(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

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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 cpubenchmark.net, 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.

Panasonic TS5 orange waterproof for $230

Summer adventures? The orange Panasonic TS5 waterproof digital camera is currently on sale for $229 with free expedited shipping at ADorama… For the speed readers out there, please note this is the TS5, not the TS6.

Panasonic CM1P with two Cotta Extras for $1000

Adorama is bundling two free extras (Cotta Hard Jacket and Cotta Lens Cover) with the Panasonic CM1P camera phone for $1000 with free shipping. The phone part is carrier unlocked. It has a Leica-branded lens, Snapdragon 801, RAW capture, 1-inch sensor, 2GB RAM, 16GB storage, microSD (up to 128GB), Android 4.4, etc.

PS: if the bands work, T-Mobile has a limited time offer that gets you 4 lines with 10GB of full speed data per line, (with data rollover for 12 months), for $120 total per month (plus taxes and other fees of course). You could use the CM1 as of the four lines and not worry about it eating up your cellular data. Also, if you don’t need more than two lines, you can turn one of the phones into a virtual mobile hotspot (you pay the same price whether you get 3 or 4 lines).

Frys B&M w/Promo Code: refurb Panasonic ZS35 with case and 16GB card for $100

The Fry’s personalized promo codes included in their weekly e-mail e-newsletter for the week of August 9-15 (2015) include the Panasonic ZS35 compact-zoom (20x optical) with camera case and 16GB SD card for $100. Thi s is their product page but remember you need the promo code from your personal e-mail to get the discount. Limit one per customer during this offer. The offer is good in-store only. You can find it somewhere in the middle of their weekly ad.

Panasonic 35-100mm f2.8 for $1150

The Panasonic 35-100mm f2.8 lens is currently going for $1150 with a free 3yr NewLeaf Spills/Drops warranty and $46 promotional rewards at Adorama.

I don’t know the authorized dealer status of Overstock, but as of the time of writing, they are offering the 35-100mm f2.8 lens for $978.

Panasonic 7-14mm f4 (m43) for $700

Adorama is offering the Panasonic 7-14mm f4 micro four thirds lens for $700 with free expedited shipping. This is marked as a “final price”. It is a new condition model with a one year Panasonic warranty.


UPDATE: the price is down to $700 at B&H Photo as well.

Panasonic TS6 Waterproof with Many Extras (including AfterShot Pro 2) for $278

Splash, into me! If Dave Matthews was doing camera instead of yogurt covers of their own songs, this may have been what they used for waterproof cameras. With that unnecessary sentence out of the way, Adorama has Panasonic TS6 waterproof bundles for $278 with free shipping and a boatload of extras: 16GB Toshiba SD card, Lowepro case, Vivitar floating strap, cleaning kit, and more important perhaps of all, the Corel Digital Organization Creativity Software Kit which includes the AfterShot Pro 2 and Paintshop Pro X7 software (along with a couple of other titles, FileCenter, OmniPage). No coupons, no rebates, just add the thing to the shopping cart and checkout.

TIP: look for the aforementioned bundles in the long list of 20 options there. This offer is currently available in black or orange or blue or cameo (camouflage).

For the TL;DR crowd, the aforementioned bundles look like this in the search results (note the tiny little software boxes in the annotated screenshot below):


6pk of 4-cell Panasonic AA battery cases for $10

IF you like to organize your AA batteries in cases and in groups of four, you can get six 4-slot Panasonic Eneloop clear (transparent) battery cases for $10 total. With this, you can store 24 AA or 30 AAA (each case holds 4 AA or 5 AAA batteries). Limit 30 six-packs per customer. These average 4.6/5 on 80+ customer reviews.

NOTE: all the prices mentioned in this post are of the time of writing. IF you are reading it in the future, prices will likely be different

If you prefer brighter colors, this orange 6pk of 4-slot cases goes for $9, and it is shipped from an Amazon Warehouse, so free 2-day shipping for Prime members, even if you buy one 6pk. This has Charge Reminder markings on the actual case so it can help you organize charged vs depleted. Averages 4.3/5 based on 300+ customer reviews.

On the other hand, if you prefer the clear color, but don’t want the Panasonic logo on it, you can pay even less, a BlueCell 6-pack of 4-slot cases goes for $5.60 total with a limit of 30, and this too ships from an Amazon Warehouse. Averages 4.5/5 based on 50+ customer reviews.

If you prefer a luminous glow to your battery cases (we do not judge!), you can get a 4pk of 4-slot cases for $6.60, Bluecell brand, shipped from an Amazon Warehouse as well. There’s also a Luminous 9pk of 4-slot cases for $7.94 shipping from Amazon Warehouse.

UPDATE: shipping from an Amazon warehoue, this 9pk of 4-slot cases goes for $7.80. (this link is filtering for Prime shipping only – unclick Prime over there to show the other shipping options (all of them from China as of the time of writing).

