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DealWatch - June 24, 2008
by SarahM -  6/23/2008

DSLR DEALS

This week there are several great deals in the circulars on SLR cameras. Our favorites were...

Canon EOS 40D

Canon EOS 40D


Best Buy has the Canon EOS 40D body with a 28-135mm lens and a 70-300mm telephoto zoom IS lens for $1799.98. Best Buy lists the retail value of the entire package at $2199.98, saving you $400.

YOUR TAKE: "Most exciting prosumer DSLR" (submitted by sanjeeymohan)

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Nikon D40

Nikon D40


Circuit City has the oldie but goodie Nikon D40 "Citydeal" package for $689.97. That includes the D40 body with an 18-55mm DX zoom Nikkor lens, Nikon AF-S DX 55mm-200mm high performance zoom-Nikkor lens, and the DIGIPOWER Replacement Battery.

Also, with every SLR camera purchase at Circuit City this week, you will receive a free Epson R280 printer, DSLR for Dummies resource book, Snapfish.com leather photo album, and Firedog live online training.

OUR TAKE: "The Nikon D40 is the 'gateway drug' into the world of digital SLRs." (DCR Review, 1/28/07)

YOUR TAKE: "The perfect step up from point and shoot" (submitted by sbgeorge)

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POINT-AND-SHOOT DEALS

As always in the summertime, there are some hot deals on quite a few super-cool cameras. Every brand seems to have one camera on sale this week; here are five of the most interesting brick-and-mortar deals we found.

Canon PowerShot SD770 IS

Canon PowerShot SD770 IS


Circuit City has the Canon PowerShot SD770 IS in silver or black for $259.99. It wasn't the lowest price I found (buydig.com has it for $246) but it does come with a free printer after rebate so it's worth checking out. Features include: 10.0 megapixels, 3x optical zoom, 2.5" LCD screen, optical image stabilizer, face detection, and red-eye correction.

OUR TAKE: "The upgrades are logical, the price is right, and the styling is plenty chic." (DCR Review, 6/20/08)

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Olympus FE-310

Olympus FE-310


Target has the Olympus FE-310 for a reasonable $129.99. Though B&H Photo has it for $114.95, you'll receive a $15 Target gift card by purchasing from the brick-and-mortar this week. Features include: 8 megapixels, 5x optical zoom, 2.5" LCD screen, and face detection.

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Canon PowerShot SD870 IS

Canon PowerShot SD870 IS


Circuit City has the Canon PowerShot SD870 IS for $269.99, one of the lowest prices I found online. You'll also receive a free Epson printer after mail-in rebate. Features include: 8MP resolution, an optical image stabilizer, and 3.8x optical zooming.

OUR TAKE: "The Canon SD870 IS is extremely user friendly, has numerous auto settings for almost any condition, has convenient buttons for easy camera navigation, and performs well for its class." (DCR Review, 10/9/07)

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Kodak EasyShare Z1012 IS

Kodak EasyShare Z1012 IS


Best Buy has the Kodak EasyShare Z1012 IS for $269.99, with a $50 off rebate on a printer with purchase as well. Features include: 10.1-megapixel CCD captures high-resolution stills and video, 12x optical zoom, Schneider-Kreuznach Variogon zoom lens, 2.5" TFT-LCD LCD brightness adjustment, and histogram display.

OUR TAKE: "Overall, the Kodak Z1012 IS usually succeeds in producing nice pictures..." (DCR Review, 6/23/08)

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S730

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S730


Circuit City has the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S730 for 129.99; and like the other digital cameras on sale at Circuit City, this one also comes with a free Epson printer after mail-in rebate. Features include: 7.2 megapixels, 3x optical zoom, and a 2.4" LCD display.

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