Refurbished Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 (GC200; 21x optical; Android) for $295

To the galaxy of eBay Deals we return, where the legendary Legend Micro store (I can’t help all these bad puns) is offering the manufacturer refurbished Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 (GC200) Android camera with 21x optical zoom for $295 with free shipping and a 90 day warranty.

(ENDED) LG Google Nexus 5X Unlocked for $230

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Pre-order LG G5 Unlocked VR Bundle (LG G5, 360 Camera, 360 VR Headset) for $750

And now we have a mini VR camera theme from B&H Photo, starting with the LG G5 VR Bundle offered for $750 with free shipping in either the Silver or Titan color schemes. This gets you the LG G5 smartphone (carrier unlocked, GSM, CDMA depends, no contract) along with the LG 360 CAM Spherical Camera and the LG 360 VR Smartphone Headset. Shipping estimate is early May 2016.

(ENDED) Wedn: Sony Xperia Z3 D6603 16GB Smartphone for $250 (Unlocked, No Contract, GSM)

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Pre-order new Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge

Since we are in the pre-order spirit, here’s the new flagship duo of the Samsung line-up, the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, now with bigger pixels, fewer megapixels, wider aperture, the return of the microSD card, IPX 68 water resistant, and more advanced auto focusing. It is now available for pre-order:

+ T-Mobile offers include 1-year of Netflix

+ Verizon Wireless offers

+ Sprint offers with various transfer offers and “Buy One Get One Half Off”

+ AT&T Offers include a cross-promotion for Direct TV customers for unlimited data

+ Samsung is running a pre-order promotion when you buy from authorized dealers (such as the above) that gets you a VR kit and in-game currency.
+ summary of the terms and conditions

If you prefer unlocked with no contract, there are no prices or pre-order options yet but the new phones have product pages ready at B&H Photo which is always a good sign.

Amazon doesn’t have the phones yet, but there have dozens upon dozens of S7 and S7 Edge phone cases available.

As usual, if you are buying through a carrier with a contract or an installment plan or frequent-upgrade plans, be sure to check the terms and conditions and restrictions and fees and such.

Panasonic CM1 Android RAWsumer drops to $429

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)…

Refurbished Samsung Galaxy 2 Android Compact-Zoom (21x) for $179

eBay is running a curated refurbished Camera Sale (55 options) and among the offers there is the manufacturer refurbished with a 90 day warranty Samsung Galaxy 2 Android Camera, model EK-GC200ZWAXAR, with a 21x optical zoom, offered for $179 with free shipping, with a limit of five per customer by eBay seller “Northwest Outdoor” (98.8%).

PS: if you want to research it, you may want to google a combination of its name and model number, because Galaxy is mostly associated with their blockbuster smartphones.

In-stock nao: ASUS ZenFone Zoom (3x optical) for $400

Late start today, a double fifteen yard penalty! We start smartphone-zooming, the new ASUS Zenfone with its 3x near-flat optical zoom lens is now in-stock and ready to ship, unlocked without contract requirements, for $400 with free shipping at B&H Photo. This has 4GB RAM, 64GB storage, microSDXC, Atom Z3580, 5.5″ 1080p Gorilla 4 touchscreen, 4-11mm f/2.7-4.8 lens (28-84mm eq), manual control, Android 5.x, etc.

20% back in Plenti Rewards on $25 Google Play GiftCard

If you are part of the Google Play Android ecosystem and you want to stock up on Android camera and photo apps or in-app purchases, and if you are participating in the Plenti Rewards program, good until February 7 (2016) you earn 20% back in Plenti Rewards when you purchase a $25 Google Play Gift Card at Rite Aid brick and mortar stores. The offer is limit two during the week. You can use them on anything at Google Play, not just camera/photo. These rarely get discounted, so it’s a good opportunity… NOTE: you can’t use these to buy hardware or recurring subscriptions.

Google LG Nexus 5X with $20 Gift Card for $300 (16GB) or $350 (32GB)

To the eBay Deals we go, where BuyDig’s eBay store is offering a nice deal for fans of Android purity who want to have the latest version (Android 6.0) with the new permissions system, and compatibility with the Google-Fi hybrid cellular-wifi service that refunds you any unused data. They include a $20 VISA gift card with either the 16GB Nexus 5X ($300; two color options) or the 32GB Nexus 5X ($350; one color option). No contracts!

