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August 27, 2012

Deal Digest: E-M5 with up to 3 lenses, Pentax Q kit $350, Nikon V1 kit $600, free app, etc

We are in burst mode! After posting a new Cameraholic Digest and a Newsbytes round-up and an Opinions round-up, it is time for a new Deal Digest round-up! For deals as they happen, check the Camera Deals blog. This is a summary/best-of type of a thing.

Under $351
+ refurbished factory-demo Olympus E-PM1 with 14-42mm II lens for $250 in black or brown at Cameta Camera (1-year warranty provided by Cameta) [body-only for $190] - also even more refurbished factory-demo E-Pen models starting at $120 (E-PL1 refurbished factory demo black body)
+ Pentax Q with standard prime lens (black or white) for $350 at Groupon (Groupon Goods) [ends Fri 11:59pm ET or earlier if sold-out] {ships in 2.5 weeks after purchase!!!} [more details]

Under $601
+ Sony NEX-5n body only for $500, NEX-5n with 18-55 for $600 - eg B&H Photo
+ optionally you can buy the Sony 55-210mm NEX lens together with a NEX-5n body only or NEX-5n w/18-55 kit for +$250 - eg Amazon
+ Nikon V1 with 10-30mm drops to $600, two-lens kits drop to $750 - eg Amazon

+ buy one of these Olympus E-M5 kits and up to three of these Olympus M43rds and 43rds lenses and get back via mail-in rebate a $150 VISA prepaid gift card per lens [two lenses = $300 back; three lenses = $450 back] {all must be new and sold by Amazon itself; not 3rd-parties} [more details]
+ Nikon D7000 body drops to $1000 and eligible for Instant Rebates (see below) and free backpack and 16GB Extreme SDHC
+ the Nikon 70-300mm f4.5-5.6G VR and 85mm f3.5G DX VR join the Nikon Instant Rebates
+ Pentax K30 super-bundle (K30 w/18-55, WG-1 waterproof P&S, Sling, 8GB) for $900 continues at Costco (you pay 5% more if you are not a member)

Advanced and Patient Shoppers only
+ complicated Adobe deal that can get you $400 off Photoshop CS6 if you first buy another Adobe software title (Elements 10 or LR4) - more details

Expired items after the jump...

$5 or less
+ expired: FREE until around Thursday 8/30/12: IncrediBooth by Hipstermatic app for compatible iPhone/iPad/iPod models on iTunes
+ expired: + ends Tuesday 10am ET: use coupon NOISYCAMERAS to get a 1-year subscription to Outdoor Photographer (printed magazine delivered by mail) for $5 per year (maximum 3 years at this rate) at Tanga [if you are not familiar with how these work, read more about them]

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+ we regularly catch a lot of people cutting and pasting things from here without including proper credit - which is sad considering that photographers should have a higher level of understanding in matters of this nature

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