2013 Camera & Photo Gear Gift Guide

Camera and Photo Gear Gift Guide

Welcome to the 2013 edition of Photography Bay’s Photo Gear Holiday Gift Guide.

This guide is set up in categories that describe the general type of cameras – be it a price range or general features.  You can scan the headings until you find the right category for you and your special photographer.

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2012 Camera & Photo Gear Gift Guide

Best Digital Cameras & Holiday Shopping & Gift Guide 2012

Welcome to the 2012 edition of Photography Bay’s Photo Gear Holiday Gift Guide.

This guide is set up in categories that describe the general type of cameras – be it a price range or general features.  You can scan the headings until you find the right category for you and your special photographer.

In the category summaries below, I have identified the cameras and accessories that I feel are the best buys and best equipment based on my opinion of those products within the specified category. [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.