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Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Amazon Tonight

  • Canon Rebel T2 35mm SLR Camera with the EF 28-90mm f/4-5.6 III Zoom Lens, $250 via Adorama
  • Panasonic FZ7K $280 via OneCall
  • Olympus stylus 710 BLUE $275
  • Samsonite Journey bag $28

  • Nikon D50 body-only $550 via J&R World
  • Nikon MB-B80 power pack for D80 $147
  • Nikon L4 $120
  • HP M425 $100 via Beach Camera

  • Canon D-Rebel XT + kit lens, black finish $700
  • Panasonic battery CGR-S006A for FZ30/FZ50/FZ7 $38 via Office Depot
  • Sony marine pack for N1 $144
  • Joby GP2-01P Gorilla Pod for digital SLRs $50

  • Sony T5 silver $210 via OneCall
  • Panasonic TZ1 $280
  • Nikon S5 $200 via Cameta camera
  • Nikon 4600 (older model) $110 via Cameta

  • Monday, September 25, 2006

    Sunday paper ads: Brick and mortar stores

    Circuit City
    * free 1gb memory card with Samsung NV10 at $350 or NV3 at $300 or NV7 at $400. The three NV-series cameras take up half a page and they look very sleek.
    * nikon D80 + 18-135 DX + free 2gb card $1300
    * sony w70 + free 1gb card $300
    * sony S500 + free 512mb card $180 Bargain Alert!
    * casio ex-s600 silver + free 1gb card $300
    * hp m425 + free 256mb card $130
    * 4gb Hitachi Micro Drive $70 after mail-in rebate of $80 (!!!)
    * various ads for Sandisk Extreme cards


    best buy
    * 2gb PNY SD card $50 (no rebates!)
    * 1gb Sony Memory Stick Pro Duo $50 (no rebates!)
    * Sony A100 + 18-70 kit lens $950
    * actual prices of remaining advertised cameras are not published (Grrrr!)


    compUSA
    * canon d-rebel XT silver + kit lens $900
    * canon d-rebel XTi black + kit lens $1000
    * canon EF 75-300 lens $220
    * nikon L4 $130
    * casio ex-z70 black $250
    * canon SD600 $300
    * 24 months NO INTEREST on all SLR digital cameras
    * 1gb PNY SD or CF $20 after mail-in rebates


    See Previous Posts
    * for Staples and Office Depot


    officeMAX
    * kodak Z650 + free toshiba 512mb memory card + free 512mb simpletech USB drive $250 BARGAIN ALERT!
    * kodak C533 + free toshiba 512mb memory card + free 512mb simpletech USB drive $130 BARGAIN ALERT!
    * Sakar/Digital Concepts small hard shell camera case $3 (three)
    * Sakar/Digital Concepts one-hour charger (with batteries?) $20
    * Sony A100 + kit lens + 1gb free CF card $1000
    * Canon SD630 + free 512mb Toshi SD $350
    * oly stylus 710 + free 1gb Oly xD card $300
    * oly FE-190 + free 1gb oly xD card $200 Bargain Alert!
    * canon A540 + free 512mb toshi SD CArd $250
    * sony W70 + free 512mb Lexar card $300
    * Sony H2 + free 512mb Lexar card $380
    * 2gb Sandisk Sansa mp3 player $100 (not a camera!)
    * hp m425 + free 512mb toshi sd $130
    * hp r725 $210


    Fry's
    * olympus FE-180 + free 512mb card + free accessories kit $160 BARGAIN ALERT!
    * canon 4mp 4x optical + 512mb sd card $130
    * sony T30 $450
    * unspecified 7mp olympus $200 closeout special
    * 1gb Patriot CF card $20 (1 per customer, no rebate)
    * 2gb Kingston SD $25 after mail-in rebate (1 per customer)

    Amazon Late Night Specials

    Top Ten Selling cameras
    1. Canon SD600
    2. Canon a530
    3. Canon SD700IS
    4. Canon S3 IS
    5. Canon SD630
    6. Casio EX-S500 White finish $200 only!
    7. Canon SD500 $250
    8. Nikon L4 $120
    9. Canon S2 IS
    10. Sony S500

