Nikon Coolpix P50 Camera £45 (instore) @ Asda - HotUKDeals
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Nikon Coolpix P50 Camera £45.00 (instore) @ Asda

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7y, 9m agoFound 7 years, 9 months ago
I managed to pick up this camera from an Asda store on saturday for £45 in new Southgate.

High-performance 8.1 megapixel camera boasting a classic look and feel that is designed to satisfy camera purists. With a 3.6x Zoom-NIKKOR lens with 28mm wide-angle capability, an optical viewfinder, a solid grip, and a handy Mode dial for quick and easy access to Manual shooting mode. The COOLPIX P50 - a veritable powerhouse of pure photographic capability.
This camera is available in silver and black.

8.1 megapixel resolution
28mm wide-angle capability
EXPEED Processing Engine
3.6x Zoom-NIKKOR lens
Mode dial
2.4 in. LCD monitor
ISO 2000
Optical viewfinder
AA-size batteries
Electronic Vibration Reduction
Advanced Face Priority AF
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#1
Looks like good value and Nikons usually review well though pic suggests it's a bit bulky for a pocket snapshot camera. However, it takes AA batteries, not a decent Li-ion rechargeable. I know posters on here have claimed that's better, widely available, etc., but bear in mind that's one reason why it's cheap - no battery and charger supplied, you pick up that cost later.

Compact camera prices generally are plumetting at the moment and there are some terrific buys around.

Personally I'd never go back to AA camera power. Dedicated Li-ions have enormous capacity/life and compatibles are now so cheap via eBay, etc. (NOT in stores!) that it's easy to have a couple of spares charged and ready. eg I've just picked up two Li-ion compatibles for my TZ5 (so not the smallest/cheapest) for £11 for the two, delivered - and they even came with nice little plastic cases for storage.
#2
Ive just picked up 2 for my TZ5 for £8. 2 sets of duracell alkalines would have cost nearly this much.[/QUOTE]
#3
I haven't seen the discussion of AA's vs Li-ion, but I presume that it compares rechargeables. Li-ion battery packs for compacts are rarely more than 1200mah, and often less than 1000mah. NiMH AA's go up to 2900mah, and a pack of 4 plus charger are available for £7-£8. Hence, for a '3v' supply, £7-£8 buys up to 5800mah of (branded) NiMH AA capacity, compared to maybe 2400 mah of Li-ion.

If you want to compare alkaline AA's, then Sainsburys are currently selling 8 packs of Sony Plus (alkaline) for 58 pence. However, some cameras require more current for certain functions than alkalines can deliver, so NiMH are a better bet, and less wasteful.
#4
Forgetting the batery discusion, the camera is a real good buy. Lens starts off at 28mm and i believe that it is a 2.8 lens at that, so that really is a good little camera for landscapes etc. As always it is horses for courses but i doubt that there are any other wide angle cameras around for £45. Forgot to add that i have one of these and am happy with it.
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I haven't seen the discussion of AA's vs Li-ion, but I presume that it compares rechargeables. Li-ion battery packs for compacts are rarely more than 1200mah, and often less than 1000mah. NiMH AA's go up to 2900mah, and a pack of 4 plus charger are available for £7-£8. Hence, for a '3v' supply, £7-£8 buys up to 5800mah of (branded) NiMH AA capacity, compared to maybe 2400 mah of Li-ion.

If you want to compare alkaline AA's, then Sainsburys are currently selling 8 packs of Sony Plus (alkaline) for 58 pence. However, some cameras require more current for certain functions than alkalines can deliver, so NiMH are a better bet, and less wasteful.

I understand the theory, but in practice rechargeable AAs have never given me very satisfactory service and I'm talking 2400mAh. Inevitably they are bulkier too as they're cylindrical and waste space in the camera. Maybe it's the cameras that take them, maybe it's the batteries, but the dedicated Li-ions I've had in several different cameras have been great.

Yes, the camera is a good make and spec but the fact remains that you buy the batts on top and they don't have to provide batt and charger, so it should be cheaper. Regardless of quality in use I wonder if it's this cheap because it isn't selling well?

Is this camera as bulky as it looks? If it's not genuinely pocket size it won't get taken out half the time and regardless of it's quality you won't get good shots from a camera you left at home! I'd say the same applies to the Panasonic TZ5 too so I have a really small Casio which goes everywhere.

Everyone's needs are different but just a few thoughts to help weigh it all up.

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