SAMSUNG PL201 DIGITAL CAMERA 14.2 MP, 7X OPTICAL ZOOM, HD MOVIE, BLACK or RED REFURB  £49.99 @ Argos/Ebay
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SAMSUNG PL201 DIGITAL CAMERA 14.2 MP, 7X OPTICAL ZOOM, HD MOVIE, BLACK or RED REFURB £49.99 @ Argos/Ebay

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Found 1st Dec 2011
This is probably best value ever for compact camera for less then £50
Read reviews and compare prices.

Smart Auto (Still and movie). Smart album. Blink detection and smile detection. Beauty shot. Frame guide. 90MB internal memory.
Model number PL201
14.2 megapixels.
Black.
Aluminium body.
7 x optical zoom.
5 x digital zoom.
3in LCD screen.
Features:
PictBridge compatible.
Dual digital and optical anti-blur.
Face detection up to 9 faces.
Red eye reduction.
Memory card compatibility: SD/SDHC.
720p high definition movie capture and playback with sound.
Maximum ISO 3200.
14 scene modes.
Intelligent scene mode.
Smile shutter.
Blink detection.
Self timer.
Built-in flash.
General information:
Accessories included: carry strap.
Li-Ion (included).
Weight 143g.
Size H5.95, W9.98cm.
Depth of camera when switched off 2.1cm

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Edited by: "Sliwka" 1st Dec 2011

Bought one, thanks.

I would normally stay well clear of 'refurbs'. but this looks like a cracking camera for the money. What kind of guarantee is a '12 MONTH ARGOS WARRANTY'? Does this mean that Samsung have 'washed their hands' of it? Stiil hot for the price.

prefer the nikon l23 at asda for £39.99 and not refurb. only 10mpix and 5x zoom but comes with case and 4gig sd card, uses aa batteries.

kernowmike

prefer the nikon l23 at asda for £39.99 and not refurb. only 10mpix and … prefer the nikon l23 at asda for £39.99 and not refurb. only 10mpix and 5x zoom but comes with case and 4gig sd card, uses aa batteries.



Good to know. Thanks. Will have a look at this one.

Seems good for the money...Ive gone for the Fuji hs20exr refurb from the Fuji shop as it has a 30x zoom.

The nikon is oos and has no hd movie.

I'd hardly call it the best value ever lol, I think you're a bit over excited.

Its not bad, it can usually be picked up for 59.99 so you're only actually saving a tenner. Good price for a reasonably good compact but not a scorching deal.

My sister in law had one on holiday in Orlando with us, it left my Sony W290 light years behind.
The pics were so good, my father in law bought one while we were in Orlando.
At this, its a steal

I've had on of these for ages, the missus bought it for me and they're nowt special. Colours are a bit dull for me and it's not the best at action shots.

hmm. Refurb. How do you genuinely refurb anything and sell it for under £50 and still make a profit?
Nice deal if you definitely know it works. Not so good if it has an intermittent fault and has been returned, then tested, no fault found and put back out for resale.

Mainly just customer returns I believe where they can't sell it as new again.

Benjimoron

Mainly just customer returns I believe where they can't sell it as new … Mainly just customer returns I believe where they can't sell it as new again.


I actually bought a PL150 with a dual screen from them for £69.99 last week and it was listed as new but was a customer return. It had obviously been opened and re-sealed and seemed to work fine. Except I wasnt completely happy that it hadnt been tampered with internally so I ordered another and sent it back. The second I recieved was sealed and brand new. So have to be a bit careful. I think if it's listed as REFURB by argos is WILL be genuinely refirbished and I would steer well clear of refurbs from them- check their feedback it's pot luck. That's just my two cents though

To anyone that's ordered one I hope you don't have any problems but if you do be aware that Argos often take a few days to reply to emails so you're best calling them if poss.

SunTzu

I'd hardly call it the best value ever lol, I think you're a bit over … I'd hardly call it the best value ever lol, I think you're a bit over excited.Its not bad, it can usually be picked up for 59.99 so you're only actually saving a tenner. Good price for a reasonably good compact but not a scorching deal.



Disagree. At this price, with this specification, I think this is very definitely scorching. May not have been my first choice at £100+, but at this price its a steal if your looking for something like this, imo.

This is probably best value ever for compact camera for less then £50Read … This is probably best value ever for compact camera for less then £50Read reviews and compare prices.


That's a big claim for an Argos exclusive camera. No reputable reviews I can find for this model, not even proper specs. I wonder if the wide angle starts as 35mm? Other better models available for similar price as listed above.

