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Hey there shutterbugs, today we're showcasing five awesome camera deals that are sure to make you smile. Whether you're just starting out or accepting the Pulitzer Prize for Photography, we've got you covered with an entry-level Pentax DSLR that comes with a $200 gift card, $300 in savings on a Canon lens, and $100 off a Sony digital camera bundle.
Is It Worth It?: If you're looking for an entry-level DSLR, this Editors' Choice bundle is a great buy and a $278 savings, assuming you'll use the $200 gift card. You'll get the Pentax K-50 16.3 Megapixel Digital SLR Camera Body bundled with the Pentax DA L 18-55mm WR Lens, a Pentax DSLR Slingbag 2, a Lexar 32GB Professional 400x Class 10 UHS-I SDHC card, and a Pentax 2-year extended warranty.
The Pentax K-50 is well-suited to amateur photogs looking to shoot in tough conditions. Featuring what CNET calls "a weather-sealed body that's unique in its price class," the K-50 also boasts optical image stabilization with shake reduction technology and 1080p video capture.
Is It Worth It?: Professional photographers (or highly motivated hobbyists) looking for a little more oomph in their images should definitely check out this Editors' Choice Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L lens. According to the Ken Rockwell blog, it's "a top-drawer professional lens, built like a tank with optics to match" and "ideal for sports, action, and tripod use." Best of all, you'll save $300 when you redeem the mail-in rebate.
Is It Worth It?: Photographers of all stripes have come to love Canon's EOS Rebel DSLRs, and with good reason. If you've been dying to get one but always cringed at the price, then rejoice in this factory-refurbished Rebel T4i. It's just $451 after an in-cart discount, meaning you'll save $39 on this solid DSLR with 5fps continuous shooting speed, improved autofocus (when compared to the T3i), 1080p video recording, and mini HDMI output. A 90-day Canon warranty applies.
Looking for more Canon refurbs? Get an additional $20 off orders of $100 or more, $50 off $250 or more, or $125 off $500 or more when you add select Canon refurbished products to your cart. Orders over $100 (after the discount) qualify for free shipping; otherwise, it adds $11.99.
Is It Worth It?: If all you want is a picture-perfect point-and-shoot, this Canon PowerShot ELPH 115 bundle has everything you need. The set includes the Canon PowerShot ELPH 115 IS 16-Megapixel Digital Camera with an 8GB SD Card and a Built Camera Pouch, all at a $28 savings. PC Mag was impressed with its 8x optical zoom lens and compact body, saying "budget-minded shooters will appreciate its size and zoom range." This handy little camera also features 720p video capture and Smart AUTO shooting.
Is It Worth It?: If you're looking for a compact digital camera that can deliver gorgeous images, then it's time to upgrade your point-and-shoot to the Sony DSC-RX100. Better yet, jump on this bundle and you'll save $100; it comes with the Sony DSC-RX100 20 Megapixel Digital Camera, Adobe PhotoShop/Premiere Elements 11 for Windows or Mac, a Sony 64GB Class 10 UHS-1 R40 SDXC Card, a camera case, and a camera battery.
Balking at the price tag? According to Engadget, it's worth every penny: "This is, hands down, the best compact camera on the market today ... The focusing system is mind-blowingly fast and accurate, the exposure is always spot-on, color balance is consistently correct, and the image quality is superb." The Sony DSC-RX100 also sports 3.6x optical zoom with optical image stabilization and 1080p video recording.