(ENDED) Starts Thur 10am ET: Sony NEX-5TL w/16-50mm lightning deal

The Amazon Lightning Deal expired, but if you are comfortable with refurbished, this eBay offer continues: for $400 you can get the manufacturer refurbished Sony NEX-5TL two-lens kit (16-50, 55-210) by Secondipity on eBay.

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Woot Plus Camera Sale: refurb D5300, NX200, NEX-3, a3000, Galaxy, etc

Woot Plus has a Camera Deal Event good until 2/9/15 at 12am central. It includes, among others, the following camera and accessories:

+ refurb Nikon D5300 w/18-55 for $530
+ refurb Samsung NX200 w/18-55 for $400
+ open-box Sony NEX-3 w/16-50 for $280
+ refurb Sony a3000 w/18-55 for $220
+ new condition Sony 55-210 f4.5-6.3 for $220
+ refurb Samsung EK-GC110 Android camera for $180
+ Gitzo GT-531 Mountaineer Series tripod for $150
+ Manfrotto MK294A3-D3RC2BB 294 Aluminum Kit, Tripod 3 Sections with 3-Way Head QR for $90
+ Sunpak VL-LED-30 30 LED HDSLR Camera Video Light for $30
+ and a few more
+ see them all at Woot Plus

(ENDED) Mon only: 1-day sale on 14 Sandisk SDHC, microSD*, flash drives

This daily deal expired, but Sandisk 1-day sales are recurring…
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Sony a77 II body drops to $950

The Sony a77 II body SLT-dSLR is now down $50 to $950 in the body only configuration at Amazon by Amazon itself and B&H Photo and Adorama and BuyDig.com and other authorized dealers. The various others a77 ii kits with various lenses are also adjusted accordingly.

(ENDED) Sony storage sale: 64GB SDHC C10 for $24, 32GB for $11

This daily deal expired… The Amazon Deal of the Day for Thursday 1/29/15 is a sale of Sony storage products headlined by the 64GB Sony SDXC C10 R40 card for $24 with a limit of three per customer, model SF64UY/TQMN. The 32GB version goes for $11 (also with a limit of three). Also participating are microSDs and USB flash drives.

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.

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 HX400v superzoom for $300

The Sony HX400v superzoom (50x optical) goes for $450 in new condition (eg B&H Photo), but if you want to save, you can get it manufacturer refurbished for $300 by Secondipity thru Amazon.

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

(ENDED) Refurbished Sony RX 100 Mark II for $380

As of a 1/23/15 recheck, this is sold out with 50 units sold… If you are suffering from RX 100 fever but don’t want to pay the early-adopter big bucks, the Sony RX 100 Mark II (second generation) is offered manufacturer-refurbished for $380 with free shipping by Secondipity on eBay as part of an eBay refurbished tech sale.

64GB Sony Backup SDXC card for $22 (also 32GB for $11.60)

If you like to use SDXC memory cards as part of your layered backup strategy (or use them as backup or extra storage for your Chromebooks and SSD laptops), the 64GB Sony Backup SDXC card is on sale for $21.70 per card at Amazon by Amazon itself while the 32GB version goes for $11.60. There is a limit of five per size per shopping cart.

PLEASE NOTE: this comes with pre-installed Sony backup software for automated backups of Windows computers. However, you can reformat the card and use it as a general purpose SD card. Check the customer reviews for ideas and tips.

Sony RX100 III with Lightroom 5 for $800

The Sony RX100 Mark III, along with Adobe’s Lightroom 5, and a 64GB memory card and basic camera pouch is offered for $800 with free shipping and free returns at Groupon Goods.

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.

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

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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.

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.

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.

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.

Refurbished Sony 55-300mm f4.5-5.6 DT SAM SLR lens for $150

BuyDig is also offering the factory refurbished Sony 55-300mm f4.5-5.6 DT SAM SLR lens for $150 with free shipping (add to cart to see price). The price is $170 before you add it to cart. Offer ends by 12/28/14.

Sony HX300 superzoom for $290 (dented box but with 1yr warranty)

If you don’t mind dented box cameras, BuyDig.com is offering the dented box Sony HX300 superzoom for $290 with free shipping after you add it to the shopping cart. The price is $310 before adding to cart. This is a dented box, but comes with the one year Sony warranty. BuyDig is an authorized Sony dealer. Offer ends by 12/28/14.

