Contrary to popular belief cameras do lie. If you can forgive them you might think about splashing the cash at Amazon who are selling the Canon PowerShot SX200 for just £259.99.

But it gets even better. The good folk at Canon are announcing today a promotion which could see you get £40 cash back on your purchase.

Purchases made between 25 June and 31 August will mean you qualify and all it entails on your part is to fill out the claim form and send it off with receipt, then all you require is patience as you wait 28 days for the cheque to land on your door mat.

The 12-megapixel effort comes with a 28mm wide angle lens and decent 12x optical zoom. Features also include image stabalisation, scene and face detection as well as smart auto.

The 3-inch "high-res" LCD rounds off the package. There is a link below to Amazon whilst the Canon website will give you full details about the offer.