The Panasonic AG-AF100A M43rds digital cinema camera is bundled in a Starter Kit with the Panasonic 14-140mm f3.5-5.6 POWER O.I.S. Lens along with an extra Panasonic VW-VBG6 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack and two 32GB Transcend SDHC cards and a video-camera bag, all together for $1995 with free shipping at B&H Photo.
Micro Four Thirds video-priority action now, with the Panasonic AG-AF100A Starter Kit with the Panasonic 14-140mm f3.5-5.6 POWER OIS Lens along with an extra 3rd-party battery and two 32GB Transcend SDHC cards and a Pearstone camera bag, all together for $2495 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo.
Not done yet! Panasonic has a new M43rds lens, the Panasonic G 12-60mm f3.5-5.6 Power OIS, available for pre-order for $500 at B&H Photo with a May 2016 release estimate… This has been added to the ever-growing List of 2016 Cameras and Lenses… You can quickly browse through the most recent items using the Pre-Orders Category here…
For a limited time (good until 2/20/16 at 11:59pm ET), B&H Photo is bundling a $100 B&H Photo Gift Card with the purchase of the Panasonic G7 with 14-42mm kit for $600 total. The gift card will be automatically included by B&H while this promotion is running.
If on the other hand you want/need (or don’t mind trading/selling) an Audio-Technica AT8024 camera-mount mic (goes for $250 on its own) you can get the G7 with 14-42mm and said microphone for $600 at Adorama in either the black G7 or the silver-black G7. You also earn 4% promotional rewards (around $24).
Optionally you can triple the original warranty by submitting a mail-in rebate to Panasonic. The PDF file with the details is available at the aforelinked pages.
Needless to say, there are many camera and kit options for M43rds shooters, it can be an interesting/frustrating experience trying to figure out which one to get. That’s why the internet is full of gurus and self-appointed authorities telling you what you need to buy 🙂
The 1-inch Panasonic CM1 Android cameraphone with a 28mm f2.8 Leica-branded lens is now down to $429 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo. This is not their daily deal, it is a separate sale… You can optionally triple the original warranty via a mail-in rebate from Panasonic (the PDF can be found at the product page over there)…
If of all the M43rds cameras past, present and future it is the Panasonic GM5 the one you want, the GM5 with 12-32mm is a closeout special at Adorama for $440 with free shipping and $17.60 promotional rewards in the black color scheme or the red color scheme. Offer ends 2/29/16, or earlier if sold out.
The promo code offers for Fry’s e-newsletter e-subscribers (free to e-join) for Monday 2/8/16 includes:
+ 20pk 4×6 inch ColorWay (brand name) 68lb high-glossy photo-paper for $0.99 total (limit 5)
+ refurbished Panasonic ZS35 20x optical travel-zoom for $100
+ 50-inch Vivitar VIV-VPT-1250 tripod for $5
+ various tech items as usual
+ offers mentioned in this blog-post are good in-store and online, with a limit of one per item per customer unless otherwise indicated in the block above; this style makes posts more readable since most items follow this pattern
If you are interested in the Panasonic GH4, there is a hot new deal at Adorama. You pay the standard authorized dealer price of $1300 and receive the GH4 kit along with a $300 Adorama Gift Certificate and a 32GB Transcend SDHC memory card!
This is one of their many Panasonic Cameras and Lenses specials good until 2/20/16 or earlier if sold out.
In a parallel f2.8 promotion, Adorama is bundling the Panasonic 12-35mm f2.8 OIS lens with a $100 Adorama Gift certificate for the authorized dealer price of $800 with free expedited shipping… This is one of their many Adorama Panasonic specials (page further down over there to see the Gift Certificate Bundles)…
More temptations for Micro Four Thirds photographers in the Adorama Panasonic specials (page further down over there to see the Gift Certificate Bundles). The Panasonic 35-100mm f2.8 OIS lens is bundled with a $150 Adorama Gift Certificate for the authorized dealer price of $900. The $150 Gift Certificate can be used on future Adorama purchases. Optionally you can triple the warranty via a Panasonic mail-in rebate (the PDF with the details can be found on the product page over there). The sale ends 2/20/16.
