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November 26, 2012

(ENDED) Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2012 Camera Deals Situation Room

The 2012 Black Friday and Cyber Monday is over! You can check the latest specials as they happen at the always busy Camera Deals blog which offers a free full-text RSS feed... This blog-post will no longer be updated... This blog-post will no longer be updated... This blog-post will no longer be updated... The specials are listed for historical reference after the jump...


Black Friday is gone, but Cyber Monday has just arrived! The madness continues! This blog-post will cover the Black Friday and Cyber Monday specials in 2012 in an executive summary format. It will continue to be updated until the day after Cyber Monday. For the latest deals as they happen, especially for limited time specials, your best bet is the Camera Deals blog which offers a free full-text RSS feed.


+ Amazon: Camera & Photo widget and Electronics widget and overall Cyber Monday Daily Specials
+ 2% promotional rewards on select camera and lens purchases at multiple retailers (Amazon, B&H, Adorama)

LATEST UPDATE: Tuesday November 27, 2012 at 9:40am ET... Removed most of the expired items (I think)... Scott Kelby's Digital Photography Boxed Set (Kindle edition) for $14.40 (volumes 1, 2, 3, 4)... Removed the [NEW!] tags below... The latest updates are at the Camera Deals blog... In Lenses, SLR Magic 25/0.95 for $925 (corrected price in blog)... More imaging software specials: LR4 full for $94, Elements 11 combo for $68...

+ Amazon Tuesday Camera & Photo Lightning Deals and Gold Box Lightning Deals include the Tenba, Zing, Kodak Playful waterproof, etc. Also, consumer electronics (too many to list individually) at the Electronics Lightning Deals
+ TIP: If an item is 100% claimed and you want it, Join the Waiting List! Not everyone who Claims an item ends up buying it, so depending on the situation, you may be able to get it through the Waiting List [TIP!]

+ Canon D-Rebel T3i w/18-55 for $530 (must add to cart to see price)

+ Canon D-Rebel T3 w/18-55 for $370 (must add to cart to see price)

+ Canon D-Rebel T3i w/18-55 & 55-250 & 75-300 & 32GB Sandisk for $670 at B&H Photo (click "Buy Together & Save" there to see details)

+ Canon D-Rebel T4i w/18-135mm for $900 at B&H Photo (free 32GB Sandisk) and Amazon (free SLR backpack, 16GB SDHC, training credit)

+ Canon SX150 IS AA-powered superzoom for $100 w/free S&H at

+ Canon Store Cyber Monday: get 50% off refurbished lenses when you buy them together (in the same shopping cart) as refurbished DSLRs. The prices of the refurbished DSLRs appear to be higher than the Black Friday prices (eg 60D was $600, now $640), but depending on which lens(es) you are interested in, you may still get a better price.

+ Canon 5D Mark III w/24-105L with various extras for $3700

+ Canon Instant Rebates extended until January 5, 2013

+ Canon 7D body only for $1300 at Amazon and B&H Photo

+ Canon Instant Rebates extended until December 31 2012 with the same cameras (7D, 60D, D-Rebels) and same lenses (70-300, 55-250, 75-300)

+ Canon 60D body only drops to $800 at Amazon and B&H Photo [add to cart] et al
+ Canon Instant Rebates end January 5, 2013 November 21 2012 (unless renewed)
+ stackable with above, free 16GB Sandisk Extreme w/select Canon DSLRs at Amazon
+ Instant Discounts on Canon Lenses and Flashes (no dSLR purchase required) at Amazon and B&H Photo
+ the new Pro printers replace the old Pro 9000 and Pro 9500 in the American Express Gift Card mail-in rebates - side-effect: lower rebate amounts since they are newer products :(

+ Nikon D5100 w/18-55 for $550 at Target (use RED card for 5% off) and B&H Photo (shipping estimate is 7-14 biz days but can still order it to lock price)

+ Nikon V1 w/10-30 for $350 again at B&H Photo (up to $400 at Amazon)

+ Nikon D7000 body only for $900 at B&H Photo, with Lowepro shoulder bag and 16GB Extreme SDHC [HOT]
+ Nikon D7000 body only for $900 at Amazon with different freebies (AmazonBasics backpack, 16GB Transcend) and eligible for the optional Nikon Lens Instant Rebates - also at Target (5% off w/RED card) [HOT!]