Sony a7s with Rode VideoMic Pro Compact Shotgun Microphone for $2500

Mirroring (ha!) the previously mentioned Panasonic GH4 offer, you can also get a free Rode VideoMic Pro Compact Shotgun Microphone when you purchase the Sony a7S body only for its usual price of $2500 at B&H Photo and Adorama.

Sony a7r body with Oben CT-3451 Carbon Fiber Tripod With BE-113T Ball Head for $2100

If you are looking for both a Sony a7r body only and a tripod, B&H Photo is currently offering the Sony a7r body only for $2100 with free shipping with this free item included automatically by B&H, the Oben CT-3451 Carbon Fiber Tripod With BE-113T Ball Head. This promotion is good as long as you see it mentioned right below the product name at the B&H Photo website.

Sony a77 body only with three free accessories for $550

Back to the land of the Sony SLTs, the Sony Alpha a77 (first generation) body only is kit along with three free accessories (32GB Sandisk Ultra SDHC, holster bag, Watson battery) is on sale for $550 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo. The a77 w/16-50mm f2.8 goes for $1000 but without the freebies.

PS: if you are just now catching up, you can also check a running Latest Deals Summary at the main blog. We will continue with the running summary experiment until the end of the year (2014).

Sony a77 II body with Battery Grip for $900 (with 16-50mm f2.8 for $1500)

The Sony a77 II body only kit with a free Sony VG-C77AM battery grip is now going for $900 with free shipping at B&H Photo and Amazon by Amazon itself (limit 3).

Meanwhile the a7 ii with 16-50mm f2.8 and VG-C77AM battery grip goes for $1500 at B&H Photo and Amazon by Amazon itself (limit 3)… The 16-50mm f2.8 lens goes for $750 on its own.

[DEAD] Mon only: Sony 32GB HDR-PJ650 HD Handycam Camcorder with Projector (Black) for $530

This daily deal expired… The B&H Photo Deal of the Day for Monday 12/8/14 is the Sony 32GB HDR-PJ650 HD Handycam Camcorder with Projector (Black) offered for $528 with free shipping. Offer ends by 11:59pm ET on Monday or earlier if sold out.

(ENDED) Ends Sat 3am ET: Sony NEX-5T w/16-50mm for $300 (limit 2)

This daily deal expired… But if you are comfortable with refurbished, you can get the manufacturer refurbished Sony NEX-5T two-lens kit for $400 by Secondipity on eBay

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(ENDED) Used Sony RX10 for $631

As of a 12/8/14 recheck, the price is now $700+… If you are comfortable with used digital cameras, the Sony RX10 is available in “Used – Very Good” condition for $631 at Amazon Warehouse Deals, sold by Amazon WD at this price. Amazon Warehouse Deals offers a 30-day return policy but makes no claims of warranty included. As with the regular Amazon site, at Amazon Warehouse Deals, 3rd-party sellers are allowed to sell, and both their return policies and warranty claims are different.

(ENDED) Heads Up (starts Thur 3am ET): Sony NEX-5T w/16-50mm Lightning Deal

This daily deal expired… But if you are comfortable with refurbished, you can get the manufacturer refurbished Sony NEX-5T two-lens kit for $400 by Secondipity on eBay

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Bower 16mm T2.2 Cine for $300 (Nikon F, Sony E only) & Pro Video Specials

B&H Photo is offering the Bower 16mm T2.2 Cine lens for $300 with free shipping, only in the Nikon F SLR mount and the Sony E-mount. The other options go for their regular prices.

