(ENDED) Camera & Photo Lightning Deals (Fri): Polaroid, Fotodiox, ePhoto, Velsey, Coleman, etc

These limited time offers expired… Check back on Fridays and Mondays (or any days that end in “y” for that matter) for potential new offers from the Amazon Gold Box Lightning Deals… Expired items after the jump…

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(ENDED) Ends Fri 3am ET: 10% off one item at Groupon Goods

This limited time offer expired… Groupon Goods is running a limited time coupon promotion. Use coupon code SALE to get 10% off a single Groupon Goods item (this is where most cameras and electronics are), or 20% off a Local item. The coupon expires 3am ET on Friday 11/14/14. Limit one item per customer. Maximum discount is $50 (eg a purchase price of $500). Due to time constraints I cannot price-check Groupon offerings right now, but you can check their Groupon Goods page for ideas (Camera and Photo has its own sub-category on the left side of the page).

Fuji X100T starting to ship for $1300 from US sellers [updated]

UPDATE: the black Fuji X100T is now in-stock at some places for $1300 including Kenmore Camera (eBay) and Amazon (via 3rd parties)… For more, check the Fuji X100T Stock Status page (now HTML only, no widgets!)

The Fuji X100T is arriving before our eyes! We just updated the Fuji X100T Stock Status page and the silver version of the camera is in-stock and shipping for $1300 at Best Buy… As usual with new releases, there may be some initial bumps… Please note I can’t stay all night updating the page, so for the latest updates, you can do DIY-checks using the links in the Fuji X100T Stock Status page.

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Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 Instant Film Camera (Yellow) for $62 (limit 2)

In a world dominated by digital, instant film still lives! It even goes on sale! The Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 Instant Film Camera (Yellow) is on sale for around $62 with free shipping, with a limit of two per customer, at Amazon by Amazon herself… Now when are they going to put this instant camera’s innards inside a Fuji X-T1 body? 🙂 [joke!]

Panasonic 14-140mm f3.5-5.6 OIS (m43) for $560

If you are a fan of superzoom Micro Four Thirds lenses, the stabilized Panasonic 14-140mm f3.5-5.6 POWER OIS, in the black color scheme, is currently on sale for $560 with free shipping at B&H Photo and Amazon (look for Amazon herself as the actual seller or other well-known authorized sellers).

3TB Western Digital External USB3/USB2 HDD for $92 (limit 5)

The B&H Specials also include a couple of hard disk storage options! For $92 with free shipping, and a limit of five per customer is the 3TB Western Digital External USB3/USB2 HDD, model WDBWLG0030HBK-NESN. Needs reformatting for Mac usage. This is a limited time/quantity promotion.

On the slimmer and more fashionable front, the WD 1TB My Passport Air Portable Hard Disc Drive, model WDBWDG0010BAL-NESN, with a free carrying case included automatically by B&H, is on sale for $91 with free expedited shipping. Limit five per customer. Needs reformatting for Windows usage. This is a limited time/quantity promotion.

Canon SX510 HS superzoom for $200

More B&H action, of the superzoom kind, this is a LiIon-powered camera, the Canon SX510 HS (HS = CMOS sensor) is offered for $200 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo. This is a limited time offer.

Profoto AcuteB2 600Ws AirS LiFe Power Pack with free Lamphead for $1500

Lighting power users, this is for you! For a limited time, B&H Photo is offering the Profoto AcuteB2 600Ws AirS LiFe Power Pack with a free Profoto AcuteB 600 Watt/Second Lamphead (included automatically by B&H) for $1500 with free expedited shipping! This is a limited time and limited supply offer!

Vanguard Auctus 323AT Aluminum Tripod for $150

We continue looking at the B&H Photo Holiday specials (first wave) where we find the Vanguard Auctus 323AT Aluminum Tripod for $150 with free shipping. Offer ends by 11/15/14. No rebates/coupons needed!

Preorder new DJI Inspire 1 Quadcopter with 4K Camera and 3-Axis Gimbal for $2900

If you are a “Droneographer”, a brand new DJI model has just been announced! It is the DJI Inspire 1 Quadcopter with 4K Camera and 3-Axis Gimbal, and it is available for pre-order for $2900 at B&H Photo where you can find a detailed product description and product specs. The release estimate is December 1st in 2014.

Also coming up (prices to be posted later on) are two other bundles, the two transmitter bundle and a stand-alone transmitter.

