Pre-order new Olympus TG-5 Elementproof and Underwater Housing

If you are a fan of elementproof cameras and ones that have an official underwater housing, Olympus has announced the new Tough TG-5 and its accompanying underwater housing, available for pre-order as follows:

+ TG-5 Camera for $450 at Adorama and Amazon itself

+ Olympus Underwater Housing PT-058 for $300 at Amazon itself and Adorama

Refurbished Fuji XP90 waterproof P&S for $105

On the waterproof cameras front, the lime-green Fuji XP90 is offered in certified refurbished condition for $105 with free shipping by a 3rd-party seller with the order fulfilled by Amazon, so you get free 2-day shipping as a member.

NOTE #1: the seller’s name is “Prime Deal” but it has nothing to do with Amazon. I do not know why Amazon allows 3rd-party sellers to use names that can confuse the casual shopper into thinking this is Amazon.

NOTE #2: “certified refurbished” at Amazon is a term Amazon defines products that have a 90-day minimum warranty but they can be refurbished by anyone, manufacturer, 3rd-party, seller, unicorns, etc. They have created a portal dedicated to certified refurbished products over there.

Nikon S33 waterproof w/16GB SD, Case, Etc for $107

Splash! The Nikon Coolpix S33 waterproof P&S digital camera is bundled with a Lowepro case, a 16GB Delkin SD and a cleaning kit for $107 with free shipping at Adorama in the white color and the blue color. Both are “temporarily out of stock” at the moment, but you can purchase them to lock the price.

On the other hand, if you need them to ship right away, they are in-stock for the same price but without the three free accessories at B&H Photo. Or if you are comfortable with refurbished, the white color is in-stock for $83 with free S&H.

Panasonic TS6 waterproof for $169

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…

Panasonic TS30 waterproof for $138 {or with lots of extras for just S&H more}

Today feels like national Panasonic discounting day, here’s another one, this time on the elementproof front, the Panasonic TS30, in three different color options goes for $138 with free shipping at Amazon.

However, the best bang for the buck is Adorama where you can get a boatload of free accessories and you only pay shipping extra (the camera price is around $138 to $139). The freebies include the Corel Software bundle (AfterShot2 PRO, PSP X7, etc), pouch, 16GB card, cleaning kit, floating strap. This offer is available on the black and blue colors. The red color has a price/technical error. Shipping is under $10 for most zipcodes. (The standard options without the extra accessories get free shipping).

YMMV Amazon Chase VISA cardholders: Fuji XP90 waterproof for $143

NOTE!!!: this is a YMMV promotion!

If you have an Amazon Chase VISA credit card and you are eligible for this promotion (detailed post explains the promotion), there is a super hot deal [you will only see the offer if you are eligible] for the Fuji XP90 waterproof digital camera for $143~ with free shipping. You have to pay with the Amazon Chase VISA and enter coupon code ARC20SPRING in the shopping cart. The coupon is 20% off the current price dropping it from $179~ to $143~. If the price changes, so will the discount. Camera must be sold and shipped by Amazon itself (not 3rd-party sellers).

The promotion is good for the yellow Fuji XP90 or the blue Fuji XP90.

If all is well, you will see this at the top right corner of the Amazon Checkout page:


Nikon AW130 Waterproof + Corel Imaging Software + Extras for $277

Spring may be an excuse to convince the spouse CFO to “authorize” the purchase of a waterproof camera and if so, and if you are also interested in the Corel imaging software without breaking the bank, Adorama is offering a number of free accessories with the Nikon Coolpix AW130 for the same price of $277 with free expedited shipping: the Corel Software Bundle which includes AfterShot PRO 2 and Paintshop PRO X8 (total of five titles), a floater strap, a 16GB SD card, a Lowepro pouch, and a cleaning kit. This is available in Coldplay Yellow, Blue or Black. Page down over there to locate these among the list of options.

