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When photography enthusiasts and experienced professionals need a new camera or accessories for their existing devices, they turn to Jessops. With retail outlets all over the UK, and a massive range of photography products, Jessops is the place to find cameras, albums and specialist printing services. Even better, there are always plenty of Jessops discounts at HotUKDeals. Read more

All Jessops Deals, Discounts & Sales for January 2018

Jessops 900x70 Telescope £59.99 was £200 with free Cewe Photobook worth £18.99!
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This seems like a really good deal for the money. Regardless of the fact that is should of apparently been £200 this is still excellent for £60. 675x magnification with a good qual… Read more
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The specification of this scope is almost identical to the forty year old scope I actually have. Assuming similar optical quality you will see the main moons of Jupiter, the rings of Saturn, vast detail on the Moon and a number of double stars and nebulae, as well as some of the brighter stars showing their true colours. Maximum usable magnification will be about 150. The tripod will be flimsy and that will make lining up difficult. The equatorial mount is useful because that allows you to follow and object with just one control as the Earth turns, I've always found this an extremely useful feature but would listen to experiences from users of Dobsonian or altaz mounts.

It's powerful enough (if it has an inverting adapter) to act as a very powerful, but not very portable, terrestrial scope.

My opinion is that, at the price, this is an absolute bargain and would be a perfect gift for a 14 year old who is seriously interested in astronomy. It's cheap enough to take the risk and good enough to do the job. Be prepared to spend many hundreds of pounds if the hobby takes off.

Voted hot.

If you buy a telescope as someone new to astronomy you're probably best going for one with an Alt Azimuth mount as these are easier to use, though if you use it often an equitorial mount setup correctly, this will be better (however is a little more complicated to setup).

Most people recommend that anyone new to astronomy go for as big an apperture (biggest diameter) as they can afford as this usually leads to better results. The cheapest large apperture telescopes are usually dobsonian ones and these usually have a small stand which you can rest on a table to look at the night sky.

As Criton's friend states I wouldn't recommend getting a telescope from a high street store.

Depending upon your budget I would go for one of these:


Best low price (£47) firstlightoptics.com/beg…tml (Dobsonian) What images you can expect? you can just about make out saturns rings if you look at the pictures in the amazon reviews in this link --->: amazon.co.uk/Sky…CCW

Best Dobsonian under £100 (£95) firstlightoptics.com/beg…tml (Dobsonian with slightly larger apperture)

Best beginners telescope (£147) firstlightoptics.com/beg…tml (equitorial mounted reflector) I would recommend this one personally as it is quite good for the price and you could use this for a good few years and still be happy with the images you are getting, whereas the other ones you may feel you want to upgrade if you get into astromomy.

Hope this helps!
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whathesmeg44 m ago

I have been doing stargazing for 4 years now, the best possible advice I …I have been doing stargazing for 4 years now, the best possible advice I could give you is make contact with your local astronomy club. On clear nights they usually have different types of telescopes on show. Avoid telescopes that are sold in Lidl. Aldi and other high street stores.You will be amazed how much difference there is in entry level proper stargazing telescopes to the cheaper high street store ones. Don't buy anything you haven't looked through.Download a free program called Stellarium which shows you what is up there to see each day/night. Or Mobile Observatory for Android devices. Welcome to the vast world of outer space.Binoculars are best to start with & I still use them for stargazing.Best proper telescope seller is First Light Optics.


I completely agree with this. I bought a Bresser 76x700 or something like that a while ago. It’s impossible to keeps till and fine tuning to see a specific star is very difficult.
Since then I’ve bought a decent pair of Vanguard binoculars and got a great deal on Celestron 20x80 binoculars.
The later is difficult to hold but works Ona Tripod. In each case of both binoculars I see far better than with the telescope.

