Yeah, camera prices are crazy. I think it's a mix of companies selling fewer, so needing to get a higher price for them. It's crazy though, because good cameras from 10 years ago are mostly still good today. My partner has a Panasonic G2 from 2011, and it takes fantastic pictures, not to mention it's still compatible with modern MFT lenses. It shoots 720p video, and you can pick one up second hand for maybe £50 without a lens kit. £70 is a good price for this one - I hope it performs as well as you wanted (y)
Thanks i took your advice and went for a secondhand one im a sucker for sony products (i used to work in the sony centre many years ago!) It is crazy it just seems like the price of electronics has gone up in price alot in the last couple of years i bought a sony reciever for around £360 a couple of years ago now your lucky to be to get it for £400 ive scoured ebay and got a used one for just under £70 but most are going for around £100 in decent condition so the fact they were under £100 new shows how much demand has gone up
Thanks @dan_brownzemail Nice deal 8)
The sensor will be the same as similar priced compact so image quality will be no better. Wide angle lens ? Guess you mean zoom ? Certainly better with your phone.