Canon PowerShot SX150 14.1MP Camera £49.99 @ Argos
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Canon PowerShot SX150 14.1MP Camera £49.99 @ Argos

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Found 2nd May 2013
£49.99 @ Argos for Canon PowerShot SX150 - seems to be a good deal. Add something worth a penny or more to make it £50 and you will get £5 voucher too.

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Better than canon on ebay for a refurb

Buy something else for over 1p and you get a £5 voucher this weekend!

Also in red and black

Edited by: "pet2000" 2nd May 2013

good price... but thats a butt-ugly camera!

Bought this recently (for £69.99 from Argos) and had a lot of troubles with batteries. Nothing (except Lithium I suppose) last very long. I have tried rechargeables, Alkaline standard. I have to wait a long time for the flash to recharge and is not quick!

The shots are decent but battery problems mean I am thinking of taking it back.

Yes AA batteries avoid

LOUGHBORO GUY

Yes AA batteries avoid



AA work just fine for me.

There is a review here http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/canon-powershot-sx150-is/5

The CHDK firmware chdk.wikia.com/wik…0IS is in alpha testing

I use some rechargeable AA's with this camera and they seem to last forever. I can easily take 200-300 pictures on a single pair. The image quality is also stunning, provided that you set it up correctly (I would recommend using scene modes). For indoor lighting shots, just use the default/automatic setting with flash (essential). The camera feels well built and not like a light toy. The only downside is that when the flash is on the brightest setting, you have to wait for it to recharge 1-3 seconds.

For this price, you wont find anything better, if you do need something better I would consider any of the Canon Sx220,230,240+ etc series with the cmos sensor...

Edited by: "delicatejew" 2nd May 2013

Cracking value at under £50. Not many better deals out there. Heat added

Big, ugly and AA powered. I don't care how good the pics are this camera is a disaster at any price.

Has nobody ever forgot a charger?! Nothing wrong with AAs if you've got decent rechargeables like eneloops...OK its a little bulky but takes "proper" decent pics unlike my Samsung s3. There's life in the old dog yet and for £50?? Bargain!

Thanks for posting, just reserved one in red at my local store. Does it come with a case? Had a look at some YouTube videos and some come with a Canon Leather case? Or am I asking for too much at £50?

Also, does anybody know the cheapest thing on Argos to bring it over £50 for the voucher? Thanks!

jb484

Thanks for posting, just reserved one in red at my local store. Does it … Thanks for posting, just reserved one in red at my local store. Does it come with a case? Had a look at some YouTube videos and some come with a Canon Leather case? Or am I asking for too much at £50?Also, does anybody know the cheapest thing on Argos to bring it over £50 for the voucher? Thanks!



Found these cards for 75p
Or
Play Doh for 99p
OR
if you've not got kids Some batteries for £1.99

Incidentally, does anyone know if the quality of pics from this camera would be good enough to blow up for prints or a wall canvas?
Seems pretty cheap.
Cheers.

Or if none of that's any good, there's a variety of gift wrap for a quid.
Always gonna need some of that at some point
Gift wrap here

AA battery-powered cameras have major advantages over proprietary batteries when travelling, since you can get them anywhere, and your charger is less likely to pop due to fluctuating power supplies when abroad. Also, ugly camera= less chance of someone nicking it.

magough

Found these cards for 75pOrPlay Doh for 99pORif you've not got kids Some … Found these cards for 75pOrPlay Doh for 99pORif you've not got kids Some batteries for £1.99Incidentally, does anyone know if the quality of pics from this camera would be good enough to blow up for prints or a wall canvas?Seems pretty cheap.Cheers.



You don't need kids to enjoy some Play Doh

Also,
98p for a Non-Stick Roasting Tin
argos.co.uk/sta…htm
Edited by: "spruceyb" 3rd May 2013

magough

Found these cards for 75pOrPlay Doh for 99pORif you've not got kids Some … Found these cards for 75pOrPlay Doh for 99pORif you've not got kids Some batteries for £1.99Incidentally, does anyone know if the quality of pics from this camera would be good enough to blow up for prints or a wall canvas?Seems pretty cheap.Cheers.



With 14mp and a Canon lens it should be good for big enlargements but so are most cameras these days. However, I still wouldn't touch it for the reasons already given. It's a big, clunky beast with serious battery issues.

Here's a review:

http://www.expertreviews.co.uk/digital-cameras/1289956/canon-powershot-sx150-is

"The worst aspect of performance was flash photography, which took 13 seconds from shot to shot with the flash set to full power. This seems to be an inevitable downside of using a pair of AA batteries. It wasn't the only battery-related drawback we encountered in this camera, though.

