Better hurry. These have only been lasting a few hours whenever a retailer gets a shipment.
Amazon is serving up several year-end deals on a number of products – including cameras and photography gear.
- Save 10% instantly on select camera accessories (includes several Sigma lenses)
- Save 25% instantly on select camera accessories
- Save $150 instantly with the combined purchase of select Panasonic G-Series Lumix and a Lensbaby Composer.
- Save 15% instantly on select Kata camera bags with the purchase of a qualifying digital SLR
Lots more deals can be found on Amazon’s dedicated page for year-end camera deals.
Amazon is pushing well past Cyber Monday with a whole week of deals on a variety of products. Just browsing through today’s “Lightning Deals” – it’s serving up deals on the Tokina 16.5-135mm lens in Canon and Nikon mounts (starting at 9:20AM ET), a Benro tripod and monopod, with more to be revealed throughout the day.
If you aren’t familiar with Lightning Deals, they are limited availability products that are reduced in price (sometimes significantly) for only a short period of time (usually 1-4 hours if the stock lasts that long). You can check them out on Amazon’s Cyber Week page and you’ll get a feel for how the deal system works.
Since we looked at the most wished for cameras last week, I thought we could see what the actual best sellers are this time around. Again, this is based on info available at Amazon’s digital camera page.
Best Selling Digital Cameras
- Panasonic ZS7
- Canon PowerShot SD780 IS (black)
- Polaroid t1031
- Canon PowerShot SD1200 IS
- Canon Rebel T1i
- Canon PowerShot S90 IS
- Nikon D90
- HP PB360
- Canon PowerShot G11
- Canon PowerShot SD780 IS (red)
This is just a snapshot in time, as Amazon updates its bestseller list on an hourly basis. It does provide an idea of what’s important to people though.
Looking at the customer reviews, it’s easy to see why many of these are at the top, as all of the cameras have received overwhelmingly positive reviews. It’s also interesting to see $60 cameras and $800 cameras moving in nearly equal quantities. It’s a pretty diverse group.
It looks like the Canon 1D Mark IV has commenced shipping in the US and Canada. I’ve seen several user reports of folks taking delivery across the photo forums and blogosphere. Rob Galbraith has posted the same news today as well.
Some of the biggest camera retailers have yet to update their stock status for the 1D Mark IV, which suggests that the shipments are still rolling out.
You can continue to check availability at the following trusted retailers:
Stay tuned over the next few days, as we should see the stock continue to update at US retailers.
Although I haven’t seen an official statement from Nikon on the price drop, many trusted retailers have already implemented it. Amazon’s actually got it priced much less for the time being.
Here’s a rundown of the sale prices at trusted online retailers (as of the time of this posting):
Amazon – $2519.97
Adorama – $2679.00
B&H Photo – $2699.95
Ritz Camera – $2699.95
While Amazon has been selling GE cameras for some time now, GE has now made the entire line available through Amazon’s Electronics Store. The line includes the 2008 models, including the entry-level A series, the mid-price E series, and the ultra-compact G series. Standard colors for the GE cameras are black, silver or red, with some models being available in additional colors as well. Prices start under $90. You can view the GE line on Amazon by clicking here.
The GE cameras feature blink and smile detection, which allow the user to capture just the right moment for people snapshots. After a shot is taken, the blink detection feature alerts the user that the subject’s eyes were closed and allows another attempt. The smile detection feature works like Sony’s Smile Shutter on the Sony W170 (hands-on here) by tripping the shutter automatically when the subject smiles.