From the monthly archives: "November 2011"

Fujifilm FinePix JZ310Jessops are selling the Fujifilm FinePix JZ310 for £79, it appears to be identical to the JZ300/JZ305 and features:

10x Fujinon Zoom Lens, 12 Megapixel Sensor 1/2.33, Dual Image Stabilisation (anti-shake CCD sensor), Scene Detection (SR Auto), AF Tracking, 5cm macro, 28-280mm equivalent, 2.7inch screen, 720p Video recording with sound, lithium-ion recharageable battery.

The Fujifilm FinePix JZ300 is available from £69 from Amazon UK, which makes it very good value for money for a camera with a 10x optical zoom lens and anti-shake sensor!

Here are some of the bestsellers on Amazon UK, including Digital Cameras, and Accessories:

Memory Cards and Accessories:
8Gb Sandisk SDHC Card £6.24 – bargain SD card from respected company, should hold around 2000 photos, I have one of these and have never had any problems.
4gb Sandisk SDHC Card £4.17 – bargain SD card from respected company, should hold around 1000 photos
Integral USB SD Card Reader £1.90 – a much easier way of getting your photos off your camera, rather than having to use the cable

Compact Digital Cameras:
Panasonic Lumix TZ18 – 16x optical zoom, £175 – great travel zoom, with lots of zoom, good video, metal body, review here. There’s also £25 cashback available on this camera!
Panasonic Lumix FS35 – 8x optical zoom, £105 – nearly as much zoom, but much cheaper, review here.
Pentax Optio S1 – Stylish compact, £75 – ultra compact, available in chrome with 3x zoom, review here.

Pentax K-5 DSLR
Pentax are offering £90 cashback on the Pentax K-5, and £100 cashback on the Pentax Q, when bought between the 1st of November and 31st December 2011. The Pentax K-5 (Body Only) is available from £739, and the Pentax Q is available from £599 from Amazon UK.

The Pentax K-5 DSLR features a 16.3 Megapixel stabilized CMOS sensor, Weatherproof body with 77 independent seals, Sensitivity range: ISO 80 to 51200, 7 fps high-speed continuous shooting, CMOS-shift Shake Reduction, SAFOX IX+ AF sensor with 11 selectable points, Live View on a 3’’ LCD monitor, 921 000 dots, Video recording in Full HD format, and is available from Amazon UK.

Read Pentax K-5 DSLR Reviews: ePhotoZine, Photography BLOG, DPReview,

Sony A55

Sony are offering cashback on almost their entire range of digital cameras, including Cyber-shot, NEX mirrorless compact cameras, and Sony Alpha Digital SLRs, as well as lenses and accessories! Details, and links below:

HX100 30x optical zoom, GPS – £40 cashback Amazon UK
HX9 16x optical zoom, GPS – £40 cashback Amazon UK
HX7 10x optical zoom, GPS – £30 cashback Amazon UK
WX10 7x optical zoom – £30 cashback Amazon UK
WX7 5x optical zoom – £30 cashback Amazon UK

NEX Compact System:
NEXC3D Dual Lens – £30 cashback Amazon UK
NEXC3K Kit Lens – £30 cashback Amazon UK

Alpha Digital SLR:
SLTA55V 16mp Body – £50 cashback Amazon UK
SLTA55VY 16mp Twin Lens Kit – £50 cashback Amazon UK
SLTA35K 16mp – £30 cashback Amazon UK

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Fujifilm FinePix X10
ePHOTOzine has reviewed the new Fujifilm FinePix X10 – a serious compact camera with a larger than normal 12 megapixel 2/3″ EXR CMOS sensor, 2.8 inch screen, manual controls, f/2.0 wide angle 4x otpical zoom lens with optical image stabilisation and manual zoom, as well as full HD video and 1cm macro mode. The camera also features 7fps shooting at full resolution, RAW support, and high speed video. The Fujifilm FinePix X10 is available for £529, from Amazon UK. Here’s what they had to say:

“This camera feels great in the hand, but more importantly it feels great as a camera to use, with extremely quick focusing and shutter response it’s very easy to get candid street shots. It’s also quick and easy to take shot after shot without being slowed down by the camera. The on/off switch that is part of extending the lens is genius, and the manual zoom control of the lens makes it feel like you’re using a real camera.”

Panasonic Lumix G3

Panasonic are offering cashback on a number of their cameras, including the new G3, GF3 models, as well as the GH2, G2 and their new lenses, details below, for maximum cashback you need to buy a qualifying camera with kit lens and additional lens at the same time. You get £40 cashback when you buy one of the qualifying cameras with the standard kit lens (the 14-42mm, code CEB or KEB), £65 cashback with the 14-42mm and 45-200mm (code WEB), and £75 cashback with the 14-42mm X lens (code XEB). Details on their website here including how to claim.

Qualifying Lumix G Cameras:
Panasonic Lumix GF3 – £40 cashback – Amazon UK
Panasonic Lumix GF3 with 14-42 X Lens – £75 cashback Amazon UK
Panasonic Lumix G2 – £40 cashback Amazon UK
Panasonic Lumix GH2 – £40 cashback Amazon UK
Panasonic Lumix G3 – £40 cashback Amazon UK

Promotion Period: Purchases made between 1st November 2011 and 31st December 2011 will qualify.

trees sized nokia n8
After having the Nokia N8 for 12 months, we’ve uploaded some of the best shots taken with it. has a review of the Nokia N8 Camera Phone, including additional sample photos from the 12mp camera – it features a 12mp sensor, 28mm Carl Zeiss Auto Focus lens, Xenon flash, a large 3.5″ touch screen, and all the usual mobile phone features such as MP3 playback, FM Radio, GPS with free navigation, 3.5mm audio out, HDMI, HD video recording 720p, 16gb ram built in, MicroSD slot, Facebook and Twitter support and runs Symbian’s latest operating system Symbian^3.

View our Nokia N8 Sample Photo Gallery

Olympux XZ-1

£40 Cashback is available on the Olympus XZ-1, the camera scores very highly in reviews, and is available for £299 before cashback!

The camera features a high sensitivity 10 megapixel CCD sensor, an i.Zuiko Digital f1.8-f2.5 wide angle 4x optical zoom lens (28-112mm), with lens ring and another dial at the back, the camera also features a high resolution 3″ 631k pixel OLED screen, manual controls, RAW support, ISO100-6400, built in flash, flash hot-shoe, accessory port (as featured in the PEN series), multi-exposure, AF illuminator, 1cm macro, art filters, HDMI out, 320 shot battery life, lithium ion battery, upto 7/15fps shooting (JPEG, 2fps RAW), 720p HD video (at 30fps), and will be available in white, black or silver.

Canon EOS 600D DSLR
Canon are offering Cashback on a range of cameras and printers, including £40 cashback on the Canon EOS 550D, and £50 cashback on the Canon EOS 600D (read a review at ePHOTOzine), as well as up to £30 off certain Canon Powershot and Canon IXUS digital cameras… more details, and links below:

The products included in the Canon Winter Cashback are:
* Canon EOS 550D – £40 cashback
* Canon EOS 600D – £50 cashback
* Canon IXUS 115 HS or IXUS 220 HS – £20 cashback
* Canon PowerShot SX150 IS – £20 cashback
* Canon PowerShot SX220 HS – £30 cashback