Blackmagic Pocket Cinema with Panasonic 14-140mm and extras for $1000

As part of their NAB promotions, B&H Photo is offering this Blackmagic Pocket Cinema bundle for $1000. It includes the camera, the Panasonic 14-140mm f4.0-5.8 MegaOIS Lens, an extra battery and a 64GB Sandisk Extreeeeeme SDXC card.

Panasonic LX7 (black) w/freebies for $328

If you have a near term interest in the black Panasonic LX7 compact with RAW, it is currently on sale for $328 with 4% promotional rewards (= $13~) and a free 64GB SD card and free camera case at BuyDig.com. The same price but without the freebies is by Amazon itself (limit 2).

Panasonic FZ200 rawzoomer for $400

Crash! The Panasonic FZ200 superzoom with RAW (24x, f2.8 constant) is now down to $400 with free shipping at BuyDig.com and Amazon by Amazon herself (limit 2) where it averages 4.5 out of 5 based on 500+ customer reviews, and has nearly 350 answered questions by customers.

PS: you can find the price lower from retailers that are not authorized Panasonic dealers, so it’s up to you to trade-off that.

Panasonic GM1 w/12-32mm and $200 Gift Card for $700

For a limited time, Adorama is bundling a $200 Adorama Gift Certificate with the Panasonic GM1 with 12-32mm kit for a total price of $700. This is available in the blue color scheme or the orange color scheme. The lens is silver regardless. The orange also earns a 4% reward (= $28~).

Panasonic GX7 body only for $450

The eBay Deals action continues, now moving to the world of M43rds, with the new condition silver Panasonic GX7 body only offered for $450 with free shipping by Adorama’s eBay store, with a limit of five per customer. Adorama is an authorized Panasonic dealer.

Panasonic GH4 with free Rode mic for $1500

The Panasonic GH4 body only kit is currently bundled with a free Rode VideoMic Pro Compact Shotgun Microphone for $1500 with 4% promotional rewards (= $60 rewards) at B&H Photo and Adorama. The free item is included automatically while this promotion is running (= you see this offer mentioned on the product page while the promotion is running).

Speaking of the GH4, if you happen to want both the GH4 body only and the FL580L flash, you can save a little bitty bit by buying them together as a bundle for $2000 at the Panasonic Store 3-day sale which ends at the end of day on 3/7/15.

Speaking of Panasonic M43rds, the GF6 with 14-42mm continues to go for $330 by Roberts on Amazon. Amazon’s own price is $340. Used prices by Amazon Warehouse Deals start at $250.

(ENDED) Tue: Panasonic TS5 orange for $200

This daily deal expired… The B&H Photo Deal of the Day good until 11:59pm ET on Tuesday 3/3/15 is the orange Panasonic TS5 elementproof digital camera offered for $200 with free shipping.

Speaking of B&H, they have a number of WPPI Specials to coincide with the wedding trade show.

Panasonic FZ70 for $250 (or $262.50 for non-members)

It’s not just 500-packs of toilet paper. Costco has cameras too and at the moment they are offering the Panasonic FZ70 superzoom for $250 thanks to an instant savings discount ending by 3/29/15. If you are not a Costco member, you can buy it with a 5% surcharge, so in this case $250 + $12.50 = $262.50. The kit also includes a camera bag and 16GB SD card, both Panasonic branded. With free shipping. Sorry, a rotisserie chicken is not included 😉

Costco memberships are $55/year or $110/year for Executive (you earn 2% rewards up to $750 in rewards). Sometimes however they have special new member promotions that get you a handful of household freebies – including the rotisserie chicken – well you get a certificate for it so you can grab it whenever it’s convenient, they won’t force you to eat chicken the moment you sign up 😉

Speaking of Costco, their relationship with American Express as the main credit card of choice at B&M stores will end on 3/31/2016 (next year). So if AMEX exclusivity (for the B&M stores; website is more flexible) was the main reason you didn’t become a member, there might be better payment options.

