A bridge camera is the best gift for birdwatchers - and this one's a bargain!

Panasonic FZ82 deal
(Image credit: Panasonic)

If you are looking for a present for the birdwatcher in the family, then we have just spotted this great deal that could just be perfect for them. The Panasonic Lumix FZ82 is one of our favorite budget bridge cameras - but now that Amazon has knocked £50 off its regular price, it now its best price ever.

Bridge cameras aren't for every one - and the very best can be eye-wateringly expensive. But what this one does is offers an amazing 60x zoom lens range - which gives you enough scope to crop in really close into small birds in a distant tree or hedgerow. This allows a birder to record the species that he or she has spotted - or have a means of helping to identify it at a later stage.

Panasonic Lumix FZ82 was £309 now £249.99Save £59

Panasonic Lumix FZ82 was £309 now £249.99
Save £59 This is the best-ever price we have seen on this compact camera with a tremendous 60x zoom lens. 

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Chris George

Chris George has worked on Digital Camera World since its launch in 2017. He has been writing about photography, mobile phones, video making and technology for over 30 years – and has edited numerous magazines including PhotoPlus, N-Photo, Digital Camera, Video Camera, and Professional Photography. 

His first serious camera was the iconic Olympus OM10, with which he won the title of Young Photographer of the Year - long before the advent of autofocus and memory cards. Today he uses a Nikon D800, a Fujifilm X-T1, a Sony A7, and his iPhone 15 Pro Max.

He has written about technology for countless publications and websites including The Sunday Times Magazine, The Daily Telegraph, Dorling Kindersley, What Cellphone, T3 and Techradar.