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Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Kodak C713 shipped for $69

Talk about affordable! For $69 and with free shipping you can get the silver Kodak C713 digital camera from J&R World on Amazon. This is a basic 7-megapixel camera with a 3x optical zoom lens and a 2.4" LCD. It takes AA batteries and SD memory cards, which are the most affordable options out there, assuming you are in the rechargeable AA-battery camp :)

Opteka MP100 monopod shipped for $20

If you are looking for an affordable monopod, you can get the Opteka MP100 for $13 plus $7 shipping ($20 total) from 47th Street Photo at Amazon.com.

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Samsung L10 shipped for $90

Hot? For $90 and shipping included in that price, you can get the silver Samsung L100 digital camera from Ace Photo Digital via Amazon.com. This is a basic P&S camera, but fear not if you hate AA-batteries, it uses a LiIon battery. It has an 8-megapixel sensor and a 3x optical zoom lens. As with all Samsungs, it takes SD/SDHC/MMC memory cards. Also, face detection and 2.5" LCD display.

Canon SX10 IS mega-bundle for $420

If you are looking for a starter kit, not just the camera, then please pay close attention to this mega-bundle! Cameta Cameras on Amazon is offering this Canon SX10 IS megabundle for $420 plus $15 shipping. Secret message in the price? ;-)

This kit includes:
* Canon SX10 IS camera kit
* Precision Design DSLR300 High Power Auto Flash
* Charger and eight AA NiMH batteries
* camera case (Precision Design PD-C20)
* cleaning trinkets

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Save 20% on PNY products with coupon

You can save 20% off the price of select PNY and GeForce products as part of the holiday shopping celebration! Simply enter coupon code "HOLIDAY09" during the checkout process and the discount will be applied. And even better, be sure to bookmark this post, because the coupon code is good until January 31st, 2009. Yep, 2009 is almost here!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Pentax DSLR Starter kit for $600

If you've been thinking about getting started in DSLR, or want to make the most of your old(er) K-mount lenses, then this may be the deal for you! For $600, you can get the Pentax K2000 DSLR plus lens plus flash. That's right, all three bundled together for one low price of $600. Free shipping as well!

Silver Panasonic DMC-TZ5 down to $210

If you like the silver cameras, and like the shorter fun-compact-superzoom cameras, then you are in luck! The silver DMC-TZ5 is offered by Amazon herself for $220 with free shipping and handling. You also qualify for a couple of bonus (unrelated) items valued at $13. Not bad :-)

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Hot superzoom for $335: Canon SX10 IS

One of the hottest cameras at the moment is the Canon SX10 is, a brand new superzoom model that combines a 10-megapixel sensor with a 20x superzoom lens. And better yet, it takes AA batteries which is a big plus for AA fans. And it has a flip-out screen as you can see below:

Solid DSLR: Nikon D200 body only for $800

If you are looking for a DSLR with advanced features but a lower price, then you find yourself trapped between the D80 and D90 and the D300 and D700. The compromise between all those may be the "mature" Nikon D200 body only, which goes for exactly $800 at Amazon.com right now!

Cute blue Pentax M50 for $100

What is cute and blue and costs $100? Why, the Pentax Optio M50. This price is offered by Vanns at Amazon. Not to be confused with Vans, the shoe-brand. Vanns is a well-known mail-order brand in the mountain west.

Canon Speedlite 430EX II Flash for $250

If your DSLR needs some extra "light" in challenging situations, an external flash may be what the photo-doctor ordered. We present to you the Canon Speedlite 430EX II Flash for $250 and with free shipping @ Amazon.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

$500 DSLR: Canon Digital Rebel XTi with 18-55 EF-S lens

There are plenty of DSLR choices out there. One of them is the more mature Canon Digital Rebel XTi with the EF-S 18-55 lens (not an IS lens by the way), going for $500 and with free shipping @ Amazon.com. Sure, there are plenty of newer digital SLRs, but the XTi fits right in-between the XS and XSi, offering photographers an alternative of more features than the XS and lower price than the XSi. But are the trade-offs right for your situation? Well, only you can answer that!

Tamrac 5586 Expedition 6x Backpack for $150

Adorama is offering the
Tamrac 5586 Expedition 6x Backpack for SLR Camera, Flash with Accessories and 14.1" Laptops for $150 and with free shipping. This is the black finish.

This is medium-sized, and has padded protection, "wing" pockets, SoTA harness, M.A.S and S.A.S and a whole lot more. Check the product description at Adorama for all the details.

Sanyo Xacti VPC-E2 for $200 until December 1st

The Sanyo Xacti VPC-E2 was a black friday special at Amazon, but apparently it was popular enough that Amazon decided to extend this promotion until December 1st. So you can get it at $200 and with free shipping. The price is good only if it's sold and shipped by Amazon. The lowest price at 3rd party sellers is over $330. You also get $5 worth of Amazon mp3 song downloads of your cohice.

The camera can take 8-megapixel stills as well as 60fps VGA video, and has a rotating 2.5" LCD that can go 285-degrees. This hybrid thingy is efficient, it uses AVC/H.264 video compression, and store up to 8 hours of video on an 8gb SDHC card.

Nikon D300 with 18-200mm DX VR lens for $2050

Amazon is offering the advanced Nikon D300 DSLR with the 18-200 DX VR lens, combined together for one price, the price of $2050 and with free shipping. The camera on its own goes for about $1500 and the lens on its own goes for under $700, so you do get combined-purchase savings.

And if you needed extra encouragement, you also get a free Tiffen filter and $5 worth of Amazon mp3 downloads. Nothing like a $12 bonus "turning" a $2000 deal :-))

$100 camera: Olympus FE-20 with free shipping

You can get the Olympus FE-20 for $100 and with FREE SHIPPING by Adorama. This is an entry-level camera with an 8mp sensor, 3x optical zoom lens, 2.5" LCd, and a LiIon battery which allows it to be slim in terms of size. It takes xD memory cards, so keep that in mind if you don't already have an arsenal of xD memory cards. They (xd cards) cost a lot of more than SD/SDHC, and you can only use them in Olympus cameras and some of the older Fuji cameras.

