Superzoom with RAW action now, Panasonic’s new ZS70 (not to be confused with the good old FZ70 superzoom), with a 1/2.3″ MOS 20mp sensor and 30x optical zoom, and RAW is on now available for pre-order, in two color schemes, for $450 at Adorama and Amazon itself and B&H Photo. As usual, the early adopters pay the “having it first” tax, but time will eventually erode the price.
Speaking of superzooms and eroding prices, the Panasonic FZ70 is on sale for $250 by Amazon itself (limit three per customer).
The new ZS70 has been added to the New Cameras of 2017 Tracker. Only serious P&S cameras are added there. RAW is a litmus test ~ among others 🙂
If of all the superzoom cameras old and new, it is the Panasonic FZ70 superzoom (60x optical, Li-Ion) the one you want, it is available in new condition for $250 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon itself with a limit of three per customer during the sale. It averages 4.5 out of 5 based on 800+ customer reviews and has 900+ answered questions.
It is currently the #2 Best Selling P&S camera, so at least there is some consistency in their chart, the top two selling cameras are both on sale, and of limited availability at other retailers (in the case of the FZ70).
UPDATE 4/3/17 PM: as of this re-check, this sale ended, the price is back up to $750…
Continue reading “(ENDED) Panasonic G7 with 14-42 and $150 Gift Card for $600”
Another update of the Stock Status Tracker has the first wave of free accessories bundled with the Panasonic GH5 body only at its normal price of $2000 with free shipping. PS: if you find these stock alerts/updates useful, please consider making your new camera gear purchases through our affiliate links – it is the main method of funding this poor old blog!
Cameta Camera offers a Precision Design DSLR350 High Power Auto Flash, 64GB Transced SDXC card, extra battery, flex 12″ tripod, camera bag, 1-year Outdoor Photographer subscription, free York Photo prints, and a few trinkety items.
Ritz Camera offers no flash, but has a 72-inch Polaroid monopod, extra charger, 64GB Transcend SDXC, Ritz camera bag, and a few trinkety items.
Meanwhile, if you have Amazon gift cards or if you are an Amazon fan, the camera is now in-stock over there as well, may ship in “1-2 days” with a limit of up to three per customer. Per the page over there, it is currently the Best Selling Mirrorless Camera. Remember, if you are a Prime member and pay with a Prime Store credit card or the Amazon Chase VISA credit card, you get 5% back as statement credit or cashback, that’s $100~ in the case of this camera, no small change 🙂
UPDATE 3:45pm ET: the GH5 body only is now also in-stock for $2000 with free expedited shipping at Adorama… Meanwhile, the estimate by Amazon itself is pushed forward to April 1st.
The Panasonic GH5 body only is now IN-STOCK and ready to ship for $2000 with free shipping at B&H Photo.
The GH5 is also in-stock for $2000 from well-known eBay sellers Samy’s Cameras and Kenmore Camera.
For the big picture, check the just-updated Stock Status Tracker.
Another update of the Stock Status Tracker has two new updates on the Panasonic GH5 and Fuji X-T2 front!
On the Panasonic GH5 front, the body only kit is bundled with a dizzying variety of extra small accessories for $2100 with free shipping by BuyDig on eBay: a Vivitar flash, Vivitar battery and charger, Vivitar bag, Corel Paintshop PRO X8 software, 64GB Lexar SDXC 300x card, spider tripod, and cables and cleaning supplies.
On the Fuji X-T2 front, the Graphite Body Only is available for $1665 in “Used – Like New” condition by Amazon Warehouse Deals itself, Amazon’s own used products persona. They even have two pictures of the actual item.
As usual, supplies of both used and high-demand new products are limited, so it may be sold out by the time you read this.
Another update of the Stock Status Tracker has breaking news for Panasonic GH5 hunters, the camera is in-stock, bundled with the 12-60mm Elmarit lens (gold writing; H-ES12060 name versus H-FS12060 for the non-Elmarit) along with a few free accessories (batteries, memory card, etc) for $3000 by Focus Camera on eBay. The GH5 goes for $2000 on its own, and the 12-60mm Elmarit lens goes for $1000 on its own (eg Adorama). As of the time of writing, they have TWO bundles available.
