Canon IXUS 145 - £49.99 at Argos (From 10th Dec)
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Canon IXUS 145 - £49.99 at Argos (From 10th Dec)

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Found 9th Dec 2014Made hot 9th Dec 2014
Just saw this on TV.
Canon IXUS 145 reduced to £49.99 from £69.99 from 10th December.
Good camera for the price.

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good find op, heat added

how are the reviews?

Banned

any other products advertised ?

Can someone PLS give me some advice on whether this Canon is better than this Sony which I've been eyeing up as my christmas present =
http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/2445546.htm

My ancient Sony Cybershot 3.2mp is still on the go and has been very trusty but it is very heavy and chunky and I think I need an update.
Edited by: "therealslimkaty" 9th Dec 2014

Probably pick Canon over Sony based on reviews on Argos and elsewhere

Nice tip off. Seems like a good camera, shame I've just bought the Ixus 150 for £80 on Amazon for my parents. Main difference seems to be the 150 offers image stabilization (or something like that, I'm not huge on photography!). Good find if any are in stock near you. Don't forget it I don't think these Ixus cameras come with a USB cable so you will need one of those or a card reader to transfer to your computer.

If I reserve now will it be the cheaper price tomorrow ?

The Sony camera has its own Sony lens and not the 'higher level 'Carl Zeiss' lens that they use on higher spec models so I would plump for the Canon every time!

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clarence47a

If I reserve now will it be the cheaper price tomorrow ?


You pay the price it is in the store on the day you collect, since that is when you pay.

Is it just the black one going to be reduced, I wonder? Thinking of the purple for my daughter and returning the purple Nikon L29 I got (albeit a further £10 cheaper).

Rickardo

CommentYou pay the price it is in the store on the day you collect, since … CommentYou pay the price it is in the store on the day you collect, since that is when you pay.



Thanks

Heat added, great price!...I'm just after a half decent point and shoot camera, mainly for snapping the kids, so this seems ideal.... is it worth paying a little bit more for a 20mp camera or would there not be that much difference in pic quality over this 16mp camera?... any info welcome, ta muchly xx
Edited by: "Pinksparkles1973" 9th Dec 2014

Pinksparkles1973

Heat added, great price!...I'm just after a half decent point and shoot … Heat added, great price!...I'm just after a half decent point and shoot camera, mainly for snapping the kids, so this seems ideal.... is it worth paying a little bit more for a 20mp camera or would there not be that much difference in pic quality over this 16mp camera?... any info welcome, ta muchly xx



Was thinking of the same thing.

Pinksparkles1973

Heat added, great price!...I'm just after a half decent point and shoot … Heat added, great price!...I'm just after a half decent point and shoot camera, mainly for snapping the kids, so this seems ideal.... is it worth paying a little bit more for a 20mp camera or would there not be that much difference in pic quality over this 16mp camera?... any info welcome, ta muchly xx


Unless you plan on printing A3+ 4mp doesn't make that much difference. Be warned this will be best used at a low iso in good light, something that is lacking at this time of year.

Barso

Unless you plan on printing A3+ 4mp doesn't make that much difference. Be … Unless you plan on printing A3+ 4mp doesn't make that much difference. Be warned this will be best used at a low iso in good light, something that is lacking at this time of year.



Thank you

Is it just me that wants a camera to take AA batteries. When you want to use it you just fit any you have lying around including rechargeables. With these Li-ion I use them so rarely the battery won't hold charge when I finally go to use it. Then you buy a replacement for it to happen again a year or so later.

liamf12

Is it just me that wants a camera to take AA batteries. When you want to … Is it just me that wants a camera to take AA batteries. When you want to use it you just fit any you have lying around including rechargeables. With these Li-ion I use them so rarely the battery won't hold charge when I finally go to use it. Then you buy a replacement for it to happen again a year or so later.


Some of the cheap Vivitar camera objects at Argos take AAA batteries

I bought a vivitar for my son but it's almost cheap webcam quality. The controls aren't that logical either.
I'll have to keep my eyes open for a deal, although I have to add if I wasn't bothered about the batteries I'd have this as it is a great deal.

liamf12

I bought a vivitar for my son but it's almost cheap webcam quality. The … I bought a vivitar for my son but it's almost cheap webcam quality. The controls aren't that logical either.I'll have to keep my eyes open for a deal, although I have to add if I wasn't bothered about the batteries I'd have this as it is a great deal.




Nikon Coolpix L830 16MP Bridge Camera - Black.
238/4968 takes AA batteries

liamf12

Is it just me that wants a camera to take AA batteries. When you want to … Is it just me that wants a camera to take AA batteries. When you want to use it you just fit any you have lying around including rechargeables. With these Li-ion I use them so rarely the battery won't hold charge when I finally go to use it. Then you buy a replacement for it to happen again a year or so later.



