We’ve already witnessed the consumer electronics spectacles that were CES 2015 and MWC 2015, and while the former expo brought us a slew of Internet of Things devices and the latter heralded the arrival of the Samsung Galaxy S6, HTC One M9 and more, neither trade show featured a lot of camera reveals. Up to this day, digital cameras, particularly DSLRs, don’t get much love from the tech press as compared to smartphones or tablets or HDTVs, and that may be because they’re widely thought of as expensive gadgets for niche hobbyists. But that doesn’t always have to be the case, as Amazon has, as usual, an impressive selection of DSLR deals for the picking. So with that all having been said, let’s take you to those deals and talk you through the better ones.
For starters, the Nikon D5300 comes with a 24.2-megapixel CMOS sensor and built-in Wi-Fi and GPS, and when sold at full retail, it usually costs $799.95 in body-only, or a la carte form. However, Amazon is selling this camera for the low price of $696.95, or a shade over a hundred dollars cheaper than the original price.
The Nikon D7000 is a 16.2-megapixel DSLR that can be purchased with an 18-55 millimeter lens bundled in, and while it originally cost $949.99, Amazon is now selling it for $599.95. However, there is a bit of a catch – as per the Amazon website, it will only be in stock on March 19, 2015.
Moving on to Canon’s DSLR selections, the EOS 60D features an 18-megapixel sensor, and can be bought with a bundled-in 18-135 millimeter f/3.5-5.6 IS UD lens. This whole package normally costs $1,199, but it’s now selling at $300 off full retail, or only $899. And if you’re looking for something higher-end from Canon, you can get the Canon EOS 6D, which includes a 20.2-megapixel CMOS sensor among its main specifications, a 3-inch LCD, and an EF 24-105 millimeter IS lens kit. Regular pricing is $2,399, but Amazon will let you purchase this bundle at $400 less than the original price, thus reducing it to only $1,999. That’s quite expensive for a DSLR camera, but $400 off a camera that’s usually $2,400 is not bad at all.
Moving on to other brands, your options include the Sony A77II DSLR Camera, which comes bundled in with a 16-50 millimeter F2.8 lens. Original pricing is $1,798, but you can now buy it for the slightly lower price of $1,548. If that’s too expensive for you, you can get this same camera in body-only form; the A77II will cost you just $948 if purchased a la carte, instead of the original $1,198.
And if money isn’t exactly an object for you, the Olympus E-5 DSLR costs $1,669.95 instead of the original $2,116 – take note that this price applies to the body-only option.
We’ve recapped some great deals on Nikon and Canon DSLRs, and we’ve briefly touched on the products of some other camera makers. However, you’re probably wondering where the budget DSLR camera options are. That’s where our final product comes in. The Pentax K-50 comes with a 16-megapixel sensor and is bundled in with two lenses – a 18-55 millimeter lens, and a 50-200 millimeter lens. Originally $879.95, the bundle now sells for $575.51, and if that isn’t a big discount, we simply don’t know what it is.