Peruse a Few Editors' Choice Digital Camera Deals & Replacement Batteries

By Martin Schneider, dealnews contributor

With features (and prices) that span from novice to professional, finding the right digital camera for your photography style can be a little complex. We're here to point out a handful of top digital camera deals, to help you shoot better photos. (See what we did there?) To cap it off, we've also got a sale on replacement batteries to keep you snapping for hours to come.

  1. Canon EOS 7D 18MP Digital SLR Camera bundled with a Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens and a Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II Lens
    Price: $1,669 via coupon code "RULEOFTHIRDS" with free shipping
    Lowest By: $96

    Is It Worth It?: Any camera more expensive than $1,500 is unlikely to be a casual purchase for a shopper, but the many glowing user reviews on retail websites suggest that the Canon EOS 7D with both the Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens and the Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II Lens is worth every penny. In fact, CNET calls the model, "an excellent midrange DSLR," and says it "delivers for the money." This semi-pro DSLR has so many features and offers so much flexibility that buyers should expect a learning curve. The 3" LCD, resolution, color and clarity are all top-notch. This camera features 1080p HD recording at 30 fps, CompactFlash slot, USB 2.0 interface, and more.

  2. Canon PowerShot S95 10MP 4x Zoom Digital Camera
    Price: $289.99 with free shipping
    Lowest By: $10

    Is It Worth It?: Don't be fooled by the price low here; it's only $10 under the next lowest price, but most merchants charge $330 or more. The interface of the PowerShot S95 is an ingenious reconsideration of how a compact camera with a full set of controls should work. It may be the closest thing to a DSLR that can fit in your pocket. The camera features a 3" LCD, 3.8x optical zoom, 720p HD video recording, face detection, optical image stabilization, SDHC and MMC card slot, USB connectivity, and more.

  3. Refurbished Nikon COOLPIX S80 14MP 5x Digital Camera
    Price: $119.99 with free shipping
    Lowest By: $9

    Is It Worth It?: This camera dispenses with a large and confusing array of buttons in favor of control through the generous touchscreen. The only button that remains is the shutter (so you'll never miss a shot because you pressed the wrong button). This Nikon boasts a 5x wide-angle optical zoom lens, 3.5" OLED touchscreen LCD, motion detection, optical VR image stabilization, 720p movie mode, Secure Digital card slot, USB 2.0 connectivity, and more. Even with this refurb, which is $40 below the price of a new model, you'll receive a 90-day Nikon warranty.

  4. Canon PowerShot ELPH 510 HS 12MP 12x Camera
    Price: $297.95 via coupon code "DEALNEWS12" with free shipping
    Lowest By: $12

    Is It Worth It?: Touted as "the world's thinnest camera," this stylish number comes in red, black (pictured), or silver, and has an impressively large touchscreen LCD viewfinder. For a small camera, it has a powerful 12x optical zoom, a SD/SDHC card slot, mini HDMI and USB connectivity, and the 3" touchscreen facilitates quick adjustments to composition.

  5. PC Micro Store Digital Camera Batteries Sale
    Discount: Up to 60% off with an extra 50% off via coupon code "YMDCA50OFF"
    Shipping: Free shipping

    Is It Worth It?: We've all been there. You meet up with your birdwatching pals at 6 am to get a few avian snapshots, and right when you're about to get a great close-up of an ivory-billed woodpecker, your battery runs out! It's rather important to bring along extra batteries when you're using your camera away from home, and PC Micro Store's sale is the ideal opportunity to stock up.

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Deal #1 doesn't work.  It appears that you can only get one of those two lenses, and the "RULEOFTHIRDS" doesn't work.  Is that the right link?
This article feels far too broad and one-sided to me. I'm a Canon fan and a Canon user. I love my Canon EOS Rebel XSi and my cheap lenses. However, Nikon only gets a minor mention here. I think the biggest misstep is the drop from the 7D (a definite professional level camera--and you don't mention getting better glass for a camera like that!) to point-and-shoot cameras. You don't really offer any other real competition like the Nikon DSLRs (or Pentax or Sony etc., etc.,). If the argument is to say you're doing camera deals, then you should really mention some more related things such as filters, printers, lenses (let's see some L lenses with a low F-stop), tripods, etc. You already do most of that on the website already. 

Anyway, I guess my main point is there is competition and there are a range of great cameras in that 1300 dollar gap between the 7D and the point-and-shoot. If I had to continue my own Canon bias I would mention the EOS 60D or the T3i.