RED Professional video cameras can now be purchased at B&H

If you are a fan of the RED professional video cameras and B&H Photo, we have good news for you! The RED cameras and their accessories are now available for purchase at B&H Photo. A total of 21 options are available at B&H at the moment. They are currently in pre-order status. RED are specialty products, so you can’t stock them the same way you stock Canon Digital Rebels 🙂

(ENDED) Cinebody S6 (for iPhone 6 or 6S) for $99

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.

Adorama NAB 2017 specials (Video Centric, plus LaCie TB Storage Arrays)

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).

Heads Up: Panasonic GH5 Live Discussion Panel (and $100 gift card with Filmmaker kit)

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.

Canon EOS C100 Cinema BO w/Extra Battery for $1799

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)…

Canon EOS C100 Cinema EOS Camera (Body Only) with Extra Battery for $2500

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.

Canon 1D C Body for $5000

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).

Pre-order Sale: Canon EOS C100MK II Wedding/Documentary Kit (EF) for $5500

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.

In-stock now: Canon EOS C100MK II Wedding and Documentary Kit for $5999

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-stock now: Panasonic GX85 w/12-32 & Travel Freebies, Z Camera E1 (m43), JVC Video Camera

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

DSLR Video Bundles: Nikon D750, Canon 7D II and 5D III

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.

Pre-order new Canon EF Super35mm ME200S-SH Camera and 18-80mm T4.4 EF Lens

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.

Pre-order Panasonic Cinema VariCam LT 4K S35 Digital Cinema Camera (EF Mount) for $16,500

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.

Canon EOS C100 Mark II Cinema EOS Camera w/ Dual Pixel CMOS for $4500

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…

Panasonic AG-AF100A with 14-140mm OIS and Extra Battery and two 32GB SDHC for $1995

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.

Panasonic AG-AF100A Starter Kit with 14-140mm Lens for $2495

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.

Varavon Birdycam II 3-Axis Motorized Gimbal Stabilizer with free TPower for $1700

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…

Canon XC10 + 1yr Premiere Pro Creative Cloud + 64GB Extreme Pro CFast 2.0 + Extreme Pro CFast 2.0 card reader for $2500

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).

Sony a7S II + Sony PMW-F5 CineAlta 4K + Extras for $17,000

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…

Sony NEX-FS100U Super 35mm Video Camera for $1600

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.

Canon Cinema C100 for $3000 (AF upgrade for $3500)

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.

Pre-order new Canon DSLR Video Creator Kits

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.

In-stock at B&H: Sony 90/2.8 FE OSS and 3DR Solo Quad

The tall ships from Japan brought in some new gear now in-stock at B&H Photo as follows:

+ Sony FE 90mm f2.8 Macro G OSS Lens for $1100
+ 3DR Solo Quadcopter (No Gimbal) for $1000

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

Panasonic GH4 with Interface Unit and Extras and $80 rewards for $2000

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!