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

Amazon.com 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...]

Deal Alert: MOO Cards at 30% Off ’til Tomorrow

MOO is offering 30% off printed products through midnight tomorrow (7/15).  In case you didn’t already know, I’m a big fan of Moo cards.  I’ve tried the standard business cards and the cool mini cards, and really dig them both.  And, since I had “Order Business Cards” on my calender for this week, I’ll be jumping on this one too.

No special code is needed.  Just head on over to MOO.com and place your order before the promo expires.

Update: I realized after posting the above that business cards aren’t on the main page for the general public, but MOO’s newsletter subscribers do get a 30% discount on business cards as well.  So, head over there and subscribe to their newsletter on the home page.  That should get you a link to the business card discounts as well.

Canon DSLR Rebates Expire Today

If you were thinking about picking up a Canon DSLR package for someone for Christmas, Canon’s package rebates (up to $200) expire today (Saturday, Nov. 21).

Here’s the rundown on the deals:

Remember, this is an instant rebate, so there’s no UPC to clip and mail-in while you wait 6-8 weeks for a check to come back.  Prices should be reflected in your checkout cart.

Canon 50D Kit w/ 28-135mm IS USM lens + EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM lens = Save $200

Package links: B&H Photo / Adorama

Canon Rebel T1i Kit w/ 18-55mm IS lens + EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS lens = Save $200

Package links: B&H Photo / Adorama

Canon Rebel XSi Kit w/ 18-55mm IS lens + EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS lens = Save $200

Package links: B&H Photo / Adorama

Canon Rebel XS Kit w/ 18-55mm IS lens + EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III lens = Save $100

Package links: B&H Photo / Adorama

Point and Shoot Deals at B&H

B&H asked me to pass along these deals on point and shoot cameras, all of which include free shipping in the US.  Some of the deals are only good through Saturday, November 21.  Hit up the links for more details:

PowerShot SD780 IS Digital Camera – $50 off @ $199.99

Canon PowerShot SD1200 IS Digital Camera – $20 off @ $179.99

Canon PowerShot A1100 IS Digital Camera – $20 off @ $129.99

Canon PowerShot SX120 IS Digital Camera – $50 off @ $199.99

Casio Exilim EX-FH20 Digital Camera – $50 off @ Price shows up when added to cart (It’s around $311)

Casio Exilim EX-S5 Digital Camera – $10 off @ Price shows up when added to cart (It’s around $105)

Camera Gear Deals at Buy.com

Samsung TL225

Buy.com has some pretty good deals this week on some cameras and accessories.  Most of the stuff ships free.  Prices are good through Saturday, November 21.

Samsung DualView TL225 12 Megapixel Digital Camera
4.6x / 27mm Schneider lens, 3.5″ Touch Screen, 1.5″ front LCD, Smart Auto, Dual Image Stabilization, HD Movies & HDMI Connection, Orange/Black
List Price: $349.99
Buy.com Price: $329.99
Final Price at Checkout: $269.99
Click here for more

Samsung DualView TL220 12 Megapixel Digital Camera
4.6x / 27mm Schneider lens, 3″ Touch Screen, 1.5″ front LCD, Smart Auto, Dual Image Stabilization, Blue/Black
List Price: $299.99
Buy.com Price: $279.99
Final Price at Checkout: $239.99
Click here for more

Samsung DualView TL220 12 Megapixel Digital Camera
4.6x / 27mm Schneider lens, 3″ Touch Screen, 1.5″ front LCD, Smart Auto, Dual Image Stabilization, Red/Black
List Price: $299.99
Buy.com Price: $279.99
Click here for more

Adobe Photoshop Elements 8 Windows Bundle w/Digital Camera
Buy.com price: $49.99
List price: $99.99
Click here for more

Kingston Twin Pack: 2 x 2GB microSD Card w/SD Adapter
(The above Samsung TL225 and TL220 use these microSD cards instead of the normal sized cards)
Buy.com price: $15.95
Click here for more

Urban Gear Street-Smart Camera Bag/Backpack
Rip-Stop 600D Nylon, Fits 17″ Laptops, 7.15lbs (Black)
Buy.com price: $74.95
List price: $249.99
Click here for more

Canon DSLR Instant Rebates

Canon has announced an Instant Rebate program for certain DSLR and lens combos, which runs from November 1, 2009 through November 21, 2009 – just in time for holiday shopping lists.

The camera and lens combos are listed below, along with links to product pages for each package at B&H Photo and Adorama.  Remember, this is an instant rebate, so there’s no UPC to clip and mail-in while you wait 6-8 weeks for a check to come back.  Prices should be reflected in your checkout cart.

Canon 50D Kit w/ 28-135mm IS USM lens + EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM lens = Save $200

Package links: B&H Photo / Adorama

Canon Rebel T1i Kit w/ 18-55mm IS lens + EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS lens = Save $200

Package links: B&H Photo / Adorama

Canon Rebel XSi Kit w/ 18-55mm IS lens + EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS lens = Save $200

Package links: B&H Photo / Adorama

Canon Rebel XS Kit w/ 18-55mm IS lens + EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III lens = Save $100

Package links: B&H Photo / Adorama

Pentax Clearance

RitzCamera.com (not the bankrupt brick & mortar stores) is clearing out some Pentax stock.  I checked on a few of the prices and it seems like a pretty good deal for those of you Pentax shooters out there.

There are DSLRs (the K20D seems to be discontinued at most retailers), point and shoot cameras, lenses, flashes, batteries, grips, etc. in the clearance.  Here’s the link.

Big Week-Long Sale at Ritz Camera

Ritz Camera is running a big sale this week as a kick-off to the holiday season.

You can get the Nikon D60 Black Gold kit for $599.99 and add the 55-200mm VR zoom for $149.99.  Also, the Nikon D80 kit is going for $699.99.

Canon’s A590 IS is going for $129.99 after instant rebates.  The Canon 50D kit w/ 28-135mm IS lens is $1499.99.

These prices are good through Saturday, November 15th.  You can check out all the special offers on this page.

Digital Camera Holiday Shopping Guide 2008

Welcome to the 2008 edition of Photography Bay’s Digital Camera Holiday Shopping Guide.

This is the third annual installment of the Digital Camera Holiday Shopping Guide.  The purpose of this guide is to help you pick the right digital camera or photography accessory for that special photographer on your holiday shopping list.

Additionally, we want to keep you away from the Internet retailers that will try to scam you with unnecessary or overpriced accessories and direct you to only our trusted online retailers. [Read more...]