+ stackable Nikon Instant Rebates (one DSLR + multiple lenses with multiple lens discounts in the same shopping cart) have been extended until December 15 2012 November 24

+ Nikon D3000 w/18-55 & 55-200 DX not-VR with Nikon case, Nikon DVDs, AmazonBasics remote, 60-inch Vista tripod for $430 $450 at Amazon

+ Nikon Coolpix P7700 for $430 at Amazon
+ Nikon Coolpix P7100 for $300 at Amazon and B&H Photo
+ Nikon Coolpix P310 for $209 by Amazon

+ Sony NEX-5N w/18-55mm black and $50 B&H Photo Gift Card added automatically for $478 at B&H Photo

+ NEX-5R body only for $550 by Beach on Amazon (should expire soon I am guessing)

+++ Alpha A77 body only for $1100 at Amazon and Adorama (page down for free accessories at same prices)
+ A77 w/18-135 for $1400, and A77 w/16-50 for $1700 [see above]
+++ Alpha A65 body only for $700 at Amazon and Adorama (page down for free accessories at same prices)
+ A65 w/18-55 for $800, A65 w/18-135 for $1000 [see above]
+++ Alpha A57 body only for $550 at Amazon and Adorama (page down for free accessories at same prices)
+ A57 w/18-55 for $650, A57 w/18-135 for $750 [see above]

+ Fuji X-Pro1 drops to $1400 (as telegraphed by Remler) at Amazon and OneCall and Adorama and B&H Photo
+ eligible again for $300 off if purchased together with 18/2 or 35/1.4 XF lenses

+ Pentax K-01 with the 40mm f2.8 XS lens for $400 w/free S&H at Groupon Goods (black, yellow, or white) {thanks to one of our readers for the alert!}

+ Pentax K-01 body only for $317~ or with the 40mm XS for $417~ at Amazon and B&H Photo (Adorama went up to $350/$450)

+ Q with 5-15mm and case and card for $300 at Costco (non-members pay 5% more)

+ K-5* and K-30 DSLR ebooks on sale for $10~ by Yvon Bourque

+ Panasonic G3 w/14-42mm black for $300 at B&H Photo

+ Panasonic LX5 for $250 at B&H Photo and Amazon

+ Panasonic Lens Instant Rebates with [GH2, GX1, GF5, G5] and up to four lens discounts in one shopping cart
+ limit two bundles of the above (expire Dec-1-2012)

+ Olympus E-PL5 with 14-42mm for $600 at Amazon (last row of cameras) and Adorama
+ in parallel, the E-PM2 w/14-42mm has dropped to $500

+ at The Olympus Store, reconditioned E-M5 kits as follows...
+ E-M5 w/14-42mm black for $880 [new-in-box goes for $1100]
+ E-M5 w/12-50mm for $1040 in silver E-M5 kit or black E-M5 kit [new-in-box goes for $1300]

+ Samsung NX100 white w/20-50mm and SEF15A flash for $280 at Adorama
+ note this is the older NX100 (not the 2012 model NX1000)

+ Sigma DP1 Merrill for $850 at Adorama
+ Sigma DP2 Merrill for $850 at Adorama
+ Sigma SD15 body only for $840 (also with free accessories) see bundles at Adorama has some bundles (page down to see them all)

+ SLR Magic Noktor 50mm f0.95 for $925 $1025 at Adorama for NEX E-mount or Micro Four Thirds [CORRECTED!]

+ Adorama has specials on 47 Canon Lenses and 22 Sony Lenses

+ Sigma 10-20mm f4-5.6 EX DC SLR lens (C/N/A/P/S) for $430 at Adorama (free accessories, page-down to see all) and B&H Photo and Amazon

+ Sigma 19mm f2.8 EX DN for $150 for Sony NEX e-mount or Micro Four Thirds [HOT!]

+ Sigma 30mm f2.8 EX DN for $150 for Sony NEX e-mount or Micro Four Thirds [HOT!]

+ Rokinon 8mm f3.5 fisheye (Canon EF, Nikon F, Sony A, Pentax K, Sony NEX) for $215 (was $230) at B&H Photo [PRICE DROP!]