    Deal-wise, similar stuff to yesterday, such as the 4mp Kodak EasyShare One with 3" LCD and WiFi $200 via Ritz Camera. Refer to yesterday's posts for details :-)

    Saturday, September 23, 2006

    Amazon at Night


  • 4gb Sony Memory Stick Pro Duo $130 sold via J&R
  • Sony N2 hot-shot pre-order at $450
  • Olympus FL36 electronic flash $177
  • Panasonic TZ1 $280
  • Casio EX-S500 white $200
  • Nikon L4 $120
  • Panasonic FZ7K $280 via OneCall
  • Casio camera case $10
  • Canon A710IS getting its first discount
  • Panasonic LX2K seems to be selling well at full price $500
  • Fuji F650 (5x optical) $200 via J&R
  • Nikon S5 $200 via Cameta Camera
  • Sony T5 silver $260
  • Samsung A55w $120 via J&R

  • Staples this week starting Sunday Sept 23

    Most items are from Sept 23 thru October 7th; Check your local circular for exact details.

  • HP M525 + free 512mb SD card $150
  • olympus FE-140 $170 (in-store only!)
  • kodak Z650 $250
  • kodak Z650 + photo-printer-dock $350
  • Sony w70 + free 256mb memory card (come on!) $300
  • 1gb sandisk SD card $20 after Easy Rebate (no need to mail it in; process it online)
  • various other memory card deals
  • 100pk blank Sony DVD-R or DVD+R $25 (25c per) - bulk saves $$$
  • 50pk blank Sony DVD-R or DVD+R $15 (30c per)

  • Amazon weekend

    Pictures are links to the details, in order of appearance:

  • Nikon L4 at $120
  • Fuji F650 (6mp,5x optical) $200 via J&R World
  • Canon D-Rebel XT (350D) w/kit lens, black finish $700
  • Sigma 70-300 APO DG F4-5.6 MACRO $195 via 47th Street

    Next four:
  • HP M425 (5mp,3x) $100 CAMERA DEAL via Beach Camera!
  • Holga 120N Medium Format Fixed Focus Camera with Lens $15 via Adorama
  • Panasonic FZ7K $280 via OneCall
  • Nikon 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G ED IF AF-S DX Nikkor Zoom Lens $270 via Cameta Camera




  • Great deal: Casio EX-S500 white $200 at Amazon

    A nice looking ultra-compact stylish fashionable camera from a year ago, but selling at a nice price of $200 at Amazon with free shipping and some free prints from Shutterfly. As always, check the camera reviews and user feedback before purchasing... The $200 deal apparently is only for the white-finish model! Click on the pictures for the direct link.

    Friday, September 22, 2006

    Best deal from Fry's Friday Ad

    Olympus FE-180 + free started kit + free memory $160!

    Sneak peek at Office Depot Big sale (Sept 24-30)

    This is a sneak peek at the sales happening at Office Depot starting Sunday September 24. They are celebrating their 20-year anniversary so expect some nicer deals than usual. They have a lot of stuff advertised (check their circular at their website).

    The digital camera related ones:

  • Kodak Z650 $250
  • Kodak V603 $230
  • Canon D-Rebel XT KIT black $750
  • Sony W100 $350
  • Canon 6mp SD-??? $300
  • Vivitarr 8300s $200
  • 1gb Sandisk SD card $20 after mail-in rebate
  • 512mb cards of various types $15 after mail-in rebates
  • OfficeDepot-branded 25pk DVD-RW and DVD+RW $8
  • Imation 100pk 16x DVD-R/DVD+R $10

  • Contests and Giveways

    PhotographyVoice is having drawings for free copies of Paintshop Pro: http://www.photographyvoice.com/pv/Contests/

