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.
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).
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.
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):
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.
This offer expired…
The Panasonic AG-AF100A micro four thirds video camera is now on sale for $2000 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo.
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…
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 😉
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
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
Adorama is bundling a $50 Adorama gift certificate, along with 4% promotional rewards ($22~) with the standard Panasonic GX7 with 14-42mm kits for $550 in either silver GX7 kit or black GX7 kit. The certificate will be included automatically by Adorama while this promotion is running. The countdown clock over there suggests it ends around 6/13/15 at noon ET.
The intersection of cameras and smartphones has a new resident, the North American edition of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1P camera and smartphone device. It is available carrier unlocked (GSM, no contract) with a 1-inch MOS sensor, 28mm f2.8 Leica DC Elmarit lens, Android 4.4, Snapdragon 801, 2GB RAM, 16GB storage, 1920 x 1080, microSDXC, a mid-June release estimate and a $1000 pre-order price, available through B&H Photo and Adorama.
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.