+ 29-inch Dell UltraSharp U2913WM monitor for $630 with free shipping when you enter the coupon code VJ7$295NPV28MN in the Dell shopping cart. The before-coupon price is $700. The special ends on 11/30/2012 11:55pm Dell time (or earlier if sold out). Just released new model, no reviews yet.

+ Gigapan Epic Pro robotic panohead and Dolica ZX600B300 tripod bundles together for $900 at Adorama (after you receive order at your house, fill up a voucher form to request and receive a free Gigapan backpack by mail)

+ free FedEx ground shipping in the US with no order minimums at Think Tank Photo (if the total of your order is $50+, you will receive one free accessory from a list of options - the options will be presented to you automatically in your shopping cart)

+ Adobe specials at Adorama including Lightroom 4 (full version) for $94 with free shipping and Elements 11 (Photoshop and Premiere) for $68 with free shipping. Limit one of each per customer. This is a software box delivered by mail, not a digital download.

+ Lightroom 4 (full version) for $100 $80 as a digital download (PC or Mac) at
+ Lightroom 4 (full version) for $100 $80 w/free S&H [software box by mail] at Amazon
+ was $80 on Black Friday as a price-match to NewEgg's daily deal at $80

+ Amazon price-matches/beats: Photoshop Elements 11 for $50 $45 (also available as digital download)
+ Elements 11 bundle (Photoshop and Premiere) for $70 (also available as digital download)

+ AfterShot Pro (full version) for $40 as digital download or free FedEx ground delivery at The Corel Store (Upgrade is $30)

+ ACDSee Pro 6 (full version, Windows) for $70 as digital downlaod at ACDSee

+ Eligible Students and Teachers only: $20/per month with a 12-month contract of Adobe Creative Cloud. After 12-months, price goes to $30/month unless cancelled. At the Adobe Store (limit one per person)

+ 16GB Lexar SDHC UHS-I Class 10 for $10 w/free S&H at B&H Photo
+ 8GB Maxell Compactflash (400x) for $10 w/free S&H at B&H Photo
+ 32GB Transcend Class 10 SDHC for $20 with free standard shipping (limit 10) at Amazon
+ 32GB Sandisk Extreme Class 10 UHS-I (45MB/sec) in frustration-free packaging for $31.50 at Amazon
+ 64GB Sandisk Extreme Class 10 UHS-I (45MB/sec) for $63~ at Amazon (retail package)

+ Photo paper specials (lots of free gifts) at the Canon Store Cyber Monday (page down to see this, and look for the "Photo Therapy" offer in the slideshow after you click on the photo paper link) [HOT!]

+ $10 off an order of $75+ at J&R World with coupon code TURKEY10 entered in your shopping cart (coupon expires Nov-30-2012; the usual coupon restrictions apply)
+ for eligible items (promotion is mentioned in the "Special Offers" section of individual product pages), pay with a Discover credit card at Amazon, enter the coupon code shown at the promotional page, select One Day shipping, and get free One Day shipping (expires December 15 2012) - see details
+ real coffee: free shipping with orders of $40+ at with coupon code 12HFS40W entered in your cart

+ Westcott 43" Apollo Orb Speedlite Kit for $100 w/free S&H at B&H Photo

+ discounts on previous generation Macs at B&H Photo

+ 8.9-inch Kindle Fire HD in-stock at starting at $300 [IN-STOCK!]

EXPIRED - EXPIRED - EXPIRED (after the jump)

+ + the U3011 has now been price-matched to $1050 (was $1100) at Amazon by Amazon itself

+ + HP Envy 4-1105dx 14-inch Touch-Screen Ultrabook (Windows 8) for $600 at the Best Buy website

+ the Thursday Lightning Deals at Amazon include the Canon Elph 520HS, photo paper, Sony SDHC cards, the $147 32-inch LCD teased in press release, etc

+ + Canon Digital Rebel T3i with 18-55mm and 55-250mm and 75-300mm for $606. Simply add to cart the D-Rebel T3i w/18-55 and the 55-250mm lens and the 75-300mm lens and the 16GB Transcend Class 10 SDHC card, proceed to the Amazon Checkout page, and the price will drop to $606. Here is an annotated screenshot crop of what you see if all is well...