    Tuesday, September 19, 2006

    Amazon today

  • Battery Special! 28 pack of Samsung AAA Alkaline batteries for $8.81
  • Nikon SB-600 Speedlight flash $185 via OneCall
  • Sanyo Xacti HD1A 5mp 10x MPEG4 camcorder hybrid $700 started shipping!
  • Sony CCS-SA Cyberstation (dock) for Sony S60/S90 $18
  • Joby GP2-01P GorillaPod flexible tripod $50
  • Kodak K4500 battery/charger $30
  • Canon A630 $265 via Adorama
  • Panasonic TZ1 silver or black $280
  • hot on the heels of the dcresource.com review, the Canon A710IS is selling at $400 (MSRP price)
  • Digital Concepts TR-60N-SP Camera Tripod with Carrying Case (Sakar) $18
  • Kodak P20 Zoom flash for P-series caMERAS $117






    Top 5 Sellers
    1. Canon A530
    2. Canon SD700IS
    3. CAnon SD600
    4. HP M517 + photo printer ($100 after rebate!) - great gift for the absolute newbie!
    5. Canon SD500 $250 featuring the legendary Sony 7mp 1/1.8" sensor



    Top 5 Long Zooms
    1. Canon S3 IS
    2. Canon S2 IS
    3. Panasonic TZ1K
    4. Sony H2
    5. Panasonic FZ50K

  • Monday, September 18, 2006

    Amazon Late Night Specials

    * Not a whole lot of special camera prices I'm afraid
    * some low prices on some camera bags (panasonic), a tripod (camcorder Sony model) and accessory lenses (Kodak wide-angle for compacts)
    * Kodak ONE (the original) $200 via Ritz
    * Canon D-Rebel XTi (400D) variations are now released from even more retailers at around MSRP price
    * Sony T5 silver $262 bargain alert!
    * the pre-orders of the new Nikon 70-300 DX VR lens are creating a buzz at $550
    * fuji S9000 $560 via adorama


    Top 5 sellers
    1. canon SD700 IS
    2. CAnon A530
    3. canon SD600
    4. canon SD500
    5. hp m517 + photo printer bundle


    top Long Zoom sellers
    1. canon s3 is
    2. canon s2 is
    3. panasonic FZ7K
    4. sony H2
    5. olympus SP500
    6. panasonic FZ50K
    7. kodak V610 (sort of)
    8. panasonic TZ1K
    9. fuji S5200
    10. kodak Z650
    11. sony H5
    12. fuji S9000


    NOTE #1: The ranking is simply a snapshot of the hourly/daily chart. Various factors may affect it and it is not necessarily an indicator of market share and such
    NOTE #2: Only non-dSLR cameras with a 35mm-equivalent FL of 300mm+ are included, taken from the Top 100 best sellers

    Sunday paper ads: Brick and mortar stores

    From the Sunday paper:

    Fry's
    * kodak C310 $77
    * casio ex-z850 $350
    * canon sd600 $250 bargain alert
    * 1gb sandisk ms pro duo ultra II $25AR
    * 2gb kingston SD $25AR value alert


    radio shack value alert on all three cameras
    * casio ex-z60 black + 256mb SD card $230
    * sony S500 + 256mb memory card $180
    * samsung S500 black + 256mb SD card $150
    * 1gb sandisk sd $25


    compUSA
    * canon A530 $190
    * sony T30 $470
    * canon d-rebel XT w/ lens kit + free "pro kit" ($99 alleged value, includes extra battery, bag and uv filter) $800
    * 50pk sony DVd-r or dvd+r for $13 (26c per blank DVD)
    * 2gb sandisk SD or CF $50AR


    office depot
    * kodak C530 $120
    * Sony T9 $320 *advertised as a clerance camera* bargain alert
    * olympus FE-140 $160 *advertised as a clerance camera*
    * nikon L2 $184 *advertised as a clerance camera*
    * nikon S6 $280 *advertised as a clerance camera*
    * olympus stylus 710 silver $240 *advertised as a clerance camera* bargain alert
    * various memory card sales with decent price after rebate


    officemax
    * kodak C875 + free 512mb SD $300
    * canon sd600 $280
    * sony S500 + free 512mb memory card $180 value alert!
    * canon a530 + free 512mb memory card $200 value alert!
    * kodak C530 $105 after in-store savings almost $100 Camera Deal
    * Canon S3 IS $375
    * various memory card deals after rebates


