Panasonic ZS100 with $80 Gift Card and $22 Rewards and Panasonic Travel Bundle (Charger, Battery) for $548

Another freebie has been added to this. The new condition Panasonic ZS100 superzoom (1″ sensor, 10x optical zoom) is offered in a bundle at Adorama for $548 with free shipping with these freebies:

+ $80 Adorama gift certificate
+ $22 Adorama promotional rewards
+ Panasonic DMW-BLG10 Li-Ion Battery & Charger Travel Bundle (which as the name suggests includes a charger and a battery)

The sale is good for the black or the silver color scheme.

A number of Panasonic gear continues to be offered with either free gift cards or free lenses, find those in our earlier Panasonic posts.

(SOLD OUT) Canon SX530 HS Superzoom for $210

As of a 12/12/17 AM recheck, Amazon’s own listing is gone, and the only ones offering it through Amazon are 3rd-party sellers for its usual price of $250. There is a slimmer of hope it may return since Amazon itself did not raise the price, but rather yanked their listing…

Amazon gone wild! The new condition Canon SX530 HS superzoom is on sale for $210 with free shipping with a limit of up to three per customer. This is sold and shipped by Amazon itself. This is not a lightning deal, so expiration date is unknown. It averages 4.3 out of 5 based on 380+ customer reviews and has almost as many answered questions. This is a 50x optical zoom camera with a lithium-ion battery.

Refurbished Nikon Coolpix B500 (40x optical) for $160

Zoom zoom to the eBay deals we go where the Beach Camera eBAY store is offering the manufacturer refurbished Nikon Coolpix B500 superzoom in the red color scheme for $160 with free shipping and a 90-day Nikon USA warranty. You can buy up to five per customer at this price.

This is a 40x optical zoom camera and it is powered by four AA batteries, so a plus for fans of rechargeables. Speaking of superzooms, there are a number of active superzoom deals at the moment, a good chunk of which are from Panasonic.

Panasonic ZS70 travel-zoom (30x) with Panasonic Travel Kit, Corel software and more for $398

A lot of Panasonic Cameras and Lenses get free gift cards with purchase at Adorama, but that’s not all. The Panasonic ZS70 instead of a gift card it gets bundles of free accessories for the same authorized dealer price of $398 with free shipping. The offer is available for the silver or black color scheme of this 30x travel zoom.

When you expand the “Bundle Includes” section on the Adorama product listing you see all the freebies included:

+ Panasonic Travel Kit (one DMW-BLG10 Battery, and one DMW-BTC9 Charger)
+ Corel software bundle (five titles: two photo, one video, etc)
+ 24/7 TC camera pouch
+ 16GB Sandisk SD card
+ USB card reader
+ cleaning kit

As always, you can use some of the accessories as part of camera-related gifts for friends and family if you don’t need them. Beginners typically love accessory bundles with their gifts 🙂

Panasonic ZS100 with Bonus $50 Gift Card, 32GB Extreme, Bag, Battery, Charger for $548

We have another Panasonic ZS-series bundle! This time it is the 1-inch Panasonic ZS100 with its 10x optical zoom. And there are two competing freebie bundles.

Adorama offers this bundle for $548, a $80 Adorama gift certificate, AND the Panasonic DMW-BLG10 Li-Ion Battery & Charger Travel Bundle (which as the name suggests includes a charger and a battery).

B&H Photo offers this bundle for $548: $50 B&H Photo Gift card, a 32GB Sandisk SD memory card, a camera pouch, AND the Panasonic DMW-BLG10 Li-Ion Battery & Charger Travel Bundle (which as the name suggests includes a charger and a battery).

This is available in the black or silver ZS100 color schemes. The ZS100 on its own standard retail kit goes for $548 with free shipping without the freebies by Amazon itself and other authorized dealers, so you are getting a nice set of freebies for the same price!

PS: also available is gift card bundle offer for the Panasonic FZ300 superzoom.

Panasonic FZ300 superzoom (40x, RAW) with $50 Gift Card and $18 Rewards for $448

Don’t stop believing superzoom fans! The Panasonic FZ300 superzoom (40x optical zoom) with RAW is bundled with a $50 Adorama gift certificate and $18~ promotional rewards for $448 with free expedited shipping at Adorama! You can optionally triple the warranty by filing with Panasonic.

