Pre-order new Panasonic GX9 iLC and ZS200 RAWzoomer

“Gooooooooooooool!” says the soccer TV announcer as another mirrorless camera gets revealed in 2018. The Panasonic GX9 is the fourth new mirrorless camera of 2018 [see New Cameras of 2018 tracker], while the ZS200 is the first RAWsumer of the year (fixed lens camera with native RAW out of the box). Both of these new Panasonics are now available for pre-ordering as follows:

+ Panasonic GX9 with 12-60mm for $998 at B&H Photo and Adorama and Amazon itself
+ late March release estimate

+ Panasonic ZS200 (1″ sensor, 15X Leica optical zoom) for $798 at Adorama and B&H Photo and Amazon itself
+ late March release estimate

Panasonic ZS100 superzoom with $100 Gift Certificate and $22 Rewards for $548

In a parallel promotion to the GX9/GX85, the introduction of the brand new Panasonic TZ200/ZS200 (15X, $800, 1″ sensor) has also brought special offers on the TZ/FZ previous generations…

The Panasonic ZS100 currently goes for $548 with free shipping AND Adorama is including with it a $100 Adorama gift certificate and $22~ promotional rewards in your choice of black color scheme or silver color scheme

Previously, in mid December 2017, Adorama offered this with a $50 gift certificate instead of a $100, but it included some free accessories.

As usual, you can optionally triple the original warranty by filing with Panasonica…

Panasonic GX85 with 12-32 and 45-100 and $100 Gift Certificate and $24 Rewards for $598 with free shipping

Panasonic just revealed the new GX9 with 12-60 for $1000, and it is often the case, it means discounting on the previous models.

The Panasonic GX85 with the 12-32mm kit lens is now bundled with the 45-150 f4-5.6 lens AND a $100 Adorama gift certificate and $24~ promotional rewards, all these for $598 with expedited shipping at Adorama in your choice of silver color scheme or the black color scheme.

The previous time Adorama had a similar promotion in last December 2017 it was with a $50 gift card instead of a $100 gift card!

The price is certainly right for a “take pictures with” entry-point into Micro Four Thirds. You pay $600, you get a camera, two lenses, and $124 “buying power” for future purchases at Adorama.

In-Stock Now: Panasonic GH5S Body for $2500

Today is February 5 in 2018 and that’s a magic day for fans of the all new Panasonic GH5S body only, because today it is the official release of the camera, it is in-stock and ready to ship for its starting price of $2498 with free shipping at B&H Photo and Amazon itself and Adorama… You can optionally triple the original warranty by filing with Panasonic USA…

PS: if you are a Prime member and purchase it with either the Amazon Prime Chase VISA or Prime Store credit card you will receive a 5% statement credit on the purchase amount. That comes out to $125, no small change! Unlike the quarterly Amazon credit card rewards that have a limit of $1500 in 5% purchases per quarter, the Amazon credit cards do not have limits.

Wedn FREE to Watch at 1pm ET: Panasonic GH5S Live-Streaming Panel from B&H Photo

As we mentioned last week, starting at 1pm eastern time (10am pacific) today, B&H Photo will be hosting for FREE Panasonic GH5S LIVE Streaming Panel Discussion featuring a photographer, a cinematographer, a post production person, along with a Panasonic representative and a panel host. A party of five. I mean, a panel of five! As usual, it will be free to watch. You can ask questions using the Twitter hashtag #BHPhotoLive.

The latest estimate for the Panasonic GH5S release is Monday February 5 (2018) according to the B&H Photo Pre-Order page. Its starting price is $2500, versus $2000 for its GH5 predecessor.

This time they are using YouTube for the live-stream, so that gives you more flexibility. No need for Adobe Flash! You can also find the video YouTube-embedded below..,

I think they accidentally set the YouTube live stream start time to pacific instead of eastern, but the event will start at 1pm eastern…

Panasonic GH4 Body with RODE VideoMic for $998

If of all the M43rds cameras out there it is the Panasonic GH4 body only the one you want, it is currently bundled with a FREE Rode VideoMic with Rycote Lyre Suspension System for the same authorized Panasonic USA dealer price of $998 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo until Saturday at 11:59pm ET. Note however that B&H does not accept orders Friday PM until Saturday PM, so if you are planning a purchase make sure you factor that in your planning!

You can optionally triple the original warranty of the GH4 by filing with Panasonic. Another benefit of buying from an authorized dealer.