My eleven year old Sony 3.2mp camera takes two AA batteries. It's very convenient indeed though it won't work with really cheap ones, eg. Ikea. It also takes better photos than friends much newer cameras of 10mp and above. Hence not sure what camera to upgrade to now.

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paulbohs

Nikon Coolpix L830 16MP Bridge Camera - Black.238/4968 takes AA batteries


Nikon L29 also takes AA batteries - only £39.99 @ Argos and available in red and people as well as balls and silver (with half price case deal as well).

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Rickardo

Is it just the black one going to be reduced, I wonder? Thinking of the … Is it just the black one going to be reduced, I wonder? Thinking of the purple for my daughter and returning the purple Nikon L29 I got (albeit a further £10 cheaper).


All colours reduced (black, silver, purple, red) - just reserved and probably will be returning the Nikon. The Nikon is a good entry level camera, especially at the price, but for just £10 more, I think this is better (and its slimmer). Thanks OP.

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Rickardo

CommentNikon L29 also takes AA batteries - only £39.99 @ Argos and … CommentNikon L29 also takes AA batteries - only £39.99 @ Argos and available in red and people as well as balls* and silver (with half price case deal as well).


*Black!

Barso

Unless you plan on printing A3+ 4mp doesn't make that much difference. Be … Unless you plan on printing A3+ 4mp doesn't make that much difference. Be warned this will be best used at a low iso in good light, something that is lacking at this time of year.



Thanks xx

liamf12

Is it just me that wants a camera to take AA batteries. When you want to … Is it just me that wants a camera to take AA batteries. When you want to use it you just fit any you have lying around including rechargeables. With these Li-ion I use them so rarely the battery won't hold charge when I finally go to use it. Then you buy a replacement for it to happen again a year or so later.


Canon powershot sx150 and 160 use AA batteries

Thanks for all the suggestions I shall have a look.

My eleven year old Sony 3.2mp camera takes two AA batteries. It's very convenient indeed though it won't work with really cheap ones, eg. Ikea. It also takes better photos than friends much newer cameras of 10mp and above. Hence not sure what camera to upgrade to now.[/quote]

I have an old Sony P72, 3.2MP, and although I don't use it much these days (the LCD screen is very small, but it does have an optical viewfinder), the pictures it takes are very good, and as long as you don't need large prints (more than 7" x 5") it's great.
Manufacturers continue to squeeze more MP out of small sensors, with poor results. Very few people need 16MP in a compact, unless you are going to blow up a smaller area of a picture. Take pictures at a lower MP and save space on your memory card / PC.

Edited by: "NT14" 11th Dec 2014

I went to collect mine yesterday but decided to have a look at it first before buying. I had read all the reviews and looked at samples online but decided against another impulse purchase. Although it's a P&S it was a little too stripped down in functions for my liking.
Guess I'll stick to carrying my 600D around.

NT14

My eleven year old Sony 3.2mp camera takes two AA batteries. It's very … My eleven year old Sony 3.2mp camera takes two AA batteries. It's very convenient indeed though it won't work with really cheap ones, eg. Ikea. It also takes better photos than friends much newer cameras of 10mp and above. Hence not sure what camera to upgrade to now.



I have an old Sony P72, 3.2MP, and although I don't use it much these days (the LCD screen is very small, but it does have an optical viewfinder), the pictures it takes are very good, and as long as you don't need large prints (more than 7" x 5") it's great.
Manufacturers continue to squeeze more MP out of small sensors, with poor results. Very few people need 16MP in a compact, unless you are going to blow up a smaller area of a picture. Take pictures at a lower MP and save space on your memory card / PC.

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That's my exact camera too And this is also the reason that I haven't replaced it yet. Several friends over the years have commented that my old camera takes nicer quality photos than their much more up to date ones. It's still in perfect working order but it's so chunky/heavy. My worry was that the Sony 16mp one for £50 odd in Argos would take poorer quality photos than my old one, as it's so cheap relative to what my old one cost. I paid £90 for my old one in 2004, second hand from ebay and that was a bargain at the time, as if I remember correctly it was £250 odds to buy new then!
Edited by: "therealslimkaty" 11th Dec 2014

That's my exact camera too And this is also the reason that I haven't replaced it yet. Several friends over the years have commented that my old camera takes nicer quality photos than their much more up to date ones. It's still in perfect working order but it's so chunky/heavy. My worry was that the Sony 16mp one for £50 odd in Argos would take poorer quality photos than my old one, as it's so cheap relative to what my old one cost. I paid £90 for my old one in 2004, second hand from ebay and that was a bargain at the time, as if I remember correctly it was £250 odds to buy new then!
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I'd just check out reviews on the internet. With Sony's people say they are better with a Carl Zeiss lens rather than a Sony one, although I think the P72 has the latter. My P72 still works, but the autofocus sticks sometimes. I remember paying £50 for a 128MB memory stick to go with it!
I also have a Panasonic TZ10, 12MP, and generally take all my pictures at 5MP.
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