(ENDED) Holidays 2014 Camera & Photo Deals Situation Room

The 2014 Holidays are over. The Holiday Deals Situation Room is now retired and will no longer be updated. However, we have started a new experiment, an on-going Five Good Deals – Latest Deals Summary. This will be short, and will not sprawl like the Holidays Situation Room.

As always, for the deals as they happen, one by one, at the Camera Deals blog (with full-text RSS feed.

The post below will no longer be updated…

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It is that time of the year once again where we launch our chaotically adorkable Camera Deals Situation Room! This year we are continuing this mega-post throughout the Holiday Shopping Season, until the end of 2014! This is a permanent post that will be updated multiple times and serve as a summary of the madness. Bookmark this page! Or if you prefer, you can check the deals as they happen, one by one, at the Camera Deals blog (with full-text RSS feed).

Latest Update: Dec 31 at 2:37am ET – the holidays are over, this Situation Room is retired…

QUICKLY JUMP TO: DSLRs or Mirrorless or Big Sensor Primes or P&S cameras or Action or Everything Else

HOT DEALS ALERT!

+ the Adorama $400 silver bundle with extras sold-out and it is gone
+ silver Nikon A for $400 at B&H Photo and Best Buy
+ silver Nikon A + DF-CP1 OVF for $500 at B&H Photo (manually add the OVF kit by clicking on its link under “Savings Available”)
+ black Nikon A + DF-CP1 OVF kit for $520 (was $570) at B&H Photo [DISCOUNTED!]

DSLR Gear

+ Canon 50mm f1.8 II (imported or such) for $93 by RedTagCamera on eBay [NEW!]
+ Pentax K-5 IIs and AF-200FG flash for $500 at B&H Photo [NEW!]
+ Nikon D5200 and 18-55 and 55-200 DX non-VR lenses and Nikon WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter and Nikon School DVD and camera case and 16GB SDHC card for $580 at Adorama and Amazon by Amazon itself (limit 2) [NEW!]
+ used Canon 7D body only for $580 (8+ condition) at B&H Photo
+ factory refurbished Sony 55-300mm DT SLR lens for $150 at BuyDig.com (add to cart to see price)
+ Pentax K-3 body only plus D-BG5 Battery Grip for $800 at Adorama and B&H Photo
+ refurbished Nikon D3100 w/18-55 & 55-200 DX non-VR for $340 at Adorama
+ refurbished Canon 24-105mm f4L IS lens with one year warranty for $700 (was $750) with free shipping at Adorama [DISCOUNTED!]
+ refurbished Nikon 55-300mm DX VR for $200 at Adorama
+ In-Stock Alert: Zeiss Otus 85mm f1.4 (Nikon) for $4450 at B&H Photo [IN-STOCK ALERT!]
+ Canon 6D with 24-105mm and Pixma Pro 100 and Lightroom 5 and 50pk 13×19″ photo paper and camera bag for $1900 after $650 mail-in rebate AMEX prepaid Gift Card at BuyDig.com (add to cart to see price) {exp 12/21/14}
+ free Tascam DR-70D recorder with free accessories ($300 on its own) with purchase of select Canon 5D Mark III kits at Adorama
+ Nikon D7000 body only for $490 (was $500, was $485, was $525) at Amazon by Amazon herself

+ refurbished Nikon Df at B&H Photo:
++ body only $2100 in silver Df or black Df
++ w/50mm f1.8 for $2250 in silver Df or black Df

+ New Nikon DSLR Instant Discounts (not mail-in)
++ Nikon D610 body only for $1500
++ Nikon D810 body only for $3000 (corrected)
++ see them all at Adorama

+ new round of mail-in rebates for Canon include $300 mail-in rebates on the Canon 6D and 5D Mark III dSLRs. Adorama has created a number of bundles centered on these cameras:
++ 11 options for the Canon 6D with prices starting at $1500 after mail-in rebate
++ 13 options for the Canon 5D Mark III with prices starting at $2800 after mail-in rebate