This goes for the same price but without a $50 house gift card at B&H Photo (with 32GB Extreme SD and bag) and by Amazon itself.

Panasonic FZ2500 with $150 Gift card for $998

The Panasonic FZ-2500 superzoom had been getting a $100 gift certificate last week, but now the gift certificate has increased to $150 while the camera remains at $998 at Adorama. In terms of pure value, you can instead get it bundled with a Shure VP83F LensHopper Camera-Mount Shotgun Microphone (this goes for $300 on its own; same offer as last week).

B&H Photo is offering a $100 e-gift card. No freebies by Amazon itself, their price-matching bots may be asleep 🙂

This camera went for $1200 when I posted the RAWsumer Price Charts in early November 2017.

PS: no free gift certificate promotion is available for the Panasonic FZ1000.

Refurbished Nikon Coolpix A900 (35x optical) for $190

We zoom back on the eBAY DEALS where the BuyDIG eBAY store strikes again, offering the manufacturer refurbished Nikon Coolpix A900 (35x optical zoom) for $190 with free shipping and a 90-day Nikon USA warranty. Limit up to five cameras per eBAY user during sale. Over 300 of them have been sold through this listing per the eBay page over there.

In new condition at authorized Nikon dealers, this goes for $379 such as Amazon itself and Adorama and B&H Photo.

(ENDED) Used Panasonic FZ50 superzoom for $88

As of 11/27/17 recheck, all used units sold out…

You can relive the superzoom history thanks to used sales! The Panasonic FZ50 superzoom (12x optical) is available in “Used – Very Good” condition with a detailed description and a couple of pictures of the actual item at Amazon Warehouse Deals. It is eligible for the 20% off in-cart discount which drops its price from $110~ to $88~, sold and shipped by Amazon Warehouse Deals itself (3rd-party sellers are not eligible for the in-cart discount).

Panasonic FZ2500 SuperZoom for $1000 with FREE $100 GC or Shure VP83F LensHopper Mic

The Panasonic FZ-2500, a 1-inch RAWzoomer with a 20x superzoom lens, something our 2007 themselves might have considered a unicorn, remains at $998 but it gains a freebie. You have a choice, at B&H Photo you get a $100 B&H e-gift card. At Adorama, you sure get a freebie [sorry, I couldn’t resist), the Shure VP83F LensHopper Microphone which goes for $300 on its own!

Refurbished Canon SX420 IS superzoom (42x) for $130

The new condition Canon SX420 IS (42x superzoom) goes for $230 in new condition at authorized dealers but you can shave $100 off that price by getting it for $130 with free shipping and a 1-year warranty in manufacturer refurbished condition at the Canon USA outlet. As the “IS” hints, this has a CCD sensor. It is in-stock as of the time of writing. That was smart, the zoom ratio is in part of the mode name 🙂

Refurbished Canon SX530 HS (50x) w/1-YR W for $140

The Canon SX530 superzoom (50x optical) dropped $50 to $230 new condition at authorized dealers with some free accessories such as B&H Photo and Adorama and Amazon, but if you want to save more, keep on reading…

… the Canon USA outlet store is offering it in manufacturer refurbished condition for $140 with free shipping and a 1-year warranty. You can buy three refurbished for the price of two new condition, and still have $40 to spare!

It is in-stock as of the time of writing. I am writing this because some of the refurbished Canons go out of stock and can be hard to spot because only a tiny bit changes on their product page. Zooming Temptation!

Given the price, you are paying $2.80 per zoom ratio 😉

Canon SX530 HS Superzoom (50X) for $229

The Canon SX530 HS superzoom (50x optical) is down from $279 to $229 with free shipping and free accessories at Adorama (free camera case, 16GB card, cleaning kit).

(ENDED) Used Panasonic FZ80 superzoom (60X) for $250

As of a 11/26/17 AM recheck, the used options have sold out….

The Panasonic FZ80 superzoom (60x optical) is on sale for $348 with free shipping at authorized dealers such as B&H Photo and Adorama and Amazon itself [corrected link]. You can optionally triple the original 1-year warranty by filing paperwork with Panasonica.