Panasonic TS6 waterproof with $25 Gift Card for $200

Spring is in the air, and if you are looking for a new “adventure” camera that you won’t cry for too long if it gets lost or ruined, the Panasonic TS6 is bundled with a $25 Adorama Gift Certificate, all together going for $200 with free shipping in either the camouflage color option or the Melisandre red color option.

Costco Members Only offers: Olympus TG-3, GoPro {don’t know the prices}

Currently Costco has two camera offers that are members-only exclusives (you can’t buy members-only items with a 5% surcharge if you are not member), which often means the prices are better than the rest of the internets. It is the red Olympus TG-4 waterproof P&S cameras with extras, and the GoPro Hero3+ Silver Edition with Li-ion Battery and Dual Battery Charger.

NOTE: Unfortunately I am not a Costco member, so I don’t know what the prices are. Even if you login with a Costco account, you can’t see the prices without being a member. Maybe I need to start a Kickstarter to fund purchases of memberships so I can check prices 😉

Olympus Tough TG-860 + Floater for $199

Spring is in the air, at least based on the time change, which brings us to a waterproof camera sale, the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 is bundled with an Olympus floater, together for $199 with free shipping at Adorama in black or orange or white.

PS: I am having another “Keyboardian Existential Crisis”, so the chances of typos and HTML errors are elevated as I rotate through keyboards. I don’t know why it’s so hard to find a near-perfect keyboard. Maybe because I “hand-write” HTML which makes the bottom right corner of a keyboard a killer zone (the “< >” and Quote and Shift and Enter areas). If you have any keyboard suggestions please leave them in the comments or use the online contact form.

Refurbished Nikon Coolpix AW130 waterproof for $169 OR S6900 compact-zoom for $99

We are taking another break from the Pre-Orders Parade (many more to come still), with a series of refurbished Nikon Coolpix P&S digital cameras offered with a 90-day Nikon USA warranty from authorized dealer BuyDig’s eBay store as follows:

+ refurbished Coolpix AW130 waterproof in yellow for $169

+ refurbished Coolpix S6900 (12x optical; with case and 16GB card) for $99 OR add two to the shopping cart and save 10% off

+ these are among the 100+ refurbished Nikon camera gear eligible for the BuyDig “Buy 1 Get 1 at 10% off” promotion

Pre-order new Leica X-U element-proof Big Sensor Prime for $2950

Sometimes the display cases Leica collectors use to showcase their prized possessions are not completely dustproof or waterproof. Leica has solved those problems today with the brand new Leica X-U (Type 113) fixed lens camera, a 16mp APS-C CMOS with a 23mm f1.7 lens and with a “Water, Dust, and Shockproof Construction”. This new camera is now available for pre-order for $2950 at Adorama and B&H Photo… This too has been added to the New Cameras of 2016 tracking page

(ENDED) Ends Sat 9:20pm ET: Panasonic TS30A elementproof for $80

This longer than usual lightning deal expired…

In a more longer-running lightning deal, Amazon is offering the blue Panasonic TS30A elementproof P&S digital camera for $80 with free shipping with a limit of one per customer. The offer ends by 9:20pm ET on Saturday or earlier if sold out… I didn’t check the Gold Box schedule last night, so I don’t know if this was pre-planned or one of the “surprise” lightning deals that just appear when they go live…

Nikon Coolpix AW130 for $250

If The Dave Matthews Band is licensing their songs to the Yogurt Industrial Complex, may I also suggest creating a special edition of “Crash into me” for waterproof action cameras called “Splash, into me!”. With that as a completely unnecessary introduction that took up at least 41 extra characters, we drive in to Amazon where they are offering the Nikon Coolpix AW130 for $250 with free shipping, in three color schemes, with a limit of five per customer. The same price is also available at B&H Photo (they will begin accepting orders again Saturday PM).

While we are on the topic of elementproof cameras, the Panasonic TS30 remains at $100 at Amazon by Amazon itself and Adorama and B&H Photo.