Speaking of video-themed gear, B&H Photo has specials on the following items:
+ Glidecam HD4000 Stabilizer System for $500
+ Sachtler Video 15 SB Fluid Head (100mm) Supports 35 lb (16 kg) for $3600
+ Cinetics Axis360 Pro Motorized Motion Control System and Slider for $800
+ CobraCrane 5033 Backpacker for $300
+ Sony HXR-MC2000U Shoulder Mount AVCHD Camcorder for $1000 after Mail-In Rebate
+ Sony NEX-EA50UH Camcorder with 18-200mm Servo Zoom Lens for $3200 after Mail-In Rebate

Free Spills/Drops Warranty with select Canon, Nikon, Sony Cameras & Lenses

Adorama is offering a free one year New Leaf Spills and Drops warranty on select cameras and lenses from Canon or Nikon or Sony. To get this, go to the individual product page of a camera or lens, click on the small link under “Buy together and save” and manually add the New Leaf warranty to your bundle. This is on top of the standard manufacturer warranty, since most manufacturers don’t cover spills and drops.

If you are not familiar with the Adorama pages, here are a couple of badly annotated screenshot crops to help you locate it quickly…

Click on the small link under “Buy together and save”…

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Manually add the New Leaf warranty to your bundle. If there are multiple offers, the New Leaf promotion will be under the “Adorama Holiday Gift” tab…

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Then press the green “Add Bundle to Cart” button on the right side of the page to add to cart and proceed to checkout.

Refurbished Sony NEX-5TL with 16-50 and 55-210 drops to $400

This was one of the first deals we added to the Deals Situation Room and upon recheck, the price has dropped from $450 to $400. “It” refers to the manufacturer refurbished Sony NEX-5TL with 16-50 and 55-210 sold by Secondipity on eBay, with a limit of five per buyer.

(ENDED) Sony a6000 w/16-50 & 55-210 & $50 GC & LR5 for $750

This limited time sale ended… Bundle time! BuyDig is offering the Sony Alpha a6000 w/16-50 & 55-210 Lenses and Lightroom 5 and $50 Gift Card for $750 with free shipping. Offer ends 12/7/14 or earlier if sold out… For more specials, check the BuyDig Cyber Monday pages.

Trade-In Working dSLR/iLC, Get 15% credit towards Sony a7, a7r, a7s or FE lenses

If you are interested in getting one of the Sony a7* camera kits or FE lenses, and you have a working DSLR or mirrorless camera you no longer need, B&H Photo has a brand new Trade-In Promotion. You will receive a 15% credit (of the price of the participating Sony a7* camera or FE lenses) plus the actual value of the camera you trade-in.

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Sony A58 w/18-55 & 55-200 & Lightroom 5 for $480

The Sony a58 A-mount pellicle-mirror APS-C camera with the 18-55mm and 55-200mm lens along with Lightroom 5 is offered for $480 with free shipping and free returns at Groupon Goods. IMPORTANT: under Options (right side of the page over there, below the green BUY button), you must select the Kit with Lightroom! I can’t create a link with the Lightroom pre-selected. The default option is without Lightroom and goes for $450. Also included is a case and 16GB card.

Sony a5000 with 16-50mm and Lightroom 5 for $300 total

Another hot deal at the eBay Deals! For $300 with free shipping you get the new condition Sony a5000 w/16-50mm and Lightroom 5 and 16GB SDHC from BuyDig’s eBay store (authorized Sony dealer). Available in black or silver. Limit 5 per buyer. This is a limited time offer of unknown expiration date.

Sony A-mount and E-mount Lens Instant Savings

Sony has a new round of A-mount (SLR) and E-mount (mirrorless) Lens Instant Savings. You can see all the lens options nicely organized at Adorama. Over 20 lenses are participating in this promotion which expires 1/3/15. Adorama is offering promotional rewards and/or free accessories on some of them. Check the individual product listings for details.

B&H Memory Card sale: Lexar, Sony, Sandisk, Transcend

B&H Photo has a sale on various memory cards, featuring SD*, microSD*, CompactFlash, etc for the following brands:

+ 18 Lexar options (CF, SDHC, flash sticks)
+ Transcend 2-packs (3 options)
+ Sony SDHC (3 options)
+ 21 Sandisk options (SDHC, CF, microSD)

Sony a5000 with 16-50mm for $300

The Sony a5000 with the 16-50mm is now dropping to $300 at various authorized Sony dealers including B&H Photo and Adorama and BuyDig and various at Amazon.

