Panasonic DMC-FX3 Black £49.99 instore only @ Toys R US
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Panasonic DMC-FX3 Black £49.99 instore only @ Toys R US

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Found 13th Jul 2009Made hot 24th Jul 2009
Reduced from £79.99 to £49.99. Probably limited stocks, so best to call your local store before making a trip.

Reviews:
trustedreviews.com/dig…/p1
cameras.co.uk/cam…cfm
steves-digicams.com/200…tml

23 Comments

where did you see it and when? london? please say london!

I have this camera, bought it last year for about £100

must admit, best camera i ever bought... picture quality is really good (especially for me who uses it for holidays snaps etc)

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shakallis;5739613

where did you see it and when? london? please say london!



Chester, sorry.

amazing price if you can find one

isnt this the same on pc world had discounted for 39.99?

still an amazing price
awesome camera

Original Poster

I think that was the fs3

Did they have loads in stock mate? Is it the Toys R Us on Sealand?

Can't go wrong with a Panasonic and this is a great price. Wasn't in my local Toys R Us yesterday though.

TrustedReview score a bit disappointing, but it was based on £199 launch price! That review was in 2006 so it isn't exactly a recent model. Only x3 optical zoom too (though it's a decent Leica branded lens) where many of the later ones are a useful 4x (see: hotukdeals.com/ite…ica )

If generally available this is really hot at this price.

Edit: From following it looks like another one off - pity. The Tesco deal I posted link to above runs until 27 July and stock appears to be national and on line.

Original Poster

smicer07;5836180

Did they have loads in stock mate? Is it the Toys R Us on Sealand?



I think that was the last one (apart from the display model). I'd definitely give them a call before travelling, especially as the deal was posted last week.

http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c144/bluenicks/th_P1000122.jpg

Damn didn't realise it was posted last week! Argh!

None in croydon.

Has anyone seen these in any store other than the one the OP used?

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Besford;5836192

Can't go wrong with a Panasonic and this is a great price. Wasn't in my … Can't go wrong with a Panasonic and this is a great price. Wasn't in my local Toys R Us yesterday though.TrustedReview score a bit disappointing, but it was based on £199 launch price! That review was in 2006 so it isn't exactly a recent model. Only x3 optical zoom too (though it's a decent Leica branded lens) where many of the later ones are a useful 4x (see: http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/440203/panasonic-fs4-camera-with-4x-optica )If generally available this is really hot at this price.




I do wish people would get a sense of perspective. Leica make lenses hand built in Germany / Canada that are considered amongst the finest in the world. Of course to own these lenses one has to pay an extreme price. I'm talking over £1000.00

On the other hand a lens badged with the Leica logo made in China will be not better than the Nikon, Canon or whatever branded camera is next in line for production that week.

Lyrrad;5836523

I do wish people would get a sense of perspective. Leica make lenses … I do wish people would get a sense of perspective. Leica make lenses hand built in Germany / Canada that are considered amongst the finest in the world. Of course to own these lenses one has to pay an extreme price. I'm talking over £1000.00On the other hand a lens badged with the Leica logo made in China will be not better than the Nikon, Canon or whatever branded camera is next in line for production that week.


My sense of perspective is working just fine thanks. That's precisely why I said 'Leica branded'.

I'm well aware of the licensing situation you're describing and don't expect to get a Leica built lens for £49.99, with or without the camera thrown in. However, if you read the reviews these lenses are (usually) highly rated and often are superior to others in the same area of the market.

The comment in my post was perfectly relevant in the context of a £49.99 camera posting. If someone else thought it mean't they were getting a £1000 lens in their 50 quid pocket camera then I hope you have saved them from their folly!

Of course, Leica have had to resort to this kind of licensing approach (and buying in Leica branded cameras from the far east I believe) because their own business wasn't viable.

That told ya! :-)

In my view, the first round went 10-7 in favour of Besford. Buzzer for round two! In the left hand corner, we have.........................................................................

My mum has this camera and the pictures are great. If a lens is leica licenced then it will certainly be decent quality for the price, as these seem to be judging by the picture quality, obviously backed up by panasonic quality electronics.

I've owned Fuji, Canon, Nikon and Panasonic point and shoots, the Lumix range are by far the sharpest and easiest to use.

Great camera, great price.....But I have too many cameras already :oops:

Lyrrad;5836523

I do wish people would get a sense of perspective. Leica make lenses hand … I do wish people would get a sense of perspective. Leica make lenses hand built in Germany / Canada that are considered amongst the finest in the world. Of course to own these lenses one has to pay an extreme price. I'm talking over £1000.00On the other hand a lens badged with the Leica logo made in China will be not better than the Nikon, Canon or whatever branded camera is next in line for production that week.



I agree with your point that these aren't real Leica lenses however Leica don't let just anyone brand their lenses which means you're incorrect about the lenses not being better than Nikon/Canon - the 'Leicasonic' lenses consistently outperform Nikon, Canon and any others in their class. I didn't buy any of the Leica branded lenses I have because they have the Leica name on them, I bought them because they are better than their rivals.

John

Heat/Rep given! :thumbsup:

Just phoned up my local store in Oxford and after 7 mins on hold for the relevant dept, got cut off! :x

Anyone managed to find out which stores have any stock remaining?

Cheekster.

Must be the night for it tonight, everything I see on here I purchased only a few months ago first the excellent Samsung NC10 - £249 (£309), now the superb Panasonic FX-3 - £50 (£95).

Fill your boots these are both excellent buy for really good equipment

I got the last one from Parkhead Retail Park in Glasgow - ex display. Presume that ob the basis of no stock nationwide, then its an end of line item reduced to clear. Fantastic picture quality, miles better than any other camera even twice its price! :thumbsup:

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Johnmcl7;5838497

I agree with your point that these aren't real Leica lenses however Leica … I agree with your point that these aren't real Leica lenses however Leica don't let just anyone brand their lenses which means you're incorrect about the lenses not being better than Nikon/Canon - the 'Leicasonic' lenses consistently outperform Nikon, Canon and any others in their class. I didn't buy any of the Leica branded lenses I have because they have the Leica name on them, I bought them because they are better than their rivals.John



I just think too many people get carried away with Leica branded lenses on Panasonics. The noise issue on many many Panasonics far outweigh the supposed 'extra quality' of these lens.
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