Superzoom with RAW action now, Panasonic’s new ZS70 (not to be confused with the good old FZ70 superzoom), with a 1/2.3″ MOS 20mp sensor and 30x optical zoom, and RAW is on now available for pre-order, in two color schemes, for $450 at Adorama and Amazon itself and B&H Photo. As usual, the early adopters pay the “having it first” tax, but time will eventually erode the price.
Speaking of superzooms and eroding prices, the Panasonic FZ70 is on sale for $250 by Amazon itself (limit three per customer).
The new ZS70 has been added to the New Cameras of 2017 Tracker. Only serious P&S cameras are added there. RAW is a litmus test ~ among others 🙂
The Panasonic 25mm f1.7 lens is currently on sale for $148 with 4% promotional rewards (around $6) at B&H Photo and Adorama. Same price at Amazon (5% back for Prime members with Amazon Chase or Store credit card).
Alternately you can get the lens with a handful of free accessories, for the same price, but you have to pay shipping ($8+) at Adorama.
NOTE: B&H and Adorama orders will ships April 19+.
If of all the superzoom cameras old and new, it is the Panasonic FZ70 superzoom (60x optical, Li-Ion) the one you want, it is available in new condition for $250 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon itself with a limit of three per customer during the sale. It averages 4.5 out of 5 based on 800+ customer reviews and has 900+ answered questions.
It is currently the #2 Best Selling P&S camera, so at least there is some consistency in their chart, the top two selling cameras are both on sale, and of limited availability at other retailers (in the case of the FZ70).
The brand new, second generation, Panasonic 12-35mm f2.8 II PowerOIS is now in-stock and ready to ship for $1000 with free shipping at B&H Photo and Adorama.
PS: In comparison, the first generation of this lens goes for $700 bundled with a $100 gift card.
F2.8 zoom action on the Micro Four Thirds front now, the Panasonic 12-35mm f2.8 PowerOIS is bundled with a $100 Adorama gift certificate, all together going for $698 with free shipping at Adorama. OR if you prefer free accessories instead of the $100 gift card, they have a bundle with those too.
If you are a B&H fan, they offer it for the same price, but bundled with a $50 Gift Card.
If you are interested Micro Four Thirds, B&H Photo has put together the 32 Panasonic and Olympus lenses that participating in current instant savings promotions. A mix of primes and zooms are participating, with prices ranging from $148 to $1398.
UPDATE 4/3/17 PM: as of this re-check, this sale ended, the price is back up to $750…
Continue reading “(ENDED) Panasonic G7 with 14-42 and $150 Gift Card for $600”
Another update of the Stock Status Tracker has the first wave of free accessories bundled with the Panasonic GH5 body only at its normal price of $2000 with free shipping. PS: if you find these stock alerts/updates useful, please consider making your new camera gear purchases through our affiliate links – it is the main method of funding this poor old blog!
Cameta Camera offers a Precision Design DSLR350 High Power Auto Flash, 64GB Transced SDXC card, extra battery, flex 12″ tripod, camera bag, 1-year Outdoor Photographer subscription, free York Photo prints, and a few trinkety items.
Ritz Camera offers no flash, but has a 72-inch Polaroid monopod, extra charger, 64GB Transcend SDXC, Ritz camera bag, and a few trinkety items.
Meanwhile, if you have Amazon gift cards or if you are an Amazon fan, the camera is now in-stock over there as well, may ship in “1-2 days” with a limit of up to three per customer. Per the page over there, it is currently the Best Selling Mirrorless Camera. Remember, if you are a Prime member and pay with a Prime Store credit card or the Amazon Chase VISA credit card, you get 5% back as statement credit or cashback, that’s $100~ in the case of this camera, no small change 🙂
UPDATE 3:45pm ET: the GH5 body only is now also in-stock for $2000 with free expedited shipping at Adorama… Meanwhile, the estimate by Amazon itself is pushed forward to April 1st.
The Panasonic GH5 body only is now IN-STOCK and ready to ship for $2000 with free shipping at B&H Photo.
The GH5 is also in-stock for $2000 from well-known eBay sellers Samy’s Cameras and Kenmore Camera.
For the big picture, check the just-updated Stock Status Tracker.
Another update of the Stock Status Tracker has two new updates on the Panasonic GH5 and Fuji X-T2 front!
On the Panasonic GH5 front, the body only kit is bundled with a dizzying variety of extra small accessories for $2100 with free shipping by BuyDig on eBay: a Vivitar flash, Vivitar battery and charger, Vivitar bag, Corel Paintshop PRO X8 software, 64GB Lexar SDXC 300x card, spider tripod, and cables and cleaning supplies.
On the Fuji X-T2 front, the Graphite Body Only is available for $1665 in “Used – Like New” condition by Amazon Warehouse Deals itself, Amazon’s own used products persona. They even have two pictures of the actual item.
