Independence Day 2013 Camera Deal Guide
The summer is great for taking pictures and now you can get some great deals on cameras.
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This time of year is great for taking photos. We've detailed how to take pictures of fireworks in our recent guide, but there are other opportunities this summer.
It's okay to lack a good camera, especially since there are some great deals on cameras now for Fourth of July through numerous retailers. We've gathered a few, which we have listed below.
We reviewed the Olympus E-PL5 mirrorless camera back in March and found that while we had issues with its complicated menu and handling, we were impressed with its image quality. It has a quick autofocus and accurate color reproduction, making it a solid camera for intermediate users. This deal through Adorama takes $100 off the list price for the silver model and includes free shipping.
While the $2,786 price tag may be a little high for some, fans of full-frame DSLR cameras will find this bundle appealing. It's on sale as a part of Adorama's Fourth of July sale, which has a number of deals on cameras, including a few on the Nikon D600, which we found to be a solid buy in our review. The bundle comes with an 24–85mm kit lens, a 70–300mm kit lens, a Nikon gadget bag, a 32GB SDHC memory card, a WU-1b wireless mobile adapter, and the Nikon School Guide to Digital Photography.
Our first impressions of the Canon PowerShot SX500 were favorable. We found that it was a solid entry-level camera with features that were fairly substantial for the price point, such as a 30x zoom and 16-megapixel sensor. P.C. Richard & Son has a bunch of discounts on select electronics such as cameras through their Fourth of July sale.
The Nikon Coolpix L820 was announced back in January at the CP+ trade show. Of the two superzooms announced, this one is the largest. It has a 30x zoom with a 16-megapixel sensor, vibration reduction, a 3-inch rear LCD, an ergonomic grip, and AA battery power. We haven't reviewed this model yet, but the discount and customer reviews make this a deal worth looking into. Best Buy has this and other cameras on sale this week.