Speaking of video, B&H Photo is offering the Sony PXW-FS5 XDCAM & BP-U60 Battery Kit for $4749 after a $1000 mail-in rebate (MIR). Considering the value of the rebate, you may want to make multiple copies of everything, maybe even have it notarized? 🙂 This is a mail-in cash rebate, not gift cards. No PO Boxes.
As of 6/3/17 recheck, the price of both colors is now $126~
The Kickstarter era is bringing all kinds of things to market, which brings us to the Cinebody S6 (Black) on sale for $99 at Amazon by Amazon itself. This is compatible with only the iPhone 6 and 6S. The iPhone goes inside the Cinebody. iPhone NOT included 🙂 Check reviews and such if you are not familiar with this critter.
Also part of the NAB 2017 sale-a-brations, Adorama has launched a diverse but video-centric NAB sale featuring Rokinon Cine lenses, a variety of lightning and studio equipment, various video-friendly cameras and camcorders, tripods, computers and more. Lots of products are offered, too many to list here individually.
In parallel, there is a freebie promotion on select LaCIE Thunderbolt Storage Arrays, you get a FREE Pelican case and a FREE Apple adapter. Eight options are available and prices range from $2999 all the way up to $9999.
UPDATE: they have also launched a 48-Hour Sale featuring a pot-pouri of camera and photo gear (a total of 33 options).
This Saturday lightning deal expired…
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.
The Canon EOS C100 Cinema EOS Camera (Body Only) is going further down, it is now on sale for $1800 with free shipping at B&H Photo with a extra Canon BP-955 battery included by B&H… Please note that this, like other professional Cinema Canon products are NOT returnable to the sellers. Any issues have to be dealt with the manufacturer (warranty)…
This group of offers expired… For future action, check the B&H Photo Daily Deals…
Video killed the radio star, but it doesn’t have to kill your wallet 🙂 The Canon EOS C100 Cinema EOS Camera (Body Only) along with a bonus Canon BP-955 battery is on sale for $2500 with free shipping at B&H Photo. Keep in mind, Canon cinema cameras are non-returnable. Any issues have to be addressed through the manufacturer warranty, they cannot be returned to the retailer.
This lightning deal expired…
New condition authorized-dealer supplies for the Canon 1D C body only Cinema DSLR are running on the dry side, but if you want it, it is still available in-stock and in new condition for $5000 at B&H Photo. Note that this is sold as non-returnable item. If you have any issues with it, you have to go through the Canon warranty. This is not an uncommon practice for professional video equipment where returns can be used as “temporary rentals” by film makers on a shoestring budget.
PS: I have began a full frame cameras price check for the upcoming “Price Charts” series, this is the first of potentially more full frame discount posts to come (assuming there are more mentionables that is).
Wedding season is upon us, and there are plenty of reasons to film documentaries these days, which is perhaps why this Canon EOS C100MK II Wedding/Documentary Kit (EF mount version) is on sale for $5500 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo. This is a pre-order sale, there is no estimated shipping date yet for this bundle that includes a Ronin-M Stabilizer among other things.
This daily offer expired…
The B&H Photo Daily Deal good until 11:59pm ET on Monday or earlier if sold out is the Brinno TLC200 Pro HDR Time Lapse Video Camera for $120 with free S&H.
For fans of Canon’s Cine Pro video line of products, a new round of Instant Rebates has rolled out featuring a variety of EOS C300 and C100 camera kits and the 17-120mm T2.95 lenses. You can find them all nicely organized at Adorama.
Since fate has created a mini medium format theme today, how about a professional wedding and documentary photography bundle? The Canon EOS C100MK II Wedding/Documentary Kit is now in-stock and ready to ship for $6000 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo. It is eligible for the optional Canon Financial financing offers for business customers. NOTE: this is NOT returnable!
