Fuji FinePix S8600 bridge camera £60 @ Fuji Refurb Store (£4.99 Delivery) Use voucher code "paypal12" for 10% discount off camera (total price £58.99).
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Fuji FinePix S8600 bridge camera £60 @ Fuji Refurb Store (£4.99 Delivery) Use voucher code "paypal12" for 10% discount off camera (total price £58.99).

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Found 23rd Jul 2015
The FinePix S8600 bridge camera features a powerful 36x Fujinon zoom lens, a high-quality 1/2.3in 16MP CCD sensor, and a host of creative features, all wrapped up in a pocket-friendly body; it’s the all-rounder you can take anywhere.

36x optical zoom lens
Lens shift image stabilisation
3.0-inch, 460K-dot LCD
720 HD movie recording
25mm wide-angle lens
16 megapixel CCD sensor
4x AA batteries

Thanks to :pet2000

pet2000

apply "paypal12" for 10% off (£54 + 4.99) = £58.99 delivered

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apply "paypal12" for 10% off (£54 + 2.99) = £56.99 delivered
Edited by: "pet2000" 23rd Jul 2015

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pet2000

apply "paypal12" for 10% off (£54 + 2.99) = £56.99 delivered



Ah thank you, I'll add that to the title.

Using AA batteries is ridiculous.

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Banterlicious

Using AA batteries is ridiculous.



Use rechargables then.

Banterlicious

Using AA batteries is ridiculous.



priceless

mattmerch

priceless



In this day and age, fiddling around with regular batteries or buying rechargeables seems archaic.

Surely that's a nuisance?

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Banterlicious

In this day and age, fiddling around with regular batteries or buying … In this day and age, fiddling around with regular batteries or buying rechargeables seems archaic.Surely that's a nuisance?



Until the built in propriety rechargeable battery runs out when your in the middle of nowhere and unable to charge, rendering the camera useless. That's a nuisance. Now if you had a camera that uses standard AA's, you could just pop a fresh set in and keep snapping.

Plus I would have thought it's pretty archaic that someone doesn't already own a set of rechargeable AA's.




Edited by: "topss" 23rd Jul 2015

topss

Until the built in propriety rechargeable battery runs out when your in … Until the built in propriety rechargeable battery runs out when your in the middle of nowhere and unable to charge, rendering the camera useless. Now if you had a camera that uses standard AA's, you could just pop a fresh set in and keep snapping.Plus I would have thought it's pretty archaic that someone doesn't already own a set of rechargeable AA's.



topss

Until the built in propriety rechargeable battery runs out when your in … Until the built in propriety rechargeable battery runs out when your in the middle of nowhere and unable to charge, rendering the camera useless. Now if you had a camera that uses standard AA's, you could just pop a fresh set in and keep snapping.Plus I would have thought it's pretty archaic that someone doesn't already own a set of rechargeable AA's.



How often are you going to use the camera for that long that it runs out of power and there is nowhere to recharge?

The reason I don't have rechargable batteries that I have literally no use for them.

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Banterlicious

The reason I don't have rechargable batteries that I have literally no … The reason I don't have rechargable batteries that I have literally no use for them.



Buy this camera and you will have.

It's much more convenient having the option of using standard batteries or rechargeables. Plus much cheaper than having to replace a supplied propriety one when it eventually fails.
Edited by: "topss" 23rd Jul 2015

topss

Buy this camera and you will have.It's much more convenient having the … Buy this camera and you will have.It's much more convenient having the option of using standard batteries or rechargeables. Plus much cheaper than having to replace a supplied propriety one when it eventually fails.



Which is why iPhones/Smart phones, iPads, mobile speakers, Mp3 players, portable DVD players and most digital cameras all use AAs, so much more convenient.

Would get this for my son, but according to the review above, its apparently heavy, is it physically big and a good starter camera? I'm thinking a compact with a good zoom would be better for him... not fussed either way about batteries! And thanks so much for the discount code!

Edited by: "davemhaynes" 23rd Jul 2015

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Banterlicious

Which is why iPhones/Smart phones, iPads, mobile speakers, Mp3 players, … Which is why iPhones/Smart phones, iPads, mobile speakers, Mp3 players, portable DVD players and most digital cameras all use AAs, so much more convenient.



Well that's a stupid comparison. You forgot to mention why smart-watches don't use AA's too. Think about it.

If an item is physically big enough to accommodate standard sized batteries, then it's always going to be more convenient for the consumer to be able to have the choice of standard batteries or rechargables. If the item doesn't come with that option, then boo hoo, but personally if possible I prefer the convenience of not having to always rely on a charger.

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davemhaynes

Would get this for my son, but according to the review above, its … Would get this for my son, but according to the review above, its apparently heavy, is it physically big and a good starter camera? I'm thinking a compact with a good zoom would be better for him... not fussed either way about batteries!



It's a good starter camera, but yes it's physically big compared to most compacts. Personally I would get him a compact with a decent zoom. Much easier to carry around etc.

Rechargeables any day,internal batteries will fail prematurely or eventually and if they batteries go flat easy to pick a pair up in local shop.
Amazing value camera.

Banterlicious

Which is why iPhones/Smart phones, iPads, mobile speakers, Mp3 players, … Which is why iPhones/Smart phones, iPads, mobile speakers, Mp3 players, portable DVD players and most digital cameras all use AAs, so much more convenient.