2gb Eye-Fi wireless for $69 with free shipping

Adorama is offering the 2gb Eye-Fi Share Wireless memory card (SD) for $69 and with free shipping. This is a limited time offer, so don't delay, don't sleep on this! Obviously the convenience of wireless has a high premium when you compare it to a standard 2gb card. Especially since "wireless cards" are a relatively new technology at the moment.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Crumpler 7 Million Dollar Home Photo Bag for $100

If you want to feel like a million dollars, it's a lot easier to get the Crumpler 7 Million Dollar Home Photo Bag from Adorama for $100 and with free shipping. Do note that this is a limited time offer, so don't sleep on this deal!

The cool thing with this bag is that it is configuraable, so you can adjust it to your situation each time. It's like having seven bags instead of one, but you only pay for one :-) But obviously it has a premium for its versatility and flexibility!

Flip Video MinoHD (60 minutes) for $207 with BONUS items

If you are ready to pull the trigger on the 60-minute Flip Video MinoHD, Amazon is offering it for $207 with free shipping but also TWO BONUS ITEMS.

And even better, you can actually chose which two free accessories! Amazon is providing a list of bonus accessories, just pick any two and add them to your shopping cart, along with the MinoHD. Do note that all must be sold and shipped by Amazon.com, not by any of the other 3rd party or marketplace sellers there.

Good option for an affordable compact: Nikon S550

If you are looking for an affordable compact digital camera that has a LiIon battery, then you may be intersted in taking a look at the Nikon Coolpix S550, currently selling for just $135 at Amazon, and with free shipping and handling. This is an awesome deal, this camera was selling for near $175 not so long ago.

Furthermore, there is a promotion (see the "Special Offers and Product promotions" tab under the camera picture, you automatically get $5 to spend in the Amazon MP3 downloads shop. In other words, you get five songs for FREE!

Comeback: Canon SD750 for $189

If you have a soft spot for the older Canon SD750, which was one of the first compact cameras from Canon to have a 3" LCD (but no OVF), you can get it right now by Beach Cameras on Amazon for $189 and with free shipping. This is an aging camera, so this maybe the last chance to get it as brand new from a reputable retailer.

Lots of Kodak cameras around $100 to $150 at Amazon

If you are in the market for a camera that goes between $80 and $150, you have found the right post! Amazon.com has assembled a list of affordable digital cameras, that fall it the aforementioned price range. The camera s featured, available in multiple colors in some instances are the following Easyshare models:

  • Kodak M1063, M863, M763
  • Kodak C913, C813, C713

Sanyo KIT-4096/CG9BK - Xacti CG9 for just $180

Buy.com is offering the Sanyo KIT-4096/CG9BK - Xacti CG9 for just $180 with free shipping and a 4gb SDHC Dane-Elec memory card. Not bad for this hybrid camera/camcorder unit. This offeres nine megapixels (1/2.33" CMOS sensor) and a five times optical zoom lens, with a movable 2.5" LCD display.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Samsung digital picture frames on sale

Amazon, as part of their Black Friday extravaganza, is offering a group of Samsung digital picture frames on sale.

The specials start at $60 with the SPF-71E model which is a 7-incher, and continue with the SPF-85H which is an 8-incher for $110. Then at $190 you can get the wireless SPF-85V (8 inches) and the SPF-105P for $200 which has a 10" screen. The same model but wireless, the SPF-105V goes for $270 and has a 12-week backorder backlog.

And if you don't object to sending rebates, you can get the SPF-83V, an 8-inch wireless for $110 after a $40 mail-in rebate.

That's all folks :-)

Two day camera sale at Office Max (Friday and Saturday)

As part of the Black Friday madness, Office Max has set aside some digital camera specials explicitly for Friday and Saturday. To see them all, along with all the other stuff, check the Office Max website.

The headline deal is the Nikon P60, with a FREE Epson Workforce 30 inkjet printer for $120. That's both of them together, NO REBATES! This is as good as it can get for a no-rebate deal! HOT DEAL!

They also feature a trio of affordable digital cameras, starting with the Kodak CD93 for $80 and that includes a bonus 1gb Kodak-branded memory card. This is a 9-megapixel camera with a 3x optical zoom lens a 2.4" LCD. Not bad for the price :-)

Also from Kodak, a "value meal", you can get the Easyshare C813 digital camera and the 7" Quick Touch digital picture frame, together for $130. If you buy them separately, they cost $200 each. Yum???

Last but not least, the Olympus FE-340, with an 8-megapixel sensor, 5x optical zoom, 2.7" LCD and it costs $120. It comes with a free camera starter kit that has the little accessories here and there. Do note that this takes xD memory cards, not SD/SDHC, so if you don't already have xD cards, you would be paying almost twice as much for the same memory.

Memory cards
And speaking of memory, they have some nice memory card specials, at least for brick and mortar stores, you can get a 4gb Sandisk SD card for $10, versus a MemoryStick of the same storage for exactly twice as much. Meanwhile a 2gb Olympus-branded xD card costs $15.

And some picture frames
Last but not least in our report, there are three digital picture frames. Two of them are from Sungale, a 7-inch model for $40 and an 8-inch model with higher resolution for $60. And the 10-inch model is from everyone's favorite brand, Memorex, and it costs $90.

Free 8gb Fujifilm card with purchase of select Fuji cameras

Amazon has a new promotion where it is offering free 8gb Fujifilm SDHC memory cards with the purchase of select Fuji digital cameras. The card is a Fujifilm brand card and goes for $33 on its own. So essentially it's like an extra $30 discount on the pice of the camera, assuming of course you have a use or need for the memory card. (Hint: You can never have too many memory cards!)