+ Sony A77 II body only with free Sony VG-C77AM Battery Grip for $900 at B&H Photo and Amazon by Amazon itself (limit 3)
+ Sony A77 II body only with 16-50mm f2.8 and free Sony VG-C77AM Battery Grip for $1500 at B&H Photo
+ Canon EF-S 24mm f2.8 STM lens with free 52mm UV Filter, Cleaning Kit, and Capleash II for $150 at Adorama
+ Bower 16mm T2.2 Cine lens for $300 (Nikon F mount only) at B&H Photo
+ Hasselblad Medium Format DSLR sale at Adorama: H5D-40 camera for $10,000, H5D-40 with 80mm f/2.8 for $12,500, H5D-50 Camera for $23,500, H5D-50 80mm f/2.8 for $26,000
+ Canon 28-135mm f3.5-5.6 IS EF for $300 with 2% rewards at B&H Photo
+ Imported (Gray Market) Canon 1D X body only for $4665 (was $4700) by Get It Digital on eBay (warranty by seller; not by Canon USA)
+ Canon 7D with 28-135mm lens for $1100 at B&H Photo (free extras, 2% rewards)
+ Nikon DSLR Buy More to Save More Instant Rebates at B&H Photo
+ Nikon D3200 two lens non-VR kit with FREE Adobe Photoshop and Premiere Elements 12 software (previous version) for $500 at BuyDig.com (continues)
+ Price-match of Black Friday doorbuster: Nikon D3200 with 18-55 & 55-200 non-VR for $500 with accessories at Amazon by Amazon herself
+ used Nikon D800 body only for $1600 (8+ condition) at B&H Photo
+ Canon EF-S 17-85mm f4-5.6 IS for $300 B&H Photo
+ refurbished Nikon 24-85mm f3.5-4.5G VR SLR lens for $310 (was $330) at Adorama
+ Sony a58 with 18-55mm and 55-200mm lens and Lightroom 5 for $480 at Groupon Goods (IMPORTANT: under Options, you must select the Kit with Lightroom! Default option is without Lightroom for $450)
+ Sony A-mount Lens Instant Savings at Adorama (top half of the page)
+ Pentax K-50 offers start at $367 to $400 (with $50 GC) at Adorama with free AF-200FG flash and 4GB Eyefi card and promotional rewards and such. Here’s a summary. There are many kits with different freebie options there, so do pay attention to the individual listings
+ manufacturer refurbished Canon 320EX Speedlite for $135 (was $140) by Adorama on eBay and Adorama direct [DISCOUNTED!]

Mirrorless Gear

+ Panasonic GH4 with 14-140mm non-OIS for $1700 at Adorama [NEW!]
+ used like new (white box) Panasonic 14-42mm II lens for $100 by Roberts at Amazon WD [NEW!]
+ Fuji X-E1 body only for $440 at Adorama [NEW!]
+ Fuji X-E1 with 18-55mm for $700 at B&H Photo [NEW!]
+ Sony a6000 two lens kit (18-55, 55-210) plus $50 B&H Gift Card and other extras for $750 at B&H Photo [NEW!]
+ buy a Fuji X body only (X-E1 or X-M1 or X-Pro1) together with the Fuji 18mm f2 lens, and get the lens for $225 more at Amazon
+ brown NX Mini with 9mm lens and $75 plastic Amazon Gift Card for $314 at Amazon by Amazon itself
+ white Samsung NX Mini with 9mm lens and Lightroom 5 and 32GB card for $300 at BuyDig (you have to add to cart and do the whole song and dance to see the price)
+ Samsung NX300 w/18-55 and $75 Amazon Gift Card for $408 at Amazon by Amazon itself
+ refurbished Olympus E-M5 with 12-50mm for $750 (was $725) at Olympus Outlet Store in either silver or black
+ refurbished E-M5 body only kits go for $625