Valentine’s Day means, among many other things, a resurgence in pink cameras. Which brings us to the pink-silver Panasonic GF7 with 12-32mm in new condition with Panasonic USA warranty for $389 with free shipping by Cameta on Amazon (if you have Amazon Gift Cards to spend) or by Cameta directly… Or if you need a variety of basic accessories, they have a $400 bundle with 11 different freebies (37mm filter, extra battery, 32GB SDHC, 50″ tripod, cables, cleaning kits, etc)…
The silver color scheme of the Panasonic G7 with the 14-42mm lens is bundled with the Audio-Technica AT8024 Stereo/Mono Camera-Mount Microphone and 4% promotional rewards (around $24) for $598 with free expedited shipping at Adorama. The Audio Technica mic on its own goes for around $250, so if you don’t need it, you can always gift it or trade it or sell it… Optionally you can purchase this kit with other Panasonic M43rds lenses for a combined purchase discount. Expand the yellow “Special Offer” area to see all the options… Offer ends 2/20/16 or earlier if sold out…
If you need the Panasonic 20mm f1.7 II pancake and you are also curious about Corel’s software packages but don’t want to risk any money on Corel, Adorama comes to the rescue, you can get the 20mm f1.7 II for $268 with the Corel software bundle (Aftershot Pro 2, Paintshop Pro X7, etc), along with a slinger soft lens case, a 46mm digital essentials filter kit (three of them), a lens wrap and a cleaning kit. This offer is available for either the black 20/1.7 II and the silver 20/1.7 II.
The good old black Panasonic LX7 compact with RAW (1/1.x” sensor) is now on sale for $248 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo. This has been around for a while, so you should be able to find plenty of reviews and samples and comparisons and such.
This daily deal sold out before its 24 hours expired…
The Woot Sellout Daily Deal good until 1am ET on Tuesday (or earlier if sold out) is the refurbished Panasonic ZS40S (silver color scheme) travel-zoom, offered for $140 plus $5 flat shipping, with a limit of three cameras per customer and a 90 day Woot warranty.
Continuing on, the Olympus M.Zuiko 40-150mm f4-5.6 R micro-four-thirds lens is going for $99 with free shipping, in new condition, in either black or silver at Adorama (with $5~ promotional rewards) and B&H Photo (with $4~ promotional rewards) and Amazon itself.
Speaking of M43rds, also continuing is the Panasonic 20mm f1.7 II lens with a $25 Gift Card going for $268 or you can substitute the $25 Gift Card with a boatload of free accessories. See our earlier detailed post for more details.
You can even get superzooms under $100, in new condition, and from authorized dealers these days. Case in point, the slim-zoom 12x optical zoom with OIS black Panasonic ZS10 is on sale for $69 with free shipping at B&H Photo.
In a camera world full of 1/2.3″ fixed lens camera models, RAW can be a difference maker, assuming one understands that there’s only so much one can squeeze out of a 1/2.x” sensor and superzoom lens. Which brings us to the new brand new Panasonic ZS60 with a 1/2.3″ sensor and RAW and 30x optical zoom lens available in silver or black (but sadly no Raiders edition – maybe if they move to Los Angeles?) for pre-order for $450 at Amazon itself and Adorama and B&H Photo… This too has been added to the New Cameras of 2016 reference page…
If you like the combination of a 10x zoom lens and a 1-inch sensor, Panasonic is giving you 700 reasons to consider it. The new Panasonic ZS100 has a 10x optical zoom lens (Leica branded as usual) with a 1″ MOS sensor and RAW as well. It is available for pre-order for $700 in either black or silver color options at B&H Photo and Adorama and Amazon itself.