A quick google suggests to avoid jessops telescopes. Stick to brands that specialise in stargazing equipment.
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Sony DSCRX100 Mk III Digital Cybershot Camera with Sony Jacket Case LCS-RXG and Sony Grip AG-R2 for £549 at Jessops - £399 after claiming £150 Cashback from Sony
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Hi guys, I think this is a good deal, bear with me Anyone who keeps an eye on cameras will know that this camera model gets recommended again and again as a good buy. There are 5… Read more

Case £109 ? ? ?

iBuyWhatIWant2 h, 1 m ago

£549 for a camera? Don’t you have a mobile phone? I might as well go buy my …£549 for a camera? Don’t you have a mobile phone? I might as well go buy myself a Filofax or a calculator to go with my phone and carry some papers and envelopes so I can write to people!


add a brain to your shopping list


deal doesn't exist though as cashback only 75

cashback page isn't misleading - still has 150 info as people still need to claim etc
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£549 for a camera? Don’t you have a mobile phone? I might as well go buy myself a Filofax or a calculator to go with my phone and carry some papers and envelopes so I can write to people!

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Salstech2 h, 2 m ago

https://campaign.odw.sony-europe.com/redemption/2017/2h/ukie/di/assets/pdf/DI Winter17 Cashback Terms and Conditions 13122017.pdf*See clause 6b below for special terms which may apply to this model only. If you have purchased any of the following products from an authorised Sony dealer located in the UK, Republic of Ireland and Isle of Man between 24th November 2017 and 29 th November 2017 (inclusive) or between 13th December 2017 and 31st December 2017 (inclusive) then you will be entitled to apply for the following enhanced Cashback and the remainder of these Terms and Conditions shall apply.



That's a shame - silly of Sony to have those figures still up. Guess this deal becomes hot again once they bump the cashback to £150 again

The grip is a must for this camera IMO. Makes a massive difference to me. £12 is a lot for what it actually is though.
Or can get some of that molding putty stuff and stick it on and shape your own for a few quid.

As for the case, a £10 Lowepro serves me fine.

Other than that, great camera.
GoPro karma drone with Hero 5 £949 @ Jessops
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Drone plus Hero 5 camera karma grip cas

Good price. Heat.

Stick to DJI, still to many bugs and issues with this.... shouldn’t have put it back on sale when they first withdrew it.

Banned

God, out of my budget

I got my mavic pro from a UK retailer for £850

Very big compared to the Mavic...
MINILAB SUPPLIES Free PhotoBook for 1p @ Jessops
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Collect a MINILAB SUPPLIES PhotoBook for £0.01

A bit misleading

MINILAB SUPPLIES Free PhotoBook VoucherIn partnership with CEWE, we are offering customers who purchase a qualifying camera a free CEWE photobook to the value of £18.99.

This product is not for sale

"In partnership with CEWE, we are offering customers who purchase a qualifying camera a free CEWE photobook to the value of £18.99.

This product is not for sale"
Jessops Telescope 700x76 - was £139.99 at Jessops now £33.99
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Don't know a lot about telescopes but this seems a good deal. 15% off with TELESCOPES15 and free delivery to store.
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Thanks for the info in your posts Mark

I am interested in getting a scope, have a budget of £200, want to attach mobile for photography/videography was looking at the Celestron 31051 Astromaster 130EQ-MD Motor Drive Reflector Telescope amazon.co.uk/dp/…1MJ
Or can anyone recommend a better scope for my budget?
Thanx in advance...
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rhythmandsoul30th Dec 2017

Always amazes me how good the HUKD community are - some amazing comments …Always amazes me how good the HUKD community are - some amazing comments on here and saved me buying rubbish. Thanks all and a happy new year in advance.


Yes it is fantastic, it is nice to see so many knowledgeable people on here. I would go as far as saying hukd is the best public forum in Britain.

I have handed out a celestron 114eq from a friend and just started reading on the topic. Soon after a few astrology forum thread and Phillips books, I ended up buying binoculars. Even without settings up the telescope. Way too much to learn before moving into a telescope to appreciate it completely imho. Olympos 10x50 , Helios naturesport 2 plus are good budget ones. To start you can get an old super zenith 10x50 for 20 quid. Learning curve is steep. Once you now your way in the nightsky and know your telescope and what to expect , you can enjoy more...

