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DealWatch - September 2, 2008
by SarahM -  9/2/2008

DSLR DEALS

We found two great prices from the big box stores on entry-level DSLRs this week. Check out your local branch of the following retailers for more info on these hot in-store deals.

Canon Rebel XSi

Canon Rebel XSi


Office Depot has the Canon Rebel XSi body with an 18-55mm image stabilized lens and a 75-300mm telephoto zoom lens for $824.98.

Just need the one lens? Office Depot has the Canon XSi body with the 18-55mm lens for $724.99.

OUR TAKE: "...the XSi will unquestionably win converts to Canon with its (still) excellent AF system, super-smooth CMOS sensor with very impressive high ISO performance, and (for some users, at least) reasonably functional live view system." (DCR Review, 5/1/08)

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Sony Alpha DSLR-A200

Sony Alpha DSLR-A200


Circuit City has the Sony A200 body with Sony’s DT55-200mm telephoto zoom lens, extra battery and carrying case for $649.97.

Don’t want the extras? Get just the A200K and the lens for $499.99.

OUR TAKE: "There are some nice features present for an entry-level camera - notably dust reduction, in-camera stabilization, and the ability to use Sony and Minolta lenses." (DCR Review, 6/13/08)

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POINT-AND-SHOOT DEALS

It's a mix of old and new in our point-and-shoot deals this week, with a couple of the latest releases joining some long-running favorites in yesterday's circular sales.

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H10

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H10


Office Depot has the Sony Cyber-shot H10 for $249.99 after a $50 instant savings. This was the cheapest price I found among all retailers, online or otherwise. Features include: 8.1 megapixels, 10x optical zoom, 3" LCD, advance sports mode and Memory Stick PRO DUO compatible.

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)

YOUR TAKE: "Extremely easy to use, even for a first timer... Real value for money, for the kind of features provided at the price." (submitted by Phoenix)

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Canon PowerShot G9

Canon PowerShot G9


Circuit City has the Canon PowerShot G9 for $439.99 after $60 instant savings. Also, get a free Epson R280 photo printer with purchase. Features include: 12.1 megapixels, 6x optical zoom, 3.0" LCD, optical image stabilization and a 32MB MMC memory card.

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

YOUR TAKE: "This is a typical Canon camera, fast, easy to use (compared to DSLR) and very good picture quality. The screen is good - could be better - and the controls are well placed." (submitted by Bob Millar)

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Casio Exilim EX-Z80

Casio Exilim EX-Z80


Best Buy has the Casio Exilim Z80 for $159.99 after a $20 price drop. Features include: 8 megapixels, 3x optical zoom, 2.6" LCD, and iTunes compatibility.

OUR TAKE: "Slotted into the middle of the Exilim "zoom" line of cameras, at least price-wise, the EX-Z80 appears competitive in image quality with other brands in this class." (DCR Review, 6/2/08)

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S780

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S780


Office Max has the Sony Cyber-shot S780 for $149.99. This was the lowest price I found even among online retailers. Features include: 7.2 megapixels, 3x optical zoom and a 2.4" LCD.

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Kodak EasyShare Z1285

Kodak EasyShare Z1285


Office Depot has the Kodak EasyShare Z1285 for $159.99, again beating all its competition for the lowest price around. Features include: 12.1 megapixels, 5x optical zoom, 2.5" LCD, HDTV-quality video and SD memory card compatible.

YOUR TAKE: "Good Pics... Value for money." (submitted by surajs)

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