Hitachi 12MP Camera £119.99 @ Argos

2 June 2010

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Right, the other day I posted a great deal on a camera that went out of stock pretty sharpish - this black Hitachi HDC-1299E 12MP digital camera is currently available for home delivery and it's in stock at some random stores that I checked in (don't shoot me down in flames if yours wasn't one of them, I can't check 'em all!).

Argos have cut the price of this camera in half, down to £119.99 from £239.99 so I rather suspect it's not going to stay in stock for very long - don't DAWDLE if you're in the market for camera!

The spec' very comprehensive and has all the usual bits and pieces and features you can expect on these little photographic marvels:

Model number HDC-1299E

  • 12 mega pixels
  • Aluminimum and plastic body. 5 x optical zoom
  • 6 x digital zoom
  • 3in LCD screen.


  • Optical anti-blur
  • Face detection up to 6 faces
  • Continuous shooting up to 30 frames per second
  • Memory card compatibility: SD/SDHC
  • Movie capture and playback with sound
  • Maximum ISO 1600
  • 20 scene modes
  • Smile shutter
  • Self timer
  • Built-in flash

General information

  • Accessories included: USB cable, AV cable carry strap
  • Rechargeable Li-ion battery included
  • Weight 128.5g
  • Size H9.9, W6, D2.3cm.

Now, I've  no experience of shooting with a Hitachi (I'm a Canon and Sony girl) but the reviews for this camera are glowing!

"Absolutely fabulous, the best camera i have ever owned, Brilliant!"

"I wanted a pocket camera to suppliment my digital SLA camera, for the price you can't go far wrong."

"Excellent camera, more superior than other digital cameras I have owned and bargain price at the sales. Excellent!"

You get the picture! And it comes in 'manly' BLACK so could make an ideal Father's Day gift (20 June girls!).

If you can't pick this up in store then delivery is going to set you back £5.95 but, hey you could spend that in petrol and parking to get into town to go and collect; horses for courses and all that.

Happy snapping if you snap one of the beauties up!

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