B&H has the Samsung 500GB T5 portable SSD drive for $99.99 (reg. $154.99). This is the lowest I’ve seen this drive so far. It is native USB-C but comes with a standard USB-A cable as well. Check it out here at B&H Photo.
B&H has the Samsung 256GB EVO+ microSDXC memory card for $85.95 (reg. $130.95). I’ve actually been using the 128GB version of this card this week shooting with the GoPro HERO6. It’s a great card that seems to be a good fit for GoPro cameras. Check it out here at B&H Photo.
Learn more about SD card specifications and features in my article, Demystifying SD Cards.
(UPDATE: This deal has expired.) B&H has the Samsung Galaxy S9 unlocked 64GB phone for $599 (reg. $779) as a Deal Zone deal for today only. It has a 12MP rear camera with a dual aperture f/1.5 and f/2.4 for low-light and daylight shooting. It also shoots 4K/60p video and slow motion video up to 960fps. Check it out here at B&H Photo.
It had a solid spec sheet and plenty of positive reviews as one of the first 4K mirrorless cameras – especially at that $800 retail price point. [Read more…]
The NX500 with a 16-50mm kit lens is $499 (reg. $799) with 4% rewards. Check it out here at B&H Photo.
The Samsung NX1 body is $1099 (reg. $1499) – also with 4% rewards. The NX1 with the standard 16-50mm kit lens is $1299 (reg. $1699). Additionally, the NX1 with 16-50mm f/2-2.8 lens is $2199 (reg. $2799). Check out all of these options for the NX1 here at B&H Photo.
If Samsung really is at its end, when these cameras are gone, they will be gone for good. Right now though, both the NX500 and NX1 are pretty close to state of the art for mirrorless APS-C cameras.
Here are several deals on memory cards and readers available this week.
- SanDisk 128GB Extreme UHS-I U3 SDXC Card for $69.99 (reg. $89.99) (link)
- SanDisk 256GB Extreme UHS-I U3 SDXC Card (90MB/s) for $138.95 (reg. $161.85) (link)
- SanDisk 256GB Extreme UHS-I U3 SDXC Card (80MB/s) for $118.99 (link)
- Lexar memory cards and readers up to $17 off (link)
- Samsung microSDXC Cards up to $30 off (link)
- SanDisk 64GB Ultra microSDXC card for $19.95 (link)
- SanDisk 64GB Extreme microSDXC card for $33 (link)
The enthusiast digital camera market is a tough one. The consumers can often know more about the cameras being sold than the sales people trying to sell them. Don’t believe me? Go to Best Buy and start asking about the differences between any two cameras. Or, just eavesdrop on a conversation between a salesman and a shopper – I dare you to keep your mouth shut for the duration.
Samsung has been producing cameras with some very exciting features over the past year or so. But it has been far from a smooth road for the consumer electronics giant. [Read more…]
DPReview has posted its review of the Samsung NX1. For the most part, it is a glowing review.
The 28.2MP backside-illuminate CMOS sensor seems to really set the NX1 apart from other APS-C cameras. Additionally, the 15fps frame rate with autofocus is not just a spec-line to boast about – but a real, bonafide feature that works as promised. [Read more…]