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Missed out on the $199 XZ1...

Discussion in 'Open Discussion' started by RickVaughn, Nov 26, 2012.

  1. RickVaughn

    RickVaughn Mu-43 Regular

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    Aug 8, 2012
    but I'm still looking to get my 12-year old a camera for Christmas. She's on the yearbook staff at her school and has been using a few different cameras for assignments so I think she would really enjoy a camera of her own.

    I'd like to stay around the $200 range... Any suggestions?

    Today I saw the S100 and a few refurbished PENs going for right around this range...

    Thanks
     
  2. Aegon

    Aegon Mu-43 Veteran

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    Nov 3, 2011
    Portland, OR
    I'd be surprised if the XZ-1 wasn't sold somewhere for $199 on Cyber Monday.
     
  3. RickVaughn

    RickVaughn Mu-43 Regular

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    Aug 8, 2012
    A refurbished EPM1 with 14-42II can be had for $239...
     
  4. lenshoarder

    lenshoarder Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 7, 2010
    LX5 for $250 or a LX7 for $299. May be a bit high. I would strongly suggest she get a GF2/GF3/E-PM1 kit instead though. Those are hovering in the same $200-$300 range.
     
  5. RickVaughn

    RickVaughn Mu-43 Regular

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    Aug 8, 2012
    I was out earlier today and checked my phone to see that the $199 price was back on for the XZ-1 @ Amazon. Got home 2 hours later to place my order and they were all gone!!! Anyone know of another place that may have this deal?
     
  6. Biro

    Biro Mu-43 All-Pro

    May 8, 2011
    Jersey Shore
    Steve
    No, this deal is going away because there probably aren't many XZ-1's left. Amazon is currently offering the Panasonic LX5 for $249, which is $50 more:

    Amazon.com: Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5 10.1 MP Digital Camera with 3.8x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 3.0-Inch LCD - Black: Camera & Photo
     
  7. RickVaughn

    RickVaughn Mu-43 Regular

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    Aug 8, 2012
    Looks like it's between the LX5 or the E-PM1 then...
     
  8. Biro

    Biro Mu-43 All-Pro

    May 8, 2011
    Jersey Shore
    Steve
  9. speedandstyle

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  10. Mogul

    Mogul Mu-43 Regular

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    Nov 9, 2012
    Lumix G3 w/14-42 $299.95 at B&H. A bit more expensive, but a great starter kit.
     
  11. RickVaughn

    RickVaughn Mu-43 Regular

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    Aug 8, 2012
    GOT ONE!!! Amazon has the white XZ-1 for $199 right now if anyone else is looking.