The cameras participating in this promotion, which is compatible with the existing Fuji mail-in rebates are as follows:

  • Fuji S100fs for $529 after a $50 Fuji MIR
  • Fuji S8100fd for $253
  • Fuji F60fd for $177 after a $50 mail-in rebate
  • Fuji Z200fd for around $240 in multiple fashionable colors

Sanyo Xacti Hd-700BR with specials for $300

If you like bundles, pay close attention! B&H Photo has the Sanyo VPC HD700BR hybrid camera/camcorder for $300 and with free shipping. On top of the Xacti HD700, you also get some bonus items as follows:

  • Pearstone Microfiber Cleaning Cloth
  • Kingston 4GB Secure Digital (SDHC) Card
  • Coach Cases Coach Leather Carrying Case
  • MasterWorks DVD: Jumpstart Guide to Shooting and Producing Better Videos

Not bad if you ask me! The video on this is recorded on SD/SDHC cards in the MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 format. The 2.7" Widescreen LCD can swivel and the lens is a 5x optical zoom. It has HDMI output and it is a 720p recorder.

12-megapixel Pentax S12 for just $158

You can get the Pentax Optio S12 for just $158 and with free shipping at Amazon.com, sold and shipped by Amazon itself.

The camera has a 12-megapixel sensor, along with a 3x optical zoom lens, and a LiIon battery which is what allows it to be so slim, as if it was on a super-model broccoli and celery diet ;-)

Nikon P80 plus extras for $320 shipped

Cameta Cameras on Amazon is offering the Nikon P80 super-zoom digital camera along with a spare-battery, a camera case, a mini-tripod, and a few other freebies for $300 plus $20 shipping and handling.

Kodak MX1063 offered for $89

You can get the silver Kodak MX1063 for just $90 at Amazom, offered by 3rd party seller Target.com/ITC.

What is Target.com/ITC you ask? According to what can be deduced from this Amazon Help page, ITC is part of the family of Target companies:

The Target family includes Target Stores and our website; ITC Sales and Procurement, LLC; Target National Bank (formerly Retailers National Bank), which issues the Target Visa and Target Card; Target Bank, which issues commercial card accounts; and Target Commercial Interiors.

Largan L330 old camera shipped for $20!

We are not familiar with the seller nor the camera brand, but it seems to be picking up steam in Amazon sales, so we are mentioning it. If you are not familiar with either, be sure to check them out first!

The camera is the Largan L330, with stated specs of three megapixels and a 2x optical zoom lens. It has a 1.5" LCD and takes SD memory cards according to the Amazon product information page.

The price is $13.33 plus $6.25 shipping and handling and it is offered on Amazon by a 3rd part seller named "CrazyDavesToolShed".

Canon SD770is drops $25 to $160 (hot deal!)

If you are looking for a cool carry-everywhere compact digital camera, you have a new temptation today. The Canon SD770IS has dropped $25 in price, and you can now have it for $160, sold and shipped by amazon.com. Yum! This is available in silver, but also in silver and black.

Nikon P60 yours for $130

You can get an affordable camera, the Nikon P60 for $130 by reputable 3rd parties at Amazon.com. The camera has an 8mp 1/2.5" snesor, with a 5x optical zoom lens, and AA batteries. The lens does not start at wide-angle, even though its predecessor, the Coolpix P50 started at 28mm wide.

Manfrotto 679B monopod for a mere $45

If you are looking for a 3-section monopod, and you only want to pay $45 and get free shipping, then you may want to head on over to Amazon.com for the Manfrotto 679B. It can take up to 22 pounds of weight, and extends to over 5 feet. There's about a dozen reviews of this at the Amazon product page linked above and below.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Fuji Z100fd: Affordable and stylish for $130

An affordable and stylish Li-Ion-powered camera, the Fuji Z100fd is a poor man's Sony T-series look-a-like, but unlike the Sony, it takes the more affordable and readily available SD and SDHC memory cards. Granted, it's not a Cybershot either. Trade-offs, trade-offs. This is a slightly older model, which is why its price has dropped even more, and why it is getting on the radar of bargain hunters :)

GE A835 for $70 at Tigerdirect

Another nice deal at Tigerdirect, you can get the GE A835 digital camera for just $70 plus shipping. This is an entry-level camera with a 3x optical zoom lens and eight megapixels, along with a 2.5" LCd, and the usual assortment of features one would get from a camera at the entry-point of the digital camera market. Just don't expect this to behave like a Canon Digital Rebel!

2gb Transcend SD memory card for $5

Tigerdirect is offering things big and small as part of their Black Friday sale-a-bration! If you would like to load up on 2gb memory cards, which are great for older digital cameras that do not support SDHC memory cards (4gb or larger), they are offering the 2gb Transcend SD card for $5. Shipping starts at $7, so basically the more you buy, the lower the effective price per card is.

In other words, if you only buy one card, it's not a good deal. If you buy five cards or ten cards, then the shipping price gets divided and becomes less of a factor.

Silver Panasonic LX3 for $400 right now

If you want the Panasonic LX3, and you prefer the silver body instead of the black, or you have no preference on color, then you may want to strongly consider the LX3s at Amazon for $400 and with free shipping and handling.

This camera earned Panasonic a lot of critical acclaim for showing megapixel restraint and instead of jumping to the latest 15-megapixel or 14-megapixel sensor, they instead chose to "work" on a 10-megapixel sensor. That, the style, and the 24mm wide lense among other things.

Colorful Fuji Z20fd (blue) for $130 now!

If you like Fuji Finepix cameras and you love the color blue, and you only want to spend $130, you might be interested in the blue Fuji Z20fd offered at that price, and with free shipping by Amazon.com. This is Amazon selling it at this price, not a 3rd party seller or someone in the marketplace. A good price for a cutesy camera!

Samsung BL1050 kit for $110

Amazon has a nice clearance deal for $110 and with free shipping. The Samsung BL1050 kit includes the camera (10mp sensor, 5x zoom lens), a camera case and a 1gb SD memory card. This is sold and shipped by Amazon itself, not a 3rd party!
samsung bl1050

Nikon D40 bundle for $450 (with lens and extra items)

If you want a DSLR starter kit without breaking the bank, Cameta Cameras has a deal for you at Amazon. They are offering the Nikon D40 with the 18-55mm DX lens, along with a few bonus items for $447 plus $19 shipping.