This is a good way to use and test the latest versions of a variety of camera and photography Android apps but restrict them when they get too grabby with their permissions and data hoarding. Having said that, keep in mind that the new Permissions system is not perfect and it only gives us partial control. There is a very good write-up on it at the Ars Technica review.

Pre-order ASUS ZenFone Zoom (3x optical) for $400

Optical zoom lenses have had a hard time breaking out in non-superzoom camera-phones, but ASUS is trying their hand at it with the new ASUS ZenFone, and this creature, unlocked with 64GB on-board storage and a 3x flat-ish optical zoom lens (4-11mm f/2.7-4.8) is now available for pre-order for $400 at B&H Photo. This is model ZX551ML-23-4G64G-BK, with Android 5.x, a generous 4GB RAM, Intel Atom Ant Z3580 processor, 5.5-inch iPS Gorilla Glass 4 1920 x 1080 screen, microSD slot, and things like that. This looks like an actual phone, unlike the various Samsung superzoom Android phones that look more like travel-zoom digital cameras than phones.

B&H Android Sale: Panasonic CM1 for $450, Nexus 5x with $20 GC for $330, and more

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.

Lightroom now FREE on Google Play (no sign-up, no subscription)

Adobe was rather late to the mobile photography app party, so now they have to be more aggressive to recapture lost ground. Which perhaps explains their latest move, Lightroom is now free for all to use on Google Play. You don’t need an Adobe ID, you don’t need a subscription. Just install it on your device and start using it locally.

I played with it for a few minutes. On an 8-inch Android tablet, the screen feels rather small for the UI, readability is not ideal, and in general it has more of a downsized desktop app feel to it. But it’s free and it works! It will probably feel a lot better on 10+ inch tablets. Perhaps a new excuse for photographers to buy the new Google Pixel C Android 2-in-1 creature? Or that 18-inch Samsung Galaxy Viewstrocity?

If you want to sync with your desktop, then an Adobe ID and subscription is needed. They are not giving everything away 🙂

(ENDED) Nexus 5X with $25 Gift Card for $300

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Panasonic CM1 for $500 [was $380] {updated}

The $380 limited time offer on the Panasonic CM1 Android Camera-SmartPhone expired on Thursday at 11:59pm ET, but as of Friday at 12:02am ET, the price did not skyrocket, it is currently going for $500 with free shipping at B&H Photo… For many more new specials, check their latest Black Friday specials

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Panasonic CM1 1-inch Android Camera for $500

The Panasonic CM1 Android digital camera with its 1-inch sensor is now down to $500 with free shipping at Adorama directly and by Adorama thru Amazon. This is a proper carrier unlocked GSM phone as well.

Free Premium Apps: Photo Lab Pro by VicmanLLC and more

The Amazon Android/FireOS app-store is having a Halloween Free Apps promotion. A total of 29 premium apps are participating, and you can get as many of them as you want for free, including photography-app PhotoLab Pro by Vicman LLC. Other famous apps included are AVG AntiVirus Pro, Splashtop Remote Desktop, and lots of games.

These are Amazon’s regular apps, not the “Underground apps” that are free but your data usage is the price you pay for the free-ness. Offer ends 10/31/15.

New-Other Samsung Galaxy EK-GC120 (Android, 21x superzoom, Verizon, No Contract) for $105

To the eBay Deals we return, where we find the Samsung Galaxy Camera EK-GC120 superzoom (21x, blue color scheme) in New-Other Condition on sale for $105 with free shipping by eBay seller “Guarantee Cellular” (98.4%) with 220+ units sold so far.

This is an Android camera with a SIM slot for cellular coverage. But no contract, you don’t even have to use the cellular part if you don’t want to. The product details there say “GC120 Verizon” which suggests this is the Verizon version. The listed model number is EK-GC120BKAVZW.

The condition is described as “New Other” with this blurb:

“The device is in new condition in original retail box with everything included (not sealed). Clean ESN”

2TB WD My Passport Ultra USB 3.0 External Hard Drive for $70 (limit 5)

And now something to put all pictures, more storage options at the eBay Deals. This time it is Adorama’s very own eBay store offering the new condition 2TB WD My Passport Ultra USB 3.0 External Hard Drive for $70 with free shipping, in the black color scheme, with a limit of five per customer.

