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Fujifilm S9900W Bridge Camera - Black save £81.00 Now £168 @ Currys
Fujifilm  S9900W Bridge Camera - Black save £81.00 Now £168 @ Currys

Fujifilm S9900W Bridge Camera - Black save £81.00 Now £168 @ Currys

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I have been after a cheap bridge camera for the daughters Christmas present. After searching and reviewing a selection of Currys cameras (YouTube videos and pictures) and looking for deal on here I was about to buy the Canon SX530HS. Luckily enough I did not get chance to go for the Canon camera for a few days, when I did get chance, the price had dropped.

But the price had dropped also for the Fujifilm, which left me with a toss up between the Canon SX530HS and the Fujifilm S9900W. .

When checking this camera against the like of the Sony models in store (which was also on offer), this seemed much more robust, user friendly UI and also the WiFi function for Smartphone remote view/capture.

In the end I decided on the Canon SX530HS, but I would say is a good deal still.

cameradecision.com/com…-HS

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I'm very tempted!!! I do want a camera and I want to use it properly, but the options are such a minefield I don't know where to start

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Ilikehotdeals1

I'm very tempted!!! I do want a camera and I want to use it properly, but … I'm very tempted!!! I do want a camera and I want to use it properly, but the options are such a minefield I don't know where to start



I was the same. I ended up doing loads of reviews on the cameradecision.com site, on that site you can compare different cameras to each other side by side. I ended up buying the Canon SX530HS which is the other deal I posted, which I bought mainly for the video function. My daughter is only 13 this week, bust as a British ballet scholar, she like to take videos of her dance routines to save for practicing (hence why the Wi-Fi remote feature comes in). She is also quite good with art and like to do tutorial things and Vlogging, but I've also been told they are quite good 'bridge' cameras to get you up the SLR/DSLR route.

I won't say it's a real good deal, you can get a half decent second hand DSLR for that price

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tharindujay

I won't say it's a real good deal, you can get a half decent second hand … I won't say it's a real good deal, you can get a half decent second hand DSLR for that price



My bold. You have to watch the shutter count on a second hand DSLR and you never know what its been trough, not something you'd buy from somewhere liker cash convertors, and if you got one from a reputable camera shop I'm sure it would still be a similar price if not more then this deal.

As I say. Perfect for getting into photography and not spending DSLR money (on a new one), to find its not your thing and ending up selling at a big loss.
Edited by: "AKITA" 18th Dec 2016

tharindujay

I won't say it's a real good deal, you can get a half decent second hand … I won't say it's a real good deal, you can get a half decent second hand DSLR for that price


probably will need at least 2 lenses to be 'as good' or one more expensive etc etc
so wont get that for this price really

tbh though you may be right as doesn't sound like the recipient needs the zoom
Edited by: "brilly" 18th Dec 2016

I am a huge Canon fan ......the only SLR I would consider.....but I do still have a bridge camera in my armoury (neither Canon or Fuji I might add) as well as a CSC, Compact, Medium Format & 35mm SLR.....I actually used to own an HS30 Fuji Bridge camera & was surprised by how good the results were

The decision in this case would be easy however & I would choose the Fuji over the Canon....because of 1 factor alone.....the viewfinder !! The lack of a viewfinder on a bridge camera means that you are stuck with the perpetual issue of having to hold the camera out in front of you to take a pic & the issues that can be caused by that in bright daylight
Edited by: "corred1964" 18th Dec 2016

Ilikehotdeals1

I'm very tempted!!! I do want a camera and I want to use it properly, but … I'm very tempted!!! I do want a camera and I want to use it properly, but the options are such a minefield I don't know where to start



If you can push the boat out to £500ish, get yourself a fixed lens Lumix lx100 - you'll go a long way to outgrowing that little beast.

If you want an interchangeable lens option, Panasonic are doing £100 cashback on their gx80 or g7 cameras and that brings you down to £400.

Obviously you can get cheaper cameras too but these are well reviewed and both options offer 4k video, so are somewhat future proofed.