Speaking of the GH-series, as we mentioned earlier today, B&H is planning a live free-streaming panel on the Panasonic GH5S on Wednesday 1/31/18 at 1pm ET!

Save the Date: Wedn January 31: Panasonic GH5S LIVE Panel Discussion

If you are curious about the upcoming Panasonic GH5S, or you just love panel discussion of new camera gear, Save the Date! On Wednesday January 31st in 2018, at 1pm eastern time, B&H Photo will be hosting a Panasonic GH5S LIVE Streaming Panel Discussion featuring a photographer, a cinematographer, a post production person, along with a Panasonic representative and a panel host. A party of five. I mean, a panel of five! As usual, it will be free to watch. You can ask questions using the Twitter hashtag #BHPhotoLive.

(SOLD OUT) Used Panasonic G9 Body for $1499 + S&H

As of a 1/287/18 at 1pm ET recheck, this sold out… Used condition items are available in limited quantities, sometimes only one…

The big news of today’s update of the Stock Status Tracker is on the Panasonic G9 front! Adorama has limited quantities in “Used – Demo” condition for $1499 plus shipping! When the used options sell out, you will not see the Panasonic G9 at the aforelinked page.

Panasonic G9 Floodgates Begin to Open (aka In-Stock for $1700)

Good news for Panasonic G9 hunters! The floodgates have began to open! As of the latest update of the Stock Status Tracker, the camera is in-stock at its starting price of $1700 at following authorized Panasonic USA dealers:

+ Amazon itself (limit up to three per customer)

+ Samys (eBay)

+ Cameta (eBay) (different listing since yesterday)

+ various at 3rd-party sellers at Amazon including Beach, Ritz, Samy’s

In-Stock: Panasonic G9 for $1700 [limited quantities]

The latest update of the Stock Status Tracker finds the Panasonic G9 in-stock at authorized dealers in limited quantities at its official starting price of $1700 as follows:

+ Cameta Camera (eBay) (two available as of the time of writing)

+ Amazon (3rd Parties)

Panasonic 45-150mm f4-5.6 for $148 with freebies

On the budget side of Micro Four Thirds, the new condition Panasonic Lumix G Vario 45-150mm f4.0-5.6 ASPH lens is currently on sale for $148 with free shipping at authorized dealers with the following freebies:

+ at Adorama you get a 52mm ProOptics filter kit (three filters with case), cap keeper and cleaning kit

+ 4% promotional rewards ($6~) at Adorama and B&H Photo

+ 5% statement credit for Prime members pay with a Prime credit card at Amazon

Panasonic G9 gets a January 15 estimate (YMMV)

I just added the upcoming Panasonic G9 to the Stock Status Tracker, and surprise-surprise, both the Amazon itself listing and the B&H Photo listing have a January 15 estimate! The original Panasonic estimate was for late February. So if two major retailers have the same estimate, that’s a good sign!

Obligatory screenshots to make sure I did not post this while sleep-walking/sleep-blogging, first B&H and then Amazonia ๐Ÿ™‚

Pre-order new Panasonic GH5S mirrorless for $2500

CES 2018 is here and with it we have our first major interchangeable lens camera announcement, it is the brand new Panasonic GH5S, yes, the S is part of the name, it is not plural, SAD that so many companies fail at such a simple thing in product naming ๐Ÿ™‚ The new GH5S is a video-priority variant of the GH5, and it is available for pre-ordering for $2500 at B&H Photo and Adorama

Having won 2017 with a 13 vs 8 score, Mirrorless scores the first “goal” of 2018 against DSLRs. That D-Rebel T6 is a leaky goalie ๐Ÿ™‚

Panasonic TS30 waterproof P&S with Extras for $138

The new condition Panasonic TS30 waterproof P&S digital camera in its three different color schemes is bundled with some freebies for the same price of $138 with free shipping as follows:

+ at B&H Photo you get a a 16GB Sandisk Ultra SD and a Ruggard pouch

+ at Adorama you get a Lowepro pouch, 16GB Sandisk microSD, cleaning kit, and Corel software bundle

Panasonic GX85 with 12-32 and 45-150 and $50 Gift Card and $24 Rewards for $598

If you are looking for a Micro Four Thirds “take pictures with” kit, Adorama has a bundle for you. The Panasonic GX85 with the 12-32mm and 45-150mm f4-5.6 lenses, along with a $50 Adorama gift certificate and $24 promotional rewards, all together for $598 with fre expedited shipping in the silver color scheme or the black color scheme.

