12-month Equal Pay Offer with 0% APR on select DSLR/Lens/Mirrorless Gear (subject to credit approval)

Amazon is offering a subject-to-credit-approval 12-month Equal Pay Offer with 0% APR on select camera gear with the Amazon Store Card (not to be confused with the Amazon VISA credit card by Chase). This offer requires twelve equal payments with the amount paid in full at the end of the 12 months in order to avoid interest and fees. Eligible for the offer are 475 camera gear listed here (DSLRs, lenses, mirrorless, rawsumers, etc). The offer applies to the “qualifying purchase (and all other items on the order) made during the promotional period with an Amazon.com Store Card. Excludes 1-click purchases and purchases of products sold on Amazon.com by third-party sellers.”. Check the Terms & Conditions for all the details.

Strategically, this offer is good if you are certain that you will pay the amount in full by the end of the 12 month promotional period.

Expires 1/31/15: Sony a7* and FE lenses Trade-In with 15% discount

Reminder! The B&H Photo Sony a7* and FE lenses trade-in promotion with a 15% bonus credit expires on 1/31/15 at B&H Photo. You get two credits with this offer:

1) 15% of the purchase price of the eligible Sony a7* or eligible FE lenses
2) the fair market value of your trade-in used items

The B&H Photo trade-in process, as described over there (assuming I understand this correctly) is this:

1) enter the item you want to trade in (your own used item)
2) get a quote from B&H
3) if it’s a go, ship your used item to B&H
4) receive the 15% off credit code from B&H
5) use the credit code to purchase the eligible a7* or eligible FE lenses

Eligible cameras are the a7, a7r and a7s. Eligible FE lenses are the 35/2.8, 55/1.8, 24-70/4, 70-200/4, and 28-70/3.5-5.6

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.

Nikon J4 w/10-30 (white) for $330

If you are fond of white color cameras and the Nikon CX 1-System, the white Nikon J4 with the 10-30mm is offered in new condition for $330 with free shipping, with a limit of five per customer, by authorized Nikon dealer BuyDig on eBay.

Sony NEX-7 with 18-55 for $750

If of all the Sony E-mount cameras it is the NEX-7 the one you want, B&H Photo is offering the new condition NEX-7 with 18-55mm for $750 with free expedited shipping. Keep in mind, this is an older model.

Refurbished Sony a3000 w/18-55 for $237

The new condition Sony a3000 with 18-55mm (aka ILCE3000K/B, a NEX E-mount APS-C camera) goes for $300 (eg Amazon) but if you want to save even more, you can get it manufacturer refurbished for $237 by Secondipity thru Amazon… You can check mirrorless reference price ranges using the Price Charts

Pre-order: new Panasonic GF7 w/12-32 for $600

New Year, New Cameras! Panasonic has a new M43rds camera, the GF7 with the 12-32mm lens is a 16mp camera with a price of $600, in black or pink color schemes, available for pre-orders at B&H Photo and Adorama and Amazon with a February-ish release estimate… We are keeping track of only the interesting new cameras of 2015 in this tracking post.

PS: I forgot to mention, the previous version, the GF6 with the 14-42mm kit lens goes for $350 in new condition at B&H Photo and Amazon itself (limit 2).

Preorder new Fuji X-A2 w/16-50 f3.5-5.6 II for $550

We have a new mirrorless camera in 2015, Fuji continues to pay attention to the first time buyers with the new X-A2 camera with the new 16-50mm f3.5-5.6 II lens. This kit is available in orange or silver/black or white for $550, with pre-orders accepted at Amazon and B&H Photo and Adorama.

Panasonic GF6 w/14-42mm for $350

If you are M43rds-curious and want a take-pictures-with kit, the Panasonic GF6 with the 14-42mm lens (GF6KK kit) is offered for $350 with free shipping at B&H Photo and by Roberts at Amazon.

Pre-orders: new Rokinon 135mm f2 and 135mm T2.2 Cine

Rokinon has revealed two new 135mm lenses. The photography priority is the 135mm f2 ED emc with a pre-order price of $550, while the video-priority is the 135mm T2.2 Cine DS ED UMC with a pre-order price of $600. The photography-priority version is available in nine different mounts (Canon, Nikon, Sony A- and E-, Pentax, Fuji X, Samsung NX, Four Thirds, M43). Pre-orders are available at Adorama.

Sony NEX-5A w/16mm f2.8 for $273

We continue digging into Amazon’s Camera & Photo Outlet where the silver Sony NEX-5A with 16mm f2.8 goes for $273 with free shipping. The lens goes for $250 on its own.

