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Canon PowerShot Golf
Upgrading? Check our offer for your old gearNew listing this week

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Canon PowerShot V10 Advanced Vlogging KitCanon PowerShot V10 Advanced Vlogging Kit
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Canon PowerShot V10 Advanced Vlogging Kit
Captures 4K Video - with excellent sound.  Designed as an upgrade from a smartphone - for entry-level vloggers.  Fits easily in a pocket - and weighs just 211g.  Wifi and bluetooth - connect with confidence and livestream with ease.  Everything you need out of the box to create engaging content for your subscribers.  Supplied with USB lead. Requires a USB charger to re-charge the batteryUpgrading? Check our offer for your old gear

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£429.00 £309.00

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Fujifilm X100VI Digital Camera, BlackFujifilm X100VI Digital Camera, Black
Fujifilm X100VI Digital Camera, Black
High resolution - 40 Megapixel X-Trans CMOS 5 HR BSI Imaging Sensor.  New film simulation - Reala ACE is the latest of 20 film simulations to choose from.  Lightning fast - Capture the action with a 1/180,000 max shutter speed in electronic shutter mode.  6 stops of IBIS - Easily shoot in poor light thanks to the 6 stops of in-body image stabilisation.  Unique viewfinder - Choose between the stunning 3.69mp EVF / OVF / Electronic Rangefinder.  Ultra Sharp Fujinon 23mm f2 II lens - High resolving power to match the 40mp sensor.  Supplied with USB lead. Requires a USB charger to re-charge the batteryUpgrading? Check our offer for your old gear0% Finance

No stock. Small quantities expected each month from Fujifilm UK. Pre-order now to secure your place in the queue.

£1,599.00
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Fujifilm X100VI Digital Camera, SilverFujifilm X100VI Digital Camera, Silver
Fujifilm X100VI Digital Camera, Silver
High resolution - 40 Megapixel X-Trans CMOS 5 HR BSI Imaging Sensor.  New film simulation - Reala ACE is the latest of 20 film simulations to choose from.  Lightning fast - Capture the action with a 1/180,000 max shutter speed in electronic shutter mode.  6 stops of IBIS - Easily shoot in poor light thanks to the 6 stops of in-body image stabilisation.  Unique viewfinder - Choose between the stunning 3.69mp EVF / OVF / Electronic Rangefinder.  Ultra Sharp Fujinon 23mm f2 II lens - High resolving power to match the 40mp sensor.  Supplied with USB lead. Requires a USB charger to re-charge the batteryUpgrading? Check our offer for your old gear0% Finance

No stock. Small quantities expected each month from Fujifilm UK. Pre-order now to secure your place in the queue.

£1,599.00

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OM System Tough TG-7 Digital Camera, BlackOM System Tough TG-7 Digital Camera, Black
OM System Tough TG-7 Digital Camera, Black
The Tough TG-7 with its compact, lightweight, and durable design can capture extraordinary images in any environment - underwater, in freezing temperatures, or on rugged terrains.  Underwater shooting modes complement its waterproof abilities up to 15 meters - (up to 45 meters with the optional PT-059 Underwater Housing) It remains functional in freezing temperatures down to -10°C, dropping up to 2.1 meters and under loads of up to 100 kg.  Field Sensor System - automatically acquires location and environmental data The TG-7 , embodying the essence of the OM SYSTEM brand.  Not just Tough - the TG-7 boasts a brilliant F2.0 high-speed 4x zoom lens for sharper images as well as RAW recording .  Variable Macro System - shoot subjects as close as 1 cm from the front of the lens with a maximum image magnification of 7x.  Additional features include a Construction Mode, accessories for system expansion, built-in GPS and sensors, support for vertical video, Pro Capture Mode, Interval Shooting with Time Lapse Movie generation and USB Type-C charging.  Supplied with USB lead. Requires a USB charger to re-charge the batteryUpgrading? Check our offer for your old gear

