Loading latest Camera Deals. Please wait...

Monday, December 31, 2007

New Year's Eve camera and photo deals at Amazon

January is usually a good place for older camera models to be discounted as their replacement storm out of CES and PMA 2008. While it's not January yet, it doesnt' stop us from digging around Amazon to see what we find.

And what we find is a $500 bundle from Cameta Cameras with the following goodies: Nikon D40 6.1MP Digital SLR Camera + Nikon 18-55mm AF-S Lens + Nikon SLR Gadget Bag + Transcend 4GB SDHC SecureDigital Card + USB Card Reader. Please note that this camera expects the focus motor in the lens, so it won't play nice with older lenses.

This lovely is also available with the 18-135 DX mid-range lens for $660, sold and shipped by Amazon.

Sadly we have to report a reserve deal, Panasonic camera have jumped up in price instead of down! For example the Panasonic FX55 is $300 and the Panasonic F33 is $250. However the older Panasonic FX30 remains "stable" at J&R World for $200.

Nikon D200 fans may be interested in the body only available for $1400 from Adorama and Friends. This is $400 less than the Nikon D300 body only - assuming you can find the D300 in-stock and at the list price. A small number of retailers are taking advantage of supply and demand economics and offering the D300 and D3 at a 30% premium over the list price.

The pink Samsung S630 has a small premium over its other colors, it sells for $97, which is still under $100 the last time we checked with our calculators. A more "grown-up" model is the Samsung S850, black, using a 5x lens and 1/1.8" 8mp sensor, going for just $152.

A small discount of the Canon 1D Mark III as it "drops" down to $4349.

More Canon as the Canon 30D with the 18-55 EF-S lens is offered for $900 by Adorama. Body only is offered for $800 even from Adorama as well. Then again you can get the Canon 40D for about $350 more, so you have a bit of a tough choice to make.

Back to the shiny silvers we go now with the Olympus Stylus 790 SW 7.1MP Digital Camera (Black) + Olympus 2GB xD-PictureTM Card + xD-Picture Card Reader/Writer + Spare Li-42B Battery for Olympus + Compact Digital Padded Carrying Case + Memory Card Storage Wallet + Flexible Tabletop Tripod + Digital Image Recovery Software + Microfiber Cleaning Cloth super bundle offered for $330 by Cameta Cameras. A good bundle for someone starting up in phootography, or at least being new to the xD cult.

If you insist on a Canon A430, you can get one for $120 from J&R World. We recommend that you get a Canon A570IS for around $150 instead, or at least a Canon A560 for around $130. Avoid the A4xx is what we are trying to say. Because the A5xx are better :)

Want to be a bit old school with the Casio EX S600, in silver? Pay J&R World $170 and its yours! Meanwhile the Casio EX-Z77 blue is offered by RitzCamera (online) for $159 or so. More Exilims, the Casio EX Z700 is $180 through J&R World, a place where Casio cameras seem to sell well.

Meanwhile we have another bundle from Cameta Cameras, this one at $280 for a long zoom: Canon PowerShot SX100 IS 8.0 Megapixel Digital Camera with 10x Optical Zoom + Transcend 2GB SecureDigital (SD) Card + USB 2.0 SecureDigital (SD) Card Reader + (4) - AA Rechargeable Batteries w/ Charger + Digital Camera Case. Fries with that?

Can you blame them? For $530 after a $100 mail-in rebate you can get a Pentax K10D body only and use almost any prehistoric K-related lens on it. Not to mention that it has sensor-shift image stabilization!

The Sony A100H - the one with the 18-200 f3.5-6.3 lens is down to $935. Keep in mind the A100 is their first DSLR, not the newer Sony A700.

We conclude with the lovely Canon SD1000 offered at a mere $161 and the lovely Sony T20 black for $250 via J&R World.

Happy New Year!

No comments:

Recent Posts