B&H Photo also offers the two lens kit for the same price, but instead of the gift card and promotional rewards, you get a SanDisk 64GB Extreme PRO SDXC UHS-I Memory Card and a Ruggard Hunter 25 DSLR Holster Bag.

Panasonic GX8 body for $748, with 25/1.7 for $898

The Panasonic G9 is on the horizon for $1300, but if you don’t want to wait or pay the deputy-flagship price (I will add this to the Stock Tracker as we get closer), the silver color of the Panasonic GX8 is on sale for $748 with free shipping and 4% promotional rewards ($30~) at B&H Photo until Saturday at 11:59pm ET. Note however that B&H does not accept orders during the Sabbath (Friday PM to Saturday PM), so plan your ordering accordingly!

What if you like the GX8 but also want a price lens with it? B&H Photo has you covered there too, the GX8 with 25mm f1.7 lens for $898 with free shipping and 4% promotional rewards ($36~). This offer ends Sunday at 11:59pm ET.

Panasonic GX85 with 12-32 and 45-150 and $50 Gift Card and 64GB Sandisk Extreme and Bag for $598

The Panasonic GX85 is back on with another offer! B&H Photo is including a $50 B&H Photo Gift Card along with a free 64GB Sandisk Extreme PRO SDXC memory card (definitely not a throw-away memory card!) and a shoulder bag bundled with the Panasonic GX85 two lens kit (12-32, 45-150) for $598 with free expeditd shipping in your choice of silver or black.

Panasonic ZS100 with $80 Gift Card and $22 Rewards and Panasonic Travel Bundle (Charger, Battery) for $548

Another freebie has been added to this. The new condition Panasonic ZS100 superzoom (1″ sensor, 10x optical zoom) is offered in a bundle at Adorama for $548 with free shipping with these freebies:

+ $80 Adorama gift certificate
+ $22 Adorama promotional rewards
+ Panasonic DMW-BLG10 Li-Ion Battery & Charger Travel Bundle (which as the name suggests includes a charger and a battery)

The sale is good for the black or the silver color scheme.

A number of Panasonic gear continues to be offered with either free gift cards or free lenses, find those in our earlier Panasonic posts.

Panasonic GX85 with 12-32 and 45-150 back to $598

The Panasonic GX85 with 12-32 and 45-150 goes for $598 at B&H Photo and Adorama.

As of 12/11/17 PM recheck, the price increased from $548 to $598 at at Amazon by Amazon itself with up to three cameras per color per customer. This WAS not a lightning deal, so expiration time WAS unknown.

Panasonic GX8 Silver with 25mm f1.7 Lens for $898

Panasonic action once again, a “Take Pictures with a Prime Lens Kit”, the new condition Panasonic GX8 silver color scheme is bundled with the Panasonic 25mm f1.7 lens, together going for $898 with free shipping at B&H Photo… You can optionally triple the original warranty by filing with Panasonic…

If you are interested in the GX85 with 12-32mm, there are a couple of freebie promotions running:
+ B&H Photo you get a $50 B&H Gift Card
+ Adorama you get the Panasonic 45-150mm f/4.0-5.6 ASPH Lens instead of a $50 GC

PS: a number of the previously mentioned Panasonic gift card deals continue.

Panasonic ZS70 travel-zoom (30x) with Panasonic Travel Kit, Corel software and more for $398

A lot of Panasonic Cameras and Lenses get free gift cards with purchase at Adorama, but that’s not all. The Panasonic ZS70 instead of a gift card it gets bundles of free accessories for the same authorized dealer price of $398 with free shipping. The offer is available for the silver or black color scheme of this 30x travel zoom.

When you expand the “Bundle Includes” section on the Adorama product listing you see all the freebies included:

+ Panasonic Travel Kit (one DMW-BLG10 Battery, and one DMW-BTC9 Charger)
+ Corel software bundle (five titles: two photo, one video, etc)
+ 24/7 TC camera pouch
+ 16GB Sandisk SD card
+ USB card reader
+ cleaning kit

As always, you can use some of the accessories as part of camera-related gifts for friends and family if you don’t need them. Beginners typically love accessory bundles with their gifts ๐Ÿ™‚

Panasonic GX85 with 12-32 and 45-150 for $598

The Panasonic freebie promotions move to the world of Micro Four Thirds, where the Panasonic GX85 has made a new friend! The standard Panasonic GX85 (GX eighty five) with 12-32mm is now bundled with the Panasonic Lumix G Vario 45-150mm f/4-5.6 ASPH. MEGA O.I.S. Lens, together going for $598 with free shipping and 4% promotional rewards at B&H Photo and Adorama. You can optionally file with Panasonica to triple the original warranty.

