Good price, but no EVF is a deal-breaker.
All Bridge Camera Discounts, Offers and Sale - April 2018
Heat for price, but add me to the list of commenters pointing out that rather than being the best of both worlds, this camera combines the bulk of a dslr with the image quality of a mid-range compact. For less than this, you can pick up a second-hand Canon 100d off eBay which is smaller than most dslr cameras. You’d be missing the printer and the 45x zoom - depends on how important those things are to you. Personally I’d not miss them, but horses for courses etc
Picked one of those up in the recent curry's misprice for £120. Can confirm, great little camera. You're spot on re the hassle of carrying around the bridge camera too, I bought the TZ60 as my DSLR was a pain to lug around for days out.
Again! Argos keep trying to push this stuff. It's not awful but I bet most of them get left at home because they are too big to lug around and a camera which isn't with you won't take good pics! No viewfinder either - which would have helped justify its size. Think hard before splashing your cash: I'm all for encouraging people to take photography more seriously but this really isn't the right (type of) camera for most people. For just a little more money you can get something like a Panasonic TZ60 travel zoom which takes great pictures, has a big zoom and still fits in a pocket. Regularly drops below £200 as it's an older model.
This won't be a great camera tbh. The lenses on these low end bridge cameras are pretty rubbish. You'd be better off buying a similarly priced point and shoot with less zoom IMO. Beginner or not.
Goes from a useful 24mm to over 1000mm. Sample pics in photography blog look good. Even CA isn't to bad
Even better....Happy days (y)
Also £20 off that with code.
£645 @ Eglobal...I use grey market sellers quite a lot for my kit https://www.eglobalcentral.co.uk/canon-eos-80d-kit-with-ef-s-18-55mm-f-3.5-5.6-is-stm-lens-digital-slr-camera.html?utm_source=kelkoo&utm_medium=referral#/product/17707
Read the title wrong and knocked my drink over
amazon have with kit lens for only 34quid more, much better deal they also have same body only price
If your Budget can stretch to it this kit would be far superior as an entry to DSLR (y) Currys
It's been many years since I owned a bridge but I will offer my advice, especially if you're viewing as a beginner camera. I bought a bridge after enjoying my compact cam and wanting to get into photography a bit more. Thought a bridge would be ideal. They look like an SLR and have similar layout and control dials. After I bought it, I found myself very disappointed. The pictures were actually poorer than my previous Panasonic compact. Low light stuff was dreadful, noisy and nasty. That wasn't the worst though, I realised there was nothing my bridge could do the compact couldn't, apart from the mental optical zoom. But it didn't matter, it just didn't take the photos I wanted. I then bought a cheap entry level Sony SLR, after selling the bridge. I was in a different world and wished I'd just gone to SLR first. I don't know much about this camera, perhaps it's very good for what it is. However, save a bit more and about £130 later you've a decent entry level DSLR.
Was thinking about buying this as a beginners camera. or this one from Argos http://www.argos.co.uk/product/6782315
tough decision I was looking at this for a few days but the £30 code wasn't working 'til now. great price for this bridge camera but it sits in the middle and under performs both compact and dslr kind of the worst of both worlds slow at wide angle and zoom I think there are better options for your money even at £200 (y)
just use rechargeable batteries then... and by not relying on proprietary batteries it's much cheaper to keep a spare set as well
I have actually got a Nikon bridge camera and to be honest the firmware is so bad it's really embarrassing. Doubt that this one could be any worse.
If you're in the market for something like this I'd far sooner buy an ancient SLR and lens on eBay - this will be total crap.
one of the few cameras that still uses standard AA batteries For a reason. If you are on hols and take a fair amount of photos, you'll run the batteries down in one day. So that is new batteries every day for a week or a fortnight - not good.
out of stock
Simple just go to Curry's I get there under price match promise (lol)
Which wolverhampton store can i get it from? anyone know?
If you can't get to these two stores in Wolverhampton, this deal is mostly pointless. But for those that can get to those two stores, woohoo.
Slightly cheaper at Wex (£450 with Quidco) + 2 Years Sony Warranty. http://www.wexphotographic.com/sony-cyber-shot-rx10-digital-camera-1544413/?