Now shipping: Panasonic GF7 w/12-32 kits

The Panasonic GF7 with the 12-32mm II kit lens, in their various color schemes, are now in-stock and ready to ship at Adorama for $600. Adorama has bundles with free 16GB card, VidPro case, Tiffen UV filter and cleaning kit for 2 pennies more, so page-down the listings to find the bonus accessory listings ($599.99 vs $600.01).

(ENDED) Panasonic TS25 red elementproof for $130

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Refurbished Panasonic FZ70 (60x) for $180

Superzoom action, the manufacturer refurbished Panasonic FZ70 (60x optical) is offered for $180 with free shipping by Groupon Goods (limit 3+2) and by Roberts at Amazon.

Panasonic M43rds lenses with New Leaf warranty and 4% rewards

Nineteen Panasonic M43rds lenses are part of the current round of Panasonic Instant Savings at Adorama that expires 2/21/15. Most of them get 4% promotional rewards. Some of them also get a free 3 year New Leaf Spills and Drops warranty as well. Some lenses that are more heavily discounted such as the 7-14mm f4 for $900 or 8mm f3.5 fisheye for $550 do not get any of the freebies.

Panasonic LX7 for $350 w/$50 GC & extras [updated]

Adorama has a black Panasonic LX7 bundle: you pay $350, but you get a $50 Adorama certificate, free 32GB and 16GB cards, and 4% promotional rewards (= $14).

UPDATE: as of 2/11/15 recheck, the $300 Amazon by Amazon itself offer ended and the price went up to $350.

Panasonic GF6 w/14-42 drips to $330

The last time we mentioned the Panasonic GF6 with 14-42mm it was going for $350. As of this recheck, it has dripped down to $330 with free shipping by Roberts LP fulfilled by Amazon with a limit of two per customer.

Panasonic M43rds Instant Savings

Panasonic has launched another round of Instant Savings (aka Discounts) on a dozen of their micro-four-thirds lenses, you can find them nicely organized at B&H Photo.

Panasonic LX100 drops to $803

The Panasonic LX100 is currently down to $803 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon itself with a limit of two per customer. This still has the flagship rawsumer premium in its price – it started at $900.

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).

Panasonic TS5 elementproof (orange) for $200 (limit 2)

The orange Panasonic TS5 elementproof P&S digital camera is currently on sale for $200 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon herself. Limit two per customer. Only the Vitamin C color is on sale.

Panasonic ZS40 with $50 GC for $350

If of all the Panasonic superzooms it is the ZS40 the one you want, you can get it for $350 with a bonus $50 house gift card at Adorama (with bonus 32GB Lexar 400x SDHC) and B&H Photo (bonus 4% promotional rewards). The offer is good in either black or silver. If you buy at Adorama, you get a $50 Adorama gift certificate. If you buy at B&H, you get a $50 B&H gift card.

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.

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.

Panasonic LF1 rawsumer for $230

The Panasonic LF1 is no longer available/orderable at Adorama, but if you still want this out of the many and more compacts with RAW (see Fixed Lens Camera Chart for the big picture), the black LF1 is in-stock and ready to ship for $230 at B&H Photo, while it is in the nebulous “temporarily out of stock” state from Amazon itself.

Pre-order New Panasonic ZS50 (RAW, LVF, $400), TS6, TS30, etc

Panasonic announced a new burst of fixed lens cameras at CES, headlined by the ZS50 with a 30x optical zoom, RAW, Live Viewfinder, and a price of $400. Also new is the ZS45 and ZS10 compact-zoom, and TS6 and TS30 elementproofs, all available for pre-order at Amazon.

(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).

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).

Used (white box) Panasonic 14-42mm II for $100

The Panasonic 14-42mm f3.5-5.6 II megaOIS Lumix G Asph Vario H-FS1442A lens is available in “Used – Like New” condition, in a white box, with the description of “never been used” for $100 with free shipping by Roberts Camera at Amazon Warehouse Deals. I don’t now if this was part of a camera kit that got split apart or not.