+ M43rds Lens Instant Savings (Panasonic, Olympus, others; 29 lenses total) at B&H Photo
+ Panasonic GH3 body only plus $100 Gift Certificate for $700 at Adorama
+ Panasonic GX7 body only $478 at Adorama (4% rewards, free 32GB Lexar, double warranty via mail-in rebate) and Amazon
+ Sony a7r body only with free Oben Tripod and Ballhead for $2100 at B&H Photo
+ Sony a7S body only with free Rode VideoMic Pro Compact Shotgun Microphone for $2500 at B&H Photo and Adorama
+ Panasonic GH4 with free Rode VideoMic Pro Compact Shotgun Microphone for $1500 at B&H Photo
+ Panasonic GH4 with free $50 gift certificate and 32GB SDHC or free battery and 32GB SDHC and 4% promotional rewards at Adorama
+ Panasonic 14-140mm f3.5-5.6 PowerOIS Lens for $530 and 4% rewards at B&H Photo
+ Panasonic M43rds Instant Rebates (GH4, GH3, GX7, 12-35/2.8, 20/1.7 II, etc) extended until 12/27/14 at Adorama
+ Panasonic 20mm f1.7 II for $350 at Adorama (black version or silver version; 4% rewards, 3yr Drops & Spills warranty) and B&H Photo (4% rewards) and Amazon by Amazon herself (limit 2)
+ Olympus E-M10 with 14-42mm and 40-150mm and free bag for $700 at Olympus Store (Premium Kits for $925) and Amazon by Amazon itself (no limits) [HOT!]
+ manufacturer refurbished Sony NEX-5TL with 16-50 and 55-210 for $400 (was $450) by Secondipity on eBay
+ six Nikon V2 kits on sale at B&H Photo:body only $400, with 10-30mm kit $500, two lens kit $600 (10-30, 30-110), and with 10-100mm $700
+ Trade In any working DSLR/mirrorless, get the value of trade-in plus 15% discount off select Sony a7* cameras and FE lenses at B&H Photo (multi-step process!) – details
+ Sony E-mount Lens Instant Savings at Adorama (bottom half of the page)
+ Red Nikon S1 with 11-27.5mm without the Waterproof housing for $150 at B&H Photo
+ Sony a5100 body only for $350 at Adorama et al
+ Sony a7 or a7r bonus trade-in offer by Adorama

Big Sensor Primes

+ silver Nikon A with four free accessories (32GB Lexar, extra battery, leather case, 2yr extended warranty) for $400 at Adorama [HOT!]
+ silver Nikon A for $400 by Amazon itself (limit 2) and B&H Photo and Best Buy
+ black Nikon A + DF-CP1 OVF kit for $570 at B&H Photo
+ [DISCOUNTED YET AGAIN AGAIN!]

+ Fuji X100T in-stock for $1300 with first round of freebies (4% rewards or free case) at multiple places [UPDATED! 12/15/14]

+ more Ricoh GR combinations
++ with both GF1 Flash and GV1 Viewfinder for $650 (was $677) Adorama
++ with GF1 Flash for $567 (was $600) at Adorama
++ with GV1 Viewfinder for $567 (was $600): Adorama

+ Fuji X100S black for $850 at B&H Photo (no freebies as of 12/17/14)

Fixed Lens Cameras

+ Panasonic LX100 with either free official jacket or free Rode mic at various retailers [NEW!]
+ new condition but in dented box Sony Cybershot HX300 superzoom for $290 at BuyDig.com (add to cart to see price)
+ refurbished Nikon Coolpix P7800 compact with RAW at Adorama
+ refurbished Nikon Coolpix P7800 compact with RAW at Adorama

+ silver Fuji XQ1 compact with RAW for $260 with free S&H at B&H Photo and Amazon by Amazon itself (limit 2)
+ Panasonic FZ1000 with $100 Adorama Gift Card for $900 at Adorama and Amazon by Amazon itself
+ Panasonic ZS30 compact-zoom with 8GB SDHC and 2% rewards for $250 at Adorama
+ manufacturer refurbished 8GB Lytro camera with free case for $80 through the eBay Deals
+ Canon S110 compact with RAW for $180 at Adorama (black or silver) with free 16GB Toshiba SDHC and 1yr NewLeaf Drops/Spills warranty (same price but no freebies at Amazon itself and B&H Photo
+ Panasonic LF1 black rawsumer for $230 at Amazon by Amazon herself
+ Canon SX520 HS with $10 Gift Card, 16GB Sandisk SDHC and Lowepro case for $250 at Amazon by Amazon herself
+ Hasselblad Stellar (five different colors) for $1000 at B&H Photo

Action Cameras and Drones

+ $50 bonus promotional gift card with purchase of select GoPro cameras at REI (detailed terms there)
+ manufacturer refurbished GoPro Hero 3 Black Edition for $250 (limit 5) in eBay featured deals
+ Aries BlackBird X10 Quadcopter is now in-stock and ready to ship for $700 with free expedited shipping at Adorama

Imaging Software

+ Corel Aftershot Pro 2 for $60 with two bonus free software packages
+ over 5000 Adobe Training Videos with lifetime access (covers all Adobe, not just LR/Photoshop) for $79 at Stacksocial
+ Lightroom 5 and Canon MG-5620 AiO printer for $75 with free S&H with coupon EXCEL at Buydig.com (exp 12/21/14)
+ Lightroom 5 and Canon MG-5520 AiO printer bundled together for $70 with free S&H _after_ you add them to the shopping cart at BuyDig.com [HOT!]

