With Columbus Day only a few days away and retailers launching their holiday discounts, you’re probably wondering what consumer electronics items you should be shopping for. Of course, you’ve got the usual phones and tablets, and HDTVs are always popular in here, but wouldn’t you want to try some other items instead? Items such as DSLR cameras, perhaps?
Yes, it’s true – DSLR cameras don’t get the respect they deserve in the consumer electronics space. It’s probably because they’re often thought of as expensive and superfluous luxuries one only should buy if they’ve got loads of money. But as you’ll find out below, some of these cameras aren’t as expensive as you may think, and you can also buy them bundled in with a whole lot of other items, once again not breaking the bank. Without further ado, here’s our list of Costco DSLR camera specials for Columbus Day.
Those looking for a simpler bundle could pay $799.99 for the Canon EOS Rebel T5i DSLR Camera Two Lens Bundle, which includes the EOS Rebel T5i shooter (18-megapixel sensor), an 18-55mm lens, and a 55-250mm lens. Pricing used to be $1,099.99, so we’re talking big discounts here, right in time for Columbus Day celebrations. The Canon EOS Rebel T5 also comes with an 18-megapixel sensor, and you can buy it with an 18-55mm lens and a 75-300mm lens – discount pricing is $499.99, or $250 off the regular selling price of $749.99.
Moving on to the bigger, more expensive bundles, Costco has several worth checking out. The Nikon D7200 DSLR Camera Two Lens Bundle includes the 24.2-megapixel D7200, an 18-55mm and 55-300mm lens, and a camera bag, among other different items; that’s going to set you back by $1,449.99 instead of the original SRP of $1,699.99.
Another Nikon bundle, featuring the D5500 (24.2 MP), the same lenses, a camera bag, and more, is currently selling for $1,099.99 instead of $1,399.99. And Canon’s EOS 70D DSLR Camera Two Lens Bundle features the EOS 70D (20.2-megapixel sensor), an 18-55mm and 55-250mm lens, an SD card, and a camera bag. That’ll cost you $1,249.99, or $400 off the original price of $1,649.99.
As an aside, Costco members can get a huge discount of $450 off the price of the Sony a6000 Mirrorless Digital Camera (24.3-megapixel sensor), which comes bundled in with an 18-55mm and 55-210mm lens, an instructional DVD, and a camera bag. It doesn’t say how much the bundle costs, but even non-members can see that it costs $450 off as a member-only item. The Sony a5100 also comes bundled in with those same items, and it’s available for $315 off – again, a member-only item and deal for Columbus Day.
We are close to wrapping up this deals recap, but we’re not quite done yet. As you may have seen, the pricing on Nikon’s camera bundles seems to be on the premium side. But that’s not the case with the D3300 DSLR Camera Two Lens Bundle, which gives you a 24.2-megapixel D3300 camera, 18-55mm and 55-200mm lenses, an SD card, a camera bag, and more. Pricing used to be $999.99, but thanks to Costco’s $300 discount, it’s now selling for just $649.99.