Posted on 1 Apr 2014 at 12:39, by Seth Barton
The sun is out and so you might be thinking about buying a new camera. Manufacturers know this, which means a raft of trade-in and cashback deals are heading our way. First out of the gate is Samsung, which is offering up to £200 off a range of digital cameras and lenses when you trade in a working digital camera.
You can trade in any old camera, and get some money back from your purchase, as long as you buy your new Samsung camera from a participating retailer – so no dubious imports. They send out an envelope for you to send off you old camera in, so it’s pretty much just a variant on cashback.
The list of cameras which you can get money off is pretty slim, basically the latest models, plus the current Android-powered devices. Top of the list is undoubtedly the excellent Samsung NX300, which we reviewed at £600 last May and is now available for £425 from Amazon. You get £100 off this through the trade-in offer, so the camera and kit lens costs just £325.
The Samsung NX30 has £200 off it, and we’ll have our full review up later today.
We’re less keen on Samsung’s Android-powered Galaxy cameras. The Samsung Galaxy NX has £200 off, but with a kit retail price of over £1,000 it’s hard to recommmend still. The Galaxy Camera 2 is also an interesting device, but again too expensive for our liking at £400, reduced to £300 with this deal.
A better bet for current NX camera owners is between £50 and £200 off lenses. So if you’ve had your eyes on some new glass for a while, now is a good time to buy.
For full details of the offer, head over to http://www.samsung.com/uk/offer/camera-cashback. John Lewis is already listing the offers on its site, other retailers are yet to be confirmed to us, though it looks like most major retailers (not eBay or Amazon MarketPlace) are covered.