This time the Amazon price bots woke up, and Amazon itself too is offering the free 45-150 lens, in silver or black, with up to three per color for $598. If you pay with a Prime credit card or with the activated Discover Q4 Cashback promotion, you get 5% back as a statement credit.

PS: some of the Panasonic model names are easy to mistype, so as an extra verification, I am typing the model name twice, the second time in words, eg GX85 (GX eighty five) or LX10 (LX ten). This reduces the chances of typos, as the Panasonic line-up has some traps, LX10/LX100, G85/GX85/GX850, etc.

Panasonic LX100 Silver with $100 Gift Certificate and $24 Rewards for $598

Don’t cry for me walletina! The gift certificate now matches the model number! The silver color scheme of the Panasonic LX100 is bundled with a $100 Adorama gift certificate and $24 in promotional rewards at Adorama. Meanwhile the black color scheme gets a $50 gift certificate instead. This is a RAWsumer with a “M43rds” size sensor.

The same price is available at B&H Photo with free accessories but no gift cards. At Amazon, only 3rd-party sellers offer free accessories but no gift cards.

This camera went for $800 when I posted the RAWsumer Price Charts in early November 2017.

Panasonic LX10 with $80 Gift Card and $22 Rewards for $548

Hold on to your wallets! The Panasonic temptations keep on coming! This time it is the new condition Panasonic LX10 (LX ten) bundled with a $80 Adorama gift certificate, and $22 promotional rewards, all together going for $548 with free shipping at Adorama. This too has a 1-inch sensor… It went for $600 without the $80 gift card when I posted the RAWsumer Price Charts in early November 2017…

No gift card at B&H Photo but you get a 32GB Sandisk Extreme SDHC and a pouch. No freebies at all at Amazon.

Panasonic ZS100 with Bonus $50 Gift Card, 32GB Extreme, Bag, Battery, Charger for $548

We have another Panasonic ZS-series bundle! This time it is the 1-inch Panasonic ZS100 with its 10x optical zoom. And there are two competing freebie bundles.

Adorama offers this bundle for $548, a $80 Adorama gift certificate, AND the Panasonic DMW-BLG10 Li-Ion Battery & Charger Travel Bundle (which as the name suggests includes a charger and a battery).

B&H Photo offers this bundle for $548: $50 B&H Photo Gift card, a 32GB Sandisk SD memory card, a camera pouch, AND the Panasonic DMW-BLG10 Li-Ion Battery & Charger Travel Bundle (which as the name suggests includes a charger and a battery).

This is available in the black or silver ZS100 color schemes. The ZS100 on its own standard retail kit goes for $548 with free shipping without the freebies by Amazon itself and other authorized dealers, so you are getting a nice set of freebies for the same price!

PS: also available is gift card bundle offer for the Panasonic FZ300 superzoom.

Panasonic FZ300 superzoom (40x, RAW) with $50 Gift Card and $18 Rewards for $448

Don’t stop believing superzoom fans! The Panasonic FZ300 superzoom (40x optical zoom) with RAW is bundled with a $50 Adorama gift certificate and $18~ promotional rewards for $448 with free expedited shipping at Adorama! You can optionally triple the warranty by filing with Panasonic.

This goes for the same price but without a $50 house gift card at B&H Photo (with 32GB Extreme SD and bag) and by Amazon itself.

Panasonic FZ2500 with $150 Gift card for $998

The Panasonic FZ-2500 superzoom had been getting a $100 gift certificate last week, but now the gift certificate has increased to $150 while the camera remains at $998 at Adorama. In terms of pure value, you can instead get it bundled with a Shure VP83F LensHopper Camera-Mount Shotgun Microphone (this goes for $300 on its own; same offer as last week).

B&H Photo is offering a $100 e-gift card. No freebies by Amazon itself, their price-matching bots may be asleep ๐Ÿ™‚

This camera went for $1200 when I posted the RAWsumer Price Charts in early November 2017.

