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Philips webcam spc530nc reduced from £29.99 down to £9.99 in Sainsbury's.

£9.99 @ Sainsbury's
Was in Sainsbury's this evening and they have these on sale. I don't know much about the camera but it has some decent reviews online and the original price matches those at Argos etc. Read More
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7y, 5m agoFound 7 years, 5 months ago
Was in Sainsbury's this evening and they have these on sale. I don't know much about the camera but it has some decent reviews online and the original price matches those at Argos etc.
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#1
I can't find it - can u post a direct link?
#2
Link please.
#3
It was 'instore' guys. I've looked on their website and the only one I can see listed is this one... http://www.sainsburys.co.uk/sol/shop/technology/list.html?search=webcam&search_term1=webcam&searchType=%2Fsol%2Fshop%2Ftechnology%2Flist.html&bmUID=1264498637342

I was in the Whitley Bay branch but there may be others stocking it.
#4
Also instore in Heyford Hill Oxford.
#5
It's only a 1.3MP camera. Okish if you use it once a year or so, but would have to be used at a small resolution.

I currently own a MS VX6000 for the last 2 years, and that's a 1.3MP camera / 5MP images. It's served me well, but I believe Phillips have a HD model around somewhere. It was around £50 last year so it's probably gone down by half since then as newer models have been released. If I find it, I'll put it on here. Personally I'd rather spend a bit more. You get what you pay for sadly, and the camera on here is no different to the "no-name" webcams that flood ebay from China.
#6
... but for a tenner you can hardly argue. ;)
#7
Gamerfreak
... but for a tenner you can hardly argue. ;)


Of course! For a tenner - it is indeed a bargain. I haven't voted, but will probably do so as HOT. But you do tend to get what you pay for with electronics.
#8
Good way to make money during the credit crunch.

Especially if you're as beautiful as me.
#9
Anyone know if this'll work with a PS3?
#10
They've got this instore at Beeston Sainsbury's too, in the sale section.

They didn't have a price on it last night, which is why I didn't buy and I didn't have time to hang around to find out. Hopefully they'll still have some left when I return tonight
#11
SamuraiHQ
It's only a 1.3MP camera. Okish if you use it once a year or so, but would have to be used at a small resolution.


It's not even a true 1.3MP (it has a VGA sensor 640x480). The VX-6000 is true 1.3 MP (the 5MP extrapolated software resolution).

Saying that for a under a tenner ok.
#12
mamboboy
Searching around it seems this is a photo from this webcam:

http://i49.tinypic.com/2cy44m8.jpg


Liar! I bet you just took that screenshot! ;-)
#13
Grrrr I just typed a nice long message but when I pressed backspace, it took me back a page. How annoying.

Anyway... I'll repeat but in brief.

Paid around £55 for the VX-6000 when it originally came out. Was good then. It's **** now. Colour bleeds, so I'm using it in B&W only.

The webcam I'm definately thinking about getting is the Philips SPC1030NC - http://www.consumer.philips.com/c/webcams-headsets/share-spc1030nc_00/prd/en/hk/

Features a true 1.3MP video, and 8MP photos.

Amazon are selling this, but at the moment it's via a 3rd party - and it's circa £56. Not a chance.

Pixmania have it for under £30 but... it's Pixmania. I needn't say no more, but for £30... it's a huge saving for what appears to be a fantastic webcam.

http://images.izideal.com/img/product/2307044/l/pt/philips-spc1030nc00.jpeg
#14
That GFQ guy's hair scares me!
#15
blinky_wink
It's not even a true 1.3MP (it has a VGA sensor 640x480). The VX-6000 is true 1.3 MP (the 5MP extrapolated software resolution).

Saying that for a under a tenner ok.

Tesco did a nice sale on Logitech, which are much better quality. VGA was just under 10 pounds, and 1.3 MP just over. So I think this is a rather mediocre offer.
#16
blinky_wink
It's not even a true 1.3MP (it has a VGA sensor 640x480). The VX-6000 is true 1.3 MP (the 5MP extrapolated software resolution).

I think VGA is quite ok for video conferencing, if it is sharp and clear. I paid a bit more for my logitech E3500, which also has a VGA sensor, and I am quite happy with it. Somehow I never had a Philips webcam that I liked...

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