The kit is centered on the EOS C100 Mark II Cinema EOS Camera with Dual Pixel CMOS AF (Body Only) kit and includes a number of additional items: AVX Camera-Mountable Lavalier Digital Wireless Set (ME2 Lavalier), Ronin-M 3-Axis Handheld Gimbal Stabilizer, and SKB Case Holds Entire Package for the whole package. See pictures and “In the Box” sections over there for complete details.
In addition to the items tracked in the Stock Tracker, the following items are also now in-stock and ready to ship at B&H Photo (they are back after the Holidays):
+ Panasonic GX85 w/12-32 with bonus Travel Charger/Battery bundle for $798
+ Z Camera E1 Mini 4K Interchangeable Lens Camera (M43rds) for $699
+ JVC GY-HM620 ProHD Mobile News Camera for $2995
+ this is a new pre-order item (in-stock early August 2016): Zeiss VR One Plus Virtual Reality Smartphone Headset for $129
Among the many NAB Specials at B&H there are some DSLR Video bundles that include accessories help with DSLR Audio/Video, such as mics and such. There are bundles centered around three different DSLRs, the Nikon D750 kits and the Canon 7D Mark II kits and the Canon 5D Mark III kits. Most of the NAB specials expire 4/21.
Also note that B&H offices will be closed starting 7pm ET on 4/21/16 and will reopen 5/1/16 at 10am.
The EF Mount is trying to kill the Video Star perhaps 🙂 Which brings us to a brand new square don’t-call-me-RED-competitor EF-mount blocky camera from Canon, the Canon ME200S-SH Multi-Purpose Video & Still Super35mm Camera, available for pre-order for $5000 at Adorama. Coming along with it is the brand new Canon Compact-Servo 18-80mm T4.4 EF Lens available for pre-order for $5225.
UPDATE: this is also available at B&H Photo including a Cinema Package for $21K that includes a variety of video gear that go with it.
And now a pre-order for Cinema-level video cameras, the Panasonic Cinema VariCam LT 4K S35 Digital Cinema Camera with an interchangeable stainless steel Canon EF Mount is available for pre-order for $16,500 with free expedited shipping when it becomes available at B&H Photo.
Digital Video killed the VHS star (I think that’s what that old song said) 🙂 Which brings us to further price sliding on the Panasonic AG-AF100A Digital Cinema Camcorder (M43rds mount) going for $1999 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo.
The Canon EOS C100 Mark II Cinema EOS Camera with the Dual Pixel CMOS functionality is now on sale for $4500 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo. Please note this item is NOT returnable… For business customers, Canon offers a leasing program through Canon Financial, 0% on a 24 Month term or 2% on a 36 Month term. The PDF file over there has all the details… If you also need lenses with it, when you page down over there, you will see bundles with some common Canon lenses… If price-checking around, make sure you compare Dual Pixel and Mark II model prices…
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.
Canon has a soccer/football team of Instant Savings on eleven Professional Camcorders with prices ranging from $1300 to $3500, featuring products in the XA- and XF- product lines. You can see all participating items nicely organized 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.
B&H Photo is offering the Varavon Birdycam II 3-Axis Motorized Gimbal Stabilizer with a free Varavon 16V TPower for BCII/BMPCC Camera automatically included by B&H during this promotion, for $1700 with free shipping… While there, they are offering the Elvid 7″ FieldVision Pro Monitor with Scopes for $650 with free shipping, and they also offer the Lenovo 14″ ThinkPad T450 Ultrabook for $600…
For a limited time only, Adorama is bundling a free iPad Mini (16GB, Wifi) when you purchase one of these three professional JVC video cameras. The iPad will be included automatically while this promotion is running (it is shown in the individual product pages as long as the promotion continues). No coupons, no rebates needed.
For the early adopters, the Micro Four Thirds Blackmagic Design Micro Ultra HD Studio Camera 4K is now in-stock and ready to ship to your front door or office for $1300 with free expedited shipping by Adorama.