Memory Cards and Storage

+ 64GB Lexar SDHC Platinum II 200x for $22 w/free S&H by Buydig.com (no limit) [DISCOUNTED!]
+ 128GB Sandisk Extreme Pro Compactflash for $278 at Amazon by Amazon itself
+ 64GB Sandisk Extreme Pro Compactflash for $150 at B&H Photo and Amazon by Amazon itself (limit 5)
+ two 128GB Lexar USB 3.0 flash drives for $60 w/free S&H at BuyDig.com (add to cart to see price; no limits)
+ 64GB Samsung PRO Class 10 SDXC (up to 90MB/sec read, up to 80MB/sec write) for $36 at Amazon by Amazon itself (limit 5) – 32GB goes for $20 and 16GB for $12
+ 2TB Western Digital Portable USB 3.0 Hard Drive _plus_ Adobe Lightroom 5 software for $100 with free shipping at BuyDig (add to cart to see price; price before adding to cart is $140) [HOT!]

Accessories, Gadgets and Everything Else

+ Epson Workforce WF-2540 all-in-one inkjet printer for $60 at Staples website
+ portable tabletop studio for $35 with free S&H at Groupon Goods
+ use promo code HOLIDAYS for these AmazonLocal offers
++ 16×20″ gallery wrapped canvas print for $24.65 from Canvas Focus at AmazonLocal (other sizes available as well) [no limits]
++ 26 page 8×8″ StoryBook for $10.20 by SmileBook at AmazonLocal (no limits)
++ Online DSLR Photography classes by FotoClasses at AmazonLocal for $25.50 per course (Beginner or Advanced) or BOTH for $34
++ free shipping; coupon expires 12/20/14

+ free shipping with no order minimum at National Geographic Store
+ Domke F-832 Medium Photo Courier Bag (Black Canvas) for $65 at B&H Photo
+ 7-inch 32GB Google Nexus 7 with Wifi and 4G cellular first generation for $140 at B&H Photo
+ sale on cylindrical Apple Mac Pro Desktops ($2600 to $8800 for 12-core flagship) and $200 off 27-inch iMac Retina 5K at B&H Photo
+ $150 prepaid VISA mail-in rebate on 51 different Gitzo tripods and accessories at B&H Photo
+ Google Chromecast for $30 with free Standard Shipping for all (not just Prime members; you must select Standard Shipping in the shopping cart) with $20 Google Play credit if you activate it before the deadline – at Amazon by Amazon itselfAmazon details and the chromecast.com/offers details
+ Pixelstick by Bitbanger Labs for $310 (sold by the maker on eBay)
+ unlocked 32GB no-contract Amazon Fire smartphone with One Year of Prime membership for $230 (limit 5) at Amazon by Amazon itself (was $200 during BF/CM)
+ Manfrotto Advanced Travel Backpack for $80 after $20 MIR (mail-in rebate) at Adorama
+ 3Pod P5CRH 5-Section 8X Carbon Fiber Compact Reversable Tripod with K3 BallHead for $100 with free expedited shipping and 10% promotional rewards at Adorama
+ Apple Mac Pro MD878LL/A for $3500 (limit 4; late 2013; six core, 16GB, 256GB flash, Dual AMD FirePro D500 GPUs, etc) at B&H Photo

New Camera Alert!

+ Canon EOS C100 Mark II Cinema Camera body only for $5500 pre-order at B&H Photo
Sony a7 II full-frame E-mount mirrorless with sensor shift image stabilization
+ $1700 body only: Adorama and B&H Photo
+ $2000 w/28-70: Adorama and B&H Photo

STOREWIDE DEALS

+ Amazon’s Gold Box Lightning Deals
+ eBay’s Deals
+ B&H Photo
+ BuyDig

HOW TO MAKE THE MOST OF THIS

+ New deals typically go at the top of each sub-section (eg DSLR, Mirrorless, etc), and have the [NEW!] tag
+ When there are “Hot Deals” (judgement call) they appear at the top in their own sub-segment but they are also posted in their respective sections (eg DSLR, Mirrorless, etc)
+ If something is discounted again after it is posted here, it gets the [DISCOUNTED!] tag. If it is discounted for a second time, it gets “Discounted Again”. For a third yet, “Discounted Yet Again” and so forth šŸ™‚
+ These posts are updated manually, the Latest Update date/time at the top tells you when the last update happened
+ Deals without built-in expiration dates are harder to catch when they expire, especially if they have a convoluted way of price-checking