The Nikon l23 has a 2.7 screen, Samsung 3.0 inch, Samsung has 720p hd movies, Nikon only vga, samsung has recharagable battery, Nikon has AA batteries, Nikon has 1 year warranty and so does the Samsung.
I sent a Notebook back once via Argos(Ebay) and they collected and replaced within 3 days which I thought was brilliant service and your consumer rights still remain weather New or Refurbished.Check out Sales of Goods Act 1978.

Thanks I bought one, hope it gets here soon so I can check it out.
It has good reviews, so I am excited.

need to see some proper reviews. Specs arent everything. Funny how most people shop for these compacts based on mega pixel count.

bman

Specs arent everything. Funny how most people shop for these compacts … Specs arent everything. Funny how most people shop for these compacts based on mega pixel count.



Not funny at all, that's exactly how the manufacturers plug them and want you to assess them. The buying public finally cottoned on to 'impressive' digital zoom figures (as opposed to optical) being meaningless, so manufacturers rarely go big on that now, but most members of the general public do believe more megapixels = better photos (at the prompting of the manufacturers).

Whereas more megapixels is often (not always) true with DSLRs, once you get over around 9-10 megapixels, the exact opposite is frequently true with compact cameras, due to their much smaller sensors. In a year or two people will cotton on to that as well and the manufacturers will find something else to pull the wool over our eyes with!

Original Poster

SunTzu

I'd hardly call it the best value ever lol, I think you're a bit over … I'd hardly call it the best value ever lol, I think you're a bit over excited.Its not bad, it can usually be picked up for 59.99 so you're only actually saving a tenner. Good price for a reasonably good compact but not a scorching deal.


No way to get this for 59.99 show me the link. Still I think that is best camera for the price!!!

andyken

Not funny at all, that's exactly how the manufacturers plug them and want … Not funny at all, that's exactly how the manufacturers plug them and want you to assess them. The buying public finally cottoned on to 'impressive' digital zoom figures (as opposed to optical) being meaningless, so manufacturers rarely go big on that now, but most members of the general public do believe more megapixels = better photos (at the prompting of the manufacturers).Whereas more megapixels is often (not always) true with DSLRs, once you get over around 9-10 megapixels, the exact opposite is frequently true with compact cameras, due to their much smaller sensors. In a year or two people will cotton on to that as well and the manufacturers will find something else to pull the wool over our eyes with!



Exactly.
As a general rule of thumb, above 10MP, the more mega pixels equals more noise and poorer picture quality. You have to factor in price but at the cheap budget end this is roughly right. Manufacturers are also doing this with zoom figures.

Things like quality of colour reproduction and sharpness which are probably the most important factors, can't be gauged from specs alone. Then you have things like shutter speed, low light sensitivity, macro mode, image stabilization etc. You don't expect a budget compact to do all these things spectacularly but it should do them reasonably well. If a £50 compact can't match the iPhone's macro mode, for example, then it's a pretty useless camera. You might say I don't need these features, until you come to use them! Eg selling stuff on ebay, a decent macro mode helps. 

I'm on the look out for a good deal on the Canon Ixus 115 or 220 HS. That's only 12MP but is superior to this Samsung in every way (but double the price). Average Joe would think the Samsung is better...

Original Poster

bman

Exactly. As a general rule of thumb, above 10MP, the more mega pixels … Exactly. As a general rule of thumb, above 10MP, the more mega pixels equals more noise and poorer picture quality. You have to factor in price but at the cheap budget end this is roughly right. Manufacturers are also doing this with zoom figures. Things like quality of colour reproduction and sharpness which are probably the most important factors, can't be gauged from specs alone. Then you have things like shutter speed, low light sensitivity, macro mode, image stabilization etc. You don't expect a budget compact to do all these things spectacularly but it should do them reasonably well. If a £50 compact can't match the iPhone's macro mode, for example, then it's a pretty useless camera. You might say I don't need these features, until you come to use them! Eg selling stuff on ebay, a decent macro mode helps. I'm on the look out for a good deal on the Canon Ixus 115 or 220 HS. That's only 12MP but is superior to this Samsung in every way (but double the price). Average Joe would think the Samsung is better...


I didn't bother megapixels in this camera but the other spec are just better then anything for £50. This have a loads of good features and pictures looks really good!

Thanks ordered

Just bought one, how long does it take for the delivery.

Great thanks!

Bought one of these when i saw this add just the other day. two days after ordering I received the camera today and unfortunatly the LCD is pitch black and not working , just put a return through now

eBay listing has ended.
Edited by: "mystery_shopper" 11th Dec 2011
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