Various Camera Deals @ Homebase - Best ones listed
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Various Camera Deals @ Homebase - Best ones listed

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Found 2nd Dec 2011
There are some good camera deals to be had with the 20% discount codes for Homebase at the moment (enter DISC20 at checkout), plus many of the camera manufacturers are offering their own cashback on certain models. See the first reply for some of the best deals to be had:

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The canon 1100D digital slr is £379 - 20% = 75.80 off

So £302.20 making it the uk's cheapest price by £52

Thats the lens kit by the way not just the body

oos

trying to process an order for the ixus 220 but its taking ages..

Put me all through the payment process then told me G3 out of stock. Still showing as in stock on website though.

got a order number for g3 so fingers crossed i would get one

I didn't get an order number and got an email telling me out of stock so you must have got through before me. Well done Hope it's good.

Joltek

Put me all through the payment process then told me G3 out of stock. … Put me all through the payment process then told me G3 out of stock. Still showing as in stock on website though.



Same here, what a bunch of muppets?

My G3 got delivered today Cheap as chips!

Whenever I think of a well experienced professional camera shop - I always think of Homebase.

Andysnowboarder

Whenever I think of a well experienced professional camera shop - I … Whenever I think of a well experienced professional camera shop - I always think of Homebase.


I was just about to say something similar when I saw this last post. No wonder real camera shops are a dying breed when Homebase, along with it's staff of well trained camera experts are nicking their trade.

spock1958

I was just about to say something similar when I saw this last post. No … I was just about to say something similar when I saw this last post. No wonder real camera shops are a dying breed when Homebase, along with it's staff of well trained camera experts are nicking their trade.

Plenty of camera expertise available for free on the web.

Prices are normally going to dictate the sale and if the 'well trained camera experts' (ie. salesmen who like cameras) are essentially loading the charge for their advice and niche focus onto the sale price they are often going to lose out on the sale.

Its the way of the world now, and though some of it is regrettable, not all of it is bad for the intelligent consumer.
Edited by: "Ennui" 3rd Dec 2011

spock1958

I was just about to say something similar when I saw this last post. No … I was just about to say something similar when I saw this last post. No wonder real camera shops are a dying breed when Homebase, along with it's staff of well trained camera experts are nicking their trade.


Well trained experts don't count for much to the consumer when their advice is going to lean towards the more expensive or over stocked product they're trying to get rid of. I'm talking generally here but doubt it's any different for camera shops.

Perfect thank you
Fujifilm FinePix S3300 ordered for Dad for xmas £125.94 delivered.

Ennui

Plenty of camera expertise available for free on the web. Prices are … Plenty of camera expertise available for free on the web. Prices are normally going to dictate the sale and if the 'well trained camera experts' (ie. salesmen who like cameras) are essentially loading the charge for their advice and niche focus onto the sale price they are often going to lose out on the sale.Its the way of the world now, and though some of it is regrettable, not all of it is bad for the intelligent consumer.


It's true that there is information available on the web, but too few people are able to make use of it because they don't know what they want, or what is suitable. All that most of them see are giant megapixel counts and giant zoom ranges. The specialist camera shop, and I don't mean places like Jessops here, can match a camera with what a person needs rather than what they think they need. This is why we have so many people with £400 cameras that can't take a decent photograph.

The other problem with places like Homebase is that they will sell a big range of compacts and a few bottom of the range SLRs because they are popular. A real camera shop will sell these money spinners alongside the more specialist stuff so that everyone can get what they want. Once the camera shop has gone, so will the specialist stuff. This has happened with so many other ranges of goods from screws to CDs to duvets, where only the most popular stuff is stocked by the generic supplier. We may have made progress, but my opinion is that most of it is backwards.

