Amazon Announces ‘Prime Day’ with More Deals than Black Friday

Prime Day

Amazon has announced Prime Day, a one-day shopping event for Amazon Prime members that takes place next Wednesday, July 15.

Amazon says that it will offer more deals than Black Friday (and it always has a ton of great deals on Black Friday).

Obviously, this is a ploy to get more people to sign up for Amazon Prime memberships. That said, I’ve been an Amazon Prime member for years and have always been happy with my membership benefits.

Aside from the free 2-day shipping, Amazon Prime offers a ton of other benefits with free instant video, Prime music, photo storage and lots more.

You can learn more about Prime Day here on

I’ll post any great photography or video deals that I see next week on Prime Day.


Canon PowerShot Black Friday Deals

Canon G12 Black Friday

There are several Black Friday deals on Canon PowerShot models with up to $100 off over at Amazon right now (includes the G12, SX40 HS, 310 HS, 230 HS and more).  The deals are valid through Nov. 26 only.  Here’s the link.

Stay on top of all the photo gear Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals here.

Canon Rebel Kits at Amazon as Good as Most Black Friday “Doorbusters”

Canon Rebel T3

As I have been perusing through the Black Friday ads this week, the one thing I’ve noticed is how underwhelming most of the DSLR “doorbuster” deals have been.  And how Amazon’s ordinary prices are inline with these Black Friday deals.

For instance, almost every major brick & mortar retailer is selling the Canon Rebel T3 at $479 as some kind of huge deal.  It was $478 on Amazon earlier this week and is $468 at the time of this post.

Amazon is offering a free basic backpack and an 8GB memory card with several Canon Rebel kits (e.g., T3, T2i, T3i), most of which are already cheaper than what’s you’ll find if you happen to make it into a store at 4AM and find them in stock.  Throw in the Transcend 8GB card and basic camera backpack, and you’ve got all the more reason to stay inside on Black Friday.

Stay on top of all the photo gear Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals here.

Nikon 1 Series Kits up to $250 Off

Nikon J1 Kit

The Nikon 1 Series cameras are getting a big price break with a savings up to $250 off.  Several Nikon 1 Series kits are $150 off, then you can get up to $100 more off when buying another lens in the kit.

See all the deals here at B&H.  Click the “Buy together & save” link to get the additional deals on extra lenses.

Stay on top of all the photo gear Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals here.