Ehang GHOSTDRONE 2.0 Aerial with 4K Sports Camera for $220

The new condition Ehang GHOSTDRONE 2.0 Aerial with 4K Sports Camera is currently on sale for $220 sold by Woot with the order fulfilled by Amazon. This is selling on Amazon’s website and is not a lightning deal but a sale. Per the page there, it comes with a 1-year no-hassle warranty of the “you break it, we fix it” kind. Take a screenshot of that part of the page to be on the safe side 🙂 It is available in two different color schemes at this price.

UPDATE: since we already have a drone-related post, I’ll append this here, the new condition Yuneec YUNFCAUS Breeze Drone is on sale for $362~ with free shipping by Amazon itself. Limit one per customer.

New and Shipping: YI 4K+ 60fps Action Camera for $340

More …action on the action camera front, the brand new YI 4K+ 60fps Action Camera is not only new, but also in-stock and shipped for $340 with free shipping at Adorama and also by YI with the order fulfilled by Amazon (Prime eligible). The 60fps 4K+ is its defining characteristic at the moment.

5% off DJI Mavic PRO, Inspire 2, Phantom 4 with coupon

As part of the NAB 2017 festivities, B&H Photo is offering a 5% discount on select DJI products when you use coupon code BHNAB17 over there. Participating products include:

+ the two DJI Mavic PRO kits ($1000 and $1300 before coupon)
+ the DJI Phantom 4 Pro and PRO+ Quadcopters ($1500 and $1800 before coupon)
+ DJI Inspire 2 Quadcopter ($3000 before coupon)
+ DJI Inspire 2 Premium Combo with Zenmuse X5S and CinemaDNG and Apple ProRes Licenses ($6200 before coupon)

An easy way to calculate the 5% discount is to take a zero away and divide by two 🙂

For more action, check their NAB 2017 specials.

Drones, Action Cameras and Stabilizers at B&H roundup: 3DR, GoPro, Glidecam, Axler, Etc

After the Lighting/Studio round-up of some of the latest B&H Featured Sales, now we have a drone/action-camera and stablizers themed round-up. These too are limited time offers with varying expiration dates:

+ 3DR Solo Quadcopter with 3-Axis Gimbal for GoPro HERO3+ / HERO4 with FREE 3DR Smart Battery for Solo Quadcopter included by B&H for $299

+ GoPro HERO4 Black for $299

+ Glidecam Centurion for $999

+ Glidecam XR-PRO Handheld Camera Stabilizer for $199

+ Axler Handheld Gimbal for Mirrorless Cameras for $450

+ YUNEEC Typhoon H Hexacopter with GCO3+ 4K Camera for $1000

+ DJI Inspire 1 v2.0 RAW Quadcopter with Zenmuse X5R 4K and Two Extra 512GB SSDs for $4300

DJI Phantom 3 Advanced Quadcopter Drone with 2.7K HD Video Camera for $679

Fly our friendly (and licensed) skies with the new condition DJI Phantom 3 Advanced Quadcopter Drone with 2.7K HD Video Camera OR vicariously fly with other people’s drone videos on YouTube. The latter is FREE but the former goes for $679 with free shipping at B&H Photo and by Amazon itself (limit 3).

DJI Inspire 1 v2.0 RAW Quadcopter with Zenmuse X5R 4K and Two Extra 512GB SSDs for $4300

A DJI M43rds power bundle is now offered for $4299 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo. It is the DJI Inspire 1 v2.0 RAW Quadcopter with Zenmuse X5R 4K and Two Extra 512GB DJI-branded SSDs made for the Zenmuse X5R camera, which is a M43rds camera. Needless to say, this has to fly, so only select M43rds lenses are cleared for fit and for flight (Panasonic 15mm f1.7 included; also works with Olympus 12/2).

