Panasonic DC-FT7 waterproof 4K camera - grade 'A' £145 @ CeX
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Panasonic DC-FT7 waterproof 4K camera - grade 'A' £145 @ CeX

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Posted 15th May
A bit niche, but if you are looking for a good robust camera for holidays including underwater, this is worth a look.
CEX 'A' grade should be mint and like new with original box and all accessories.
Also has a 2 year CEX warranty.

Next best price I can find is Argos eBay at £184 on clearance with a 1 year Argos warranty.

Tough and durable camera for the adventurous photographer. 31m



waterproof with EVF, 20MP high sensitivity sensor and 4K Video/4K



Photo/Post Focus.

31m waterproof.
High sensitivity 20 MP MOS sensor.
0.2 1170k-dot EVF (eye view finder).
4K Video / 4K Photo.
Model number DC-FT7EB-A.

  • 20.4 megapixels.
  • 28mm wide angle lens.
  • 4.6 x optical zoom.
  • 4 x digital zoom.
  • 3in LCD .
Features:

  • Wi-Fi.
  • PictBridge compatible.
  • Optical anti-blur.
  • 60 mins recording time.
  • Continuous shooting up to 60 frames per second.
  • Red eye reduction.
  • Accepts SD, SDHC, SDXC SD, SDHC, SDXC, .
  • Movie playback with sound.
  • 4K high definition.
  • Maximum ISO 3200.
  • Intelligent scene mode.
  • Viewfinder.
  • Waterproof up to 31m.
  • Self timer.
  • Built-in flash.
General information:

  • HDMI connection.
  • Includes USB cable, carry strap .
  • Rechargeable battery.
  • Batteries required: 1 x Li-Ion (included) .
  • Weight 319g.
  • Size H7.61, W11.67cm.
  • Depth of camera when switched off 3.73cm.
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Brand new £149.99 at Costco
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I bought one of these last year and I still haven’t used it! Supposed to be going away in August but we’ll see.

If anybody wants to make me an offer for mine, feel free. It’s like new!
Brand new £149.99 at Costco
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you_gotta_be_kidding15/05/2020 11:15

Brand new £149.99 at Costco[Image]



That's a good spot - Costco doesn't comes up in searches and I never think to look there!

However, I'm not a Costco member and the cheapest membership is £15 per year.
Edited by: "ctdctd" 15th May
ctdctd15/05/2020 11:18

That's a good spot - Costco doesn't comes up in searches and I never think …That's a good spot - Costco doesn't comes up in searches and I never think to look there!However, I'm not a Costco member and the cheapest membership is £15 per year.


Yeah that sucks for non members. I've ordered items for quite a few other people in past. Just gotta find a member you trust. Worth it as it also comes with 5 year warranty from Costco.
you_gotta_be_kidding15/05/2020 11:25

Yeah that sucks for non members. I've ordered items for quite a few other …Yeah that sucks for non members. I've ordered items for quite a few other people in past. Just gotta find a member you trust. Worth it as it also comes with 5 year warranty from Costco.



do you have to be a continuing member to use the 5 year warranty?
paulj4815/05/2020 12:38

do you have to be a continuing member to use the 5 year warranty?



It's only 2 years on Cameras
you_gotta_be_kidding15/05/2020 11:25

Yeah that sucks for non members. I've ordered items for quite a few other …Yeah that sucks for non members. I've ordered items for quite a few other people in past. Just gotta find a member you trust. Worth it as it also comes with 5 year warranty from Costco.



Only 2 years on Cameras
ctdctd15/05/2020 13:05

Only 2 years on Cameras


In store there is a Costco sign advertising it with 5 year warranty. I also got 5 year warranty on my go pro.
paulj4815/05/2020 12:38

do you have to be a continuing member to use the 5 year warranty?


I think you get the extended two year as standard and then the 5 year you need need to be a member. I would call or email to confirm if that is vital to you.

When I claimed on my go pro after 3 years I had to provide membership details.
Mr.Nutts15/05/2020 11:13

I bought one of these last year and I still haven’t used it! Supposed to b …I bought one of these last year and I still haven’t used it! Supposed to be going away in August but we’ll see.If anybody wants to make me an offer for mine, feel free. It’s like new!


There's zero chance people are going on holiday this year, there's no treatment yet for COVID-19 it's going to take 2-3 years yet, hopefully we can go on holiday next year.
fishmaster15/05/2020 17:04

There's zero chance people are going on holiday this year, there's no …There's zero chance people are going on holiday this year, there's no treatment yet for COVID-19 it's going to take 2-3 years yet, hopefully we can go on holiday next year.