Panasonic LX100 with free Jacket Case or free Rode mic for $900

The Panasonic LX100 compact-with-RAW stubbornly holds on to the early-adopter price of $900, however, to sweeten the price, there are offers with free accessories at authorized Panasonica dealers. At B&H Photo, the silver LX100 includes for free the Panasonic DMW-CLX100 Jacket Case ($100 on its own) along with a free 32GB Sandisk Extreme SDHC card and 4% promotional rewards (= $36)

Meanwhile at Adorama, for the same price of $900, they have a different set of freebies, the Rode VideoMic Go on-camera microphone and a 32GB Panasonic SDHC memory card and 4% promotional rewards, available in either the black LX100 or silver LX100.

Speaking of early-adopter Panasonic prices, the FZ1000 continues to go for $900 but comes with a free $100 store Gift Card at Adorama and B&H Photo (plus 4% rewards) and at Amazon by Amazon itself.

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) 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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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.

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.

Panasonic GH3 body plus $100 Gift Card for $700

May all your mirrorless dreams come true! Especially if they include the Panasonic GH3! For a limited time, Adorama is offering this special Panasonic GH3 bundle: the GH3 body only kit, plus a $100 Adorama gift certificate, plus 4% promotional rewards for $700 with free 2-day shipping… Optionally you can add lenses or flashes to your order for a combined purchase discount – click on the small link under “Buy together and save” over there for details… Also optionally, you can double the original Panasonic warranty via mail-in rebate. PDF available over there – look for it on the right side of the page, under “View Available Rebate(s)”.

Panasonic 14mm f2.5 for $300 (ends by 12/18/14)

After a sanity break, we are back with a new burst of specials! We start by serving you all some light breakfast. Pancakes! The Panasonic 14mm f2.5 is on sale for $300 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo. Offer ends 12/18/14 or earlier if sold out. Syrup not included!

Panasonic FZ1000 w/$100 Gift Card for $900

The Panasonic FZ1000 continues to go for its early-adopters/premium price of $900 but it is getting a freebie at Adorama, a $100 Adorama gift card automatically included with your order while this promotion is running.

Panasonic GH4 new freebies: Rode VideoMic or other options

The Panasonic GH4 body only kit remains at $1500 but it has more freebie options. At B&H Photo you get a free Rode VideoMic Pro Compact Shotgun Microphone. At Adorama, you get a free $50 gift certificate and 32GB SDHC or a free battery and 32GB SDHC and 4% promotional rewards. 4% of $1500 is a sizable amount = $60 to be used in a future purchase.

(ENDED) Panasonic G6 w/14-42 and 45-150 for $516

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Panasonic ZS30 compact-zoom for $250

The black Panasonic ZS30 compact-zoom with a bonus 8GB SDHC and 2% promotional rewards is on sale again, going for $250 with free shipping at Adorama.

Panasonic G6 w/14-42mm drops to $500

The Panasonic G6 with 14-42mm was going for $550 with a $100 B&H Photo gift card. That promotion expired, but now the price of the camera has dropped to $500 at various authorized Panasonic dealers, including Amazon itself (limit 2) and Adorama and B&H Photo. No free gift cards at the moment.

Eneloop 4-position charger + 4 AAs (K-KJ17MCA4BA) for $18 w/free S&H

And now something for Eneloopy fans. NewEggFlash (NewEgg’s answer to Groupon type sites) is offering the Panasonic K-KJ17MCA4BA eneloop Advanced 4-position Charger & 4-pack AA New 2100 Cycle Rechargeable Batteries for $18 with free shipping and handling. You can buy up to 30 sets at this per unit price. Free shipping whether you buy one item or a gazillion… This goes for $20 at Amazon but if you don’t have Prime, you don’t get free shipping… The NewEggFlash offer ends 12/16/14.