UPDATE #1: they are now also available for pre-order at Adorama.

UPDATE #2: one of the three kits is now available for pre-order at Amazon as well.

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.

Olympus XZ2 rawsumer for $300

The Olympus XZ2 (black color scheme) compact with RAW is now on sale for $300 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon herself and B&H Photo and NewEgg… Thanks to one of our readers for the email alert!

Canon G1X with Canon WP-DC44 Underwater Housing for $550

For a limited time, B&H Photo is offering this Canon G1X plus Underwater Housing bundle for $550 with free shipping together! You get both, no coupon, no rebate, just checkout! The underwater housing is Canon WP-DC44 Waterproof Case. This promotion ends by 11/15/14 or earlier if they sell out… This is the headliner deal of the first round of the B&H Photo Holiday specials (a total of 33 offers listed there).

Wedn only: Fuji S4830 superzoom with extras for $120

At the bottom of the pile of the Best Buy Daily Deals for Wednesday 11/12/14 there is a Fuji S4830 superzoom bundle offered for $120 with free shipping. It is the camera kit plus a Fuji camera case and a Fuji 8GB memory card.

Canon 50mm f1.8 II SLR lens for $83 (limit 5; maybe Imported/Grey)

To Los eBay Deals we geaux, where we find the Canon 50mm f1.8 II SLR lens offered for $83 with free shipping, in new condition, by Red Tag Camera, with a limit of five per buyer. There is no mention of a warranty, so to be on the safe side, assume it is a gray market (imported model). Still for many this may be a reasonable risk, a double figured simple prime lens is a much smaller risk than a complicated four figures lens. But it’s up to you – we blog, you decide!… Separately there is a promotion that saves you $5 for every 3 eligible items you buy, all offered by Red Tag Camera – you will see this offer right above the product picture over there…

(ENDED) Ends Thur 1am ET: 128GB Centon USB 3.0 Flash drive for $40 (limit 3) + $5 flat ship

This limited time offer ended… The main Woot Daily Deal ending by 1am ET on Thursday is the new condition 128GB Centon USB 3.0 flash drive, offered for $40 plus $5 flat shipping. You can buy up to three of these per shopping cart. This is model S1-U3P6-128G… Speaking of Woot, continuing from yesterday is the Woot Sellout-only Woot-OFF

(ENDED) Ends Wedn 9:50pm ET: X-Rite CMUNPH ColorMunki Sale for $360 after $50 MIR

This limited time offer ended… As part of Amazon Gold Box Lightning Deals, ending by 9:50pm eastern on Wednesday 11/12/14 is a lightning deal on the X-Rite CMUNPH ColorMunki for $360 after a $50 mail-in rebate. The price before the sale was $460 ($410 after MIR).

Speaking of Amazon, but not part of the lightning deals, this 23-inch Dell E2314H Computer Monitor goes for $120 with free S&H.

Black Friday: Best Buy stores open at 5pm Thanksgiving, re-open 8am Friday

If you are looking for an excuse to avoid annoying, drunk or pestering relatives/friends/commitments/obligations on Thanksgiving Night, Best Buy has a lifeboat for you 😉 They will be opening at 5pm local time on Thanksgiving night until 1am local time. They will reopen on Friday at 8am local time for more conventional madness. Hours may vary slightly by region/state/store. More at their doorbusters page.

Drobo 5N 5-Bay NAS Storage Array (DRDS4A21) for $360

Speaking of the eBay Deals, Adorama’s eBay store is offering one of the currently featured deals, a new condition Drobo 5N 5-Bay NAS Storage Array with Gigabit Ethernet, model DRDS4A21, for $360 with free shipping. Limit five per buyer during this sale… It goes for $480 at Amazon… Please note this is the Base Unit. No hard disks are included with this model…

Ends Thur 3am ET: Earn 3X eBay Bucks (no minimum order) [must opt-in]

If you are a member of the eBay Rewards program (eBay Bucks; free to join), a few hours ago they sent in another bonus rewards promotion. This time you earn 3X eBay Bucks but unlike previous times, there is no minimum purchase amount, so whether you buy a $12 item or a $255 item, you still earn 3X rewards. You must manually opt-in before you can earn the bonus rewards. Look for the email in your inbox or the eBay Messages section of their website. The promotion ends at 3am ET on Thursday 11/13/14… If you are looking for ideas on what to get, check the eBay Daily Deals (you can find this, and other links to daily deals pages on the right sidebar of this blog)…

Samsung WB350F Wifi Superzoom w/extras for $140

The white Samsung WB350F Wifi Superzoom digital camera (conventional digital camera, not Galaxy Android) is currently on sale for $140 with a free Lowepro case and 8GB microSDHC card at Best Buy. Please note this camera takes microSD cards, not full size SD cards… It is also going for $140 at Amazon (limit 2) but no freebies there.