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£499.00
OM System Tough TG-7 Digital Camera, Red
OM System Tough TG-7 Digital Camera, Red
The Tough TG-7 with its compact, lightweight, and durable design can capture extraordinary images in any environment - underwater, in freezing temperatures, or on rugged terrains.  Underwater shooting modes complement its waterproof abilities up to 15 meters - (up to 45 meters with the optional PT-059 Underwater Housing) It remains functional in freezing temperatures down to -10°C, dropping up to 2.1 meters and under loads of up to 100 kg.  Field Sensor System - automatically acquires location and environmental data The TG-7 , embodying the essence of the OM SYSTEM brand.  Not just Tough - the TG-7 boasts a brilliant F2.0 high-speed 4x zoom lens for sharper images as well as RAW recording .  Variable Macro System - shoot subjects as close as 1 cm from the front of the lens with a maximum image magnification of 7x.  Additional features include a Construction Mode, accessories for system expansion, built-in GPS and sensors, support for vertical video, Pro Capture Mode, Interval Shooting with Time Lapse Movie generation and USB Type-C charging.  Supplied with USB lead. Requires a USB charger to re-charge the batteryUpgrading? Check our offer for your old gear

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£499.00

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Pre-order Deposit for Fujifilm X100VI Digital Camera, BlackPre-order Deposit for Fujifilm X100VI Digital Camera, Black
Pre-order Deposit for Fujifilm X100VI Digital Camera, Black
40 Megapixel X-Trans CMOS 5 HR BSI Imaging Sensor.  New Reala ACE film simulation - the latest of 20 film simulations to choose from.  1/180,000 Max Shutter Speed - in Electronic Shutter mode.  6 stops of In-body Image Stabilisation - easy hand-holding in poor light.  .  3.69mp EVF / OVF / Electronic Rangefinder.  Ultra Sharp Fujinon 23mm f2 II lens - high resolving power to match the 40mp sensor.  

Delivery uncertain. Pre-order now to secure your place in the queue.

£100.00
Pre-order now for £100
Pre-order Deposit for Fujifilm X100VI Digital Camera, SilverPre-order Deposit for Fujifilm X100VI Digital Camera, Silver
Pre-order Deposit for Fujifilm X100VI Digital Camera, Silver
40 Megapixel X-Trans CMOS 5 HR BSI Imaging Sensor.  New Reala ACE film simulation - the latest of 20 film simulations to choose from.  1/180,000 Max Shutter Speed - in Electronic Shutter mode.  6 stops of In-body Image Stabilisation - easy hand-holding in poor light.  .  3.69mp EVF / OVF / Electronic Rangefinder.  Ultra Sharp Fujinon 23mm f2 II lens - high resolving power to match the 40mp sensor.  

Delivery uncertain. Pre-order now to secure your place in the queue.

£100.00

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Sony ZV-1 Compact Vlog CameraSony ZV-1 Compact Vlog Camera
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Sony ZV-1 Compact Vlog Camera
20.1MP Digital Vlogging Camera.  Designed for Vloggers and Content Creators.  4K image stabilised video.  3 inch Vari-Angle LCD screen.  24-70mm equivalent Zoom Lens.  Rapid Autofocus.   1 Inch CMOS Sensor.  Easily set up as a WebCam for instant streaming.  Requires a USB C lead (not supplied) and charger (not supplied) to re-charge the battery Upgrading? Check our offer for your old gear

in stock In Stock

£649.00 £629.00
Sony ZV-1F Compact Vlog cameraSony ZV-1F Compact Vlog camera
Sony ZV-1F Compact Vlog camera
Ultra-wide-angle 20 mm prime lens.  4K video from 1 inch sensor.  Easy to use vlog features.  Easy pairing with smartphone through new application.  Manufactured using recycled materials.  Requires a USB C lead (not supplied) and charger (not supplied) to re-charge the battery Upgrading? Check our offer for your old gear

No stock on site - Awaiting delivery information from Sony UK

£549.00

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Sony ZV-1M2 Compact Vlog CameraSony ZV-1M2 Compact Vlog Camera
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Sony ZV-1M2 Compact Vlog Camera
Capture more - Versatile 18-50mm lens allows you capture a wider scene.  Vlogging made easy - 4K video, a bokeh switch for background blur and product showcase mode are just some of the amazing video tools on offer.  Creative colours - Creative Look offers ten presets so simply select one that matches your vision.  Amazing audio - The new built-in Intelligent 3-Capsule Mic switches the direction of the built-in mic from when the camera recognises a human face in the frame.  Large sensor - The large 1.0 type sensor provides incredible detail and quality.  Upgrading? Check our offer for your old gear0% Finance

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£869.00 £849.00
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Zeiss Secacam 5
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Zeiss Secacam 5
Compact design and light weight - mount the camera in confined spaces, trees, bushes, or other inaccessible places.  Optimised camouflage, effortlessly evades prying eyes.  ZEISS lens quality for best-in-class image quality during the day and at night.  Ready to use in just a few minutes.  Extensive network coverage in Europe.  Reliable App connectivity.  Upgrading? Check our offer for your old gear

