If you are not afraid of mail-in rebates but you are fond of the Panasonic GM1, Adorama has a $50 mail-in rebate promotion on the Panasonic GM1 with 12-32mm kits. You can get them for $450 after a $50 mail-in rebate. The PDF of the rebate (promotion 5/18 to 5/30 in 2015) is available over there. All three colors of the GM1 are eligible, and per the PDF form, you can get one of each color for a total of up to three. The mail-in rebate is specific to Adorama, you cannot use it for other retailers.
Panasonic has a new micro four thirds camera available for pre-order today, it is the G7 that starts at $800 with the 14-42 kit lens or $1100 with the 14-140mm lens.
And already (!) there are deals on them. B&H Photo is offering exclusive two lens kits (14-42, 45-150) for $900, while Adorama is offering a free Audio-Technica AT8024 Stereo/Mono Camera-Mount Microphone ($250 on its own) with the $800 G7 w/14-42 kit. Also of note, B&H Photo has a super bundle with the G7, 14-140mm and 14mm lenses and Rode VideoMic Pro Compact Shotgun Microphone for $1300. These are estimated to ship around mid-to-late June 2015.
Optionally, the G7 pre-orders are also eligible for the Panasonic Bundle Savings. Among the lenses eligible for this combined purchase discount promotion are the 20mm f1.7 II, 25/1.4, 42.5/1.7, 30/2.8, 100-300/4-5.6, and more.
You can find this and other interesting and non-boring cameras and lenses in the Cameras and Lenses of 2015 tracking page. All apologies, no swimsuit edition
PS: if you are not familiar with the Panasonic line-up, this new G7 should not be confused with the older previously released GX7.
That sexy Eneloop carrying case probably did it, this offer sold out before the full 24 hour offer expired…
More Panasonic Gift Card action at Adorama. The GM1 with the 12-32mm kit is bundled with a $200 Adorama gift certificate for $600 with free shipping, in either the orange camera or the blue camera. Adorama will include the gift certificate in your package automatically while this promotion is running (ends by 5/16/15).
Video may have killed the radio star, but you can’t really have video without audio. With that as semi-unnecessary preface, here’s an audio + video sale. Adorama is bundling the Audio-Technica AT8024 Stereo/Mono Camera-Mount Microphone ($250 on its own) with these 11 digital camera kits (Canon 5D Mark III, Nikon D750, D810, Panasonic GH4, and Sony a7r and a7s).
If of the various compacts avec RAWeaux (that’s RAW in faux-French) it is the black Panasonic LX7 the one you want, Adorama has a black LX7 bundle for $328 with free expedited shipping. For that, you get the standard LX7 kit, plus a $50 Adorama Gift Certificate, a 32GB Lexar SDHC card, a 16GB Patriot microSD card, and 4% promotional rewards (=$13~)
The Panasonic FZ70 superzoom (60x optical) is currently offered in manufacturer refurbished condition for $180 with free shipping and free returns at Groupon Goods. A camera case and 16GB card are included. It arrives within 12 business days after purchase, so do note that if you are making a time-sensitive purchase.
Hide the syrup, it will ruin this pancake! Adorama is offering the new condition Panasonic 20mm f1.7 II lens in either silver or black for $300 with free shipping, and 4% promotional rewards and a bonus three year New Leaf Spills and Drops warranty.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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 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.