UPDATE, 4:02 p.m. Central Time: Too bad. They appear to be all gone now. The price has gone back up to $330.
Steal of the day, should be.
The cute-as-a-bug, great-handling, wee little Canon S95—possibly the very, very best pocketable digicam that exists (at least if you're among the many people who like the S95's specs better than those of the S100 that's replacing it)—for the rock-bottom price of $229.
The deal is for today only, and beware—Amazon sometimes sells out when these daily deals are popular, so they might not have it available all the way till midnight.
UPDATE: Note also that, when you buy the camera, you can get the custom, stitched, real leather case shown below for only FIVE DOLLARS more. Again, while supplies last. (Thanks to Stephen Gillette for pointing this out.)
(Thanks to Jim Kofron)
P.S. Abject apologies if you just bought this the other day for the then-bargain price of $299—I don't control these things, and I never know what's coming. Amazon doesn't announce the daily deals in advance. —Yr. Hmbl. Ed.
P.P.S. But no, I am not refunding you the $70!
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Featured Comment by Jamie Pillers: "Mike, Thanks for the heads-up. I've just lost my S90 on a recent trip. I jumped on this offer! These little Canons produce superb results for such a small device. Highly recommend them."
Featured Comment by Mandeno Moments: "I have the S95 as a carry-everywhere, partly influenced by the review here on TOP. The main thing that I dislike is that it's f/dark at the long end, but that's inevitable with a tiny camera so I'll forgive it that. I found that there's no need to add a grip to the front because I use two hands when shooting.
"The screen is so good—even in full sun with polarised sunglasses—that I can live without a viewfinder. If you have polarised sunglasses the screen will go black in portrait format.
"The user interface is excellent, although perhaps the Ricoh GX100 I had was better in that regard. Unlike the GX100, the S95 isn't noisier than a baby with colic and the image quality is very pleasing. The S95 and G12 are the first small-sensor cameras I've seen that give a sense of realism, of 'being there,' when viewing the photos.
"I also carry the S95 when going out with a DSLR: it gives me a video option, it gives me a silent and discreet option, and sometimes it saves carrying the massive, heavy wide angle lenses that APS-C demands.
"I also have the G12 and recommend that for people who want a compact but don't need pocketability. However, the S95 is a superb pocket camera and the first such one where I felt that what I gained from it far outweighed the inherent compromises.
"It's also the first camera I've had that's pleasing to look at. Oh dear...."