So apart from the D40 DSLR and the 18-55 DX lens, you also get a Nikon-branded SLR bag, a 4gb SDHC memory card, a card reader, a cleaning kit, and a couple of other small accessories which you can see below and also at the Amazon product page linked here.

Panasonic FX500 down to $270

If you like a compact digital camera with a nice 3" touch-screen LCD on the back, but also a relatively compact size and relatively stylish, then you might be interested in the 15-megapixel Panasonic FX500, offered by J&R World on Amazon.com for $270 plus $7 shipping. The camera is available in black (pictured below) or shiny silver.

Better yet for fans of wide-angle, this has a 5x optical zoom lens, that starts at 25mm, which is fairly wide among fixed-lens digital cameras. The sensor is the popular 10-megapixel sensors used by a large number of new cameras that came out in 2008.

Canon A460 blue for just $80

If you are looking for a cheap camera but also want to have a well-known brand, we have a compromise for you, an older Canon Powershot, the blue Canon A460 for $80 plus $7 shipping offered by J&R World at Amazon.com. This camera has a five megapixel sensor and a 4x optical zoom lens. If you are not planning to make prints at 8x10 or larger, then this is not a bad idea. You could also make 8x10 prints, but not if you plan on cropping heavily.

4gb PNY SDHC for just $6 (one day only!)

Today only, J & R World of New York is offering the 4gb PNY SDHCicon for $6 plus shipping. This is an awesome deal! Because you do have to pay shipping, you can make the most out of this deal if you want to buy a handful of memory cards. Not just one.

If you are planning to give digital cameras as XMas presents, why not stock up on memory cards and include a couple with each camera purchase? Especially if you are buying a camera for a person who does not have any SD/SDHC memory cards. You want them to unwrap their camera and start shooting and shooting right away, not wait for the shops to open so they can run and get a memory card!

Amazon Camera and Photo outlet

If you are a bargain hunter and you prefer to get slightly older cameras that have been thoroughly "Vetted" by the photographers and reviewers alike, then you might be interested in the Amazon Camera and Photo outlet. The outlet features digital cameras, but also lots of other high-tech products, related and unrelated to photography.

Of course all these are also accessible through the Amazon.com website, it's just that the Outlet organizes together for easier "outlet bargain hunting" :-)

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Nikon P80 zooming around $300

If you have the hots for the Nikon P80, their latest superzoom with an 18x superzoom lens that starts at 28mm wide, you can get it for $298, offered at that price, with free shipping by the way, from Cameta Cameras on Amazon. Vroom! Zoom! Do note however that this camera does not have RAW support. If you are interested in that, then your options are limited to cameras like the Kodak Z1015-is and the Panasonic DMC-FZ28.

Black Samsung TL34hd for just $200

If you have a soft spot for the stylish-looking Samsung TL34hd, you can get it right now for $200, offered at this price by J&R World on Amazon.com. This camera has the new gazillion-pixel sensor (15mp), a 3" LCD, stabilization, face detection, and a lens that starts at 28mm wide.

Vivitar 285HV auto flash for around $90

A couple of reputable 3rd party retailers at Amazon are offering the Vivitar 285HV automatic flash for under $100. You can get it shipped from either 17th Street Photo or Adorama for about $90.

This is a vertical bounce flash, that takes four AA batteries, has a range of up to 70 feet (21 meters), and a couple of other features of interest.

There are 33 customer reviews, and if you are not familiar with it, be sure to check out the top two spotlight reviews as they cover a lot of ground.

Nikon D90 body only down to $883

If you love the D90 for its photographic features, or if you are intrigued and tempted by the first DSLR to offer a real video-recording mode, then $883 is all you have to spend to get the Nikon D90 body only. Free shipping as well as this is sold and shipped by the great Amazon.com.

Lens is not included, but because the camera does not require a focus motor to be on the lens, you can use old and older lenses with such modern-day luxuries like auto-focusing :-)

Sony W150 for just $210

If you are a fan of the most reputable online dealer in digital cameras, B&H Photo, and also a fan of the Cybershot W150, you are reading the right post, because B&H is offering it for $210 and with free shipping. This is part of their holiday-shopping special-sale, where you will find three pages of discounted hot-items, most of which come with free shipping. And since they don't usually offer free shipping for most items, this is an even better deal.

$50 discount on combined Adobe Premiere and Elements purchase

Adobe is offering an extra Thanksgiving week temptation for those interested in their Premier and Elements software. You can get $50 dollars off the purchase, if you buy Photoshop Elements 7 & Premiere Elements 7 together. To get the discount, be sure to use coupon code adobe200850off

This special promotion is good until December the 10th, so if you are not ready to buy just yet, be sure to bookmark this!

Monday, November 24, 2008

Nikon P6000 down to $381 at Amazon

Reputable third party sellers at Amazon are currently offering the Nikon P6000 for under $400. The best price right now is $381 with free shipping from Adorama. The price may be different by the time you read this, as Amazon.com is a dynamic market and prices go up and down all the time.

The P6000 is the most advanced Nikon non-DSLR since 2004 when Nikon made a trio of 8-megapixel 2/3" sensor cameras. This one has *gasp* 14-megapixels on a 1/1.72" sensor, along with a 4x optical zoom lens that start at 28mm, something that will certainly thrill fans of wide-angle on compact digital cameras.

But it has its issues too, so be sure to read reviews, especially if you are a regular user of the RAW format. There are more than a handful of reviews out already, so you can get a pretty good ...picture.

$10 off and free shipping at TinyPrints.com

If you are interested in making small, fashionable, stylish and professional tiny prints, they we have extra incentive for you! We have a new promotion that is good until the 26th of the month that gets you $10 off a purchase of $99 or more. You also get free shipping! Use coupon code 10FREE during the ordering process.