Care to plant a wager on it? (My holiday going ahead)
Mr.Nutts15/05/2020 17:08

Care to plant a wager on it? (My holiday going ahead)


Where you going? UK or abroad?
fishmaster15/05/2020 17:17

Where you going? UK or abroad?


Mexico. August.

£5 to a charity of the other’s choosing?
fishmaster15/05/2020 17:04

There's zero chance people are going on holiday this year, there's no …There's zero chance people are going on holiday this year, there's no treatment yet for COVID-19 it's going to take 2-3 years yet, hopefully we can go on holiday next year.


There's every chance people will holiday this year. All this'll have blown over in a couple of weeks
Mr.Nutts15/05/2020 17:18

Mexico. August.£5 to a charity of the other’s choosing?


Definitely. You're on. You're not going but I hope you do.
fishmaster15/05/2020 17:21

Definitely. You're on. You're not going but I hope you do.


Ok. You’re on

I hope so too though I could put the money to other useful things if it’s cancelled! I’m hopefully going though, otherwise this camera was a waste of money

I’m a man of my word. Hope you are too
Mr.Nutts15/05/2020 17:24

Ok. You’re on I hope so too though I could put the money to other u …Ok. You’re on I hope so too though I could put the money to other useful things if it’s cancelled! I’m hopefully going though, otherwise this camera was a waste of money I’m a man of my word. Hope you are too


I definitely am. Check me stats on this site. I put my money when my mouth is, which can be a mistake often hehe.

I bought a Yi Mii mirrorless camera on a whim, from Ali Express. Haven't used it yet. Saw it on HotUKDeals bought, need to use it!
fishmaster15/05/2020 17:36

I definitely am. Check me stats on this site. I put my money when my mouth …I definitely am. Check me stats on this site. I put my money when my mouth is, which can be a mistake often hehe. I bought a Yi Mii mirrorless camera on a whim, from Ali Express. Haven't used it yet. Saw it on HotUKDeals bought, need to use it!


I’ll take your word for it. It’s for charity after all.

I also saw this camera on HUKD. I’ve had the FT3 and FT4, I think I’ve used it once but to be fair, I’ve not been on holiday since I got it. Well, I have, but I’ve taken a better camera and not gone anywhere adventurous.

Get it tested and post some pictures? I’ve not seen that. Might check it out!
Mr.Nutts15/05/2020 17:38

I’ll take your word for it. It’s for charity after all.I also saw this cam …I’ll take your word for it. It’s for charity after all.I also saw this camera on HUKD. I’ve had the FT3 and FT4, I think I’ve used it once but to be fair, I’ve not been on holiday since I got it. Well, I have, but I’ve taken a better camera and not gone anywhere adventurous.Get it tested and post some pictures? I’ve not seen that. Might check it out!


It's actually called Yi M1 mirrorless camera, last firmware update was 2018 so they don't care about supporting the camera. For the money it's just about alright I guess. Cheapest mirrorless about most likely. I thought I'd get it and mess about before splashing out more on a Fuji.
fishmaster15/05/2020 17:45

It's actually called Yi M1 mirrorless camera, last firmware update was …It's actually called Yi M1 mirrorless camera, last firmware update was 2018 so they don't care about supporting the camera. For the money it's just about alright I guess. Cheapest mirrorless about most likely. I thought I'd get it and mess about before splashing out more on a Fuji.


Are we talking about the £120 deal six months ago? Looks ok for the money.
Mr.Nutts15/05/2020 17:52

Are we talking about the £120 deal six months ago? Looks ok for the money.


Yeah I got charged VAT I think so it was about £143 something like that in the end
fishmaster15/05/2020 17:55

Yeah I got charged VAT I think so it was about £143 something like that in …Yeah I got charged VAT I think so it was about £143 something like that in the end


I’ll keep my eyes peeled for an updated version of its a few years old now.
Mr.Nutts15/05/2020 17:58

I’ll keep my eyes peeled for an updated version of its a few years old now.


Yeah it was dirt cheap, with better lenses it's probably fairly decent
unless you really need a rugged/underwater camera don't bother, the sensor is very small and the performance poor (it needs really good lighting conditions to deliver, something even £70 smartphone or £50 compact camera can do).