    circuit city
    * Canon D-rEbel XTi w/kit lens black (400D) $900
    * Canon "pro D-Rebel kit" $110 (includes battery, bag and 58mm uv haze filter)
    * Canon EF 75-300 $200
    * canon d-rebel XT w/ lens kit $725 *after in-store savings!*
    * olympus stylus 710 $270
    * sony T10 $360
    * panasonic FZ7 black $360
    * nikon L4 $130
    * kodak C530 $110
    * various memory card deals after rebate as usual, including 1gb sandisk SD at $25AR


    target
    * kodak V603 RED (allegedly exclusive color) $280
    * panasonic LZ3 $200
    * HP E327 $100 $100 camera deal!





    NOTE: AR = after rebate

    New deal from the forums

    A Panasonic forum user has reported that some Costco stores are carrying the legendary Panasonic FZ20 for $300. YMMV!

    Sunday, September 17, 2006

    $500 DSLR Deals!

    Olympus E1 $500 via Cameta Camera sold on Amazon






    Refurbished Minolta 5D body-only $500 on Amazon. Refurbished! The 7D is similarly refurbished at $600.

    Amazon today

  • Nikon P4 (8mp, 3.4x, VR) $305 via Adorama
  • Panasonic FX01 PINK $245
  • Lomography Holga 120 CFN MF with color flash $44 (NOT DIGITAL)
  • HP M417 $120 via J&R
  • Nikon P2 $180 via Cameta
  • Canon SD550 $290 via Adorama
  • olympus stylus 710 BLuE $271
  • Nikon NX Capture $130 (although some argue it should be included with every Nikon DSLR)
  • Panasonic TZ1 black $280
  • Canon EF 85mmm f/1.8 USM $348
  • Nikon S4 $300 via Ritz
  • Nikon 4600 (blast from the past!) $110 via Cameta
  • Pre-order debut: Canon G7 at $600


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    Top 5 sellers
    1. Canon SD700 IS
    2. Canon A530
    3. Canon SD600
    4. HP 428 camera + photo printer bundle
    5. Canon S3 IS


    Top Long Zooms
    1. Canon S3 IS
    2. Canon S2 IS
    3. Panasonic TZ1 black
    4. Sony H2
    5. Fuji S5200
    6. Sony H3
    7. Kodak V610 (sort of)
    8. Panasonic FZ7 black
    9. Sony H5
    10. olympus SP500
    11. kodak Z740
    12. Fuji S9000
    13. kodak Z650
    14. Nikon S10


    Top selling DSLRs
    1. Canon D-Rebel XTi w/ lens kit black (400D)
    2. Canon D-Rebel XTi body only black (400D)
    3. Canon D-Rebel XT w/ lens kit black (350D)
    4. Nikon D80 body only
    5. Canon 30D body onlos
    6. Canon D-Rebel XT w/ lens kit black (350D)
    7. Canon D-Rebel XT body only kit black (350D)
    8. Nikon D200 + 18-200 VR DX lens
    9. Canon 30D + lens kit
    10. Nikon D50 + lens kit
    11. Pentax K100D + lens kit
    12. Canon 5D
    13. Pentax K10D body only (not released)
    14. Sony A100 body onli
    15. Nikon D80 + 18-135 DX lensee
    16. Sony A100 + lens kit
    17. Refurbished Minolta 5D + lens kit
    18. Pentax K10D + lens kit (not released)
    19. Olympus E500 + two-lens kit
    20. Nikon D200 + lens kit2 (18-70 DX)
    21. Canon D-Rebel XT body only shiny silver
    22. Nikon D50 body only
    23. Nikon D200 + lens kit1 (18-55 DX)
    24. Refurbished Minolta 7D body only $600
    25. CAnon D-ReBeL XTi + lens kit shiny silver
    26. CAnon 20D + lens kit
    27. Samsung GX-1L (aka Pentax *istDL2) + lens kit
    28. Nikon D70s + lens kit
    29. Minolta 7d BO
    30. Big Daddy (aka CAnon 1Ds Mark II)
    31. Nikon D200 body onlies
    32. Panasonic L1 + lens kit (in store soon they say)
    33. CAnon D-ReBeL XTi BO shiny silver
    34. Canon 20D BO
    35. CAnon D-Rebel (the original 300d) + lens kit
    36. Nikon D50 + film lens kit (28-80 G)
    37. Kodak DCS-14N (from non-featured sellers only)
    38. Pentax *istDL + lens kit (once upon a time a Top 10 camera!)
    39. CAnon D-rEbel XT + IS lens kit black
    40. Olympus E300 + two-lens kit
    41. Minolta 5d + lens kit
    42. PEntax K100D BO
    43. Olympus E500 + lens kit #1
    44. Nikon D70s BO
    45. Nikon D70s + two-lens kit
    46. Nikon D50 + lens kit
    47. CAnon 20D + IS Lens kit
    48. Minolta 5D body only
    49. Pentax *istDS + lens kit
    50. Canon 1D Mark II N
    51. Canon 10D
    52. Nikon D70 body only
    53. Pentax K110D + lens kit
    54. Olympus E1 body only
    55. Nikon D100 body only
    56. Olympus E300 + lens kit #1
    57. canon d-rebel original (300d) body only shiny silver
    58. minolta 7d + lens kit
    59. pentax k110d BO