For more B&H action, you can check their featured sales pages

Refurbished GoPro HERO4 Black w/1yr warranty for $203 after coupon

Four GoPROs are participating in the previously mentioned eBay coupon PSHOPTECH417 (20% off select items priced $25+, discount capped at $50), including the manufacturer refurbished GoPro HERO4 Black Edition Camera offered for $253, minus $50 off coupon, becoming $203 with free shipping and a 1-year guarantee from the offiical GoPRO eBay store. Limit one per customer with the coupon discount which expires 4/19/17.

There are also a few DJI items (from the official DJI store). Expand the “Cameras and Drones” category on the top left side of the Promotional Page to find them all quickly.

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.

LG G6 (Sprint) for $354 with 24-month installment plan only

If you like what you saw with the LG G6 camera samples and reviews, and you don’t want to wait for the new Galaxy and iPhone and Pixel flagships to come out, and you are okay with switching or continuing with Sprint, they have a new installment-plan promotion that gets you the new LG G6 smartphone for $354 on a 24-month installment plan. Customers with “Good Credit” pay 24 monthly installments of $14.95, while “Building Credit” pay a $200 deposit with 24 monthly installments of $6.42. They both come out to around $354 total by the end of the installment discount promotion. The offer is good on both the Ice and Black color schemes.

The sale is only good on the installment plan. The pay-full-price-now price is $708. Sprint has a new “Unlimited plan” (with 10GB of mobile hotspot per month) for $50 per month, guaranteed until June 2018 (then it goes to $60/month). These prices are with Auto PAY activated. Add an extra $5/month if you don’t want AutoPAY. They also have promotions on adding lines (the second line is +$30/month, more lines for +$20/line; the prices on the additional lines will also increase in July 2018). You also get a FREE Google Home (hardware device, not a house made by Google) from LG by filing the necessary e-paperwork online.

DJ Phantom 3 Standard with $150 promo eGift Card for $500

NOTE: this is a deal only if you plan to use the $150 promo eGift Card. If you don’t care for promo egift cards, the DJ Phantom 3 Standard on its own goes for under $500, eg $445 by Amazon itself (limit 3) or less if you go refurbished.

This promotion is of interest to regular Dell shoppers or anyone willing to make future purchases at their website. Good until 4/10/17, or earlier if sold out, you can get a $150 Dell promotional eGift Card when you purchase the DJI Phantom 3 Standard quadcopter for $499 with free shipping from Dell. The $150 promo gift card will be sent to your email address in 10 to 20 days AFTER your purchase and it will expire 90 days after it is issued. No coupon is needed, the promotion is running on their website. You’ll see it like this (annotated screenshot below):

DJ Phantom 4 with $300 promo eGift Card for $1200

NOTE: this is a deal only if you plan to use the $300 promo eGift Card. If you don’t care for promo egift cards, the DJ Phantom 4 goes for less on its own, eg $1000 by Amazon itself (limit 3).

Running in parallel with the Phantom 3 promotion is another Dell promotion that gets you a $300 Dell promotional e-gift card when you purchase the DJI Phantom 4 Quadcopter for $1199 with free shipping. There is no coupon code to enter, the $300 e-gift card will appear in your shopping cart after you add the Phantom to your shopping cart (see annotated screenshot below). Offer ends 4/10/17.

This offer too is best suited for regular Dell shoppers or anyone willing to make future purchases at Dell. Given the high amount, it is a good idea to plan the future purchase first before buying this.

The $300 promo e-gift card will be emailed to you within 10-20 days after your purchase and will expire 90 days after it is issued by Dell.

In-Stock Now: GoPRO Karma quadcopter

Another new item is now in-stock and ready to ship, it is the GoPRO Karma quadcopter/drone available in two configurations. Drone-only goes for $800, while bundled with the GoPRO Hero5 BLACK goes for $1100. So there is a bundling discount, getting the Hero5 for $300 more, which defeats even the sale prices of the Hero5 at authorized dealers (it sometimes gets bundled with $60 store gift cards at $400).

