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Samsung Digimax S500 5mp camera was £99.99...now....£29.99 (in store at Superdrug)
Samsung Digimax S500 5mp camera was £99.99...now....£29.99 (in store at Superdrug)

Samsung Digimax S500 5mp camera was £99.99...now....£29.99 (in store at Superdrug)

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Product Features:

5.1 million pixels
3x optical zoom
5x digital zoom
Large 2.4" LCD
User-friendly mode dial
Quick print button
"Effect" button, for greater creative freedom
Macro mode for shots as close as 5cm
Grip for stable, blur-free shooting
2 year manufacturer's warranty

Technical Details:

Dimensions (WxDxH): 9.7 cm x 2.6 cm x 6.2 cm
Weight: 136 g
Supported Flash Memory: MultiMediaCard, SD Memory Card
Sensor Resolution: 5.1 Megapixel
Shooting Modes: Frame movie mode
Lens Aperture: F/2.8-4.9
Focus Adjustment: Automatic, manual
Min Focus Range: 80 cm
Focal Length: 5.8 mm - 13.4 mm
Optical Zoom: 3 x
Digital Zoom: 5 x
Camera Flash: Built-in flash
Red Eye Reduction: Built-in
Microphone: Microphone - built-in - electret condenser - mono
Display: LCD display - TFT active matrix - 2.4" - colour
Supported Battery: 2 x AA alkaline battery

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This seems an excellent price for a decent camera.
The cheapest I could see it elsewhere is around the £70 mark.


This was down to £49.99, but is now apparently scanning at £29.99 in Superdrug.
- theyiddo

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Original Poster

Yes..it was in the Metro paper this morning that I saw the advert.

Original Poster

Slightly off topic...but I told my uncle to get one of these for himself, as his camera has finally broken after about 30yrs!!! Does anyone know where to get the cheapest decent 1GB SD Card so I can get one for him?

SD card prices are falling...

2GB one costs £8.22 @ Amazon

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Original Poster

Cheers Edi...the specs say it is only guaranteed to work up to 1GB....but there are a few places selling the camera with 2GB cards installed, so I might try a 2GB card instead.

My local Superdrug had the camera today but it came up at till at £89.99. I naturally queried this and supervisor found memo detailing offer applicable from yesterday. She thought the offer price was £44.99 (not £49.99) and I of course accepted that, pointing out that I understood the deal to be a 50% discount. 50% of £89.99 = £44.99!

I bought the camera for wife's birthday so can't try it yet. I see the warning about 1GB memory limit but my understanding is that 2GB SD should be fine - possibly nothing bigger than 1GB was readily available when camera was brought out. The Amazon card previously mentioned seems ideal.

The short life of the AA batteries is a criticism seen elsewhere but readily overcome by using NiMH rechargeables. Best deal I have seen for a very suitable charger/batteries is £9.49 + £4.50 P&P on amazon.co.uk/exe…307 Most suppliers charge £15 - £25 (exc postage) for the same Uniross product. I'm ordering one today.

Happy snapping!

Original Poster

Nice one Puffer! I'll leave it at the advertised price though, just in case you are the only one to get lucky with the lower price of £44.99!

Puffer

The short life of the AA batteries is a criticism seen elsewhere but … The short life of the AA batteries is a criticism seen elsewhere but readily overcome by using NiMH rechargeables. Best deal I have seen for a very suitable charger/batteries is £9.49 + £4.50 P&P on http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/B000GE573A/ref=ord_cart_shr/203-1698962-0310307 Most suppliers charge £15 - £25 (exc postage) for the same Uniross product. I'm ordering one today.Happy snapping!



Please note NiMH batteries are 1.2v unlike the 1.5 of conventional AA alkaline batteries. Therefore, they are effectively 20% discharged. Better to get the expensive Lithium AA batteries

If you have a costco account then grab the voucher booklet on your way in and save 20% off all memory including Sandisk SD Ultra II 2GB that I think are around 18 quid before the discount.

The beauty of costco is a no quibble cash refund should you not be happy or the card not work in your camera.

bernster

Please note NiMH batteries are 1.2v unlike the 1.5 of conventional AA … Please note NiMH batteries are 1.2v unlike the 1.5 of conventional AA alkaline batteries. Therefore, they are effectively 20% discharged. Better to get the expensive Lithium AA batteries


Most equipment (such as cameras) does not need a full 1.5V to operate properly and is in fact designed to respond to a lower voltage of around 1.1 - 1.3 because a full 1.5V is not always consistently available.

Yes, the NiMH voltage is 1.2 but in practice stays more or less constant until the battery is nearly flat. NiMH battery manufacturers state them to be ideal for items such as cameras. The effective voltage from an alkaline battery, although nominally 1.5V initially, does progressively reduce with use and is unlikely to be much more than 1 - 1.1V towards the end of its life. NiCad rechargeables also start at 1.2V but this similarly reduces with use and they need discharging before recharging because they have a 'memory'.

