While the Apple iPhone 5 and the HTC One 4G boast some of the best smartphone cameras out there, this week CBS Marketwatch explained the number of things smartphone cameras can't do that a great DSLR can. In that vein, we've rounded up picture-perfect camera deals in the form of a Canon T5i bundle, Canon's EOS 18 M mirrorless camera, and a hip Lomography Belair (from Urban Outfitters, natch).
Lomography Belair X 6-12 City Slicker Camera
Store: Urban Outfitters
Price: $169.99 via coupon code "HOTDAZE" with free shipping
Lowest By: $79
Expires: July 31
Is It Worth It?: OK, this Editors' Choice Lomography isn't a digital camera. But the brand is rarely discounted and is a quality medium-format film camera. It features a 90mm f/8 lens, 58mm f/8 lens, three shooting formats, automatic exposure shutter, multiple and long exposure capabilities, and a fold-out bellows design.
Canon EOS M 18-Megapixel Mirrorless Camera bundled with Canon EF-M 22mm STM Lens and Canon Speedlite 90EX Flash
Store: B&H Photo Video
Price: $399 with free shipping
Lowest By: $179
Is It Worth It?: This Editors' Choice camera bundle offers an instant savings of $280, and clocks in at $179 below the lowest price for these items purchased separately elsewhere. But this mirorless camera bundle offers more than just savings: it has a "very nice [3"] touchscreen, well-designed body, and excellent photo quality." Available in Black, this camera also features a 1080p video recording at 30 fps, SDXC card slot, and USB connectivity.
Canon EOS Rebel T5i 18-Megapixel Digital SLR Camera Bundle
Price: $848 via $400 mail-in rebate with in-store pickup
Lowest By: $198
Expires: September 30
Is It Worth It?: You'll might a photographic memory to recall the seven items in this bundle. But fortunately once you add the Canon EOS Rebel T5i DSLR with the accompanying 18-55mm and 55-250mm lenses and then the Canon PIXMA PRO-100 WiFi Photo Printer to your cart, you'll score the Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II Telephoto Lens, Digpro Compact Deluxe Gadget Bag, Canon 13x19" Semi-Gloss Photo Paper Plus 50-Pack, and Lexar Media 4GB JumpDrive FireFly USB 2.0 Flash Drive 2-Pack automagically!
The Rebel T5i features a 3" vari-angle touchscreen LCD, 5 fps continuous shooting speed, 1080p video recording, mini HDMI output, SDXC card slot, and USB. The printer features a 4800x2400 dpi maximum print resolution, up to 13x19" wide-format printing, 802.11n wireless, PictBridge, and USB.
Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FZ60 16.1-Megapixel Digital Camera
Price: $229.99 via coupon code "EMCXNVT97" with free shipping
Lowest By: $20
Expires: July 29
Is It Worth It?: Here's a camera with video quality that "looks great, [with] stabilization that works well at the wide angle setting." This camera includes a Leica 25mm ultra wide-angle 24x optical zoom lens, 3" LCD, 1080p HD video recording, optical image stabilization, SDXC card slot, HDMI, and USB.
LED Continuous Light Panel with Camera Mount and Filters
Price: $21.20 via coupon code "CAMP15" with free shipping
Lowest By: $13
Expires: July 29
Is It Worth It?: Let there be light! This panel, regularly $49.99, features 160 LEDs, adjustable brightness, three filters, and compatibility with camera stands that have a 1/4" screw mount. It runs on a variety of battery types for up to three days of consistent light, including including AA, HI-MH, and lithium.