Samyang 24mm f1.4 for $370 (Pentax K), $397 (NX), $407 (“Olympus”)

The Samyang 24mm f1.4 manual focus lens for the Pentax K-mount is currently going for $370 with free shipping, with a limit of two per customer at Amazon by Amazon itself. It also goes for $395 for Samsung NX, $407 for “Olympus” (does not specify 43 or M43), and $500+ in Canon/Nikon. When price checking all the different mounts, be sure to pay attention to who the actual seller is. For some of them (eg Sony Alpha) the featured seller is not Amazon itself.

Panasonic 45-200mm f4.5-5.6 OIS for $270

The Panasonic 45-200mm f4.5-5.6 OIS f4.5-5.6 Mega OIS lens (m43rds) is going for $270 with free shipping again at Amazon by Amazon herself (limit 2) and B&H Photo.

Pre-order new Fuji 16-55mm f2.8 R LM WR XF for $1200

On the Fuji X system front, the 16-55mm f2.8 R LM WR XF lens is available for pre-order for $1200 at B&H Photo and Amazon.

Olympus E-PL5 w/14-42mm drops to $450

Another Olympus E-PL5 price drop since the start of the year, the E-PL5 with the 14-42mm lens is down to $450 with free shipping and free 16GB SD at Amazon by Amazon herself. It was going for $600 at the end of the year (see Mirrorless Price Chart).

Olympus E-PL7 drops $100 ($500 body or $600 w/lens)

The Olympus E-PL7 dropped $100 very recently, it is now going for $500 as body only and $600 with the 14-42mm lens at Amazon et al. It was going for $100 more at the end of the year (see Mirrorless Price Chart).

(ENDED) Tuesday: Sony NEX-7 with 18-55 for $600

This daily deal expired…
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Olympus E-PM2 body only for $210 (limit 2)

The black Olympus E-PM2 body only is currently available for $210 (was $220) with free shipping, with a limit of two per shopping cart, at Amazon by Amazon itself. This is not part of the lightning deals… Price updated 1/5/15.

Olympus E-M5 body only drops to $600

The Olympus E-M5 body only is now down to $600 with free shipping at Adorama and Amazon by Amazon itself (limit 2).

Olympus E-M1 body only drops to $1200

The Olympus E-M1 body only is now down to $1200 with free shipping thanks to a new round of Olympus instant rebates at Adorama (page down to see various E-M1 kits, including one with 12-40mm for $2000) and Amazon by Amazon itself (limit 2)… For mirrorless camera price reference, check the Mirrorless Price Chart.

Refurbished white Nikon AW1 w/11-27 for $520

The waterproof Nikon AW1 with the 11-27.5mm lens goes for $700 in new condition at authorized dealers, but if you want to go refurbished, the white refurbished with 90-day Nikon warranty goes for $520 with free shipping at Adorama.

Olympus E-PL5 silver body only for $400

The silver Olympus E-PL5 body only is going for $400 with free shipping by Willoughby’s at Amazon. The order ships from Willoughby’s, not Amazon… UPDATE: the white body only is likewise at $400.

Pentax Q-S1 body only for $297 (gold) or $312 (white)

The Pentax Q-S1 body only is currently going for $297 with free shipping in the Champagne Gold color scheme at B&H Photo and Adorama. If you don’t feel as festive, the white body only goes for $312~ at Amazon by Amazon itself (limit 2).

Samsung Galaxy NX body only for $850 to $857

The Samsung Galaxy NX body only is currently on sale for $857 with free shipping at B&H Photo after you add it to the shopping cart. Shipping estimate is 7-14 business days.

Alternately you can get it for $850 with free shipping by Roberts Camera fulfilled by Amazon. Amazon’s own price is $857.

Olympus E-M1 body drops to $1300

The Olympus E-M1 body only is down to $1300 in either the silver or the black by Mel Pierce Cameras at Amazon. This ships from Mel Pierce Camera, not Amazon.

Ending Soon: refurbished Sony NEX-5TL two-lens kit for $400

According to the red “Almost Gone” marking in the eBay Deals, ending soon is the manufacturer refurbished Sony NEX-5TL two lens kit (18-55, 55-210) going for $400, sold by Secondipity’s eBay store.

