July 6, 2013

Great Canon & Panasonic Deals: Price Drops & Rebates on 5D Mark III, 6D, EOS M, and GH3

Best Buy Leak - Canon EOS-bIf you've been waiting to pick up a camera for some good deals, now might just be the time. With Magic Lantern RAW, the Canon 5D Mark III might be the best DSLR out there, and now you can get one for even cheaper, along with some great extras. We've also got a pretty crazy deal on the Canon 6D with the 24-105mm, half off the mirrorless Canon EOS M (which now has much-improved AF with the newest firmware), and $200 off the Panasonic GH3. Check below for all of the crazy deals.

To see the full details you will have to take these all the way to checkout. You won't be able to fully order from B&H until 9:45 EST, but you can add it to the cart in the meantime

Canon 5D Mark III Body Only with Inkjet Printer, Paper, and 64GB SD Card: $2,900

Canon 5D Mark III Mail in Rebate

Canon 6D with 24-105mm Lens, Inkjet Printer, Paper, and 16GB SD Card: $2,000

Canon 6D with Printer Mail in Rebate

Canon EOS M with 22mm at B&H or at Amazon: $300

Canon EOS M with 22mm

Canon EOS M with 18-55mm at B&H or at Amazon: $350

Canon EOS M with 18-55mm

Panasonic GH3 Body Only at B&H or at Amazon: $1,050

Panasonic GH3 - Front

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I think Panasonic AG AF 100 is also being offered for a much lower price than it was originally. Could this be a major inventory clear-out just before new products are introduced?

July 6, 2013 at 4:12PM, Edited September 4, 11:21AM

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DLD

Do you have a link to that price?

July 6, 2013 at 5:54PM, Edited September 4, 11:21AM

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Gene

Where's the mention of the AF100?

July 7, 2013 at 1:15PM, Edited September 4, 11:21AM

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I think he was just making people aware he saw it's also at a lower price on the internet right now. It's a wonderful camera. It makes beautiful straight from the camera color, can do 60fps at 1080p (not i), and has an SDI out. If the price gets any lower---say, in a closeout---I will bite! maybe more than once! There will still be use for 1080p as 4k comes into the mainstream just like there's still lots of 720p, and SD video all over the internet.

AF100 is my favorite mid-priced camera. I am hoping Panasonic is working on a next generation of the AF100 that can do 4k video.

Philip Bloom gives the AF100 a good grade in this 2 part comparison of cameras:

Part 1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wyIEFWxxvc0

July 7, 2013 at 4:50PM, Edited September 4, 11:21AM

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Gene

July 7, 2013 at 4:51PM, Edited September 4, 11:21AM

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Gene

so they need to get rid of those printers

July 6, 2013 at 4:49PM, Edited September 4, 11:21AM

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Yeah, really.
And what's with bundling SD cards with a 5D Mk. III that uses CF cards? Do people really need 64 GB SD cards for their printers?

July 6, 2013 at 7:02PM, Edited September 4, 11:21AM

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Blah

The MK III can use CF cards and SD cards as well

July 6, 2013 at 7:23PM, Edited September 4, 11:21AM

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Gareth

Oh, right, my bad. I forgot it has that dual slot setup.
Thanks.

July 6, 2013 at 8:35PM, Edited September 4, 11:21AM

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Blah

Will be getting the EOS-M with M to EF adapter. For that price. Can't wait.

July 6, 2013 at 5:26PM, Edited September 4, 11:21AM

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Hubert

They did something similar last year with the printers, giving rebates if you purchased the printer and the camera. Pay attention to Craigslist the next few months and you'll see everyone trying to sell their Pixma Pro printer to make more money. I almost did it last year cause you could get a T3i pretty cheap, then if you sold the printer you'd have bought the T3i for somewhere around $180, but then I noticed how many of these printers people were trying to sell second hand on Amazon, Craigslist, etc. Always with the same item description: "Unopened box, but the UPC is missing" because you had to send in the UPC code to get the rebate.

Also, unless I'm missing something, your price on the 5D and 6D are off $200. The 5D is listed as $3500, the 6D as $2600, and the max rebate is $400 on both, so it would be $3100 and $2200.

July 6, 2013 at 6:53PM, Edited September 4, 11:21AM

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Don't forget the 60d. Just picked up a body new for $599.

July 6, 2013 at 7:22PM, Edited September 4, 11:21AM

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Casey Orion

Price drops are fine but I wish Canon would come out with a good camera that shoots decent slow motion/high frame rates already. Hello Canon. Earth to Canon we have been asking for a high frame rate camera from you for a long time.