Fuji XP80 ElementProof P&S for $150 (or +shipping with Extras)

On the element-proof P&S digital camera front, the Fuji XP80 (three color scheme options) is bundled with a floater strap, camera case, 16GB SD and camera cleaning kit for $149 plus shipping (typically under $10; YMMV based on zipcode) at Adorama.

If you don’t need the bonus accessories, you can get it for $149 with free shipping and 2% promotional rewards (= ~$3) at B&H Photo.

Ricoh WG-M1 Elementproof Camera with two 32GB cards, Tripod, Case, Extras for $140

The Last Action Camera Hero. Coming soon to a theater near you (probably not)… In the meantime, if you like boatloads of extra accessories, BuyDig’s Rakuten store is offering an orange-black Ricoh WG-M1 camera bundle for $140 with free shipping. This include the standard camera kit, along with two 32GB microSD cards, a tripod, a camera case, a card reader, a memory card wallet, a cable and the obligatory cleaning kit… While there, promo code REWARDME gets you 7% Rakuten Points rewards (if you are part of their rewards program)…

Ricoh WG-M1 waterproof with lots of free extras for $129

More elementproof action at the eBay Deals where the BuyDig eBay store is offering a new condition orange Ricoh WG-M1 with lots of free accessories for $129 with free shipping. You can buy as many as you like. The extras include a 32GB memory card, camera bag, card reader, HDMI cable, lens cleaning kit, and a mini tripod (those that are strong enough to hold a mosquito but only before it eats). Joking aside, this is a pretty good bundle, especially for someone who doesn’t have much in accessories (eg gift for kids, which tend to break and drop things in the water and their food).

Refurbished Fuji X80 waterproof P&S for $129

To the eBay Deals we return where eBay seller “Deal Frenzy” (98.6%) is offering manufacturer refurbished Fuji XP80 waterproofs in either black, blue or yellow for $129 with free shipping and a 90 day Fuji warranty… The yellow is also available refurbished for the same price by Willoughby’s on Amazon (Coldplay not included!).

Panasonic TS6 elementproof + $50 Gift Card for $278

Not to be confused with the entry level Panasonic TS30 (still going for $100), the Panasonic TS6 is a higher spec model (tip: single-digit is the more advanced model in the TS-series) is bundled with a $50 Adorama gift certificate for $278 total with free expedited shipping. That’s an effective $228 price assuming you will have no problem spending the $50 GC. If not, you can buy the camera on its own for $240.

You can see all the aforementioned TS6 bundles and colors at Adorama website.

Panasonic TS6 Waterproof with Many Extras (including AfterShot Pro 2) for $278

Splash, into me! If Dave Matthews was doing camera instead of yogurt covers of their own songs, this may have been what they used for waterproof cameras. With that unnecessary sentence out of the way, Adorama has Panasonic TS6 waterproof bundles for $278 with free shipping and a boatload of extras: 16GB Toshiba SD card, Lowepro case, Vivitar floating strap, cleaning kit, and more important perhaps of all, the Corel Digital Organization Creativity Software Kit which includes the AfterShot Pro 2 and Paintshop Pro X7 software (along with a couple of other titles, FileCenter, OmniPage). No coupons, no rebates, just add the thing to the shopping cart and checkout.

TIP: look for the aforementioned bundles in the long list of 20 options there. This offer is currently available in black or orange or blue or cameo (camouflage).

For the TL;DR crowd, the aforementioned bundles look like this in the search results (note the tiny little software boxes in the annotated screenshot below):


Panasonic TS30 waterproof with case, 16GB card and cleaning for $128

On the “summer camera” front, the colorful Panasonic TS30 waterproof point and shoots are now on sale for $128 with free expedited shipping at Adorama with a free Lowepro camera pouch, 16GB memory card and cleaning kit. This is available in red or blue or back. Page down over there to find the color and bundle of interest. Offer ends by 8/8/15 or earlier if sold-out/etc…