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SanDisk SDSDX-064G-FFP SD Extreme 45 MB/s 64 GB Card - Frustration-Free Packaging (Packaging Varies)
SanDisk SDSDX-064G-FFP SD Extreme 45 MB/s 64 GB Card - Frustration-Free Packaging (Packaging Varies)

5.0 out of 5 stars It's fast and cheap, what more do you want?, 5 July 2014
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Speed is excellent, I am usually skeptical about manufacturer issued speeds because it isn't always the case in practice. However, I haven't benchmarked it but the Sandisk Extreme seems to live up to the spec, it's fast and you don't have to worry about stuttering or buffering if you're writing a huge amount of data, such as HD video recording.

I've used this card in a digital camera and a camcorder am pleased with the performance. Recording HD video at 50p for two hours showed no issues.

If you need more flexibility, you might prefer the micro SD version, which comes with an SD adapter, If for example you want to use the card in both SD and micro-SD devices.

Opting for the "frustration free packaging", I was expecting this little gem to turn up in my post box, protected by nothing more than a thin plastic bag. I was suprised to see the card incased in the reusable plastic case, which offers decent protection during storage or transportation without worrying about scratching the terminals. The case itself comes in a Sandisk card envelope, of which in turn is enclosed by an Amazon envelope.


Nikon D3300 Digital SLR Camera (24.2 MP, 3 inch LCD) - Black
Nikon D3300 Digital SLR Camera (24.2 MP, 3 inch LCD) - Black
Offered by WAA Electronics
Price: £314.99

23 of 27 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding with one small niggle, 5 July 2014
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Build Quality
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The camera feels very solid and well built even though it's all plastic. The grip in particular is excellent. Attaching and detaching the lens is easy and gives a satisfying click which removes all doubt of whether or not the lens is secured in place.

Still Images
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The camera produces outstanding images in any situation you throw at it. The detail is good from the center all the way to the edges. The quality of image is good enough to do large prints. The built in flash is very good for darker or night shots.

Lens
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The kit 18-55 VR lens is very good. There's not a massive zoom (approximately 3x in consumer terms), but with the huge image size, you can easily afford to crop in post, to achieve more of a zoom. The image stabilised lens is worth having, but it won't cure the most shaky of users.

Video
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The actual video quality is excellent, but this is my niggle with the camera - the auto focus is very loud and is audible in the video footage and as such, is very distracting when playing the video. The sound is like tapping a metal folk on a tin can constantly and makes the camera feel cheap.

This isn't an issue if you plan to throw music over your footage, or want to use an external micropohone, but I can't see many amatuer photographers using an external mic, unless you're a professional on a tight budget.

Note that even if you're not recording video, the auto focus is still noisey, so beware if you're going somewhere that won't tolerate noise.

I also found it was quite slow to focus as you move the camera around. For example, I panned about 180 degrees indoors and each time the camera was almost in focus, it then started to refocus because of the panning. The result was the whole 180 degrees were out of focus. For this reason, I decided to return the camera but I appreciate that some won't care so much about the video on a DSLR.

Battery Life
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Nikon quote over 700 shots, and they aren't wrong. It goes on forever, even when using live view. The battery charges in around two hours, which is very respectable.

Size and Portability
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The camera is smaller than most DSLRs, and when the lens is folded away it's even smaller, which brings me to my next point. The collapsible lens in theory sounds good, but in practice I would prefer to have the lens ready to go for quick snaps. You're only saving a few cm when the lens is collapsed, and in that state, you can't even browse the menus or settings. I found it undesirable to have to extend the lens and then return to the zero zoom state before I could compose the shot.

If size is an issue then currently the smallest DSLR is the Canon 100D, although it's arguably not a great deal smaller than the Nikon D3300 because Canon only reduced the body size not the lens, and when you have the standard Canon lens (which isn't compact) the reduction isn't much. The difference in weight with the kit lens between the Nikon and Canon is about 54g, which is roughly the weight of a shot glass.

Features and Usage
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The camera has most of the features of pro DSLRs. The huge 24MP and large sensor dwafs its Canon rivals (although MPs alone aren't a direct indication of quality). It does have the "consumer" features such as effects that you'd probably try once then never use. There is a guide mode, aimed at beginners, but I'd suggest just getting stuck in and play with the settings. Also, YouTube is your fiend, where you can find many tutorials and general how-to's.

Nice To Have's
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At this price point, there's a few things you'd like to have, notably an articulating or touch screen but I suppose Nikon need to differentiate the entry level D3000 series.

Summary
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The value for money on this camera is arguably unbeatable, you get a huge range of features at this price point, compared to its rivals. If you can live with the focus noise then I'd recommend this camera to anyone from the absolute beginner, up to advanced enthusiasts that don't want to step up to the 5000 or 7000 series.


Nivea For Men Invigorating Facial Scrub 77154 100ml
Nivea For Men Invigorating Facial Scrub 77154 100ml

6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Good product, bad (deceptive) seller healthmonthly-uk, 19 Nov. 2009
I ordered this (Nivea for Men Face Scrub 100ml) with the Nivea for Men Face Wash 150ml. However, the seller sent only 75ml of face scrub, and 100ml of face wash. When I notified the seller (healthmonthly-uk), they first denied it, and sent me a link to their own website which has no relevance to Amazon sale. Later they acknowledged it, and told me it was an error on their part with the item title and description. That was a month ago and the seller still has not rectified their item title and description. healthmonthly-uk is a deceptive seller, you will not receive the product as advertised.
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