Canon PowerShot SX400 16MP 30x Zoom Bridge Camera - Black £99.99 @ Argos + TCB
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Canon PowerShot SX400 16MP 30x Zoom Bridge Camera - Black £99.99 @ Argos + TCB

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Found 9th Apr 2016
summer is coming.

Capturing precious photos and HD movies is effortless with this 16MP mini, family-friendly bridge camera. Simple, fun and creative, it has a big 30x zoom in a tiny body you can carry everywhere. 

Model number: SX400. 
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Heated. Not sure why it was starting out cold tbh. Seems a good deal to me.
Shoots in 720p.......bag of $#1T3
Four year old tech with basic controls & no optical viewfinder....

Decent inage quality in decent lighting conditions & a nice zoom........but even as a Canon fanboy I'd give this a miss

If you still want one you can pick it up for £98.24 on Amazon
Edited by: "corred1964" 9th Apr 2016
corred1964

Four year old tech with basic controls & no optical viewfinder....Decent … Four year old tech with basic controls & no optical viewfinder....Decent inage quality in decent lighting conditions & a nice zoom........but even as a Canon fanboy I'd give this a missIf you still want one you can pick it up for £98.24 on Amazon


what was your recommendation for £100 over this?
brilly

what was your recommendation for £100 over this?




Depends what you want......if you still want a bridge camera

For around £150 I'd choose the SonyDSC-H400 ....only has 720p video but a 20Mp sensor & 63x optical zoom
For £200 I'd choose the DSC-HX30 .....full 1080p HD video & 50x optical zoom

Anyone paying more than £200 I'd say look at going down the full SLR or even CSC route
corred1964

Depends what you want......if you still want a bridge cameraFor around … Depends what you want......if you still want a bridge cameraFor around £150 I'd choose the SonyDSC-H400 ....only has 720p video but a 20Mp sensor & 63x optical zoomFor £200 I'd choose the DSC-HX30 .....full 1080p HD video & 50x optical zoomAnyone paying more than £200 I'd say look at going down the full SLR or even CSC route



​both of those options are 50% more expensive than this. anything better than this for the same money?
corred1964

Depends what you want......if you still want a bridge cameraFor around … Depends what you want......if you still want a bridge cameraFor around £150 I'd choose the SonyDSC-H400 ....only has 720p video but a 20Mp sensor & 63x optical zoomFor £200 I'd choose the DSC-HX30 .....full 1080p HD video & 50x optical zoomAnyone paying more than £200 I'd say look at going down the full SLR or even CSC route


well... a £100 quid camera for a start X)
bridge or even superzoom tbh
mikeey84

​both of those options are 50% more expensive than this. anything better t … ​both of those options are 50% more expensive than this. anything better than this for the same money?



To be fair for this price point there is nothing much, but I'd personally not buy something like this (as I say I'm a huge Canon fan....I own 4).....but buying because of the price when I'm aware of it's failings (especially in low light) mean I'd not buy...simply because I know I'd want to change it in a few months....and as I showed it's a bit cheaper on Amazon
Edited by: "corred1964" 9th Apr 2016
You can actually pick up the Sony DSC-H300 on a certain auction site new for not much over £100.....I'd still choose that over this Canon
"* Please note item 3554993 has previously been on sale at 89.99." And probably will be again!

No viewfinder so a pointless toy anyway.
Besford

"* Please note item 3554993 has previously been on sale at 89.99." And … "* Please note item 3554993 has previously been on sale at 89.99." And probably will be again!No viewfinder so a pointless toy anyway.


lol @ toy
lets just be glad it doesn't take AA batteries as well
It's not really a half price deal when the newer 20MP version, the SX410 is only £120.
Why are people obsessed with megapixels. These bridge cameras still have tiny image sensors that can't capture light fantastically well as it is, then you throw tons of megapixels in and get shoddy performance in anything other than a bright summers day.
This is no doubt a great price but if you enjoy photography and ever try out a friends DSLR you'll have trouble going back to one of these. If it's just for the odd outdoor family picture etc then I imagine it's fine.
leelukehope

Why are people obsessed with megapixels. These bridge cameras still have … Why are people obsessed with megapixels. These bridge cameras still have tiny image sensors that can't capture light fantastically well as it is, then you throw tons of megapixels in and get shoddy performance in anything other than a bright summers day. This is no doubt a great price but if you enjoy photography and ever try out a friends DSLR you'll have trouble going back to one of these. If it's just for the odd outdoor family picture etc then I imagine it's fine.


But if "it's just for the odd outdoor family picture" why lug a great lump of bridge camera around? A similar amount spent on a good compact would suit far better.
I'm convinced these bridge cameras must sell largely to people who think they're getting a 'bargain DSLR' because it's a similar shape!

Edited by: "Besford" 10th Apr 2016
Besford

But if 'it's just for the odd outdoor family picture" why lug a great … But if 'it's just for the odd outdoor family picture" why lug a great lump of bridge camera around? A similar amount spent on a good compact would suit far better. I'm convinced these bridge cameras must sell largely to people who think they're getting a 'bargain DSLR' because it's a similar shape!



To be fair bridge camera do tend to have superior optics to compacts (even ultrazoom compacts) and tend to offer a level of "SLR Style" creative control not offered by compacts

BUT that is where the similarities end ....... most people involved with photography will agree that cramming masses of pixels onto a small sensor simply means less light reaches each photoreceptor ..... the result being poor low light results & high noise even at low ISO.....in fact it has been shown that the some phone cameras perform better in low light than these bridge cameras

You would actually get better image quality from an old Canon 300D with it's 6Mp sensor (with a nice 2nd user 3rd part lens like a sigma) than many of these bridge cameras & you can pick some decent ones in good used condition for virtually pennies

Bridge cameras tend to fit the old expression "Jack of all trades & master of none"

I do have a bridge camera in my collection somewhere.....but prefer my trusty Canon G7 (which cost me less than this in mint condition) over the bridge 99% of the time
Edited by: "corred1964" 10th Apr 2016
corred1964

To be fair bridge camera do tend to have superior optics to compacts … To be fair bridge camera do tend to have superior optics to compacts (even ultrazoom compacts) and tend to offer a level of "SLR Style" creative control not offered by compactsBUT that is where the similarities end ....... most people involved with photography will agree that cramming masses of pixels onto a small sensor simply means less light reaches each photoreceptor ..... the result being poor low light results & high noise even at low ISO.....in fact it has been shown that the some phone cameras perform better in low light than these bridge camerasYou would actually get better image quality from an old Canon 300D with it's 6Mp sensor (with a nice 2nd user 3rd part lens like a sigma) than many of these bridge cameras & you can pick some decent ones in good used condition for virtually penniesBridge cameras tend to fit the old expression "Jack of all trades & master of none"I do have a bridge camera in my collection somewhere.....but prefer my trusty Canon G7 (which cost me less than this in mint condition) over the bridge 99% of the time



​really interesting point of view. thanks!
HedgyHoggy

'summer is coming.'Also: rocks are eroding, carbon is cycling.


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Edited by: "Shoesize" 18th Apr 2016
barrowmatt

It's not really a half price deal when the newer 20MP version, the SX410 … It's not really a half price deal when the newer 20MP version, the SX410 is only £120.



So pay more for poorer quality; extra mega pixels in the same size sensor to be avoided I think.
any more comments to convince me yo.buy, it's down to £79.99 now
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