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DealWatch - August 13, 2008
by SarahM -  8/13/2008

DSLR DEALS

Here are two great SLR deals this week but there were several sweet deals this week, so shop around for your favorite brand if not listed below.

Canon EOS 40D

Canon EOS 40D


Circuit City has the Canon EOS 40D body with a 28-135mm wide-range lens, 70-300mm zoom telephoto lens and SanDisk 4GB Ultra II Compact Flash memory card for $1739.97. Circuit City has the retail price listed at $2209.97 saving you $470.

If you don't need two lenses and the memory card or just want a cheaper price, get the 40D with only the 28-135mm lens for $1199.99.

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

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Nikon D40

Nikon D40


Circuit City has the Nikon D40 with an 18-55mm Zoom-Nikkor Lens, 55mm-200mm High Performance Zoom-Nikkor Lens, and the Nikon SLR accessory kit (includes camera bag and SLR instructional DVD) for $689.97.

Best Buy also has a Nikon D40 package this week. Get the Nikon D40 body with an 18-55mm lens, Lowepro shoulder bag, and a Digipower battery for $549.97.

OUR TAKE: "The Nikon D40 is the "gateway drug" into the world of digital SLRs. The combination of nice price, high quality and ease of use is certain to lead to SLR addiction." (DCR Review, 1/28/07)

YOUR TAKE: "...its tiny size and feather light weight along with its tiny price, make it a real joy to buy and use." (submitted by Glacialhills)

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POINT-AND-SHOOT DEALS

It's August – the official back to school month – so check out these digital camera deals and make sure you capture all the memories this year!

Kodak EasyShare Z712 IS

Kodak EasyShare Z712 IS


Office Max has the Kodak EasyShare Z712 IS for $149.99 after $80 instant savings. This was the best price I found by $30 - that includes online retailers as well. Features include: 7.1 megapixels, 12X optical zoom, Schneider-Kreuznach Variogon lens, 2.5" LCD, and image stabilization.

YOUR TAKE: "Easy to use for even the newest photographer. Great pictures every time. One-handed pictures come out great too." (submitted by poppy)

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Canon PowerShot G9

Canon PowerShot G9


Circuit City has the Canon PowerShot G9 for $449.99. Features include: 12.1 megapixels, 6x optical zoom, optical Image Stabilizer, a large 3.0-inch LCD, and a 32MB MMC memory card.

OUR TAKE: "...the G9 is more powerful, it has more features, and it's cheaper (MSRP) than its predecessor." (DCR Review, 9/26/07)

YOUR TAKE: "An excellent mid-size camera, perfect for regular and commercial use. Highly recommended." (submitted by Monark)

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Nikon Coolpix S210

Nikon Coolpix S210


Office Max has the Nikon Coolpix S210 for $159.99 after $20 instant savings and receive a free 1GB A-Data Speedy Series SD card with purchase. Features include: 8 megapixels, 3x optical zoom, a 2.5" LCD monitor, and Electronic Vibration Reduction Image Stabilization.

OUR TAKE: "On paper, the S210 doesn't wow you with specs... once it gets out of the box and into your hands, this thin little digital delivers some excellent results." (DCR Review, 4/17/08)

YOUR TAKE: "Compact, Easy to use and great photos. For the price this camera rocks!" (submitted by 2KuriousKat)

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Casio Exilim EX-Z80

Casio Exilim EX-Z80


Office Depot has the Casio Exilim EX-Z80 for $159.99. Features include: 8.1-megapixel, 3x optical zoom, YouTube capture mode, 2.6-inch LCD, and SD memory compatibility.

OUR TAKE: "While a relative newcomer to the imaging world, certainly at least insofar as cameras are concerned, Casio has produced a capable compact in the EX-Z80." (DCR Review, 6/2/08)

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H10

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H10


Best Buy has the Sony Cyber-shot H10 for $279.99. Features include: 8.1 megapixel high-resolution images, 10x optical zoom, Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens, a 3" Clear Photo LCD Plus monitor, and high ISO sensitivity (up to ISO 3200).

OUR TAKE: "The images produced by the Sony Cyber-shot H10 can be stunning. This is largely a testament to the fine lens used." (DCR Review, 7/6/08)

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