February Photo Contest sponsored by SONY!


Our February Photo Contest is now live! And we’re pretty darn excited about it.

Most February photo contests revolve around the theme of “Love” (hm, I wonder why). We wanted to take a different look at love. Instead of the romantic, cutesy, L-O-V-E love, we’re asking you to submit your photos that best invoke Good Things Come in Small Parcels.

What do we mean by Good Things in Small Parcels? It could be your kid, your pet, your wedding ring, or it could be something a little more abstract – your favorite flower, a special matchbook, your grandmother’s homemade mini quiche. Show us a photograph that captures the littlest thing that you love.

We’re accepting submissions through Sunday, Feb. 24. Voting begins Monday, Feb. 25 at noon, and the winner will be announced March 1Good luck!

The theme of this contest was inspired by our Grand Prize: the small but extremely powerful Sony RX100. Check out our previous coverage of the RX100 to see what this amazing camera, which was named one of TIME’s 25 Best Inventions of 2012 and which the New York Times called “the best pocket camera ever made,” can do.

Sony DSC-RX100
Sony DSC-RX100

The First Prize is the HX30V, Sony’s built-in Wi-Fi compact camera that allows you to share photos with your friends instantly. Additional features include an 18.2MP Exmor® R CMOS sensor, in-camera image stabilization and high speed auto focus.

Sony DSC-HX30V
Sony DSC-HX30V

The winner of the Popular Vote will be awarded with a handy W650, which is stacked with a 16.1-megapixel sensor, 5x optical zoom, and 720p HD movie capture.

Sony DSC-W650
Sony DSC-W650

Sony also has some awesome rebates running right now that we thought we’d point out, you know, just in case you’re interested in sweet deals.

The Sony a65 has a $200 rebate right now. The a65 shows off what Sony’s Translucent Mirror Technology can do with a 24.3-megapixel sensor, continuous shooting of up to 10fps,  and Full HD video capabilities, among other features. Plus, order the DT 55-200mm F4-5.6, the DT 55-300mm F4.5-5.6, or 75-300 F4.5-5.6 and save an extra $100.

Sony a65 (lens not included)
Sony a65 (lens not included)

The NEX-6, which we wrote about here, has a $100 rebate. Thinking about going mirrorless (and you should be)? Look no further than this awesome camera. Order with the 16mm F2.8 Wide-Angle lens and save an extra $100. Go mirrorless for less.

Sony NEX-6 (lens not included)
Sony NEX-6 (lens not included)

Or, if you’re thinking about going DSLR for the first time (or know someone who is), the a57 has a $200 rebate as well, knocking the price down to an extremely affordable $499.99. This little warrior shoots up to 10fps continuous, sports a 16.1-MP CMOS sensor, shoots 1080/30p MP4 movies, and has an awesome TruBlack tilt/swivel screen. Plus, the same lens rebates that apply to the a65 apply to the a57, so you’ll be up and running in no time.

Sony a57 (lens not included)
Sony a57 (lens not included)

Interested in ordering, or have any questions? Call the store at 866-940-3686 and we’ll be happy to help!

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