Pre-order new Canon 5DS and 5DS R DSLRs (with more bonuses)

The new 50mp full framer Canon 5DS* DSLRs are now available for pre-order for $3700 (5DS) and $3900 (5DS R) respectively. Pre-orders are accepted at:

+ 5DS body only ($3700): B&H Photo (2% reward, extra battery, 32GB SD, shoulder bag) and Adorama (with free Shure VP83F mic) and Amazon (no freebies)

+ 5DS R body only ($3900): B&H Photo (2% reward, extra battery, 32GB SD, shoulder bag) and Adorama (with free Shure VP83F mic) and Amazon (no freebies)

+ UPDATE 9pm ET: Amazon accepts pre-orders now… Meanwhile B&H Photo has added three more freebies to the pre-orders (shoulder bag, extra battery and 32GB SD)…

(ENDED) Canon 55-250mm f4-5.6 IS STM for $205

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Canon 60D body only for $480

On the Canon APS-C dSLR front, the new condition Canon 60D body only is currently on sale for $480 with free shipping at B&H Photo. That’s four-hundred and eighty ($480). No coupons needed. Limit five per customer during this promotion.

Canon 7D body for $750 or w/28-135 for $850 or w/18-135 for $1100

B&H Photo has a sale on the Canon 7D DSLR kits! This is a while supplies last type of a promotion! These are new condition with the usual Canon USA warranty:

+ 7D body only for $750
+ 7D w/28-135 for $850
+ 7D w/18-135 for $1100
+ these are eligible for the Pixma printer prepaid AMEX Gift Card mail-in rebate (look for these in the Combination Offers page of the PDF of the mail-in rebate; chow mein not included!)
+ BLOG-POST CORRECTION: this is the 7D, not the 70D!

Canon MG2520 AiO printer for $35 w/free S&H

BuyDig is offering the white Canon MG2520 All In One Inkjet Printer for $35 with free shipping. Offer ends by 3/15/15.

Speaking of BuyDig, coupon DIG5 gets you $5 off an order of $99 or more at their Blowout Sale Savings. Coupon ends 3/31/15.

Canon 6D body + Pixma Pro 100 + Paper + Extras for $1330 after $250 MIR has Canon 6D bundles, which require mail-in rebates (prepaid American Express gift card). You have to add to the shopping cart to see the sale prices (you don’t need to login). You get the Canon 6D (body or with 24-105), the Pixma Pro 100 printer, 50pk of Canon 13×19 photo paper, 32GB card and camera case.

For the Canon 6D body only bundle the price displayed on the page is $1798 before rebate (and $1548 after rebate). After you add it to the shopping cart, the price before rebate is $1579. When you submit/receive the $250 MIR, it will become $1329 after MIR.

A similar offer is available for the 6D with 24-105 bundle with the after add-to-cart and after MIR price of $1830.

These in-cart discounts expire 3/8/15. The mail-in rebate promotions continue per Canon’s schedule.

New Canon Lens Mail-In Rebates (exp 3/28/15)

A new round of Canon Lens Mail-In Rebates has gone live, covering the period of March 1-28 in 2015. Just like before, the rebates are in the form of a prepaid American Express gift card (not a paper check). You can see participating lenses at Amazon. Each eligible lens has the mail-in rebate offer on its product page. This is a direct link to the PDF form.

Canon 5D Mark III drops to $2500 without rebate [even less with mail-in rebate bundles]

The previous round of Canon mail-in rebates ended on 2/28/15. The camera rebates were not carried forward, but the price of the Canon 5D Mark III body only officially dropped to $2500 (without rebate) at various authorized dealers such as Amazon and Adorama (page down to see all the bundles with various free accessories).

However, if you don’t mind mail-in rebates, and you have use for a Pixma printer and photo paper, you can get a lower after mail-in rebates if you do one of the bundles. At B&H Photo your price is $2250 after a $250 mail-in rebate (prepaid American Express gift card) with the 5D Mark III body only and Pixma Pro 100 and 50pk Canon 13×19″ photo paper and camera bag and 32GB SD and extra Watson battery. Adorama has their own $2250 after $250 MIR bundle with 5D, printer, paper, Adorama camera bag, 64GB SD, extra Canon battery, 1yr New Leaf spills/drops warranty.

Canon 7D body for $850 (with 28-135 for $950)

If of all the Canon DSLR options it is the 70D the one you want, B&H Photo has them on special until 2/28/15, you can get the 70D body only for $850 with free shipping and the 70D with 28-135 for $950 with free shipping… UPDATE: they also include a free introduction to the 70D instructional DVD…

Canon MG-2520 AiO Printer + Adobe Pho Elements 12 for $55

BuyDig is offering a bundle of the Canon PIXMA MG2520 All-in-One Printer Bundle + Adobe Photoshop Elements 12 for $55 with free shipping. The price drops from $147 to $55 after you add it to the shopping cart. No coupon code needed. No login needed to check the price. Offer ends 2/27/15.

Speaking of BuyDig, coupon DIG5 gets you $5 off an order of $99 or more from their Blowout Sale. Coupon ends 2/28/15 unless extended.

