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Sunday, May 11, 2008

Lots of digital cameras at Best Buy this week (5/11 to 5/17)

This week's Best Buy circular ad is loaded with digital cameras. The summary of this week's ad is: value-packed bundles.

Not only that, but the digital cameras are featured right on the front of the ad, starting with the Fuji Z20fd on the front page, offered for $160. But even better is a bundle that includes the Z20fd, slim black case (Lowepro NAPOLI 5), and an extra LiIon battery (BP-OL40), all together for $180. Not bad for a small general purpose camera that takes SD/SDHC memory cards. And xD too if you have those as well.

Digicams under $250
In this price category, we have the Sony Cybershot S750 at $135, which is a great price. This is your typical P&S seven megapixel 3x optical zoom camera. But don't be fooled by the low price if you don't have Memory Stick Duo cards. They are 1.5X to 2X more expensive than SD/SDHC cards!

At $160, you can get the Kodak Easyshare M893 IS, a sleeker LiIon-based Kodak model. Or if you want to get more, for an extra $30, you get a Lowepro black case (NAPOLI 10) and a Kodak LiIon battery (KLIC-7001). Not bad of a bundle either.

Similarly, you can get the Olympus FE-340 for $180, or for an extra $20, you can get a nice stylish lady-like case, in your choice of red, brown or black.

Simiiarly the Canon SD 1100 IS can be had for $250 alone, or $280 bundled with a leather case and an extra NB-4L battery. Not bad here either!

Meanwhile the Fuji Z100fd, which came to the USA market late, is now down to $200, and it has a 5x optical zoom lens, and an 8mp 1/2.5" sensor. This is a standard sensor, not a SuperCCD sensor by the way.

Digicams over $250
Well well, you pay more, you usually get more, which is the case with the lovely Sony T70 at $260, which features a 3" touch screen and smile shutter too. This camera is skinnier than Ally McBeal!

A camera for fans of compact but wide angle is the Canon SD-870-IS, sold for $280. Also starting at 28mm wide, and with a 10X MegaOIS super zoom lens is the Panasonic TZ5S, going for a reasonable brick and mortar price of $320.

A bigger superzoom, with a 15X zoom ratio lens, is the Sony Cybershot H50, for $400 even. It also offers Super Steady Shot image stabilization and 9 megapixels. Oh yes, and a 3" tilting LCD!

If you are a fan of Olympus, then you may be interested in the Stylus 1010, in black finish, for $280. This has a 10mp 1/2.33" sensor and a 7x optical zoom lens. More colors available at BestBuy.com.

DSLR Special
The featured DSLR in this week's ad is the Nikon D40 kit, which of course includes the 18-55 DX lens. Note that this is the original DX kit lens, so it does not have VR, which the new kit lens bundled with the Nikon D60 does have. You can get this kit for $500, or you can add the 55-200 Nikkor lens for an extra $100.

And if you can't stop thinking about the Tamron 18-250mm superzoom lens, Best Buy is offering a $100 free gift card to make you buy it at the $500 price. The model number is AF0118HII-700 if you want to look it up.

Memory Cards and Accessories
A variety of memory cards from PNY mainly are advertised, including a 4gb SDHC at $28, an 8gb SDHC at $45. Meanwhile a 2gb xD card goes for $30, and a 2gb Sony Memorystick for $30 as well. How sad!

Last but not least, the Dynex 53" tripod, DX-NW080, is on sale for $25. This is advertised for camcorders but I'm sure you can find other uses for it!


Comparison Shopping said...

Great deals. Im shopping for a digital camera right now, I was going to go to my local Best Buy last but ill go there today and test out these cameras.

cameradeals said...

This is a great time to buy a digital camera, especially in the under $200 price range. There are so many option out there to consider, both new (2008 models) and slightly older (2007 or 2006 models).

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