Is it possible to get a motorised telescope that streams to an app or software for a reasonable price?
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Panasonic GX-80+12-32mm lens £449 @ Jessops - £349 after cashback
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Great price for this camera which comes with double cashback (£100) until midnight tonight, plus Jessops also offer a free photo album. The Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GX80 is a compact a… Read more

haleluohao3 h, 59 m ago

Good camera, bought one a year or two ago by using the amex offer and …Good camera, bought one a year or two ago by using the amex offer and Panasonic cash back.



mnneast3 h, 25 m ago

was last year! Did exactly the same, bought for £220


Same here, great deal last year and got a free Leather Case thown in too

haleluohao33 m ago

Good camera, bought one a year or two ago by using the amex offer and …Good camera, bought one a year or two ago by using the amex offer and Panasonic cash back.


was last year! Did exactly the same, bought for £220

Good camera, bought one a year or two ago by using the amex offer and Panasonic cash back.
Sony 35mm f/1.8 E OSS Lens £287.10 (£319.00 RRP) + other Sony E lenses 10% off at Jessops
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£287.10 (£319.00 RRP) makes this the cheapest lens with UK warranty, only £2.10 more than a grey import! SAVE 10% using code SONYDISCOUNT - CURRENTLY DOES NOT WORK ONLINE, message… Read more

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padamowicz9321 m ago

Will this work with Sony a58?


No, you can only get adapters for mounting A lenses on E mount cameras it seems.

Will this work with Sony a58?

Jessops reinstated the Sony 10% discount after I posted! Too late for me - lost sale!

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Mal_Samsonite37 m ago

Went to use this voucher today having left it on screen overnight, turned …Went to use this voucher today having left it on screen overnight, turned out to be usabe one day only (yesterday!) .. the website didn't say that! Bought it cheaper elsewhere anyway. No wonder Jessops is struggling... funny!


I too noticed this but their online chat told me it should work and works over the phone or instore.

Out of curiosity where did you buy it from cheaper, e-global? Seems better to buy it from Jessops as you'll get it now and with UK Warranty.

I have this lens and use it most of the time, preferred it to the 50f1.8
Sony Cyber-shot RX100 III Digital Camera - £499 (£349.00 after £150 cashback) @ Jessops
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Now reduced even further in price to £499, but works out at £349 after claiming £150 cashback from Sony (for purchases up to 31st December 2017) - 2% Quidco could mean a further £9… Read more

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Did anyone else order from Jessops and have problems? I've just cancelled my order through live chat, as when I asked why my camera that was in stock for delivery was now "On Back-Order" they said:

"I can see that we are chasing this one up with the stores that have stock of the camera for you. Unfortunately all of the stores that we've contacted only have the camera as a display model so it's proving difficult to find one that we are able to send out. I do apologise for the delay with this."

I've now instead ordered with the case and grip from John Lewis for £50 more - I think it's probably actually a better deal given how expensive that case is on its own normally! (Jessops also have the three items at the same price, but I no longer wish to give them my money!)

stree26th Dec

Except the G7x is not a compact is it?



stree26th Dec

Except the G7x is not a compact is it?


You are possibly thinking of gx7
G7x is near identical in size to rx100

My micro SD with adapter didn't work with rx100

Cremoso9917 h, 40 m ago

Good camera but I think "DSLR quality" is a bit misleading, it has a 1 …Good camera but I think "DSLR quality" is a bit misleading, it has a 1 inch sensor which is bigger than most compact camera but it's still a fair bit smaller than the APS-C sensors in most DSLRs so it's low-light performance will not be as good, for DSLR performance in a smaller camera you would need a camera with an APS-C sensor like one of the Fuji X-100 series or one of Sony/ Fujifilm/ Canon's mirrorless cameras, some good deals on Sony's A6000 ATM.Comparison, notice major difference is in low-light ISO performance: https://www.dxomark.com/Cameras/Compare/Side-by-side/Sony-Cyber-shot-DSC-RX100-III-versus-Sony-A6000___957_942



I have a Sony mirrorless camera as well with APS-C sensor and the results in low light are the same in low light when you use the 16-50mm kit lens as the lens is much better on the RX100 MkIII which roughly cancels out the sensor advantage. Which is why I specifically referred to not changing lenses, as a lot of people buy DSLR but just use kit lens and this camera would actually be better for them. A fast prime lens on DSLR is much better of course.
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hobsgrg11 h, 31 m ago

I've had this camera for nearly three years, one of the best purchases …I've had this camera for nearly three years, one of the best purchases I've ever made. If you want a camera that takes DSLR quality images but not bothered about changing lenses and value something compact you can take anywhere this camera is perfect.