In our review of the SX130 IS we reported that it warned of low batteries for a long time before they actually ran out. The same thing happened with the SX150 IS, regardless of whether we used alkaline or Ni-MH batteries. More annoyingly, it often ran out of juice while recording videos, even though there was power available to take dozens more photos afterwards. The camera's date and time reset itself even though the batteries hadn't run out.
"
Edited by: "Besford" 3rd May 2013

Besford

Big, ugly and AA powered. I don't care how good the pics are this camera … Big, ugly and AA powered. I don't care how good the pics are this camera is a disaster at any price.



Do we no longer judge cameras (image capturing devices) primarily on image quality? Oh...

great camera for this money cant go wrong

I had one of the original SX cameras. Rechargeable AA battery is perfectly fine. I can't find any justification to say that lithium ion is significantly better when taking into consideration the cost of buying a spare battery.

The ugliness is true, but then I'm a dude, and not a girl. So I don't care. I care about performance, not looks.

The flash recharge on mine was not amazing, but for the budget price, you can't get everything.

The image quality is top notch. You can take some stunning pics with this 50 bob camera. Would probably struggle taking the same quality pics with others at this price.

Don't forget this camera includes all the manual features such as shutter speed settings, and apertures settings.

Oh and don't forget its only 50 quid, for a high zoom camera with manual features.

Yep, I also have this camera and it takes really good pics.

Not had any probs with battery life or flash, but then I'm using Sanyo Eneloops.

Hi,
I'm looking for a reasonably priced compact camera with some manual control, to try to learn aboutthe technical side of photography.
This looks like it will fit the bill, but have also seen this

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about £10 more , lower MP, but good reviews.
Can anyone with any photographic experience please give some advice on which is best for a budding photographer.

Many thanks

united4eva

Do we no longer judge cameras (image capturing devices) primarily on … Do we no longer judge cameras (image capturing devices) primarily on image quality? Oh...



"...in most other respects – including image and video quality – it's nothing special..."

Danthevan

Hi,I'm looking for a reasonably priced compact camera with some manual … Hi,I'm looking for a reasonably priced compact camera with some manual control, to try to learn aboutthe technical side of photography.This looks like it will fit the bill, but have also seen this>about £10 more , lower MP, but good reviews.Can anyone with any photographic experience please give some advice on which is best for a budding photographer.Many thanks




12Mp is plenty - more can actually be detrimental to picture quality - don't get caught up in the Mp hype. I'd go for the Fuji because it's smaller and has a proper Li-ion battery but I don't claim personal experience of either camera.

Use 1.6v batteries that have that extra kick,also best to get rechargebles with a nimh charger

Danthevan

Hi,I'm looking for a reasonably priced compact camera with some manual … Hi,I'm looking for a reasonably priced compact camera with some manual control, to try to learn aboutthe technical side of photography.This looks like it will fit the bill, but have also seen this>about £10 more , lower MP, but good reviews.Can anyone with any photographic experience please give some advice on which is best for a budding photographer.Many thanks



Both are decent cameras for a budget - neither can capture RAW images which is perhaps a downside if you're serious about post processing.

The SX150IS generally has worse image quality reviews than it's predecessor (SX130IS); from what I've seen image quality is worse than the F300EXR.

There is no reliable CHDK version for the SX150IS so you won't be able unlock the full features of the cameras digic processor (such as RAW capture).

Personally of the two I'd choose the Fuji (as it has a 15x optical zoom, the EXR function and is less bulky).

I'm not sure what a good selection with RAW capture would be; the Fuji F600EXR has RAW capture for about £77 but image quality is no better or worse than the F300EXR.
If you opt for a Fuji refurb remember to use code P832A4V3T8MES for a 10% discount.
Edited by: "wombat6025" 3rd May 2013

ukvikas1

Bought this recently (for £69.99 from Argos) and had a lot of troubles … Bought this recently (for £69.99 from Argos) and had a lot of troubles with batteries. Nothing (except Lithium I suppose) last very long. I have tried rechargeables, Alkaline standard. I have to wait a long time for the flash to recharge and is not quick!The shots are decent but battery problems mean I am thinking of taking it back.



I had the earlier SX130 and it was horrendous on batteries - it sits in a drawer gathering dust as a result

gtd65

I had the earlier SX130 and it was horrendous on batteries - it sits in a … I had the earlier SX130 and it was horrendous on batteries - it sits in a drawer gathering dust as a result



But still it gets hot and hotter - HUKD strikes again: "never mind the quality, is it cheap?"

Besford

But still it gets hot and hotter - HUKD strikes again: "never mind the … But still it gets hot and hotter - HUKD strikes again: "never mind the quality, is it cheap?"



There's a reason why its getting hotter and hotter. And its not just because of the price.

Besford

But still it gets hot and hotter - HUKD strikes again: "never mind the … But still it gets hot and hotter - HUKD strikes again: "never mind the quality, is it cheap?"