But if you are comfortable with used cameras without warranty (only a 30-day return policy), then thanks to the 20% off in-cart promotion at Amazon Warehouse Deals, you can get this camera in USED – Like New condition for $250 with free shipping after the in-cart discount. There are many listings of this, and pictures of the available cameras, so it is possible that price pressure will build on them and price will drop over time ~ other things equal, because the real world is not an Economics 101 textbook example 🙂

Refurbished Canon SX710 HS superzoom (30x optical) w/1-YR warranty for $150

If you love red superzoom digital cameras, the red manufacturer refurbished Canon SX 710 HS with a 30X optical zoom and a 1-year Canon USA warranty and a free 8GB SD card goes for $150 with free shipping at the Canon USA outlet store. It is in-stock as of the time of writing. This too is one of their Pre-Black-Friday Sale items.

Panasonic ZS100 superzoom with extras for $598

We have yet another Panasonic camera that got discounted since last week. The Panasonic ZS100 superzom went for $700 last week when I posted the Fixed Lens Cameras price chart but now it is down t o $598 at authorized dealers which also include free accessories or promotional rewards such as Adorama and B&H Photo and various at Amazon.

Panasonic FZ2500 superzoom with $100 Gift Card for $998

The Panasonic LX100 rawsumer was going for $800 last week [see Fixed Lens Cameras Price charts] but this week it is down to $998 with free shipping at authorized dealers. Better yet, at Adorama you get a $100 Adorama gift certificate with it, while still paying $998.

At B&H Photo you get a free 32GB Extreme SD and camera bag, while Amazon itself gets you 5% in statement credit if paid with Prime VISA.

Meanwhile the Panasonic FZ1000 superzoom is also getting discounted, going from $800 to $700 with free accessories at Adorama and B&H Photo and Amazon (no freebies).

Panasonic ZS50 travel-zoom for $279

There are many and more superzoom options out there these days. If it is the Panasonic ZS50 travel-zoom (30X optical) the one you want, it is currently on sale in new condition for $279 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon itself (limit 3 per customer) and at B&H Photo.

Panasonic FZ2500 with $100 gift card for $1200

The Panasonic FZ2500 superzoom with RAW goes for $1200 in new condition at authorized dealers, but for a limited time, B&H Photo and Adorama are bundling a $100 gift card of their own with the camera. In other words, if you buy from B&H, you get a $100 B&H gift card. If you buy from Adorama, you get a $100 Adorama gift card.

Optionally you can triple the original 1-year warranty by filing with Panasonic. Details at each retailer above.

Refurbished Nikon Coolpix A900 superzoom with case for $230

The manufacturer refurbished Nikon Coolpix A900 fixed lens camera is bundled with a case, and it comes with a 90-day Nikon USA warranty, going for $230 with free shipping at the BuyDig website until 11/6/17 or earlier if sold out.

Despite the name, this does not have RAW, but it has a 35x optical zoom lens.

Refurbished Canon SX 710 HS Superzoom (30x) with Case and 1-YR warranty for $150

Doorbuster time at the official Canon USA store. They are offering the manufactured refurbished Canon SX710 HS superzoom (30x optical zoom) in the RED color scheme for $150 with free shipping and a 1-year Canon USA warranty and a FREE Deluxe Soft Case PSC-3300.

Nikon P900 superzoom for $450 refurbished or $579 new

The Nikon P900 superzoom (83x optical zoom) is on sale in two different conditions, so you have choices to trade-off if interested in it:

+ manufacturer refurbished for $450 with free shipping and a 90-day Nikon USA warranty at Adorama

+ new condition for $579 at Amazon by Amazon herself (limit 3 per customer)

Refurbished Samsung WB1100F superzoom for $150, DJI Phantom 3 Standard for $314, Etc

NewEgg launched what they call the Ultimate Refurbished Sale and it includes:

+ manufacturer refurbished DJI Phantom 3 Standard Quadcopter Aircraft with 3-Axis Gimbal and 2.7k CamerA for $314
+ sold by the official DJI store on NewEgg
+ limit three per customer

