Refurbished Nikon D4 body for $4000

The refurbished Nikon D4 body only is currently going for $4000 with free shipping and 90 days Nikon warranty at Adorama as part of their refurbished specials (132 items; look for prices in red ink).

Pre-order new Flashpoint Zoom Li-on Flash w/10% rewards

Also coming in with the CES 2015 wave are new Flashpoint Zoom Li-on on-camera Flashes, with the manual going for $100 and TTL (Canon, Nikon) for $180. Also available is a transceiver/receiver set, receiver, batteries and chargers. They are available for pre-order at Adorama which offers 10% promotional rewards on Flashpoint gear including these pre-orders.

Olympus E-PL5 w/14-42mm drops to $450

Another Olympus E-PL5 price drop since the start of the year, the E-PL5 with the 14-42mm lens is down to $450 with free shipping and free 16GB SD at Amazon by Amazon herself. It was going for $600 at the end of the year (see Mirrorless Price Chart).

Olympus E-PL7 drops $100 ($500 body or $600 w/lens)

The Olympus E-PL7 dropped $100 very recently, it is now going for $500 as body only and $600 with the 14-42mm lens at Amazon et al. It was going for $100 more at the end of the year (see Mirrorless Price Chart).

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.

13.3″ Samsung ATIV Book 9 Ultrabook (i7-4500U) for $1300

To the eBay Deals we return, where eBay has revealed their first “Mystery Deal of the Day” for 2015, sold by Adorama’s own eBay store, it is the 13.3″ Samsung ATIV Book 9 Ultrabook for $1300 with free shipping, with a limit of five per buyer. It has Core i7-4500U (Haswell), 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, 3200 x 1800 native resolution, Windows 8.1, etc.

PS: Intel just revealed their Broadwell line-up at CES 2015. You can find a very helpful write-up on the Intel Core processors at Ars Technica.

Pre-order New from Canon at CES: SX530 (50x optical), SX710,SX610, Elphs, Vixens, Connect Stations

Canon has announced and made available for pre-order a number of photography related products at CES 2015. They have three new superzooms, headlined by the SX-530-HS with 50x optical for $430, SX-710-HS with 30x optical for $350, the SX-610-HS with 18x optical for $250. They also have the Elph 170 IS for $150 and Elph 160 for $110. Also in are new Vixia camcorders, a couple of printers, and the Connect Station CS100 (NFC, Wifi, USB, SD, CF). All these are now available for pre-ordering at Adorama and Amazon.

Preorder New Kit: Canon 6D with 24-105mm for $2200

For photographers interested in both the Canon 6D dSLR and the 24-105mm f3.5-5.6 IS STM lens, Canon has a brand new official 6D kit, the 6D with 24-105mm available for pre-order for $2200 with free shipping at Adorama and Amazon. No release estimate at the moment.

Two 16GB Samsung Pro SDHC cards for $22 w/free S&H

Buydig.com is offering a Two Pack of 16GB Samsung PRO SDHC memory cards for $22 with free shipping, which comes out to $11 per 16GB SDHC card. You can buy as many as you like. No coupon code needed. Offer ends by 1/9/15.

Meanwhile coupon DIG5 ($5 off an order of $99+) has been extended until 1/31/15 and works on the BuyDig Holiday Clearance Sale with free shipping site-wide.

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

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(ENDED) Ends Tue 3am ET: Corel Paintshop Pro X7 Ultimate for $40

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Refurbished Nikon Coolpix L620 compact-zoom for $70

On the double-figure superzooms front, the certified refurbished black Nikon Coolpix L620 is going for $70 with free shipping by Beach Camera at Amazon with the order fulfilled by Amazon, so it is eligible for free 2-day Prime shipping and such.

Olympus E-PM2 body only for $210 (limit 2)

The black Olympus E-PM2 body only is currently available for $210 (was $220) with free shipping, with a limit of two per shopping cart, at Amazon by Amazon itself. This is not part of the lightning deals… Price updated 1/5/15.

Olympus E-M5 body only drops to $600

The Olympus E-M5 body only is now down to $600 with free shipping at Adorama and Amazon by Amazon itself (limit 2).

Olympus E-M1 body only drops to $1200

The Olympus E-M1 body only is now down to $1200 with free shipping thanks to a new round of Olympus instant rebates at Adorama (page down to see various E-M1 kits, including one with 12-40mm for $2000) and Amazon by Amazon itself (limit 2)… For mirrorless camera price reference, check the Mirrorless Price Chart.