Regarding the aforementioned yi-m1, it's a decent camera, especially with the prime lens. Not ideal and sometimes frustrating but capable to deliver good photos. Attaching good Panasonic lens, especially with the manual OIS switch, can make it better. £120 with 2 lenses was a steal, you can sell the lenses alone for that price. The 3.2 firmware fixed quite a few things, it still occasionally struggles to focus well with the basic 14-40 lens, though but it's the lens, not the camera.
Edited by: "7777777" 15th May
777777715/05/2020 19:09

unless you really need a rugged/underwater camera don't bother, the sensor …unless you really need a rugged/underwater camera don't bother, the sensor is very small and the performance poor (it needs really good lighting conditions to deliver, something even £70 smartphone or £50 compact camera can do).Regarding the aforementioned yi-m1, it's a decent camera, especially with the prime lens. Not ideal and sometimes frustrating but capable to deliver good photos. Attaching good Panasonic lens, especially with the manual OIS switch, can make it better. £120 with 2 lenses was a steal, you can sell the lenses alone for that price. The 3.2 firmware fixed quite a few things, it still occasionally struggles to focus well with the basic 14-40 lens, though but it's the lens, not the camera.


Yeah, if I was looking for an “action cam” now, I’d look at that recent £229 DJI Osmo (similar to GoPro).
Edited by: "Mr.Nutts" 15th May
777777715/05/2020 19:09

unless you really need a rugged/underwater camera don't bother, the sensor …unless you really need a rugged/underwater camera don't bother, the sensor is very small and the performance poor (it needs really good lighting conditions to deliver, something even £70 smartphone or £50 compact camera can do).Regarding the aforementioned yi-m1, it's a decent camera, especially with the prime lens. Not ideal and sometimes frustrating but capable to deliver good photos. Attaching good Panasonic lens, especially with the manual OIS switch, can make it better. £120 with 2 lenses was a steal, you can sell the lenses alone for that price. The 3.2 firmware fixed quite a few things, it still occasionally struggles to focus well with the basic 14-40 lens, though but it's the lens, not the camera.


thanks - avoided! I want upto £200 mark camera. got a few you can suggest. Wil be taking night photos. Thanks
johnf8616/05/2020 16:23

thanks - avoided! I want upto £200 mark camera. got a few you can suggest. …thanks - avoided! I want upto £200 mark camera. got a few you can suggest. Wil be taking night photos. Thanks


i do not know what are your expectations but in general, £200 mark is not much when you think about doing night photography, assuming you expect better effects than photos taken on your phone.

tbh I wouldn't even think about it without mft or aps-c sensor , and fast lens. There are almost no such cameras brand new in that price bracket. So the only option is to go used (a few years old model of dslr - with sony i.e. a200/a350 and similar being the cheapest and compatible with wide range of cheap and decent sony/minolta lenses on top of having inbuilt optical stabilisation ) or hunt for a deal on yi-m1 with 42.5mm 1.8 lens. If you plan to use the tripod, the number of options increase but then, it limits your flexibility.

A lot of entry level dslr can be had in perfect condition cheaply as people buy them and keep them in the drawer hoping that one day ( that never come) they would use it regularly.

I see yi-m1 with both lenses on ebay, in new condition for £214 delivered and the sellers allow offers, maybe something like this?
Edited by: "7777777" 16th May
777777716/05/2020 17:49

i do not know what are your expectations but in general, £200 mark is not … i do not know what are your expectations but in general, £200 mark is not much when you think about doing night photography, assuming you expect better effects than photos taken on your phone. tbh I wouldn't even think about it without mft or aps-c sensor , and fast lens. There are almost no such cameras brand new in that price bracket. So the only option is to go used (a few years old model of dslr - with sony i.e. a200/a350 and similar being the cheapest and compatible with wide range of cheap and decent sony/minolta lenses on top of having inbuilt optical stabilisation ) or hunt for a deal on yi-m1 with 42.5mm 1.8 lens. If you plan to use the tripod, the number of options increase but then, it limits your flexibility.A lot of entry level dslr can be had in perfect condition cheaply as people buy them and keep them in the drawer hoping that one day ( that never come) they would use it regularly.I see yi-m1 with both lenses on ebay, in new condition for £214 delivered and the sellers allow offers, maybe something like this?