As usual, supplies of both used and high-demand new products are limited, so it may be sold out by the time you read this.
Another update of the Stock Status Tracker has breaking news for Panasonic GH5 hunters, the camera is in-stock, bundled with the 12-60mm Elmarit lens (gold writing; H-ES12060 name versus H-FS12060 for the non-Elmarit) along with a few free accessories (batteries, memory card, etc) for $3000 by Focus Camera on eBay. The GH5 goes for $2000 on its own, and the 12-60mm Elmarit lens goes for $1000 on its own (eg Adorama). As of the time of writing, they have TWO bundles available.
It’s almost time, the official release estimate for the Panasonic GH5 is March 30 (2017), so I just added to the Stock Status Tracker. It is currently available for pre-order for its starting price of $2000 at Amazon itself (March 30) and Adorama and B&H Photo. You can also dive into the Wild West of eBay.
The Samsung Unpacked and B&H Photo Panasonic GH5 streams ended, but you can re-watch them at any time in the future…
Continue reading “(ENDED) Wednesday Streams: Panasonic GH5 B&H and Samsung Unpacked Galaxy S8”
To celebrate the upcoming release of the new Panasonic GH5, B&H Photo is planning a GH5 Live Stream Discussion Panel on Wednesday 3/29/17 1pm Eastern time. The timing is good, because it’s two hours after the Samsung Unpacked live-streaming event that will reveal the Galaxy S8 flagships.
As part of the festivities of the GH5 event, B&H Photo is bundling a $100 B&H Photo gift card with pre-orders of the GH5 Film Maker’s Kit for $2870. This kit goes for $870 more than the standard GH5 kit and includes four Panasonic accessories (official Battery Grip, DMW-XLR1 XLR Microphone Adapter, AC adapter, DC coupler), along with the $100 gift card.
This offer ended and cannot be ordered as of a 4/2/17 re-check…
The Panasonic G7 promotion expired, but Adorama is back with another gift certificate bundle promotion. They offer the Panasonic G85 with the 12-60mm lens, bundled with a $100 Adorama gift certificate, for $998with free shipping, which is the same price at other authorized dealers, but without the $100 Adorama gift certificate. This is temporarily back-ordered, but you can place an order if you like the price.
As of a 3/26/17 PM re-check, the promotion expired, the price increased from $600 to $800…
Continue reading “(ENDED) Panasonic G7 with 14-42 and $150 Gift Card for $600”
The first generation Panasonic 12-35mm F/2.8 O.I.S M43rds lens goes for $700 at authorized dealers that bundle it with free accessories, such as Adorama (filter kit, Corel, shade, tether, cleaner) or 4% promotional rewards (B&H Photo).
But if you are comfortable with imported grey-market (from the USA market perspective) purchased from a Canadian seller, Canadian seller QuickNDone (Ontario, 99.9%) is offering the new condition Panasonic 12-35mm F/2.8 O.I.S M43rds lens for $560 with free shipping. Limit five per customer. Note that this will ship from Ontario, Canada.
Note also that the second generation version of this lens goes for $1000 in new condition and it is expected to ship at the end of the month, with pre-orders accepted at B&H Photo and Adorama and Amazonia.
RAWsumer action! The black color scheme of the Panasonic LX100 (aka the LX100K) is currently on sale, in new condition, for $560 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon itself. Limit up to three units per customer. This is not a lightning deal.
For other Amazon sales that are not lightning deals, check the Elsewhere at Amazon sections of the lightning deal round-ups.
The brand new Panasonic 45-200mm f4-5.6 II Power OIS m43rds lens is now in-stock and ready to ship for $448 with free shipping at B&H Photo and Adorama and Amazon itself (5% statement credit if a Prime member paying with Amazon Chase or Store credit cards).
This gives the first generation more discounting room, you can get it for $300 with free shipping and $12 promotional rewards at Adorama. The first generation is no longer offered for sale at B&H (discontinued; B&H SKU PA45200).
To the land of the Micro Four Thirds we return, where Adorama is offering the Panasonic GX7 with the 14-42mm and a $50 Adorama gift certificate and $24 in promotional rewards (to be used in future Adorama purchases) for $597 with free shipping in the black color scheme and the silver color scheme.
For more action, check the latest Adorama featured sales.
If you can resist the $2000 Panasonic GH5 siren song, the Panasonic GH4 body only is currently bundled with a $200 Adorama gift card, together going for $1200 with free shipping at Adorama. Or instead of the $200 gift card, they offer other other freebies. This is part of their WPPI specials.
Or if you are comfortable with imported grey-market, you can get it for $918 by Eagle Camera with the order fulfilled by Amazon (no gift card obviously).
The new Panasonic GX850 with 12-32mm f3.5-5.6 MEGA OIS is now in-stock in the silver color scheme for its starting price of $550 at the official Panasonic USA store.