And if you are planning to place an order of $149 or more, then you can save $15 off. Use coupon code 15FREE for this promotion during the checkout process. And free shipping and handling too!

Samsung TL34hd for $139 if you win the Customers Vote

Amazon has started a brand new Customer's Vote 2008, where we, the Amazon users, vote on six rounds of favorite deals, each one featuring three different products. People who vote in the majority will have a chance to buy the product they voted for, for the bargain price listed. However, there are only 500 units available at this price, so the chances for this happening for the average person are low. But since this is free to play, there is nothing to lose.

So of camera interest, in Round #3, one of the options is the Samsung TL34hd offered at $139. It currently has the lowest number of votes, about 11%, because it is competing with a 46" 1080p HDTV ($700) and a Sony BluRay disc player ($100). Needless to say, most people are going for the HDTV and the BluRay player.

$100 camera deal: Kodak M863

If you don't mind strolling by your local brick and mortar store, you can get the Kodak M863 for $100 at Office Depot. The price is good only in-store. The only price is $140. It's one way to get people inside the store, as opposed to bargain-sniping from a computer.

To find your nearest ODP stores, be sure to check the Office Depot website.icon

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Best of Camera Deals at Best Buy

As we dive into the new Sunday paper, we undigg the Best-Buy circular ad for the next four days, and spotlight some of the most interesting camera offerings.

DSLR offerings
Nikon is having a little bit of a discount week to celebrate Thanksgiving, and even brick and mortar is participating. You can have the D60 with the standard kit lens for $575. Not a bad price. And if you want to add the 55-200mm lens with a bonus DVD set and Nikon-branded SLR bag, you only pay an extra $150. So for $725 you get the Nikon D60, two lenses, two educational DVDs, and an SLR bag. Not bad for a starting system.

Neither Ashton Kutcher, nor his undies (ref: TV ad) are included with this promotion ;-)

Compact Temptations?
If you are looking to make a starter camera gift for the casual photographer, the Kodak M1033, in fashionable red, is bundled with an extra battery and a leather case for $150. Not bad at all. All you need is add a 2gb or 4gb SDHC memory card, and you have a digital camera starter kit. An affordable yet practical holiday season gift.

A similar bundle, but instead centered around the Coolpix S550 is offered for $170. This is a 10-megapixel camera with a 5x optical zoom lens, but note that it does not start at wide angle.

And one last deal worthy of a mention because it touches the magical mystical threshold of $100, the blue Fuji J12 with a bonus 1gb SD memory card is yours for $100. This is obviously an entry-level digital camera, and could be a good gift for an absolute beginner who typically loses or breaks things within a few weeks or months :-)

Panasonic TZ4 under $190 now

If you have a soft spot for the Panasonic TZ4, you can get it for under $190 at Amazom.com, offered there by reputable dealers like J&R World and Vanns of Montana.

The TZ4 is the smaller cousin of the TZ5, and it shares a lot of features, but it has some small differences. The price difference of about $40 maybe enough for some photographers to go with the TZ4 instead of the Tz5.

Both belong to the new segment of fun and compact superzooms, that are not as big as clumsy as the super-zooms of years past.

Olympus FE-20 for just $100

Yeeha! It's not even Black Friday yet, but you can get the Olympus FE-20icon, in black color, from Radio Shack for $100, either online or in-store!

This is a nice price, but do note that compact Olympus digital cameras take xD memory cards only, which means that if you don't already have xD memory cards, you have to buy some, and they cost more than SD/SDHC, plus very few other devices have any use for xD cards sadly. Olympus has been stubborn in this, but this doesn't matter if you don't care or if you already have xD cards :-)

The camera itself has an eight megapixel sensor, with a three times optical zoom lenses, a lithium-ion battery (which is why it is so slim), along with a 2.7" LCD display. It also has other features, such as face detection, video mode, and things like that.


In-store special: Nikon Coolpix S210 for $130 at ODP

The Office Depot stores are having a special on the Nikon Coolpix S210, you can get it for the tempting price of $130. The low price is not available online, but you can find out your nearest store and see the camera specs by visiting the Office Depot websiteicon.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

New $100 camera, the Canon A590-IS

This is the closest thing to giving a camera away! You can get the versatile Powershot A590-IS for just $100 and with $5 shipping. This is offered by Adorama at Amazom.com. This is an awesome deal, this camera packs quite a punch at this price, and it even has an optical viewfinder, in addition to the 2.5" LCD on the back of the camera. Get as many as you can NOW!

Olympus E510 2-lens kit for around $560

If you are looking to get started with Micro Four Thirds, the Olympus E510 2-lens kit for about $560 may be as good of a start as any. You get sensor-shift stabilization, and you get two lenses that cover the basic focal range for getting started into the system.

This is ideal for people who don't have any existing lenses, and they want to start afresh.

Canon Digital Rebel XS kit for under $470

You may have thought the day would never come that you could get a brand new same-year Digital Rebel DSLR model for under $470, but the day have arrived DSLR fans. This may sound a bit Pink Floyd-ish, but you get the jist of it all.

So with that in mind, the D-Rebel XS with the 18-55 IS EF-S lens is currently selling for $465 by reputable 3rd party sellers at Amazon.com.

So if you are on the fence, this is as good as any of an offer to get started into the Canon EOS system. A smooth intro and once you get accustomed to it and you are ready to move to a more advanced camera, you can keep the XS as your back up, give (or trade it) with a friend or relative, or eBay it. But as a gear-aholic, you will probably keep it :-)

Yes, a $70 camera with 3x optical zoom (GE A835)

If you are looking for a very affordable digital camera that comes with a recognizable brand name, then you might be interested in the GE A835 offered for $70 by Tigerdirect at the Amazon marketplace. It has all the basics you would expect at the $100 price point, such as a 2.5" LCD, takes 2 AA batteries, SD/SDHC which is the cheapest and more frequently used memory card format, but also face detection, blink detection, and even smile detection.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Kodak M753 copper color for just $100

Hey, how about a camera for just one hundred bucks? You still get a 3x optical zoom lens and a LiIon battery and things like that, but you only pay $100. Plus, this is not just another shiny-silver body finish, instead is a rather unique copper color. Yes copper! You can see it right below in the picture. This price is offered at Amazon at the moment.

