From mirrorless cameras to camera cases, this week's best camera deals have something for every type of photographer. We've found an open-box Sony Alpha a7 camera kit for $1,200, the Panasonic Lumix GF6 for $359, and a steep discount on Pelican's 1400 camera case.
Samsung NX20 20.3-Megapixel Mirrorless Digital Camera
Price: $325 with free shipping
Lowest By: $105
Is It Worth It?: "The Samsung NX20 is an excellent camera for both casual and advanced users," says Digital Trends. Its still image quality is "superb" and the camera's videos are described as "very good." It features a 3" AMOLED swivel display, 1080p HD video recording at 8fps, optical image stabilization, WiFi, USB, and HDMI.
Open-Box Sony Alpha a7 24.3-Megapixel Digital Camera bundled with a Sony 28-70mm f/3.5–5.6 Zoom Lens and PNY Pro Elite 16GB Class 10 UHS-1 SDHC Memory Card
Store: Best Buy
Price: $1,199.99 with free shipping
Lowest By: $100
Is It Worth It?: "The Sony Alpha 7 is a fast-shooting, full-frame mirrorless camera that is capable of capturing impressive images," says PC Mag. It boasts a 24-megapixel image sensor with on-chip phase detect autofocus sensors and a 5fps burst shooting rate. Currently at $1,200, it's the best price we could find for the camera and lens alone by $100. It features a tilt/swivel 3" LCD, 1080p video capture, WiFi, and HDMI.
Factory-Refurbished Nikon D7100 24.1-Megapixel Digital SLR Camera Body
Price: $699.95 with free shipping
Lowest By: $35
Is It Worth It?: CNET calls the D7100 "a great prosumer DSLR," but only if you're in need of a fast-shooting Nikon. Though the image quality is good, it's not significantly better than that of the cheaper Nikon D5200. The D7100's lack of aperture control in movie mode also gets a facepalm, according to CNET. Fortunately, this deal is $35 under the cost of a new model and tied with our refurb mention from two weeks ago. Features include a 3.2" LCD, 1080p video recording at 30 fps with sound, SD card slot, USB, HDMI output, and in-camera image editing. A 90-day Nikon warranty applies.
Panasonic Lumix GF6 16-Megapixel Digital Camera with 14-42mm Lens
Store: Roberts Camera via eBay
Price: $359 with free shipping
Lowest By: $76
Is It Worth It?: Aside from a slow shot-to-shot rate, the Panasonic Lumix GF6 is a solid performer, according to PC Mag. "It focuses quickly, produces detailed images in challenging light, and has WiFi so that you can share your photos with immediacy." Though we saw it for $9 less two weeks ago, it's a current low by $76. It features a 3" touchscreen LCD, optical image stabilization, 1920x1080 (1080p) video capture at 30fps, 802.11n wireless, NFC, SD card slot, USB, and miniHDMI.
Pelican 1400 Camera Case with Foam
Price: $49.99 with free shipping
Lowest By: $17
Expires: December 26
Is It Worth It?: Take your gear on the road with the Pelican 1400 camera case. A current low by $17, this case features reinforced padlock protectors, double-throw latches, an automatic pressure equalization valve (which releases air pressure while keeping water out), and customizable inner foam.
Canon PowerShot SX160 IS 16-Megapixel Digital Camera
Price: $44.99 with free shipping
Lowest By: $35
Expires: December 31
Is It Worth It?: "If you've ever thought about getting into photography but don't have the money or are unsure if you'll enjoy it, a camera like this is perfect," writes PhotographyBlog, praising the affordable camera's image quality as "sharp," "colorful," and "noise free." And this price sweetens the deal, at $5 below our mention from six days ago. It features a 3" LCD, 16x wide-angle optical zoom lens, 720p video recording, optical image stabilization, SD card slot, and HDMI. A 1-year Canon warranty applies.