Photo Gear Deals is now an affiliate for Gazelle. If you’re not familiar with Gazelle… you’ve been missing out.
Gazelle buys used gadgets, such as phones, tablets, some laptops, and so on. I’ve sold a couple Android phones through Gazelle and it’s been great. Gazelle is much simpler than Craigslist, eBay, or similar marketplaces.
Just head over to Gazelle.com and tell it what you have to sell. It’ll ask about the condition and accessories, and then give you a price. That price is locked in for 30 days… so if you hear rumors that Apple’s going to introduce a new iPhone or iPad or such, you can lock in a Gazelle price before the event and get a few more dollars (since the value of the used gadgets tends to go down over time).
You ship the item to Gazelle and they send you a check. You can get an extra 5% by taking the payment in the form of an Amazon.com gift card.
Much better than meeting some shady dude off of Craigslist in a parking lot somewhere, right?
We’re into May, so it’s time for the monthly look at camera & photo bestsellers as measured by Amazon.
Lots of new items on this month’s list, and we see a couple DSLRs make a return appearance after a DSLR-free list in April.
Canon PowerShot SX260 HS 12.1 MP CMOS Digital Camera – the SX260 moves up two places to land at the top of this month’s bestseller list. Canon’s PowerShot cameras have long been a well-liked item in the quality compact camera market, this mid-range offering is a great deal at Amazon around $250.
Nikon COOLPIX P510 16.1 MP Digital Camera – this Nikon camera offers a couple interesting things we don’t usually see on compact cameras in this price range – a 42x zoom lens and the ability to have the camera record GPS coordinates with each photo. Heck, we don’t see built-in GPS on DSLRs yet, so this is a welcome addition from Nikon.
Canon EOS Rebel T3i APS-C Digital SLR Camera with EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens – Canon’s T3i is a great starter camera that packs a lot of features including full 1080p HD video into an affordable package. At the time of writing the camera with an 18-55mm lens is under $600, making it a cost-effective way to dive into the world of DSLR imagery. Canon’s Rebel series is a solid model line and I have no hesitation recommending this to beginning photographers. It’s not a surprise to find it a bestseller.
Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS Digital Camera – Again we see a Canon ELPH, from a line that has been around for several years now, with a focus on producing good-quality images out of a simple camera that fits easily into a jacket pocket or purse. This unit, just over $150, offers image stabilization and the ability to record 1080p video, making this a great choice for someone who wants something quick and easy while on the go.
Canon EOS Rebel T4i CMOS Digital SLR with 18-55mm EF-S IS II Lens – this is Canon’s current-generation Digital Rebel, their line of DSLR cameras aimed at consumers or beginning photographers. Compared to previous models, this camera offers more megapixels (18 vs. 12), higher-speed continuous shooting (great for sports), and an improved autofocus system allowing for faster, easier focusing in challenging situations. My first DSLR was the original Canon Digital Rebel, and I continue to recommend this line of cameras for beginners.
Canon PowerShot G15 12.1 MP Digital Camera – the Canon G9 set a new standard for compact cameras, and subsequent versions (G10, G11… and we’re now up to the G15) continue to be solid performers. Offering good resolution, full 1080p video, a solid build quality, and a hotshoe for an external flash, the G15 is a compact workhorse.
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