The Sony a3000 with 18-55mm is currently on sale for $300 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon herself with a limit of two per shopping cart during this sale…
Optionally, it is part of the Combined Purchase Discounts. The a3000 is only eligible for one lens, the 55-210 and the $200 off combined purchase discount happens automatically when you add both the a3000 kit and the 55-210 to your shopping cart. Here’s an annotated screenshot crop of the top right corner of the Amazon checkout page with the a3000 w/18-55 and the 55-210 added to the shopping cart:
Note: the other E-mount cameras participating in this promotion (NEX-5T, a5000, a5100, a6000) get smaller discounts on the 55-210 and require promo codes.
Woot Plus has a refurbished camera sale featuring mostly old and refurbished cameras, including the refurb Sony NEX-3 with 18-55 for $240, refurb Sony a3000 w/18-55 for $250 (limit 1) – note that it currently goes for $300 in new condition at Amazon (limit 2) – refurbished Fuji S4830 superzoom for $80, and a few other superzooms and P&S cameras (Samsung, Sony, Pentax, Fuji, JVC). They also feature Gitzo and Manfrotto tripods and camera bags and Monster brand memory cards (Dr. Dre not included!), and these are new condition. Shipping is $5 flat regardless of how many you buy. Promotion ends on 11/1/14 at 12am CT (I don’t know if they mean 11:59pm or 12:01am) or earlier for any items that sell out.
The new round of Fuji Instant Savings for both their X System and their X100S “Big Sensor Prime” have arrived at B&H Photo, you can find them all nicely organized in a single page. Some of them come with free extras, some of them come with 4% promotional rewards, and all of them get free expedited shipping.
Fuji has a new round of Instant Savings (no mail-in rebates) running between October 26 until November 29 in 2014. It includes both cameras (X-T1, X-Pro1, X-E1, X-M1) and some lenses. You can see all available options at the nicely organized Fuji Instant Savings page at Adorama.
Panasonic is having bundle promotion for their GH4 flagship with the 12-32mm f2.8 lens. At B&H Photo, with free expedited shipping, you can get the GH4 w/12-35mm for $2400 or the GH4 w/12-35mm and DMW-YAGH interface for $3900.
At Adorama, for $2400 you can get the GH4 w/12-35mm with a bonus extra battery and 32GB card… For $2500 each, you can get the GH4 with 12-35mm in two separate bundles. One has the DMW-MS2 Stereo Shotgun Microphone as an extra, the other has the DMW-BGGH3 Battery Grip as an extra. Both include a 32GB memory card… Adorama has a variety of other GH4 offers – click on the “Save up to … with bundle” to see the options for each listing… Offers end 11/8/14.
Adorama has a gift card promotion on the GX7 with 14-42mm kit. You pay $750 and you receive the GX7 with 14-42mm kit plus a $100 Adorama Gift Card (to spend on a future purchase) and 4% rewards and free 2-day shipping. This offer is available in either the black GX7 kit or silver GX7 kit… Offer ends 11/22/14.
For $800, you can get the Panasonic GH3 body only from Adorama, with your choice of bonus items with this purchase. This Panasonic GH3 option gets you the GH3 body only kit with a $100 Adorama gift card and 4% promotional rewards (4% = $32) and free 2-day shipping… The other option gets you free accessories instead of the $100 gift card 32GB Class 10 SDHC Card, Spare DMW-BLF19 Battery, Cleaning Kit, Mini HDMI Cable 6′, Sandisk 16GB Memory Vault, Tiffen DFX Essentials Software) with free regular shipping and no rewards… Offer ends 12/5/14.
The Panasonic 12-35mm f2.8 micro four thirds zoom lens is now in-stock and ready to click onto your M43rds camera for $1000 with free shipping and 4% promotional rewards (= $40) and a free 3 year New Leaf spills and drops warranty at Adorama.
The Sony a3000 E-Mount (don’t-call-me-NEX) camera kit with the 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 kit lens is currently on sale for $300 with free shipping at B&H Photo when you add it to the shopping cart and do the login to your B&H account song and dance.
