Woah! Grab your wallet, here are the best photo deals from Amazon’s “Prime Day!”
posted Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at 9:02 AM EDT
When you’re the largest online retailer in the world, you’re granted a little freedom to do almost anything you please. Amazon is well aware of that and as a way to celebrate it’s 20th birthday, Amazon has created Amazon Prime Day, a 24 hour barrage of special deals and price cuts.
To participate in Amazon Prime Day, which Amazon says brings ‘more deals than Black Friday’, you need an Amazon Prime account. BUT, even if you don’t have one, you can sign up for a 30-day Prime trial to get the deals, and cancel it before your 30 days are up, if you decide you don't want to continue .
Certain deals will be available for the full 24 hours, while others will be limited ‘Lightning Deals’, a concept Amazon has had around for quite some time. Below are a list of the current deals that pertain to photography. The list will be updated as the day goes on.
(Note that we're finding that some of these are very limited offers, and get sold-through quickly - so don't hesitate if you're interested in any of these, they may not be there when you come back!)
Wow, this is a really phenomenal deal! When we reviewed it, we said the NX300 was one of the best in its class. Granted, that was back in late 2013, but its feature set, speed, and image and video quality still hold their own very well against current models. It hit the market at an MSRP of $800, well-justified at the time. Currently, it's list-priced at $499, but here it is for $200 less! At $299.99, it's just a screaming deal. If you or a family member are looking for a great little mirrorless camera at an absolutely amazing price, don't stop to think; click on the purchase link above and grab one before they're gone!
This is another sweet deal on a great camera, this time with a two-lens kit that will take you from 24 - 345mm equivalent focal lengths. The Fuji X-A1 was a bit of a sleeper, and we unfortunately never completed a full review on it ourselves :-( It's actually a pretty fantastic camera, though: When we first saw the lab shots for it, we were literally amazed by how clean its images were at high ISOs. They're very, very good! The one downside is that it's a bit slower focusing than some models; we measured full-AF times of 0.38 to 0.42 second with the kit lens. That's not awful by any means, you're not likely to notice it unless you're trying to grab fast action. For the price, this is a great little package, that'll give you great image quality, and a great focal length range to boot.
Only $79.99 for 256GB, $159.99 for 512GB
What photographer doesn't need a super-fast SSD boot drive for all those Photoshop swap files? (It can really, really speed up work on big image files.) Or pop one of these in an external case for a way-fast "scratch" drive for video editing. Great prices! (Click through to the product pages from the combined page the link above lands you on; the special deal prices only show on the individual product pages)
[Limited] Case Logic SLRC-201 SLR Zoom Holster (Black) (Nice bag, just $19.99!)
57% off Sony 128GB Class 10 UHS-1/U3 SDXC Card ($57.99) (sorry, all gone now :-(
[Limited] 59% off Joby GP3 GorillaPod SLR-Zoom Flexible Tripod + BH1 Ball Head with Bubble Level (sorry, all gone now :-(