+ GoPRO Karma only for $800 at Adorama and Amazon itself (limit 3)

+ GoPRO Karma + HERO5 BLACK for $1100 at Adorama and Amazon itself (limit 3)

Refurbished GoPRO HERO Session w/1yr warranty for $110 [updated]

UPDATE 3/31/17 the price dropped from $120 to $110; limit still five per customer.

In addition to the HERO4 Black we mentioned yesterday, also bubbling around in the eBay Deals, the official GoPRO eBay store is offering the manufacturer refurbished GoPRO HERO Session for $110 [WAS $120] with free shipping and a 1-year warranty from GoPRO. Limit five per buyer. Over 780 units sold from this listing per the eBay statistics over there.

Refurbished DJI Phantom 3 Professional with 4K Video w/1yr warranty drops to $550

Further discounted from last week, trending at the Trending eBay Deals is another offer from the official DJI eBay store, offering the manufacturer refurbished DJI Phantom 3 Professional with 4K Video for $550 [WAS $579 last week] with free shipping and a 1-year DJI warranty. Limit up to five per customer. Over 1480 units got sold so far from this listing.

PS: if you are eligible, don’t forget to also use $10 off $25+ coupon. The eBay page will remind you (subtly) if you are logged on to an eBay account that is eligible for the promotion.

ActiveON CX 5MP Action Camera for $40 w/free S&H (BJ’s members)

Active-On, apply directly to the forehead! Ooops, wrong Active-ON 🙂 The new condition ActiveON CX 5MP Action Camera is currently on sale for $40 with free shipping for BJ Warehouse Club members. You can buy it online or in-store. This price is for paying BJ’s Warehouse members ($50 or $100 per year).

If you are not a member, you can buy it with a 15% surcharge using a free “One Day Pass” online or at their brick and mortar stores [see complete list of locations]. With the surcharge, this will jump to $46, putting very close to the Amazon price of $47.

Refurbished DJI Phantom 3 Professional with 4K Video w/1yr warranty for $579

Trending at the Trending eBay Deals is another offer from the official DJI eBay store, offering the manufacturer refurbished DJI Phantom 3 Professional with 4K Video for $579 with free shipping and a 1-year DJI warranty. Limit up to five per customer. Over 1260 units got sold so far from this listing.

In-Stock Now: DJI Mavic PRO for $999

If you don’t want the $1299 bundle, fear not, the DJI Mavic Pro is now in-stock and ready to ship for $999 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo.

Speaking of drones, B&H Photo is offering the 3DR Solo Quadcopter (No Gimbal) for $260 with free expedited shipping.

Speaking of B&H, they are offering the 128GB Lexar JumpDrive S45 USB 3.0 Flash Drive for $29. Free shipping with a $49+ order. You can buy as many as you want. This is a tiny flash drive, competing with the Sandisk Ultra Fit and Samsung clones.

Now shipping: DJI Mavic PRO Deluxe Bundle for $1299

The DJI Mavic PRO official Deluxe Bundle (includes two extra batteries, a car charger, a shoulder bag, and extra propellers) is now in-stock and ready to ship for $1299 at Amazon by Amazon itself. The standard DJI Mavic PRO is expected to ship in a few days at its $999 price.

NOTE: as of the time of writing, both of these are restricted to Prime members. Limiting select products for some periods of time is one of the ever-increasing Prime benefits. This is a benefit that can backfire with non-Prime members, so they should probably be using it judiciously, eg in cases of very limited supplies.

(ENDED) Pre-order discount: DJI Mavic Pro for $958

This ended, it’s back to $1000… It’s a pre-order discount! The DJI Mavic Pro is estimated to be released March 20, 2017, but as of the time of writing, you can pre-order it for $958~ instead of $1000 at Amazon by Amazon itself. It looks like it might be an automated price-match of a 3rd-party seller offering. The Deluxe bundles also “rhymes” with this price, it is $1258~.