512GB Toshiba Q Internal SSD for $200

You can fight the software sprawl and megapixel wars with SSD! B&H Photo, for a limited time only, is offering this 512GB Toshiba Q Internal SSD (solid state drive) for $200 with free shipping. Limit 10 per customer during this sale. This is model HDTS251XZSTA, SATA 3.0.

Preorder: new Canon EF 100-400mm f4.5-5.6L IS II for $2200

November is often too late for most new product announcements, but there’s always new stuff that sneaks out, even during Photokina years. Case in point, just announced is the Canon EF 100-400mm f4.5-5.6L IS II USM Lens available for pre-order for $2200 at B&H Photo (and lens hood) and Adorama.

(ENDED) New Woot-OFF started on Tue at 1am ET

This 48-hour Sellout Woot-OFF ended… A new surprise Woot-OFF went live (Tuesday at 1am ET) at Woot Sellout. Sellout is the only part of Woot that is currently having a Woot-OFF. These typically last 48 hours but since this is a bit unusual, only time will tell… As usual, a random variety of items will be featured, I have no way of knowing what/when/how-much, so this is a YMMV adventure (or a workaround against insomnia)…

(ENDED) Ends Wedn 3am ET: Sony SDHC C10 memory card sale: 32GB for $12, 64GB for $25, etc

These daily deal ended. For future Lightning Deals, check their Amazon Gold Box… Expired items after the jump…

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(ENDED) Pay $80, Get $100 iTunes Electronic Gift Card (limit 2)

This limited time offer ended, but if you missed it, fear not. iTunes sales happen frequently on the interwebs and the brick and mortar world too… eBay Deal for today is this $100 iTunes Electronic Gift Card (delivery by email; not by snail mail) offered for $80 by PayPal Digital Gifts. Limit two per customer during this promotion. Nearly 2000 of them sold so far… This is a 20% discount, not the lowest ever, but if you happen to need one now, it’s better than full price :)… You can use this on a variety of camera and photo apps at iTunes (including Photoshop Touch), along with various photography e-books and everything else they digitally sell there. This is a limited time offer…

Panasonic ZS35 black compact-zoom for $216

The black Panasonic DMC-ZS35 is currently on sale for $216 with free shipping at Best Buy and Amazon by Amazon herself (limit 2). Or you can get it for $144 refurbished from Willoughby’s

NOTE: when price checking this you will find lower prices by various marketplace and unknown sellers. Chances are they are not authorized Panasonic dealers, so be sure to further research them if not familiar…

Refurbished Sony RX100 Mark II for $400

More eBay Deal action, this time we have a refurbished camera, it is the Sony RX100 Mark II (second generation or second of her name), offered for $400 with free shipping, with a limit of 10 per buyer, by Secondipity’s eBay store. They also include a 32GB card and case. The warranty is offered by Asset Recovery Division, LLC (“LSI”), a subsidiary of Liquidity Services, Inc. (see PDF file).

Refurbished GoPro Hero 3 Black Edition for $255 (w/1yr warranty)

The current spotlight eBay Deal action is an …action camera. The manufacturer refurbished GoPro HERO3 Black Edition with a manufacturer warranty is offered for $255 with free shipping by ebay seller “premiumdirectllc” (99.5%) with a limit of five per customer. This is a previous generation model. This was the “deputy” model to the then flagship “Hero 3+”. This one on offer is the Hero 3… I wish GoPro came up with a better way to describe model numbers, special characters and colors are confusing! But I’m digressing…

Nikon Coolpix P530 superzoom (imported model) for $230 [or refurbished authorized]

To the latest eBay Deals we geaux where we find the imported / gra market new condition Nikon Coolpix P530 superzoom offered for $230 with free shipping by eBay seller “bigvalueinc” (99.3%). Please note this does not come with a Nikon USA warranty because it was imported by the seller without their “blessings”. The seller offers their own one year warranty… The new condition price from authorized Nikon dealers is currently $350 (eg Amazonia)… Given the price difference, for some, this may be a reasonable risk. For others not so. We blog, you decide!

