Heres a great opportunity to raise money for victims of the Haiti earthquake and bag a bargain for yourself at the same time.
What Digital Camera has gathered donations of cameras and accessories from our contacts in the photo industry, and they are up for auction on eBay. All the proceeds from the sale will go to the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) Haiti Earthquake Appeal.
The DEC is a collaboration of 13 major UK aid agencies, led by the Red Cross, who work together to help save lives and re-build shattered communities in the wake of major disasters.
To bid for an item, or items, scan down the list below and click on the relevant link, which will take you to the official What Digital Camera eBay auction for that item. All collected funds will be paid directly to the appeal via eBay; payments must be made using Paypal. Note that the auction is open to anyone who visits eBay and not just WDC readers, as our aim here is to raise as much money as possible for the appeal.
What Digital Camera would like to offer our deepest gratitude to those companies who have so generously donated products, and would like to point out that some of those companies not represented have contributed directly to the appeal at a corporate level.
What Digital Camera’s Haiti appeal – list of items for auction:
Leica D-Lux 4 with leather case (RRP: £720)
The latest beautifully crafted compact from the most prestigious name in photography, the Leica D-Lux 4 features a 10MP sensor, 24-60mm (equivalent) f/2.0-2.8 zoom lens, high resolution 3inch LCD and a full range of manual controls and features, including a raw capture option. Also featuring the latest technology such as Intelligent Auto, Face Detection, and HDTV playback. This outstanding, highly desirable camera which has been generously donated by Leica UK is also supplied with a stylish tailor made leather case worth £90. Details
Samsung ST500 (RRP: £250)
is one of the best looking compacts on the market but its not just a pretty
face. The ace up its sleeve its its revolutionary dual-LCD technology. There’s
a fantasic 3inch touch screen on the back, but tap the front and a second, concealed
front-facing 1.5inch LCD screen suddenly lights up from beneath the camera’s
shiny surface. Not only is this great for self portraits, but if you select the
animations its also ideal for attracting your toddler’s attention. In
addition you get a 12mp sensor, 4.6x zoom with a 27mm wideangle and 720p HD
movies. Thanks, Samsung! Details.
Bid for the Samsung ST500 on eBay
Nikon D3000 with 18-55mm kit lens (RRP: £499)
Nikon UK has kindly donated a Nikon D3000 kit, which includes an 18-55mm lens. The Nikon D3000 is our Entry-Level DSLR of the Year, and features a 10MP sensor, a generous 3inch LCD screen, and a great user-friendly interface. More details
Canon IXUS 870 IS (RRP: £299)
Add a bit of bling to your life with this Canon IXUS 870 IS, kindly donated by Canon UK. The IXUS 870 IS is a beautiful little camera, featuring a 10MP sensor, 4x optical zoom with Image Stabilisation, a 3in LCD screen, DIGIC4 processor and a host of the latest cutting edge features. More details.
Sigma DP1 (RRP: £499)
The Sigma DP1 is a true enthusiast’s compact. The first commercially available compact to be fitted with a DSLR-sized APS-C sensor, the emphasis of this camera is not on clever features and gadgets but on pure image quality. Our thanks to Sigma UK for the donation. More details.
Casio Exilim EX-H10 (RRP: £250)
The Exilim EX-H10, generously donated by Casio, packs an impressive spec into its pocket-friendly body, including a 10x optical zoom that starts at a useful 24mm wideangle, a 3inch LCD screen and 720p HD video recording. More details.
Olympus mju Tough 6010 (RRP: £299)
The Tough 6010 is waterproof to 3m, freeze-proof to -10° and can withstand a drop of 1.5metres. When you’re not abusing it you can take pictures with it – it’s got a 12MP sensor, Image Stabilisation and HD movie mode among its many features. Thanks to Olympus for the donation. More details.
Fujifilm Finepix F60 (RRP: £160)
This little black beauty boasts a 12M SuperCCD sensor, which delivers great low light shots. The Finepix F60 also offers the latest technological features such as Face Detection, Scene Recognition, Portrait Enhancer and Dual Image Stabilisation. More details.
Epson PX650 (RRP: £129.99)
If you’re looking for a high quality all-in-one printer/scanner that doesn’t look like its been smacked around by the ugly stick then you’ll want to bid for this lovely device, kindly donated by Epson UK. It has a 6.3cm colour LCD screen, 6-colour Claria inks, 5760x1440dpi printing, 300ppi scanning, high speed printing (12secs for a 6×4″ print) and card slots/Pictbridge for direct printing. More details.
Manfrotto 7322YB plus MYPACK (RRP:£129.99)
Manfrotto has kindly given us this great little tripod and bag combo. The 7322YB tripod is a compact 4-section support that weighs just 1009g and folds down to just 48cm for travelling, but extends to 122cm. It comes with a ball head and has a load capacity of 2kg. The MYPACK holds the tripod, a camera and a 17inch laptop and can be worn either as a shoulder bag or backpack. More details.
Tiffen Bundle (RRP: £340)
Wow! Tiffen has raided their warehouse and put together a great bundle of their products which any photo enthusiast would love to own. They’re giving away: a classic Domke F1-X ‘Little Bit Bigger’ bag in navy, worth £229; a sturdy Davis & Sanford Grounder tripod, with 3-way head, worth £49; a Tiffen Circular Polariser and UV filter in 52m, 55mm or 58mm, worth around £30 and £12 respectively; and a Zing large DSLR Zoom cover in grey, worth £26. More details.
Lexar Media Bundle (RRP: £130)
Lexar is an industry leader in camera media cards and flash memory products. They have kindly donated an 8GB Professional 133x SDHC media card, a UDMA Dual-slot USB card reader and a 16GB twist-turn USB Jump Drive. More details.
Blubox software (RRP: £20 each)
Blubox is a quick and easy-to-use photo compressor which compress your photos by up to 90% to make it easier to share them over the web. We’ve got three copies of the software, which gained a WDC Gold Award, up for grabs courtesy of Blubox, worth £20 each. More details.