spock1958

It's true that there is information available on the web, but too few … It's true that there is information available on the web, but too few people are able to make use of it because they don't know what they want, or what is suitable. All that most of them see are giant megapixel counts and giant zoom ranges. The specialist camera shop, and I don't mean places like Jessops here, can match a camera with what a person needs rather than what they think they need. This is why we have so many people with £400 cameras that can't take a decent photograph.The other problem with places like Homebase is that they will sell a big range of compacts and a few bottom of the range SLRs because they are popular. A real camera shop will sell these money spinners alongside the more specialist stuff so that everyone can get what they want. Once the camera shop has gone, so will the specialist stuff. This has happened with so many other ranges of goods from screws to CDs to duvets, where only the most popular stuff is stocked by the generic supplier. We may have made progress, but my opinion is that most of it is backwards.



And when the high street camera shops go in favour of internet-only companies and places like Homebase (who I'm sure don't have the same facilities) gone also will be the opportunity to try out how a camera feels before you buy. You never know if you really 'take to' a camera until you handle it. Image quality and specs are obviously extremely important, but just as important is how the camera 'feels' in your hands. If you just don't get on with it, no matter how good the specs, its going to be worse for you than a (possibly) lower spec camera that 'feels right' in your hands. Without specialist camera shops (including Jessops and even Currys) how will you ever know until you get it home and tried it out, by which time it is no longer new and can't be returned. Many (not all) of Jessops & Currys' staff may be morons, but the opportunity to 'handle before you buy' is simply invaluable when it comes to DSLRs.

Thank-you. I have been prevaricating for ages about getting a new camera. My old one has been driving me mad. Both too complicated and too slow. Plus the battery life was terrible.
Ordered a Kodak easyshare. Easy to use (even when drunk) hopefully and more mega pixels than my present old clunker.
Camera was only around £50, but still got nearly a tenner off. £45 including delivery, next Tuesday, apparently. Can't wait, out for the first Christmas revellrey the day after so will have fun trying it out.

Which point and shoot compact would you say is the best that they have on the site right now? (referring to the slimline pocket cameras).

andyken

And when the high street camera shops go in favour of internet-only … And when the high street camera shops go in favour of internet-only companies and places like Homebase (who I'm sure don't have the same facilities) gone also will be the opportunity to try out how a camera feels before you buy. You never know if you really 'take to' a camera until you handle it. Image quality and specs are obviously extremely important, but just as important is how the camera 'feels' in your hands. If you just don't get on with it, no matter how good the specs, its going to be worse for you than a (possibly) lower spec camera that 'feels right' in your hands. Without specialist camera shops (including Jessops and even Currys) how will you ever know until you get it home and tried it out, by which time it is no longer new and can't be returned. Many (not all) of Jessops & Currys' staff may be morons, but the opportunity to 'handle before you buy' is simply invaluable when it comes to DSLRs.


Well put. I was only able to handle an EOS 5D before I bought because a friend already had one. There was no was I was ever going to find a shop stocking a 5D anywhere close to me, and that was 3 years ago and things have got worse.

would you say canon hs220 better or panasonic TZ18?

That Sony was a helluva deal - shame it's gone.

yer thanks just ordered a panasonic tz-20 in red cheaper then black £193 delivered plus £35 cash back makes under £160 bargain was looking round the shops at this today best price £225 plus cash back

Spock, Andy,

I sympathise with the regret at loss of expertise and independence (in every field) on the high street, but it is balanced by the reduction of prices, and an increase in far more readily available information on the web. I was careful to use 'intelligent consumer' to describe people who benefit.

The example given of megapixel size and similar being oversold is valid, but that is something that any newbie who does their research on the web will become aware of very quickly. Certainly I did when I got interested in buying a camera, similarly with laptops, e-readers, etc. If I'm shelling out and google is at my fingertips, I would be daft not to make an effort to educate myself.

Anybody who is daft enough to believe all the sales bumph is gonna be a sucker for any local experts who make their living selling to the naive and loaded. Morality and expertise do not go hand in hand, but there is a bigger price premium on the sale from the specialist.

