Top 5 Cameras: 4th of July Sale

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If you’ve been considering investing in a new camera, this could be the best time to take the plunge. This 4th of July Amazon has a slew of amazing deals on cameras, some with customizable lens package options. Get the most of the fireworks this year by capturing them on a brand spanking new camera without paying full price.

Here are the top 5 cameras available this 4th of July sale.

Sony NEX-5TLW Compact Interchangeable Lens

One of the most impressive cameras in Sony’s NEX line, this little machine produces DLSR-quality images in about half the size and weight. This makes the NEX an ideal vacation camera. This 4th of July sale, save an incredible $200 and get it for $498.00.

• 16 megapixel resolution with 10 frames-per-second shooting speed
• Autofocus phase detection performs like DSLR
• 16–50mm power zoom lens
• Very fast autofocus
• Wi-Fi enabled with in-camera editing features

• Average battery life (will need extra batteries)
• Autofocus doesn’t always hit the mark
• No external battery charger (can’t use camera while battery is charging)
• No built-in flash

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Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

This popular model in Canon’s famed PowerShot line packs a real punch in a sleek and small design. It’s not an interchangeable lens camera, but the images could almost pass for having been taken on an SLR. Normally retailing for $249.00, take $50 off and get it for $199.00 this 4th of July sale.

• 30x optical zoom function with image stabilization
• 12.1-megaopixel resolution with Canon DIGIC 4 image processor
• Full 1080p HD video capability (can use zoom function while shooting too)
• Smart Auto functions to automatically detect best settings
• Wi-Fi enabled for easy sharing and uploading
• Lightweight and compact

• Body design can feel cheap if you’re used to SLRs
• Wireless capabilities can be cumbersome
• Short battery life (invest in extra proprietary batteries)

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This camera is the one you’ve been waiting for if you’re looking to really get up close and personal with the fireworks this year. Save 29% this 4th of July sale, and snag this impressive piece of machinery for a bargain $318.99.

• 30x optical zoom with 60x Clear Image Digital Zoom Optical image stabilization
• Full 1080p HD video capability
• 20.4 megapixel resolution with three-way active mode
• Intelligent 360-degree panorama function
• 400-shot battery life
• Wi-Fi enabled for easy sharing and uploading

• Does not describe battery life left in minutes
• Battery compartment feels cheap and flimsy
• LCD screen is difficult to see in direct bright sunlight

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Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

Another from Canon’s revered PowerShot lineup, the ELPH is the perfect starter camera if you’re just beginning photography. It’s a very straightforward point-and-shoot model that even a child could operate without trouble. It will normally run you $149.00, but get it this 4th of July sale for only $129.00.

• 10x optical zoom with 24mm wide-angle lens included
• 20 megapixel sensor with DIGIC 4+ image processor
• Image stabilization to reduce blur and shake
• Comes with pre-loaded creative filter options, including fisheye, toy camera, and monochrome
• Clear, crisp imaging capabilities

• Cycle time using both a flash or in low-light situations is slow
• Can hear zoom moving in video mode
• LCD screen is a bit grainy
• Doesn’t always perform well in low-light situations

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Sony a7R Full-Frame Interchangeable Lens Camera

This camera body is right up there with Canon and Nikon when it comes to imaging quality. While the body alone is not part of the 4th of July sale, save a whopping $200 off one of four Sony lenses (55mm F1.8; 35mm F2.8; 24–70mm F4; 28–75mm F3.5–5.6) with camera body purchase.

Use the promo code MFAXWAHE2B to get the deal at checkout.

• World’s smallest and lightest full-frame interchangeable lens camera
• Exposure settings are consistent and read light well
• Smooth manual focusing ring
• Image quality very sharp and color is true

• Not many compatible autofocus lenses
• Battery life a bit short
• Magnification button is not intuitive to access

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