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£199.00 £179.00

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Zeiss Secacam 7Zeiss Secacam 7
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Zeiss Secacam 7
Permanently forward facing camera - independent of the front flap so you can check the coverage area on the display and adjust the camera perfectly.  Optimised camouflage, effortlessly evades prying eyes.  ZEISS lens quality for best-in-class image quality during the day and at night.  Ready to use in just a few minutes.  Extensive network coverage in Europe .  Reliable App connectivity.  Upgrading? Check our offer for your old gear

in stock Good Stock

£249.00 £219.00
Zeiss Solar panel small for SecacamZeiss Solar panel small for Secacam
Zeiss Solar panel small for Secacam
Easy installation, reliable performance - This solar panel is easy to install and provides continuous power for your trail camera.  Environmentally friendly - Not only is this environmentally friendly, but also reduces your battery charging or purchasing costs.  Robust and weatherproof - The solar panel is robustly built and has an IP66 rating against dust and heavy rain.  

in stock Limited Stock

£104.90

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Canon Powershot G7 X Mark III Vlogger KitCanon Powershot G7 X Mark III Vlogger Kit
Canon Powershot G7 X Mark III Vlogger Kit
This vlogging kit gives you everything you need to get started.  20mp 1inch CMOS Sensor for Superb Image Quality.  4K or 120fps Full HD movies.  3.5mm microphone input, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi.  Upgrading? Check our offer for your old gear0% Finance

No stock in the UK. Please allow four to six weeks for delivery

£799.00
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Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III Digital CameraCanon PowerShot G1 X Mark III Digital Camera
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Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III Digital Camera
The state-of-the-art G-series flagship.  Stunning handling and speed with EOS DSLR quality.  Upgrading? Check our offer for your old gear0% FinanceEnd of line - available while stocks last

unavailable No longer available. Please contact us for a possible alternative

£1,139.00 £1,129.00

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Canon PowerShot PX Essential Kit BlackCanon PowerShot PX Essential Kit Black
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Canon PowerShot PX Essential Kit Black
Capture natural photos.  Pantilt lens automatically frames people.  PX app selects the best photos.  11.7MP photos.  60p Full HD video.  Upgrading? Check our offer for your old gear

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£449.00 £279.00
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Canon PowerShot PX Essential Kit WhiteCanon PowerShot PX Essential Kit White
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Canon PowerShot PX Essential Kit White
Capture natural photos.  Pantilt lens automatically frames people.  PX app selects the best photos.  11.7MP photos.  60p Full HD video.  Upgrading? Check our offer for your old gear

in stock In Stock

£449.00 £249.00

Sony DSC-RX100 MkV Digital CameraSony DSC-RX100 MkV Digital Camera
Sony DSC-RX100 MkV Digital Camera
Super-fast AF.  4K movie.  Zeiss T* 24-70 equ, f1.8-2.8 lens.   1inch CMOS Sensor.  40x Super Slow Motion.   1/32000 sec - 24fps.  Built in 2.35mp OLED EVF and Pop-up flash.  Upgrading? Check our offer for your old gear

No stock on site - Back order overdue. Please contact us for any update on eta from Sony UK

£849.00
Used model available
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330 Digital CameraPanasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330 Digital Camera
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330 Digital Camera
24x F2.8 Zoom lens (25-600mm equivalent).  4K video with snapshot capture.  12mp CMOS Sensor.  New Venus engine for quick start-up and rapid Auto-focus.  Spash and dustproof.  OLED Electronic viewfinder.  Touch monitor.  Upgrading? Check our offer for your old gearEnd of line - available while stocks last

in stock While stocks last - Two Only

£499.00

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Sony DSC-RX100 VII Digital CameraSony DSC-RX100 VII Digital Camera
Sony DSC-RX100 VII Digital Camera
A pocket-sized Alpha 9.  1.0 type stacked CMOS with world's fastest AF.  BIONZ X.  24-200mm 8x zoom.  Tilting touch panel.  Upgrading? Check our offer for your old gear

