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.

Black Friday Camera and Photo Gear Deals

While I’m not one to get up at the crack of dawn the day after Thanksgiving, I recognize that chasing the Black Friday deals has nearly risen to the same level of tradition at Turkey Day itself. As a result, I’ll be breaking down the camera and photo gear deals that are popping off the pages of the Black Friday ads.

I’ll also try to point out cases where deals aren’t all that great at brick and mortar stores when compared to the likes of online retailers like B&H Photo and Amazon. And, if you are doing your shopping online, you can find Black Friday deals all week long at the following links:

B&H Photo Holiday Deals Black Friday Page

If you are trying to come up with the right gift idea, don’t miss Photography Bay’s 2010 Digital Camera Holiday Shopping Guide.

Check out the rest of the Black Friday deals below, organized by store.  Happy hunting. [Read more…]

Black Friday & Cyber Monday Digital Camera Deals

Black Friday

UPDATE for Cyber Monday: I’ve pulled many of the Black Friday deals that were posted in stores’ flyers and will focus on locating the best Cyber Monday deals through the end of the day.

Are you one of the elite Black Friday shoppers who chases the deals on that infamous day after Thanksgiving?

If you have a digital camera on the list, this post is here to help you out.  Basically, we’re giving you a rundown of all the digital cameras and accessories that appear in Black Friday ads (leaked or actually released ads).

Also, we’ll be tracking online deals for Black Friday and Cyber Monday on digital cameras and accessories.

This post will be updated live through Cyber Monday as new info comes in.

And, in case you didn’t know, Black Friday is November 27 and Cyber Monday is November 30. [Read more…]