UPDATE: if you prefer the comfort of a blessed-by-Nikon USA model, you can get it for $230 with free shipping, in factory refurbished condition from BuyDig’s eBay store. So you can trade-off new/imported vs refurbished/authorized. Thanks to one of our readers for the email alert!

Refurbished Roku 3 for $70 w/free S&H

The Roku 3 is the current flagship in their line-up and it is currently available refurbished with a 90 day warranty for $70 with free shipping at NewEggFlash.com. It includes the Roku “puck”, a remote, an HDMI cable, and earphones… The new condition is on sale for $85 at Amazon… The Roku has a number of photography apps (channels), including Flickr, Picasa, Phanfare, Shutterfly, Smugmug, Facebook Photos, plus ways to access your pictures physically (via external storage) or through your computer network (Roku Media Player, Plex, etc).

Lowepro Fastpack 250 for $66 (limit 3)

The Lowepro Fastpack 250 camera/laptop backpack is currently on sale for $66 with free shipping and with a limit of three per customer at Amazon by Amazon herself.

(ENDED) Mon only: Epson XP-610 printer for $75 (or $88 w/extra ink) with free S&H

This daily deal expired… The headliner deal of the day for Monday 11/10/14 at the Best Buy website is the Epson Expression Premium XP-610 printer offered for $75 with free shipping. Or for $88 with free shipping they offer a bundle with extra black ink (Epson 273 T273020). This ships online and it may also be available for store-pickup (you can check by zipcode over there).

(ENDED) Camera & Photo Lightning Deals (Mon): XRite, Opteka, etc

These limited time offers expired… Check back on Fridays and Mondays (or any days that end in “y” for that matter) for potential new offers from the Amazon Gold Box Lightning Deals… Expired items after the jump…

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(ENDED) Ends Tue 3am ET: Free Premium app: Image Blender Instafusion

This daily deal expired… The Amazon Android-ish Free Premium app of the day ending by 3am ET on Tuesday 11/11/14 is Image Blender Instafusion which does as the name suggests.

(ENDED) 3TB Seagate Backup Plus USB 3.0 Desktop External Hard Drive for $80 (limit 5)

This limited time offer ended with over 5000 hard disks sold through it… All your gigabytes are belong to you! The latest eBay Deals feature the new condition 3TB Seagate Backup Plus USB 3.0 Desktop External Hard Drive, model STDT3000100, offered for $80 with free shipping by NewEgg’s eBay store. Limit 5 per buyer during this sale. Over 2800 of these sold the last 24 hours per the eBay listing.

(ENDED) Ends Mon 1am ET: Pentax Q7 w/5-15 for $230 (XG1 superzoom for $300)

This daily deal expired…

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Panasonic LF1 black for $300 (limit 2)

RAWsumer action, the black Panasonic LF1 is currently on sale for $298 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon herself with a limit of two per shopping cart. The white version goes for more.

Sony Cybershot H300 compact-zoom for $168

The CCD-sensor Sony Cybershot H300 compact-zoom digital camera is currently on sale for $168 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon herself. Limit two per customer during this sale.

Refurbished 16GB red Lytro Light Field camera for $120

If you want to explore Lytro’s light field photography without breaking the bank, the 16GB red Lytro model is offered manufacturer refurbished for $120 with free economy shipping by eBay seller “voodublu” (99.1%). Limit five per buyer. A slip case is included… Note: the red model is 16GB, the other two colors are 8GB.

Samsung NX300M w/18-55mm for $650

If a flipping screen that can twist to the front of the camera (eg the subject can see the screen) is a high priority feature, the Samsung NX300M with 18-55mm is down to $650 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon herself in all three color schemes… If that’s not a priority, the older NX300 w/18-55mm goes for under $500.

Stacksocial: Extreme Micro Drone 2.0 w/Aerial Camera and Duracell AA/AAAs

Two new offers went live at social-shopping site Stacksocial. First up, the Extreme Micro Drone 2.0 + Aerial Camera goes for $75 with free 2-4 week shipping and 90 day warranty. And a Duracell single-use battery bundle, 100 AAs and 52 AAAs for $60 with free shipping. Batteries “expire” in 2019.