(ENDED) Starts Mon 10am ET: Davis & Sanford Provista Tripod lightning deal

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Refurbished Fuji S4830 superzoom (30x) for $80 w/free S&H

The refurbished Fuji S4830 superzoom (30x optical), one of many Fuji superzooms, is available for $80 with free shipping at NewEggFlash, NewEgg’s Groupon-competitor type of a website. Offer ends 1/8/15 or earlier if sold out.

32GB Wintec Filemate Pro Plus SDHC for $14 w/free S&H with coupon

The 32GB Wintec Filemate Professional Plus SDHC memory card, model 3FMSD32GBU1PI-R, with up to 60MB/s Read, and up to 40MB/s Write, is offered for $14 with free shipping with a limit of five per customer when you enter promo code EMCWHGP36 at NewEgg (promo code ends 1/5/15)… If you are an Amazon Prime member, or you plan to buy 3 or more, you can also get free shipping at Amazon by Amazon (no quantity limits, no coupon)

(ENDED) Sunday: Drobo 5D (model DRDR5A21) for $470

This daily deal expired… The B&H Photo deal of the day for Sunday 1/4/15 is the Drobo 5D, model DRDR5A21, for $470 with free shipping. Offer ends 11:59pm ET on Sunday or earlier if sold out.

In-stock nao: Canon EF 100-400mm f4.5-5.6L IS II

The Canon EF 100-400mm f4.5-5.6L IS II USM Lens is in-sotck at B&H Photo for $2200 with free shipping. B&H will be accepting orders again Saturday PM.

(ENDED) Friday: Fuji S9250 superzoom w/bag and 8GB SD for $130

This daily deal expired… The Best Buy Deal of the Day for Friday 1/2/15 is the Fuji S9250 superzoom with a camera case and 8GB SD card for $130 with free shipping. In parallel, there is a sale on the orange Samsung EVO microSD cards with full SD adapter included, the 32GB for $13, the 64GB for $27, the 16GB for $8.

B&H Photo specials: Kata, Corel, Vello, 3 Legged, Powerex, Sekonic, etc

B&H Photo has a another round of specials to usher in the new year! Here are some of them:

Various
+ Powerex MH-C800S 8-Cell Smart Charger with 8 AA batteries included for $50
+ Canon PIXMA iP100 Compact Color Inkjet Photo Printer for $150
+ Easy Cover sale with select free lens rims
+ Flex Lens Shade with free shipping, $20 for mirrorless, $30 for DSLR
+ Delkin Devices SensorScope 3 Cleaning Kit for $70
+ Corel PaintShop Pro X7 (DVD) for $25
+ Bolt flashes sale, the VS series and the VX series
+ Vello Ringbox for $60

Tripods and Bags
+ Kata KT DL-LP-20 Light Pic-20DL Shoulder Bag for $20 w/free S&H
+ 3 Legged Thing Special on Select Tripods & Heads
+ Vanguard Tripods (four options)

Coupons
+ Sekonic L-308S Flashmate – Digital Incident, Reflected & Flash Light Meter with coupon SHOPEB420 for $200 after you add to cart and enter coupon
+ WD 2TB My Passport Drive for Mac for $89 with coupon SHOPEB420

Canon SX 170 IS red superzoom for $120

The red Canon SX 170 IS superzoom is on sale for $120 with free shipping at B&H Photo and Amazon (limit 2).

128GB Lexar SDHC (400x, C10) as low as $48 w/free S&H

Adorama is offering the 128GB Lexar SDHC (400x, Class 10) memory card for $50 with free shipping. If you buy two, the price drops to $49 per card. If you buy three or more, the price drops to $48 per card. Limit ten per customer… If you need more than that, it goes for $51 with free S&H at Amazon.

(ENDED) Thur: Lonely Planet’s Best Ever Photography Tips [Kindle Edition] for $2

Happy New Year! It’s 2016 already! Or is it 2015? I lost track!

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(ENDED) Walgreens Photo: 10pg 4.5×6″ Brag Book (you only pay shipping)

This limited time offer expired… Walgreens is offering a free 4.5×6 inch Brag Book with coupon code BRAGBK at checkout through 1/3/15. This offer includes ten double-sided pages for free. IF you want more than ten pages, they you have to pay for the extra pages. Shipping is not free and will be charged.

