Slickdeals Insights: Recent Camera Sales Surging on Slickdeals
While analysts often write about the cannibalization of digital cameras by smartphones, recent sales data on Slickdeals appear to show otherwise. So far this year, we're seeing a big increase of camera deals on Slickdeals. In January 2014, both deal thread counts and purchases of cameras were both up over 200% on Slickdeals compared to January 2013.
So what's hot? The top two selling camera deal threads so far this year have been refurbished Nikon cameras. The first was a Nikon 1 J1 Mirrorless Camera with two lenses and a case for $200 offered by BuyDig via eBay. The second was a Nikon D3200 DSLR Camera with a 18-55mm lense for $329 offered by Adorama via eBay. Both were fantastic prices on tier one camera bundles offered through eBay's Daily Deal program.
Top Camera System Deals in January and February 2014
- Nikon 1 J1 Mirrorless Digital Camera (Refurbished), 10-30mm VR & 30-110mm VR Lenses, and Nikon Case for $199.99 at BuyDig via eBay
- Nikon D3200 24.2MP DSLR Camera (Refurbished), 18-55mm Lens for $329 at Adorama Camera via eBay
- Canon EOS Rebel T5i 18MP DSLR Camera, 18-55mm IS STEM, 75-300mm, Pro Optic Filter Kit for $658 at Adorama Camera
- Sony Black NEX-3N 16.1MP Compact Digital Camera, 16-50mm Lens, 8GB Class 10 Memory Card, Camera Case for $290 at Walmart
- Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 20.2MP 3.6x Optical Digital Camera w/ 1080p Video for $400 at 6ave via eBay
- Rokinon 14mm F2.8 Ultra Wide Lens (Canon, Nikon, Micro 4/3rds or Sony E & A Mounts & Fujifilm X) for $275 from BuyDig via eBay
- Nikon AF-S Lenses: 85mm f/1.8G $397, 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G $497, 50mm f/1.4G $385, and more from Adorama Camera
- Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM Autofocus Telephoto Lens for $301 from Adorama Camera
- Nikon AF-S Refurbished Lenses: 35mm f/1.8G Lens $159, 50mm f/1.8G Lens $155, 55-200mm f/4-5.6G IF-ED VR Lens for $89 and more from Adorama Camera and BuyDig
- Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Lens for $99 from Amazon
Are you in the market for a new camera? DSLR? Point-and-shoot? Mirrorless? Or is your smartphone more than capable of capturing those special moments?