So, imho, alkalines will do the job (but not economically); NiCads are quite cheap but need regular discharging/recharging; NiMH are not too expensive and are straightforward and reliable. Whether lithium batteries are worth the extra is a matter of choice.

As an aside, the 'flat' alkaline battery that would normally be thrown away can go on earning its keep in devices such as clocks which neither draw much current nor are very voltage sensitive.

Original Poster

My uncle went into Superdrug today. The camera was £49.99 but he bought something else as well, and apparently if you spend over £50, then you get another 20% off (special 3 day offer)....also, as he is an old fart, he has some senior citizens card that gets another 10% off...the camera cost him about £36 in the end! Bargain.

Original Poster

Managed to get a Veho 133x 1GB SD Card from Scan Computers for £7.03 delivered (I'm on their free delivery list). Bargain.

Saw the camera..... Looked great value for money.... However - They wouldnt sell me it for that price.... It was coming up at £89.99..... Doh....

Original Poster

Go back and ask for it again at that price...it was advertised in last Monday's Metro newspaper, and the offer was not to end until 20th March. Tell them to phone their Head Office to confirm.

Rung head office yesterday..... Said the offer was still on - However it expires today (06/03/07) - and if had any problems when purchasing - get the store to give them a ring..... When to Leeds store and had no problems purchasing.... £49.99. Great little camera for price... Top find....

I think its disgusting that they dont advertise the price in store though.... and it still scanned up at £89.99 when I purchased it.... Any unsuspecting customer will have probably had to pay full price.....

Anyway - Top find.... Heat and rep left..... Thanks

THIS IS AN AMAZING OFFER....AND THANK YOU TO WHOEVER POSTED IT
i lost my camera on firday night and was so upset...found this offer on hotdeals for the Samsung s500 camera in SuperDrug...phoned all the local stores Monday morning with no luck...yesterday i popped into a smaller SuperDrug and to my suprise the girl said she had 2 left...the only problem was the shelf price was £89.99, i explained the offer should still be on so she scanned it..................
the price came up £29.99!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
so i bought the last two .... yay!!!!
Thank you xxx :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Why do you want 2?

Just reserved the last one for my daughter's birthday at my local store.

Even the assistant was shocked when she checked the price and it was £29.99!

Just reserved one to pick up today £29.99 is a well good price for this.

Cheers

How do you reserve one? I can't see it on the website. :-(

Just bought one of these for £29.99 at the North Shields Superdrug.

Bargain!

They had about ten on display about an hour ago (in case anyone here is in North Shields).

Many thanks to the OP for posting this.

Cheers

Martin

I called them up and asked where there was stock, they gave me the number of the store and I called them to ask them to hold one for me.

Still three on the shelf at the Worcester Park store in Surrey :thumbsup:

bridge2004

Just reserved the last one for my daughter's birthday at my local … Just reserved the last one for my daughter's birthday at my local store.Even the assistant was shocked when she checked the price and it was £29.99!

super offer i got one

great. got one at £29.99 :thumbsup:

anybody had a chance to play with it ? are the photos good ?

I got one from Superdrug, Norwich ... indeed £29.99

wahey got me one too fantastic price thanks

One left in Reading Broad St. Mall store still.

There are two other reduced cameras - both Vivitar and about the same price £26.99 and 29.99 for a Digital Video recorder one, both are down from £99.99.

This one maybe?
amazon.co.uk/exe…KE/

Original Poster

Blimey....and I thought it was good at £49.99 when I did the OP.


Have now update the price on the thread.

Original Poster

a couple more hot votes and I'll reach the magic 100 degrees....come on people....don't make me beg for the votes!!!!!

6 more hours left u might be able to get one on ebay for less than 15

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theyiddo

a couple more hot votes and I'll reach the magic 100 degrees....come on … a couple more hot votes and I'll reach the magic 100 degrees....come on people....don't make me beg for the votes!!!!!



Voted cold as you were begging.

Look here for the phone numbers...

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Original Poster

gary_rip

Voted cold as you were begging.



lol

Picked one up today, £29.99 from Superdrug in Tamworth, Staffs. Great find. They had 1 left when I left the shop at 11.00am.

gone up to 50 now on ebay good buy i think

all sold out round me
shame!

none in central london except for 1 at marble arch as of 10 mins ago, so if you're quick.. Fenchchurch street had the box but no camera

Still says 29.99 on the shelf

None in Crewe, Cheshire. What a shame.Good deal. Voted hot

Just got one from Skipton, they had one left as of 15 mins ago.
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