Good camera but I think "DSLR quality" is a bit misleading, it has a 1 inch sensor which is bigger than most compact camera but it's still a fair bit smaller than the APS-C sensors in most DSLRs so it's low-light performance will not be as good, for DSLR performance in a smaller camera you would need a camera with an APS-C sensor like one of the Fuji X-100 series or one of Sony/ Fujifilm/ Canon's mirrorless cameras, some good deals on Sony's A6000 ATM.

Comparison, notice major difference is in low-light ISO performance: dxomark.com/Cam…942
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FUJIFILM X100F DIGITAL CAMERA and free leather premium case £1199 @ Jessops
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I have been looking to buy this camera for a while and haven’t seen any promotions. Jessops have this with the premium case (£109) thrown in for free 2% quidco too and 12 months… Read more
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Bendown11 m ago

No probs, have a good Christmas


You too! Appreciate it.

RichieRahh4 m ago

Ain't that stupid, I have two kids to worry about lol


No probs, have a good Christmas

Bendown5 m ago

Get a 0% credit card and it can be yours


Ain't that stupid, I have two kids to worry about lol

RichieRahh13 h, 57 m ago

Someone borrow me the money and I'll buy it right now …Someone borrow me the money and I'll buy it right now 🤔🤔😶😁


Get a 0% credit card and it can be yours

airdsuk13 h, 41 m ago

But this has only ONE fixed focal lens of length 23mm. Too restricting …But this has only ONE fixed focal lens of length 23mm. Too restricting (wide) for most users. Very disappointed with Fuji quality control ie bought a new 35mm f1.4 - just full of dust, and my XT-1 is peeling its rubbery skin in several places and the left side access hatch is all distorted, after less than 3 years. Just not got it as a pro system. Never again. I've good old 50+ year old Canon rangefinders that are in better condition.


If you love Canon then stick with Canon. I can't speak to your experience with Fuji.
But I will say that 23mm on this camera isn't that wide because of the APSC sensor it has a 1.5x crop factor, making it a full frame equivalent of around 35mm. And 35mm is actually a very good "all round" focal length, for landscapes and portraits.
Sony Cyber-shot RX100 III Digital Camera - £529 (£379.00 after £150 cashback) @ Jessops
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Back on sale again, this is a great compact camera with a 1 inch CMOS sensor and 3x zoom in a small form factor. I think this camera is fairly unbeatable for the price - but I'm ha… Read more

herrbz17th Dec

Ugh, don't tell how cheap it was, please, I'm on the hunt for one now. …Ugh, don't tell how cheap it was, please, I'm on the hunt for one now. Funny how whenever Amazon warehouse has a deal on I always forget to look the things I actually needLittle confused by this though:"Sony will not accept claims against products purchased from eBay or from third party sellers on Amazon.co.uk's Marketplace platform (whether listed as new or used)."



I was away and missed out too.

If the camera comes brand new (as in my friend's case) you can register it, give Sony the amazon invoice via cashback website (it doesn't show it's amazon warehouse, just amazon sarl etc) and see how it goes. I've done it myself on a couple of recent sony purchases for a flash gun and a camera and got the cashback direct to my bank account within a week of requesting it. It is a gamble but if it works out like for my friend and I, it's a fantastic bargain. I wouldn't post it because there is no guarantee it'll work, and the 20% discount on Amazon warehouse is now no longer available, although my purchases didn't take advantage of the 20% discount. Like I say, keep an eye out (I got my A6300 with kit lens for about £580 and it was brand new and been registered with Sony, for instance).

Sharpharp12 m ago

Can be had for cheaper, go via Currys ;-)


549 there... ?