(ENDED) Hasselblad True Zoom Camera for Moto Z phones for $200 (limit 3)

As of a 2/28/17 recheck, the price increased to $250…

The Hasselblad True Zoom Camera modular add-on to the Moto Z phone line-up (Moto Z flagship, Z PLAY, Z Droid variants) is currently on sale, in new condition, for $200 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon itself. Limit up to three per customer. This is not a lightning deal. It has 10x optical zoom and shoots RAW.

Samsung 360 Gear VR camera for $190

On the VRography front (okay, VR cameras), the new condition Samsung 360 Gear VR camera is on sale for $190 with free shipping and free returns at Groupon Goods. The sale ends 2/24/17. This ships in two business days. Groupon is trying to improve their shipping speeds, which is a must in the era of Prime and Doordash and Google Express 🙂

Refurbished DJI Phantom 3 Professional with 4K Video w/1yr warranty for $579

A big price cut since the previous time I posted about this in December 2016, trending at the Trending eBay Deals is another offer from the official DJI eBay store, offering the manufacturer refurbished DJI Phantom 3 Professional with 4K Video for $579 with free shipping and a 1-year DJI warranty. Limit up to five per customer.

Veho Muvi K-Series K-2 NPNG Action Camera Kit for $140

The Yi action camera lightning deal sold out quickly, but here comes a sale (not a lightning deal) on a different one. The Veho Muvi K-Series K-2 NPNG kit, model VCC-006-K2NPNG, is on sale for $140 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon itself. This is a superset of the standard kit that includes a rugged carrying case, and about half a dozen additional accessories.

On the other hand, if you don’t need the extra accessories, the standard kit goes for $135 with free shipping at Adorama (eg if you have Adorama gift certificates or promotional rewards waiting to get spent). If you want to do a detailed comparison of what’s included between the two kits, compare the “What’s In The Box” section on the right side of the Adorama product page between the standard kit and the more expensive kit.

Refurbished w/1yr warranty DJI Phantom 3 Standard with 2.7K Video for $399

More eBay Deals action, it’s the attach of the drones, but without George Lucas involved, the official DJI ebay store is offering the manufacturer-refurbished with a 1-year warranty DJI Phantom 3 Standard with 2.7K Video for $399 with free shipping. Limit up to five units per customer. Over 1800 units got sold from this listing so far.

(ENDED) Used DJI Mavic Pro for $874

As of a 2/10/17 recheck, they are out of used options… If you are comfortable with used gear, the DJI Mavic Pro is available in “USED – Very Good” condition (item will come repackaged it says over there) at Amazon Warehouse Deals, with Warehouse Deals (Amazon’s used sales persona) being the actual seller. As usual, used supplies are limited and their prices can change.

Samsung Gear 360 VR camera for $226

The new condition USA warranty version of the Samsung Gear 360 VR camera is currently on sale for $226 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon itself. Limit up to three units per customer. This price is for Prime-members only at this point in time.

PS: I turned in-browser spell-checking back on again, so random misspellings should be cut down. I turned it off because the browser spell-checking can get jumpy spell-checking the long lightning deals posts (which are full of non-words, such as “href”). On the other hand, the two keyboard approach (mechanical in front for most of the text typing; and the previously mentioned Logitech G105 for macros, keypad, and night light) appears to have significantly improved the typing/writing aspects of doing this 🙂 The danger of this is falling into the mechanical keyboard addiction ~ I suppose I could start a mechanical keyboard blog if that happens 🙂

PS: all fixed-lens cameras that are not camera-cameras are now under the Other Cameras category (action cameras, smartphones, VR cameras, 360 cameras, drones, etc).

GoPRO Hero5 Black + $60 Giftcard $399

This Black Friday 2016 offer is back on again, you get the new condition GOPRO Hero5 Black action camera along with a $60 Amazon plastic gift card, together for $400 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon itself.

PS: in the very rare occasion where the item ships AFTER the gift card arrives at your door, you can use the gift card amount towards the purchase price of the item. The benefit of this is that you spend the gift card immediately, and pay $60 less “out of pocket” on the purchase.