uk
According to the Fuji website the refurb has a 12 month warranty too.

I stand corrected :)
I didn't notice that they've changed from 6 to 12 months. Must have recently come to their senses. I always thought it was strange that they only gave 6 months for refurbs; doesn't exactly install confidence into their refurbs (Medion 90 day warranty on refurbs doesn't do it for me either)
#12
HOT deal - I really like the look of this camera.

perrioli
radissimo
good deal,one of the best bridge cameras.What I really like about this camera (apart huge zoom) is that lens can be manually zoomed.
Can you not manually zoom on other bridge cameras then?, I thought that's what zoom was all about.

Most compact super-zoom cameras have an electrical zoom. This is usually (e.g. in the case of my FZ38) progressive in a number of jerky steps (10 or 12). You quite often have to compromise when framing a shot or move, and when shooting video must avoid zooming if at all possible (it's very noticeably jerky). The HS10 has a manual zoom similar to DSLR cameras but is a lot bulkier than those super-zooms that use an electonic zoom as the lens has to be large enough to give a comfortable hand-grip.

Although not a DSLR user I dislike the term "bridge camera" - somehow implying that these are not compact cameras with a big lens bolted on but really are "nearly as good as a DSLR" - they aren't in many ways. That said the HS10 with it's manual zoom is at least similar to a DSLR in that respect.



Edited By: wombat6025 on Sep 10, 2010 12:08: Forgot to say this deal is HOT
#13
pet2000
If you are thinking of entering the world of DSLR, don't make the big mistake and go for the cheapest price on your first camera. You will have to buy additional lenses and other accessories later and with DSLR, they will be propriator items (e.g. you cannot swap lenses between Olympus 4/3 systyem and Canon or Nikon). I would always go for a make which uses at least a full size APS sensor. They are superior to 4/3 system (except for Sony cameras).

I have a professional photographer friend who, although impressed with some of the pictures my compact super-zoom can take, knows how much more is acheivable with an SLR/DSLR and often tries to persuade me to change.
He says much the same as you and recommends buying the best body I can afford, (second-hand if need be), but for the convenience I'm happy to compromise with the deficiencies of a compact...

P.S. Anyone want to swap their HS10 for my Panny FZ38 ;-)
#14
super ta.
but code no longer works


Edited By: whoosh on Sep 28, 2010 10:38: updtae

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