Black Friday: Hot deals on top-rated cameras

We would recommend buying these top-rated cameras, but their Black Friday bargain prices sweeten the deal significantly.

By Tim Moynihan, PC World |  Personal Tech, Black Friday, digital cameras

This is another nice deal on a hot-performing Kodak camera. The EasyShare M580 offers some of the best exposure quality of any point-and-shoot camera we've tested in 2010, and its 8X optical zoom lens (28mm to 224mm) offers pocketable versatility. The camera features Kodak's Share button, which lets you tag photos and video in-camera for instant uploading to Facebook, Flickr, and other sharing sites once it's connected to a computer. You don't get the manual controls that the EasyShare Z950 offers, but that $100 price is very compelling.

Canon PowerShot SX210 IS | Full review

The merchant: Sixth Avenue Electronics

The Black Friday deal: $250

Price when released: $350

The PowerShot SX210 IS is in the running for my personal favorite point-and-shoot camera of 2010, thanks to its far-reaching 14X optical zoom lens (28mm to 392mm), full manual controls, fun scene modes, and excellent video quality. It's one of our highest-rated pocket megazoom cameras of the year, and the $250 price tag on this Black Friday deal gets you a lot of pocketable performance for the price.

Canon PowerShot SX120 IS | Full review

The merchant: Target

The Black Friday deal: $130

Price when released: $250

It's a bit bulkier than your average pocket megazoom, but the PowerShot SX120 IS makes up for its somewhat husky size with an extensive array of manual controls, a fast autofocus, a powerful pop-up flash, and good image quality.

Samsung Dual View TL205 | Read more

The merchant: AAFES

The Black Friday deal: $100

Price when released: $150

We haven't gotten our hands on the TL205 just yet, but we loved the innovative, front-facing secondary LCD on the closely related DualView TL225. Anyone within traveling distance of an Army or Air Force base can find the DualView TL205 for $100 at an AAFES PX or BX; that's a good price for a camera that takes the guesswork out of framing self-portraits and captures a baby's attention by playing an animated scene on its front-facing screen.


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