Open-box Panasonic GX8 body for $950

IF you are comfortable with open-box camera gear, the black Panasonic GX8 body only is available in “Used – Like New” condition, described as “Only taken out of box once like new with Panasonic USA warranty”, for $950 by Cardinal Camera through Amazon. It ships from Cardinal (Pennsylvania).


Weekly Fry’s Promo Codes (Sept 27 to Oct 3): refurb ZS35 for $100, Vanguard, etc

These are the Fry’s Weekly promo codes for the week running from September 27 until October 3 in 2015:

+ refurbished Panasonic ZS35 with card and case for $100 (limit 1; in-store only)
+ 61″ Vanguard ESPOD CX 203AP Tripod for $40
+ Vanguard Adjustable SLR Messenger Bag, model “UP-RISE II 38” for $80 (limit 1)
+ 100pk Ridata DVD-R blanks for $11 (limit 5)
+ variety of storage sales (SSD, HDD, flash)
+ Roku 3 (with Voice Search) for $85
+ offers good using the individualized promo codes from Fry’s emailing list
+ offers good Sun Sept 27 until Sat Oct 3

(ENDED) Thur Fry’s Promo Codes (B&M): refurb Panasonic ZS35 w/case, card for $100

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In-stock nao: Panasonic FZ300 superzoom for $600

I never got around to posting an in-stock alert for the new Panasonic FZ300 superzoom (a RAWzoomer since it takes RAW), so here it is! The camera is in-stock and ready to ship at its starting price of $600 at Amazon (Amazon itself, and 3rd-party sellers) and Adorama and B&H Photo. You can optionally triple the warranty via mail-in rebate.

PS: why not just offer a three year warranty to all buyers or at least make the rebate an online submission? Staples has been using online (Easy Rebates) for many years now, and they work very well.

Free Panasonic HX-A1 Wearable action cam with Panasonic DMC-CM1 Android CameraPhone purchase for $1000

B&H Photo is offering a free Panasonic HX-A1 Wearable HD Action Cam (choice of Orange or Black color scheme) with the purchase of the GSM unlocked Panasonic DMC-CM1 Android CameraPhone at its regular price of $1000. You can optionally extend the warranty to three years via a Panasonic mail-in rebate. You can select the free action camera color by clicking on the “Your choice from free items” link there. Annotated screenshot crop of that right below:


Weekly Fry’s promo codes: refurb Pana ZS35 zoom for $100 (B&M only), Case Logic, Manfrotto, etc

A new week is here and Fry’s has a new round of promo code offers for email subscribers (free to join their email list) for the week of Sept 20-26 (2015). Some offers are good in-store, some online, some at both places. The default in our post is both places unless otherwise indicated. Of potential chimera and photon interest:

+ refurbished Panasonic ZS35 with card and case for $100 (in-store only; limit 1)
+ Case Logic Luminosity DSLR + tablet backpack (DSB-101-BLACK) for $50 (limit 1)
+ Manfrotto Compact Advanced Tripod (MKCOMPACTADV-B) for $60 (limit 1)
+ eMatic 720p Action Camera for $30 (in-store only; limit 1)
+ 28-inch UpStar 4K monitor for $250 (in-store only; limit 1)
+ 50pk Optimum DVD-R or DVD+R blank discs for $5.88 (limit 5)
+ USB to microUSB OTG cable for 99c (limit 3)
+ 20% off inks (excludes Samsung) (limit 5)
+ various tech and storage options as usual

(ENDED) Sat Fry Promo codes: $99 refurb Pana ZS35, $50 Manfrotto Tripod, $2 20pk 8.5×11 photo paper, etc

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Free Audio Technica Mic with select Canon, Sony iLCs and Fuji X100T, Pana GH4 cameras (17 options)

Adorama is bundling a free Audio Technica mic with the purchase of one of these 17 cameras. Fourteen of them are Canon DSLRs and Sony full frame mirrorless cameras, along with two Fuji X100T kits and the Panasonic GH4 body only. Some of the cameras come with additional free accessories, while others are eligible for promotional rewards.

No coupon and no rebate needed. While this promotion is running (you will see it mentioned on the individual camera product pages), Adorama will include the free Audio Technica mic (and other eligible freebies) automatically.

