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 🙂
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.
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).
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.
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 🙂
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.
The new condition Panasonic ZS50 for $300 is currently out of stock and un-orderable at the Costco website but it’s on sale again in refurbished condition at B&H Photo for $249 with free expedited shipping and a 90-day warranty from B&H… For more action, check their latest Featured Sales…
Zoom-zoom, the Canon Powershot SX530 HS superzoom (50x optical) is on sale for $279 with free shipping with a few free accessories at Adorama (free Slinger bag, 16GB Lexar SD, cleaning kit) and Amazon by Amazon itself (free 32GB Lexar Pro 633x SDHC).
Zoom-zoom now! Panasonic has another superzoom camera in the FZ-series with RAW out of the box. It is the new FZ80 with a 18mp 1/2.3″ sensor and a 60x optical zoom lens (20-1200mm eq) and RAW with a pre-order price of $400 at B&H Photo and Adorama… This too has been added to our New Cameras of 2017 page…
As of 1/1/17 this party is over:
Zoom-zoom! The Panasonic ZS50 travel-zoom is available for $250 with free shipping at Costco for members, or $262.50 for non-members. This sale ends 12/31/16 per the site over there.
The refurbished sale ended but it appears to be recurring at B&H, so it may return in the future…
On the other hand, if you prefer a lower price, you can get it refurbished for $200 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo until Wednesday at 11:59pm ET. This is one of their After-Holiday Deal Zone specials.
This sold out and can no longer be purchased…
The manufacturer refurbished Nikon Coolpix B500 superzoom (40x optical, powered by four AA batteries) is on sale for $180 with free shipping plus shipping (starts at $8) at Adorama. It comes with the usual refurbished 90-day Nikon USA warranty. I mean, “warranty for refurbished products”, not that the warranty itself is refurbished 🙂
This limited time offer expired…
Another manufacturer-refurbished Nikon Coolpix superzoom is on sale at Coolpix L830 in the red color scheme, with 34x optical zoom, powered by AA batteries, for $109 with free shipping and a 90-day Nikon USA warranty.
Move over Hubble telescope, here comes an 83x optical zoom lens camera 🙂 The manufacturer refurbished Nikon Coolpix P900 is on sale for $430 with free shipping at Adorama with a 90-day Nikon USA warranty. Offer ends at 11:59pm ET on Thursday 12/1/16.
UPDATE (3/28/17): as of this re-check, this is OUT of STOCK, and CANNOT be ordered 🙁
UPDATE (3/26/17): as of this re-check, it is now down to $230.
Costco members can now score the Panasonic ZS50 travel-zoom for $250 with free shipping at the Costco website and may be at their stores (that’s what the page there says). This is thanks to a brand new $50 off manufacturer discount that went live today and will continue until Christmas Eve… If you are not a Costco member, you can purchase it but you have to pay a 5% surcharge (around $12.50 more).
Zoom-zoom! The black Nikon Coolpix P530 (42x optical) is available in refurbished condition with a 90-day B&H warranty for $180 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo, another one of their Cyber offers.
This offer zoomed away:
Speaking of refurbished Nikon zooms, the previously mentioned manufacturer refurbished black Nikon Coolpix S7000 (20x optical) continues for $89 with free shipping at Adorama.
This doorbuster busted…
And now a travel-zoom double-figures Cyber Monday doorbuster of sorts, Adorama is offering the black manufacturer refurbished Nikon Coolpix S7000 (20X optical) for $89 with free shipping with a 90-day Nikon USA warranty.
Zoom-zoom! The silver Panasonic ZS50 travel zoom (30x optical) is offered in refurbished condition for $250 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo with a 90-day warranty.
I am now continuing with the price-checking of the glossy-ad Black Friday Ads, and one more “glossy ad” has been “defeated” by the internets. The Nikon Coolpix B500 superzoom (40x optical, four AA) is advertised for $260 in the BF ads, but Adorama is not only offering it for just under $260, it is also bundled with lots of free accessories: Corel software bundle, Bag, SD, AA charger/batteries, etc. The same price but without those freebies is available at B&H Photo and Amazon itself
As of 11/25/16 recheck, this sold out with nearly 2500 units sold from this eBay listing…
Plum cameras are all the rage at the eBay Deals, the Buydig eBay store is offering the manufacturer refurbished Nikon Coolpix L840 superzoom (38x optical, AA power) in the plum color scheme for $119 with free shipping with a limit of two units per customer. It comes with a 90-day Nikon USA warranty. The other two colors (black, red) are sold out.