It’s almost time, the official release estimate for the Panasonic GH5 is March 30 (2017), so I just added to the Stock Status Tracker. It is currently available for pre-order for its starting price of $2000 at Amazon itself (March 30) and Adorama and B&H Photo. You can also dive into the Wild West of eBay.
To celebrate the upcoming release of the new Panasonic GH5, B&H Photo is planning a GH5 Live Stream Discussion Panel on Wednesday 3/29/17 1pm Eastern time. The timing is good, because it’s two hours after the Samsung Unpacked live-streaming event that will reveal the Galaxy S8 flagships.
As part of the festivities of the GH5 event, B&H Photo is bundling a $100 B&H Photo gift card with pre-orders of the GH5 Film Maker’s Kit for $2870. This kit goes for $870 more than the standard GH5 kit and includes four Panasonic accessories (official Battery Grip, DMW-XLR1 XLR Microphone Adapter, AC adapter, DC coupler), along with the $100 gift card.
This offer ended and cannot be ordered as of a 4/2/17 re-check…
The Panasonic G7 promotion expired, but Adorama is back with another gift certificate bundle promotion. They offer the Panasonic G85 with the 12-60mm lens, bundled with a $100 Adorama gift certificate, for $998with free shipping, which is the same price at other authorized dealers, but without the $100 Adorama gift certificate. This is temporarily back-ordered, but you can place an order if you like the price.
As of a 3/26/17 PM re-check, the promotion expired, the price increased from $600 to $800…
Continue reading “(ENDED) Panasonic G7 with 14-42 and $150 Gift Card for $600”
RAWsumer action! The black color scheme of the Panasonic LX100 (aka the LX100K) is currently on sale, in new condition, for $560 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon itself. Limit up to three units per customer. This is not a lightning deal.
For other Amazon sales that are not lightning deals, check the Elsewhere at Amazon sections of the lightning deal round-ups.
To the land of the Micro Four Thirds we return, where Adorama is offering the Panasonic GX7 with the 14-42mm and a $50 Adorama gift certificate and $24 in promotional rewards (to be used in future Adorama purchases) for $597 with free shipping in the black color scheme and the silver color scheme.
For more action, check the latest Adorama featured sales.
If you can resist the $2000 Panasonic GH5 siren song, the Panasonic GH4 body only is currently bundled with a $200 Adorama gift card, together going for $1200 with free shipping at Adorama. Or instead of the $200 gift card, they offer other other freebies. This is part of their WPPI specials.
Or if you are comfortable with imported grey-market, you can get it for $918 by Eagle Camera with the order fulfilled by Amazon (no gift card obviously).
The new Panasonic GX850 with 12-32mm f3.5-5.6 MEGA OIS is now in-stock in the silver color scheme for its starting price of $550 at the official Panasonic USA store.
If you prefer to buy from independent retailers (instead of the manufacturer) it is expected to start shpiping on Wednesday at Amazon by Amazon itself. Therea are no date estimates at the moment at Adorama and B&H Photo.
