Those that like free stuff (99.8 percent of the human population) made their eager way to the Coca Cola Dome on Saturday, during the annual Photo & Film Expo to trade in their old working DSLRs for Samsung’s new NX30.
Samsung SA hosted a highly successful “Ditch The DSLR Day” event from noon to 6PM, letting you trade in a digital SLR (any DSLR) for a brand-new NX30 mirrorless camera, “while supplies last.” Unfortunately Samsung reps were only able to allow 100 consumers to trade in their old DSLR’s in Johannesburg, so if you want the best chance of getting R10 000 worth of free loot, you might want to queue up early at the upcoming events in Cape Town on 29 & 30 November at Canal Walk, followed by Durban on 13 December at Gateway.
Alternatively, if you can’t get your hands on a DSLR worth “ditching,” you’ll still be able to walk away with promotional discounts off a Samsung cam, such as the NX Mini or Galaxy Camera 2, both of which will be on hand for you to try out at the events in the respective cities.
UPDATE: Samsung provided more information regarding which DSLRs qualify for the trade-in, which you’ll find below.
Qualifying Digital Camera : For your existing digital camera to qualify for the Trade Up Reward, it must be a digital camera which is fully operational, including the main battery. and power supply and functioning lens, must not be permanently marked or defaced and must be complete and undamaged (reasonable wear & tear excepted) (the “Trade-In Criteria”).