July 6, 2013 at 9:06PM, Edited September 4, 11:21AM

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Rob

You have to stop thinking video is the priority of Canon. They are photo first. If you want a company that has video as the priority go to Panasonic or Sony. You probably already know about the Panasonic GH's. And Sony makes the A99.

July 6, 2013 at 10:20PM, Edited September 4, 11:21AM

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Gene

Stills is probably a priority over film for Canon. However Canon probably spends more money for advertising educating and promoting DSLR filmmaking than Sony and Panasonic combined. Agree that Sony has superior high frame rate cameras and and high-end pro film making cameras, but Canon should do something about that given their enormous capabilities.

July 7, 2013 at 3:00PM, Edited September 4, 11:21AM

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rob

Even a GoPro or World War II vintage 16mm Filmo camera has higher frame rates than the 5D MKIII. Come on Canon, get it together already.

July 7, 2013 at 3:06PM, Edited September 4, 11:21AM

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rob

To me that is to say: Canon is better at selling their product than Panasonic and Sony, combined.

July 7, 2013 at 4:17PM, Edited September 4, 11:21AM

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Gene

Everyone is going to be on the 4K bandwagon whether they want it (Sony, Panasonic, Canon) or not (Nikon). It's just where everything is going. Within a couple of years, there'll be a deluge of ubiquitous 4K cameras - and TV's, disc players and streaming services - available to the consumer. The major choke points of the production - media storage/transfer and heat dissipation of the processors - are either solved or soon to be solved.

PS. Gene, I see the Panny unit - not sure of grey market or not - advertised online for under $2,100 (still ~ $3,300 on Amazon)

July 7, 2013 at 12:53AM, Edited September 4, 11:21AM

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DLD

I think I saw those same prices. The $2100 is without lens, but it's lower than usual. That cam makes the best straight from the camera color. Here's a nice sample, it's a shoot together with a 5D2:

http://vimeo.com/16007277

July 7, 2013 at 2:09AM, Edited September 4, 11:21AM

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Gene

I was going to add think link too, but forgot. AF100 at a street market:

http://vimeo.com/18538344

July 7, 2013 at 2:15AM, Edited September 4, 11:21AM

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Gene

I was going to bring AF 100 up during the $45K "budget" Arri camera discussion. Panasonic IQ is excellent and, while it needs a Ninja tier outboard recorder for the best quality (it's only 25 Mbp/s internally), it's priced so low, a 1080p movie/TV show can use a multiple camera shoot for a lot less than it would take to rent a single Arri cam. (btw, B&H still has it listed at ~ $4K but I didn't add it to the cart for the exact price)

IMO, right now there's a lot of jockeying up for the positions with the manufacturers. Say what you will about BMD - which was first praised, then browbeaten, now praised again - but a widely available $3K 2.5K Raw/ProRes camera is a pretty huge competition for everything from ~ $1,500 to up to $10K, where 4K kicks in. Sure, the BMD CC isn't perfect but you can't ignore it either. On top of that, the BMD announcements have to eat into sales of their competitors just by themselves (believe it or not, people were holding off buying CD players in the mid-80's because they were waiting for the solid state MP3 type units ... that were introduced to the consumer market only by the late 1990's!). I expect to see significant new products for the fall/Christmas shopping season.

July 7, 2013 at 12:58PM, Edited September 4, 11:21AM

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DLD

Man, what I could do with $45,000.00!

July 7, 2013 at 4:26PM, Edited September 4, 11:21AM

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Gene

EOS-M was $300 of yesterday, not it's $250. If I wasn't going to buy the BMCC pocket cam I would definitely get a EOS-M, but now, don't think so.

July 7, 2013 at 10:32AM, Edited September 4, 11:21AM

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Nikon's president Makoto Kimura was interviewed at Nikon's Tokyo HQ on July, 4th and admitted that the compact/point&shoot market is in serious decline (global shipments down 48% year-to-year) while the smartphone shipments are up 46%. As the result, Nikon seeks to diversify into high end camera - which is up 9% for Nikon - market and/or medical imaging and/or a mobile devices. (global SLR market is down 6% year to year, however). Nikon's competitors (Canon, Sony, Olympus) are actively engaged in the medical imaging business as well. (info culled from the various internet articles)

IMO, this pretty much assures a Nikon move into the 4K video enabled DSLR's, which is the current high end of the video industry.

July 8, 2013 at 5:09PM, Edited September 4, 11:21AM

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DLD