No stock on site - Awaiting delivery information from Sony UK

£1,049.00
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ2000 Digital CameraPanasonic Lumix DMC-FZ2000 Digital Camera
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ2000 Digital Camera
20x F2.8/4.5 Leica zoom lens, (24-480equ) 20mp 1 in MOS, 2.36mp OLED EVF, 1mp, 3in Vari-angle screen, multi-mode 4K, 30fps 4K snapshot burst, Post focus, 50/60p HD video, Wi-Fi/NFCUpgrading? Check our offer for your old gear0% Finance

in stock Available while stocks last

£949.00 £899.00

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Canon PowerShot SX70 HS Digital CameraCanon PowerShot SX70 HS Digital Camera
Canon PowerShot SX70 HS Digital Camera
65x zoom lens - Canon's most versatile zoom camera.  3 inch Vari-angle screen - Capture even the most awkward of shots.  20mp Sensor - Great detail whatever the subject.  4k video - Perfect for everything from the You Tubes to birding.  Super light weight - Just 610 grams.  .  Upgrading? Check our offer for your old gear0% Finance

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£579.00
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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX99 Digital CameraSony Cyber-shot DSC-HX99 Digital Camera
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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX99 Digital Camera
Same size and weight as the HX90.  Zeiss 30x zoom lens, 24-720mm equ.  Electronic View-Finder.  4K Video recording.  RAW shooting with the latest BionzX processor.  Touch panel monitor and control ring.  Upgrading? Check our offer for your old gearEnd of line - available while stocks last

unavailable No longer available. Please contact us for a possible alternative

£449.00 £429.00

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Sony DSC-RX10 IV Digital CameraSony DSC-RX10 IV Digital Camera
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Sony DSC-RX10 IV Digital Camera
Combines Lightning Fast AF and 24 fps Continuous Shooting with Versatile 24-600mm equ. F2.4-F4 Zoom Lens.  AF Speed of 0.03 seconds from 315 Autofocus points covering approx. 65% of the frame.  24 fps with full AF/AE tracking.  1 inch, 20mp Exmor RS stacked CMOS Sensor.  Upgrading? Check our offer for your old gear

in stock Good Stock

£1,549.00 £1,499.00
Nikon Coolpix P950 Digital CameraNikon Coolpix P950 Digital Camera
Nikon Coolpix P950 Digital Camera
83x zoom lens (24mm - 2000mm equ.) in a robust body. Get up close for standout photos and 4K movies.Upgrading? Check our offer for your old gear

in stock In Stock

£849.00

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Panasonic Lumix FZ1000 II Digital CameraPanasonic Lumix FZ1000 II Digital Camera
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Panasonic Lumix FZ1000 II Digital Camera
16x LEICA DC VARIO-ELMARIT F2.8-4.0 zoom lens (27 - 432mm equiv) : F2.8-4.0 20.1 megapixel, 1 inch sensor 5-Axis Hybrid Optical Image Stabiliser 4K Video   Upgrading? Check our offer for your old gear 0% Finance

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£749.00 £729.00
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Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark III Digital Camera, SilverCanon PowerShot G7 X Mark III Digital Camera, Silver
Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark III Digital Camera, Silver
20.1 Megapixel 1inch CMOS Sensor - Superb image quality.  4K movies & 3.5mm mic input.  120fps Full HD movies.  Bluetooth and Wi-Fi.  Upgrading? Check our offer for your old gear0% Finance

No stock in the UK. Please allow four to six weeks for delivery

£699.00

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark III Digital Camera, Battery Kit, Silver
Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark III Digital Camera, Battery Kit, Silver
20.1 Megapixel 1inch CMOS Sensor - Superb image quality.  4K movies & 3.5mm mic input.  120fps Full HD movies.  Bluetooth and Wi-Fi.  Spare battery.  Upgrading? Check our offer for your old gear

No stock in the UK. Please allow four to six weeks for delivery

£789.00
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Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark III Digital Camera, BlackCanon PowerShot G7 X Mark III Digital Camera, Black
Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark III Digital Camera, Black
20.1 Megapixel 1inch CMOS Sensor - Superb image quality.  4K movies & 3.5mm mic input.  120fps Full HD movies.  Bluetooth and Wi-Fi.  Upgrading? Check our offer for your old gear0% Finance

No stock in the UK. Please allow four to six weeks for delivery

£699.00

Sony DSC-RX0 II Ultra-compact Digital Camera
Sony DSC-RX0 II Ultra-compact Digital Camera
The World's Smallest and Lightest Premium rugged Ultra-Compact CameraUpgrading? Check our offer for your old gear

No stock on site. Please allow 20 days for delivery

£729.00
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Bushnell 24MP Single Core Brown No Glow Trail CamBushnell 24MP Single Core Brown No Glow Trail Cam
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Bushnell 24MP Single Core Brown No Glow Trail Cam
24 Megapixels.  80 ft night range.  0.3 second trigger speed.  1 second recovery rate.  1080p at 30 fps video with audio.  Upgrading? Check our offer for your old gear

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£229.00 £199.00

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Bushnell 24MP Core Prime Brown Low Glow Trail CamBushnell 24MP Core Prime Brown Low Glow Trail Cam
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Bushnell 24MP Core Prime Brown Low Glow Trail Cam
24 Megapixels.  100 ft. Night Range.  Weatherproof.  Low Glow.  