If you prefer to buy from independent retailers (instead of the manufacturer) it is expected to start shpiping on Wednesday at Amazon by Amazon itself. Therea are no date estimates at the moment at Adorama and B&H Photo.
If you go loopy for Eneloop, the 8pk of Panasonic Eneloop AA pre-charged rechargeables (BK-3MCCA8BA) are on sale for just under $18 at Amazon by Amazon itself. You can get a slight discount if you use Subscribe-and-Save if you have five or more different items during that particular month. This comes out to just under $2.25 per battery.
If you are interested in the black label “PRO” Eneloops, this 4-slot charger and 4 AA bundle goes for $24. This is model K-KJ17KHCA4A.
There are many options these days in the world of Micro Four Thirds cameras. If the Panasonic G7 (in either color scheme) with the 14-42mm kit lens is the one you want, it is currently bundled with a $50 Adorama gift certificate for the authorized dealer price of $698 with free shipping at Adorama… Optionally you can triple the original warranty by submitting a rebate to Panasonic…
The new condition Panasonic ZS50 for $300 is currently out of stock and un-orderable at the Costco website but it’s on sale again in refurbished condition at B&H Photo for $249 with free expedited shipping and a 90-day warranty from B&H… For more action, check their latest Featured Sales…
At CES 2017 [check the tracker of the interesting new cameras/lenses of 2017], Panasonic revealed the second generation of their 12-35mm lens with a pre-order price of $1000.
If you are not tempted by that, you can get the first generation of the Panasonic 12-35mm f2.8 lens bundled with a $100 Adorama gift certificate for $698 at Adorama.
The Panasonic LX100 compact with RAW is bundled with a $100 Adorama gift certificate, together going for $698 with free shipping at Adorama in either the black LX100 kit or the silver LX100 kit… Optionally you can triple the original warranty by register the product with Panasonic – see details in PDF file. This promotion runs until 3/31/17 (unless extended). Once you register, you get three years. The deadline is a registration deadline, not an extended warranty expiration dateline…
As of 1/7/17 PM recheck, this sold out and cannot be ordered at this point in time… (this often happens when the offer ends, they temporarily pull it)
If you go loopy for Eneloops, Amazon has a new Eneloop promotion, you get 10 AA rechargeables, four AAA rechargeables, and a 4 slot charger, all together for $28 by Amazon itself. Limit one bundle per customer. The shipping estimate is mid-January. They average 4.7 out 5 based on 550 customer reviews and have 50+ answered questions if you are curious. The formal name for this is K-KJ17MZ104A. Memorize it, it will be included in the mid-terms 🙂
But wait, there’s more! There’s another new Panasonic M43rds lens, yet another second generation model, it is the 100-300mm f4-5.6 II OIS with a price of $650 and available for pre-order at that price at Adorama and B&H Photo.
A summary of the new interesting and serious cameras and photo lenses of 2017 so far can be found at the brand new Cameras and Lenses of 2017 Tracker.
Zoom-zoom now! Panasonic has another superzoom camera in the FZ-series with RAW out of the box. It is the new FZ80 with a 18mp 1/2.3″ sensor and a 60x optical zoom lens (20-1200mm eq) and RAW with a pre-order price of $400 at B&H Photo and Adorama… This too has been added to our New Cameras of 2017 page…
But wait, there’s more from Panasonic in the world of Micro Four Thirds. If you want something longer than 12-35mm and you are willing to sacrifice constant aperture, their new 12-60mm f2.8-4 OIS lens is available for pre-order for $1000 at Adorama and B&H Photo.
The fourth of the new Panasonic CES 2017 lenses is more affordable, it is the 45-200mm f4-5.6 II OIS with a pre-order price of $450 at Adorama et al.
For the latest new 2017 gear of potential interest, check the New Cameras and Lenses of 2017.
It’s not just camera for Panasonic! They have also revealed the second generation of their f2.8 PRO zooms! They are now available for pre-ordering as follows:
+ 12-35mm f2.8 II OIS for $1000 at Adorama and B&H Photo
+ 35m-100mm f2.8 II OIS for $1100 at Adorama and B&H Photo
+ yes, this is a lower price than the first generation
Panasonic has a second mirrorless camera, in the shadow of the GH5, it is the new GX850 bundled with the 12-32mm kit lens, in black or silver color-schemes, available for pre-order for $550 at Adorama and B&H Photo.
Panasonic has a new flagship now, the GH5 with a March 2017 release estimate and a pre-order price of $2000 at Adorama and B&H Photo… You can find this along with the other New Cameras of 2017…
UPDATE: also accepting pre-orders now is Amazon itself for the same price of $2000 (I am rounding prices for simplicity sake, the actual price is $1997.99).
PS: also available for pre-order is the DMW-BGGH5 Battery Grip for $350.
