Along with big price drops on the other Phantom 3 drones, the Phantom 3 Professional version has dropped in price down to $999 (was $1259). The Phantom 3 Professional features a 4K camera on a 3-axis gimbal with 12MP still image capture. It transmits 720p HD video for app-based monitoring, offers auto-takeoff and auto return home with up to 23 minutes flight time. Check it out here at B&H Photo.
Atomos Drops Price on 4K Ninja Assassin Recorder to Under $1K
Prices on external video recorders are dropping like crazy. Last summer, we saw the Atomos Ninja 2 drop to $295 and the Ninja Blade drop to $495. Last month, Convergent Design dropped the price of its impressive 4K Oddyssey7Q+ to $1795.
Now, Atomos has done it again and dropped the price of its popular Ninja Assassin 4K HDMI recorder to $995, which previously was priced at $1295.
Additionally, the Atomos Shogun 4K HDMI and SDI recorder received a $500 price drop down to $1495, which helps it now undercut the Oddyssey7Q+.
Convergent Design Odyssey7Q+ Gets $500 Price Drop
Convergent Design has dropped the price of its Odyssey7Q+ to $1795 (was $2295), which slots it in between the competing Atomos Ninja Assassin and Shogun. At $1795, it arguably offers more value than either Atomos option since the Odyssey7Q+ offers up to ProRes 4444 12-bit recording out of the box and includes a 256GB Convergent Design SSD. It offers 4K capture over both the HDMI and SDI inputs.
Additionally, the Odyssey7Q+ offers the ability to upgrade to RAW recording options with compatible cameras via a paid upgrade from Convergent Design. You can find the Odyssey7Q+ at the new price point here at B&H Photo.
Yuneec Drones Get Big Price Drops
It looks like Yuneec’s quadcopters have taken a significant price drop in addition to the recent drops we saw on DJI Phantom 3 drone prices.
The Yuneec Q500 4K Typhoon is now $999.99 (was $1299.99) and comes complete with the SteadyGrip handheld gimbal and aluminum carry case.
The Yuneec Q500+ Typhoon 1080/60p model is now $699.99 (was $1099.99). It also ships with the SteadyGrip handheld gimbal and aluminum case.
The Yuneec Typhoon G with the GoPro Gimbal is down to $499.99 (was $899.99).
I’m not sure if these are permanent or will expire soon. I’m a big fan of the Yuneec drones because of the added value you get with the full kit over what DJI offers. I’ve had a Q500 4K on deck for review for a while now and really have nothing but praise for it. I’ll get around to that review soon hopefully, but in the mean time, these are some solid deals on great drones.
Did You Know B&H Will Give a Refund if You Buy a Camera and it Goes on Sale within 30 Days?
I learned something new the other day. After seeing that the Tascam DR-70D dropped $50 in price on the B&H Photo website after I paid $299 for it earlier a couple weeks prior, I opened up a the live chat window on B&H’s website and asked if they would give me credit for the price drop.
They did. [Read more…]
GoPro HERO4 Session Drops to $299
Alongside the new GoPro HERO+ announced today, the GoPro HERO4 Session also got a price drop to $299.99 (down from $399.99).
Recall that the GoPro HERO4 Session is an ultra-compact action cam measuring as a 1.5″ cube. It captures 1080/60p video, as well as the taller frame 1920 x 1440p video at 30fps. It can also deliver 720p video at 100 fps for roughly 4x slow motion when conformed to a 24p edit timeline.
You can find the HERO4 Session here at B&H Photo.
Voigtlander Nokton 50mm f/1.1 Lens Gets $100 Price Drop
The Voigtlander Nokton 50mm f/1.1 lens has dropped in price from $999 to $899. It is available here at B&H Photo.
Canon 1D X Gets a $700 Price Drop
The Canon 1D X just got a $700 price drop and is now available for $4,599 including current rebates. (It was $5,299 yesterday with $700 instant rebates.)
The 1D X saw an $800 price drop in February 2015, which dropped it from $6,799 to $5,999. That’s a total of $1,500 price drop this year and, including the current instant rebate, drops it $2,200 from its original retail price. So, yeah, something is probably coming as a replacement soon…
Check it out here at B&H Photo.
Nikon 200-400mm f/4G Lens Gets $1000 Price Drop
It looks like the Nikon 200-400mm f/4G ED VR II lens received an unannounced price drop of $1000, which brings it down to $5647.90. The lens launched at $6999 back in 2010.
The new price drop brings it below the street price of of the previous generation of this lens when it was replaced. This could spell an update for the 5-year-old lens with a new version that includes a fluorite element.
[via Nikon Rumors]
Canon 1D X Gets $800 Price Drop
Along with the 1D C, the Canon 1D X just got an official price drop of $800, which brings its retail price down to $5,999. Check it out here at B&H Photo.