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Target stores have these on "price break" or "clearance"

Canon Elph500HS for $139.98, ($209@Amazon, $190@eBay)
Canon SX 130 for $89.98, ($145@Amazon, $135@eBay)

Nikon L105 for $99.98 ($140@Amazon, $130@eBay)

I went with the Elph 500.. i thought they were good deals..

p.s. i believe they are clearing out for new models..

confirmed in SoCal and Colorado.

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I got my SX130 in January at $98.97 clearance, I guess they reduced for final. The 500HS was also about $10 more than this.

Hope you can find some!

The 500 HS is considerably larger than the 100 hs or 300 hs. When they have the 300 hs priced at $ 229 and are selling the 500 hs in "clearance" for $ 139, you have got to be a bit cautious. I noticed that the clearance boxes were also not sealed, not saying that's an issue, but if you are getting it make sure all the parts, etc are in the box.

http://snapsort.com/compare/Canon-ELPH-300HS-vs-Canon-ELPH-500HS

xbsd said:   The 500 HS is considerably larger than the 100 hs or 300 hs. When they have the 300 hs priced at $ 229 and are selling the 500 hs in "clearance" for $ 139, you have got to be a bit cautious. I noticed that the clearance boxes were also not sealed, not saying that's an issue, but if you are getting it make sure all the parts, etc are in the box.

http://snapsort.com/compare/Canon-ELPH-300HS-vs-Canon-ELPH-500HS
300hs for $229? 300HS has been in the $130 range several times over the last few months: Link

This is just Amazon, but Staples had it for $130 a few times too.

But it is nice to note the differences/similarities. Thanks for posting that link.

xbsd said:   The 500 HS is considerably larger than the 100 hs or 300 hs. When they have the 300 hs priced at $ 229 and are selling the 500 hs in "clearance" for $ 139, you have got to be a bit cautious. I noticed that the clearance boxes were also not sealed, not saying that's an issue, but if you are getting it make sure all the parts, etc are in the box.

http://snapsort.com/compare/Canon-ELPH-300HS-vs-Canon-ELPH-500HS


why would you be cautious? 300 is lesser of a model than 500. Target doesn't sell the 300 (at least not in the 4 stores i went into).. 500 is bigger, but maybe because it packs more feature?

most stores onlyh went 40% off and they are 167

joedaddy123 said:   xbsd said:   The 500 HS is considerably larger than the 100 hs or 300 hs. When they have the 300 hs priced at $ 229 and are selling the 500 hs in "clearance" for $ 139, you have got to be a bit cautious. I noticed that the clearance boxes were also not sealed, not saying that's an issue, but if you are getting it make sure all the parts, etc are in the box.

http://snapsort.com/compare/Canon-ELPH-300HS-vs-Canon-ELPH-500HS


why would you be cautious? 300 is lesser of a model than 500. Target doesn't sell the 300 (at least not in the 4 stores i went into).. 500 is bigger, but maybe because it packs more feature?
I think it's incorrect to say that 300 is a "lesser of a model". The number is smaller but that doesn't mean it's "lesser". Canon always come out with a few different elph models at the same time. It used to be the budget (1100, 1200, etc), ultra compact (like 600, 700, 770, etc.), a slightly bigger but with a wide angel (780, 790, etc). Last year's set was the 100, 300 and 500. The 100 was the budget, the 300 was the ultra compact, and the 500 was supposed to fill the spot the wide angle, but they somehow managed to put the wide angle lens in the 300 too, so the difference is less pronounced than previous years. Instead, the advantage with the 500 this year is a bigger LCD that accepts touch input, and it has a wider aperture.

Seems like most of these have been on sale near these prices in the past. I'm pretty sure the SX130 and L105 was $99 on BF.

Yuyak said:   joedaddy123 said:   xbsd said:   The 500 HS is considerably larger than the 100 hs or 300 hs. When they have the 300 hs priced at $ 229 and are selling the 500 hs in "clearance" for $ 139, you have got to be a bit cautious. I noticed that the clearance boxes were also not sealed, not saying that's an issue, but if you are getting it make sure all the parts, etc are in the box.

http://snapsort.com/compare/Canon-ELPH-300HS-vs-Canon-ELPH-500HS


why would you be cautious? 300 is lesser of a model than 500. Target doesn't sell the 300 (at least not in the 4 stores i went into).. 500 is bigger, but maybe because it packs more feature?
I think it's incorrect to say that 300 is a "lesser of a model". The number is smaller but that doesn't mean it's "lesser". Canon always come out with a few different elph models at the same time. It used to be the budget (1100, 1200, etc), ultra compact (like 600, 700, 770, etc.), a slightly bigger but with a wide angel (780, 790, etc). Last year's set was the 100, 300 and 500. The 100 was the budget, the 300 was the ultra compact, and the 500 was supposed to fill the spot the wide angle, but they somehow managed to put the wide angle lens in the 300 too, so the difference is less pronounced than previous years. Instead, the advantage with the 500 this year is a bigger LCD that accepts touch input, and it has a wider aperture.


I was thinking of the touch screen too, but came across this review in CNET, apparently it is not so easy to operate as one would think -- http://reviews.cnet.com/digital-cameras/canon-powershot-elph-500...

Canon will be releasing a new set of cameras with their legendary Digic-V processor/s so all these retailers are clearing off their shelves to make space and to avoid selling them even cheaper than what they are selling for now...

The Nikon L105 is down to $79.98, the other cameras probably too.



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