+ various refurbished Parrot drones prices ranging from $20 to $70

+ some $100-ish refurbished Chromebooks in the middle of the page

+ and a blast from the past towards the bottom, the refurbished red Samsung WB1100F superzoom for $150 by RedTagCamera thru NewEgg (35x optical zoom)

(ENDED) Nikon Coolpix B700 superzoom (60x optical) for $350

As of a 10/17/17 AM re-check, this sale is over as well…

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Used Canon SX500 IS superzoom w/180-day warranty for $89 w/free S&H [updated]

As of a 10/14/17 AM recheck, this is not available from the KEH website, but you can get it for $89 with free shipping by KEH through Amazon

UPDATE: fixed the HTML mess 🙂

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(ENDED) Panasonic ZS100 RAWzoomer for $490

As of late 10/11/17 re-check, both colors are back to their $650 usual price…

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Refurbished Nikon Superzooms: B500 for $180, P900 for $450

The new condition Nikon Coolpix B500 superzoom (40x optical, AA powered) goes for $256+ at authorized dealers, but if you want to save some, you can get in manufacturer refurbished condition in the Red Color Scheme or the Red Color Scheme at Adorama for $180 with free shipping and a 90-day Nikon USA warranty.

If you want to zoom a lot more, the new condition Nikon Coolpix P900 superzoom (83x optical zoom, LiIon battery) goes for $579+ at authorized dealers (eg Amazon by Amazon itself; limit 3 per customer), but if you want to save some more, you can get it in manufacturer refurbished condition for $450 with free shipping and a 90-day Nikon USA warranty at Adorama.

Nikon Coolpix P900 superzoom for $579 [limit 3]

Another old fashioned camera sale at Amazon! Last week we had the Fuji X-T20 sale, this time it is the new condition Nikon Coolpix P900 superzoom (83x optical zoom) going for $579 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon itself. Limit up to three per customer. This is not a lightning deal, so expiration date of the offer is unknown. Maybe only the Amazon Bots know when it ends 🙂

Pre-order on Thursday new Sony RX10 IV for $1700

It’s interesting how the camera market can sometimes go in circles in some ways. The good old Olympus E-series fixed lens cameras of a decade ago may have found spiritual successors in the Sony RX10 series mayhaps, which brings us to a new addition to the line, the new RX 10 IV, available for pre-ordering on Thursday AM for $1700 at B&H Photo and Adorama et al.

One unusual accomplishment of the Sony RX-series is that every single camera in the RX-series remains a currently available. How much this is a sign of popularity and how much it is a matter of inventory, I do not know, but it still is something rare in the world of digital cameras.

This has been added to the New Cameras of 2017, making it the sixth RAWsumer of the year, and the most expensive of the lot so far.

Refurbished Nikon Coolpix P600 superzoom (60x optical, LiIon) for $199

If you are a fan of Nikon Coolpix superzooms, but not a fan of AA batteries, fear not! We have an option for you too! The black refurbished Nikon Coolpix P600 superzoom (60x optical, Li-Ion) battery is on sale for $199 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo with a 90-day warranty. This is another one of their latest Featured Sales.

Refurbished red Nikon Coolpix L830 superzoom (34x optical, 4 AA) for $150

If of all the Nikon superzooms it is the red Coolpix L830 the one you want, in refurbished condition, it is going for $150 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo with a 90-day warranty (I believe B&H covers the warranty; the listing does not specify it explicitly). This is a 34X optical zoom camera powered by four AA batteries.

Refurbished Nikon P900 Superzoom (83x optical) w/90-day warranty for $470

Not quite the Hubble telescope but a 83x optical zoom lens is no small feat 🙂 The Nikon Coolpix P900 superzoom is currently available in manufacturer refurbished condition for $470 with free shipping and a 90-day Nikon USA warranty at Adorama, among their latest refurbished Nikon sales.

On the other hand, if you prefer new condition, this zoom-zoom currently goes for $579 at Amazon by Amazon itself with a limit of up to three units per customer.

Panasonic FZ 2500 + $100 Gift Card for $1098

In addition to the previously mentioned Panasonic offers, there’s one on the Panasonic FZ 2500 superzoom, you get a $100 store gift card with the camera going for $1098 at Adorama and B&H Photo.

