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Anyone know anything about Zoom Camera in Seacon Square - grey imports? I've been looking to buy a Nikon D3100 with the standard 18-55mm lens and possibly an additional 55-200mm and the best price I've seen in Pattaya comes to about 31000 Baht, with Big Camera asking 38k. Zoom Camera have the D3100 with the same 2 lenses offered as a package on their website for 26500 Baht. Sounds almost too good to be true.

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Anyone know anything about Zoom Camera in Seacon Square - grey imports? I've been looking to buy a Nikon D3100 with the standard 18-55mm lens and possibly an additional 55-200mm and the best price I've seen in Pattaya comes to about 31000 Baht, with Big Camera asking 38k. Zoom Camera have the D3100 with the same 2 lenses offered as a package on their website for 26500 Baht. Sounds almost too good to be true.

Just got an LX5, card and a fantastic National Geographic sling from them, via post. No problems.

Does look like a gray import, instructions are in English and Arabic.

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Anyone know anything about Zoom Camera in Seacon Square - grey imports? I've been looking to buy a Nikon D3100 with the standard 18-55mm lens and possibly an additional 55-200mm and the best price I've seen in Pattaya comes to about 31000 Baht, with Big Camera asking 38k. Zoom Camera have the D3100 with the same 2 lenses offered as a package on their website for 26500 Baht. Sounds almost too good to be true.

Just got an LX5, card and a fantastic National Geographic sling from them, via post. No problems.

Does look like a gray import, instructions are in English and Arabic.

Thanks. How long for delivery and were you able to pay using a card or was it necessary to pay up front with a bank transfer?

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Thanks. How long for delivery and were you able to pay using a card or was it necessary to pay up front with a bank transfer?

This is where it gets mental. A Thai friend did it all for me, had to go to the bank twice to make a deposit then final payment. Overall process took about three weeks!

Best to call them, see if they have the stock and go down there with cash.

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This is where it gets mental. A Thai friend did it all for me, had to go to the bank twice to make a deposit then final payment. Overall process took about three weeks!

Best to call them, see if they have the stock and go down there with cash.

Had a nasty feeling you might say something like that - looks like a trip to Bangkok may be on the cards unless my local supplier fancies matching the price! I did see an option for a live e-chat with them on the website so I might give that a go to check on stock first. (And to make sure the price isn't a misprint! )

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Had a nasty feeling you might say something like that - looks like a trip to Bangkok may be on the cards unless my local supplier fancies matching the price! I did see an option for a live e-chat with them on the website so I might give that a go to check on stock first. (And to make sure the price isn't a misprint! )

I may join you, looking for those Lumix LX5 bits and pieces and a Benro Combo tripod. May as well just get on the bus.

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Had a nasty feeling you might say something like that - looks like a trip to Bangkok may be on the cards unless my local supplier fancies matching the price! I did see an option for a live e-chat with them on the website so I might give that a go to check on stock first. (And to make sure the price isn't a misprint! )

I may join you, looking for those Lumix LX5 bits and pieces and a Benro Combo tripod. May as well just get on the bus.

Sounds like it - Good luck!

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@moneyshot

http://www.digilifethailand.com/ptshop/ seems to cary a limited selection of e.g. Panansonic, not all current models like the Lumix TZ 10. Only per inquiry?

You pay by credit card, i.e. you trust them?

Don't enjoy BKK , prefer a reliable mail order source, you mentioned other options, can you name them?

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@moneyshot

http://www.digilifet...and.com/ptshop/ seems to cary a limited selection of e.g. Panansonic, not all current models like the Lumix TZ 10. Only per inquiry?

You pay by credit card, i.e. you trust them?

Don't enjoy BKK , prefer a reliable mail order source, you mentioned other options, can you name them?

These people seem to have outlets all over the place. Mail order.

Digital 2 Home

Here's some more . . .

iPhoto

Camera 2 You

Zoom Camera

Camera Station

EC Mall

Bask1

Seed Camera

I've only ever bought from Zoom Camera and had no issues.

These are classified ads.

Camera 2 Hand

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@moneyshot

http://www.digilifet...and.com/ptshop/ seems to cary a limited selection of e.g. Panansonic, not all current models like the Lumix TZ 10. Only per inquiry?

You pay by credit card, i.e. you trust them?

Don't enjoy BKK , prefer a reliable mail order source, you mentioned other options, can you name them?

I've only ever bought directly from their shops in Pantip Plaza. Give them a call, they are usually pretty helpful;)

Would I pay by credit card and have the goods posted... After making a few purchases with them to date - yes I would trust them.

Zoom camera seems good too.

Also always ask for a discount, with some items they will take a little extra off although not with point and shoots as the markup is small.

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Anyway, forget all this cheap charlie plastic junk.

Blimey WOWZZERS, it's in Bangers! Have a look at this!

Oh my, oh my!!!

Now if I had the money . . .

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Everyone to his taste, having a Leica for 430.000THB doesn't make you better photographer.

It is the pure joy of possession which I understand fully.

This one caught my attention=

couple of hours old announcement for the International CES http://goo.gl/uC0dT

by Fuji HS20EXR

http://goo.gl/Gp8P2

16mm pixel density that is better than Canon G12 plus tilting LCD, 24-720mm

everything sounds almost too good to be true.

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Everyone to his taste, having a Leica for 430.000THB doesn't make you better photographer.

It is the pure joy of possession which I understand fully.

This one caught my attention=

couple of hours old announcement for the International CES http://goo.gl/uC0dT

by Fuji HS20EXR

http://goo.gl/Gp8P2

16mm pixel density that is better than Canon G12 plus tilting LCD, 24-720mm

everything sounds almost too good to be true.

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It is indeed too good to be true, I got carried away , it has a total of 16MM pixel not pixel density.

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It is indeed too good to be true, I got carried away , it has a total of 16MM pixel not pixel density.

Still a great find. I sent the link to a friend who has the Fujifilm SD1000 (not a great camera), recommending this as an upgrade, a do-it-all.

These superzooms are really coming on and it won't be long until the manufacturers can get a much bigger sensor in them, APS-C size would be good.

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