(ENDED) Samsung NX300 with 18-55 and $75 Gift Card for $408

This is over! the camera price doubled (!) as of 1/5/15 recheck… If you are NX-system curious, Amazon has another temptation for you to consider. For $408, you get the black Samsung NX300 with 18-55 and a $75 plastic Amazon Gift Card included automatically. Limit three per customer during this promotion.

(GONE) Fuji X-A1 blue w/16-50 & 50-230mm for $450

As of a 12/31/14, this is gone again… It is back in-stock, the blue Fuji X-A1 with the 16-50mm and 50-230mm lenses and 4% promotional rewards is going for $450 with free shipping at Adorama.

Sony a3000 w/18-55 drops to $300

On the mirrorless E-mount front, the Sony a3000 with the 18-55mm lens is now going for $300 with free shipping at B&H Photo and Amazon by Amazon itself (limit 2). You may have to do the add-to-cart song and dance before you can see the price.

Or if you prefer, you can get it manufacturer refurbished for $237 with free S&H and 90 day warranty from Secondipity on eBay.

(ENDED) Ends Mon 1am ET: New-OpenBox Sony NEX-3N w/16-50 for $285

This daily deal expired… The Woot Electronics deal of the day, ending by 1am ET on Monday, is the new (open-box condition) black Sony NEX-3N with 16-50mm offered for $280 plus $5 flat shipping. Limit 3 per customer during this promotion. Note this is a new condition camera but not in the original retail packaging. The listing says it comes with a 90 day Sony warranty.

(ENDED) Panasonic GM1 w/14-42mm (silver) for $500 [TOOS; limit 2]

As of a 12/29/14 recheck, the price is back to $6500… As of a 12/29/14 at 2:12am ET recheck, the silver Panasonic GM1 with 14-42mm has gone “temporarily out of stock” as well at Amazon by Amazon itself with a limit of two per customer. This is not part of the lightning deals, so the price is market driven.

(ENDED) Orange Panasonic GM1 w/12-32mm for $500 (limit 2; TOOS)

As of a 12/29/14 recheck, the price is back to $6500… Oranges and carrots are good for you. If you happen to like cameras with colors somewhere in-between oranges and carrots, the Panasonic GM1 with 12-32 (model DMC-GM1KD) is on sale for $500 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon itself. Limit two per customer during this sale. It is currently “temporarily out of stock” (TOOS) but you can order it and lock up the $500 price… This is not part of the lightning deals, so the price is market driven (can change or not change at any point in time).

Sony a5000 w/16-50mm & card & case & New Leaf for $300

Adorama is offering a bundle centered around the Sony a5000 w/16-50mm for $300 with a free Lowepro case, free UV MC filter, free 16GB card, free cleaning kit. Optionally you can get a free New Leaf 1yr Spills and Drops warranty – you have to add this manually by clicking under “Buy Together and save” and then selecting the “Adorama Holiday Gift” and there you will see the New Leaf offer and then add it to bundle and then add bundle to the shopping cart. All three colors of the a5000 kits are participating. Here’s the example for the silver model.

Panasonic GH4 w/14-140mm non-OIS for $1700

The Panasonic GH4 camera is bundled with the 14-140mm Panasonic non-OIS lens for $1700 with free shipping and a free 32GB card at Adorama. The GH4 body only goes for $1500 on its own (with various freebies).

(ENDED) Ends Mon 3:50pm ET: Samsung NX3000 w/16-50mm for $300

This limited time offer expired, but if you missed it, fear not; the NX cameras are recurring in the Lightning Deals (but I have no clue if/when they will re-appear)…

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Sony a6000 two-lens kit (18-55, 55-210) with $50 GC & extras for $750

If of all the Sony NEX e-mount APS-C camera kits it is the Sony a6000 two lens kit (18-55, 55-210) the one that you want, B&H Photo has two-lens kit bundles for $750 that include these bonus items: $50 B&H Photo gift card, 16GB SDHC, and shoulder bag. This is available in all three camera colors.

Fuji X-E1 with 18-55mm for $700

If you also need a zoom lens, the Fuji X-E1 with the 18-55mm lens is available in either black or silver for $700 with free shipping at B&H Photo. The lens goes for $600+ on its own, so this offer may also be of interest if you are interested in the 18-55mm lens. You are essentially getting an extra camera body for a few extra dollars.

Fuji X-E1 body only (silver) for $440 [corrected link]

The silver Fuji X-E1 body only is currently going for $440 with free shipping and 4% promotional rewards at Adorama [corrected link]. Or for $40 more, you can get a bundle with extra accessories (3rd-party battery, 32GB Transcend, holster case, memory card case).