Ok. I only know compact digital cameras, that's where I'm coming from. I know proper photography you require a dslr etc. But one, they look huge compared to compacts, so I don't really like the idea of having a large case for it and carrying it around with me. Is it an absolute no to having a few hundred pounds compact camera for general use and the occasional night snap?
johnf8616/05/2020 18:07

Ok. I only know compact digital cameras, that's where I'm coming from. I …Ok. I only know compact digital cameras, that's where I'm coming from. I know proper photography you require a dslr etc. But one, they look huge compared to compacts, so I don't really like the idea of having a large case for it and carrying it around with me. Is it an absolute no to having a few hundred pounds compact camera for general use and the occasional night snap?


if that's the case, and it would be for 'occasional' night shots, you may consider sony rx100 with smaller 1'' sensor, mark ii should fit your budget, or older sony nex 6 . Have a look also for nikon coolpix A (without any number next to it, just coolpix A) or ricoh gr ( all have aps-c sensors) but these may prove to be hard to find at this budget... you never know, though these are not very popular cameras. I bought coolpix a 'like new' from amazon warehouse for £225 but that was a couple of years ago.
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johnf8616/05/2020 18:07

Ok. I only know compact digital cameras, that's where I'm coming from. I …Ok. I only know compact digital cameras, that's where I'm coming from. I know proper photography you require a dslr etc. But one, they look huge compared to compacts, so I don't really like the idea of having a large case for it and carrying it around with me. Is it an absolute no to having a few hundred pounds compact camera for general use and the occasional night snap?


Sony’s RX100 (Mark 1 to Mark 7) are highly rated cameras. With all the generations available you could probably find one within your budget. They don’t specialise in night photos, but they get great reviews.

It fits in a pocket, but then I’d be afraid of turning it on and the lens popping out while in a right pocket, so I’d have it in a case. Therefore you’d need a bag anyway. I personally prefer the usability of bridge and SLR camera. My hand feels cramped while I’m using my RX100 III.
777777716/05/2020 18:14

if that's the case, and it would be for 'occasional' night shots, you may …if that's the case, and it would be for 'occasional' night shots, you may consider sony rx100 with smaller 1'' sensor, mark ii should fit your budget, or older sony nex 6 . Have a look also for nikon coolpix A (without any number next to it, just coolpix A) or ricoh gr ( all have aps-c sensors) but these may prove to be hard to find at this budget... you never know, though they are not very popular cameras. I bought coolpix a 'like new' from amazon warehouse for £225 but that was a couple of years ago.


Hey, look at that. We said the same camera!
There you go @johnf86 - Sony RX100 range
Mr.Nutts16/05/2020 18:20

Hey, look at that. We said the same camera!There you go @johnf86 - Sony …Hey, look at that. We said the same camera!There you go @johnf86 - Sony RX100 range


Thanks! I've just done a quick search and this is what i've found

Sony Cybershot RX100 3.6x Zoom Compact Digital Camera Black - £349.99 at argos. Is this ok?
The next they have is £579 MK3, its quite a jump in price though
Amazon have - Sony RX100 Advanced Compact Premium Camera with 1.0-Type Sensor, 28-100 mm F1.8-4.9 Zeiss Lens, 3.6x Optical Zoom (DSC-RX100), at £329.
And how do these sony's compare with the YI M1, for £214 -used once - on ebay??
johnf8616/05/2020 18:35

Thanks! I've just done a quick search and this is what i've foundSony …Thanks! I've just done a quick search and this is what i've foundSony Cybershot RX100 3.6x Zoom Compact Digital Camera Black - £349.99 at argos. Is this ok? The next they have is £579 MK3, its quite a jump in price thoughAmazon have - Sony RX100 Advanced Compact Premium Camera with 1.0-Type Sensor, 28-100 mm F1.8-4.9 Zeiss Lens, 3.6x Optical Zoom (DSC-RX100), at £329.And how do these sony's compare with the YI M1, for £214 -used once - on ebay??


The Mk3 isn’t worth £579. It often goes on cashback and is reduced. I got mine on a misprice for £223 but anything around £380 is what I’d expect to pay.

The YiMi whatever it’s called is an ok cheap starter camera BUT I think for the extra £100 or so you’d get a lot more camera for your money with the Sony

BUT that Yifi whatever I believe has interchangeable lenses so may be able to improve it depending what you connect to it and you’ll certainly have more flexibility with zoom. The Sony zoom is quite poor at 3.2 - another reason I miss my bridge.
777777716/05/2020 18:14

if that's the case, and it would be for 'occasional' night shots, you may …if that's the case, and it would be for 'occasional' night shots, you may consider sony rx100 with smaller 1'' sensor, mark ii should fit your budget, or older sony nex 6 . Have a look also for nikon coolpix A (without any number next to it, just coolpix A) or ricoh gr ( all have aps-c sensors) but these may prove to be hard to find at this budget... you never know, though these are not very popular cameras. I bought coolpix a 'like new' from amazon warehouse for £225 but that was a couple of years ago.