Nicolas

would you say canon hs220 better or panasonic TZ18?



Pansasonic has better spec. and features, Canon has better image quality. Personally, I much prefer the feel of the Panasonics. I have a TZ7 (predecessor and similar to the TZ18), which is quite simply the best compact camera I have ever owned and is (in my opinion) a superb balance of features, image quality and handling. I also bought a canon SX210 IS (predecessor and similar to SX220 HS) and hated it - image quality was much worse than the TZ7 and handling was appaling, I just hated everything about it and got rid of it on Ebay.

My choice would be Panasonic every time, although the Canon has a slight edge for image quality. Panasonic, along with almost everyone else, have just pushed things a bit too far by cramming 14 megapixels onto a teeny tiny sensor, which results in more noise and (slightly) lower quality pics than previous models, simply so that the specs look impressive.

Enverex

Which point and shoot compact would you say is the best that they have on … Which point and shoot compact would you say is the best that they have on the site right now? (referring to the slimline pocket cameras).



Sorry Enverex, but that is simply an impossible question to answer, its like asking, 'which car is the best one?' Depends what features/image quality, etc. are most important to you. Also depends how much you want to spend. As a rule Panasonic, Canon & Sony make the best compact cameras and the other makes vary between okay and crappy.

Ennui

Spock, Andy,I sympathise with the regret at loss of expertise and … Spock, Andy,I sympathise with the regret at loss of expertise and independence (in every field) on the high street, but it is balanced by the reduction of prices, and an increase in far more readily available information on the web. I was careful to use 'intelligent consumer' to describe people who benefit. The example given of megapixel size and similar being oversold is valid, but that is something that any newbie who does their research on the web will become aware of very quickly. Certainly I did when I got interested in buying a camera, similarly with laptops, e-readers, etc. If I'm shelling out and google is at my fingertips, I would be daft not to make an effort to educate myself.Anybody who is daft enough to believe all the sales bumph is gonna be a sucker for any local experts who make their living selling to the naive and loaded. Morality and expertise do not go hand in hand, but there is a bigger price premium on the sale from the specialist.



Completely agree, Ennui. I'm at least as bad as everyone else, as despite lamenting the loss of high street camera specialists, nearly all my camera purchases have been on the net at much lower prices. Guess that makes me a bit of a don't do as I do, do as I say hypocrite!

I have also made a few careful 'clearance/shop soiled' camera purchases from retailers in the past at much lower than RRP, which I have taken home and tried out for several weeks before either keeping them or selling on Ebay. If you look after them and buy wisely, you can often sell them for more second hand on Ebay than the reduced/shop soiled price, even after Ebay's steep selling fees.

Some cameras are out of stock here, but John Lewis is doing a Price match. Would they match the after 20% discount price on such cameras ?

Well speaking of specialist camera shops here is a true story from our' expert shop called 'J&A Cameras of Barnstaple'. I was served by a little lad who was very up himself to say the least

Me' Hello, I'm looking for a canon dslr.
shop 'sorry don't sell them as they aren't very good'
me' I did say Canon'
shop 'as canon are in trouble, they've sacked their reps and they will be gone soon as they sell poor products'
me 'you do know that Canon have most of the which best buys, I'm after a d600'
shop ' that's because canon pay which for the awards, nikon's are better'

At this point I left the shop and quite frankly if these specialist shops go then good riddance

It's not homebase as such it's Argos ur buying from as same group. Hadn't thought to use 20% off online for home del but well done peeps. Bear in mind it must work for iPads and the like too

Andysnowboarder

Whenever I think of a well experienced professional camera shop - I … Whenever I think of a well experienced professional camera shop - I always think of Homebase.