    Other notables:
    65. Nikon D2X
    67. Fuji S3
    68. Pentax *istDL BO
    70. Nikon D2Xs
    71. olympus E330 BO
    72. olympus E500 BO
    74. olympus E330 + 18-180 lens kit
    75. Fuji S3 UVIR (hot shot debut! UVIR is here!)
    79. Samsung GX-1s (aka pentax *istDS2) + lens kit
    81. Sigma SD10 + two lens kit
    88. Nikon D2HS
    91. olympus E300 BO

    NOTE #1: The charts are hourly/daily snapshots and are affected by many factors including PRICEs and AVAILABILITY. For entertainment purposes only! Please do not draw any grandiose conclusions because of this listing.
    NOTE #2: BO = Body Only
    NOTE #3: Lens Kit = bundled lens as set forth by manufacturer

  • Pretty in Pink

    Panasonic FX-01 pink $245 from Amazon as of right now.

    Saturday, September 16, 2006

    Today at Amazon!

    Hot pre-order models

  • Nikon S10 (6mp,10x,VR) $400
  • Canon Digital Rebel XTi (10mp DSLR) various configurations
  • Pentax K10D
  • Panasonic LX2K




    Cameras only!
  • Pentax W20 just released $300 via J&R
  • Sony W100 $300 via CompUSA
  • Canon SD500 (7mp 1/1.8" sensor, small LCD) $250 value-priced!
  • Canon A710 IS $400 via OneCall
  • Nikon L1 $189 via Beach Camera
  • Casio EX-Z60 $230 via Target
  • Fuji S9000 $560 via Adroama


    Accessorize your photo life
  • Tamrac 5696 Digital 6 bag $21
  • Kodak P20 zoom flash for P-series Kodak digital cameras $117
  • Nikon SB-600 Speedlight $188
  • Canon BG-E3 battery grip for D-Rebel $145
  • Tamron 11-18 Di-II $450 via Ritz Camera


    Top 5 Sellers
    1. Canon SD700IS
    2. Canon A530
    3. Canon SD600
    4. Canon SD500
    5. Canon S3 IS





    Top Long-Zoom Sellers
    1. Canon S3 IS
    2. Canon S2 IS
    3. Fuji S5200
    4. Sony H2
    5. Sony H5
    6. Panasonic TZ1K
    7. Panasonic FZ7K
    8. Olympus SP500
    9. Panasonic FZ50K
    10. Panasonic TZ1s
    11. Fuji S9000
    12. Nikon S10 (not released yet) DEBUT!
    13. Kodak Z650
    14. Kodak V610 (sort of)
    NOTE: These are the long-zoom cameras listed in the Top 100 best sellers.