Panasonic TS6 elementproof + $50 Gift Card for $278

Not to be confused with the entry level Panasonic TS30 (still going for $100), the Panasonic TS6 is a higher spec model (tip: single-digit is the more advanced model in the TS-series) is bundled with a $50 Adorama gift certificate for $278 total with free expedited shipping. That’s an effective $228 price assuming you will have no problem spending the $50 GC. If not, you can buy the camera on its own for $240.

You can see all the aforementioned TS6 bundles and colors at Adorama website.

Panasonic FZ200 with $100 Gift Card for $400

Zoom-zoom! The Panasonic FZ200 superzoom (okay, a RAWzoomer since you have RAW) is bundled with a $100 Adorama Gift Certificate and a 16GB Toshiba SD card, all together for $400 with free shipping at Adorama. Offer ends 9/8/15.

Panasonic TS30 waterproof for $99 (three colors)

Frolic in the elements? The Panasonic TS30 waterproof digital camera is currently on sale for $99 with free expedited shipping at Adorama as part of their Labor Day festivities.

PS: idea for Dave Matthews merchandising edit: “Splash into me” (based on “Crash into me”)

(ENDED) Sat Fry’s Promo Codes: refurb Panasonic ZS35 for $100 (B&M), etc

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Panasonic GF7 w/12-32 & 35-100 for $500 or $525

Costco time! 100 pairs of socks? Check! 200 rolls of toilet paper? Check! 420 chocolate brownies? Check! How about the Panasonic GF7 two lens kit (12-32, 35-100, 32GB SD, case) for $500 with free shipping for Costco members or $525 for non-members (non-members can shop there but pay a 5% surcharge). Membership is $55/year, so it’s a trade-off to consider considering.

PS: as of the time of writing, their website has 25 digital cameras. Note that the Sony cameras are marked as “MEMBERS ONLY”, so only members can purchase those.

Pre-order new Panasonic 25mm f1.7 and three others

It’s pre-order time on the Panasonic Micro Four Thirds front, with the following lenses available for pre-order:

+ 25mm f1.7 for $250 at Adorama and $300 at B&H Photo
+ 14-140mm f3.5-5.6 POWER OIS for $700 at B&H Photo
+ 45-150mm f4-5.6 MEGA OIS for $300 at B&H Photo
+ 14-42mm f3.5-5.6 II MEGA OIS for $250 B&H Photo
+ Panasonic V-Log L Function Activation Code for Lumix DMC-GH4 for $100 at B&H Photo

You can find this burst added to the New Lenses and Cameras of 2015 page

Panasonic GX7 with 14-42mm and extras for $600

There are many M43rds camera options out there. One of them is the Panasonic GX7, currently on its way out, already discontinued/gone at B&H but hope is not lost if this is the one you want! You can get the black GX7 with the 14-42mm lens with 4% rewards (=$24~) and a 32GB Lexar SD card for $600 at Adorama.

If you prefer the silver, you can get it for $650 but with a $50 gift certificate included (so it nets to $600). The body only goes for $550. See all currently available options at Adorama where it is marked as a Closeout.

(ENDED) Panasonic G7 with 14-42mm for $600

As of a 8/31/15 PM recheck, the price jumped up to the usual levels…

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Now shipping from B&H Photo: Canon 5DS R, GX8 both colors, and more

If you are a B&H Photo fan or have gift cards or promotional rewards and are looking for new product releases, as of the time of writing, the following new products are in-stock and ready to ship to your arms with free expedited shipping:

Panasonic 14-140mm f4-5.8 MegaOIS (m43) for $300

Zoom-zoom for Micro Four Thirds users! B&H Photo is offering the new condition Panasonic Lumix G Vario HD 14-140mm f4.0-5.8 ASPH MEGA OIS superzoom lens for $300 with free shipping… Optionally you can file a mail-in rebate with Panasonic that triples the warranty (three years instead of one). This requires a sacrificial lamb: you have to include the UPC barcode from the lens box…

PS: if you accidentally mis-align your right hand while trying to touch type “Mega OIS”, you end up with …”Mega POS”.