Panasonic GF6 with 14-42mm for $360

To the eBay Deals we go where we find the new condition Panasonic GF6 with 14-42mm offered for $360 with free shipping by Robert’s Camera on eBay (99.6%). Limit five per buyer. As with all featured eBay deals, they are limited time offers of unknown expiration date.

(ENDED) Ends 9:50pm ET: Samsung NX3000 w/20-50mm for $280

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Refurbished red Nikon J3 w/10-30 for $175

If you are Nikon CX-curious (1″ 1-System mirrorless), BuyDig is offering the refurbished red Nikon 1 J3 w/10-30 VR with a free case for $180 with coupon code EMPROSEG entered over there. This expires by end of day 12/22/14.

(ENDED) Panasonic GH3 body for $600 (PanaLeica 42.5mm f1.2 for $1100) [ends by 3:50pm ET]

This limited time offer ended. The 42mm f1.2 lens got completely sold-out before the 4-hour deal window closed. The GH3 was roughly 20% claimed…

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Buy select Fuji X body onlies and add 18mm f2 for $225 more

If you are interested in getting a Fuji X system camera body (X-E1 or X-M1 or X-Pro1) and you are also interested in the Fuji 18mm f2 prime lens, you can buy it together, in the same shopping cart, with the X camera body, and pay only $225 more for the 18mm f2 lens. This is because of a $300 combined purchase promotion. The price of the lens may change on its own. No expiration date is mentioned.

Samsung NX Mini with 9mm and $75 Gift Card for $314

More Samsung NX action, this time of the Mini variety, the brown NX Mini with the 9mm prime lens is bundled with a $75 plastic Amazon Gift Card for $314 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon itself.

On the other hand, if you happen to need Lightroom 5 and like white cameras, the white NX Mini with the 9mm prime along with Lightroom 5 and 32GB card is offered for $300 at BuyDig (you have to add to cart and do the whole song and dance to see the price).

Samsung NX300 w/18-55 & $75 Gift Card for $408

If of all the Samsung NX cameras it is the NX300 with 18-55mm kit that you want, it is currently offered with a bonus $75 plastic Amazon Gift Card included for $408 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon itself. It goes for $400 without the $75 gift card.

Free 1-Day shipping on 140+ Cameras and 220+ Lenses at Amazon

If you like 1-day shipping or you are buying a camera before a holiday deadline, Amazon has launched a variety of free 1-day shipping promotions, including one in their Camera and Photo store. As of the time of writing, there are 25 DSLR kits and 69 mirrorless kits and 55 P&S cameras. Please note some of the cameras are miscategorized, for example, the Sony a6000 in under P&S. Also eligible for this promotion are 242 camera lenses.

The usual terms apply. Items must be sold and shipped by Amazon herself (not 3rd-party sellers, not used/refurbs). You must select Free One Day shipping in the shopping cart and after you do that, the shipping price will be adjusted in the top right corner of the Amazon Checkout page. No coupon codes needed. This is a limited time promotion in the buildup towards Christmas. Each eligible camera also mentions this promotion on the individual product page (under the Special Offers” section).

Refurbished Olympus E-M5 w/12-50 for $750 (body only for $625)

The Olympus Outlet Store is offering the refurbished Olympus E-M5 with 12-50mm for $750 in either silver or black. The parallel body only kits go for $625.

M43rds Lenses Instant Savings (29 choices, Pana, Oly, Sigma, etc)

If you are interested in M43rds lenses, B&H Photo has an instant savings promotion that includes 29 mostly Panasonic and Olympus M43rds lenses. This includes mostly Panasonic and Olympus lenses but there are also a few of other lenses as well (Tokina mirror, Sigma DN, Lensbaby, Ibelux prime). Prices range from $150 to $1400. Some are eligible for 4% promotional rewards as well.

Handevision IBELUX 40mm f0.85 (X/m43/E/EF-M) for $1400

Prime your wallets, here comes a bright lens that will scorch your credit card statement! The Handevision IBELUX 40mm f0.85 Lens is on sale for $1400 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo in four different mirrorless mounts: Fuji X, Sony E-mount, Micro Four Thirds, and Canon EF-M (yes, Canon has a mirrorless system in case you forgot!).

Panasonic GX7 body for $478

The Panasonic GX7 body only is currently on sale for $478 with free shipping at Adorama (4% rewards, free 32GB Lexar, double warranty via mail-in rebate) and at Amazon… The with 14-42mm kit goes for $600.