The Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS was well priced for its size and features when it came out early in 2010. It's going to be around this holiday season for $100 less than its MSRP, making the deal even sweeter.
Dell's Web site will be offering a "door buster" bundle of the H55, a 14-megapixel compact megazoom. For $189.99 you'll get the camera, a case, and a 4GB Sony SDHC memory card. Not bad considering the original price of the H55 was $250.
The SX130 IS just came out a couple months ago at a price of $250. Black Friday deals have it priced at $179.99, which is excellent for this 12-megapixel compact with a 12x zoom lens and lots of shooting options.
Though its photos and performance weren't spectacular, the Coolpix L110 was probably the best budget megazoom I tested in 2010. Retailers will have it at $199.99 for the holidays, which makes it an extremely good value.
Sam's Club members will have access to a $99 Kodak EasyShare M580 bundle. It's a nice compact 8x zoom camera with a wide-angle lens and HD movie capture. The bundle gets you a camera case, but the even without that it's a very good deal.
I haven't seen any advertised Black Friday deals for Panasonic cameras, but this week Best Buy has the FH22 on sale for $139.99. It is basically the same as the
FH20 I reviewed, but instead of a 2.7-inch regular LCD it has 3-inch touch screen. I considered the FH20 an excellent deal at $150, so the FH22 is even better as long as you like touch screens.
The S6000 sports a lot of features including a wide-angle 7x zoom lens and was fairly priced at $250. However, its photo quality wasn't great for its class. OfficeMax will have it for $169.99, which makes its photos easier to forgive.
If you want a slightly rugged, waterproof minicamcorder that does full HD, well, the Playsport is the way to go. Amazon's offering a nice $139 bundle for it too, with an IR remote for controlling it while it's connected to your TV as well as a minitripod and 4GB SDHC card.
The Canon Rebel XS is one of the few SLR deals we found. It's an older entry-level model, so if you know someone looking to trade up to a full-size camera, this is a good starting point. Walmart has it as a door buster for $479 with a kit 18-55mm lens (basically a 3x zoom), a case, and 2GB SD card. The bonus is Wal-mart's offering a 55-250mm lens (roughly a 4.6x zoom range) for $149, a 75-300mm lens (4x zoom) for $99, and an $8 4GB SD card with the purchase of the XS.
It looks like Sears and Kmart have similar deals going, too.