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 Camer 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)

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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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.

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 🙂

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.

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 🙂