Can be had for cheaper, go via Currys ;-)

zzzz2 h, 53 m ago

@brilly - I disagree.


so? looking at your history you post micro 4/3rds deals 4/3rds is reference to tube diameter
4/3rds of an inch is 33.9mm

sensor size = 18 mm × 13.5 mm (22.5 mm diagonal)


nothing like 4/3rds of an inch


now if you compare the cameras via crop factor is only 35% 'worse' for '1inch' than for micro 4/3rds but you dont seem to have a problem with the 4/3rds even though your argument implies they are massively bigger and exempt from your own argument
the 35% is very very close to the difference between Aps-c and micro4/3s which is 33%

to me if anything that shows that 1 inch are BETTER than people think as they are only 35% off systems which are considered fairly similar in class yet 1 inch cameras tend to be much smaller whereas 4/3rd dont tend to be much smaller than asp-c
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@brilly - I disagree.
Manfrotto Pro Light RedBee-210 DSLR camera Backpack £61.16 with 10% off code @ Jessops
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Decent looking and very practical camera bag to hold all your gear. Currently at £67.96 which is the best price around and £61.16 with 10% off code. I just ordered one of these.. … Read more

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Nicecow52 s ago

Funny I have a shoulder messenger bag also.. there great for holding your …Funny I have a shoulder messenger bag also.. there great for holding your gear for a short while but then it kills your shoulder! Hoping this will be an improvment!


Exactly. Thought it was a good idea, I don't use it for weddings but for outside shoots it's a nightmare. Does give me easy access to switch cameras tho.

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magicmagicj3 m ago

Good find. I have the shoulder bag and wish I had this. Heat added.


Funny I have a shoulder messenger bag also.. there great for holding your gear for a short while but then it kills your shoulder! Hoping this will be an improvment!

Good find. I have the shoulder bag and wish I had this. Heat added.
Sony Cyber-shot RX100 III Digital Camera - £529 (£379.00 after £150 cashback) @ Jessops
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Takes very good photo similar to Sony a6000 and more compact For Review Please look at - https://www.dpreview.com/reviews/sony-cybershot-dsc-rx100-m3 Photo I took during Italy … Read more

mikefrom822 h, 15 m ago

Happy DaysJust checked my pending transactions and £150 it's coming to me …Happy DaysJust checked my pending transactions and £150 it's coming to me yeeehaaa



About time, thanks for letting us know

Happy Days
Just checked my pending transactions and £150 it's coming to me yeeehaaa
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TK4258 m ago

Best to check you get a full 12 months Warranty. Mine went wrong after 11 …Best to check you get a full 12 months Warranty. Mine went wrong after 11 months.


What got wrong?

Agharta26th Nov 2017

Amazon Warehouse have it for £404 with the 20% discount; As New Condition …Amazon Warehouse have it for £404 with the 20% discount; As New Condition (it's a gamble).Claim the cashback and if they don't pay due to it already having been claimed you have until January 31st to return it.If successful it has cost you £254 which is a steal.Was going to go for the Mk1 but for £83 more this is well worth it.as it has some major upgrades.


Best to check you get a full 12 months Warranty. Mine went wrong after 11 months.
Sony A6000 Mirrorless Camera in Black with 16-50mm Power Zoom Lens £469 + £100 cashback -  Jessops
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This is a very highly rated camera and is certainly high on my list of priorities at the moment. I am not sure if this has not already been posted but worth a try as such a hot de… Read more
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BigProfit4u38 m ago

What about the viewfinder? I have a lovely camera, a Fujifilm X-A1 but it …What about the viewfinder? I have a lovely camera, a Fujifilm X-A1 but it lacks this one feature and having picked up a Sony a6000 today I feel it makes a big difference.


sure, that too

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brilly2 h, 45 m ago

the a6000 gives you better manual control and memory settings... hotshoe …the a6000 gives you better manual control and memory settings... hotshoe etcto clarify the comment above... the a6000 is better or the same in basically everything BUT its worse for manual lenses and for video


What about the viewfinder? I have a lovely camera, a Fujifilm X-A1 but it lacks this one feature and having picked up a Sony a6000 today I feel it makes a big difference.