  • Friday, September 15, 2006

    Fry's newspaper ad

  • Sony S500 $177
  • olympus stylus 720SW $350
  • Canon 6mp 4x A-series $250
  • bushnell 10x25 compact bino waterproof fogproof $30
  • vivitar hybrid mpeg camcorder/3mp camera (toy) $88
  • 7" digital photo frame 16:9 3-in-1 slot, JPEG/MP3 $100
  • kodak printer camera dock $170
  • Kodak 35mm automatic camera with 2 rolls of film, AA-battery, $5 *one per customer*
  • 50pk fuji color cd/dvd jewel cases $8 *one per customer*
    100pk GQ 16x DVD+R $19 *one per customer*
  • 1gb Olympus xd card $35 *one per customer*
  • 1gb kingston microSD $35 *one per customer*
  • kodak V603 $250
  • canon SD630 + free 1gb SD $320
  • panasonic FX-series 7mp, 3.6x, 2.5" LCD $300
  • olympus stylus 740 Brand new model! + free 1gb xD card $320
  • 10mp unknown brand/details camera $200

    Reverse deal
  • For some strange reason the silver Olympus E500 sells much higher, at $900, and i do not know if lenses are included


    Sears
  • Fuji A500 $140

  • Adorama Email Offers

    Those subscribed to Adorama's email newsletter may find these deals when you open it up:

  • Sigma 18-125 DC lens $279
  • free Delkin CD/DVD marking pens with $100+ order
  • Canon S2 IS $335

  • Thursday, September 14, 2006

    J&R World

    Top 10 sellers at J&R

    1. Canon SD500 + free 256mb kingston SD card $270
    2. Casio EX-Z750 $300
    3. Samsung A55w $120 (check the reviews first!)
    4. Nikon L4 $130
    5. Canon SD600 $270
    6. Nikon L3 $150
    7. HP M415 + photo printer bundle $150
    8. HP M417 $120
    9. Sony W50 $240
    10. Casio EX-Z1000 $320

    Other movers and shakers:
    12. Panasonic FX01K $250
    13. Samsung V70 $180
    19. Leica C-Lux1 $500 (double the price of the Panasonic equivalent, it shows that the Leica brand sells!)
    39. Sony R1 $750


    Bargain? Sleek-looking (for its price range) camera: Samsung S500 black for $135.

    Today on Amazon

    Some nice deals today, perhaps not the best deals, but you can't have everything:

  • Canon EF 24-85 f3.5-4.5 USM $317
  • Nikon MD-B200 power pack for Nikon D200 $150 via OneCall
  • Canon EF 28-135 f3.5-5.6 IS USM $422
  • Casio EX-Z60 $230 via Target
  • Nikon Coolpix S5 $200 via Cameta
  • Sony T5 $262
  • Nikon D80 body-only shipping at list price from Ritz





    Top 5 sellers
    1. Canon SD700IS
    2. Canon SD600
    3. Canon A530
    4. Canon SD500
    5. HP 428 GoGo (I did not name it like that!): M517 (5mp,3x) + photo printer at $100 after rebate



    Top Long Zooms
    1. Canon S2 IS
    2. Canon S3 IS
    3. Sony H5
    4. Sony H2
    5. Panasonic FZ50K
    6. Panasonic FZ7K
    7. Kodak Z650
    8. Panasonic TZ1 silver
    9. Panasonic TZ1 black
    10. Olympus SP500
    11. Fuji S5200
    12. Kodak V610 (sort of)

  • Tuesday, September 12, 2006

    Amazon today



    Not a whole lot of special deals today:

  • Canon 2400 SLR bag $30 via Adorama
  • CAnon D-Rebel XT w/kit lens, silver $735


    Top sellers
    1. Canon SD700IS
    2. Canon A530
    3. Canon SD600
    4. Canon SD630
    5. Canon SD500


    Top selling Long Zooms
    1. Canon S3 IS
    2. CAnon S2 IS
    3. Sony H5
    4. Panasonic TZ1 black
    5. Fuji S5200
    6. Sony H2
    7. Panasonic FZ7 black
    8. Kodak V610 (sort of)
    9. Oly SP500
    10. Kodak Z650
    11. Panasonic FZ60 black
    12. Panasonic TZ1 silver
    13. Kodak Z740
    14. Fuji S9000




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