There are many options these days in the world of Micro Four Thirds cameras. If the Panasonic G7 (in either color scheme) with the 14-42mm kit lens is the one you want, it is currently bundled with a $50 Adorama gift certificate for the authorized dealer price of $698 with free shipping at Adorama… Optionally you can triple the original warranty by submitting a rebate to Panasonic…
The new condition Panasonic ZS50 for $300 is currently out of stock and un-orderable at the Costco website but it’s on sale again in refurbished condition at B&H Photo for $249 with free expedited shipping and a 90-day warranty from B&H… For more action, check their latest Featured Sales…
The Panasonic LX100 compact with RAW is bundled with a $100 Adorama gift certificate, together going for $698 with free shipping at Adorama in either the black LX100 kit or the silver LX100 kit… Optionally you can triple the original warranty by register the product with Panasonic – see details in PDF file. This promotion runs until 3/31/17 (unless extended). Once you register, you get three years. The deadline is a registration deadline, not an extended warranty expiration dateline…
Zoom-zoom now! Panasonic has another superzoom camera in the FZ-series with RAW out of the box. It is the new FZ80 with a 18mp 1/2.3″ sensor and a 60x optical zoom lens (20-1200mm eq) and RAW with a pre-order price of $400 at B&H Photo and Adorama… This too has been added to our New Cameras of 2017 page…
Panasonic has a second mirrorless camera, in the shadow of the GH5, it is the new GX850 bundled with the 12-32mm kit lens, in black or silver color-schemes, available for pre-order for $550 at Adorama and B&H Photo.
Panasonic has a new flagship now, the GH5 with a March 2017 release estimate and a pre-order price of $2000 at Adorama and B&H Photo… You can find this along with the other New Cameras of 2017…
UPDATE: also accepting pre-orders now is Amazon itself for the same price of $2000 (I am rounding prices for simplicity sake, the actual price is $1997.99).
PS: also available for pre-order is the DMW-BGGH5 Battery Grip for $350.
As of 1/1/17 this party is over:
Zoom-zoom! The Panasonic ZS50 travel-zoom is available for $250 with free shipping at Costco for members, or $262.50 for non-members. This sale ends 12/31/16 per the site over there.
The refurbished sale ended but it appears to be recurring at B&H, so it may return in the future…
On the other hand, if you prefer a lower price, you can get it refurbished for $200 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo until Wednesday at 11:59pm ET. This is one of their After-Holiday Deal Zone specials.
The Panasonic G7 with the 14-42mm lens and a $50 Adorama gift certificate goes for $598 at Adorama. Then enter coupon code CA11223344 and the price drops to $498. This is available in black or silver camera color schemes. This is a limited time offer.
Vitamin C doorbuster at B&H Photo, they are offering the Panasonic HX-A1 Wearable HD Action Cam (Orange) for $89 with free expedited shipping… For more of their specials, check their Featured Sales page…
While updating the Green Monday Situation, an improvement upon the Panasonic GX85 two-lens kit surfaced. You get a $150 Adorama gift certificate instead of the previous $100. You still get the Panasonic GX85 with the 12-32 and 45-150 lenses at at Adorama in black color scheme or the silver color scheme
Panasonic time with a bundle, the Panasonic GX85 with the 12-32mm lens kit is bundled with the Panasonic 45-150mm f4.0-5.6 ASPH lens, along with a $100 Adorama gift certificate, all together for $698 with free shipping at Adorama in either the black color scheme or the black color scheme. Both are in-stock and ready to ship as of the time of writing… Optionally you can triple the original 1-year warranty with a mail-in rebate (PDF details can be found there)…
This offer is also available for purchase at B&H Photo but neither kit is currently in-stock.
UPDATE (3/28/17): as of this re-check, this is OUT of STOCK, and CANNOT be ordered 🙁
UPDATE (3/26/17): as of this re-check, it is now down to $230.
Costco members can now score the Panasonic ZS50 travel-zoom for $250 with free shipping at the Costco website and may be at their stores (that’s what the page there says). This is thanks to a brand new $50 off manufacturer discount that went live today and will continue until Christmas Eve… If you are not a Costco member, you can purchase it but you have to pay a 5% surcharge (around $12.50 more).
The Panasonic GX8 body only is bundled with two big freebies at the moment, the Panasonic 12-60mm lens and a $150 gift card. The price is $1000 with free shipping at B&H Photo (with $40 promotional rewards to be used in future purchases) and at Adorama. The gift cards are those of the selling retailer, at B&H, you get a $150 B&H gift card; at Adorama, you get a $150 Adorama gift card.
Zoom-zoom! The silver Panasonic ZS50 travel zoom (30x optical) is offered in refurbished condition for $250 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo with a 90-day warranty.
