I got an email from Amazon this morning, about their deal of the week in the electronics section – it’s a red Canon Powershot A800 10 MP Digital Camera with 3.3x Optical Zoom, and it’s down to $49 when you use the Amazon coupon code below. Free shipping too!
- Coupon Code: RDCAMERA
- Discount: $10 off Canon A800
- Expires: 28th April 2012
Some quick details about this camera:
- 10 megapixels and 3.3x Optical Zoom
- Scene Modes: Super Vivid, Poster Effect, Blur Reduction
- AA Battery-powered camera for on the go!
Let’s price compare to see how good this deal is. I am showing you different colours of the A800, but it just shows you the price range – $103 at NCIX, $60 at TigerDirect, $80 at Newegg, $108 at Walmart, $80 at Dell. It’s sold at quite a lot of stores, but Amazon is the best price by far.
I really like the fact that this digital camera takes AA batteries – that means it’s super-easy for you to carry spares for battery emergencies. My Nikon digital camera has a proprietary battery that can only be charged with the supplied adapter, making it difficult when the battery runs out (plus it’s expensive to buy a second battery).
To be honest, this Canon A800 Powershot digital camera could make a good gift for a child or teenager. You can get little digital cameras designed for kids but they aren’t as god quality as this, so for $50 you’re getting a really nice little gift. And come to think of it, it’s Mother’s Day soon. If your mom doesn’t yet use a digital camera, this could be a good starting point for her.