Nikon Coolpix P900 £392.99 (£381.09 with TCB) eGlobal Central
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Nikon Coolpix P900 £392.99 (£381.09 with TCB) eGlobal Central

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Found 2nd Jan 2015
Nikon Coolpix P900
eglobalcentral.co.uk/nik…tml

16MP bridge camera with 83x zoom (24-2000mm 35mm equivalent)
Wifi, GPS, NFC
1080 60p/50p video

Base price: £402.99
With code NS201410GBP (£10 off) £392.99 (2014 code looks out of date but works)
After 3.03% TCB (£11.90) £381.09 (I had verification e-mail from TCB.

Nikon Coolpix P900 details on Nikon's website:
europe-nikon.com/en_…900

The word which I involuntarily blurted out when I first watched a few YouTube demonstrations of this camera's zoom capabilities was 'astonishing'.

I have bought several items in this price range from eGlobal Central and they arrive within days. My previous order was placed in the early hours of Saturday morning and arrived on Tuesday by UPS.

I have been hoping to buy a Nikon Coolpix P900 for some time and have followed the price quite closely. There are sellers on eBay which undercut this price but not without the risk of being stung for import duties.

I've posted eGlobal Central deals in the past but they have always been deleted because they have not qualified as UK deals but recently I have seen other deals posted so I hope this one is permitted.

Anyway, I feel that I ought to say that whilst this is an exceptional camera with a phenomenal zoom range, I am well aware of its limitations - most relevantly for me, its current lack of NEF (RAW) support. I have owned several Nikon DSLRs and I just bought this as a plaything to add an extra dimension to my photography.

One final point for anybody who is nervous about ordering from eGlobal Central, you can pay using PayPal which gives an extra layer of protection.

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I think it's a good price, but not really worth the buy. I think the extremely long zoom range would be too much for the tiny sensor inside. It would be extremely hard to focus on anything and keep it in the frame. Ideal for someone starting out though so I'll vote hot on this

Original Poster

jamieb193

I think it's a good price, but not really worth the buy. I think the … I think it's a good price, but not really worth the buy. I think the extremely long zoom range would be too much for the tiny sensor inside. It would be extremely hard to focus on anything and keep it in the frame. Ideal for someone starting out though so I'll vote hot on this


I wouldn't use it at maximum zoom without a tripod but it has 5 stop VR.

Have you seen the hand held video footage at full zoom?

Anyway, I can see from the number of hot votes vs the heat that about 40% of votes are cold so it's obviously not something which people are going to agree on. But one thing I know is that I have a friend with a Canon 5D Mk III with a lens on it which makes its total weight over 5kg and his photos, despite being RAW, are not a patch on the JPEGs that the independent sample I have seen from the P900. And it is much lighter!

Apart from the fun things which it can do, the main reason I bought it is to shoot cinematic scenes at low angles with high magnification and perspective which are not really possible with any of my current gear. I also despair when I see the awful videos people post of using the P900 - panning wildly and zooming in and out all over the place - apart from showing its huge zoom, they do the camera no favours at all and they tend not to be very creative or even properly edited.

An as I mentioned in my opening post, I see this camera as a (very useful) supplement to my existing kit.

For me, photography is about results, not having the most impressive gear.

eglobal seems to have a lot of negative feedback on HOTUKDEALS

http://www.hotukdeals.com/tag/ask/item-sent-how-respond-2364678

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allowed

eglobal seems to have a lot of negative feedback on … eglobal seems to have a lot of negative feedback on HOTUKDEALShttp://www.hotukdeals.com/tag/ask/item-sent-how-respond-2364678


I wouldn't say that one bad experience with a handful of comments constitutes 'a lot of negative feedback' but even so, I have bought from them in the past and, as I mentioned earlier, I have received the item within days. They supply a UPS tracking number so if it doesn't arrive, it is easily proven and if you pay by PayPal, getting a refund is extremely simple. They also have a UK address for returns and warranty.

But hey...

flamesong

I wouldn't use it at maximum zoom without a tripod but it has 5 stop … I wouldn't use it at maximum zoom without a tripod but it has 5 stop VR.Have you seen the hand held video footage at full zoom?Anyway, I can see from the number of hot votes vs the heat that about 40% of votes are cold so it's obviously not something which people are going to agree on. But one thing I know is that I have a friend with a Canon 5D Mk III with a lens on it which makes its total weight over 5kg and his photos, despite being RAW, are not a patch on the JPEGs that the independent sample I have seen from the P900. And it is much lighter!Apart from the fun things which it can do, the main reason I bought it is to shoot cinematic scenes at low angles with high magnification and perspective which are not really possible with any of my current gear. I also despair when I see the awful videos people post of using the P900 - panning wildly and zooming in and out all over the place - apart from showing its huge zoom, they do the camera no favours at all and they tend not to be very creative or even properly edited.An as I mentioned in my opening post, I see this camera as a (very useful) supplement to my existing kit.For me, photography is about results, not having the most impressive gear.



I completely understand how useful these cameras are. I started off my photography on bridge cameras. A Fujifilm Finepix S3200 and then a Fujifilm Finepix HS30 EXR, as I didn't feel ready for a DSLR (both experience wise and financially), and they're great when you compare them to a DSLR which requires many lenses. I have a Sigma 18 - 250 for my Nikon and it's heavy enough. Plus with the weight of my camera backpack, the shoulder strap is starting to tear off the bag.

As I said, I voted hot because it is a good piece of kit.

I suppose it goes without saying "Anyone can take a picture, a person with passion sees the picture before it's taken".