Shipping from Asia/China
On the other hand, if you are not in a hurry to receive them, and want to pay a much lower price, and don’t object to buying from China, there are some shipping from China options as follows:

+ these ship from China
+ 9pk of 4-cell cases for $3.46 with free shipping (you receive nine cases, each case holds four batteries)
+ 5pk of 4-cell cases for $2.64 with free shipping
+ these ship from China

Many more options
There are many more options over there, you could literally spend hours going through all the various options and color choices and such. Caution: it can be addictive :)

TIP: different color of cases is one way to separate the charged from the depleted.

Panasonic GH3 body only for $600

The Panasonic GH3 body only is currently offered in new condition for $600 with free shipping with a limit of ten per customer at B&H Photo as one of the headliners of their Featured Deals page.

(ENDED) Panasonic MIC150 XLR On-Camera Shotgun Microphone for $120

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Panasonic AG-AF100A (m43 video camera) for $2000

The Panasonic AG-AF100A micro four thirds video camera is now on sale for $2000 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo.

Panasonic TS30 waterproof with case, 16GB card and cleaning for $128

On the “summer camera” front, the colorful Panasonic TS30 waterproof point and shoots are now on sale for $128 with free expedited shipping at Adorama with a free Lowepro camera pouch, 16GB memory card and cleaning kit. This is available in red or blue or back. Page down over there to find the color and bundle of interest. Offer ends by 8/8/15 or earlier if sold-out/etc…

Pre-order new Panasonic GX8 (m43) and FZ300 (f2.8 superzoom)

Panasonic smartly waited after the PrimeDay HypeDay to introduce two new digital cameras. First up, the new GX8 is a new 20mp micro four thirds camera, available in black or silver body only kits, with a pre-order price of $1200 at Amazon and Adorama and B&H Photo.

Next up, on the zoom-zoom front, the new Panasonic FZ300 has a constant f2.8 superzoom lens (25-600mm with Leica’s e-blessings), along with a 12mp 1/2.3″ sensor, OIS, and of course the buzzword du jour, 4K. The pre-order price is $600 and available at Amazonia and Adorama and B&H Photo.

You can find these, and other non-boring gear at the Cameras and Lenses 2015 tracking page. Swimsuit edition not available 😉

(ENDED) Panasonic FZ200 with 64GB SD and CaseLogic for $318

I am not sure what happened to this one, it was supposed to end at 2:50pm ET, but with under 30% claimed shown in the Gold Box widget as of 12:04pm ET, it is shown as “Deal Over”. Chaos and disorder :)

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Panasonic GH4 with Interface Unit and Extras and $80 rewards for $2000

The Panasonic GH4 body only with the Interface Unit is currently going for $2000 at Adorama where you also get 4% promotional rewards (= $80~), along with three free accessories: extra Panasonic battery, 32GB Panasonic Gold SDHC and 16GB Sandisk Memory Vault thing.

Speaking of video-priority cameras, the Canon EOS C100 Cinema body only is down to $3500 at B&H Photo. Please note this is not returnable!

Panasonic TS6 waterproof with $30 GC for $278

The waterproof Panasonic TS6, available in four different color options, is on sale for $278 with free shipping at Adorama which, for a limited time, is included a $30 Adorama gift certificate with the order. No coupon/rebate, the $30 GC will be automatically included while this promotion is running.

Panasonic 45-150mm f4-5.6 MegaOIS (silver) for $150

If you like or do not object to silver lenses, the Panasonic 45-150mm f4-5.6 MegaOIS in the silver color scheme is currently on sale for $150 with free expedited shipping with a limit of ten per customer at B&H Photo.

Panasonic FZ200 (f2.8 superzoom) down to $400

Zoom-zoom super-zoom fans! The Panasonic FZ200 (25-600mm eq f2.8 constant aperture) has now zoomed down to $400 with free shipping at Adorama.

Now shipping: Panasonic G7 with free Audio-Technica AT8024 mic at $800 (w/14-42) or $1100 (w/14-140)

If you are interested in the Panasonic G7 kits and also want a camera-mount microphone, the Panasonic G7 kits (G7 w/14-42 for $800 or G7 w/14-140 for $1100) are in-stock at Adorama with the orders including a bonus free Audio-Technica AT8024 camera-mount microphone automatically included by Adorama. If you don’t need the AT mic, you can always trade it, gift it, eBay it, etc.

Now shipping: Panasonic G7 kits starting at $800

The new Panasonic G7 m43rds camera kits are now in-stock at B&H Photo with the G7 w/14-42 going for $800 and the G7 w/14-140 going for $1100.

Panasonic GH3 body with three extras and 4% rewards for $700

If you only want the Panasonic GH3 body only kit, it is currently a closeout special at Adorama bundled with three free items: extra Panasonic battery, 32GB Panasonic Gold SDHC, and 16GB Sandisk Memory Vault with Chronolock. You also earn 4% promotional rewards (= $28).

The same price and rewards but without the three freebies is available at B&H Photo where the brand new Benro GH3 Aluminum Gimbal Head is in-stock and ready to ship for $425.

Panasonic GH3 with 14/2.5 II and 14-140/3.5-5.6 POIS for $1200

If you need all three items, B&H Photo is bundling the Panasonic GH3 with the 14mm f2.5 II lens and the 14-140mm f3.5-5.6 ASPH. POWER OIS lens (black), all together for $1200 with free expedited shipping.