CES, which officially kicked off today, isn't usually a huge show for digital camera announcements, with most camera companies saving their big announcements for PMA (scheduled for early March this year). Still, there are already a handful of interesting cameras being announced. Here are a few that piqued my interest so far:
Digital Cameras & Camcorders
Gadget geek Janice Chen delivers real-world buying advice of the best digital photography gear to get.
Janice got her hands on a Nikon Coolpix 900 back in 1998 and has been a digital camera enthusiast ever since.
This is the cleverest solution I've seen to the one thing that annoys me about the otherwise-fabulous Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3 (i.e., that ridiculous lens cap).
As 2008 rolls to a close, let's take a look back at the most popular topics of the last year on this blog. I left out the most recent Holiday Gift Guide posts that did gangbusters during the holiday shopping season because they had the unfair advantage of being promoted all over ZDNet (but several pages of the The best digital cameras under $200 post were big pageview winners).
Didn't get what you wanted for the holidays? Headed back to BestBuy to return that toaster you never wanted? It's a great time to shop for electronics right now--you can get deep discounts from retailers who overstocked for Christmas and are looking to unload. Check out these year-end deals on digital cameras and accessories:
Forget Black Friday and Cyber Monday. They're for the hyper-organized who get their holiday shopping done early. This post is for folks like me (i.e., the ones who always end up paying for expedited shipping and can often be found trolling the mall on Christmas Eve). Arm yourself with this list of digital camera complements before you hit the electronics store this weekend and you'll make your favorite digital shooter very happy indeed.
Holiday shoppers looking for a high-end compact camera this year are likely to be choosing between two hot cameras: the Canon PowerShot G10 and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3. Both cameras list for $499.95 and can be found selling for about $420 this holiday season.
As announced back in February, Polaroid will stop producing instant film by the end of the year. According to a "Notification of Polaroid Instant Film Availability," on the Polaroid.com site,"Due to marketplace conditions, Polaroid has discontinued almost all of its instant analog hardware products [read, cameras]. Polaroid has also made the difficult decision to cease manufacturing of instant film products in 2008."
Based on the traffic to my recent Holiday Gift Guide on the best digital cameras for under $200, there are lots of you out there shopping for a bargain this year (surprise, surprise). For some smart options on an even tighter budget, DPReview has posted a excellent roundup of nine compact digital cameras for under $150.
Though it's hardly a surprise, Nikon has finally announced its new 24.5-megapixel D3X dSLR. Priced at $7,999.95, the professional shooter replaces the Nikon D3 at the top of the Nikon dSLR lineup, competing directly with the Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III (which also sports a $7,999 price tag).
Okay, let's get real. A lot of us are just not going to be ready, willing or able to plunk down $500 on a digital camera this holiday season, no matter how much we adore our gift recipients. So for the rest of us, here's a list of my favorite digital cameras for under $200.