Sony T2 for $200 (ideal for those who hate MemoryStick)

If you hate memory sticks but you love the design of the Sony T-series, then there is a compromise, the Sony Cybershot T2, which has 4gb of on-board memory, thus making the use of memorysticks optional. So you can have this hot camera, available in multiple trendy and fashionable colors, and at the same time, not own a single memorystick chip. That is if 4 gigabytes of the on-board memory is enough for you, and considering the number of megapixels and market positioning of this camera, it should be plenty if you are planning on using it in urban and suburban areas with access to computers and the internets and such. Now if you are planning to use it while treking in the Himalayas, that's a whole "nuther" story!

Silver Panasonic TZ5 shipped for $220

The last few days the Panasonic TZ5 has been all over the place price-wise. So when you find it at a good price, it may be a good idea to pin it down. The silver model is not the most popular (most people prefer the black model), but if you prefer the silver model, you can get it for $220 and with free shipping from Beach Camera on Amazon.

$150 deal: Fuji F40fd

If you want a versatile little camera with not too many megapixels and good noise performance for the sensor size, then look no further than the Fuji F40fd for $150 with free shipping, offered at that price right now by Beach Camera at the Amazon.com marketplace. No one else there is offering it anywhere near at that price, so if you have the hots for this camera, don't delay! It won't get much cheaper, but it may disappear before you grab it!

Cheap memory card deals

Can't get any cheaper than this? An 8gb Kingston SDHC card, class 4, for just $15 at Buy.com. That is a great price, it's less than $2 per gigabyte!

And if that's not enough, how about a 16gb Kingston SDHC, class 6, for $31. Also just under $2 per gigabyte. Both qualify for free shipping from the friendly people at Buy.com.

And something extra
And something extra, a Nextar N3-507 3.5" LCD digital picture frame with interchangeable frames for different looks, for a mere $23. But if you want to go more "upscale", there is the Nextar 8" TFT LCD N8-101 digital photo frame for $50, with more features as you can expect at double the price. Double the price, double the fun? Who knows...

Panasonic FX35 for $200 (and getting rare)

If you prefer the Panasonic FX35 over the newer FX37K, then don't delay because it may run out soon. Adorama is offering the Panasonic FX35 for $200 with free shipping. This is available at the current price in three colors, blue, silver or pink. Colors to please everyone in the family! If you would like extra items, they also offer bundels with memory card, mini tripod, camera case and such for $237. But if you don't need the extras, then the $200 is the way to go.

Camera Armor for Canon 30D for $35

The Camera Armo(u)r for the Canon 30D DSLR is on sale at Adorama for $35 plus shipping. The regular price is $45 or so. The Canon 30D body only continues to be on sale, and you can get it for around $700. A good price, although the 40D has started slipping in price again as well, so depending on your preferences the 40D may be the best bang for the buck.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Refurbished Canon A590 for $95

If you like refurbished digital cameras, you can get the refurbished Canon A590 IS for $95 from Adorama. Of course you can also buy it as brand new for about $20 more.

Olympus Stylus 850SW black for just $200

The black Olympus Stylus 850SW can be yours for $200, offered by 3rd party sellers at Amazon. This is a camera that plays well with water. But do note that it uses xD memory cards. The camera has an 8-emgapixel sensor, with a 3x optical zoom lens, and 2.5" LCD. This is freezeproof, dustproof, shockproof and waterproof.

Canon SX110 IS silver for just $205

The price keeps dropping, or more accurately dripping, for the silver Canon SX110-IS which can be yours for just $205 with free shipping and handling at Amazon right now! This is a compact camera but it packs a 10x superzoom lens with stabilization, and it is powered by AA batteries, which is a big plus for fans of rechargeables since there are so many affordable choices of NiMH batteries, from ones that retain their charge over time, to ones wiht more juice, like the 2700mah. The former are ideal for non-daily use, and the latter are ideal for people who empty multiple sets of batteries per shoot.

Affordable hyperzoom Fuji S8100fd at $280

If you do not want a hyperzoom digital camera with RAW support, then perhaps the Fuji S8100fd might be of interest to you. It has an 18x lens that starts wide (27mm), and has plenty of other features. The current price is $280 with free shipping by 17th Street Photo on Amazon.com.

This takes AA batteries, which is a big plus for frequent users of rechargeable AA batteries. It also takes both SD/SDHC but also xD memory cards, so this is good for users of Fuji and Olympus digital cameras with a stock of xD memory cards that they would like to continue using.

2gb Kingston SD card for just $6

J&R World is selling the 2gb Kingston SD memory card for $6 plus shipping and handling. Since you have to pay shipping, the more cards you buy, the better the deal will be because the price of shipping will be spread out among the individual cards.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

2gb Panasonic SD memory card for $5 (Thursday only)

Today, Thursday, JR is offering the 2gb Panasonic RP-SDM02GU1A SD memory card for just $5. Yes, just five bucks per memory card. Awesome!

HoWeVeR, you do have to pay shipping and handling, so this deal is good if you plan to buy a few of these cards, let's say four or five or more. This way you can average down the cost of shipping and handling per card. The more the merrier, especially if you have a family of photographers.

Give the $5 cards to the kids and the beginners, so it won't be a big cost if the card is lost, misplaced or damaged!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Nikon P80 special bundle for $326 shipped

If you like the Nikon P80 and you could use some extra accessories, then take a look at the Nikon P80 bundle offered by Cameta Cameras on Amazon for $310 plus $16 shipping and handling. The extra include an 8gb SDHC card, a spare EN-EL5 battery, a bag, and a few more smaller accessories you can see pictured right below:

Nikon L18 blue or red for just $100

B&H Photo is offering the blue Nikon L18, along with the red Coolpix L18 for just $100 after instant savings are factored in. Shipping and handling is additional.