Original Poster

jamieb193

I completely understand how useful these cameras are. I started off my … I completely understand how useful these cameras are. I started off my photography on bridge cameras. A Fujifilm Finepix S3200 and then a Fujifilm Finepix HS30 EXR, as I didn't feel ready for a DSLR (both experience wise and financially), and they're great when you compare them to a DSLR which requires many lenses. I have a Sigma 18 - 250 for my Nikon and it's heavy enough. Plus with the weight of my camera backpack, the shoulder strap is starting to tear off the bag. As I said, I voted hot because it is a good piece of kit.I suppose it goes without saying "Anyone can take a picture, a person with passion sees the picture before it's taken".


My first digital camera, back in 2003, was a Nikon Coolpix 5700 as a DSLR was well out of my price range and I am still impressed when I look back at my old photos. My girlfriend still has a 5700 which I bought her and it still takes good photos; especially considering its age.

Since then, I have had three DSLRs, all Nikon, and I would prefer a DSLR any time and my current DSLR will still be my primary camera. And as mentioned, I know all the P900's shortcomings and I'm under no illusion about what I am buying. As somebody said in one review, it's basically a telescope which takes photos - although it does a lot more than that.

Incidentally, I remember reading an April edition of a photography magazine in about 1980 which has an April Fool review of the latest super zoom lens (back then, a super zoom was something like a 70-210mm). It showed a series of photos zooming in on a block of flats, the last one showing a startled couple in bed pulling the duvet up to cover their modesty. Back then, such a notion was laughable but now it is reality.

By the way, many of the demo videos show video which has been shot beyond the optical range into what Nikon calls Clear Zoom (up to 166x) and digital zoom (332x) which is obviously going to deteriorate the images considerably. I think that having digital zoom on top of an 83x optical zoom is what is known as gilding the lily.

flamesong

I wouldn't say that one bad experience with a handful of comments … I wouldn't say that one bad experience with a handful of comments constitutes 'a lot of negative feedback' but even so, I have bought from them in the past and, as I mentioned earlier, I have received the item within days. They supply a UPS tracking number so if it doesn't arrive, it is easily proven and if you pay by PayPal, getting a refund is extremely simple. They also have a UK address for returns and warranty.But hey...



It isn't one bad experience. They've blocked about 200 reviews in the past month, which are negative.

DO NOT USE THIS COMPANY. STILL NOT GOT A REFUND A MONTH AFTER BUYING AN ITEM WHICH DID NOT ARRIVE.

No communication at all, provides you a fake tracking number, takes weeks to arrive, if at all. It's an awful Hong-Kong based company. They have a record for selling fake phones and when you contact them to send the item back, they simply ignore you. If the item breaks, they do not honour their warranty.

https://uk.trustpilot.com/review/eglobalcentral.co.uk

You think that's "a handful"? The worst company I've ever dealt with.

Edited by: "Salfordgirl1" 2nd Jan 2015

I use my superzoom even more than my mirrorless cameras - d3200 doesn't get a look-in even with 35/1.8 and 70-300 vi tamron .
I have sx50 hs and have been looking at one of these. The 2x digital is really well implemented on these.
The detractors are all dslr fans . . . - joe public is wowed by the results from these cameras.

"I have just done a quick review of the statistics of the last 7 days of reviews for this company.

There have been 88 reviews.

44 (50%) have been challenged by the company and removed.
Of these, 28 are from the UK, 13 from the US and 3 from mainland Europe.

18 (20.5%) of reviews are negative - 2 stars or less.
Of these, 16 are from the UK, 1 from the US and 1 from mainland Europe.

26 (29.5) of reviews are positive - 4 stars or more.
Of these, 7 are from the UK, 18 from the US and 1 from mainland Europe."

70% negative reviews in the past week alone. Do not touch them.
Edited by: "Salfordgirl1" 2nd Jan 2015

Original Poster

Salfordgirl1

It isn't one bad experience. They've blocked about 200 reviews in the … It isn't one bad experience. They've blocked about 200 reviews in the past month, which are negative.DO NOT USE THIS COMPANY. STILL NOT GOT A REFUND A MONTH AFTER BUYING AN ITEM WHICH DID NOT ARRIVE.No communication at all, provides you a fake tracking number, takes weeks to arrive, if at all. It's an awful Hong-Kong based company. They have a record for selling fake phones and when you contact them to send the item back, they simply ignore you. If the item breaks, they do not honour their warranty.https://uk.trustpilot.com/review/eglobalcentral.co.ukYou think that's "a handful"? The worst company I've ever dealt with.



I was only referring to what was said in the linked thread.

I'm very sorry to hear of your experience but mine has been quite different. I have bought two items from eGlobal Central which arrived within days via UPS with valid tracking numbers. I have also bought two items from DigitalRev which is a similar company.

If you have not received your item, have you contacted PayPal or your credit card company? If you have, they should have sorted it out by now - bogus tracking number is easily proven. If not, why not? Your contract is actually with them; not eGlobal Central, it's up to them to sort it out.

If I have a conversation about mobile phone companies, energy utilities, banks or car insurance companies with other people, every company will have caused somebody some horror. I recently had an issue with a high street electronics outlet which took two months to resolve - mainly because they screwed up at every level.

Perhaps in three or four days, my P900 will not have turned up and I will be feeling pretty stupid but until then, I am going on my own experience.

Cold - Grey imports will always be cheaper as no UK warranty or Support from the manufacturer.

Original Poster

Just a final comment to say that my P900 arrived today.

It wasn't the usual quick delivery but I suppose that there might have been some backlog after the Christmas and New Year breaks and they also used DPD rather than DHL (not UPS as I stated in the original post).

And a couple of days after I posted this, their price went up by £27, so I was happy to have timed my purchase well.

Banned

It's at £425 now

DealsandStuffdotCodotUk

It's at £425 now


thanks, i often wonder what the prices of items posted 11 months ago is
Edited by: "brilly" 5th Dec 2016
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