So what if Cyber Monday is a marketing ploy for internet retailers to get our shopping started for the holidays, the way we see it everyone wins!
Before we give you our list of digital cameras best buys , let us tell you the brief history of Cyber Monday. The term was coined 5 years ago and it is the Monday that unofficially hails the start of Internet shopping for Christmas. This originated from the US where employees and workers go back to their computer after Thanksgiving holiday. Usually this is the period in which people panic about gift shopping so what online retailers offer are discounted prices and one time deal, a way to jump start internet shopping momentum.
We scored out the biggest and most popular online retailers for digital camera best buys so have an idea which digital camera to shop for.
For now let us focus on the best deals offered at Amazon UK
Digital Cameras Best Buys #1: Kodak EasyShare C183
Price Tag: £49.98 from £69.99
Who To Give: Your 10 year old child will appreciate this easy to use camera and so will your techno-phobic grandmum.
Quick Description: 14 Megapixels, 3x optical zoom, 3.0 inch color display, smart capture mode, an Upload button, Blur Reduction, VGA video, Face Detection, Face Recognition
- One-button upload to email, Kodak Gallery, Youtube™, Facebook and Flickr sites
- Better pictures automatically with Kodak Smart Capture technology
- Find photos easily with face recognition technology
- 14MP, 3x zoom and 3″ bright LCD
- Advanced video features
Digital Cameras Best Buys #2: Flip Video Ultra High Definition Camcorder
Price Tag: £109.60 from £159.99
Who To Give: Anyone who likes shooting videos. A great present for your husband or your dad who likes spontaneous if not crazy family moments captured on HD format.
Quick Description: Shoots 720p HD video; high-quality video for cameras within the same class. It is very easy to use and operates with rechargeable AA batteries. The FlipShare camera’s software compatible with both Mac and Windows machines.
- Easy-to-use, pocket-sized camcorder with one-touch recording and digital zoom
- Captures 120 minutes of HD video on 8 GB of built-in memory
- Convenient flip-out USB arm plugs directly into your PC or Mac to launch FlipShare software
- Built-In FlipShare software lets you edit, email or upload video to sharing sites like YouTube and MySpace
- Integrated HDMI port for high-definition TV output
Digital Cameras Best Buys #3: Sony DSLR Alpha A290L
Price Tag: £299.99
Who To Give: To your teenage daughter who’s creative and likes photography. To your techie boyfriend who is obsessed with both cameras or Sony products.
- 14.2 megapixel, SteadyShot LOOB ™ image pagpapapanatag, on-screen Help Guide, Graphic Display, 2.7 “Clear Photo LCD Plus ™ display, mataas na sensitivity ISO 3200, HDMI ™ terminal, 18-55mm zoom lenseffective megapixels – High-resolution CCD Sensor for detailed images and excellent sensitivity
- BIONZ processor – Powerful processing engine for high-quality, low noise images and responsive shooting performance
- SteadyShot INSIDE – Optical image stabilisation gives up to 3.5 steps anti-shake performance
- 6.9cm (2.7″) screen – Clear Photo LCD displays detailed, high-contrast images
- Light, compact and easy to use
Digital Cameras Best Buys #4: Samsung ES71 Digital Camera
Price Tag: £119.99
Who To Give: A gift to yourself so you can record every fun family gathering, party, adventure you have. Document your life today, the technology is great!
Quick Description: The ES70 is a small upgrade on the ES71 The main differentiation is the fact that Samsung put in a few additional couple of megapixels on to the sensor. Other features that merit a mention is the 2.7 inch LCD screen. The ES70 has an aluminum body and has 5 colours to choose from.
- 27mm wide angle 5x Optical Zoom lens
- 2.7″ TFT LCD
- Advanced digital image stabilization
- High definition movie recording
- Smart Auto scene recognition.
Digital Cameras Best Buys #5: Sigma AF 70-300mm f4-5.6 DG Macro Canon Fit Lens
Price Tag: £69.36 from £119.99
Who To Give: Canon DSLR users looking into getting a new lens. Canon camera DSLR users who like macro photography.
Quick Description: It’s an excellent lens with great performance for its price tag. Focus abilities are good.
- Focal length 70-300mm
- Aperture f/4-5.6
- Angle of view 34.3-8.2°
- Filter size / type 58mm
- Construction Elements/groups 14 elements in 10 groups
- Focusing type Rotating & extending
- Closest focus 1.5m (0.95m in Macro mode 1:2)
- Weight 0.55kg
- Dimensions (Dia x length) 76.6x122mm
- Mounts available Sigma, Canon, Nikon, Minolta, Pentax
- Tripod bush No
- Price £199.99
|Compatible with SD/SDHC memory cards (not included)|
|3x optical zoom lens, 5x digital zoom; HD still capture and VGA video|
|Digital image stabilization reduces blur|
|2.4-inch indoor/outdoor color LCD|
|8.2-megapixel resolution for stunning prints up to 30 x 40 inches|
|AmazonBasics Hi-Speed USB 2.0 A-Male to B-Male Cable (6 Feet / 1.8 Meters)|
|Aperture 3 - MB957Z/A [OLD VERSION]|
|Tiffen Dfx Essentials Creative Digital Effects Software|
|Kodak Easyshare Camera Dock Kit|
|Kodak KAA2HR Ni-MH Rechargeable Digital Camera Battery|
|4GB SDHC (Secure Digital HC) Card Sandisk SDSDB-4096 (BUB-S)|
|HDE Hard Case for Kodak EasyShare Digital Cameras|
|Kodak U-8 USB Cable|
|SanDisk 2GB SD Memory Card (SDSDB-2048, Bulk Package)|
|eForCity Compatible with Kodak EasyShare C913 C813 C713 C613 USB U-8 Cable|