There are a couple of new, interesting deals for filmmakers available. We have selected the best offers of filmmaking gear from our partners’ online shops for this week – including Sony a7 III, Canon M6, Panasonic LUMIX S1, S1H, GH5, and G9 cameras, Sachtler tripod, SSD, HDD and more.
I went through the current deals on our partners’ websites and have selected the best offers currently available, which I think could be interesting for you. First, there are B&H offers listed for our readers based in North and South America, and then there are a couple of deals from our European partner CVP. By shopping at our partners’ stores, you are supporting cinema5D through our buy links, as we get a small affiliate commission when a purchase is completed.
Now, let’s take a look at this week’s top deals for filmmakers:
B&H: Sachtler Ace XL System with SpeedLock Tripod & Mid-Level Spreader – $600 Discount Deal Expires on February 6th, 11:59 p.m.
This Sachtler Ace XL system offers 17.6 lb capacity fluid drag head, two-stage carbon fiber tripod with SpeedLock technology and 75mm bowl. There is a 4.1″ sliding plate range and 8-step counterbalance with the fluid head. A mid-level spreader is included with this version.
Buy link: Sachtler Ace XL System
Was: $1,425.00 Now: $825.00 (Savings: $600.00)
Watch out – Deal expires on February 6th, 11:59 p.m.
B&H: Sony a7 III Camera Body with Accessory Kit – $200 Discount
Sony a7 III is currently considered by many as the best Sony mirrorless camera for video. Its 24MP full-frame CMOS sensor performs really well in low light and its 693-point hybrid AF system also works well for video shooting. The camera can record up to UHD 4K30p video with HLG & S-Log gamma picture profiles. For more information about the camera, go ahead and read Johnnie’s Sony a7 III review.
In this discounted set, along with the camera, you get SanDisk 32GB Extreme PRO UHS-II SDHC memory card, Watson 2000mAh battery pack, Watson compact AC/DC charger for NP-FZ100 battery, and Ruggard Journey 24 DSLR shoulder bag.
Buy link: Sony a7 III Camera Body with Accessory Kit
Was: $1,998.00 Now: $1,798.00 (Savings: $200.00)
B&H: Canon EOS M6 Camera with 18-150mm Lens – $730 Discount
This older mirrorless camera from Canon might be still an interesting option for vloggers, who don’t need 4K, but they need good autofocus. Canon M6 has 24.2MP APS-C sensor with Dual-pixel Autofocus. It can record Full HD 1080p video at up to 60fps. The price is very affordable and this discounted package even includes Canon EF-M 18-150mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM lens.
Buy link: Canon EOS M6 Camera with 18-150mm Lens
Was: $1,209.00 Now: $479.00 (Savings: $730.00)
B&H: Samsung 2TB T5 Portable SSD Drive – $70 Discount
The Samsung T5 portable SSD drives have become a very popular solution for editing and backing up footage on-the-go. The drives are also compatible with the Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera 4K as a large capacity external recording solution. They use USB-C connector.
Buy Link: Samsung 2TB T5 Portable SSD
Was: $399.99 Now: $329.99 (Savings $70.00)
B&H: Seagate 6TB Expansion USB 3.0 External HDD – $30 Discount
If you are looking for an affordable external drive with USB 3.0 connectivity to archive your footage, Seagate currently offers a very good price-per-TB. The drive is not very fast, but it offers a lot of space with 6TB.
Buy link: Seagate 6TB Expansion USB 3.0 External HDD
Was: $129.99 Now: $99.99 (Savings: $30.00)
B&H: Lenovo 15.6″ Legion Y540 Gaming Laptop – $400 Discount
This gaming laptop might be a good choice for an editing Windows machine on the go. It includes 2.6 GHz Intel Core i7-9750H six-core processor, 16GB DDR4 RAM memory, 1TB PCIe M.2 SSD, and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 GPU with 6GB of memory. As a display, Lenovo used 15.6″ 1920 x 1080 144 Hz IPS display.
