Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Alliteration special: Dell Does Dynamic Digicam Discounts

In case the title seemed a little strange, please keep in mind that we specialize in silly puns and bad jokes, which is why we are here, instead of Comedy Central!

But let that not take away from the discounts of the following digital cameras at Dell. The discounts are a limited time offer according to Dell.

What?What??Why should I care?
Canon Canon PowerShot SD870 IS  Silver  8.0 MP 3.8X Zoom Digital CameraCanon SD870 IS*** Price drop alert *** Current price is down to $250! *** Wide angle and IS are the two intriguing features that make this type of a camera a DSLR user's tiny companion. Not perfect by any means (not that there is a perfect camera (other than the Nikon D3??)) but the trade-offs stack in its favor for some users out there. The price has just recently tipped below $300, right now at $290.
Canon Canon PowerShot S5 IS - digital cameraCanon S5 ISOh my, the S5 IS for under $300? Yes, currently at $290. "Still" at 12X IS, Canon is (as it is typically the case) among the last to jump on new "trendy" features. Will they jump to higher zoom ratios with newer cameras? We do not know. They are bound to announce replacement models for the S5 IS and SX 100 IS later this year, so we'll know at some point, probably by Photokina 2008. As you probably know, Sony jumped to 15X and stayed there, Panasonic jumped to 18X, Fuji jumped to 18X, while Olympus started the "revolution" at 18X, and then jumped to 20X. Me, I am holding out for the Hello Kitty pocketable SuperVGA 100X SuperTelescopeZoom VX1000uzi ;-)
Kodak Kodak EasyShare Z712 IS - digital cameraKodak Z712 ISLost among the shuffle of the big name superzooms, and caught between the "fun zooms" and the "hyper zooms" is the Kodak Z712 IS at $200 even. A modest 7mp 1/2.5" sensor may be tempting for those who don't like the overstuffed 8mp 1/2.5" or 10mp 1/2.33" sensors.
Sony Sony  Cyber-shot DSC-H3/B  Black  8.1 MP  10X Zoom  Digital CameraSony H3 BlackSony joined the fun-zoom party with the Cybershot H3, which is now discounted to $250. The competition being the Panasonic TZ-series, and Canon's SX100-IS. Canon also tried to make a hybrid fun zoom, the TX-1, but that was one of the very few "commercial failures" for a Canon camera. Of course a commercial failure for Canon could mean a top selling camera for one of the smaller brands, but that's another story for another day - since we are discussing Sony here :)
Canon Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi - digital cameraCanon Digital Rebel XTi, body onlyWho would have thought that one could get a Canon Digital Rebel DSLR for $500? Well, I'm sure if you dig into the dpreview forum archives, you will find posts of people predicting $500 Canon DSLRs in 2008 :) And the XTi is not a bad deal for $500, considering that the newly announced XSi, costs about a Canon S5-IS more. The XTi of course is the 400D, while the XSi is the 450D, and the XT is the 350D, and the Original is the 300D. We, the undersigned fans of Crispy are holding out for our model to be announced ;-)
Nikon Nikon Coolpix S200 7.1MP 2.5 X Zoom Digital CameraNikon Coolpix S200We don't want to be accused of Canon Worship, so we are adding a Nikon camera to the list as well. The Coolpixie S200 is Nikon's attempt at an answer to the Canon Elves. Certainly the $160 price is competitive with the SD1000.

PS> Alliteration, not to be confused with illiteration. Not that we knew, but Google told us so ;-)

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