Sony a6000 with 16-50mm and Lightroom 5 for $600

More eBay Deals action, you can get a new condition bundle from authorized Sony dealer BuyDig, Sony a6000 with 16-50mm and Adobe’s Lightroom 5 and 64GB card for $600 with free shipping. This is the standard price of the a6000 with 16-50mm, so you are essentially getting LR5 for free. Available in silver or black. You can see the bundles in pictures #1 and #2 in the eBay gallery. Limit 5 per buyer.

UPDATE: if you don’t need 16-50mm lens and Lightroom 5, the Sony a6000 body only goes for $450 at Adorama and Amazon et al.

Sony a5100 body only for $350

If you want a more recent model instead of the previously mentioned a5000 w/16-50mm, for $350 with free shipping you can get the Sony a5100 body only at Adorama et al.

Trade-In Working DSLR or Lens, Get up to $345 towards Sony a7 or a7R + value of traded-in gear

Are you interested in getting either the Sony a7 or a7r digital cameras? Do you have a working DSLR or lens that you no longer need or you don’t want to use any more? Adorama has a Sony a7 or a7r trade-in offer that gets you an instant trade-in discount in the shopping cart when you purchase the a7/a7r. Within 30 days, you must send them your working DSLR or Lens. You also get the market value of your trade-in camera/lens. The Trade-In bonus is as follows:

+ a7 body-only up to $255
+ a7 w/28-70 up to 300
+ a7r body-only up to $345
+ only the above three kits are eligible
+ trade-in instructions will be included in your a7* package
+ you also earn 4% promotional rewards on purchase amount
+ promotion ends by 12/31/14
+ contact Adorama for more details

New Camera & Lens: Sony A7 Mark II for $1700 (70-300 for $1150)

It’s not just a Black Friday week for deals, there’s also some new full frame camera action! The all new Sony a7 Mark II, with sensor-shift image stabilization, is now officially available for pre-order for $1700 (body only) or $2000 with the 28-70mm lens, with a December-ish estimate, as follows:

+ a7 II body: Adorama and B&H Photo

+ a7 II w/28-70: Adorama and B&H Photo

+ also: Sony 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G SSM II Lens for $1150 at B&H Photo

Refurbished Sony NEX-5TL two lens kit (16-50, 55-210) for $450

To the eBay Deals we return where Secondipity’s eBay store is offering the manufacturer refurbished Sony NEX-5TL two-lens kit (16-50, 55-210) for $450 with free shipping. Limit 5 per customer. Over 300 sold so far from this listing.

In-stock nao: Sony Vario-Tessar T* FE 16-35mm f4 ZA OSS for $1350

New arrival at B&H Photo, in-stock and ready to ship, it is the Sony Vario-Tessar T* FE 16-35mm f4 ZA OSS Lens for $1350 with free shipping. This is a full frame E-mount lens.

(ENDED) Camera & Photo Lightning Deals (Tue): Sandisk, Eneloop, Zeiss Bino, Sony movie SW, etc

These limited time offers expired… Check back daily for more new holiday shopping season offers from the Amazon Gold Box Lightning Deals… Expired items after the jump…

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128GB Sony SDXC C10 94MB/sec for $70 w/free S&H (limit 10)

If you don’t mind waiting a few extra days to receive this, for a limited time only, B&H Photo is offering the 128GB Sony SDXC Class 10 (up to 94MB/sec) memory card for $70 with free shipping and a limit of 10 per customer. This is model SF128UX/TQN, not to be confused with the 40MB/sec 128GB Sony SDXC (SF128UY/TQMN).

32GB Sony Class 10 R40 SDHC for $12 (64GB for $24) [no limits]

If you are interested in the Sony Class 10 R40 SDHC UHS-I memory cards (up to 40MB/sec), they are currently on sale at Amazon. The 32GB version (SF32UY/TQMN) goes for $12 each, while the 64GB version (SF64UY/TQMN) goes for $24 each. You can buy as many as you like. This is not part of the lightning deals… These can also be handy if you are putting together cameras as gifts for others, or giving away your older cameras to others and want to give them a “getting started with” kit, not just the camera.

Sony HDR-AS15 HD Action Camcorder for $100

Also part of the first wave of the B&H Photo Holiday specials is the new condition Sony HDR-AS15 HD Action Camcorder with Wifi offered for $100 with free shipping. Offer ends by 11/15/14.