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.
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.
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.
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.
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 🙂
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.
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”.
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.
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.
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.
This coupon promotion expired…
As of a late 5/14/17 re-check, this sold out from B&H Photo and the price almost doubled at Target…
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.
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.
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.
These daily deals expired… For future action, check their B&H Photo Daily Deals page…
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 🙂
These daily deals expired… For more, check the B&H Photo Daily Deals page…
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).