It’s M43rds action now at Adorama where they are offering the new condition Panasonic G7 with the 14-42mm kit lens along with a $50 Adorama gift card, all together for $500 with free shipping in either the silver G7 option or the black G7 option.
Speaking of Adorama, their daily deal good until 12pm ET on Monday is the Lenovo Flex 3 15.6″ Full HD Touchscreen 2-in-1 Notebook Computer (Intel Core i7-6500U 2.5GHz, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD, Windows 10 Home) for $500 with free shipping.
Panasonic launched a new round of instant savings promotions on their Micro Four Thirds gear, featuring cameras (GH4, GX8, GX85, G7) and various lenses (20/1.7 II, 7-14, 12-35, etc). You can find them all nicely organized at B&H Photo.
You can cross-reference prices using last week’s Mirrorless Price Charts.
The Serious Fixed Lens price-checking is not yielding surprise deals like the Mirrorless Price Check did last night (the best three sold out), but the black Panasonic LX100 is currently selling for $700 at Willoughby’s on Amazon [updated 11/4/16 AM; Amazon’s own price went up; Willoughby’s carries the discount], $800 at B&H and Adorama, but a further price check shows the new condition black LX100 going for $629 with free shipping at Overstock.com. Limit two per customer. You can get it for even less if you are willing to buy imported/grey-market models.
The floodgates have opened for the Panasonic G85, the camera is now in-stock at multiple retailers at its normal prices of $900 (body only) or $1000 (with the 12-60mm lens). You can find many at the just-updated Stock Status Tracker. The latest in-stock additions include Amazon itself and Adorama and B&H Photo.
As of a 11/3/16 recheck, this sold out and is no longer available for purchase…
There are so many mirrorless cameras to price-check for the Price Charts and they are revealing more discounts. The black Panasonic G5 body only is currently available for $300 with free shipping at Adorama. If you have Amazon gift cards to spend, you can also get it likewise from Adorama on Amazon (not Prime eligible)… There are dozens of M43rds cameras now (even more if you consider used/refurbished), so deciding what do is a project in itself…
I just updated the Stock Status Tracker and we have some good news for fans of the Panasonic G85 Micro Four Thirds camera, both kits are in-stock at their normal prices from authorized dealer Southern-California-based Samy’s Camera: the G85 Body Only goes for $900, while the G85 w/12-60mm goes for $1000. Free shipping for the slowest shipping method. The 2-day delivery option ranges from $10+ to $20+ depending on zipcode. The Overnight option costs more, again depending on zipcode.
UPDATE: the G85 w/12-60mm is also in-stock for $1000 by Kenmore Camera on eBay.
As of 7:51pm ET re-check, this sold out… For the big picture, check the just-updated Stock Status Tracker…
AS of the time of writing, the Panasonic G85 body only is available for $900 with free shipping by Cameta thru Amazon. This ships directly from Cameta, not Prime eligible…
As of a 11pm ET re-check, this sold out… For future updates, check the Stock Status Tracker… B&H and Adorama come back after the holidays on 10/26/16, so there may (or may not) be more movement there…
and we have some good news if you are looking for the Panasonic G85 with the 12-60mm lens, it is in-stock for its normal price $1000 with two units left as of the time of writing by Roberts thru Amazon. This ships directly from Roberts Imaging and it is not Prime eligible…
The Panasonic GH4 goes for $1300 with a $200 house gift card at some authorized dealers such as B&H Photo and Adorama but if you are comfortable buying imported cameras with a 1-year seller (not manufacturer) warranty then…
… to the eBay Deals we revisit, where the “Electronics Valley” eBay store (99.7%, New Jersey) is offering the new condition imported grey-market Panasonic GH4 body only for $900 with free shipping with a limit of five units per buyer.
