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DealWatch - July 15, 2008
by SarahM -  7/15/2008

DSLR DEALS

Circuit City has two great "Citydeals" on two very popular DSLR models this week.

Canon EOS 40D

Canon EOS 40D


Circuit City has the Canon EOS 40D body with a 28-135mm wide-range lens, Canon EF 70-300mm telephoto lens with image stabilization and the Canon Speedlite 430EX Flash for $2069.97. Circuit City has the retail value of the entire package as $2449.97, saving you $380.

Want a more affordable option? Circuit City has the Canon EOS 40D body with 28-135mm wide-range lens for $1299.99.

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

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Sony Alpha DSLR-A200

Sony Alpha DSLR-A200


Circuit City has the Sony A200 body with 18-70mm zoom lens, a 75-300mm zoom lens and accessory kit with a carrying case and spare battery for $649.97. Circuit City has the retail value of the entire package at $929.97 saving you $280.

Don't need the extra lens and kit? Circuit City has the A200 with only the 18-70mm zoom lens for $499.99.

OUR TAKE: "If you're looking to move into a DSLR and aren't wedded to any particular brand, there's a lot to like in the simplest Sony." (DCR Review, 6/13/08)

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POINT-AND-SHOOT DEALS

Every brand seems to have one camera on sale this week; here are five of the top digital camera deals this week.

Canon SD1100 IS

Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS


Office Depot has the Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS for $219.99 after a $30 rebate. It was the cheapest price I found for the SD1100 IS among the Big Box stores this week, although I did find it for $206.79 at Buydig. Features include: 8.0 Megapixels, 4x optical zoom, Optical image stabilizer and 2.5" LCD screen.

OUR TAKE: "...the Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS is a very capable device that will more than adequately serve the needs of its target audience." (DCR Review, 3/25/08)

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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. It's not the best price I found (Buydig has it for $114.95), but you get a free SanDisk 1GB Memory Stick PRO Duo with purchase. Features include: 7.2 megapixels, 3x optical zoom, 2.4" LCD screen, 5-point auto focus and 22MB internal memory.

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Canon PowerShot A590 IS

Canon PowerShot A590 IS


Circuit City has the Canon PowerShot A590 IS and a 32MB MMC Plus memory card for $159.99 after a $20 price drop. Also, get a free Sandisk 2GB SD card with your purchase. Features include: 8.0 megapixels, 4x optical zoom, 2.5" LCD screen and a 32MB MMC Plus memory card.

OUR TAKE: "To sum the A590 up in a single sentence, as a basic, compact picture taking tool it simply doesn't get much more solid and consistent than this." (DCR Review, 2/21/08)

YOUR TAKE: "For a beginner this camera is definitely the way to go – easy but you can still be creative." (submitted by Dion)

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Fujifilm FinePix Z20fd

Fujifilm FinePix Z20fd


Best Buy has the Fujifilm FinePix Z20fd for $159.99. I did find it cheaper online (Buydig $152) but it is available today. Features include: 10.0-megapixels, 3x Fujinon optical zoom lens, 2.5" TFT-LCD monitor with image rotate and antiglare coating.

OUR TAKE: "...the Z20fd may still not be the best image capture tool out there, but it has the potential to continue to be a whole lot of fun for the money." (DCR Review, forthcoming)

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Olympus FE-340

Olympus FE-340


Best Buy has the Olympus FE-340 for $179.99 after a $20 price drop. Features include: 8.0 megapixels, 5x optical zoom, 2.7" LCD with backlight boost button and TruePic III image processor.

OUR TAKE: "If you are looking for a well built, slim, entry-level camera that's easy to use, the FE-340 makes a good choice." (DCR Review, 4/7/08)

YOUR TAKE: "All-in-all, best features for the price, of any compact digital." (submitted by Wesley)

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DealWatch is a regular feature on DigitalCameraReview.com, bringing you up to speed on our favorite deals of the week from brick-and-mortar retailers. For a complete list of the latest digital camera deals from online vendors, head over to the Camera Deals section of the site.