Canon PowerShot SX400 16MP 30x Zoom Digital Camera - Red £81.99 @ Argos (+ Free £5 voucher for next spend)

Canon PowerShot SX400 16MP 30x Zoom Digital Camera - Red £81.99 @ Argos (+ Free £5 voucher for next spend)

Found 27th Jan 2016
Seems to be a decent vfm camera. Also you will receive a £5 voucher for the £50+ spend to use on another purchase. £10 voucher if you end up spending over £100.

Product specification:

16 megapixels.
30x optical zoom.
4x digital zoom.
3in screen with TFT technology.
Focal length of 4.3-129mm.
4.3mm wide angle lens.
Optical image stabilisation.
Up to 0.8 frames per second.
Shutter speed of 15 to 1/8000 sec.
CCD sensor.
Lens information:

Lens type: ultra wide angle zoom.
Minimum aperture: 22.
Maximum aperture: 3.4.

Minimum ISO rating 100 and maximum ISO rating 1600.
Built-in flash.
720p HD recording.
Video capture with sound.
PictBridge compatible.
Detect up to 9 faces.
Features intelligent scene mode feature.
Memory card compatibility:

SD, SDHC, SDXC, compact Flash memory card formats.
General information:

Colour: red.
Includes wrist strap, .
Batteries required: 1 x Li-Ion (included) .
Size H6.9, W10.4, D8cm.
Weight 313g.
Manufacturer's 2 year guarantee.
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Tempting deal, Heat added X)
No viewfinder!!!
Last week, I popped into Argos, when this camera was on sale, priced at £99.99, after dropping my SX160, and couldn't decide if I could put up with the bulkier body. The black body SX400, is still priced at £99.99, however, the red body is just fine.

Remember, this is a lot more bulky than your average point and shoot and will not suit everyone. OTOH, for a superzoom this is a lot of camera, with enough bells and whistles to keep the button pushers/twiddlers amused, for not a lot a of dosh. My only gripe, the SX160 ran on the much more convienient rechargeable AA batteries, this comes with a Li-Ion.

Now it's down to £82, it looks like a trip back to Argos. At this price, have some heat...Absolute bargain!
Edited by: "Toxic_Waste" 27th Jan 2016

No viewfinder!!!

What do you want for £81.99?
Bought mine at £89, and love it. It's so lightweight, but the optical zoom is fantastic - got some great shots sightseeing round London and from the top of the O2 looking far down at the stage. Bargain at that price, with a voucher thrown in too.
Edited by: "Natbag" 27th Jan 2016

No viewfinder!!!

Not the most helpful comment. I would say that at high zoom on this a viewfinder would be highly beneficial at maintaining stability. However at this price, you can't go wrong.
Janesy B

What do you want for £81.99?

A decent compact, not a bulky toy.

A decent compact, not a bulky toy.

IF you had any real experience we mite just start taking your comments seriously,i have been using canon and Panasonic bridge cameras for more than 16 years and i can assure any one you wont get a better mutli-role camera ( NOT THIS ONE ) that's just as good at taking very long range photos and all the way down to macro shots all in one package.

There called bridge cameras for a reason chappy as that's exactly what they do as they fill the gap between and compact camera/ mobile phone & DSLR and if you ever owned one you would now what there capable of.

With a bridge camera you can shoot impossible photos that a compact & mobile phone cant do and they will save you a lot of leg work not having to get into range of the building/person/scene your shooting from medium to long range.
Unlike some im always capable of backing up my statements and don't make random comments on things that i don't have a clue about.
Here's a few photos i snapped while living in hong kong for 6 years just to show the one's who don't know what a bridge camera was designed for..

These 4 photos where taken back in 2008 with a canon Canon PowerShot S5 IS which was only a 8MP camera as well as a12x Optical zoom lens which is very low by today's standards .






Edited by: "hong_kong_englishman" 28th Jan 2016
All this photos where taken from well over a 2km+ range.
These where taken with a 2012 Panasonic Lumix FZ200 12MP camera 24x zoom optical lens which i bought from Hong kong for £220 back then and was selling for £360 + back in blighty.

The first 2 photos i took from the 55 floor of the IFC (international finance building) building in CENTRAL, HK island, all these photos where taken WITHOUT a tripod so i could of zoomed in even closer if i had one .





Edited by: "hong_kong_englishman" 29th Jan 2016
were you a spy?

were you a spy?

LoL. That really made me laugh. Thanks
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