Zoom-zoom! Power to the zooms! Panasonic has revealed a brand new 100-400mm f4-6.3 PowerOIS Micro Four Thirds lens, available for pre-order for $1800 at Adorama and B&H Photo and Amazon by Amazon itself.
This new lens has been added to the New Cameras of 2016 page. It is almost empty because it just got started for 2016. If you are looking for previous releases, check the New Cameras & Lenses of 2015 page…
Micro Four Thirds photographers, prime your wallets! The Panasonic 20mm f1.7 II lens is goes for $268 with free shipping but that’s not all. Adorama is also including a $25 Adorama gift certificate to be used on future purchases. The promotion is good for the black 20/1.7 II and the silver 20/1.7 II.
On the other hand, if you like extra accessories and want to try out the Corel software without risking your own money, you can also get the 20mm f1.7 II for $268 with the Corel software bundle (Aftershot Pro 2, Paintshop Pro X7, etc), along with a slinger soft lens case, a 46mm digital essentials filter kit (three of them), a lens wrap and a cleaning kit. So you are trading it off a $25 gift certificate for all these extra accessories. This offer too is available forblack 20/1.7 II and the silver 20/1.7 II.
If the above freebies do not entice you, you can instead get them for the same price but with 4% promotional rewards instead ($10.75~) at B&H Photo.
As of a 4:50pm ET recheck, this sold out…
The Woot Electronics deal of the day, good until 1am ET on Tuesday, is the refurbished Panasonic ZS40 travel-zoom offered for $140 plus $5 flat shipping. Limit 3 per customer. The listing says it comes with a 90 day Woot warranty.
This longer than usual lightning deal expired…
In a more longer-running lightning deal, Amazon is offering the blue Panasonic TS30A elementproof P&S digital camera for $80 with free shipping with a limit of one per customer. The offer ends by 9:20pm ET on Saturday or earlier if sold out… I didn’t check the Gold Box schedule last night, so I don’t know if this was pre-planned or one of the “surprise” lightning deals that just appear when they go live…
There are many compacts with RAW these days with sensors larger than 1/1.7″, but if of all the RAWsumers it is the new condition black Panasonic LX7 the one you want, it is on sale for $248 with free shipping at B&H Photo. Free next day delivery for a limited time only. Free shipping on-going.
The Panasonic G7 with the 14-42mm lens is bundled with a $150 B&H Photo Gift Card, together for $600 with free next day delivery at B&H Photo in either black or silver G7 color schemes. You also get a free ON1 Effects 10 download and optionally you can triple the original warranty via mail-in rebate… On the other hand, if you happen to want an Audio-Technica AT8024 microphone (instead of the $150 Gift Card), you can get that instead for the same price at Adorama…
The Panasonic LX100 compact with RAW is bundled with a $200 Adorama Gift Certificate, all together for $700 with free shipping at Adorama. Offer ends by 12/27/15… Optionally you can triple the original Panasonic warranty via mail-in rebate…
Free NEXT DAY shipping on select Canon, Nikon, Sony, Panasonic, Olympus, Fuji, Zeiss, Hasselblad products
Breaking shipping news alert! B&H Photo has just launched their FREE NEXT DAY SHIPPING promotion for the holidays. Over 2000 products are eligible for this promotion. You can filter them over there by product category (first set of buttons) or by manufacturer (second set of numerous buttons). Included in the promotion are 160+ Canon items, 150+ Nikon items, 80+ Sony items, 40+ Panasonic items, 20+ Zeiss items. The other camera manufacturers are not participating.
UPDATE: Fuji and Olympus and Hasselblad are also participating but they don’t have brand-name box. You can click “Photography” on the first set of boxes, and filter on the left hand by manufacturer by selecting “Fujifilm” or “Olympus” or “Hasselblad”.