PS: no free gift certificate promotion is available for the Panasonic FZ1000.

Open-Box Panasonic GH5 for $1600, Imported for $1500, New with V-Log for $2000

The Panasonic GH5 body only has been steadily in-stock for $2000 at authorized Panasonic dealers (thank you MAP!) in new condition, so it is also being removed from the Stock Status Tracker [update in progress], so in a new blog tradition, it too is getting a “parting shot” post. The current offers:

+ new condition grey-market with 1-Year Seller warranty from 6ave on eBAY for $1500

+ open-box from authorized dealer Samy’s Camera for $1600

+ new condition at authorized dealers for $2000 with FREE V-Log at Adorama and B&H Photo
+ optionally triple the warranty by filing with Panasonic

Still Good: Panasonic G85 with 12-60 and 45-200 OIS for $998

Amazon itself has ran out of these, but fear NOT, both Adorama and B&H Photo still have them in-stock and ready to ship. “Them” is the new condition Panasonic G85 with 12-60 and 45-200 OIS bundle for $998 with free shipping.

Multiply the camera’s name by ten, insert an “X”, and divide the price by 0.40 [I believe this is the first time ever I attempted this type of a joke ~ probably with good reason!] and you get the new condition Panasonic GX850 with the 12-32mm kit lens and free extras for $400 with free shipping at B&H Photo and Adorama and Amazon itself (no freebies but 5% cashback with Prime card or activated Discover Q4 cashback).

Panasonic GX850 with 12-32 and Extras for $400

Another Micro Four Thirds “Take Pictures With” temptation! $400 will get you the new condition Panasonic GX850 with 12-32mm and a 32GB Sandisk EXtrEmE microSD card, a Ruggard pouch and cleaning cloth at B&H Photo in your choice of black or silver… You can optionally triple the original warranty by filing with Panasonic… This kit went for $550 when we posted the Mirrorless Price Charts

(ENDED) Panasonic GX850 w/12-32 and Extras for $400

As of a 11/281/7 PM re-check, this party’s over… The prices are up to $550…

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(ENDED) Panasonic G85 with 12-60 and 45-200 for $998

As of a 11/281/7 PM re-check, this party’s over… The prices are up to $550…

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(ENDED) Used Panasonic FZ50 superzoom for $88

As of 11/27/17 recheck, all used units sold out…

You can relive the superzoom history thanks to used sales! The Panasonic FZ50 superzoom (12x optical) is available in “Used – Very Good” condition with a detailed description and a couple of pictures of the actual item at Amazon Warehouse Deals. It is eligible for the 20% off in-cart discount which drops its price from $110~ to $88~, sold and shipped by Amazon Warehouse Deals itself (3rd-party sellers are not eligible for the in-cart discount).

Panasonic FZ2500 SuperZoom for $1000 with FREE $100 GC or Shure VP83F LensHopper Mic

The Panasonic FZ-2500, a 1-inch RAWzoomer with a 20x superzoom lens, something our 2007 themselves might have considered a unicorn, remains at $998 but it gains a freebie. You have a choice, at B&H Photo you get a $100 B&H e-gift card. At Adorama, you sure get a freebie [sorry, I couldn’t resist), the Shure VP83F LensHopper Microphone which goes for $300 on its own!

Panasonic GH4 Body with Choice of Freebie for $898

The Panasonic GH5 body only is holding steady at $2000, but the imported/grey-market prices have been dropping steadily, currently going for $1500 grey market as one of the eBay Black Friday features.

But the Panasonic GH4 is not only going for $898 but you have choices on which freebie to pick at B&H Photo: FREE Rode Mic or mayhaps V-LOG Activation Kit or 4% promotional rewards ($36~ in future purchases)… Amazon has it for $900, but no freeebies…

(ENDED) Used Panasonic FZ80 superzoom (60X) for $250

As of a 11/26/17 AM recheck, the used options have sold out….

The Panasonic FZ80 superzoom (60x optical) is on sale for $348 with free shipping at authorized dealers such as B&H Photo and Adorama and Amazon itself [corrected link]. You can optionally triple the original 1-year warranty by filing paperwork with Panasonica.

