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.
The Panasonic LX100 is currently down to $803 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon itself with a limit of two per customer. This still has the flagship rawsumer premium in its price – it started at $900.
New Year, New Cameras! Panasonic has a new M43rds camera, the GF7 with the 12-32mm lens is a 16mp camera with a price of $600, in black or pink color schemes, available for pre-orders at B&H Photo and Adorama and Amazon with a February-ish release estimate… We are keeping track of only the interesting new cameras of 2015 in this tracking post.
The orange Panasonic TS5 elementproof P&S digital camera is currently on sale for $200 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon herself. Limit two per customer. Only the Vitamin C color is on sale.
If of all the Panasonic superzooms it is the ZS40 the one you want, you can get it for $350 with a bonus $50 house gift card at Adorama (with bonus 32GB Lexar 400x SDHC) and B&H Photo (bonus 4% promotional rewards). The offer is good in either black or silver. If you buy at Adorama, you get a $50 Adorama gift certificate. If you buy at B&H, you get a $50 B&H gift card.
The Panasonic LF1 is no longer available/orderable at Adorama, but if you still want this out of the many and more compacts with RAW (see Fixed Lens Camera Chart for the big picture), the black LF1 is in-stock and ready to ship for $230 at B&H Photo, while it is in the nebulous “temporarily out of stock” state from Amazon itself.
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.
As of a 12/29/14 recheck, the price is back to $6500…
As of a 12/29/14 at 2:12am ET recheck, the silver Panasonic GM1 with 14-42mm has gone “temporarily out of stock” as well at Amazon by Amazon itself with a limit of two per customer. This is not part of the lightning deals, so the price is market driven.