No stock on site. Please allow 15 days for delivery

£179.00 £149.00
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Bushnell 30MP Dual Core Treebark Camo No Glow Trail CamBushnell 30MP Dual Core Treebark Camo No Glow Trail Cam
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Bushnell 30MP Dual Core Treebark Camo No Glow Trail Cam
Dual Image Sensors - for high quality images day and night.  80 ft night range.  30 megapixels.  0.2 second trigger speed.  In-camera colour review LCD.  Upgrading? Check our offer for your old gear

No stock on site. Please allow 15 days for delivery

£329.00 £299.00

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Bushnell 32MP CORE DS-4K Treebark Camo No Glow Trail CamBushnell 32MP CORE DS-4K Treebark Camo No Glow Trail Cam
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Bushnell 32MP CORE DS-4K Treebark Camo No Glow Trail Cam
Dual Image Sensors - for high quality images day and night.  Up to 32MP Images.  4K video (Best in Class).  Pro image tuning.  1.5 Inch Colour Screen.  Upgrading? Check our offer for your old gear

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£279.00 £269.00
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Bushnell 30MP CORE S-4K Tree Bark Camo No Glow Trail CamBushnell 30MP CORE S-4K Tree Bark Camo No Glow Trail Cam
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Bushnell 30MP CORE S-4K Tree Bark Camo No Glow Trail Cam
Next Level with Best-In-Class 4K video.  Up to 30MP Image.  110 ft night range.  1.5 inch Colour View screen.  4K Single Sensor.  Upgrading? Check our offer for your old gear

No stock on site. Please allow 15 days for delivery

£229.00 £179.00

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Bushnell 20MP Prime L20 Tan Low Glow Trail CamBushnell 20MP Prime L20 Tan Low Glow Trail Cam
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Bushnell 20MP Prime L20 Tan Low Glow Trail Cam
0.4 second trigger speed.  1 second recovery rate.  1080p at 30 fps video.  Low Glow 36 LED / 100ft Night Range.  Full Colour, High Res Images Settings | 3MP, 12MP, 20MP.  

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£139.00 £129.00
Bushnell Solar Panel for Trail Cameras
Bushnell Solar Panel for Trail Cameras
Extends trail camera battery life for months.   Charge level indicator on rear of panel.   Adjustable screw-in bracket included.   Positive locking cable attachment pins for camera and panel.   Chargeable via USB cable.    

No stock on site. Please allow 15 days for delivery

£149.00

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Bushnell 1 MPH Velocity Grey Point & Shoot Speed GunBushnell 1 MPH Velocity Grey Point & Shoot Speed Gun
Bushnell 1 MPH Velocity Grey Point & Shoot Speed Gun
Easy-to-use, point-and-shoot speed gun.  Large, clear LCD display.  Displays fastest speed once trigger is released.  Around one mph accuracy.  Range: Baseball/softball/tennis: 10-110 MPH (up to 90 feet). Auto racing: 10-200 MPH (up to 1,500 feet).  Upgrading? Check our offer for your old gear

in stock In Stock

£219.00
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Sony DSC-RX100 MkIII Digital CameraSony DSC-RX100 MkIII Digital Camera
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Sony DSC-RX100 MkIII Digital Camera
Wide angle, 10.4-37mm (24-70 equivaent) f1.8-2.8 lens.  1inch Exmor R CMOS sensor.  New BIONZ X processor.  Built in Electronic Viewfinder.  Pop-up flash.  XAVC S movies with 4K stills.  180deg tilt screen.  Upgrading? Check our offer for your old gear

No stock on site - Awaiting delivery information from Sony UK

£499.00 £479.00

 

 

Buying a new camera can be a bit daunting, especially with the sheer amount of choice available.

We can help you to make the right choice for you.  Feel free to pop into either of our shops for some un-biased advice, give us a ring or start a live chat here on our website during our open hours.

If you would like more help to sort your megapixels from your times table, check out our compact camera buying guide.