If you are interested in getting the Canon XC10 video camera, Adorama is offering a bundle for the same $2500 price at authorized Canon USA dealers. You get a free 64GB Sandisk Extreme Pro CFast 2.0 memory card, a Sandisk Extreme Pro CFast 2.0 card reader, and a one year subscription to the Adobe Premiere Pro Creative Cloud. The Creative Cloud offer is redeemed separately through Canon’s promotions by you (the buyer).
From the $1 photo paper in the previous post, we now go to a $17,000 video bundle 🙂 Adorama is offering a big Sony Video Bundle for $17,000 with free shipping. It is temporarily on backorder but you can order it now if you like the price. For that, you get the Sony PMW-F5 CineAlta 4K PMW Series HD Camcorder, along with the Sony a7S II body only digital camera, the Sony DVFEL100 OLED Viewfinder for PMW-F5 & PMW-F55, the Sony PMW-F5 Software Upgrade for XAVC 4K and XAVC QFHD Recording and Playback, the Sony VCTFSA5 Shoulder Mount for PMW-F5, PMW-F55 Cameras, the BlackMagic Design Davinci Resolve, Correction Software V 10.1, and a Sony USB 3.0 SxS Memory Card Reader/Writer… For comparison, the F5 on its own goes for $16,500 at authorized Sony dealers…
The Sony NEX-FS100U Super 35mm video camera body only (takes E-mount lenses) is now down to $1600 with free expedited shipping at Adorama.
While on the topic of video, also at Adorama, in-stock and ready to ship it is (obligatory Yoda-ish which I’m sure will be overly-done world-wide in the next few months) the Panasonic AG-DVX200 Camcorder for $4200. This has a 13x Leica optical zoom fixed lens.
Digital video killed the VHS star! I’m sure there was a popular song about it 😉 The Canon Cinema C100 camera sale has been extended at Adorama, you can get the C100 Cinema body only (EF) for $3000 and the one with the AF Upgrade for $3500. Please note these items are not returnable. If there any issues, you have to use the warranty.
PL mount fans, unite and take over! The Blackmagic Design URSA Camera with PL Mount Super35 4K video camera is bundled with a FREE Blackmagic Design Shoulder Kit for $4500 total with free expedited shipping at Adorama.com.
The micro four thirds Panasonic AG-AF100A is currently on sale for a limited time for $2000 with free expedited shipping and free Wooden Camera WC-142000 1/4-20 Shoe Mount at B&H Photo.
Canon is jumping on the video hype train by creating special Video Creator Kits centered around some of their dSLRS, launching with the D-Rebel T5i, T6i and 70D, perhaps targeting the family archivists and YouTube channelers. In addition to the DSLR (obviously), the bundles include the RODE VideoMic GO and a 32GB Sandisk memory card. The T5i bundle goes for $900, the T6i for $1000, and the 70D for $1650. The D-Rebels come with the 18-55 lens while the 70D comes with the 18-135. They are available for pre-order at Adorama and B&H Photo and Amazonia.
The Panasonic AG-AF100A micro four thirds video camera is now on sale for $2000 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo.
The tall ships from Japan brought in some new gear now in-stock at B&H Photo as follows:
And some discounts there:
+ Canon EOS C100 Cinema EOS Camera (Body Only) for $3000
+ Tascam DR-100mkII Portable 2-Channel Linear PCM Recorder for $200
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 AJA CION 4K/UHD and 2K/HD production video camera is currently on sale for $5000 with free expedited shipping at Adorama.
More action on the video front from Canon. Their new Cinema C300 Mark II is now available for pre-orders in the body only configuration for $16,000 in either the EF mount or the PL mount at B&H Photo. Availability is estimated to be September 2015. It is also available for pre-order at Adorama.
In parallel, Canon revealed the new XC10, a 1″ sensor fixed-lens camcorder with a 10x optical zoom lens, going for $2500 with a June 2015 release estimate at B&H Photo.