Buy link: Lenovo 15.6″ Legion Y540 Gaming Laptop
Was: $1,599.00 Now: $1,199.00 (Savings: $400.00)
CVP currently has a great offer for the Panasonic S1 and Panasonic S1H cameras. With every purchase, you will get a free Atomos Ninja V monitor/recorder (worth over €600) and free 3-years LUMIX extended warranty. Furthermore, the Panasonic S1 body is slightly discounted and there are further discounts if you purchase the S1 or S1H with a kit lens.
The Panasonic S1 is a very capable full-frame mirrorless camera. It can record internally at up to 4K 60fps in 8-bit and output 4:2:2 10-bit signal externally. For more information about the camera please check our Panasonic S1 review and the revisited V-log upgrade review.
The Panasonic S1H is currently one of the best mirrorless cameras for video. It even got approved for Netflix productions. You can take a look at our S1H review and Lab-test. With Ninja V, the S1H will be able to record ProRes RAW.
CVP: 8Sinn Panasonic S1H Cage – €25 Discount
As a complimentary deal to the one above, I decided to include the Panasonic S1H camera cage from 8Sinn. It is a bare cage only, but it can serve as a good base for various rigs and it will protect the camera body.
Buy link: 8Sinn Panasonic S1H Cage
Was: €163.15 Now: €137.54 (Savings: €25.61)
CVP: Panasonic LUMIX GH5 and G9 Cameras – Free DJI Ronin-SC + Free 3-Years Warranty + Up to €137 Discount
Another great offer at CVP includes the Panasonic GH5 and Panasonic G9 cameras. With every purchase, you will get a free DJI Ronin-SC gimbal (worth over €319) and free 3-years LUMIX extended warranty. Furthermore, there is up to €137 discount depending on the combination of the body and the lens.
The Panasonic GH5 and G9 are both mirrorless cameras with Micro Four Thirds mount and sensor. They offer a variety of useful tools for filmmakers, like 4K 10-bit 4:2:2 video and In-Body Image Stabilisation (IBIS). After receiving a major update from Panasonic, the G9 started to be especially interesting for filmmakers. I think these discounted sets with free Ronin-SC gimbal are very interesting.
Buy link: Panasonic LUMIX GH5 Camera Body
Was: €1,192.05 Now: €1,136.69 (Savings: €55.36 + Free DJI Ronin-SC, Free 3-Years Warranty)
Buy link: Panasonic LUMIX GH5 Camera with 12-60mm f/2.8-4.0 Lens
Was: €1,667.73 Now: €1,529.91 (Savings: €137.82 + Free DJI Ronin-SC, Free 3-Years Warranty)
Buy link: Panasonic LUMIX G9 Camera Body
Was: €1,108.55 Now: €980.61 (Savings: €127.93 + Free DJI Ronin-SC, Free 3-Years Warranty)
Buy link: Panasonic LUMIX G9 Camera with 12-60mm f/2.8-4.0 Lens
Was: €1,391.07 Now: €1,282.70 (Savings: €108.37 + Free DJI Ronin-SC, Free 3-Years Warranty)
CVP: Zacuto Recoil Camera Rigs – €252 Discount
Zacuto offers now some of their Recoil camera rigs for discounted prices. I selected some rigs for popular cameras. There are different configurations available, so please take a good look at what each configuration includes.
Buy link: Zacuto FS7 Mark II Recoil Rig Bundle
Was: €1,496.56 Now: €1,243.76 (Savings: €252.80)
Buy link: Zacuto FS7 Recoil Pro V2
Was: €930.74 Now: €677.49 (Savings: €253.26)
Buy link: Zacuto EVA1 Z-Finder Recoil Pro V2
Was: €1,516.77 Now: €1,263.98 (Savings: €252.80)
What do you think of this week’s selection? Share with us if you know and like any of these products.