Optionally, you can get this limited time 20% off Stacksocial coupon and apply it to their offers. You must follow them and tweet/post about the offer on Twitter or Facebook in order to get the 20% off coupon (and a free design bundle). This coupon promotion ends in about five days from today.

Four 8GB Samsung microSD cards w/SD adapter for $15 w/free S&H

On the value frontier at the eBay Deals, you can get four 8GB Samsung microSDs with SD adapter for $15 with free shipping total. These are Class 4 cards. These are standard microSD cards, not waterproof/elementproof. These are sold by BuyDig’s eBay store with a limit of five 4-packs per customer. Over 1100 4-packs sold so far from this eBay listing.

B&M: New York November 12 Big Adorama In-Store Sale

On Sunday November 12, the Adorama brick and mortar store is going to be having a big discount event. This is at their B&M store, not the website, so you need to be physically present in New York or have one of your minions there. The event is 4:30pm to 10pm New York time. Because prices will be lower than usual, they cannot announce prices and products ahead of time. The manufacturers participating in the event include Canon, Lexar, Profoto, Sandisk, Manfrotto, Adorama’s house brands, and more. You must needs RSVP for the event. Did I mention food and open bar? 😉 I mean, there will be tech demos and galleries and giveaways 🙂

Frys In-Store Specials with Personal Promo Codes

In recent weeks, Fry’s is trying a new digital-analog strategy to get people to shop at their stores. People subscribed to their email newsletters are receiving unique (personal) promo codes by email. They can use those promo codes at the Fry’s brick and mortar stores to purchase select items at a discount. They can only be used in-store, not at their website. The email that just came out today, a weekend 4-day sale, includes the following items of Camera and Photo interest:

+ Canon Pixma MX532 for $50
+ 100pk 4×6 inch Canon photo paper for $5 (limit 2)
+ Fuji JX500P pink P&S camera for $50
+ pay $20, get $25 iTunes Gift Card (limit 2; 25% discount)
+ 512GB Samsung 850 Pro SSD for $300 (goes for $360 at Amazon)
+ limit 1 of each item unless otherwise indicated

Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom Android camera (Unlocked cellular) for $260

Want to try out an Android powered digital camera with cellular data capabilities but don’t want to be hog-tied to a contract or want the impurities of a carrier-locked device? B&H Photo has the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom (white color, factory unlocked, international version) model SM-C105 on sale for $260 with free shipping. This is like a Samsung Galaxy smartphone but it has a 10x optical zoom lens (24-240mm f3.1-6.3 eq). It looks like a phone from the front and like a P&S camera on the back.

Now shipping: Cyberlink’s PhotoDirector 6 and PowerDirector 13 (with H.265 support)

On the “alternative digital imaging software” front, two new releases from Cyberlink are now in-stock and shipping (or available for digital download) at Amazon by Amazon herself. The Photo Director 6 Ultra currently goes for $86 in either Software Box By Mail or PC or Mac digital download… On the video front, PowerDirector 13 Ultra is out for the PC (software box or digital download) for $89 and has support for the new H.265/HEVC video format…

(ENDED) 32GB very tiny Sandisk Ultra Fit USB 3.0 flash drive for $15

This daily deal expired… Starting at 1pm eastern, one of the daily deals at NewEgg is going to be this tiny 32GB Sandisk USB 3.0 flash drive. The sale price is going to be $15. The price before the sale is $30. It is part of their “Ultra Fit” line, model SDCZ43-032G-G46. This is of interest if you don’t want it to stick out from your computer or tablet while transferring data to it or when you semi-permanently keep it on.

Refurbished Samsung NX2000 w/20-50mm for $250

If you want to get an entry-point into the Samsung NX system without waiting for Black Friday doorbusters, the black certified refurbished Samsung NX2000 with 20-50mm is currently offered for $250 with free shipping by Dealfisher fulfilled by Amazon.com… The white goes for $10 more… It currently goes for $320 in new condition

Fuji X100T Stock Status Tracker launched (in-stock from DigitalRev)

We are about a week away from the Fuji X100T getting officially released, so this was a good time to launch our first WordPress-era Stock Status tracker page! This is done with HTML, no more Javascript widgets like we used in the previous generation of Stock Status pages. You can find this at the main blog, here is the permalink of the Fuji X100T stock status tracker… You can also find a link to the active stock status pages (currently only this one) in the right sidebar of this blog over there —->

And as of this update, the silver version of the Fuji X100T is in-stock for $1300 by DigitalRev.