Price Research: Mirrorless and Serious Fixed Lens Camera Price Charts completed

We completed two more price charts (of price research interest), one for Mirrorless Cameras, and one for Serious Fixed Lens Cameras. You can find all four installments (35mmFF cameras, and APS-C dSLRs) at the Camera Price Charts archives.

(ENDED) Free Premium apps include Pho.to Lab PRO

This limited time offer expired…The Amazon Androidy app store is having another free premium apps promotion to celebrate the new year, a total of 33 Premium apps are FREE for a limited time, including the Pho.to Lab PRO app by VicMan LLC. This is a limited time offer.

(ENDED) 128GB SanDisk Ultra Plus Internal SSD for $56 (limit 3)

This limited time offer expired… NewEgg is offering the 128GB SanDisk Ultra Plus Internal Solid State Drive, model SDSSDHP-128G-G25 (2.5″ SATA III MLC) for $55 plus $1 flat shipping, with a limit of three per customer. No coupon code needed. Offer ends by the end of day on 1/1/15.

Refurbished white Nikon AW1 w/11-27 for $520

The waterproof Nikon AW1 with the 11-27.5mm lens goes for $700 in new condition at authorized dealers, but if you want to go refurbished, the white refurbished with 90-day Nikon warranty goes for $520 with free shipping at Adorama.

Olympus E-PL5 silver body only for $400

The silver Olympus E-PL5 body only is going for $400 with free shipping by Willoughby’s at Amazon. The order ships from Willoughby’s, not Amazon… UPDATE: the white body only is likewise at $400.

Pentax Q-S1 body only for $297 (gold) or $312 (white)

The Pentax Q-S1 body only is currently going for $297 with free shipping in the Champagne Gold color scheme at B&H Photo and Adorama. If you don’t feel as festive, the white body only goes for $312~ at Amazon by Amazon itself (limit 2).

Samsung Galaxy NX body only for $850 to $857

The Samsung Galaxy NX body only is currently on sale for $857 with free shipping at B&H Photo after you add it to the shopping cart. Shipping estimate is 7-14 business days.

Alternately you can get it for $850 with free shipping by Roberts Camera fulfilled by Amazon. Amazon’s own price is $857.

Olympus E-M1 body drops to $1300

The Olympus E-M1 body only is down to $1300 in either the silver or the black by Mel Pierce Cameras at Amazon. This ships from Mel Pierce Camera, not Amazon.

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.

GoPro Blackout Housing for HERO3+ for $40

The GoPro Blackout Housing for HERO3+ is currently going for $40 with free shipping with a limit of three per customer at Amazon by Amazon herself.

Canon and Nikon SLR rebates expire Jan-3-2015

The current iteration of the Nikon Instant Rebates and Canon Instant and Mail-In Rebates are expiring on January 3 in 2015 and won’t be extended in their current iteration.

Refurbished Nikon D610 body for $1300 [corrected]

B&H Photo is currently offering the refurbished Nikon D610 body only for $1300 with free expedited shipping and with the usual 90-day B&H Photo warranty (not refurbished-Nikon-USA warranty) [corrected 1/1/15! Thanks to one of our readers for the alert!]. The new condition goes for $1500 (see 35mm Full Frame Price Chart for price research).

4TB WD My Book External Hard Drive for Mac for $140 w/coupon

For a limited time, B&H Photo is offering the 4TB WD My Book External Hard Drive for Mac for $140 with free shipping when you enter coupon code MYBOOK30 over there.

(ENDED) Samsung NX300 with 18-55 and $75 Gift Card for $408

This is over! the camera price doubled (!) as of 1/5/15 recheck… If you are NX-system curious, Amazon has another temptation for you to consider. For $408, you get the black Samsung NX300 with 18-55 and a $75 plastic Amazon Gift Card included automatically. Limit three per customer during this promotion.

(GONE) Fuji X-A1 blue w/16-50 & 50-230mm for $450

As of a 12/31/14, this is gone again… It is back in-stock, the blue Fuji X-A1 with the 16-50mm and 50-230mm lenses and 4% promotional rewards is going for $450 with free shipping at Adorama.

(SOLD OUT) Wedn: Lowepro Pro Messenger Bag 200 AW (Slate Gray) for $90

This deal of the day sold out before its 24 hours expired. This is the second back to back B&H deal of the day that sells out before the end of the day, so don’t sleep on them!… The Wednesday B&H Photo Deal of the Day is the Lowepro Pro Messenger Bag 200 AW (Slate Gray) offered for $90 with free expedited shipping. Offer ends by 11:59pm ET on Wednesday or earlier if sold out.

