Saturday, November 30, 2013

Nikon J1 $199; Other Best Camera Deals for Black Friday Weekend

Nikon J1 with 10-30 lens $199 at B&H. Recall that the J1 has a 1-inch sensor like the RX100, so this might be a compact alternative with great high ISO performance (though it's not as pocketable).  DPReview says the high ISO performance is about as good as 12mp m4/3 sensor, and I would agree based on DPR's studio scene test.  Other interesting features: fast and accurate hybrid AF; 60fps raw burst.  Here is the DPR review.

I'll continually update this space with other deals that I find for this Black Friday weekend.

Sandisk Extreme 45mbps.  16GB SDHC $16.99 or 32GB SDHC $24.99 at Amazon.

Pentax WG-10 (shockproof and waterproof) $119 at Target.  14mp BSI sensor.  I'm thinking of buying one for my kids.  Another possible candidate is the Olympus TG-630 (I like the colors better underwater; 12mp BSI).

Nikon S100 (gold). $89 at B&H with free shipping.  This might be a good gift for someone who's not a photographer and just wants the slimmest camera.  Features a touchscreen.