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…]

Black Friday Digital Camera Deals

There are a lot of great deals floating around in the digital camera world for Black Friday.  Ritz Camera, who offers free shipping and no sales tax as a standard, has some of the better deals that I’ve seen.

Ritz Camera Black Friday Deals Page

Ritz – Free Printer Offers

Ritz – Nikon D40 Digital SLR Two-Lens Bonus Outfit (18-55/55-200) – $549.98

Ritz – Nikon D80 Digital SLR Camera (Body Only) – $579.99

Ritz – SanDisk 4GB Extreme III CF Memory Card BUY-3 THEN FREE REBATE OFFERFREE (After Rebate)

Ritz – SanDisk 4GB Extreme III SD Memory Card BUY-3 THEN FREE REBATE OFFERFREE (After Rebate)

Amazon Black Friday Deals – Includes deals like:

  • Buy a Pentax K20D, get a 12MP Pentax Optio A40 free
  • Nikon D200 for $799
  • Free 8GB memory card with certain Fuji cameras
  • Get 2 Free accessories with the Flip Mino HD (as an aside, I just bought one for myself and love it so far . . . hate that I missed the free accessories though)
  • Buy a lens, get a free Tiffen filter

Adorama Black Friday Deals Page – Actually, it’s pretty lame so far aside from a few good deals on some memory cards and point and shoot cameras. Hopefully, they will add some more.

Calumet Black Friday & Cyber Monday Page 11.26.08 thru 12.01.08 – Nothing really stands out here as a killer Black Friday deal. However, if you need some seamless paper, a muslin background or two, or are looking at their light control panel systems, then you’ll find these in the 15% – 25% off range.  Other than that, its pretty lame as far as the “door buster” type deals are concerned.

Dell Home Black Friday Deals Page – Some solid computer deals with laptops and desktops as low as $299, although don’t expect to push Photoshop too hard with the specs on these. However, some decent-spec’d desktops are in the $650 range. Not bad at all. The below SD1100 is the only digital camera deal at the moment, but check back with Dell throughout the weekend and into Cyber Monday for additional deals.

Dell – Black Friday Savings – Canon SD1100 Only $159.99 after $60 Instant Savings + free 4GB memory card!

Finally, if you are looking for shopping advice on for you photographically-inclined friend or family member, don’t miss Photography Bay’s Holiday Shopping Guide, which is packed full of the top recommendations in a variety of digital camera and accessory categories.