(ENDED) Tue: Sandisk Ultra storage sale, 64GB SD for $28, 32GB for $13, etc

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Receive a FREE X-Rite-Sekonic ColorChecker Passport by Mail with select Sekonic purchases

Ending 12/31/14, you can receive a FREE X-Rite-Sekonic ColorChecker Passport by mail, via mail-in rebate, when you purchase a Sekonic LITEMASTER PRO L-478D or L-478DR or DigitalMaster L-758DR or L-758 Cine. Eligible Sekonic products mention this promotion under “View Available Rebates”, under their price on the right side of the product pages (example) at Adorama.

NOTE: you don’t buy the X-Rite ColorChecker. You will receive it for free by mail later on. You purchase the eligible Sekonic product. Once you receive it and all is well, you submit the mail-in rebate (PDF form available at the aforelinked Adorama pages). After a few weeks, Sekonic’s representatives will mail you the actual X-Rite-Sekonic ColorChecker Passport to your front door.

Mail-In Rebates at Adorama: Metz, Manfrotto, Nissin, Quantum, Gossen, Elinchrom, etc

Adorama has a number of end of year specials, including the following:

Mail-In Rebates
+ Quantum Mail-In Rebates (39 options)
+ Manfrotto Camera Case Mail-In Rebates (multiple pages) and Manfrotto Tripods Mail-In Rebates
+ Nissin Flash Mail-In Rebates (11 options)
+ Gossen Mail-In Rebates (6 options)
+ Elinchrom Mail-In Rebates (four options)
+ Metz Mail-In Rebates
+ Photogenic Lithium Mail-In Rebates (five options)

No Mail-In Rebates
+ eight Westcott products on sale, $20 to $450
+ Flashpoint Twin 20 Watts Video Light with battery for $30 plus 10% reward
+ Flashpoint All-Inclusive DSLR/DV Cinema Bundle with Z Mount bracket for $400 plus 10% reward
+ ProOptic 4X4 (100mm) Filter Holder – Foundation kit for $40 plus 10% rewards
+ Pentax SLR lenses with free 3yr New Leaf spills and drops warranty (37 options)
+ various Panasonic GH4 with YAGH Video Interface Unit bundles
+ Canon Cinema Lens bundles

Buy $500+ in Art (including Photography) get $50 Gift Card via email

If you like to purchase photography as art, the Amazon Art store has a couple of promotions: purchase $500 or more of art in a single order and receive a $50 Amazon Electronic Gift Card as a bonus via email. For first time buyers of Amazon Art, you receive a $25 Amazon Electronic Gift Card when you spend $100 or more in a single order. I don’t know if the promotions are stackable. In the Photography section, they have over 8500 photographs available for sale. I am not an art critic, but I’m pretty sure the United Club Lounge Pass is not art 🙂

Ends Tue night: 10% off Groupon Goods coupon

Groupon has a coupon, code SALE10 gets you 10% off the price of a single Groupon Goods item, which includes Camera and Photo items. The coupon expires Tuesday 12/30/14 night. With the coupon discount factored in, they have these prices:

+ refurb Nikon D3200 w/18-55 for $360
+ refurb Nikon 55-300 DX VR for $202~
+ refurb red Nikon Coolpix L28 for $45
+ Sony a6000 w/16-50mm and extras for $540 or $567 with Lightroom 5
+ Canon Powersnot N for $135
+ Canon SX600 HS superzoom for $162
+ Canon SX520 HS superzoom for $180
+ Olympus SZ-16 iHS for $90
+ refurb Samsung Galaxy EK-GC120 Camera with Verizon 4G LTE for $180
+ and a few more

Fuji XF1 red for $147 (was as low as $129 earlier)

Thanks to one of our readers for the email alert! The red Fuji XF1 is currently going for $147 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon itself with a limit of two. Earlier in the day, it was going for $129.

Pre-order refurbished Nikon D5300 w/18-55 for $580

Amazon is slowly but steadily building up inventory on certified refurbished cameras (and other products), sold and shipped by Amazon herself. One of them coming up is the refurbished Nikon D5300 w/18-55 going for $580 with free shipping. There is no release estimate at the moment.

New Price Research series at Main Blog

We started a new price research series at the main blog, the Camera Price Charts. So far, we have two installments, 35mm Full Frame Cameras and APS-C DSLRs. More coming up as we close 2014.