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.

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 🙂

Pre-order new Panasonic FZ80 superzoom with RAW

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…

(ENDED) Panasonic ZS50 Travel-Zoom for $250 (New) [updated]

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.

(ENDED) Refurb Nikon B500 superzoom (40X, AA) for $180

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 🙂

(OUT OF STOCK) Costco: Panasonic ZS50 drops to $230 [updated]

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).

Refurbished Nikon P530 superzoom (42x) for $180

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.

Internets Price-Match Nikon Coolpix B500 superzoom (40x, AA) Black Friday Ad for under $260 with free accessories

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

(ENDED) Refurbished Nikon L840 superzoom (38x, AA) for $119

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.

Refurbished Nikon B500 superzoom (40X, 4AA) for $190

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

Refurbished Canon SX530 HS with Selphy CP1200 Printer and Ink/Paper for $250

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 🙂

Refurbished red Nikon Coolpix Superzooms: B500 for $200, L830 for $130

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

Refurbished Nikon Coolpix S7000 (20x) for $89

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 🙂

Refurbished Nikon Coolpix L840 superzoom (38x optical, 4 AA) for $140

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).

Refurbished Nikon L840 superzoom (38x) for $147 + S&H

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.

Nikon P900 Superzoom (83x optical) drops to $529 or $469 refurbished

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.

Nikon Coolpix B500 Superzoom (40x optical) with Extras and Corel for $257

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).

Refurbished Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 (GC200; 21x optical; Android) for $295

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.

Canon SX610 HS superzoom for $199

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.

Still Good: refurb Panasonic ZS35 Travel-Zoom for $84

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.