NOTE: if you are speed-reading the specs,the numbers are similar and it may create confusion (it did with me): this is a 2100 cycle (2100 recharges), not a 2100 mah battery set. The batteries are rated 2000 mah (1900 mah minimum)… (yes, I know, mAh, not mah, but it’s faster to type mah – although not so much faster if I have to write a separate sentence talking about it 🙂 )

Panasonic G6 w/14-42mm with free $100 Gift Card for $550

The Panasonic G6 w/14-42mm II Lens is going for $550 with free shipping again at multiple authorized Panasonic dealers, but the listing at B&H Photo has a pleasant surprise: you also receive a $100 plastic B&H Photo gift card! The free gift card will be included automatically by B&H Photo while this promotion is running. While the promotion is running, this offer is mentioned right below the camera’s name.

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No free $100 gift card but you get a free Lowepro case, 32GB Transcend SDHC at Adorama, and no freebies at Amazon by Amazon itself (limit 2).

Panasonic 14-140mm f3.5-5.6 PowerOIS for $530

B&H Photo is currently offering the Panasonic 14-140mm f3.5-5.6 PowerOIS Lens for $530 with free expedited shipping and 4% promotional rewards (= $21.20).

Panasonic GH3 body only w/extras for $700

The Panasonic GH3 body only is now going for $700 with free shipping at some authorized Panasonic dealers, including Adorama (free extra battery, 32GB SDHC, 16GB Memory Vault, 4% rewards) and B&H Photo (4% rewards) and Amazon by Amazon itself (limit 2; no extras)… This is now going for less than half the price of the GH4.

PS: if you are just now catching up, this year we are also maintaining a running Latest Deals Summary at the main blog (aka a “Situation Room” – Blitzer beard not included!)

Panasonic 20mm f1.7 II drops to $350

It’s pancake discounting season again, the Panasonic 20mm f1.7 II is back to $350 with free shipping, with 4% promotional rewards and a free 3 year New Leaf Drops and Spills warranty at Adorama in black version or silver version… Same price, with 4% promotional rewards at B&H Photo… At both places, you can optionally double the original warranty via mail-in rebate… No rewards and no doubling of warranty, but same $350 price at Amazon by Amazon herself (limit 2).

Panasonic M43rds Instant Rebates extended until 12/27/14

The Panasonic M43rds Instant Rebates have been extended until 12/27/14. See details at Adorama where they also offer free extras with some of the cameras/lenses and also 4% promotional rewards with some of them. Check the individual product page of each item for more details. Also, you can optionally double the original Panasonic warranty (two years total) by filing a mail-in rebate (see screenshot crop in this post on how to quickly find it).

Panasonic GX7 body only for $500

The Panasonic GX7 body only is now available for $500 with free shipping and 4% promotional rewards (= $20) at Adorama. There, you will also find the PDF form of a mail-in rebate that doubles the Panasonic warranty from one to two years (see annotated screenshot crop below):

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It also goes for $500 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon itself (limit 2) but no promotional rewards and no double warranty via mail-in rebate.

(SOLD OUT) Panasonic G6 w/14-42mm for $555 (ends Sun 1am ET)

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Panasonic LF1 black drops to $230 (limit 2)

The black Panasonic LF1 has a drip-drop price-drop, you can now get it for $230 with free shipping, with a limit of two per shopping cart, at Amazon by Amazon herself.

(ENDED) Ends 9:50pm ET: Panasonic Eneloop Pro Bundle K-KJ17KHC82A for $50

This 4-hour lightning deal expired… We have another lightning deal, this ends by 9:50pm ET on Wednesday (or earlier if sold out), the Panasonic Pro Eneloop Bundle K-KJ17KHC82A goes for $50 with free shipping. 35% claimed as of 7:17pm ET. The kit includes 8 AA, 2 AAA and 4-slot advanced charger and case. They average 4.6 out of 5 based on 37 customer reviews… UPDATE: bad time-math, ends 9:50pm ET, not 9:40pm ET.

(ENDED) Buy $1000 BlackMagic Design Pocket M43rds camera, Get ONE FREE M43rds Lens (many choices up to $500 in price!)

This limited time offer ended…

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