Archives for April 10, 2017

Panasonic FZ70 superzoom (60x) for $250

If of all the superzoom cameras old and new, it is the Panasonic FZ70 superzoom (60x optical, Li-Ion) the one you want, it is available in new condition for $250 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon itself with a limit of three per customer during the sale. It averages 4.5 out of 5 based on 800+ customer reviews and has 900+ answered questions.

It is currently the #2 Best Selling P&S camera, so at least there is some consistency in their chart, the top two selling cameras are both on sale, and of limited availability at other retailers (in the case of the FZ70).

Nikon L340 superzoom (28x) for $150

Zoom-zoom! The new condition black color scheme of the Nikon Coolpix L340 superzoom (28x optical zoom, four AA batteries) is currently on sale for $150 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon itself with a limit of up to three of these zoomies per customer. It averages 4.1 out of 5 based on 800+ customer reviews, has 500+ answered questions, and per the listing there, it is currently the #1 Best Selling P&S cameras.

PS: keep in mind, Amazon’s website is now huge, there’s rarely any product category that is completely and correctly categorized, so some cameras may be missing from “top seller” consideration, while other non-camera items may also be included. It’s more useful nowadays as a pecking order comparison of the cameras that are ranked. That’s one of the reasons why I stopped doing the “best selling charts” posts because they were diluted enough so that they didn’t deserve that close of an analysis/scrutiny.

Ricoh GR II for $600 (or Used for $500)

To the Big Sensor Primes front we go now, where the new condition Ricoh GR II is currently on sale for $600 with free shipping at B&H Photo. Orders can be placed again Wednesday night. Orders will ship on April 19+ regardless of shipment method selected, so keep that in mind.

B&H also has it available in Used Condition for $500 with free shipping. Used items sold by B&H Photo come with a 90-day warranty covered by B&H.

Online Classes: all Family and Portrait Classes under $100

A new promotion is now live at CreativeLIVE, all their Family and Portrait Photography Classes are on sale for under $100. No coupon is needed, the sale is factored in on their website while the promotion is running.

CreativeLIVE uses a different model. Each class is recorded LIVE online and everyone can watch it for FREE while it is recording LIVE. After the original live stream is over, then you have to pay to watch or rewatch it. So if you have a flexible schedule and fast-enough internet access you can watch a LOT of content for free.

For the upcoming schedule of classes and details on each class, check CreativeLive’s Free On-Air Classes page. Upcoming instructors include John Greengo, Mike Hagen, Lindsay Adler, Joey L, Jasmine Star, and more.

PowerExtra Charger with Two Batteries (replacements for Canon LP-E17) for $18

If you are comfortable with 3rd-party battery chargers, the PowerExtra Charger with Two Batteries (replacements for Canon LP-E17) is on sale for $18, sold by Powerextra’s Amazon store with the order fufilled by Amazon, so Prime members get 2-day free shipping on this. A car charger and a cleaning cloth are also included. It averages 3.9 out of 5 based on 9 customer reviews. The one unhappy 1-star review said the batteries did not work with the M3. Per the product description there (definitely read it before buying), these are not fully decoded, and you have to confirm in the camera’s menu that they are not genuine Canon before you can use them.

MVPower 5x10ft / 1.6x3m Green Photography Backdrop for $15

Good for photography (or pranks) this MVPower 5x10ft / 1.6x3m Green Photography Backdrop is on sale for $15 by a 3rd-party seller with the orders fulfilled by Amazon, so free 2-day shipping for Prime members. Non-members have the usual $35+ limit.

While there, the Zecti 16 to 47 Inch Lightweight Tripod that can take loads up to 2 kilograms is on sale for $27.

Imported Sony Alpha a7R II body w/1yr warranty for $2200

The Sony Alpha a7R II body only goes for $2900 at authorized Sony dealers which are bundling it with some freebies, for example, it gets a 2TB WDD HDD at B&H Photo or 1-Year of Photographer Creative Cloud or at Adorama where it gets Lightroom 6 or a bundle of accessory joy (32GB Lexar, Corel, Bag, Extra Battery, Etc).

But if you are comfortable with imported grey-market that get a 1-year seller warranty (not Sony USA warranty), to the eBay Deals we geaux where you can get the Sony a7R II body only in such condition for $2200 by Electronics Valley thru eBay (99.7%, New Jersey). Limit five per customer.

NOTE: purchases made at B&H and Adorama and other retailers that are closed for the Passover Holidays will ship at or after April 19.

DJI Phantom 4 Pro Quadcopter Drone with Camera & Controller and $100 Promo eGift Card for $1399

The new condition DJI Phantom 4 Pro Quadcopter Drone with Camera & Controller (CP.PT.000488) in the White color scheme is bundled with a $100 promotional NewEgg e-gift card, together going for $1399 with free shipping by the official DJI Store through NewEgg. Offer ends by Sunday night or earlier if sold out. These have a serious sensor, a 1-inch 20mp Exmor R CMOS.

PS: NewEgg’s promotional gift cards that they often bundle with some products are good for one year after they are issued, so you have plenty of time to spend them.

(ENDED) YI Gimbal 3-Axis Handheld Stabilizer for Action Camera (Gimbal Only) for $159

This Tuesday lightning deal expired, but it is a semi-recurring item if you missed it…

One of the headliners of the Tuesday Lightning Deals of the Gold Box is live until 5:24pm ET (or earlier if sold out), it is the YI Gimbal 3-Axis Handheld Stabilizer for Action Camera (Gimbal Only) offered for $159 with free shipping. The price before the sale was $199 last night. Camera NOT included.

(ENDED) 256GB Sandisk Ultra USB 3.0 Flash Drive for $50 w/FS

This daily deal expired… In addition to the Amazon Sandisk sales for Tuesday, the Best Buy eBay store is offering the 256GB SanDisk Ultra USB 3.0 Type A Flash Drive (model SDCZ48-256G-A46) for $50 with free shipping or free store pickup. Limit TWO per customer.

(ENDED) Tuesday: Sandisk Storage Sale (16 options: SD, microSD, SSD, Flash)

This Tuesday daily deal expired, but if you missed it, fear not; storage gold box deals du jour repeat every few days/weeks at Amazonia, either on their own or as part of “PC Accessories” type of sales…

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(ENDED) Tuesday Lightning Deals: YI Gimbal, Fuji Instax Mini 26, Etc

These lighting deals expired… For future ones in the future, check the Amazon Gold Box and Camera & Photo page

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(ENDED) Fujifilm Instax Mini 26 with Rainbow Film Bundle for $50

These lightning deals expired…

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(ENDED) Pentax K-S1 with 18-55 for $265 (three colors)

This daily deal expired…

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