Black Friday for Compact Cameras (2011)

(See the new 2012 Black Friday rebates page)

Black Friday is just around the corner.

Prices of many compact cameras are already dropping, but not all of them. Yet.

I’ll try to keep my site as up to date as possible with the latest rebates and discounts.
You can check back to this post for further details as they unravel, or get a detailed overview, as always, on my central rebates page.

Rebates & Discounts

Canon and Nikon both announced their rebates programs for the next few days.
Nikon’s program is valid through November 26th, which includes Black Friday, but Canon’s low prices are only valid through November 23rd, which means that Black Friday prices could still change.

There are various discount, starting from $10 on inexpensive cameras, all the way through $80 and even $100 on more advanced and desirable models (or at least those the manufacturers wish to make desirable).

Canon PowerShot ELPH 300Canon PowerShot ELPH 300 – $149 ($80 off)

Canon PowerShot SX150Canon PowerShot SX150 – $199 ($100 off)

The current rebate program by Nikon makes some prices hard to resist, like the P300’s compelling $245 (though only at Adorama) –

Nikon Coolpix P300Nikon Coolpix P300 $245 (officially $276 after a $50 discount)

There are some surprisingly large discounts on relatively inexpensive cameras, like on the Canon PowerShot ELPH 100, making its ‘bang-for-the-buck’ rating sky-high –

Canon PowerShot ELPH 100Canon PowerShot ELPH 100 – $129 ($50 off)

All prices and discounts can be found on the rebates page.

For details of rebates and specials at B&H and Adorama, look here:
B&H rebates & specials
Adorama rebates & specials

Update (November 22nd, 2011): B&H are outdoing the Canon rebate program, shaving an extra $20 off the official $80 rebate on the Canon PowerShot SD4500, for a total $100 rebate and a very low price of $159 – read the full post.

Update (November 25th, 2011): Black Friday brought with it a storm of extremely low prices, especially on Canon PowerShots and Nikon Coolpix cameras.
Sx230 – $199, SX150 – $149, ELPH 300 – $149… Read the full post.

Update II (November 25, 2011): Two more cameras join the party – the CanonPowerShot G12, whose list price is $499 and official rebate price is $429 is being sold by B&H and Amazon for $379. The Panasonic Lumix FZ47 is now just $199 at B&H, instead of its list price of $379.


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