I saw mentioned on a few other blogs that the price of the Canon 5D Mark II -- still the
only best full frame video camera in the world ((Oops, realized the Nikon D3s is full frame... but only does 720p.)) -- had dropped to $2k. "Nice," I thought, thinking back to how I paid $2500 for mine -- but I wasn't sure if that was cause for an entire blog post. Then I saw that, because of a price war, B&H is throwing in a whole bundle of stuff included in that $2k price: a SanDisk 16GB Extreme Pro CompactFlash Card, a Lowepro Adventura 170 Shoulder Bag, and the Red Giant B&H Video Production Software Bundle (reportedly worth $720 collectively). And free US shipping. You're not going to find a better deal than this -- the only question is whether you'd rather wait for the next full frame HDSLR from Canon (which is the 1DX... which will retail for $7k). The 5D Mark III probably won't be out for quite some time, given Canon needs to give the 1DX room the breathe. One other thing to mention: the Mark II has terrific resale value due in part to its excellence as a still camera.