The problem with a bridge camera like this is the sensor is tiny which accounts for the zoom range but if you want decent image quality and some sort of shallow depth of field i.e blur the background or even have decent low light performance indoors then 1/2.3 Sensor is not going to cut it unless the lens is f/2.8 all through the range like the FZ330/FZ200 or Olympus Stylus 1s for example. However the cheapest DSLR i.e Canon 1300D is £289 new and the cheapest CSC is the Canon M10 for the same money. That said with either APS-C sized sensor camera you can crop in on a computer and still get a better quality image than the average bridge camera.

corred1964

I am a huge Canon fan ......the only SLR I would consider.....but I do … I am a huge Canon fan ......the only SLR I would consider.....but I do still have a bridge camera in my armoury (neither Canon or Fuji I might add) as well as a CSC, Compact, Medium Format & 35mm SLR.....I actually used to own an HS30 Fuji Bridge camera & was surprised by how good the results wereThe decision in this case would be easy however & I would choose the Fuji over the Canon....because of 1 factor alone.....the viewfinder !! The lack of a viewfinder on a bridge camera means that you are stuck with the perpetual issue of having to hold the camera out in front of you to take a pic & the issues that can be caused by that in bright daylight


tbh the viewfinder is mostly irrelevant for ops given uses

brilly

tbh the viewfinder is mostly irrelevant for ops given uses



Really ?? Which given uses are those.....at age 8 my first camera was an SLR ........a new camera user learns more about taking pice with better features.......do you know her daughter does not wish to progress ?? If a point & shoot is all that is wanted then there is little gain with a bridge camera over a compact ......all cameras without viewfinders suffer the same issues with viewing a screen & holding a camera out in front of you is not the most stable way to take pics & composition of an image is also more difficult

corred1964

Really ?? Which given uses are those.....at age 8 my first camera was an … Really ?? Which given uses are those.....at age 8 my first camera was an SLR ........a new camera user learns more about taking pice with better features.......do you know her daughter does not wish to progress ?? If a point & shoot is all that is wanted then there is little gain with a bridge camera over a compact ......all cameras without viewfinders suffer the same issues with viewing a screen & holding a camera out in front of you is not the most stable way to take pics & composition of an image is also more difficult


well if you read the thread you will see the uses suggested, progression isn't only dependant on the existence of a viewfinder but you almost swayed me by your heartwarming tale about a wonderfully relevant 8 year old.

AKITA

I was the same. I ended up doing loads of reviews on the … I was the same. I ended up doing loads of reviews on the cameradecision.com site, on that site you can compare different cameras to each other side by side. I ended up buying the Canon SX530HS which is the other deal I posted, which I bought mainly for the video function. My daughter is only 13 this week, bust as a British ballet scholar, she like to take videos of her dance routines to save for practicing (hence why the Wi-Fi remote feature comes in). She is also quite good with art and like to do tutorial things and Vlogging, but I've also been told they are quite good 'bridge' cameras to get you up the SLR/DSLR route.



I would say the best bridge cameras for that purpose are indeed the Fuji HS range as they get the user accustomed to more SLR style controls including a lens mounted zoom ring rather than camera or lens switch mounted zooms .....the zoom is also infinitely more accurately controlled with this manual style zoom ring
Edited by: "corred1964" 18th Dec 2016

brilly

well if you read the thread you will see the uses suggested, progression … well if you read the thread you will see the uses suggested, progression isn't only dependant on the existence of a viewfinder but you almost swayed me by your heartwarming tale about a wonderfully relevant 8 year old.



But many of the video uses can as easily be done using a wifi enabled action camera.....no need for a bridge camera....mine produces excellent 4k video, takes 16Mp stills & cost less than £70......they are far more the choice (along with phone cameras) for Vloggers

corred1964

But many of the video uses can as easily be done using a wifi enabled … But many of the video uses can as easily be done using a wifi enabled action camera.....no need for a bridge camera....mine produces excellent 4k video, takes 16Mp stills & cost less than £70......they are far more the choice (along with phone cameras) for Vloggers


why are you telling me that?

brilly

why are you telling me that?



Just pointing out that if they are all the OP wants a camera for then there is no need for a bridge camera at all....let alone the debate over which of the two is most suited to the purpose.....

The OP stated that she seeks ultimately a route toward an SLR/DSLR.....in which case learning to handle a camera in the way you would a DSLR (using a viewfinder) has it's advantages
Edited by: "corred1964" 18th Dec 2016

100% agree.Outside in sunny weather a viewfinder is essential.

corred1964

I am a huge Canon fan ......the only SLR I would consider.....but I do … I am a huge Canon fan ......the only SLR I would consider.....but I do still have a bridge camera in my armoury (neither Canon or Fuji I might add) as well as a CSC, Compact, Medium Format & 35mm SLR.....I actually used to own an HS30 Fuji Bridge camera & was surprised by how good the results wereThe decision in this case would be easy however & I would choose the Fuji over the Canon....because of 1 factor alone.....the viewfinder !! The lack of a viewfinder on a bridge camera means that you are stuck with the perpetual issue of having to hold the camera out in front of you to take a pic & the issues that can be caused by that in bright daylight


How come you don't also recommend Nikon for DSLRs? I find that both makes have very good bodies and lenses.

afroylnt

How come you don't also recommend Nikon for DSLRs? I find that both makes … How come you don't also recommend Nikon for DSLRs? I find that both makes have very good bodies and lenses.