Sony Cybershot HX80 superzoom with $50 Gift Card for $370

Best Buy launched a Black Friday sale (no, you haven’t slept through the summer, it’s still July 2017) and among the offers is a $50 Best Buy Gift Card bundled with the Sony Cybershot HX80 superzoom selling for its regular price of $370 with free shipping. This is a 30x optical zoom camera, more of the travel/compact-zoom than the mega-barrel-zoom. Offers end Saturday night or earlier if sold out.

Refurbished Olympus SP-100 Superzoom (50x) for $187 [and more additions]

The Prime Day coupon expired at the Get Olympus store but it looks like they have some more additions, including another blast from the bast fixed lens digital camera, it is the factory reconditioned Olympus Stylus SP-100 for $187~ with free shipping. This is a 50x optical zoom, with a 90-day Olympus repair warranty, and 30-day return policy.

Some more cameras and/or lenses and/or accessories got added but I’m hazy post-PrimeDay as to which ones were not there before 🙂

There is a nice choice of Prime lenses there, and if you are not afraid of silver lenses, the factory reconditioned Olympus 45mm f1.8 goes for $200, $40 less than the black color scheme. So one could build a prime lens arsenal by going refurbished instead of buying only one or two in new condition.

PS: occasionally they drop Four Thirds (DSLR) gear in there, so if you are interested in M43rds, to be on the safe side, make sure check that the lenses you buy are “M.Zuiko”. This also serves as a memo to self to remember to check before I post 🙂

(ENDED) Panasonic FZ1000 Superzoom Deal for $500

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Panasonic LX10 or ZS100 with Extras (including Corel) for $648

I am currently price-checking cameras for the “Fixed Lens Cameras” Price Chart, and there are a couple of Panasonic 1-inch cameras with extras that are going for $648 with free shipping each, at Adorama.

The Panasonic LX10, the current “deputy” of the famed LX-series, is bundled with the Corel Software Bundle (five titles, three of which are photo/video), a 32GB Lexar SD card, a Lowepro DP 20 camera bag, a memory card wallet and a cleaning kit for the same authorized dealer price of $648.

Likewise, the ZS100 superzoom goes for the same price, in silver or black color schemes, and is bundled with the Corel Software Bundle (five titles, three of which are photo/video), a 16GB Lexar SD card, a Lowepro DP 30 camera bag, a Sunpak FlexPod Pro gripper thingy, a memory card wallet, and a cleaning kit.

Canon SX540 HS Superzoom for $350

The Canon SX540 HS superzoom (50x optical) is offered for $350 with free shipping at Adorama when you do the “add to cart” song and dance.

Per the description over there, “USB Cable, Video Cable. SD Card and Solutions Disk Not Included”.

Panasonic ZS60 superzoom with case and 16GB card for $300 [Costco]

Zoom-zoom! Costco is offering the new condition Panasonic ZS60 superzoom (30x optical) with a camera case and 16GB memory card for $300 with free shipping at the Costco website. Non-members can buy it too but may have to pay a 5% surcharge. I was surprised that not every non-legally-restricted Costco non-member purchase gets charged the 5% surcharge. I bought gift cards and shoes and did not get a 5% surcharge. Unless there is the “Shoe Costco Surcharge Prohibition Act of 1965” that prohibits shoe surcharges 😉

Sale ends 6/25/17, or at least the instant savings promotion that creates this price ends.

Panasonic ZS100 with Various Extras for $648

On the higher end of the Panasonic ZS-series, the ZS100 superzoom is bundled with a handful of free accessories for $648 with free shipping at Adorama in the black color scheme and the silver color scheme. The freebies included by Adorama are a Lowepro camera pouch, a 16GB Lexar SD, a Sunpak Flexpod Pro gripper, a Slinger memory card wallet, a cleaning kit, and the Corel software bundle.

Panasonic ZS60 superzoom for $300 to $315

The Panasonic ZS60 superzoom was a “CES 2016 baby” but it’s almost gone now. However, if of all the superzoom options out there this is the one you want, you can get it in new condition for $300 with free shipping at Costco’s website. If you are not a Costco member, you can buy it for 5% more ($315 instead of $300).

