Now is as good a time as any to hone that photography hobby. What's that? You don't have a camera? Well then, a handful of discounted models await on the other side of the jump that could have you eager to dive in. There's a point-and-shoot, a retro design and a pair of pro-grade DSLRs to cover a range of snapshooting abilities.
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Nikon D800 (body-only)
Regular Price: $2,800
Engadget Global Score: 88
The D800 made its debut back in 2012 and has been shooting crisp 36-megapixel images ever since. Our 90-day Price History tool indicates that the current going rate is equal to the three-month low for the DSLR that also packs HD video chops and snappy autofocus.
Canon EOS 5D Mark II (body-only)
Regular Price: $2,699
Engadget Global Score: 89
Buy: 42nd Street Photo
We don't usually like to include discontinued tech in these roundups. However, if you're willing to take a chance on a DSLR with some age on it, the EOS 5D Mark II is also seeing its lowest price in the last 90 days. The camera packs a full-frame, 21-megapixel sensor that's well-equipped to tackle low-light snapshots when the need arises.
Regular Price: $1,299
Engadget Global Score: 83
Prefer your photo hobby to sport a bit of retro flair? If so, Fuji knows a thing or two about classic styling, and its Fujifilm X100S is being sold at a three-month low price. It isn't just a pretty face either, as reviewers have noted image quality and robust features as key selling points.
Nikon Coolpix S9500
Regular Price: $230
Engadget Global Score: 81
If you don't mind your point-and-shoot cloaked in red, the Coolpix S9500 is now marked at $130 below its original $350 asking price. Both WiFi and GPS features make the S9500 a solid travel companion when you don't have room to pack in a full DSLR and all of its requisite accessories.
- Key specs
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- Type DSLR
- Resolution (effective) 21.1 megapixels
- Sensor size Full-frame
- Image stabilization External (lens)
- Memory card CompactFlash I, CompactFlash II
- Dimensions 4.5 x 6 x 1.18 in
- Weight 28.6 oz
- Discontinued 2012-12-24
Fuji FinePix X100s
Nikon COOLPIX S9500