Everything you need to know about Bridge Cameras 

If you’re not quite ready for a camera with interchangeable lenses but you’re ready to move up from a pocket point-and-shoot, a bridge camera will allow you to experience the more advanced aspects of photography without diving in at the deep end. Sometimes referred to as superzoom cameras, bridge cameras bridge the gap between the convenience of a simple compact camera and the high-end features and functionality of DSLRs (digital single-lens reflex cameras)

They may look like DSLRs, but bridge cameras have a fixed lens with a huge zoom range. It’s not unusual for a bridge camera to offer a 35mm equivalent range of 24-600mm, that will handle everything from wide-angle landscape photography to long-range telephoto work. You’ll also be able to shoot RAW images that capture much larger image files with more information, providing more scope for post-production editing. At Castle Cameras, we stock a wide range of bridge cameras to help take your photography to the next level.

Frequently Asked Questions

 

What are the benefits of bridge cameras?

 

Ease of use

Bridge cameras usually come with full manual controls so that you can take full control of the camera settings. This allows you to adjust the camera to match the shot you want. The optical zoom is also built into the camera body, meaning you won’t need to manually switch lenses. Instead, you can switch from telephoto to wide angle with the press of a button.

 

Zoom range

Bridge cameras offer impressive zoom capabilities. Ranging anywhere from around 40x optical zoom, to over 120x, an equivalent optical zoom on a DSLR or mirrorless camera would need a 3000mm lens!

 

Lighter

While usually bigger and heavier than compact cameras, bridge cameras are much smaller and lighter than DSLRs. This means you get the features and capabilities of higher-end cameras, without the bulk. And it isn’t just the camera itself that is less bulky. Lenses for DSLRs, especially those with longer focal lengths on a DSLR or mirrorless camera, tend to be heavy and bulky. Without the need for lenses, a bridge camera in comparison is lighter, more compact and a lot easier to travel with.

 

Affordability

A bridge camera can offer amateur photographers a chance to experience the more advanced aspects of photography without diving in the deep end financially with a DSLR. While they vary in price depending on the model and the number of features included, the simplest bridge camera models start around £500.

 

Bridge camera or DSLR?

There are a number of similarities between bridge cameras and DSLRs, as well as some major differences. Bridge cameras look a lot like DSLRs, with most bridge cameras looking similar in shape and size to a small DSLR with a regular lens attached. They also offer similar controls to DSLR cameras. You can choose from a range of shooting modes — from manual to fully automatic — as well as manually adjust the shutter speed, aperture, and the ISO. You can also set the camera to ‘auto’ and use it like your point-and-shoot!

The main difference between a bridge camera and a DSLR is the lens. A bridge camera has a fixed lens with a huge zoom range, while a DSLR works with an array of interchangeable lenses. There are also no mirrors inside a bridge camera, and therefore no optical viewfinder — instead you’ll see a small electronic display when you hold your eye to the viewfinder, just like on a mirrorless camera. DSLR cameras tend to be a lot heavier and bulkier than bridge cameras, especially when you factor in the additional lenses you need to carry around.

What are the best bridge cameras 

Bridging the gap (sorry we had to!) between basic point-and-shoot cameras with minimal control and interchangeable lens cameras (like DSLRs and mirrorless), bridge cameras combine complete manual setting control with a fixed lens with an extremely wide zoom range. This makes them an excellent choice if you’re looking for greater control over the style and composition of your photography without worrying about the cost and logistics of multiple lenses. Because of their wide zoom capability, bridge cameras are a great choice for a wide range of photography, from family portraits to landscapes.

 

Best all-round bridge camera

If you are looking for a great all-round camera that will give you brilliant picture quality and 4K video then we would recommend the Lumix FZ330.  It will give you 24x zoom, which is quivalent to 25-600mm, and has a f2.8 lens, which will give you beautiful blurry background on your portraits. It has quick start-up and fast auto-focus so you'll never miss a shot and is spash and dust proof, making it more rugged for taking with you on your adventures. Buy the Panasonic Lumix DSC-FZ330 here.

Best Mega Zoom Bridge Camera

Sometimes you just want to get up close and personal with the craters of the moon and for that you are going to need a really big zoom.  The Nikon P950 boasts an amazing 83x zoom range, that's the equivalent of 24-2000mm.  This stunning camera is also capable of taking 4K movies and is bluetooth and wi-fi compatible, so you can send the pictures straight to your phone and share them on your social media profile.  Buy the Nikon Coolpix P950 here.