Speaking of eBay, if you want to be among the first to get the official Android 6.0 release, and your current Nexus device (Nexus 10 or 7 (first gen) or 4 or earlier) will not get the official 6.0, and you are looking to get a device that will get that, the new condition factory unlocked Nexus 6 by Motorola in the blue color scheme is on sale for $300 with free shipping and a one year warranty by MobilePros1 (97.9%) on eBay. Limit five per customer. Over 3500 units sold so far from this listing. (the Nexus 5 will also get Android 6.0 but it will probably be its last official major release, while the Nexus 6 will likely get two more official major releases – this is based on previous patterns, by no means guaranteed).

(ENDED) Wedn: Samsung NX with 18-55 for $550 [Android]

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Crazy deal on seller-refurbished unlocked HTC One M8 for $165

The latest Trending eBay Deals have a crazy low price on the 2014 HTC flagship smartphone/cameraphone, the One M8, with a microSD card, so you can many and more pictures without worrying about filling up the on-board storage.

NOTE: this is seller-refurbished, so they have a higher risk than manufacturer refurbished, so if you are risk-averse or a bit of a perfectionist, you may want to avoid them or at least approach with caution.

It is the seller refurbished 32GB HTC One M8 (6525), the Verizon model with its GSM part unlocked for use with any GSM provider. Check the bands and frequencies to make sure it works on your carriers of choice if planning to use it for cellular. Limit five per buyer. Over 4000 units sold so far. Only the gray color scheme remains. The other colors sold out. The M8 is one of the devices scheduled to get upgraded to Android 6.0.

They also have a couple of seller-refurbished Galaxy models, the S4 for $100 and the S5 for $180, at the Trending eBay Deals. No more microSD card with the new Galaxy S6 and its contemporaries.

(ENDED) Photo Studio Pro by KVADGroup (Google Play) for $2

This limited time sale ended. It is back to $4 as of 10/6/15… The Photo Studio Pro all in one Android photography app by KVADGroup is now on sale for $2 at Google Play. Requires Android 2.3.3 or later. It averages 4.6 out of 5 with 21K+ ratings… If you want to get a feel for it, they have a free non-Pro version.

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:

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Refurbished Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 (ECG200, 21x, Android) w/6mo warranty for $215

If your interests intersect at Android and Compact Superzooms, you can get the certified refurbished Samsung Galaxy Camera 2, model ECG200, with a 21x optical zoom lens and a six month Samsung warranty for $215 with free shipping and free returns from Groupon Goods.

In new condition, this goes for $350 at B&H Photo and Amazon itself.

In-stock again: 32GB Motorola Nexus 6 for $350 (unlocked, no contract)

If you don’t want to wait for the Google New Nexus event in late September, the 32GB Nexus 6 is back in-stock for $350 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon itself with a limit of three per customer. No contract, no carrier restrictions, this is Pure Nexus Android. The only phone so far (as far as I recall) eligible for Google’s Project Fi phone service.

Speaking of pure Android, the Nexus 9 tablet was on sale for $239~ (16GB) or $287~ (32GB) directly from HTC but as of the time of writing, all four combinations (two colors each) are out of stock.

Not out of stock at the HTC website is their RE action camera going for $100, available in four colors.

Speaking of HTC, you can get their flagship M9 phone for $487 with a $100 Google Play credit included. This is available as Unlocked, or as a Developer model, or in one of the four carrier various (Red, Blue, Yellow, Magenta networks). Each phone is available in different colors as well. Of photographer interest, it has a microSD slot, so you can take more pictures without having to micromanage limited on-board storage.

TIP: on the HTC website, you have to select all the options (storage, colors, etc) before they show the price and stock status.

In-stock again: 64GB Nexus 6 (unlocked) for $400

If you are a fan of Pure Nexus Android and don’t want to wait to see what Google will reveal on September 29 (rumored two new LG and Huawei Nexus phones), the 64GB version of the unlocked no-contract Nexus 6, in either color, is back in-stock at Amazon by Amazon herself with a limit of three per color per customer. This is the first phone eligible for Google’s meta-MVNO Project Fi phone plan that refunds you unused data on a monthly basis.