Other photo-related brands part of the FREE NEXT DAY SHIPPING promotion include Tamrac, Spider, Lowepro, Impossible, Westcott, Drobo, Fotodiox, DJI, Flir, iKan, DXO, Wolverine, Impact, Vello, Oben, Ruggard, etc.
The Panasonic GX8 body only kit is bundled with a $100 B&H Photo Gift Card along with a ON1 Effects 10 software download for $1000 with free shipping at B&H Photo. You can optionally triple the original warranty from Panasonic via mail-in rebate… Alternately, if you don’t need/want the On1 software, you can get it with the same price and $100 gift card but $40~ promotional rewards instead at Adorama… Alternately at Adorama, (page down the listings over there), you can forgo the gift card and promotional rewards and instead get a free Audio-Technica AT8024 Microphone ($250 on its own)…
It looks like the Panasonic compact-zooms are on a discounting cycle, the black DMC-SZ10 (12x optical) is now on sale for $70 with free shipping at B&H Photo. Offer ends by 12/15/15 at 11:59pm ET… A silver lining in the smartphone-cameraphone onslaught is that it made a lot of digital cameras more affordable…
Zoom-zoom micro four thirds fans! The Panasonic 14-140mm f3.5-5.6 Power OIS lens is bundled with a $100 Adorama Gift Card for $600 total with free shipping at Adorama. This is a limited time offer.
The Panasonic ZS50 compact-zoom is bundled with a $50 Adorama gift certificate, all together going for $250 with free shipping at Adorama. Only the black ZS50 gets this promotion.
The Panasonic ZS45 compact-zoom appears to be making its farewell tour in new condition at authorized Panasonic dealers. At Adorama the black model goes for $150 and it is marked as both a Closeout and Low Stock… At B&H the black model is gone for good, while the white goes for $150 as well…
Speaking of this series of cameras, among the weekly Fry’s Promo Code offers for Dec 13-19 (2015) you can get the refurbished PanasonicZS40 for $200, available in-store or online with a limit of one per customer.
The good old Panasonic GH3 body only is currently going for $500 with free shipping, in new condition, at B&H Photo with a digital download of ON1 Effects 10. Optionally you can triple the original warranty from Panasonic with a mail-in rebate.
The Panasonic GH4 body only is down to $1300 at authorized Panasonic dealers but that’s not all! At B&H Photo you also get a $150 B&H Photo Gift Card automatically included along with 4% promotional rewards ($52~) and a digital download of ON1 Effects 10. Optionally you can triple the original warranty from Panasonic with a mail-in rebate.
Meanwhile, the theme of the latest B&H Days of Deals group sale is a Smartphone Sale featuring various phones and accessories, including the Panasonic CM1 Android-Camera with 1″ sensor for $450, the Nexus 5X bundled with a $20 B&H Gift Card Card for $330 (16GB) or $380 (32GB), along with models from Samsung (eg 32GB Galaxy S6 for $480), ASUS, LG, Sony, Blu, ZTE, Alcatel and Huawei. The sale also includes accessories such as olloClip add-on lens bundles and cameraphone-holders.
The Fry’s promo codes (from their email newsletters) for Thursday 12/10/15 include the return of the manufacturer refurbished Panasonic ZS35 compact-zoom with a card and case for $100. The offer is limit one and will be available at their stores and their website. It goes live at some point on Thursday (obviously after you receive your Thursday promo codes email).
The Panasonic GH4 body only currently goes for $1500 at authorized dealers. They can’t discount, but they can offer more freebies with it. At the moment, B&H Photo includes a $200 B&H Photo Gift Card with it, along with 4% promotional rewards, which is a decent amount, because, according to my abacus, 4% of $1500 = $60 in promotional rewards. So you have $260~ to spend in future B&H purchases… The freebies do not end there, you also get a free digital download of the ON1 Effects 10 software, and if you don’t hate mail-in rebates with an unparalleled passion, you can triple the original warranty from Panasonic via mail-in rebate.