+ + don't buy the Sony NEX-5R with 18-55mm now for $750. We project [reasoning] that it will drop to $650 everywhere by Black Friday. Current authorized dealers have it for $750, eg Amazon and Adorama and B&H Photo but should drop to $650 by Black Friday

+ + refurbished Nikon J1 w/10-30 for $275 at Adorama

+ + WOOT-OFF LIVE (started on Tue at 1am ET)

+ Panasonic TZ30/ZS20 black [reviews] for $200 ends at 3:30pm ET on Tuesday in the Camera & Photo widget [as of 2:39pm ET, it is 100% Claimed, but you can Join the Waiting List]

+ add all to cart and when you proceed to checkout, the price will be $586 if all is well: Canon D-Rebel T3i w/18-55 kit and 75-300 lens and 16GB Transcend SDHC


+ and NewEgg [UPDATED!]
+++ NOTE: if you purchased it yesterday at Amazon's $100 price, contact customer support via Chat or Phone or E-Mail (Chat or Phone is must faster) to see if they can price-match or adjust it

+ + GF5 with 14-42mm non-X/non-PZ for $400 (was $350) at Amazon where it is eligible for the Panasonic Lens Instant Rebates
+ see earlier detailed post
+ as of a 11/21/12 at 9:12pm ET recheck, it is temporarily out of stock but can still be ordered. The price has increased from $350 to $400

+ + Samsung NX1000 with 20-50mm for $400 at Adorama

+ + Nikon Coolpix P510 superzoom with free 16GB SD and case for $300 at Adorama

+ + free 8x10 inch print at Walgreens with coupon code FREE2THANK at checkout. Select Store Pickup to avoid shipping fees. Expires Saturday night (November 24, 2012)

+ + Nikon D3200 w/18-55 and Wu-1a wireless adapter and camera case and Nikon School DVDs for $600 in Dell Black Friday Sale (page down to see it)

+ + Rokinon wide-angle specials at Groupon Goods: 14mm f2.8 for $300 and 35mm f1.4 for $400 - each available in multiple SLR and Samsung NX mirrorless (ends Thursday at 1am ET)

+ + refurbished at The Canon Store: refurbished DSLRs (60D for $600, 7D for $960) and refurbished Powershots (superzooms)

+ + Panasonic TS20 orange waterproof w/free 16GB SD for $100 continues at Radio Shack (ship-to-store also an option)... [NEW!] [HOT!]

+ + free shipping with no minimum purchase at The National Geographic Store (Monday only; excludes framed maps, mounted maps, and globes) [NEW!]

+ ++ place a $250+ Store Pick-Up order at Best Buy, and receive by email a $25 promotional credit about a week after you pick up your order (promotion ends Monday night) [NEW!]

+ + Dell Cyber Monday including Electronics & Accessories and Laptops: four new doorbusters every three hours

+ + Free 32-inch Sony HDTV with the purchase of the Sony Alpha A99 for $2800 at the Sony Style Store (Cyber Monday special)

+ + discounted Pentax SLR lenses at B&H Photo and more savings if purchased together with eligible DSLR kits
+ Pentax 16-50mm f2.8 for $750 [HOT!]
+ 50-135mm f2.8 for $750 as well [HOT!]
+ 60-250mm f4 for $1150
+ see all Pentax Lenses at B&H (two pages of results)
+ further savings: some Pentax DSLR kits have additional savings if purchased together with a qualifying lens [HOT!]
+ NOTE: B&H Photo will begin accepting orders again on Saturday at 5:45pm ET

+ + buy five magazine subscriptions for $19 per year for the bundle at Same magazine can be added multiple times for gift subscriptions. Good for renewals or new subscriptions. Includes Pop Photo, American Photo, Outdoor Photographer, Wired, Pop Science, Discover, etc.

