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How are prices of DSLRs during Black Friday?

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I have been interested in getting a DSLR camera for a few months now, but every time I look into them the price makes me look in the other direction.

I was wonder what kinda prices can I expect for cameras during Black Friday (or even Cyber Monday)?
post #2 of 20
Canon Loyalty Program

I think this will beat any retail sale. Black Friday or not.

I have 7,500 shutter actuation and counting since March on my T2i and the camera works flawlessly.

You might find one of the lower end Entry Level Nikons/Canon for just as cheap but waiting in long lines early in the morning is the cost you will have to pay as well.
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Correct me if I'm wrong but that program seems to only work if you already have a camera to trade in.

And I am looking for a lower end camera to get me started. (e.g. cheap as possible, but still having good quality)

I'm fascinated by those bokeh shots, and I'd love a camera that has the ability to change its focus to do that.
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A lot of places like Walmart have pretty good deals on DSLR kits with like a memory card and some other crap. But you'll have to get to the store early if you want one! Wayyyyy too many fauxtographers that snatch them up haha.
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Originally Posted by GamerKingFaiz;15538293 
Correct me if I'm wrong but that program seems to only work if you already have a camera to trade in.

And I am looking for a lower end camera to get me started. (e.g. cheap as possible, but still having good quality)

I'm fascinated by those bokeh shots, and I'd love a camera that has the ability to change its focus to do that.

I bought a Rebel 2000 on craigslist for $15 and sent it to canon for the loyalty program to save me $150 on my t2i. Well worth it.
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Originally Posted by halocog;15538390 
A lot of places like Walmart have pretty good deals on DSLR kits with like a memory card and some other crap. But you'll have to get to the store early if you want one! Wayyyyy too many fauxtographers that snatch them up haha.

Haha, I'd probably fit in that same category though, honestly.

And I'm not sure that I'd really like to wait in the lines, how does Cyber Monday look for DSLRs?
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Originally Posted by GamerKingFaiz;15538293 
Correct me if I'm wrong but that program seems to only work if you already have a camera to trade in.

And I am looking for a lower end camera to get me started. (e.g. cheap as possible, but still having good quality)

I'm fascinated by those bokeh shots, and I'd love a camera that has the ability to change its focus to do that.

Yes, but as mentioned you can pick up a broken camera off Ebay for ~$10, and trade that in.

Focus is changed on the lens. The glass and the eye is what makes great photography. You can get a cheap body and take great shots using better lenses. 50mm f/1.8 is great one to start with. With the shallow depth of field the bokeh comes out fantastic.
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Yes, but as mentioned you can pick up a broken camera off Ebay for ~$10, and trade that in.

Focus is changed on the lens. The glass and the eye is what makes great photography. You can get a cheap body and take great shots using better lenses. 50mm f/1.8 is great one to start with. With the shallow depth of field the bokeh comes out fantastic.

I am a fauxtographer and I approve this message.

Pick up a broken Canon point and shoot for ~$15 on ebay. You're going to get ~$200 in savings for a refurb deal through CLP, so why not? I've yet to see a Black Friday deal that beats the price/performance of the T2i w/ kit lens at $512.
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Hm, so I looked more into the CLP, and I'm interested in getting the Canon XS because it's the cheapest.

The CLP thread lists it for $320, is that before or after the price reduction? Because on Canon's website lists the Canon XS for $350 (not $320).

Also, does the CLP accept ANY canon camera? I'm looking on eBay and I'm finding cameras that are not working for around $15.

EDIT: Also, does the CLP ship the refurb camera to you first, or do you have to ship them your non-working camera first?
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Get the T2i. Don't bother with the XS.
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