(ENDED) Tuesday Lightning Deals: Panasonic FZ200 bundle (starts 9:50am ET), EyeFi, Princess, etc

These lighting deals expired… For future ones in the future, check the Amazon Gold Box and Camera & Photo page

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Panasonic A1 action-cam drops to $178

The recently released Panasonic A1 action camera (model HX-A1M) available in adventurous-orange or serious-black is now on sale for $178 at Amazon et al… IF you need a handful of extra accessories (including a 32GB microSD) you can get it for the same price plus $10 flat shipping by Cameta upon Amazon

Aug 23-29 Fry’s Weekly Promo codes: refurb ZS35 for $100, Lowepro 350AW for $100, etc

The promo code promotions at Fry’s for the week of August 23-29 in 2015 include the following camera and photo items:

  • refurbished Panasonic ZS35 compact-zoom with case and 16GB for $100 (model DMC-ZS35WCP; limit 1; in-store only)
  • Lowepro Protactic 350AW SLR backpack for $100 (limit 1; in-store only)
  • 4pk Tenergy single-use AA batteries for 35c (limit 10; in-store only; Sunday only!)

Panasonic GM5 w/12-32mm and 8 free accessories (32GB Lexar, Filter, Bag, extra battery, etc) for $700

The Panasonic GM5 with the 12-32mm currently goes for $700 at authorized Panasonic dealers, but if you like lots of free accessories, for the same price, Adorama has created bundles with eight free accessories (32GB Lexar SD, extra 3rd-party battery, 16GB Sandisk Vault, Slinger bag, Vivitar filter, mini-hdmi cable, cleaning kit and tiny table tripod). Optionally you can triple the warranty via a Panasonic mail-in rebate offer (the PDF is over there). This is available in the black GM7 bundle and the red GM7 bundle.

On the other hand, if the siren’s call of eight free accessories falls on deaf ears, B&H Photo offers 4% promotional rewards (= $28~) instead of free accessories.

Weekly Fry’s Deals: Panasonic ZS35 w/extras for $100, Wolverine, etc

This post covers the weekly Fry’s promo code (unique codes with subscription to their email newsletters) for the week of 8/16 until the close of business on Saturday 8/22/15. Some are good in-store only, some online only, others good both in-store and online:

+ Panasonic ZS35 compact-zoom in white with card and case for $100 (limit 1; in-store only)
+ Wolverine Super F2D 4 IN 1 Film TO Digital converter for $80 (limit 1; online only)
+ 16GB Toshiba microSD with full SD adapter for $5 (limit 2; in-store only)
+ various powerbanks on sale
+ I can’t check inventory at every store, so there’s a bit of a YMMV on available supplies
+ to get discounts, you must use personal promo code from their emails
+ offers end Saturday night 8/22/15 or earlier if sold out

Panasonic ZS50 compact-zoom with Four Extras for $400

Zoom-zoom, the Panasonic ZS50 is going for $400 at authorized dealers with a variety of freebies. At Adorama (page down to see them), you get the Basic Accessory Bundle for the same price. So the freebies are: Panasonic Travel Power Pack (extra charger and battery), Lowepro camera pouch, 16GB Toshiba SD, and Camera Cleaning Kit.

Optionally you can do the PDF paperwork and extend your warranty from one year to three years. Panasonic is running this promotion for a number of their cameras. Eligible models in the PDF. This is a mail-in rebate proper, you have to send receipts and butcher the UPC code from your camera box.

UPDATE: speaking of Adorama, their eBay store currently has the featured eBay deal, it is the new condition Dell Inspiron I3847-3851 Desktop PC offered for $350 with free shipping with a limit of five per buyer and over 800 units sold during the last 24 hours per the stats over there. Main specs: Intel i3-4160, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD, Win 8.1 (with free Win10 salvation from Win8 upgrade), Intel HD graphics, etc. The processor ranks #356 at, almost $1 PC dollar per CPU ranking spot. Yes, this is the birth of the PC Price CPU Ranking Equilibrium Metric (Copyright 2015) :-)

Panasonic AG-AF100A (m43) for $2000

The micro four thirds Panasonic AG-AF100A is currently on sale for a limited time for $2000 with free expedited shipping and free Wooden Camera WC-142000 1/4-20 Shoe Mount at B&H Photo.