Refurbished Canon EF 24-105mm f4L IS for $700

Adorama is offering the refurbished Canon EF 24-105mm f4L IS lens for $700 with free shipping and a one year Canon refurbished warranty.

(ENDED) Imported Canon 5D Mark III body for $2000 [grey market]

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Refurbished Canon Speedlite 270EX II for $95

Adorama is offering the refurbished Canon Speedlite 270EX II for $95 with free expedited shipping.

Meanwhile the refurbished Canon Speedlite 320EX is offered for $150 with free expedited shipping.

Refurbished Canon T3 w/18-55 for $252 or T3i w/18-55 for $336

Canon’s official online store is having a sale on refurbished Canon DSLRs including the T3 w/18-55 for $252 and the T3i w/18-55 for $336. Sort by lowest price to see the T3 and T3i offers. Sort by highest price to see the full frame DSLRs. Thanks to one of our readers for the alert!

Canon 60D w/18-135 with extras for $900 (updated)

The daily deal expired, as of 2/15/15, the Canon 60D with 18-135mm goes for $900 at Amazon by Amazon herself

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(ENDED) Sony a3000 w/18-55 for $270

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(ENDED) Wedn: Canon D-Rebel T5 w/18-55 for $333

This daily deal expired… The new condition Canon D-Rebel T5 with 18-55mm is offered for $333 as the deal of the day at, founded by former Woots. The page goes into an unfiltered discussion of MAP pricing, which, even if not interested in the camera, makes for an interesting read :) Thanks to one of our readers for the alert!

Canon MG-6620 with free Adobe Software (LR5 or Pho-Elements) for $88

More eBay Deals action, the eBay store of BuyDig (part of Beach Camera) offering new condition Canon MG-6620 printer + free Adobe software bundles for $88 with free shipping. You have a choice of free software, either Lightroom 5 or Photoshop Elements. You also have a choice of black or white printer. You select the software and color combinations under “Color” in the eBay listing (annotated screenshot below). Limit five per customer.


No Pre-Orders for Canon 5DS* yet

The new Canon 5DS DSLR duo is the biggest and most expensive new camera of 2015 so far. However, pre-orders are not accepted just yet. Amazon’s estimate says you will be able to pre-order it on 4/30/15. B&H Photo’s page estimates the camera will be available in June 2015. Adorama has a June estimate as well. Needless to say, this is too early, more details and more specifics will become available as we get closer to actual release. In a tech world of near-instant gratification, waiting for months before one can pre-order can feel a bit unusual.

Pre-order Canon D-Rebel T6s or T6i, get $50 Accessories credit after it ships

The new Canon D-Rebel T6s and T6i dSLRs already have pre-order deals. If you pre-order one of the Canon T6s kits or one of the Canon T6i kits, within 72 hours after shipment of the camera (shipment, not order), a $50 promotional credit will be automatically applied to your Amazon account. The promotional credit can only be used towards the purchase of these these accessories (16GB or 32GB or 64GB Sandisk Extreme SDHC, AmazonBasics camera bags and tripods). The terms and conditions over there have all the details. As usual, all eligible items must be sold and shipped by Amazon itself, not 3rd-party sellers.

Pre-order new Canon EF 11-24mm f4L

Canon is back with another serious SLR lens, the Canon EF 11-24mm f4L, with a pre-order price of $3000 at Adorama and B&H Photo and Amazon itself.

Canon G1X drops to $400

The Canon G1x fixed lens camera with RAW and 1.5″ sensor is now down to $400 with free shipping at B&H Photo (with free accessories) and at Amazon by Amazon itself (limit 2).

Canon 1D C body only drops to $8000

The Canon 1D C body only is now down to $8000 with free shipping at B&H Photo. Please note this is not returnable! It’s interesting how just one letter change in the model name had previously doubled the price of the 1D X :)

Imported Canon 50mm f1.8 II for $85 w/free S&H

More eBay Deals action, if you are comfortable with imported (non-USA warranty) double-figure lenses, the new condition Canon 50mm f1.8 II is offered for $85 with free shipping by Red Tag Camera on eBay (99.9%) with a limit of five per buyer. Over 1000 of these primes got sold through this listing. The simplicity of a prime lens and the low price perhaps may make this a low/lower risk import/grey-market purchase.

Speaking of eBay, Adorama’s eBay store is offering the new condition 22-inch Dell E2215HV computer monitor for $100 with free shipping with a limit of five per buyer.

Expiring 1/31/15: Canon, Nikon and Sony Rebates & Savings

The various mail-in rebates (MIR) and instant savings of Canon (see PDF MIR form) and Nikon (instant savings, not MIR) and Sony (instant savings, not MIR) expire on 1/31/15. You can find them all at the aforelinked Adorama pages. I don’t know what happens after 1/31/15. Sometimes they get extended, sometimes they change, sometimes they take a break and return later.

These offers are also available at B&H Photo with a 1/31/15 expiration: Canon DSLRs and Lenses along with Nikon DSLR gear and Sony gear.