A Slick Sony Mirrorless Camera Is Your Deal of the Day

Mirrorless cameras fall into a tricky pricing valley. At $600, which is a common MSRP, they're in direct competition with starter DSLRs, which remain the best kind of camera to buy if you're seriously learning photography. But they're also feeling pressure from the low end—sure, photos taken with APS-C sensors look great when they're blown up, but for most web uses they end up being overkill. The fact remains, though, that the right mirrorless camera can produce slick images, and the Sony NEX-F3 does just that. Mario Aguilar reviewed it last June and found a lot to like:

The NEX-F3 takes lovely photos, even in tricky situations. The camera is fast, responsive, and, with some tinkering, a more powerful shooter than its competitors. Interchangeable lenses and compatibility with a digital viewfinder will appeal to an aspiring photographer with plans to eventually step up to a DSLR.

Today, Amazon's Gold Box deal knocks the well-reviewed Sony NEX-F3 with a kit lens down to $370, which is a good deal, and the right price for this camera. Before yesterday, it was $500. Check out some sample shots here, then circle back to see whether a $130 price drop is enough to get you to pull the trigger. [Amazon via The Verge]


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Sony NEX-F3 Mirrorless Camera + Kit Lens ($370) | Amazon | Originally $500
Nest Thermostat ($180) | Amazon via Fatwallet | Originally $200


Accessories

12-Foot HDMI Cable ($4) | Dealfisher via Reddit | Originally $10
Ion iCade Controller for iPhone/iPad ($15) | Groupon via Edealinfo | Originally $50
Logitech G105 Gaming Keyboard (with MW3 Decals) ($28) | Amazon via Fatwallet | Originally $50
2TB Seagate External HD ($80) | Newegg via Ben's Bargains | Originally $100
Netgear AC1750 Dual Band Router ($160) | Amazon via 9to5Toys | Originally $200


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Infectious Disease Balls ($1) | Thinkgeek via Fatwallet | Originally $5 | Use coupon code FIREFLOWER for free shipping over $25
Crayola 64Ct Markers ($10) | Amazon via Reddit | Originally $20
Refillable Kcup ($18) | Amazon via Reddit | Originally $25
Panniers ($51) | Amazon via Ben's Bargains | Originally $80
Ceton InfiniTV 4 Quad-tuner Card for Watching Digital Cable TV on the PC ($170) | Newegg via Fatwallet | Originally $200


Apple

13" rMBP + 512GB SSD, 8GB RAM ($1850) | Mac Mall via Dealzon | Originally $2200


Audio

Panasonic Bluetooth Speaker ($33) | Amazon via Edealinfo | Originally $50
Jawbone Big Jambox ($240) | Amazon via Fatwallet | Originally $300
Sony MDR-V7506 ($82) | Amazon via Reddit | Originally $100


Gaming

PS3 250GB Bundle w/ Epic Mickey, Motion Controller, Eye Camera ($300) | Target via Dealzon | Originally $350
Torchlight ($5) | Amazon via Fatwallet | Originally $20
Sacred Citadel Pre-Order ($10.8) | Green Man Gaming via Dealzon | Originally $15 | Use coupon code GMG20-FDSCL-AQQXD
Grand Theft Auto IV ($15) | Best Buy via Ben's Bargains | Originally $30
Dark Souls: Prepare To Die ($15) | Amazon via Gamingaholic | Originally $40
Borderlands 2 ($20.38) | Gamers Gate via Dealzon | Originally $45
Far Cry 3 ($30) | Amazon via Ben's Bargains | Originally $60
Turtle Beach X31 ($35) | Dealfisher via Reddit | Originally $50


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Fantastic Four Volume 1 Marvel Omnibus ($40) | Amazon via Reddit | Originally $50
The Complete Red vs. Blue ($60) | Amazon via Fatwallet | Originally $100


Digital Media

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FiveFingers Bikila Running Shoes ($40) | 6PM via Ben's Bargains | Originally $55
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Slingbox SOLO ($85) | TigerDirect via Edealinfo | Originally $110
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Laptops

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Desktops

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Tablets

Asus Transformer TF300 ($260) | 1SaleaDay via Ben's Bargains | Originally $350


Another Reminder To Never Buy Tablets On Contract

AT&T announced today that it's going to start carrying the Kindle Fire 8.9. Which is great and all, even though the tablet already used the AT&T network. But the real story is that they're going to start selling the Kindle Fire on-contract for $250—which is a solid $150 less than you can get it from Amazon. Sure, seems like a deal, especially if you were committed to using AT&T LTE for two years. But how many people buy a tablet on contract and then never take it out of the range of their home wifi network? So stay away—you'll end up paying way more than you would just buying it directly from Amazon. [AT&T]


Screens

19" 1600x900 AOC Monitor ($80) | Best Buy via 9to5Toys | Originally $100
Optoma HD20 ($550) | Woot via Woot | Originally $700


The Cheap Samsung Galaxy S3 Floodgates Have Opened

A Slick Sony Mirrorless Camera Is Your Deal of the Day

Yes, there is a Galaxy S4 on the way. No, we don't know the release date yet. Yes, the upfront price of a handset is nothing compared to the length and cost of the contract. Yes, AT&T officially dropped the price of a Galaxy S3 to $100 on contract this morning. Regardless: there are a lot of folks out there coveting a Galaxy S3, and today, Amazon Wireless has them for cheap. On Verizon and Sprint they're only $10 with a 2-year contract. The Galaxy S3 remains $80 for AT&T.

Galaxy S3 16GB [Sprint] ($10)
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Galaxy S3 16GB [AT&T] ($80)


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1TB Western Digital Blue Internal HD ($65) | Newegg via Storageaholic | Originally $85 | Use coupon code EMCXTVL32
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Apps

iOS

Alphadia 2 ($1) | iTunes via Appshopper | Originally $3

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ProCut X ($0) | iTunes via 9to5Toys | Originally $25 | Requires Mac running Final Cut Pro X
Roads of Rome HD ($1) | iTunes via Appshopper | Originally $4

Android

Beautiful Widgets ($1.69) | Google Play via Appsaholic | Originally $3
6-4-3 Baseball Scorecard ($8) | Google Play via Appsaholic | Originally $10


Mac


Super Hexagon ($1) | Super Hexagon | Originally $3

Windows

Super Hexagon ($1) | Super Hexagon | Originally $3


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