Up till now, picking up a Fuji X-Series camera — in the literal sense — usually meant making your way to the local camera store… assuming it’s still in business. But apparently that is no longer the case. As long as there’s a Best Buy nearby, you can now pick up an X-Series cam in-store. Read more…
Rumors that Canon has a smaller DSLR on the way gained a big boost this morning when Best Buy leaked the camera’s product page, complete with a detailed spec list. The camera — currently making the rumor rounds under the name “EOS 100D” but labeled EOS-b on the leaked page — is rumored to make official landfall on either March 21st or 22nd alongside another new EOS. Read more…
Last week we featured some Sears catalog ads for camera kits from back in 1900, and shared how complete camera kits were selling for just $15.35. Now fast forward a century to the 2000s, when this advertisement appeared 9 years ago. You could buy a “massive” 256 metabyte SD card or a 512MB CF card for your camera for just $100 and $150 (respectively)! For about $100 these days, you can buy a 128 gigabyte SD card.
256GB SD cards cost a hefty $700 these days, but in another 9 years, we’ll almost certainly be poking fun at that price tag as well.
Image credit: Photograph by gfraser and used with permission
Over the holiday season, many of the brick and mortar retailers (Best Buy among them) promised to match online prices in a bid to stop their clientele from trying in store and ordering from the likes of Amazon online — a process that has been nicknamed “showrooming.”
A couple of months later, Target made its online price match policy year-round. And now, according to Bloomberg, your friendly neighborhood Best Buy (assuming they haven’t closed down the one in your neighborhood, that is) is following suit, making it an attractive place to purchase basic camera gear. Read more…
The war between brick and mortar stores and online retailers ended a long time ago — online retailers won. “Showrooming” was born and the B&M store became no more than a place to try before you went home to buy online. Worst case scenario you needed something right away that you would then return once your online order arrived. It’s not pretty, but that’s the reality of it.
This last holiday season, in an attempt to win back some traction in the fight, Best Buy offered to match online pricing on any item. This offered a great “have your cake and eat it too” scenario for consumers; but now the holiday season is over and people are back to shopping online. Well, Target is looking to change that, and not just during the holidays.
Best Buy has been struggling in recent years as consumers have increasingly looked to the Internet for their gadget shopping needs. It’s quickly gaining a reputation of being a place where people “try before they go home and buy online” (known as “showrooming“) If you’ve been using the store as your personal camera showroom and are in the market for a new camera, you might want to bring your wallet the next time you visit: Best Buy is planning to extend its price match policies to online retailers this holiday season.
Itching to get your hands on the Nikon D7000? You might want to try Best Buy. Apparently some Best Buy stores are breaking the rules and selling Nikon D7000 kits before the camera is officially available on Sunday. Here are some unboxing videos created by the lucky few who were able to purchase the D7000 early.
With Photokina 2010 just around the corner, rumors regarding soon-to-be-announced DSLR cameras from Canon and Nikon are swirling around the blogosphere, and certain facts about the cameras seem to be getting clearer.
A source tells me that Canon will be showing off a few new cameras at private events on August 30th and 31st. This fits nicely with the rumor that Canon will be unveiling the 60D at a press event on August 26th. My guess is that the 60D will be announced at a press event by the end of this month, and that the Canon 1Ds Mark IV will be unveiled late September.
The 60D is rumored to be a 18 megapixel camera with a tilt-screen and heavy emphasis on video recording.
The source also stated that we will be seeing a S90 replacement and possibly a G11 replacement as well.
According to Nikon Rumors, this camera is already listed in the Best Buy inventory system, with the SKU 1222817 and the title “Nikon D3100 DSLR w/ 18-55mm v”. They also report that the camera will be announced August 19th, exactly one week before Canon’s event.
The D3100 is rumored to be a 14 megapixel camera with continuous autofocus during video recording and 3fps for still frames.
Aside from the tilt-screen rumor, there doesn’t seem to be too much that’s groundbreaking about these upcoming announcements. However, Canon Rumors received a tip saying that the upcoming PowerShot will be “revolutionary”.
That seems a lot more interesting to us. We’ll update you if we hear more about this, but we’ll probably know everything within the next few weeks.
Over the weekend, Best Buy sent out weekly advertising that included a Canon 7D bundle. Funny thing is, they don’t seem to understand that the 7D only takes CompactFlash memory cards, and are selling the bundle with a SanDisk 8GB SD card. Also, it’s not just the advertisement — the online product info also shows the SD card in the images and in the text.
Perhaps next time they should put a photographer in charge of creating their special offer packages.
Do you think they’re actually giving people SD cards with this camera, or is it simply a huge typo/”photoshopo”?
Update: @Coral_BestBuy just responded via Twitter:
@petapixel thanks for the heads up – we’re looking into this right now
Looks like it was a “photoshopo”.
Update: They’ve fixed the website a couple hours after we posted this. That was pretty fast.