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The best camera deals of the week: 12.6.13

Billy Steele

With Engadget's new tools, you can track price drops on thousands of devices every day, and once a week we feature some of the best deals right here. But act fast! Many of these are limited-time offers, and won't last long.

The holiday season usually means an increase in family portraits -- whether we like it or not. There's also the excursions to visit Nana, selecting the perfect tree and those all-important New Year's celebrations. In today's smattering of deals, we focus our viewfinders on the digital camera deals of the week. Nab one of the gadgets we've selected on the other side of the break or use our product database to keep an eye on prices as they're sure to fluctuate. Join us and add the gadgets you're shopping for to your "Want" list; every time there's a price cut, you'll get an email alert!

Price: $429 (regularly: $700)
Buy: Amazon

Sure, Nikon has introduced two new models to the D5000 line since the D5100 arrived, but this 16-megapixel DSLR is at its 90-day low and comes bundled with a lens so that snapshooting can begin immediately.

Price: $2,799 (regularly $3,499)
Buy: 42nd St. Photo

If you're looking to get super serious about that photography habit, Canon's EOS 5D Mark III can certainly do that. The pro-grade DSLR earned an Engadget Global Score of 88 for its full-frame 22-megapixel image capturing prowess.

Price: $1,099 (regularly $1,299)
Buy: 42nd St. Photo

Like your photo sessions to have a bit of a retro flare? The X100s serves up 16-megapixel shooting by way of an APS-C sensor, optical viewfinder and some of the most dapper stylings you'll find in a digital camera. Oh yeah, this price is also the lowest it's been in the last month and a half.

Price: $339 (regularly $440)
Buy: Amazon

Perhaps capturing that next outdoor expedition is an the top of your to-do list. If so, the TG-1 iHS mustered an Engadget Global Score of 85 thanks to a quick f/2 lens that handles stills, HD video and low-light settings quite well for a rugged cam. There's also GPS functionality and 40-feet worth of underwater shooting.

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