Olympus is currently running a Micro Four Thirds combined purchase promotion. Purchase one camera (eligible options are the OM-Ds (E-M1, E-M5, E-M10), the E-P5, the E-PL7) and up to four lenses from a choice of 15 lenses. Each lens added to the cart has a discount of either $100 or $200 attached to it. You can add up to four lenses for a maximum savings of $800 per shopping cart! Eligible lenses are high and low, from the 12-40/2.8 to the 14-42/3.5-5.6 II R. It’s a mix of zooms and primes, including one pancake. I didn’t find a promotion-wide expiration date, but the prices of the individual products are good until 11/1/14, so we can perhaps assume that’s the expiration date of this promotion.
In a separate promotion, you can get the VF-4 viewfinder for $100 if you purchase it together with the E-P5 body only. This VF4 promotion ends 10/25/14.
In yet another promotion, Olympus offers free 2-day shipping with orders of $50 or more. This shipping promotion ends 10/23/14.
The black Panasonic 45-150mm, model H-FS45150K, M43rds of course, is currently on sale for $256 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon herself with a limit of two per shopping cart during this time.
This bonus round of Amazon Camera and Photo Lightning Deals ended. The deals were worthy of their name this time! The NEX-6 w/16-50mm finally went live and it was at an even better price, $425! It was 97% claimed. So it turned out to be a good idea to wait for the Lightning Deal to finally materialize (in retrospect, it’s easy to say that).
The Samsung NX30 w/18-35 (so easy to mistype 18-55) went for $680 and was 100% claimed, while the NX3000 w/16-50mm went for $425 and was 53% claimed. Wouldn’t it be nice if every lightning deal round was filled with cameras like that? :)… Expired offers after the jump for the deal historians…
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NewEgg launched its own Groupon-style service called NewEggFlash and a new offer that went live today (expiring by 10/19/14) offers the Olympus PEN E-P1 Silver w/14-42mm for $220 with free shipping. The bottom of the page says this is covered by the Photo-4-Now return policy, which we can assume means that Photo-4-Now is the seller.
UPDATE (Monday at 10:23am ET): it looks like the oomans at Amazon intervened and the NEX-6 with 16-50mm was removed from the Lightning Deals, perhaps because the current price would be same or better than what the lightning deal would have been. So no more indecision, the Sony NEX-6L/B kit (NEX-6 with 16-50mm) is on sale for $500 with free shipping, with a limit of two per shopping cart at Amazon by Amazon herself. This may be a price-match of someone else’s sale promotion…
Which further complicates things for people who are trying to decide, because starting at 10am eastern on Monday, this kit is going to be an Amazon Camera & Photo Lightning Deal. I have no idea what the lightning deal price is going to be, or how many they will have. So while we typically have a “Strategery” section, in this case, we have a “I have no idea what to say” section 🙂
If you already have Pentax Q system lenses and you need another camera body, the black Pentax Q body is offered for $110 plus $6 flat shipping by Digital Media Source via Amazon. This ships from Digital Media Source, so no free Prime shipping.
Adorama has a special bonus on this Panasonic GM1 with 12-32mm. For the usual price of $700, you receive the standard GM1 with 12-32mm kit, plus a $100 Adorama Gift Certificate plus 4% promotional rewards (4% = $28). Please note Adorama will start processing orders again on 10/19/14.
If you are not in a hurry to receive this, the Panasonic 35-100mm f2.8 Micro Four Thirds lens is going for $1400 with free shipping and 4% promotional rewards (= $56) and a free 3-year New Leaf Drops and Spills warranty at Adoram. Please note this is currently backordered but you can lock the price/offer by buying. Please also note that Adorama will re-open on 10/19/14.
The Fuji 35mm f1.4 XF R X-System lens is currently on sale for $540 with free shipping at B&H Photo. Please note B&H is closed for the Succos Holiday and will re-open on 10/19/14.
The current wave of eBay Deals includes the manufacturer refurbished Sony NEX-5TL with 16-50 & 55-210 and a free bag for $450 with free shipping. This is sold by Secondipity’s eBay store and comes with a 90 day warranty and 30 day returns per the eBay listing.
Speaking of the eBay Deals, you can find a lot of last year’s flagship smartphones refurbished no-contract for under $250 (LG G2, HTC One M7, Moto X, etc).