Canon A70 - Price Drop

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  1. nuxx

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    It seems that the Canon PowerShot A70 has had a significant price drop just in the last week. I am basing this observation on the fact that previously I had not seen this model in stores in Melbourne or advertised in local junk mail for below $575. However, in Thursday's Green Guide supplement in The Age for 20th November, I saw it advertised in three different stores for under $500. The best of which was $475. :) After holding off for a while, needless to say I snapped up one from Dick Smith Powerhouse at Knox with a price match. I guess this is due in part to the release of the A80 mentioned in other thread(s).

    For those particularly interested, the $475 price was at Centre Com, who have stores at Hawthorn, Sunshine, Elsternwick, Springvale and Bendigo. The Canon PowerShot A-Series Users Group Forums are very useful too.

    Seeya,
    nuxx.
     
  2. jamesbk

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    Thanks for alerting me to this - now that you have the camera, what are your initial impressions? Are there any sharpness issues such as those which were discussed in the users' forum?

    Cheers,
    James
     
  3. timmytimmytimmy

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    i recently acquired this in HK
    it cost me 501 bucks if u use an exchange rate of approx 5.5 which gave me the camera + canon stock 16 cf + 32 cf bonus + 256 sandisk cf

    what really impresses me is the 640x480movie mode
     
  4. StratosFear

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    hmm been umming and arring about getting a digicam for a year now. That seems like a good price. A bit more than i wanted to spend but it seems like a better camera.

    Considering dicksmith won't charge me extra for using credit I think I may pick this baby up.
     
  5. tntman

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    A friend of mine got it from HK for $410 inclusive of delivery a week ago.. :)
     
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    Fair enough a price drop is great, but do they have stock yet? No point in dropping a price if you still can't supply them (and therefore not selling at that price)
     
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    Canon have had a real problem keeping stock of their newer digital camera's, but I think they are starting to be able to seriously supply A70's. A80's on the other hand, we're still waiting on.
     
  8. Mad1

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    Dammit! I just bought an A70 2 weeks ago for $599. Just my luck.

    Ah well I still consider the money worth it - it's a great camera. I love being able to adjust the shutter speed and aperture to experiment.
     
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    Electronic goods are still so expensive here in AUS. I purchased an A70 in Japan more than 2 months ago for only AUD$390. A bit upset thought, cos the A80 came out only 2 weeks after purchasing the A70.
     
  10. StratosFear

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    I am almost 100% sure I am going to pick one of these up tomorrow after work :)

    Pretty excited.
     
  11. drj

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    A70 !

    Hi, first post (but have been a lurker for a while !). Thanks for putting me on to this - I went to Dick Smith's in Knox too, and the look on the dude's face when I showed him the Green Guide was priceless. Needless to say, got a great deal - but looking at the prices paid in Japan, it seems we get screwed for consumer electronics here even more than I thought :shock: :rolleyes:

    Oh well, time to play with my new toy :D
     
  12. StratosFear

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    Re: A70 !

    Take some pictures will ya :)

    I'm gonna head down to office works tomorrow with that ad. They have a lowest price garuntee thing so will see how I go.

    Otherwise I drive down to Knox on Thursday :p
     
  13. StratosFear

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    Well picked one up from Office works today. I took a screenshot of that website and took it down and the guy matched it no questions asked. Really good about it.

    Kind of feel sorry for centre com. They advertise a camera for a shitload less than everywhere else then all of us without even considering shopping with them go to the bigger chains :). Ahh well. Office works took credit card :p

    Anyway still have no idea how to use this thing. So many damn settings. But at least it isn't just point and click. So happy i picked this up instead of the Canon A300 I was so close to getting.

    I just sent off a few pics I took to the BIGW printing place for 47 cents a print. Will be interesting to see how they come out :)

    Now all I need are some good AA rechargables. Will drop into jaycar on thursday and pick some up. And then a 256mb memcard and I will be all set :)


    A big thanks to Nuxx for putting as on to this deal.

    Cheers mate.
     
  14. pkipper

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    That is cheap, how big is the print?
     
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    only 6" by 4" but just wanted to test it out.

    6" * 4" is only 47 cents a print (you can even just get one print)

    but anything bigger. Even slightly bigger goes up a fair bit the next size print is like $2.60 or something.

    good service by the sounds of it though. check it out

    http://www.bigw.com.au/Pages/online_photo_shop.asp
     
  16. Frewy

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    I get my prints from KODAK online Standard prints - 6" x 4" (10x15 cm) $0.80
    5" x 7" (13x18 cm) $4.95
    8" x 10" (20x25 cm) $7.95

    Pick them up from Kmart when its 15% off store wide too:)

    I belive Kodak laser scan then develop the print not just spray ink on paper.
    I refuse to own a printer and if you do the math its also a waste of money
     
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    Just to let you Sydney guys know, the film/camera shop at Circular Quay train station develops 6"x4" for 30 cents each. They have the Fuji Frontier machine. And no, i dont work for them.
     
  18. StratosFear

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    Thats exactly what I said to dad yesterday.

    It's even cheaper than film if you consider when you get film developed there will always be at least a few shots that turn out like crap that you have to get developed. At least this way you only pick the shots you want.

    Might try and get a list of online places and get 1 test print sent to all of them to see which ones are better quality.
     
  19. StratosFear

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    reading this weeks green guide this morning and centre com have raised the price to $495.
     
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    I got some prints from Harvey Norman from my A60 and they turned out pretty good. Let us know if you do the comparison, i'd like to know where i should be getting my prints from.
     

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