The whole world begins to zoom! At 40X optical if you get this camera, it is the AA-powered (four of them) Nikon Coolpix B500, in manufacturer-refurbished condition, going for $190 with free shipping at Adorama, with a 90-day Nikon USA warranty in either the black color scheme or the black-red color scheme… This is among the latest Adorama Early Black Friday specials…
The official Canon USA store is offering a bundle of the refurbished Canon SX530 HS superzoom, along with the SELPHY CP1200 White Wireless Compact Photo Printer and the RP-54 High-Capacity Color Ink/Paper Set, all together for $250 with free shipping and a 1-year warranty. Only the camera is refurbished, not the printer or the ink/paper 🙂
Zoom-zoom action now, Adorama has a couple of manufacturer-refurbished Nikon Coolpix superzooms with a 90-day Nikon USA warranty. The red B500 superzoom (40x optical) goes for $200 with free shipping, while the red L830 superzoom (34x optical; AA power) goes for $130 with free shipping… These too are among their latest Halloween Sales…
Adorama has another refurbished Nikon flash sale, this time it is the manufacturer refurbished Nikon Coolpix S7000 in the black color scheme going for $89 with free shipping and a 90-day Nikon USA warranty. This has a 20x optical zoom lens. A 20x optical zoom camera for under $200. Once upon a time you couldn’t even get a 1x zoom for that 🙂
IF you like plum-purple color-schemes in your AA-powered superzooms, the refurbished Nikon Coolpix L840 (38x optical, 4AA), in the plum color option, is on sale for $120 with free shipping or store pickup at Best Buy.
Zoom-zoom now, the black Nikon Coolpix P530 superzoom (42x optical) is available in refurbished condition for $200 with free expedited shipping with a 90 day warranty (does not say who provides the warranty) at B&H Photo. Zoom-zoom!
The last time we posted about the red Nikon Coolpix L840 superzoom (38x optical, four AA power) is was going for almost $160 with shipping factored in, but now the Trending eBay Deals come to the rescue, it is offered in manufacturer refurbished condition for $140 with free shipping with a limit of five units per customer by BuyDig’s eBay store. It comes with the usual 90-day Nikon USA refurbished products warranty. The black color scheme is currently sold out.
PS: if you are participating in eBay Bucks, and if you were invited to participate, make sure you sign up for the 6% eBay Bucks promotion before buying (ends Wednesday 11:59pm pacific 8/17/16).
If you like red superzoom digital cameras (38x optical), in manufacturer refurbished condition, the red-black color-option of the Nikon Coolpix L840 (AA powered) is available in manufacturer refurbished condition with a 90-day Nikon USA warranty for $147 plus shipping (depends on zipcode, UPS 3-day is $11 for West Coast) at Adorama.
It’s refurbished compact-zoom time now, where the black Nikon Coolpix S7000 is available in manufacturer refurbished condition with its 20x optical zoom and 90-day Nikon USA warranty for $120 with free expedited shipping even at Adorama.
Watch out telescopes, here come the superzooms! The Nikon Coolpix P900 with its 83x optical zoom lens is now on sale in new condition for $529 with free shipping with a limit of three units per customer at Amazon by Amazon itself.
Or if you prefer manufacturer refurbished, you can get it in that condition for $469 with free shipping and a 90 day Nikon USA warranty at Adorama.
This daily deal expired…
The Canon SX610 HS superzoom (18x optical, Wifi) is on sale in the black color scheme, in new condition for $180 plus $5 flat shipping with a limit of three per customer as one of the Woot Daily Deals, good until 1am ET on Sunday or earlier if sold out.
Zoom-zoom now with one of the most recent models, the Nikon Coolpix B500 with a 40x optical zoom is currently on sale for $257 at authorized dealers, but Adorama is selling it at the same price with a handful of free items: Lowepro Edit 110 bag, 16GB Delkin SDHC card, 4pk Duracell Coppertop AA batteries, ProOptic cleaning kit, tiny tabletop tripod, and the Corel software kit (which includes AfterShot and PSP).
To the galaxy of eBay Deals we return, where the legendary Legend Micro store (I can’t help all these bad puns) is offering the manufacturer refurbished Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 (GC200) Android camera with 21x optical zoom for $295 with free shipping and a 90 day warranty.