Thanks, I have looked at your suggestions and The nikon and richo are a bit elusive and pricey. If you type in sony rx100 in ebay, in the digital cameras section, and factor out outside of the uk items, you come up with 92 results. I want to spend up to £350 second hand. Is it worth it to get a second hand one for this price, or if I buy new at this price would i get a lot less spec for my money? And where does the yi m1 fit in on ebay for £214?
you can buy mark 1 new for A£300 at london camera exchange, if i was you, i would consider mark ii in excellent condition for £189
ebay.co.uk/itm…762

well, yi is new (effectively), it's got better sensor, it's better on paper but its bigger and the software is disappointing , on the other hand as mr.nutts already mentioned, you can change the lens and make it into much better camera, up to you but I would probably go for sony as this is well performing snapper from experienced manufacturer.
Edited by: "7777777" 16th May
777777716/05/2020 18:44

you can buy mark 1 new for A£300 at london camera exchange, if i was you, …you can buy mark 1 new for A£300 at london camera exchange, if i was you, i would consider mark ii in excellent condition for £189https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Sony-RX100-MKII-camera-with-extras-in-excellent-condition/303568612762?well, yi is new (effectively), it's got better sensor, it's better on paper but its bigger and the software is disappointing , on the other hand as mr.nutts already mentioned, you can change the lens and make it into much better camera, up to you but I would probably go for sony as this is well performing snapper from experienced manufacturer.


I concur. As much as I like tinkering with imported gadgets, I’d rather have a reputable brand for repairs-sake. £189 is a decent price and worse case scenario, if you don’t like it, you wouldn’t lose much money if you sold it.
Edited by: "Mr.Nutts" 16th May
777777716/05/2020 18:44

you can buy mark 1 new for A£300 at london camera exchange, if i was you, …you can buy mark 1 new for A£300 at london camera exchange, if i was you, i would consider mark ii in excellent condition for £189https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Sony-RX100-MKII-camera-with-extras-in-excellent-condition/303568612762?well, yi is new (effectively), it's got better sensor, it's better on paper but its bigger and the software is disappointing , on the other hand as mr.nutts already mentioned, you can change the lens and make it into much better camera, up to you but I would probably go for sony as this is well performing snapper from experienced manufacturer.


ok. I have seen the £189 on ebay. Now, finally, there are these three on Amazon, all Sony RX100's. Cheapest to most expensive -


amazon.co.uk/Son…-24


amazon.co.uk/Son…-29

amazon.co.uk/gp/…-30


Out of the £189 and these 3, where do you sit, if money was no option, at the end of the day??
Have you googled the difference between each? I don’t know how they compare to each other.

Tough to call really, because it’s not much between the ones you’ve listed. I wouldn’t buy the Mark 1 for £329 when you can get a decent preowned for £189, it’s too much of a jump. But if you wanted NEW I’d look at that Mark 2. Or just wait for a deal on one of the others.

Search HUKD and look at the prices they’ve been available for

@johnf86 - Sorry, missed pressing quote/reply
Edited by: "Mr.Nutts" 16th May
johnf8616/05/2020 19:03

ok. I have seen the £189 on ebay. Now, finally, there are these three on …ok. I have seen the £189 on ebay. Now, finally, there are these three on Amazon, all Sony RX100's. Cheapest to most expensive - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Sony-Advanced-1-0-Type-F1-8-4-9-DSC-RX100/dp/B008CNMZDW/ref=sr_1_24?dchild=1&keywords=Sony+Cybershot+RX100&qid=1589651457&sr=8-24https://www.amazon.co.uk/Sony-DSCRX100M2-B-Cyber-SHOT-DSC-RX100M2/dp/B00DM8R866/ref=sr_1_29?dchild=1&keywords=Sony+Cybershot+RX100&qid=1589651457&sr=8-29https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/offer-listing/B00KLVFV34/ref=dp_olp_0?ie=UTF8&condition=all&qid=1589651457&sr=8-30Out of the £189 and these 3, where do you sit, if money was no option, at the end of the day??



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Looking at the top results, the mark 3 dropped to around £350-400 quite often. I’d wait for that to happen again if you were set on getting the best deal.
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