boltont2 h, 24 m ago

Thanks for the advice. I’m best to stick with mine then. So difficult to f …Thanks for the advice. I’m best to stick with mine then. So difficult to find a camera that does everything that you want


not sure if i was clear
it is a better camera - you know how crap the menus are in a5100!
menus are similar but at least the a6000 gives you better manual control and memory settings... hotshoe etc

to clarify the comment above... the a6000 is better or the same in basically everything BUT its worse for manual lenses and for video

Thanks for the advice. I’m best to stick with mine then. So difficult to find a camera that does everything that you want

rp712224th Nov

The a6000 won't take any better photos as they have exactly the same …The a6000 won't take any better photos as they have exactly the same sensor, but is easier to take photos with (electronic view finder, shoe & more buttons+ extra wheel)


unless you use manual lenses or do video in which case the a5100 is much better due to touchscreen
Jessops:  Nikon D3400 Digital SLR in Black with 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AF-P Non VR Lens- £354
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Save £75 on this Nikon DSLR. Use voucher code NIKONDISCOUNT in the checkout Free Nikon Accessory Kit worth £49.99 when you buy this DSLR. The free kit is automatically adde… Read more
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£10 more in camera world with the VR lens and John Lewis have just agreed to price match and include the free bundle! Wow!!

jay-uk3 h, 22 m ago

Can you recommend a camera thats good for video too? Budget £400



Probably the Panasonic G7, it has 4K and a sharp kit lens: camerapricebuster.co.uk/Pan…ens . It's currently £400 with £50 cashback (£350 total price).

The canon quoted above is good too, but I'm not a fan of the tiny viewfinders on the lower end Canons.

jay-uk46 m ago

Can you recommend a camera thats good for video too? Budget £400


Look out for a deal on a canon 200D, was £439 yesterday (body+18-55mm lens). Dual Pixel Autofocus can't be beat+ the lens has optical image stabalization and is silent (STM). [Edit] The body also has 5 axis digital stabalization and you get a fully articulated lcd screen
Edited by: "HUKDdpa" 23rd Nov 2017

neon12310 m ago

I'd imagine that without image stabilisation it would be super shaky / …I'd imagine that without image stabilisation it would be super shaky / jittery.



Can you recommend a camera thats good for video too? Budget £400

jay-uk24 m ago

Is this camera good for video too?



I'd imagine that without image stabilisation it would be super shaky / jittery.
DJI Osmo Mobile Handheld Gimbal — Silver - £179 @ Jessops
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Also available in Amazon UK

Have this gimbal. Doing the job. Dji app is quite bad but for making movies I'm using Filmic Pro v6. App works with gimbal so it's very usefull. Plus you can set settings to flat/log. Hopefully they will update Dji App for android.

cold... You should get the Smooth Q from tomtop it at £107
but price goes up and down it was just over £80 a few weeks ago

rossington20 h, 52 m ago

Carrying a drone round to use it as a gimbal doesn't sound very practical …Carrying a drone round to use it as a gimbal doesn't sound very practical :\



better off buying a xiaomi mi drone they do a handheld gimbal for the camera that comes with drone

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rossington13 m ago

Carrying a drone round to use it as a gimbal doesn't sound very practical …Carrying a drone round to use it as a gimbal doesn't sound very practical :\


Lot do use them as Steadicam's

0scar2221 h, 17 m ago

Its good price for this but for another £100 you could get phantom 3 and …Its good price for this but for another £100 you could get phantom 3 and use as hand held gimbal You also have camera drone and 2,7 k camera



Carrying a drone round to use it as a gimbal doesn't sound very practical :\
Canon 200D Camera Body only, £70 off. £509 @ Jessops
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Canons latest camera , been out about a month. Great deal if you were intending to buy the body and use a different lens to the standard kit lens. The camera and kit lens is now £… Read more
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Dual pixel AF!