As of 1/1/17 this party is over:
Zoom-zoom! The Panasonic ZS50 travel-zoom is available for $250 with free shipping at Costco for members, or $262.50 for non-members. This sale ends 12/31/16 per the site over there.
The refurbished sale ended but it appears to be recurring at B&H, so it may return in the future…
On the other hand, if you prefer a lower price, you can get it refurbished for $200 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo until Wednesday at 11:59pm ET. This is one of their After-Holiday Deal Zone specials.
The Panasonic G7 with the 14-42mm lens and a $50 Adorama gift certificate goes for $598 at Adorama. Then enter coupon code CA11223344 and the price drops to $498. This is available in black or silver camera color schemes. This is a limited time offer.
Vitamin C doorbuster at B&H Photo, they are offering the Panasonic HX-A1 Wearable HD Action Cam (Orange) for $89 with free expedited shipping… For more of their specials, check their Featured Sales page…
While updating the Green Monday Situation, an improvement upon the Panasonic GX85 two-lens kit surfaced. You get a $150 Adorama gift certificate instead of the previous $100. You still get the Panasonic GX85 with the 12-32 and 45-150 lenses at at Adorama in black color scheme or the silver color scheme
It’s pancakes bearing gifts, the silver Panasonic 20mm f1.7 II lens is bundled with a $25 Adorama gift card, together for $268 with free shipping at Adorama.
Panasonic time with a bundle, the Panasonic GX85 with the 12-32mm lens kit is bundled with the Panasonic 45-150mm f4.0-5.6 ASPH lens, along with a $100 Adorama gift certificate, all together for $698 with free shipping at Adorama in either the black color scheme or the black color scheme. Both are in-stock and ready to ship as of the time of writing… Optionally you can triple the original 1-year warranty with a mail-in rebate (PDF details can be found there)…
This offer is also available for purchase at B&H Photo but neither kit is currently in-stock.
Brunch is synonymous with Sundays, but pancakes are not served this Sunday. Instead it is the Panasonic 25mm f1.7 micro four thirds lens going for $148 with free shipping with $6 promotional rewards at Adorama and B&H Photo… Optionally you can extend the warranty via a Panasonic mail-in rebate (PDF with instructions are available at the aforelinked retailers)…
As of a 10:40pm ET recheck, this surprisingly sold out (it wasn’t on pace to sell out when I was checking earlier, but maybe it got mentioned in high volume websites or social media?)…
Continue reading “(SOLD OUT) Panasonic KJ17MCC82A Eneloop Power Pack (4-slot charger, 8AA, 2AAA, 2 C Spacers, 2 D Spacers) for $25”
UPDATE (3/28/17): as of this re-check, this is OUT of STOCK, and CANNOT be ordered 🙁
UPDATE (3/26/17): as of this re-check, it is now down to $230.
Costco members can now score the Panasonic ZS50 travel-zoom for $250 with free shipping at the Costco website and may be at their stores (that’s what the page there says). This is thanks to a brand new $50 off manufacturer discount that went live today and will continue until Christmas Eve… If you are not a Costco member, you can purchase it but you have to pay a 5% surcharge (around $12.50 more).
The Panasonic GX8 body only is bundled with two big freebies at the moment, the Panasonic 12-60mm lens and a $150 gift card. The price is $1000 with free shipping at B&H Photo (with $40 promotional rewards to be used in future purchases) and at Adorama. The gift cards are those of the selling retailer, at B&H, you get a $150 B&H gift card; at Adorama, you get a $150 Adorama gift card.
Zoom-zoom! The silver Panasonic ZS50 travel zoom (30x optical) is offered in refurbished condition for $250 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo with a 90-day warranty.
It’s M43rds action now at Adorama where they are offering the new condition Panasonic G7 with the 14-42mm kit lens along with a $50 Adorama gift card, all together for $500 with free shipping in either the silver G7 option or the black G7 option.
Speaking of Adorama, their daily deal good until 12pm ET on Monday is the Lenovo Flex 3 15.6″ Full HD Touchscreen 2-in-1 Notebook Computer (Intel Core i7-6500U 2.5GHz, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD, Windows 10 Home) for $500 with free shipping.
Panasonic launched a new round of instant savings promotions on their Micro Four Thirds gear, featuring cameras (GH4, GX8, GX85, G7) and various lenses (20/1.7 II, 7-14, 12-35, etc). You can find them all nicely organized at B&H Photo.
You can cross-reference prices using last week’s Mirrorless Price Charts.
This lightning deal expired…
Good until 10:20pm ET, in a 6-hour lightning deal, Amazon is offering the Panasonic K-KJ17MC124A Eneloop Power Pack with 12 AA and 4 AAA rechargeable batteries, two C and two D Spacers, and a 4-slot charger for $49.49 with free shipping.