Yes. HotUKDeals primary function is as a Deals site, not a review site.

nick1austin

Yes. HotUKDeals primary function is as a Deals site, not a review site.



It's not a deal if the product isn't up to scratch....

Would you buy a new car for 50% off that only got 2MPG?

Sure it's a deal on the price of a car but it's not something you will be happy using due to the running costs.

The good and bad thing about deal sites is that people provide feedback to help you decide if something actually is a hot deal.

Of course if you want to go through life thinking that "lower cost = better deal", then carry on...for the majority.. I'm sure they prefer feedback.

I like the SX130 as a camera but simply cannot be bothered to use it due to the abysmal battery life. All Canon could suggest was to use Lithium batteries...that's not a sensible option due to cost implication. It could be that only a limited amount of the SX series were flawed and others performed normally. I had to replace the batteries every day I took the camera out - and I was only taking a maximum of perhaps 30~40 shots a day - I actually thought I was leaving the camera powered on. The batteries were all fresh duracells.

gtd65

It's not a deal if the product isn't up to scratch....Would you buy a new … It's not a deal if the product isn't up to scratch....Would you buy a new car for 50% off that only got 2MPG?Sure it's a deal on the price of a car but it's not something you will be happy using due to the running costs.The good and bad thing about deal sites is that people provide feedback to help you decide if something actually is a hot deal.Of course if you want to go through life thinking that "lower cost = better deal", then carry on...for the majority.. I'm sure they prefer feedback.I like the SX130 as a camera but simply cannot be bothered to use it due to the abysmal battery life. All Canon could suggest was to use Lithium batteries...that's not a sensible option due to cost implication. It could be that only a limited amount of the SX series were flawed and others performed normally. I had to replace the batteries every day I took the camera out - and I was only taking a maximum of perhaps 30~40 shots a day - I actually thought I was leaving the camera powered on. The batteries were all fresh duracells.



Never had bat probs with the sx130 but use HiCap eloope type rechargeables.

Besford

But still it gets hot and hotter - HUKD strikes again: "never mind the … But still it gets hot and hotter - HUKD strikes again: "never mind the quality, is it cheap?"

Not my cup of tea (Rebecca — 03/29/2011)I bought the Canon SX130, a … Not my cup of tea (Rebecca — 03/29/2011)I bought the Canon SX130, attempting to upgrade from film. I was greatly disappointed. I read some reviews, like this one which said it wasn't that fast, but it's a good camera. Here's the problem. The convenience in using AA batteries is nice, and I even bought rechargeable ones (going green and all) that are recommended for it, but it EATS battery life. Within 30 minutes of using the camera, not necessarily shot after shot, it started blinking low battery. So I changed to disposable batteries, another 45 minutes...the same thing.

Battery probs (NIlesh — 02/17/2011)I have bought canon sx130 and the b … Battery probs (NIlesh — 02/17/2011)I have bought canon sx130 and the battery life is worst. I have used AA's battery but could take hardly 20 pics. Is there a problem with the cam or battery

Liam McCabe (12/22/2010)Try using better batteries for the SX130 - … Liam McCabe (12/22/2010)Try using better batteries for the SX130 - lithium or NiMH type rather than alkaline.

Batteries. (Sam Lee — 12/22/2010)Love the camera, but hate how it eats t … Batteries. (Sam Lee — 12/22/2010)Love the camera, but hate how it eats through batteries, it's crazy. I'm using good ones too, energizer, duracell... I'm getting barely 30 minutes total use regardless of what brand I use. On a more positive note though, the "replace battery" indicator does blink for a while before it dies out, so you may get 45(ish) minutes of use, also it depends on your settings, I have all high quality settings going on mine, but still - 30 mins? Pleeease...Again, I love the camera, incredible photos, easy to use, fun to use too.. But this battery issue is terrible. Would I recommend the camera? Sure.... Just be sure to ask Santa for LOTS of batteries...

battery (ahmed mahmoud — 10/12/2010)what about the capacity of the b … battery (ahmed mahmoud — 10/12/2010)what about the capacity of the batteriesI heard that it is the worst battery eater

Result of cannon sx130 (Seema — 10/12/2010)what is the result of cannon s … Result of cannon sx130 (Seema — 10/12/2010)what is the result of cannon sx130 & what ab its battery quality? can some expert view their pointsreply to this commentChris Weigl (10/13/2010)It sounds like the camera is nearly unusable with normal alkaline AA's, but is probably better with some good rechargeable lithiums. If you're interested in the camera, buy a 4-pack of lithiums and make sure you have the spares with you when you go out.



I'll try getting some different batteries then - I like the camera but it's not practical with regular alkaline batteries.

"Amazing camera if you use the NiMH batteries."













Now to find some better batteries and see how it performs (_;)

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