+ + B&H Photo: Cyber Monday Sale

+ Canon MG8220 printer for $100 w/free S&H at B&H Photo
+ Canon SX40 HS superzoom for $300 in Best Buy Cyber Monday Sale
+ Canon S100 compact-with-RAW with 8GB card for $250 at Amazon (was $230 during Black Friday)
+ and Canon PSC-910 Deluxe Leather Case for $10 (was $5 earlier) (limit two)
+ Canon D-Rebel T3i w/18-55 for $580 at Amazon and B&H Photo [the three-lens bundle for $606 is now dead]
+ Canon G12 (brand new) for $300 at B&H Photo
+ Canon Powershots w/free 8GB C10 SDHC and Camera Case: Canon SX260 HS superzoom for $200, Canon Elph 110HS in many colors for $130, Canon A2300 for $80, and more A-series Powershots

+ + Nikon D7000 w/18-105mm drops to $1000, matching Black Friday ads, at Amazon and eligible for the optional Nikon Lens Instant Rebates
+ stackable with above, free Backpack and 16GB Class 10 with purchase of select Nikon DSLRs

+ + Sony NEX-5R w/18-55mm deal gets more freebies as follows
+++ NEX-5R w/18-55 black and $50 gift card and 32GB Transcend Class 10 SDHC and Adorama Slinger bag for $650 at
+++ NEX-5R w/18-55 silver and $50 gift card and 32GB Transcend Class 10 SDHC and Power2000 battery for $650 at Adorama
+ Sony NEX-5R Black Friday price matched online
+++ NEX-5R body only for $550 at Amazon and B&H Photo
+++ NEX-5R w/18-55 for $650 at Amazon and B&H Photo [B&H Photo offers free $50 B&H Gift Card!]

+ + white K-01 w/18-55 and 50-200 for $527 at Adorama
+ K-5 IIs body only for $1050 also at B&H Photo (pre-order)
+ B&H will accept online orders again on Sat at 5:45pm ET
+ K-5 II body only for $1030 $1050 at B&H Photo (in-stock) and Adorama (pre-order)
+ two-year Pentax warranty for $20 (B&H Photo, Adorama)
+ B&H will accept online orders again on Sat at 5:45pm ET
+ K-5 body only for $750 at Adorama

+ + Panasonic LX7 for $300 at multiple now: [HOT!]
+++ black LX7 at B&H Photo and Amazon and Adorama
+++ silver LX7 at B&H Photo and Amazon and Adorama

+ + Olympus 12mm f2 (m43rds) for $750 at B&H Photo and Amazon
+ Olympus E-PL3 with 14-42mm and 40-150mm and free extras (spare generic battery, camera case, two 8GB cards, card reader) for $550 at Adorama
+ alternately, for the same price, the same kit but with the 17mm pancake replacing the 14-42mm zoom. It is temporarily out of stock, but you can order it if you want to lock the deal and don't need to receive it immediately
+ Olympus E-M5 discounts ($950 body, $1050 w/14-42, $1100 w/12-50) at Amazon (via 3rd-parties) and Adorama

+ + 25% off rentals of Tamron 24-70mm f2.8 Di VC (Canon) or Nikon 24-70mm f2.8 with coupon code BLDOW (must place rental-order by Sat night Nov-25-2012; actual rental dates can be in the future, not this week, but order must be placed this week)

+ + 30-inch Dell UltraSharp U3011 monitor with PremierColor for $1050 with free shipping by Dell itself (no coupons). Expires 11/25/2012 at 11:55pm central (or earlier if sold out). It has 84 customer reviews with an average of 4.6 out of 5. At Amazon, it has 71 customer reviews with an average of 4.5 out of 5

+ + Lowepro Pro Roller Attache X50 Case for $80 w/free S&H at B&H Photo (ends Nov-28-2012 or earlier if sold out)

+ + Sandisk Ultra SD*/microSD* at Adorama including 64GB 30MB/sec SDXC shipped for under $40

+ Canvas on Demand Black Friday week special, good from right now until Nov-26-2012: use coupon code TURKEY35G to save 35% off your order. After your order ships, you will be emailed a $50 voucher to use on a future order. The voucher must be used in full in a single future transaction (it cannot be split like a gift card). Voucher expires May-31-2013
+ hot prices on Sandisk and Lexar memory cards (SDXC, SDHC, microSDHC, CompactFlash, 800x, UHS-I, etc) with free IOGear reader with most at B&H Photo
+ 10% off at with coupon CYBER10 (ends Monday night)
+ Kindle Fire (2012 model) for $130 with coupon FIREDEAL ($144 Without Special Offers), expires Tue 3am ET
+ Cyber Monday specials including Vizio Ultrabooks at the Microsoft Store
+ 50% off web hosting services (pre-paid plans up to 3-years) at (based in Texas) - we are using Hostgator for the Camera Reviews stream and the Stock Status mini-site

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