Nexus 6 for $350 (32GB) or $400 (64GB) – Unlocked, GSM, No Contract, Project Fi eligible

Fire up your laptops and tablets and desktops! The Apple Extravaganza announcement starts at 1pm Eastern today, Wednesday 9/9/15. Expected is a 13-inch iPad Pro with maybe a pressure-sensitive screen which could be welcome news for digital creatives.

If you are not of the Apple persuasion, there’s a Pure Android sale for you. The 6-inch Motorola Nexus 6, Unlocked, No Contract, Pure Nexus-Android, with USA warranty is on sale for $350 in the 32GB version and $400 in the 64GB version. Limit three of each per customer. It ships in 9-11 days. The 6-inch AMOLED 2560 x 1440 screen is a fun way to showcase pictures to the average consumer. It is currently the only phone eligible for Google’s Project Fi service. Keep in mind, Google is planning to reveal new Nexus phones at the end of the month.

Ten premium Photography Apps FREE (with free in-app purchases) as part of the new Amazon Underground

The Amazon free premium Android-y app of the day is DEAD. But it has a more user-friendly replacement. It is called the Amazon Underground. Hundreds of premium (normally for pay) Android apps are available for you to download and use for FREE. In-app purchases are free too. No ads. Amazon will pay the developers for use of the apps using the experimental scheme they launched with Kindle Unlimited earlier in the year. You must get the Underground version of the app, not the regular one. Amazon estimates a value of over $10,000 if you get them all.

Of those Underground apps, there are ten under Photography at the moment, including PhotoSuitePro 4, Perfectly Clear, pFolio, FlickFolio, etc. The Underground apps have a distinctive logo in their thumbnail as you can see below:

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(OUT OF STOCK) One Year of Prime + 32GB Fire Phone (Unlocked GSM) for $130 [limit 5; Prime years are STACKABLE]

UPDATE 8/27/15 at 12:03am ET: As of this update, the Fire Phone (32GB, GSM, Unlocked, No Contract) is out of stock and cannot be ordered. I don’t know if it will return, they don’t have the usual “email me” link… You can use this link to check for updates, but I will also monitor the situation… Previous updates from when it was in-stock after the jump…

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40 Free Premium Android Apps include PhotoLab Pro, Elements, XnRetro Pro, HandyPhoto

It’s that time again, the Amazon Android-ish App Store is offering around 40 premium (typically they cost money to buy them) apps for FREE for a limited time only (typically go through the end of a weekend). Of photography interest, they have Photo Lab Pro by VicMan LLC and Elements of Photography Pro by Arkenstone, and XnRetro Pro by XnView, and Handy Photo by ADVA Soft.

You can get as many (including all of them) during this promotion. This round includes a diverse variety, from the all-important Goat Simulator, to AVG AntiVirus Pro, to Docs To Go Premium to Tiny Scan Pro to The King Of Math and a handful of games.

Refurbished Samsung Galaxy 2 GC200 (21x, Android) for $210

If you want to try out an Android compact-zoom camera without breaking the bank and you are comfortable with manufacturer refurbished, the manufacturer refurbished Samsung Galaxy 2 GC200 Android-o-camera with a 21x optical zoom lens is on sale for $210 with free shipping and a 90 day Samsung warranty in the white color scheme by Dealfisher shipped by Amazon and in the black color scheme by the eBay store of Northwest Outdoor (98.8%).

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).

In-stock nao: Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge (unlocked GSM) for $820

Early adopters mobile temptation time. The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge, unlocked and without contract, with an f1.9 lens and optical image stabilization and 4K UHD video recording, model SM-G925F, with 64GB on-board storage and no microSD, is now in-stock and ready to ship for $820 at B&H Photo in black, and also in gold platinum.

Refurbished Samsung Galaxy GC200 (21x, Android 4.3) for $210

If you want to have an Android camera in your arsenal, the eBay Deals have that too. Dealfisher’s ebay store is offering the manufacturer refurbished Samsung Galaxy GC200 (21x optical, Android 4.3) in either black or white for $210 with free shipping and a 90 day Samsung warranty.