These are entry-level and AA-based digital cameras, with an eight megapixel sensor and a typical 3x optical zoom lens, 2.5" LCD, but also face detection. What else can you ask for a $100 camera with the Nikon Coolpix brand on it too!

Cool Casio EX-Z80 leads the way at Staples this week

This week's special at Staples are headlined by the very fashionably trendy Casio EX-Z80 going for $150 after a $10 Easy Rebate. Easy Rebates can be submitted online, so they are not a pain like the traditional mail-in rebates. This camera offers 8-megapixels, a 3x optical zoom lens and a 2.6" LCD display.

Meanwhile you can get the Olympus FE-360 for $110, or the FE-370 or $160. These are entry-level but Lithium-ion based digital cameras, but sadly for the stubborn bigwigs at Olympus, they only take xD memory cards, which makes these only relevant to those who have xD memory cards, or want to buy a memory cards that is on riding hard on the highway to permanent obsolesence.

Last but not least, the Sony W150, available in multiple delicioso colors and it has the usual specs of our time, 8mp sensor, 2.7" display and 5x zoom lens. The price is $180. Did we forget to mention face detection? :-)

And if you have a camera that takes a "normal" memory card (which is most brands), you can get the 4gb PNY SD card for $15 or the tiny microSD for also the same price from the same company also. Also.

Printing at home?
And if you are the home DIY photo-printers, there is a Kodak 100-packsk of premium four-by-six paper for $9. That comes out to 9-cents per 4x6 pictures which is a nice price, but you also have to factor in the cost of printing, which is the cost of the printer plus the cost of the ink and things like that.

Also, they are running a 2-for-1 special on Canon photo papers, both for 4x6 and 8.5x11 sizes. These are in inches of course. Also.

NewEgg email newsletter promotions

If you are subscribed to the NewEgg newsletter, be sure to check your email for new weekly specials! Among other items, they have a few digital camera specials of interest. Your email includes an exclusive NewEgg promo code that will discount the regular price and give you the deal.

We start with the Panasonic FZ28 silver for $280 and with free shipping. Then we have another superzoom, the Fuji S2000hd, for $220 but the price includes a 2-in-1 memory card and a case bundle too.

Memory-card wise, you can get an 8gb A-Data Turbo SDHC memory card for a mere $12 and *gasp* free shipping! Not bad at all! $1.50 per gigabyte! OLE! And also, for the fan of Compact Flash also, they offer also, a 16gb Transcend CF card for $33 and free shipping and handling.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Blue Canon A460 for just $80

You can get the blue Canon PowerShot A460 for $80, offered by J&R World. This is an older digital camera, with a 5-megapixel sensor, so it's ideal for someone looking for a lower-megapixel camera. It's hard to find anything under 8-megapixels these days.

Also at J&R World, you can get the 2GB Panasonic RP-SDM02GU1ASD memory card for just $5 each. You do have to pay shipping and handling, so this deal is good if you play to buy more than just a couple of cards. With prices so low, it's not bad to pick up a few more SD cards.

But then again, prices per gigabyte will continue to drop over time, so don't buy too many, just enough for the next few weeks or months :-)

Samsung NV24 for $185

If you like the trendy-looking Samsung NV24, it can be yours for $185 by 17th Street on Amazon.com. Shipping is an extra $8. This camera starts at 24mm wide, and has 720p video, along with the popular 10-megapixel sensor.

Corel Paintshop Pro X2 for just $40

If you are looking for an affordable imaging program, then you may want to consider Paintshop Pro X2, which Corel itself is offering for $40 with free shipping

Free 4gb memory card with camera purchase at Amazon

A number of popular digital camera models at Amazon has a bonus! You get a free 4gb SDHC memory card from Kingston. Twenty hot camera models are participating in this promotion.

The card itself is worth about ten dollars, so consider it a discount of $10. The lower the price of the digital camera, the better the deal is as a percentage of the overall price.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Canon SX110 silver for just $212

If you like AA batteries, and like the Canon SX-series, and you also like silver cameras also, then pay close attention! You get the silver SX110-IS for just $212 with free shipping and handling from the great river, Amazon.com.

Save 10% off on clearance scanners at the Epson Store

If you are interested in scanners, you can >save 10% off clearance models at the Epson Store. The Epson Store is run by Epson itself. The discount is only good for the clearance center scanners, not everything in the store. As an extra temptation, you also get free ground shipping, which is a good idea since these can be rather heavy when boxed and shipped.

Waterproof Pentax W60 for just $220

This is a hot deal for a cutesy camera that can play with water without fear and better yet it comes with a bonus 4gb Kingston SDHC memory card. This is offered by Amazon, for camera units sold and shipped by Amazon itself. The price is $223 and with free shipping and handling. And this camera takes SD/SDHC memory cards, unlike the Olympus cameras which are stuck on stupid (xD memory cards).

All the smalls things at Buy.com

Buy.com has a series of affordable items for those looking for bargains or afforadable gift ideas. Let's take a quick look!

We start with a 5mp Polaroid camera going for $60. It has a 2" LCD. Obviously you can't expect this to behave like a $200 digital camera from one of the major manufacturers. As always, if you are not familiar, Google is your friend!

How about a 17" Gateway widescreen LCD for just $100? Yes, just one hundred dollars, you read right! Free budget shipping as well. Some of the specs include 8ms response time, 1280x720 resolution, 16:9 aspect ratio, along with DVI HDCP and one year warranty.

Looking for a widescreen digital picture frame? You can get the 8" Matsunichi PF8E for just $50 with free shipping. This is an LCD with a 16:9 widescren ratio.

And some tiny memory, 2gb Kingston microSD with a full-size SD adapter, in a two-pack, for $10.47 with free shipping and handling. In other words, you get two cards of 2gb each.

Sigma 10-20 f4-5.6 DC EX HSM bundle for under $500

There is a special bundle of the Sigma 10-20mm f4-5.6 EX DC HSM lens offered for $479 by 47th Street on Amazon.com. This also has a $15 shipping and handling fee, pushing the price total to $494.