Homebase = Argos = box shifters if that's all you want and they have an offer. DSG universally cr*p. 99% of Jessops staff actually know what they're talking about if you need an intelligent national chain. John Lewis: variable knowledge but they will match the others if you've done your homework and treat you nicely!

andyken

Pansasonic has better spec. and features, Canon has better image quality. … Pansasonic has better spec. and features, Canon has better image quality. Personally, I much prefer the feel of the Panasonics. I have a TZ7 (predecessor and similar to the TZ18), which is quite simply the best compact camera I have ever owned and is (in my opinion) a superb balance of features, image quality and handling. I also bought a canon SX210 IS (predecessor and similar to SX220 HS) and hated it - image quality was much worse than the TZ7 and handling was appaling, I just hated everything about it and got rid of it on Ebay.My choice would be Panasonic every time, although the Canon has a slight edge for image quality. Panasonic, along with almost everyone else, have just pushed things a bit too far by cramming 14 megapixels onto a teeny tiny sensor, which results in more noise and (slightly) lower quality pics than previous models, simply so that the specs look impressive.



Very true and for that reason I'd search out a TZ10 if you can (they're still out there) or even a TZ7. Cameras shouldn't be fashion items and in this case Panny has gone over the top with the latest iteration of the fabulous TZ series.

I'm a Panny fan and I've recently spent the best part of £1K on a GF3 and lenses but I'm still stuggling to better what my TZ10 will do on iAuto. I know the GF3 CAN better it but I'm the weak link and the TZ10 makes it so easy (as long as the light is good).

spock1958

I was just about to say something similar when I saw this last post. No … I was just about to say something similar when I saw this last post. No wonder real camera shops are a dying breed when Homebase, along with it's staff of well trained camera experts are nicking their trade.



In fairness just because you go into a camera shop doesn't guarantee their staff are any good.

I tried going into Jessops and asking for a f1.8 50mm and was brought 50mm f2.8 macro lens. When asked about it I just got ".. err 50 mil is 50 mil mate. it says 50 there, it'll do...." so i'd have been no better or worse off having gone to Homebase.

Thanks guys, so you are saying the TZ10 is better than the TZ18 or 20?

Are you also saying the canon 220 is better imae quality than the TZ18 for example even though the TZ18 is twice the price nearly?

Besford

Very true and for that reason I'd search out a TZ10 if you can (they're … Very true and for that reason I'd search out a TZ10 if you can (they're still out there) or even a TZ7. Cameras shouldn't be fashion items and in this case Panny has gone over the top with the latest iteration of the fabulous TZ series.I'm a Panny fan and I've recently spent the best part of £1K on a GF3 and lenses but I'm still stuggling to better what my TZ10 will do on iAuto. I know the GF3 CAN better it but I'm the weak link and the TZ10 makes it so easy (as long as the light is good).


Nicolas

Thanks guys, so you are saying the TZ10 is better than the TZ18 or 20?Are … Thanks guys, so you are saying the TZ10 is better than the TZ18 or 20?Are you also saying the canon 220 is better imae quality than the TZ18 for example even though the TZ18 is twice the price nearly?



'Yes' and 'don't know' but you won't go wrong with a TZ10 as long as there's good light around.

Went for the Canon SX130, but didn't confirm my order straight away and said I would get a confirmation email later and within a couple of hours.

That normal? Seems a little strange in this day and age to have to wait for order acknowledgment etc...

burge74

Well speaking of specialist camera shops here is a true story from our' … Well speaking of specialist camera shops here is a true story from our' expert shop called 'J&A Cameras of Barnstaple'. I was served by a little lad who was very up himself to say the leastMe' Hello, I'm looking for a canon dslr.shop 'sorry don't sell them as they aren't very good'me' I did say Canon'shop 'as canon are in trouble, they've sacked their reps and they will be gone soon as they sell poor products'me 'you do know that Canon have most of the which best buys, I'm after a d600'shop ' that's because canon pay which for the awards, nikon's are better'At this point I left the shop and quite frankly if these specialist shops go then good riddance



Go easy on him - he's in training for a job at DSG (not quite there yet though if he was prepared to talk to you)!

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