Every month the editors of Washington Consumers' Checkbook magazine report here some of the best prices they have found in surveying more than 300 area retailers. The retailers have promised to hold these prices -- and offer rainchecks if supply runs out -- until March 15. It is a good idea to call ahead to check that a product is in stock. Stores may limit purchases to one per customer. CAMERA/RECORDERS

*Hitachi camera/recorder, model CAMNCORD VM2000, VHS format -- $1,195 at Alco Electronics Inc., Alexandria (703-780-5180).

*RCA camera/recorder, model CLR200, VHS format, automatic focus, optional character generator -- $1,219 at A&A endcol Appliance Co. in the District (202-723-3315). DISHWASHERS

*General Electric dishwasher, model GSD600D, with pot-scrubbing cycle and energy-saving cycle -- $309 at J.R. Enright Co., Chevy Chase (301-654-1700).

Maytag dishwasher, model WU1000, computer touch control, with pot-scrubbing cycle and energy-saving cycle -- $599 at Buls Maytag Home Appliance Centers, Rockville (301-231-0844), Silver Spring (301-589-3363), Vienna (703-281-4890), Springfield (703-644-2977), Alexandria (703-765-2206). PRINTERS

*Juki printer, model 6000, daisy wheel print style, parallel interface, prints 10 characters per second -- $199 at People's Computer, Arlington (703-522-3900).

*Panasonic printer, model KXP1092, dot matrix print style, parallel interface, prints 180 characters per second -- $349 at Advanced Computer Concept, Rosslyn (703-276-7800). 35MM SLR CAMERA

*Nikon SLR camera, model F3-HP, automatic or manual operation, aperture priority, with basic standard lens -- $541 at Pro Photo in the District (202-223-1292).

*Olympus SLR camera, model OM-G, fully automatic, aperture priority, with basic standard lens -- $160 at Penn Camera Exchange Inc. in the District (202-347-5777). 35MM COMPACT CAMERA

*Canon Super Sureshot compact camera, automatic focus -- $149 at Conn Camera & HiFi in the District (202-293-5484).

*Yashica Partner AF compact camera, automatic focus -- $85 at Embassy Camera Center in the District (202-483-7448). VIDEO CASSETTE RECORDERS

*Quasar video cassette recorder, model VH5857, 21-day/8-event timer, VHS format, 169 channel capability -- $879 at Custom Video Associates, Bethesda (301-493-5884).

*Zenith video cassette recorder, model VR1800, 14-day/1-event timer, VHS format, electronic tuning, 82 channel capability -- $329 at Nuri's TV & Video Center, Falls Church (703-560-0707). TENNIS RACKETS

*Head Graphite Director tennis racket, unstrung, oversize head, graphite frame -- $105 at Racquet & Jog, Bethesda (301-986-0558), Washington (202-333-8113) and (202-861-6939).

*Wilson Sting Graphite tennis racket, standard head, graphite frame -- $100 at Tennis Unlimited, Gaithersburg (301-948-7624). 10- & 12-SPEED BICYCLES

*Fuji 12-speed bicycle, model Allegro -- $219 at Big Wheel Bikes, Washington (202-337-0254, 202-638-3301 and 202-543-1600), Bethesda (301-652-0192), Oakton (703-938-8889).

*Peugeot 10-speed bicycle, model P6 -- $169 at Griffin Cycle Inc., Bethesda (301-656-6188), Silver Spring (301-384-2111).

*Trek 12-speed bicycle, model 400 -- $289 at College Park Cycles, College Park (301-864-2211).

If you feel a retailer has not met its commitments, Checkbook's editors would like to know. Write: Checkbook, 806 15th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20005.