But if you are comfortable with used cameras without warranty (only a 30-day return policy), then thanks to the 20% off in-cart promotion at Amazon Warehouse Deals, you can get this camera in USED – Like New condition for $250 with free shipping after the in-cart discount. There are many listings of this, and pictures of the available cameras, so it is possible that price pressure will build on them and price will drop over time ~ other things equal, because the real world is not an Economics 101 textbook example ๐Ÿ™‚

Imported Panasonic GH5 body w/1-YR seller warranty for $1500

One of the cameras teased in the eBay BF Ads [see BF Ads Digest mega-post] is the Panasonic GH5 body only for $1500, and I think I’ve found that offer. As expected, it is imported/grey-market, offered in new condition by 6ave’s eBay store with a limit of up to three per buyer. It comes with a 1-year seller warranty.

This is a $50 drop since the last time I updated the Stock Status Tracker where the same seller offered it for $1550. The new condition price at authorized dealers remains $2000 (thank you MAP pricing).

BUT another option emerged now, KEH Camera has limited supplies in USED “LN-” (Like New Minus) condition for $1829 plus shipping. And if you buy before 12/31/17, you get a 365-warranty from KEH Camera instead of the usual 180-day. Definitely better to have a KEH warranty than an eBay seller warranty ๐Ÿ™‚

Panasonic G9 returns to Amazon

A few days ago the option to pre-order the Panasonic G9 at Amazon disappeared, but as of the time of writing, the option to pre-order this for $1700 has returned at Amazon. I have no clue why it disappeared. AI Bots Gone Wild? ๐Ÿ™‚

You can see how it stacks up price-wise with other mirrorless camera in last week’s Mirrorless Price Chart. Its announcement came just as I was preparing the charts. If I was a day early, it wouldn’t have made it. So sometimes being late pays off ๐Ÿ™‚

Speaking of Panasonic, a number of their M43rds cameras, lenses and fixed lens cameras are on sale. You can find them all under the Panasonic category, or under the Mirrorless section of the Black Friday 2017 Situation Room. It looks like mayhaps they are trying to steal a march on the other camera manufacturers by rolling out their sales earlier.

Panasonic ZS100 superzoom with extras for $598

We have yet another Panasonic camera that got discounted since last week. The Panasonic ZS100 superzom went for $700 last week when I posted the Fixed Lens Cameras price chart but now it is down t o $598 at authorized dealers which also include free accessories or promotional rewards such as Adorama and B&H Photo and various at Amazon.

Panasonic GX8 Body with Extras for $998

The Panasonic GX8 body only was going for $1200 last week when I posted the Mirrorless Price charts, but this week it is down to $998 at authorized dealers such as Adorama (with freebies) and B&H Photo (4% rewards) and by Amazon itself (5% with Prime VISA).

A handful of Panasonic cameras got discounted today, you can find them at the aforelinked Panasonic category of posts.

Panasonic FZ2500 superzoom with $100 Gift Card for $998

The Panasonic LX100 rawsumer was going for $800 last week [see Fixed Lens Cameras Price charts] but this week it is down to $998 with free shipping at authorized dealers. Better yet, at Adorama you get a $100 Adorama gift certificate with it, while still paying $998.

At B&H Photo you get a free 32GB Extreme SD and camera bag, while Amazon itself gets you 5% in statement credit if paid with Prime VISA.

Meanwhile the Panasonic FZ1000 superzoom is also getting discounted, going from $800 to $700 with free accessories at Adorama and B&H Photo and Amazon (no freebies).

Panasonic LX100 rawsumer with choice of freebies for $648

The Panasonic LX100 rawsumer was going for $800 last week [see Fixed Lens Cameras Price charts] but this week it is down to $648 with free shipping at Adorama (with free accessories or 4% promotional rewards) and at B&H Photo (likewise with free accessories or 4% promotional rewards) and at Amazon itself (no freebies but 5% rewards with Prime VISA purchases).

Panasonic G7 with 14-42 and Extras for $498

Last week the Panasonic G7 with 14-42mm was going for $800 [see Mirrorless Price Chart]. This week it is joining some of the other Panasonic cameras in going down in price! It currently goes for $498 with free shipping and with some free accessories:

+ At Adorama you get the Corel software, 46mm filter, 32GB SD card, card reader, memory card wallet, and Lowepro 140 Format bag

+ At B&H Photo you get a 32GB Sandisk Extreme SD card and a Ruggard Hunter 15 camera bag

+ At Amazon there are no freebies but you get 5% cashback if you pay with a Prime VISA credit card (or 3% non-Prime)

Panasonic GH4 body with your choice of FREEBIE (Rode, V-Log, etc) for $898

Panasonic Gone Wild! When I posted the Mirrorless Price Chart last week, the Panasonic GH4 was jumped up to $1500. This week though, it’s coming back down to reality, but that’s not all! It is getting some free extras as well.

