Expiring on Saturday October 25 in 2014 is the current round of Canon DSLR gear promotions that include both mail-in rebates and instant savings. You can see the available options nicely organized at B&H Photo, the DSLR Bundles and the lens and flash options.
DSLR action returns to the eBay Deals where authorized Nikon Dealer “BuyDig” (the online discount imprint of Beach Camera) is offering the manufacturer refurbished Nikon D3200 body only for $300 with free shipping with limit five per buyer. The body only kits are typically a good deal if you don’t want/need the 18-55 kit lens (or don’t want to deal with selling/trading it)… As with all eBay featured offers, they are limited time things, but the exact expiration date is not predictable.
A new variation of the combined purchase instant rebates is running for a couple of Sony Alpha pellicle-mirror dSLRs. You put one DSLR and one lens in your shopping cart, you enter the coupon code, and when you reach the checkout page, there is a combined purchase discount of $100 (either the 55-200 or 55-300 lenses) or $200 (the 18-135mm lens). This is a one-to-one promotion. If you put two lenses and/or two DSLRs and enter their coupons, you only get one discount. But you can buy them in separate transactions (I think – I obviously can’t buy them to test those type of limits).
So the eligible DSLRs for this promotion are the Sony a77 Mark II (either body only or with 16-50mm f2.8), and the A58 with 18-55mm kit. The coupon codes are listed over there. I won’t listen here because sometimes they change them, and I have no way of knowing that they changed.
The page does not specify an expiration date, so they are good until the coupon codes no longer work. Speaking of which, here is a screenshot crop example with the A58 w/18-55 and the 18-135mm added to the shopping cart. What you see is the top right corner of the Amazon Checkout page:
Back to the eBay Deals party we go where the new condition Imported (Gray/Grey Market) Canon 5D Mark III body only is offered for $2560 with free shipping by eBay seller “getitdigital” (99.3%). Note this does NOT come with a Canon USA warranty. The seller (GetItDigital) offers their own one year warranty for this camera. If you are not sure what this means, do not buy until/unless you understand! Over 1400 5DMk3 units were sold so far from this listing.
The main Best Buy website deal of the day for Tuesday 10/14/14 is a trio of Canon DSLR bundles featuring the standard kits (w/18-55) along with the 55-250 lens and camera bag and 58mm UV filter and 16GB card. The DSLRs featured are the SL1 ($750 bundle), the T5 ($650 bundle) and the T5i ($850 bundle). Especially of interest if you have any Best Buy coupons, rewards, or other special promotions through their various rewards and such.
For a limited time (expiration date unknown), Adorama is offering various Pentax K50 bundles with a bonus $50 Adorama Gift Certificate, along with 4% promotional rewards and free shipping. Adorama will re-start processing orders on 10/11/14.
For a limited time, thanks to coupon code GOODS10 you can get the refurbished Nikon D3100 with 18-55mm DX non-VR and 55-200 DX non-VR lenses for $333 at Groupon Goods. The price is $370. The coupon is 10% off, $370 – $37 = $333. The coupon expires at 10/12/14 11:59pm central time (Groupon is central time). Note this is an older DSLR and neither of the lenses is stabilized (VR).
If of all the Canon dSLRs out there you have decided on the good old 60D, it is currently offered for $700 with free shipping and two free accessories (DSLR Shoulder Bag, 16GB Sandisk Ultra UHS-I) at B&H Photo. B&H will reopen on 10/19/14 so keep this in mind if it is a time-sensitive purchase.