£559 at Bristol Camera (£509 with cashback) https://www.bristolcameras.co.uk/p-panasonic-lumix-dmc-fz1000.htm
Well, the optical zoom is very good. And it's made by a very well know lens maker Leica. The Sony zoom is a T* made by Carl Zeiss. You can't get much better than those. The sensor is only 1" but 20 Mp. Ok, zoom lenses can't be as good as prime lenses. But who can afford a range of prime lenses nowadays? And it's all in a reatively compact body
Interesting, was this only at 4K? (I'm not actually intersted personally in 4K)
yeah you could take a pic of your home for sure
All electrical items have gone up in prices, thanks to brexit and lower pound/dollar exchange rate
Available to purchase! Out of stock but available to buy and it will be despatched and charged once available - hopefully soon!
This camera has won dozens of awards and doesn't require half a dozen additional lenses.
No longer available.
Does this come with any of the accessories shown, it shows a fancy wind shielded external microphone, what appears to be a hot shoe mounted flash? Brilliant carl zeiss lens!. But which has a true focal length of 8.8-220. Not sure I would trust Amazon with a refurbished, the lens being such a critical part 'limited to no signs of use' Of course you could send it back, but..
For the amount of kit you are getting here, incorporating the discount, this is a super hot deal (providing it is A standard). Didn't come on here to buy a camera. I now have one on its way. Damn you HUKD.
Sony DSCH400 is 10 times the camera for twice the price. I wouldn't buy anything without an evf.
The physical size of the sensor is the important factor, not the number of pixels. The one in this camera is more than a 6x crop on a full frame sensor, so you will get very noisy results, but at least there's an optical zoom and focal length advantage over a smart phone.
The biggest issue with this for sports shots is the lack of a viewfinder. You'll find it almost impossible to frame an action photo successfully using the screen, particularly in bright sunlight.
Until 2nd May add something cheap to put it over £100 and get a £10 Argos voucher as well.
He'd just gorged himself on a kill so was sleeping it off. I have a load of shots, I'll share later. There's a nice comparison where the guide used an SLR (but with a cheaper lens) versus this.
This was a good price,although personally I would recommend spend more and get a compact that slips in your jeans pocket and it will give similar results with 1080p video.... Had a Sony hx10v for nearly 4 years,not really missed the zoom being only 16x on mine,but the pictures and especially the video is great,use it a lot for motorsport events. just my 2 pence worth.
I'll say it again, no good having an all singin all dancin DSLR with mingy lens and pouring over settings and quality when you don't actually get the photo in the first place.. I have been in the same boat as RXP91 and got shots of animals from afar with superzoom bridge cams, of which I have missed out on with a DSLR in the past.. For safari and anywhere you need to zoom in close, unless you have £10G and want to cart a lens longer than your arm around with you, these superzoom bridge cameras are just great!
Anyone know of any similar bridge camera deals?
I am no photography, and only bought for my daughter's birthday. I went for the Canon SX350HS, The Fuji was great, but the Sony just seemed like plastic. So I went the middle of the road and what seemed to be best for my daughter.
Akita, what would you buy between this fuji vs Sony DSCH400 for £199 ?
Even this camera is better http://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/cameras-and-camcorders/digital-cameras/compact-and-bridge-cameras/sony-h400b-bridge-camera-22074689-pdt.html?istCompanyId=bec25c7e-cbcd-460d-81d5-a25372d2e3d7&istItemId=wxqpxmaiq&istBid=tztx&srcid=198&cmpid=ppc~gg~0001+%28PLA%29+COMPACT+CAMERAS~All+Compacts~Exact&mctag=gg_goog_7904&kwid=GOOGLE&s_kwcid=DS!700000001497021!146791589454!!!g!!PRODUCT+GROUP&device=m&ds_kids=92700015669681012&PLA=1&gclid=COnA-7qE_9ACFeUy0wodTkoNag&gclsrc=aw.ds&dclid=CKKLlLuE_9ACFemiUQod-rEF4w
This camera looks a little better. Higher megapixels. I found this "Canon Powershot SX420 20MP 42x Zoom Bridge Camera - Black.", while browsing the Argos Mobile app: http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/4133571.htm
Im after a camera too but i only want it for spying on girls at the beach so i think I'm gonna wait till Summer. Thanks anyway tho
Open your mind to a good compact and you may well find it meets your requirements far better.