At B&H Photo
+ with Rode VideoMic with Rycote Lyre Suspension System

+ with Polsen VM-180M DSLR/Video Microphone

+ with V-Log L Activation Code Kit

At Adorama
+ with Various Freebies: Corel software, 32GB Lexar SD, 24/7 TC medium holster, card wallet, screen protector, cleaning kit

+ with $36 promotional rewards as the freebie

It also goes for $898 at Amazon by Amazon itself but no free extras at the moment.

Panasonic G85 with 12-60 and 45-200 OIS for $998

The Panasonic G85 mirrorless camera is on its way out. The body only kit is already gone, that’s why we didn’t include it in our latest Mirrorless Price Chart, but that doesn’t stop the deals from happening!

The standard Panasonic G85 with 12-60mm which goes for $1000 now (and went for $1000 last week) is now bundled with the Panasonic 45-200mm f4-5.6 II PowerOIS lens for FREE at Amazon by Amazon itself (limit 3 per customer; 5% if you pay with Prime Chase VISA; 3% with non-Prime Chase VISA) and B&H Photo and Adorama.

Adorama includes a handful of free extras as well: Corel software suite, 24/7 TC holster, 58mm filter kit, 32GB Lexar SD, card reader, memory card wallet, and cleaning kit. The lens is included in the bundle, when you scroll to the bottom of the “Bundle Includes”, you will see the lens there. Screenshot below:

Optionally you can triple the warranty by filing with Panasonic. Details in PDF files at both retailers above.

There are many and more Micro Four Thirds options these days, so the decision on which one(s) to get may require a few spreadsheets and Tylenols ๐Ÿ˜‰

PS: the difference between a Prime and a non-Prime Chase VISA is your Prime status. If you are a Prime member, it becomes a Prime VISA and you get 5% back on your statements. If you are not a Prime member, you get 3% back.

Panasonic ZS50 travel-zoom for $279

There are many and more superzoom options out there these days. If it is the Panasonic ZS50 travel-zoom (30X optical) the one you want, it is currently on sale in new condition for $279 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon itself (limit 3 per customer) and at B&H Photo.

Panasonic FZ2500 with $100 gift card for $1200

The Panasonic FZ2500 superzoom with RAW goes for $1200 in new condition at authorized dealers, but for a limited time, B&H Photo and Adorama are bundling a $100 gift card of their own with the camera. In other words, if you buy from B&H, you get a $100 B&H gift card. If you buy from Adorama, you get a $100 Adorama gift card.

Optionally you can triple the original 1-year warranty by filing with Panasonic. Details at each retailer above.

(ENDED) Used Panasonic GX850 with 12-32 for $400 + S&H

The new condition price dropped since then…

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Pre-order new Panasonic G9 camera with Dual IS, 80mp high-res mode for $1700

Patience is a virtue for this new camera as the estimates point to mid January to mid February 2018. It is the brand new Panasonic G9 non-video flagship, with a dual IS system [about time this became popular], dual SD slots, and an “80 megapixel high-res mode” among other things. The pre-order price is $1700 with pre-orders accepted by Amazon itself and Adorama and B&H Photo.

It will be added to the Stock Status Tracker as we get closer to release date (it’s 2-3 months away).

Also coming along for the ride is the Panasonic DMW-BGG9 Battery Grip available for pre-ordering for $350 at B&H Photo and Adorama and Amazon itself.

The timing of this camera is perfect because our Mirrorless segment of the Camera Price Charts is coming out tomorrow, so it will be included ๐Ÿ™‚

This too has been added to the New Cameras of 2017 tracking page. This furthers the Mirrorless cameras lead over DSLRs to 12-8. It is not unreasonable to assume that DSLRs probably don’t have a chance to catch up to them in 2017 but you never know, we’ve had November and December surprised in previous years after all!

Does this sound like a dream M43rds camera or hype? Details at 11!

(ENDED) Panasonic ZS100 RAWzoomer for $490

As of late 10/11/17 re-check, both colors are back to their $650 usual price…

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