The kit includes the lens (obviously), along with an Opteka filter set, filters, a close-up set, trinkets, and bonus warranty! Check the picture below for all the details.

Nikon D80 with 18-135 DX lens under $800

A good bargain for the enthusiast photographer on a budget is hte Nikon D80 with the 18-135 DX lens, going currently for $783 with free shipping by Cameta Cameras on Amazon. This is nice because the lens alone usually goes for around $275. So that puts the camera body at around $525. This is the cheapest Nikon DSLRs that does not require a focus motor in the lens for auto-focusing. So if you want to use older lenses (eg lenses without a focus motor), this is the most afforadable option among the sold-as-brand-new models.

Obviously you can also go for some of the used cameras, such as the D100, D70s, D70 and things like that.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Nikon D40 2-lens kit for $550

Third parties at Amazon are offering the Nikon D40 two lens kit for $550 with free shipping. Currently both Ritz and Adorama are having this offer. The kit includes the D40 obviously, along with the 18-55 DX (non-VR) and 55-200 DX lens, and two Nikon school DVDs as well.

Kodak Z8612-IS with free 4gb card shipped for $170

Amazon is offering the Kodak Z8612-IS for $170 with a bonus 4gb Kingston SDHC memory card. The free card is only if you buy the camera by Amazon itself, not any of the other sellers that are selling in the Marketplace. Free shipping as usual as well.

This is a camera with a 12x stabilized lens, along with an 8-megapixel 1/2.5" sensor. This is a tier slightly below the Z1015/Z1012 duo.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Pentax Optio A40 for $160 at Amazon

The Pentax Optio A40 is on sale now at Amazon.com, offered by various third party sellers. The best price so far is $160 by Willoughby's, with free shipping to boot!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Love me at $181 (Fuji F50fd)

Continuing (but not quite) the traditional of the low noise Fuji F31fd, the Fuji F50fd continues to drop in price as there are now two newer cameras in the line-up, the F60fd and F100fd. But if you have checked them all out and you prefer the F50fd (you know who you are), then you can get it by reputable 3rd party retailers at Amazon for $181 with free shipping.

Pre-Black Friday deals at Ritz Camera this week

Ritz Cameras is gearing up for Black Friday with a new weekly circular ad promotion, both online and offline. The mentioned prices are good from Sunday until Saturday November 15, 2008. Check the RitzCamera.com one week sale now!

The specials you can get this week include the following:

DSLR Specials

  • Nikon D40 with 18-55 lens for $450, plus bonus $50 gift card. Add 55-200mm DX VR lens for just $100 more!!!
  • Canon D-Rebel XS with 18-55 EF-S IS lens for $550. Add the EF 75-300 III lens for just $100 more
  • Nikon D60 special "Black Gold" edition with 18-55 DX VR lens for $600. Add the 55-200mm G lens for $100, or the 55-200mm VR for $150.
  • Nikon D80 with 18-55 lens for $700!

Compact Digital Camera Specials
  • Olympus Stylus 760, silver color, $100
  • 1gb Sandisk SD memory card for $5
  • 5c digital prints on Tuesday and Wednesday only
  • Canon A590 IS for $130
  • Nikon eco-green Coolpix S52, special edition for $150
  • Fuji J10 for $120
  • Fuji S1000fd for $200

Sunday, November 09, 2008

Radio Shack specials this week

Diving into this week's Radio Shack circular advertisement, we find the following items promoted: The cute and multi-color Casio EX-S10 for $200. This is a camera with the popular 10mp 1/2.3" sensor, and with a 3x optical zoom lens, 2.7" display, face detection, YouTube mode, slim and stylish body, and more. All that for $200!

A more affordable option, but still colorful, is the Samsung L200 for $130. It also features a 10mp 1/2.33" sensor with a 3x optical zoom lens and 2.5" LCD display.


And now to a hybrid, Kodak's Zi6 is now offered at $180. This can shoot 720p and has a 2.4" preview screen, and things like that.

On the accessories front, you can get a 4gb Sandisk SDHC memory card for $20, and a Digital Trends memory card reader that even readers cellphone SIM cards for just $13.

Camera deals at Office Max

A new circular ad for Office Max is hiding in your newspaper! Check your paper or your local store!

We start with the Nikon D40 with 18-55 lens being offered at the very competitive price of $450. And that's not all, Office Max is throwing in a free camera bag. Some stores may be offering a LowePro, while the website is offeering a free Case Logic camera case. The free camera case offer is good until November 15.

We continue with the Sony Cybershot S750 going for just $110. This is a great price y'all! Of course this camera requires a Memory Stick, so if you don't already have Memory Sticks, this will add to your costs, since MemorySticks cost more than SD/SDHC memory cards which are available for less.

At $120, we find the Kodak C913, which uses the rarely used 9mp 1/2.5" sensor, and has your typical 3x zoom lens and AA batteries. But that's not all, Office Max is throwing as a bonus a AA/AAA deluxe charger set. Normally not a big deal, but when you are buying a $120 camera, percentage wise, this is a good deal.

If you are not a big fan of AA batteries, Kodak's new M-series is leading the way, and the Easyshare M1063 can be yours for $140 with a free 2gb SD memory card.

Next up, at $160, we find the Olympus FE-340 with an 8mp sensor, and a 5x optical zoom lens. It has a 2.7" LCD display, but beware, it only takes xD memory cards!

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Moving along, we find two Canons, the AA-based A1000 IS, which by the way does not offer manual exposure, for $160, and also the SD1100 IS for $180. This is a cutesy Elph and available in multiple fashionable colors.

But if you insist on AA batteries, and want a camera slightly above the entry-level, the Nikon Coolpix P60 can be yours for $150. However, do note, that unlike the P50, this camera does not start at 28mm wide!

Staying with Coolpixies, the S550 can be yours for $180. This is a LiIon-based camera, perhaps not as "cutesy" as the Elph models, but it's a cross between the "ugly" AA cameras and the cutesy LiIons ;-)

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