You already know the answer to your pedanticism is due to form factors, and weight. Especially with iPhones etc....otherwise it would be far better having two 2500mah+ batteries...phones with 5000mah+ of power just simply do not exist.

I for one actually miss the convenience, especially with the price of your so called 'archaic' rechargeable batteries. Admittedly at one time back in the early 2000s when most compact digital cameras used AAs it was a little inconvenient keeping NiMh batteries topped up, but with the advent of low self discharge batteries having a camera that takes regular AAs is a boon.

With a bridge camera, the form factor rather conveniently allows for AAs, according to the review within the class of camera the weight of this is relatively low...lending to AAs quite favourably over Li-on. Generally low discharge NiMH batteries will be cheaper than proprietary batteries and higher capacity and convenient to carry spares around when travelling.

Banterlicious

How often are you going to use the camera for that long that it runs out … How often are you going to use the camera for that long that it runs out of power and there is nowhere to recharge?The reason I don't have rechargable batteries that I have literally no use for them.



Less than a day out in my case. My Panasonic Lumix compact camera on a 12 hour Scottish Highland coach excursion did not last the trip, having me resorting to my camera on my phone as I had no spare.

OP - postage is showing as £4.99 at checkout. Please update your post.

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davemhaynes

OP - postage is showing as £4.99 at checkout. Please update your post.



Have done so, not sure how I missed that. Thanks.

cicobuff

Less than a day out in my case. My Panasonic Lumix compact camera on a … Less than a day out in my case. My Panasonic Lumix compact camera on a 12 hour Scottish Highland coach excursion did not last the trip, having me resorting to my camera on my phone as I had no spare.



Yes, this is where AAs come to the fore - even in the Scottish highlands (or remote Western Australia in my experience, as well), you'll find a Garage or a shop that sells AAs. Don't even have to bother taking the charger with you on holiday, if you don't want.

Plus, from the manufacturer's point of view, it keeps the cost down. You can just pay more for a camera with built in rechargeable battery, if you want.

Odd how one minute Fuji were the poor relations to the rest, yet now they are among the best quality cameras - seems a complete turn around in the briefest of time

I'd buy one if it had an eye glass.

Looks like an awesome deal to me. Bought two for a holiday coming up. Thanks OP

Another fan of AA's here. It seems silly to be upset about something using a standard readily available powersource compared to a propriety, expensive one.

AA are great for a compact, as I will testify from a week on safari and trekking in Nepal with limited charging opportunity but plenty of spare batteries

I've got an S8650 not sure how similar they are and to be honest it's not overly great and don't really rate the quality of the photos I get from it, however the battery life is pretty darn good with AA rechargeable batteries.

ukfix

I've got an S8650 not sure how similar they are and to be honest it's not … I've got an S8650 not sure how similar they are and to be honest it's not overly great and don't really rate the quality of the photos I get from it, however the battery life is pretty darn good with AA rechargeable batteries.


which better camera with 36x zoom would you suggest for under 60quid though?
sure you have it and you dont like it (good to ave real world experience with the item)
but... are you being reasonable with your expectations!?

Great camera. Is quite big and heavy though. Apart from that a really great camera with a load of features. Use for my Ebay business. Batteries last ages. Normally take around 400-500 photos before need to replace batteries, depending how much use the flash ( I use cheap throw away ones from Ikea)


Edited by: "Guest991145" 23rd Jul 2015

Not bad
Have some heat

Thanks, ordered in Black to have a play with.

Banterlicious

Which is why iPhones/Smart phones, iPads, mobile speakers, Mp3 players, … Which is why iPhones/Smart phones, iPads, mobile speakers, Mp3 players, portable DVD players and most digital cameras all use AAs, so much more convenient.


Ah, that'll be why today, this offer is actually even more popular...

2nd Gen Deluxe 22400mAh External Battery for when those internal batteries don't cut it

Eejit or troll? Hmmmm...

PhilK

Odd how one minute Fuji were the poor relations to the rest, yet now they … Odd how one minute Fuji were the poor relations to the rest, yet now they are among the best quality cameras - seems a complete turn around in the briefest of time



The X-Series cameras have done that. The X100 and its later variants are benchmark cameras to rival Leica M and Nikon F ranges

Blinding deal. Many thanks OP.
Just two left now and white only.

all gone. Bah

I have this camera and whatever your view on the type of batteries I find that the AA hardly last any time.

Honestly I only get about 20 photos from a brand new set of batteries before they run out.

Excellent camera though, but battery issue makes it a hassle to use
Edited by: "superfamiking" 23rd Jul 2015

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superfamiking

I have this camera and whatever your view on the type of batteries I find … I have this camera and whatever your view on the type of batteries I find that the AA hardly last any time.Honestly I only get about 20-30 photos from a brand new set of batteries before they run out.Excellent camera though, but battery issue makes it a hassle to use



That's strange. Someone a few posts above mentioned they get 400-500 shots on a set.

topss

That's strange. Someone a few posts above mentioned they get 400-500 … That's strange. Someone a few posts above mentioned they get 400-500 shots on a set.



I took it to an University graduation last month (no flash as was during the day) and from a new set of batteries I got exactly 37 photos I just checked (granted a bit more than 20, but that was from memory). Really annoying if you are taking photos at an event.

Edited by: "superfamiking" 23rd Jul 2015
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