Do you know what? You don't need anything half this big for full HD quality vlogging! Just look around at the little compact ones - most of them (if not all) record in full HD. The little Sony one I have for my YouTube filming even has a stereo mic. There's absolutely no need to spend this much on one for vlogging - most also even have the little tripod mounting screw at the bottom too. And almost all are wifi too - that isn't restricted to the bigger ones anymore. It sounds like a case of buying more than you need.
The Fuji S9900W is a camera I was comparing this deal to (see link in description) which had a electronic viewfinder, the view finder seemed to blur when zooming or panning the camera. As mentioned above, the video and photos from the Fuji was not a patch on the Canon either. The Sony cameras felt cheap and the UI was awful also. I had a budget and was after the Wi-Fi remote controlling function with the best quality video (mainly then photo), hence why the 2 deals I posted are the 2 I was comparing (using YouTube video and photo test). Canon won for me.
I mainly bought due the WiFi function for the daughter to use her phone or tablet as a remote viewfinder and record button. She can set it up on a tripod and hit the record button on her phone, then dance or start her vlogging that way.
sorry about the link, please unexpire
been removed - obviously a pricing error - I need to be quicker
42x zoom but still an awful IQ equals waste of money at any cost
Argos in hot deal no stock shock, what a surprise.
720p HD recording. oO
or darn sarf but the SX410 is available £10 cheaper and almost the same spec Compare
great deal but none in stock in the NW
This is in stock again as i picked one up yesterday for my daughter :)
I'm not a camera snob, im fully aware that a lot of people dont want an overcomplicated camera and just want something a bit better than their phone, and that's absolutely fine. I just don't like brands shoving point & shoot internals into arbitrarily large bodies just to make them look more pro to beginners without any tangible benefits beyond ergonomics. I literally ran into this problem last month when a member of family wanted to buy his girlfriend a camera to get better quality shots for her makeup business. He ended up dropping over £300 on a bridge which was solely differentiated from a £100 P&s by its 50x zoom, but he chose it because of the way it was marketed by Canon and because it looked like my old SLR. I'm not saying people should only buy expensive cameras, I'm saying people shouldn't buy what is essentially a bog standard compact with a jacked up price tag simply because it looks like your cousin Harry's cool DSLR.
indeed, cheaper on amazon now!
Are you replying to the wrong person maybe? I haven't mentioned travel compacts.
I'm a massive Canon fan.....but this is not one of their better efforts For a camera which is relatively new camera....first released only 8 months ago....the fact that it is being so heavily discounted should tell you a great deal.... It really is basically a compact with a long zoom lens (and a slow one at that....f3.5 - f6.6) It lacks most of the SLR features that Bridge camera users should be expecting.....there is no option to add an external flash to boost the poor built in one's range.....the deal breaker will any bridge camera for me would have to be the lack of a viewfinder....making using in bright light difficult & the lcd screen on this one is not articulated & at 230dpi is very low resolution... Not offering 1080p video on a 2016 model is also truly unforgivable
Crazylegs i agree overall with what you say, for those who are not into photography this might be ok for their needs. For those who use cameras a lot and know about the different brands then it is limited in comparison to a semi pros camera. For most camera enthusiasts it would not be worth getting.
ahhhh ok. What you said makes more sense now.
Er, the Sony is also a bridge camera. Let's just say you meant to say "giraffe" and put an end to this. :3
Thank God. The red is awful.
If you can get CHDK on this model of camera it would be awesome -- all the manual controls you want, RAW mode, EV and focus bracketing, etc.etc.etc. Can't go wrong for this price.
sx400 deal £79.99 https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/canon-powershot-sx400-16mp-30x-zoom-bridge-camera-back-down-79-99-argos-2482853
OP likes the red one!
OP might have been better just mentioning black in the main header.
op says also available in black...