FUJI X-A2 Compact System Camera with XC 16-50 mm f/3.5-5.6 Zoom Lens - Silver - NEW, £299 @ Currys Ebay store
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FUJI X-A2 Compact System Camera with XC 16-50 mm f/3.5-5.6 Zoom Lens - Silver - NEW, £299 @ Currys Ebay store

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Found 7th Jul 2016
I've recently been looking for CSC to move up the league from point & shoot camera. My purpose is mainly taking snaps of family & friends and interesting places, not into sports or wildlife. So really not wanting to get into DSLR due to size but something portable that achieves better photos than point & shoot cameras, strict budget of under £300 and spotted this beauty.

Main features:
APS-C (23.6 x 15.6 mm)
ISO - Auto, 200-6400 (expandable to 100-25600)
Tilting LCD
3″ screen, 920k resolution
1/4000 sec Max shutter speed
Battery life - Approx. 410 frames
Continuous shooting - Approx. 5.6 fps (JPEG: max. 30 frames, RAW / RAW+JPEG: max. 10 frames)
Movie recording - 1920 x 1080 30p, Continuous recording: up to approx. 14 min. / 1280 x 720 30p, Continuous recording: up to approx. 27 min.
Start-up period - 0.5 Sec
Video Out / HDMI out
Manual pop-up flash

Jessops / Amazon price: £329

Those in the know, feel free to vote cold but please comment on better CSC alternatives (new, refurbished condition etc) in this price bracket to help other enthusiasts like me.
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I would personally recommend picking up a Canon M as they had a big price drop and become really affordable. I purchased mine for £150 new around 2 years ago. A lot of camera for relatively little money.

There are a few on ebay for sub £200.
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I would personally recommend picking up a Canon M as they had a big price … I would personally recommend picking up a Canon M as they had a big price drop and become really affordable. I purchased mine for £150 new around 2 years ago. A lot of camera for relatively little money. There are a few on ebay for sub £200.



The EOS M is a superb bit of kit. Having gone round the houses with RX100's, NEX 5N's and full size DSLR's, the EOS M is the one camera that I really enjoy using....and which gives consistently good results. Shame the prices are going up on the lenses (I'm after a 22mm - but don't want to pay more than the £70 I could have bought one for last year !!)

I would never buy a camera that doesn't have touch to focus. Makes such a big difference - especially for video. Magic Lantern is also a v.nice and useful addition.

The ONE frustration I have; no built in flash. (I have the 90EX and 270EX II - but would rather just have a built in bounce flash )

Great little camera though...esp' after the firmware update.
You could get a refurbished one from Fuji for £249 at the moment plus I think the code paypal12 gives 10% off that. Bargain! BTW these are much nicer than the EOS M but the lenses are expensive.
Does the Canon M have an EVF?
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You could get a refurbished one from Fuji for £249 at the moment plus I … You could get a refurbished one from Fuji for £249 at the moment plus I think the code paypal12 gives 10% off that. Bargain! BTW these are much nicer than the EOS M but the lenses are expensive.



I think it's difficult to claim that the Fuji is MUCH better. Fuji have exaggerated colours in daylight shots, overly aggressive JPEG noise reduction, only 30fps option for 1080p video (no 25/24fps options). Lenses are much more expensive, and overall camera weight is also a fair bit higher.

The EOS M certainly has its shortcomings...but if you wish to take quality video, like touch to focus, or want the most compact form factor (22mm lens), then the EOS is well worth consideration.

Both cameras will give excellent results.
wenttoabetterplace

I think it's difficult to claim that the Fuji is MUCH better. Fuji have … I think it's difficult to claim that the Fuji is MUCH better. Fuji have exaggerated colours in daylight shots, overly aggressive JPEG noise reduction, only 30fps option for 1080p video (no 25/24fps options). Lenses are much more expensive, and overall camera weight is also a fair bit higher.The EOS M certainly has its shortcomings...but if you wish to take quality video, like touch to focus, or want the most compact form factor (22mm lens), then the EOS is well worth consideration.Both cameras will give excellent results.



I said "much nicer" but that might be churlish to pick you up on. If you want video then don't buy a Fuji! No touch to focus. Canon does focus pulls much better. Fuji has bad moire. For stills though it does a great job and I like the colours. The Fuji x cameras are just really nice to use. Each to their own.
simonbendall

Does the Canon M have an EVF?



​No EVF on the Canon Ms. I think you can get one as an accessory. Expensive though.
Olympus m4/3 16mp - very fast focusing , touch screens, reasonable price, lots of lenses , compact size.
EOS can be slow focusing - kids don't pose well.
Fuji - as said already the lenses are expensive.
Cold as cheaper at Argos (£289)
hotukdeals.com/dea…826

EOS M is £419 so not really a fair comparison + much better low light capability with the Fuji.
TK42

Cold as cheaper at Argos … Cold as cheaper at Argos (£289)http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/fujifilm-x-a2-premium-camera-with-16-50mm-ii-lens-289-99-argos-2472826EOS M is £419 so not really a fair comparison + much better low light capability with the Fuji.


maybe out of stock for home delivery?
camerapricebuster shows it as cheapest on 3rd july but its not on their normal list now which shows calumet as 'cheapest'
brilly

maybe out of stock for home delivery? camerapricebuster shows it as … maybe out of stock for home delivery? camerapricebuster shows it as cheapest on 3rd july but its not on their normal list now which shows calumet as 'cheapest'



Cheers! I did search before posting but that deal didn't show up for some reason.:(

Looks like this camera is not a winner but some decent specs worth considering.
peecee98

Cheers! I did search before posting but that deal didn't show up for some … Cheers! I did search before posting but that deal didn't show up for some reason.:( Looks like this camera is not a winner but some decent specs worth considering.



Out of stock at Argos now so have expired deal. Good spec and camera for the money, don't be put off by comments above. Excellent selection of lenses available from Fuji and very nice cameras to use. Jpgs straight out of the camera are better than most.
zzzz

Olympus m4/3 16mp - very fast focusing , touch screens, reasonable … Olympus m4/3 16mp - very fast focusing , touch screens, reasonable price, lots of lenses , compact size.EOS can be slow focusing - kids don't pose well.Fuji - as said already the lenses are expensive.



Prior to joining the four thirds groups i had and still have Nikon 300s and Canon 7D cameras, I have a acquired a range of lens for both cameras and i was relieved to know that these lens could be used with a mount adapter in manual mode. I am please that i can use my Nikon and canon lens on my panasonic Gh3, thereby saving money on buying new lens and the photos are good.
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