Personal preference......I said the only SLR I would use....have played around with NIkon, Olympus, Sony & Pentax......but would always choose Canon (I prefer the colour reproduction, AF system, metering etc).....it helps that unlike Nikon all my former EF film lenses fit the new Canon DSLR .....I also like the fact that apart from the EF/EF-S sensor images that all the lenses work with all the Canon range.....something not true of Nikon....where different cameras require different lenses to use the AF........I also like my cameras to use CF rather than SD cards
Edited by: "corred1964" 18th Dec 2016

Both types have their benefits. I have both and the fuji finepix is used on a daily basis as i have a ebay shop and i need decent shots. This will be my 4th finepix and have handed mine down as i've upgraded. for someone on a limited budget this will do what you ask of it. My canon eos is hardly used. its big, has too many buttons and wont do some of the things that the fuji does. My major problem is taking close ups of items some which are quite small. The canon will do it if i buy a really expensive lens on top of the initial high price. If this is the price range you have then i would recommend the fuji. maybe get a more expensive camera later on. Even with both when you go out you may find you bring the fuji as it will do macro to zoom where if you took a "proper" slr you would be bringing out a heavy bag with 3 lenses possibly changing them between photos.

simonbrowne

Both types have their benefits. I have both and the fuji finepix is used … Both types have their benefits. I have both and the fuji finepix is used on a daily basis as i have a ebay shop and i need decent shots. This will be my 4th finepix and have handed mine down as i've upgraded. for someone on a limited budget this will do what you ask of it. My canon eos is hardly used. its big, has too many buttons and wont do some of the things that the fuji does. My major problem is taking close ups of items some which are quite small. The canon will do it if i buy a really expensive lens on top of the initial high price. If this is the price range you have then i would recommend the fuji. maybe get a more expensive camera later on. Even with both when you go out you may find you bring the fuji as it will do macro to zoom where if you took a "proper" slr you would be bringing out a heavy bag with 3 lenses possibly changing them between photos.



The post is more about the advantages of one bridge camera against another (Fuji vs Canon).....not the advantage of a bridge camera over a DSLR oe vice versa

Edited by: "corred1964" 18th Dec 2016

Ilikehotdeals1

I'm very tempted!!! I do want a camera and I want to use it properly, but … I'm very tempted!!! I do want a camera and I want to use it properly, but the options are such a minefield I don't know where to start


Think seriously about what/where it's for. Bridge and DSLR cameras won't fit in your pocket so if it's just high quality snaps you are after and something to take on a day out you'd probably be better off with a decent compact - the best DSLR won't take good pics when you left it at home!

there have been comments like
the only SLR I would consider ....... which you actually wrote.
you can get a half decent second hand DSLR for that price
.at age 8 my first camera was an SLR
However the cheapest DSLR i.e Canon

I was not the only one mention them and i did say I had the fuji and gave a recomendation

Im after a camera too but i only want it for spying on girls at the beach so i think I'm gonna wait till Summer. Thanks anyway tho

smokenlazer

Im after a camera too but i only want it for spying on girls at the beach … Im after a camera too but i only want it for spying on girls at the beach so i think I'm gonna wait till Summer. Thanks anyway tho



This camera looks a little better. Higher megapixels. I found this "Canon Powershot SX420 20MP 42x Zoom Bridge Camera - Black.", while browsing the Argos Mobile app:

argos.co.uk/sta…htm

Even this camera is better currys.co.uk/gbu…tml?istCompanyId=bec25c7e-cbcd-460d-81d5-a25372d2e3d7&istItemId=wxqpxmaiq&istBid=tztx&srcid=198&cmpid=ppc~gg~0001+%28PLA%29+COMPACT+CAMERAS~All+Compacts~Exact&mctag=gg_goog_7904&kwid=GOOGLE&s_kwcid=DS!700000001497021!146791589454!!!g!!PRODUCT+GROUP&device=m&ds_kids=92700015669681012&PLA=1&gclid=COnA-7qE_9ACFeUy0wodTkoNag&gclsrc=aw.ds&dclid=CKKLlLuE_9ACFemiUQod-rEF4w

Akita, what would you buy between this fuji vs Sony DSCH400 for £199 ?

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PerfumePolly

Akita, what would you buy between this fuji vs Sony DSCH400 for £199 ?



I am no photography, and only bought for my daughter's birthday. I went for the Canon SX350HS, The Fuji was great, but the Sony just seemed like plastic. So I went the middle of the road and what seemed to be best for my daughter.


Edited by: "AKITA" 19th Dec 2016
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