Adorama is bundling the silver Panasonic LX100 with a $200 Adorama Gift Card (to be used in future purchases), together for $700 with free shipping… Meanwhile the black LX100M is bundled with a $150 Gift Card instead, but also going for $700… For more Adorama action, check their Warehouse Clearance Sale…
If you are looking for a take-pictures-with kit to get started with Micro Four Thirds with a non-entry-level camera, the Panasonic GX8 is bundled with the Panasonic 12-60mm f3.5-5.6 lens and a $150 Gift Card for $998 with free shipping at Adorama in either the black or silver options… Optionally you can triple the original warranty via a mail-in rebate submitted per Panasonic’s instructions. PDF file with details at the aforelinked retailers… Optionally you can buy them as a bundle with a couple of Kipon adapters for $50 combined purchase discount…
F2.8 zoom action for M43rds photographers now where the Panasonic 35-100mm f2.8 PowerOIS lens is bundled with a $150 Adorama Gift Certificate, and together they go for $898 with free shipping at Adorama… Optionally you can extend the original warranty by filing a mail-in rebate with Panasonic…
The Panasonic GX85 with 12-32mm kit, in either the black or silver, is bundled with a $100 Adorama gift card, going for $800 with free shipping at Adorama, the same price as without the gift card.
The Panasonic GH4 body only is currently bundled with a $200 store Gift Card along with one additional freebie for $1300 with free shipping. At B&H Photo the freebie is 4% promotional rewards ($52~ to be used in future purchase), while at Adorama the freebie is a 32GB Transcend SDHC card.
If you are looking for a take-pictures-with kit to get started with Micro Four Thirds with a non-entry-level camera, the Panasonic GX8 is bundled with the Panasonic 12-60mm f3.5-5.6 lens and a $150 Gift Card for $998 with free shipping at B&H Photo and Adorama in either the black or silver options… Optionally you can triple the original warranty via a mail-in rebate submitted per Panasonic’s instructions. PDF file with details at the aforelinked retailers…
It’s micro four thirds time again, a Panasonic bundle, the GX8 body only is bundled with the Panasonic 12-60mm f3.5-5.6 OIS and a $150 Adorama Gift Certificate, all together for $998 with free shipping in either the black GX8 or the silver GX8. This was $1198 a few days ago.
Splash into the summer fun with a waterproof digital camera! Or not 🙂 Regardless, the camouflage color scheme of the Panasonic TS6 waterproof P&S digital camera is on sale for $169 with free shipping at Adorama until 8/6/16 or earlier if sold out… Optionally if you expand the yellow “Special Offer” section there, you can buy this together with 24/7 Traffic camera bags for a combined purchase discount…
Another bundle is offered in the world of M43rds at Adorama. It is the Panasonic GX8 body only along with the Panasonic 12-60mm f3.5-5.6 OIS and a $150 Adorama Gift Certificate, all together for $1198 with free shipping in either the black GX8 or the silver GX8. This is a while supplies last type of a promotion.
PSA: if you are touch-typing and your right hand is misaligned (shifted one position to the right), then instead of writing “OIS” you write “POS”. So if you read that in the forums, the person writing it may not necessarily be a Panasonic hater, they may just have a misaligned touch-typing situation 🙂
More action at the B&H Photoshop World Specials, the following Panasonic cameras get a $100 to $150 B&H Photo Gift Card:
+ GX85 with 12-32mm (either color) with $100 B&H Gift Card along with Extra Battery and Charger for $798
+ G7 with 14-140mm and 25mm f1.7 with $150 B&H Gift Card for $998
+ GH4 Body Only with $100 B&H Gift Card and 4% promotional rewards ($52~ to be used in future purchases) for $1298
Hide your wallets! A Micro Four Thirds temptation is upon us! Adorama is offering the Panasonic G7 with the 14-140mm f3.5-5.6 PowerOIS Lens, along with the 25mm f1.7 Lens and a $150 Adorama Gift Certificate, all together for $998 with free expedited shipping for a limited time only… Optionally you can add the Panasonic 42.5mm f1.7 lens to the bundle for +$298 (look for this when you expand the yellow “Special Offer” section…