August 29, 2019

The Best Filmmaking Deals of the Week (8.29.19)

Canon headlines our Deals of the Week with an insane $4000 discount on the C100 Mark II Cinema Camera.

This week in filmmaking deals: Want to spend less than $3400 for a cinema camera? Well, now that Canon slashed the price of the C100 Mark II by 54% you can. You can save over $76 on a GoPro HERO 7 Black, as well as $329 on a Zhiyun Weebill 3-axis gimbal. Also, take advantage of Nikon's Trade Up to Z event, which offers instant rebates, trade-in bonuses, and some free gear for those who want to trade in their current shooter for a Nikon Z series camera. Finally, Adorama is offering the SmallHD 5.5" FOCUS OLED monitor at a special price of just $469, which is over 40% off retail.

Canon EOS C100 Mark II Cinema Camera

Canon has slashed the price of all of their C series cameras, including the very popular and very powerful C300. But for today's Deals, you might want to take a look at the C100 Mark II, which boasts a Super 35mm CMOS sensor, an ISO range of 320-102,400, and Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology. Keep in mind though, this is a 5-year-old cinema camera, so despite it still being relevant in 2019 (in my humble opinion), it may not have the features you're used to seeing, like 4K or 6K recording. You can get the Canon EOS C100 Mark II, along with a 17mm-55mm kit lens, right now for $3499, which is over half off its original retail price.

GoPro HERO 7 Black

If you're in the market for an action cam, the latest GoPro model, the HERO 7, packs a considerable punch as far as action cams go. It shoots 4K at 60fps and 1080 at 24 fps, has HyperSmooth image stabilization, and 8x Slow Mo. And you can get a GoPro HERO 7 Black now for a pretty decent bargain at $323, which is 19% off of its retail price.

Zhiyun Weebill Lab 3-Axis Handheld Gimbal (Master Package) 

Everybody and their mom wants a handheld gimbal, right? But which one should you go with? If you want to save some money but avoid purchasing a total piece of junk, you might want to take a look at the Zhiyun Weebill Lab 3-axis handheld gimbal. It features a 6.6 lb. payload capacity, a latch design that makes it easier to balance, as well as multiple shooting modes. This deal is for the Master Package, which includes a plethora of gear for the Weebill, including extra batteries, cables, smartphone holder, mini monopod, a hard case, and a big ol' backpack to store all of your goodies in. Get the Zhiyun Weebill Lab Master Package for $569, a savings of $329.

Nikon's Trade Up to Z Event

Do you have your eye on a Nikon Z series camera? Do you also have a camera that's gathering dust somewhere in your house? Then you might want to take advantage of Nikon's Trade Up to Z Event, which lets you trade in any working digital camera and get a $200 bonus when applying the trade-in value of your old camera to a new Z camera. Not only that, but you can get instant rebates of up to $400 on a wide range of Z cams, as well as a free Nikon FTZ mount adapter with your purchase. The event ends September 28th, so get your free quote before time runs out.

Adorama Deal of the Week

SmallHD is one of the leading brands when it comes to monitoring solutions, and if you're interested in getting your hands on one of their units, Adorama is offering the SmallHD FOCUS monitor at a special price for a limited time. This monitor features a 5.5" OLED HD touchscreen, daylight visibility, tilt arm, custom LUTs, and a variety of scopes, including zebra, waveform, vectorscope, RGB parade, and histogram. Get the SmallHD FOCUS monitor now for $469 at Adorama, which is a whopping 41% off of its retail price.     

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