Unfortunately, this deal is no longer available
Nikon Coolpix A100 20MP 5x Zoom Compact Camera (Red/Silver/Black) £86.99 @ Argos (Free Click & Collect)
69° Expired

Nikon Coolpix A100 20MP 5x Zoom Compact Camera (Red/Silver/Black) £86.99 @ Argos (Free Click & Collect)

£86.99£119.9928%Argos Deals
7
Posted 16th Dec 2019

This deal is expired. Here are some options that might interest you:

Looking for a digital camera that is value for money (cheapish) but still decent enough in quality/functions for my 11 year old for Christmas. Came across this one, and seems to tick every box for what he needs it for. Not a bad price I thought. Free click and collect with Argos too to reserve it too. I've purchased it anyway!

About this product

Relive your incredible moments thanks to the Nikon Coolpix A100 compact camera. Captures pictures in stunning 20MP quality and video in 720p high definition. Light and compact you can take it anywhere easily. Get closer to the action with a 5x zoom.

Product specification:

  • 20 megapixels.
  • 2.7in LCD .
  • Image stabilisation.

Features:

  • Built-in flash.

Video:

  • 720p high definition video capture and playback with sound.

Memory card compatibility:

SD, SDHC, SDXC, microSD, compact flash.

General information:

  • Size H5.9, W9.4cm.
  • Weight 118g.
  • Rechargeable (included) .
  • Colour: red.
  • USB cable, aV cable, carry strap.

EAN: 0018208948574.
Community Updates
If you click through or buy, retailers may pay hotukdeals some money, but this never affects which deals get posted. Find more info in our FAQs and About Us page.

Groups

7 Comments
Blast from the past . My phone has much better camera than this.
sam_of_london16/12/2019 10:24

Blast from the past . My phone has much better camera than this.


Define 'much better' please
FrankieC16/12/2019 11:54

Define 'much better' please


Genuine question if you're an expert on cameras as I used to buy these standalone cameras years back but haven't bought one in ages.

Would an entry level digital camera as posted here be comparable or better for still images compared to an iPhone X/Pro or Samsung S10?
Edited by: "WonderBang" 16th Dec 2019
FrankieC16/12/2019 11:54

Define 'much better' please


First of no need to carry this extra item which is heavy weight and delicate . Plus multi lenses and artificial intelligence producing better picture and 4k videos on phone , especially in low light conditions. Also fast internet already to upload on cloud if needed. Phone is always there , I don't see any need for these unless Professional Grade camera like DSLR etc .
sam_of_london16/12/2019 12:37

First of no need to carry this extra item which is heavy weight and …First of no need to carry this extra item which is heavy weight and delicate . Plus multi lenses and artificial intelligence producing better picture and 4k videos on phone , especially in low light conditions. Also fast internet already to upload on cloud if needed. Phone is always there , I don't see any need for these unless Professional Grade camera like DSLR etc .


Some of what you say is true, your phone is always with you and it's undoubtedly easier to take photos on a phone if you want to share them on social media etc. But I would suspect the sensor on one of these will be superior to a phone in terms of noise levels and low-light ability, and the lens will almost certainly be superior (contrast, sharpness, edge definition, distortion), which is very hard to engineer into an almost flat optic like in a phone, despite all the trickery employed. One other factor is the significant benefits of an optical zoom, which (as far as I know) no phone has - when you zoom with a phone camera you're simply just looking at a smaller proportion of the same image blown up, and you can achieve none of the compositional benefits of a wide angle versus a telephoto etc. Image stabliisation is likely much better too. Additionally, it is likely that on most phone cameras there is a significant shutter lag (time between pressing the button and the photo actually being taken). That is probably much less noticeable in a 'real' camera like this (and better again on a DSLR).

A DSLR will be a considerable level above a compact camera like this on most of these counts, and allows a further level of involvement and technical quality, but is likely to cost at least three times as much too. To be honest, if anyone is showing any real interest in photography, I'd probably recommend getting hold of a second hand DSLR (or even a film SLR) and start with that, rather than a compact.

Of course, for a lot of people this stuff doesn't matter much and the phone is more than enough. But it doesn't mean the phone camera is better. It's just more convenient.

So IMO something like this sits somewhere between your phone camera and a DSLR in terms of complexity and quality, and therefore does arguably serve a purpose for some people.
Edited by: "FrankieC" 16th Dec 2019
sam_of_london16/12/2019 12:37

First of no need to carry this extra item which is heavy weight and …First of no need to carry this extra item which is heavy weight and delicate . Plus multi lenses and artificial intelligence producing better picture and 4k videos on phone , especially in low light conditions. Also fast internet already to upload on cloud if needed. Phone is always there , I don't see any need for these unless Professional Grade camera like DSLR etc .


I do agree to a point, smartphones are more efficient, and can be better for ease of use - but are not always better depending on the situation. I am not going to let my son take a samsung galaxy s10 or a DSLR camera on school expeditions in bad weather, near lakes etc, hence the small price to pay for the digital camera. But each to their own!
matth1816/12/2019 13:11

I do agree to a point, smartphones are more efficient, and can be better …I do agree to a point, smartphones are more efficient, and can be better for ease of use - but are not always better depending on the situation. I am not going to let my son take a samsung galaxy s10 or a DSLR camera on school expeditions in bad weather, near lakes etc, hence the small price to pay for the digital camera. But each to their own!


Good point, in fact children are usually not allowed to take their phones on school trips.
Post a comment
Avatar
@
    Text