Or just buy a decent camera instead
Manfrotto 190 Go! Carbon Fibre Tripod - £215.96 @ Jessops with Voucher
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An excellent, lightweight, and fully-featured carbon fibre tripod. Currently £239.95 from Jessops, £20 off the usual price, but with the TRIPODS10 voucher code promoted on the pa… Read more
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SaverSaver17 h, 51 m ago

You need to be more inventive and less dependant on what you see a …You need to be more inventive and less dependant on what you see a expensive materialistic answers to challenges. Personally as a keen photographer I have always managed when out walking to use a clothing article, such as jumper to cushion my camera on a rock or post etc. Natural features are usually very stable, that allied to the superior support of a "cushion" gives a very stable footing. By using the natural environment answers are there, just think laterally sometimes!



Each to their own but your method just wouldn't work for my landscape shots. I would also think twice about putting a £5000+ lens and body onto a "cushion". As for superior support, hmmm...

MAdam9820 h, 5 m ago

Obviously you aren't a photographer.Carbon fibre ones aren't actually that …Obviously you aren't a photographer.Carbon fibre ones aren't actually that expensive. You can get them for significantly less.What they do allow though is for the tripod to be made much more stable at a lower weight.This is obviously advantageous for photographers who are travelling (a pretty large proportion of them...).Also, if you're using a camera worth £1000, a lens worth a few hundred quid, then a £200 tripod doesn't necessarily seem so much.That said, I would never consider buying a tripod for this much (unless I were a pro!).



You need to be more inventive and less dependant on what you see a expensive materialistic answers to challenges. Personally as a keen photographer I have always managed when out walking to use a clothing article, such as jumper to cushion my camera on a rock or post etc. Natural features are usually very stable, that allied to the superior support of a "cushion" gives a very stable footing. By using the natural environment answers are there, just think laterally sometimes!

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jgtuk2 h, 1 m ago

You certainly don't need to be a pro to own this Tripod... It's reasonably …You certainly don't need to be a pro to own this Tripod... It's reasonably low end to be honest, although a superb start for an enthusiastic photographer. I carry a lot of gear over mountains for landscapes, travel on planes or sometimes cycle with my kit. This is where you notice those few grams less in weight... A body and lens combo can easily stretch into the thousands, possibly tens of thousands of pounds, even for an amateur.



Precisely! If you are just going to drive to somewhere and set up 2 minutes walk from where you parked, then the weight of your gear doesn't matter, but when you're carrying your gear over distance or for a long time, then you want to lower weight wherever you can. When I had the aluminium version, I'd only take it with me when I knew for a fact I'd need it, whereas this is light enough to carry anyway in case you might need it.

The other thing to bear in mind is that some lens and camera combos are extremely heavy - for example, the Sigma 150-600mm Contemporary is over 1.5kg on it's own - and cheap tripods aren't necessarily going to be able to handle large weights very well.

MAdam9812 h, 45 m ago

Obviously you aren't a photographer.Carbon fibre ones aren't actually that …Obviously you aren't a photographer.Carbon fibre ones aren't actually that expensive. You can get them for significantly less.What they do allow though is for the tripod to be made much more stable at a lower weight.This is obviously advantageous for photographers who are travelling (a pretty large proportion of them...).Also, if you're using a camera worth £1000, a lens worth a few hundred quid, then a £200 tripod doesn't necessarily seem so much.That said, I would never consider buying a tripod for this much (unless I were a pro!).



You certainly don't need to be a pro to own this Tripod... It's reasonably low end to be honest, although a superb start for an enthusiastic photographer. I carry a lot of gear over mountains for landscapes, travel on planes or sometimes cycle with my kit. This is where you notice those few grams less in weight... A body and lens combo can easily stretch into the thousands, possibly tens of thousands of pounds, even for an amateur.
Edited by: "jgtuk" 4th Aug 2017

SaverSaver3 h, 27 m ago

£216 for a tripod?Joking.Never going to be a deal, let's be honest, how …£216 for a tripod?Joking.Never going to be a deal, let's be honest, how much advantage is a carbon fibre one?



That's cheap for a tripod.
My FLM tripod cost more than that and so did my geared head.
I use it 99.9% of the time. I'm not a professional.


Now where's that post about a £55 toothbrush?
That's outrageous, £55 for a toothbrush? I'd never pay that
Edited by: "Derek_Horatio_Shatwell" 4th Aug 2017