PRO TIP: even if you are not a Costco member, you can buy a variety of gift cards at the Costco website. You may not even have to pay the 5% surcharge on gift cards. A lot of the gift cards offered are nicely discounted, many 20% off, others a bit more. Most of them are of the food and gifting ideas type.

(ENDED) Panasonic FZ200 superzoom for $280 with coupon

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(ENDED) Nikon Coolpix L340 superzoom (28x, 4 AA) for $100

As of a late 5/14/17 re-check, this sold out from B&H Photo and the price almost doubled at Target…

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Nikon Coolpix L340 superzoom (28x, 4 AA) for $100

Superzoom doorbuster at B&H Photo, the Nikon Coolpix L340, a four AA powered 28x optical zoom superzoom is on sale for $100 with free shipping for a limited time.

Pre-order Panasonic ZS70 (30x) for $450

Superzoom with RAW action now, Panasonic’s new ZS70 (not to be confused with the good old FZ70 superzoom), with a 1/2.3″ MOS 20mp sensor and 30x optical zoom, and RAW is on now available for pre-order, in two color schemes, for $450 at Adorama and Amazon itself and B&H Photo. As usual, the early adopters pay the “having it first” tax, but time will eventually erode the price.

Speaking of superzooms and eroding prices, the Panasonic FZ70 is on sale for $250 by Amazon itself (limit three per customer).

The new ZS70 has been added to the New Cameras of 2017 Tracker. Only serious P&S cameras are added there. RAW is a litmus test ~ among others 🙂

Refurbished Canon SX410 IS with Free Case and 1-YR warranty for $130

The official Canon USA store has promotion that gets you Free Accessories with select Powershots, headlined by the refurbished Canon SX410 IS (in black or red) with a free Deluxe Soft Case PSC-4050, for $130 with free shipping and a 1-year Canon USA warranty. The sale includes a mix of new condition and refurbished, so check each individual’s listing for the condition.

Panasonic FZ70 superzoom (60x) for $250

If of all the superzoom cameras old and new, it is the Panasonic FZ70 superzoom (60x optical, Li-Ion) the one you want, it is available in new condition for $250 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon itself with a limit of three per customer during the sale. It averages 4.5 out of 5 based on 800+ customer reviews and has 900+ answered questions.

It is currently the #2 Best Selling P&S camera, so at least there is some consistency in their chart, the top two selling cameras are both on sale, and of limited availability at other retailers (in the case of the FZ70).

Nikon L340 superzoom (28x) for $150

Zoom-zoom! The new condition black color scheme of the Nikon Coolpix L340 superzoom (28x optical zoom, four AA batteries) is currently on sale for $150 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon itself with a limit of up to three of these zoomies per customer. It averages 4.1 out of 5 based on 800+ customer reviews, has 500+ answered questions, and per the listing there, it is currently the #1 Best Selling P&S cameras.

PS: keep in mind, Amazon’s website is now huge, there’s rarely any product category that is completely and correctly categorized, so some cameras may be missing from “top seller” consideration, while other non-camera items may also be included. It’s more useful nowadays as a pecking order comparison of the cameras that are ranked. That’s one of the reasons why I stopped doing the “best selling charts” posts because they were diluted enough so that they didn’t deserve that close of an analysis/scrutiny.

Pre-order new Canon SX730 HS superzoom (40x) for $399

Superzooms are alive and kicking, partly because neither smartphones nor DSLRs/iLCs can offer the crazy zoom ratios of smaller-sensor fixed lens cameras. Which brings us to a new 40x optical zoom model revealed by Canon, the Powershot SX730 HS with a 20mp 1/2.3″ sensor, available for pre-order at B&H Photo for $399 with free expedited shipping in silver or in black, but not in Las Vegas Raiders silver-and-black 🙂

Nikon A900 superzoom (35X) for $366

The Nikon A900 (20mp 1/2.3″, 35X optical zoom) is down to $366~ with free shipping in either black or silver at B&H Photo and Adorama and Amazon itself. Be sure to read reviews if you are not familiar with this as it has its fair share of trade-offs and issues. It is powered by lions (okay, Li-Ion) not AA.