August 23, 2019

The Best Filmmaking Deals of the Week (8.23.19)

Panasonic headlines our Deals of the Week with a big $700 discount on the Lumix S1R mirrorless camera.

This week in filmmaking deals: In the mirrorless market? Sony offers an a7II bundle for less than $900, while the Panasonic Lumix S1R is now under $3000. Also, the more you buy the more you save over at Edelkrone's sales event (up to 25%), while the latest model of Apple's 27" iMac is $200 off. Lastly, Adorama is running a special on JVC's 4K GY-HM170 camcorder that saves you almost $700.

Sony Alpha a7II with Free Accessories

If you're looking for a budget full-frame mirrorless shooting option, the Sony a7II offers a lot of great features without reaching too deep into your pocket. Again, the a7II has a 35mm full-frame mirrorless sensor, but it also has 5-axis in-body image stabilization, a 3" tiltable LCD, and an ISO range of 200-25600. The one drawback is its lack of 4K (or higher)—it shoots 1080p at 60fps—but if money is an issue, now be a great time to jump on this deal, because you can get the a7II, along with a bunch of accessories, for $898.

Panasonic Lumix S1R

The Panasonic Lumix S1R offers plenty of features that will allow you to shoot high-quality video. It's got a lot of great stuff under the hood, including a 35mm full-frame mirrorless sensor, L-mount compatibility, 4K at 60fps, and an ISO range of 100-51,200, but it's also built like a tank, with a magnesium splash/dust/freeze resistant body. The Panasonic Lumix S1R is on sale right now for $2998, which is $700 off of retail.

Edelkrone Bundle Discount

Now might be the best time to load up on all that Edelkrone gear you've had your eye on. Edelkrone's Back to Work sales event is offering discounts that get better and better the more you buy, allowing you to save anywhere between 10% and 25% on their popular sliders, heads, and other unique camera movement gear. The sale ends today, so if you want to take advantage of the savings, act fast!

Apple 27" iMac

Save $200 on this 8th-gen Apple iMac right now. Features include a 27" Retina 5K display, 3.0GHz 6-core 8th-generation Intel Core i5 processor, Radeon Pro 570x Graphics processor, and two Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) ports (among others). It's for sale right now on Amazon for $1599.

Adorama Deal of the Week

Want a good B-cam or take-along shooter? The JVC 4K GY-HM170 camcorder features a 1/2.3" CMOS sensor, 4K recording at up to 30fps, integrated f1.2-3.5 zoom lens (35mm equivalent), internal ND filters, dual SDHC/SDXC slots, as well as a handy mic input and 12x optical zoom. If that checks a lot of your boxes, Adorama is now offering the GY-HM170 for a special price of $1099, which is a huge $700 price drop.     

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