Speaking of eBay Deals, another one over there has the unlocked Fire Phone (no contract, this is an AT&T unlocked by seller) for $140. I don’t know if this gets one year of free Prime (like they do on Amazon), so assume it does not to be on the safe side.

Pre-Order new Panasonic 1″ CM1 Camera + Smartphone (GSM, Unlocked, North America model)

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.

(ENDED) Thur (FREE): Photo Transfer App by ERCLab

This daily freebie expired… The free premium app of the day at the Amazon Androidy app-store is Photo Transfer App by ERCLab. The offer ends around 3am ET on Friday (apps don’t sell out).

(ENDED) Motorola Moto G (Verizon, no contract) for $20

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(ENDED) Free Premium Apps include Photo Studio PRO, PicShop, etc [more added!]

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(ENDED) Thursday Lightning Deals: Sony SDXC cards, Moto X, EBL

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

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(ENDED) Wedn: HTC One M8 (no contract) for $300

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Nikon Coolpix S810c (Android 4.2.2) for $150

If you are interested in playing around with an Android camera that is actually running a modern Android 4.x operating system, the white color of the Nikon Coolpix S810c (12x optical, Android 4.2.2) is currently on sale for $150 with free shippings at B&H Photo and Amazon by Amazon herself (limit 2).

(ENDED) Free Premium apps include “A Better Camera”

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(ENDED) Free Premium Apps include Elements of Photography Pro by Arkenstone

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8GB Toshiba microSD w/SD & USB for $6 shipped (also refurb D3200 $300, 18-55 non-VR $70)

On the single figure shipped front, among the featured eBay Deals, we find the new condition 8GB Toshiba microSD card with both USB and full-SD adapters included for $6 with free shipping. Limit five sets per customer. This is offered by eBay seller QualityCellz (99%). If nothing else, you can turn them into an Etsy art project 😉

Speaking of eBay deals, first generation 32GB Wifi-only Nexus 7 is offered manufacturer refurbished for $100 with free S&H by DrivenGPS (98.9%) with a limit of five per customer.

Speaking of eBay, they have a Refurbished Tech Sale that includes Camera Gear including the refurb Nikon 18-55 DX non-VR for $70 and refurb D3200 body only for $300 – both of these . sold by BuyDig’s eBay store (authorized dealer).

Facetune app for $0.10 (Google Play)

Google Play is celebrating its three year birthday, and as part of the celebrations, they are offering various digital items at heavily discounted prices including the Facetune app for just 10 cents. They have a variety of other non-photography specials, check your Android device or the Google Play website for more.

UPDATE (3/6/15): Google added more freebies, the Transformers HD movie and latest Coldplay album (Ghost Stories). These are limited time offers!

Woot Plus Camera Sale: refurb D5300, NX200, NEX-3, a3000, Galaxy, etc

Woot Plus has a Camera Deal Event good until 2/9/15 at 12am central. It includes, among others, the following camera and accessories:

+ refurb Nikon D5300 w/18-55 for $530
+ refurb Samsung NX200 w/18-55 for $400
+ open-box Sony NEX-3 w/16-50 for $280
+ refurb Sony a3000 w/18-55 for $220
+ new condition Sony 55-210 f4.5-6.3 for $220
+ refurb Samsung EK-GC110 Android camera for $180
+ Gitzo GT-531 Mountaineer Series tripod for $150
+ Manfrotto MK294A3-D3RC2BB 294 Aluminum Kit, Tripod 3 Sections with 3-Way Head QR for $90
+ Sunpak VL-LED-30 30 LED HDSLR Camera Video Light for $30
+ and a few more
+ see them all at Woot Plus

(ENDED) Refurbished Samsung EK-GC110 Android superzoom (21x) for $185

This daily deal expired… The Woot SellOut Daily Deal ending by 1am ET on Sunday 1/19/15 is the factory reconditioned Samsung EK-GC110 Android superzoom (21x optical) digital camera offered for $180 plus $5 flat shipping. Limit 3 per customer. Available in two different colors.

(ENDED) Limited Time: four free Amazon Android Premium photo apps

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(ENDED) Refurbished Samsung EK-GC110 superzoom for $185 [Android]

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