Refurbished Canon SL1 with 18-55 IS STM and 1yr warranty for $299

One bang for the buck way to scoop up Canon DSLR gear is buy manufacturer refurbished models that come with a 1-year Canon USA warranty from the official Canon USA store. Likewise, some of the Powershots are offered in refurbished condition with a 1-year warranty.

For example, one option as a starter Canon “take pictures with” DSLR kit is the manufacturer refurbished Canon SL1 with 18-55 IS STM for $299.

Fuji X100T with Rode VideoMic Pro R Mic for $1099

The brand new Fuji X100F is slowly getting released for $1300 [see Stock Status Tracker] but if it’s the X100T the one you want, it currently goes for $1100 bundled with a Rode VideoMic Pro R Mic for $1099 with free shipping at Adorama and B&H Photo.

Or if you are a Prime member paying with either the Amazon Chase VISA or the Prime Store card, you can get $55 back as a statement credit thru Amazon.

Now shipping: Factory Unlocked Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ flagships

If you much prefer to get the new Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ flagships factory unlocked, with Samsung USA warranty and in new condition, there are now in-stock and shipping in limited quantities at the Samsung USA website. The S8 goes for $725 while the S8+ goes for $825.

It is also available for purchase through Samsung Financing on 24-month installment plans with 0% APR on approved credit.

They are also shipping from B&H Photo. The S8 goes for $800 while the S8+ goes for $900.

NOTE that with previous models (eg Galaxy S7), Samsung did not prioritize updates for the unlocked phones. For example, the S7 only just now is getting Nougat (7.0, not even the latest).