Back to the eBay Deals we geaux, where eBay seller “TheDigitalGuy” (99.3%, ships from New York) with the authorized Canon dealer logo next to its name, is offering the new condition Canon Powershox SX610 HS superzoom (black, 18x optical) for $199 with free shipping. There are many and more superzooms in the market, picking one, especially if you don’t have strict prerequisites can be a choice-overload type of an experience.
There are many options in superzooms, even if you filter down to the compact/travel zooms category. One of these options is the Panasonic ZS45 (20x optical) currently on sale for $169 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo.
PS: there’s also a used deal for this right above this post.
The Panasonic ZS100 compact-travel-zoom goes for $700 at authorized dealers but they are allowed to bundle freebies, and Adorama is bundling it with a $50 Adorama Gift Certificate… Optionally you can triple the original manufacturer warranty via a mail-in rebate to Panasonic…
Another one of the Street Fair specials, the Fuji S8600 superzoom (36x optical) is on sale for $110 with free shipping and $4.40 in promotional rewards at Adorama.
This fell off the front page, but it is still good in case you missed it… To the eBay Deals we return where Adorama’s eBay Store is offering the manufacturer refurbished with a 90 day Panasonic warranty, in black or white, Panasonic ZS35 travel-zoom with a 16GB SD card and case for $84 with free shipping with a limit of five per customer.
To the eBay Deals we return where Adorama’s eBay Store is offering the manufacturer refurbished with a 90 day Panasonic warranty, in black or white, Panasonic ZS35 travel-zoom with a 16GB SD card for $84 with free shipping with a limit of five per customer.
UPDATE 5/26/16: This L840 offer expired, but the rest of the items from the the eBay Deals Top 100 continue…
Not only did we forget about Dre, we also forgot about the eBay Deals Top 100 where BuyDig’s eBay store is offering the manufacturer refurbished Nikon Coolpix L840 compact-zoom (38x optical, four AA) offered for $139 with free shipping with a limit of five per customer. It comes with a 90 day Nikon USA warranty.
If you like to buy photography or camera books, especially ones that rarely get discounted, one way around it is to find a gift card at a discount. Which brings us to this plastic gift card delivered for free by mail, Pay $88, Get $100 Barnes and Noble Gift Card with free shipping to your front door. Limit three per customer.
While there, there’s also a plastic gift card by mail promotion, of interest if you use the CVS photo services mayhaps, Pay $88, Get $100 CVS Gift Card with free shipping to your front door. Limit three per customer.
But wait there’s more! Here’s some other potentially interesting six degrees of separation items:
+ Google Chromecast Audio (latest model) for $30 with free shipping by Google’s own eBay store (yes, they have an eBay store now, launched a few days ago) ~ limit 5 per customer
+ NOTE: the other one sold out but the Audio version continues
+ 2TB Seagate Expansion Portable External Hard Drive USB 3.0 Model STEA2000400 for $73 with free shipping by NewEgg’s eBay store (limit 5)
+ 28″ Dell S2817Q UHD LED 4K Monitor, 3840 x 2160, for $400 w/free S&H by Adorama’s eBay store (limit 5)
+ DJI Phantom 3 Standard with 2.7K Camera and 3-Axis Gimbal CP.PT.000168 for $399 with free shipping (limit 5) by Cookie Electronics
Picking a superzoom digital camera is no easy task if you do not like to swim in a flotilla of choices. Among the newest choices is the Fuji S9900W (50x optical), currently on sale for $170 with free shipping and $6.80 in promotional rewards (to be used on future purchases) at Adorama. Offer ends 6/1/16.
UPDATE 5/22/16: as of this recheck, the price increased to $800. The free accessories remain…
ORIGINAL: Zoom-zoom! If you are interested in the Panasonic FZ1000 superzoom with RAW, Adorama has created a FZ1000 Super Bundle for the same price of $698 with free shipping as the camera without all the free extras.
The extras are the Corel Software Bundle (five titles including Aftershot PRO 2 and Paintshop PRO X8), a 64GB Lexar SD, a 67mm Filter Kit (UV/CPL/ND2), a Traffic Collection 24/7 camera bag, an extra Power2000 battery, and cleaning kit (that looks like a makeup kit) and $28 promotional rewards to be used in future Adorama purchases.
The new Nikon B500 superzoom (40x optical), a rebooting of the old L-series naming scheme, is now in-stock and ready to ship and at the same time it has its first itty bitty discount, you can get it for $292~ by Amazon itself and $291~ by Kellards through the Amazon website (look on the sidebar under “Other Sellers”).