7 Great Camera Gear Deals End Jan. 4

Canon Rebel T5i

B&H has 7 great deals on cameras and lenses that expire this Saturday, January 4, 2014. Check them all out below.

1. Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM lens for $1699 (reg. $2299). This low deal price is after instant and mail-in rebates. Click “More Details” & add $300 MIR to receive $600 savings.

2. Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM lens for $319 (reg. $419)

3. Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM lens for $299 (reg. $399)

4. Canon Rebel T5i w/ 18-55mm IS STM lens for $699 (reg. $899)

5. Sony A77 with 18-135mm lens for $1098 (reg. $1398)

6. Nikon 1 J1 Kits as low as $219

7. Canon PowerShot ELPH 530 HS for $99.99 (reg. 319)

Sony A77 Successor (aka A79) is a 32MP Mirrorless Camera?

Sony Mirrorless Patent Diagram

Rumored specs of the upcoming A77 successor, which will presumably carry the A79 badge suggest that it will sport a whopping 32MP APS-C sensor. Recall that prior rumors (which are still standing strong) pointed to an A-mount camera that eschewed the current translucent mirror technology in favor of a full-on mirrorless design. [Read more...]

Sony Alpha A77 and A99 Deals

Sony A77

A couple of solid deals are available now on the Sony Alpha A77 and A99 cameras. The A77 has a $200 instant rebate of $200, making it $998 here at Adorama and here at B&H Photo.

Additionally, the Sony A99 is available with a free HVL-F60M hot shoe flash and VG-C99AM battery grip. That’s a savings of $930. Check out the A99 deal here at Adorama and here at B&H Photo.

All Sony Alpha A-Mount Cameras Going Mirrorless in 2014?

Sony A-Mount Mirrorless Patent

The rumors have been out there for a while – Sony is done with the Translucent Mirror Technology and going full mirrorless in its Alpha A-mount cameras. As impressive as the Sony A77 and A99 have been, they may very well be a dying breed in the Sony Alpha lineup. A recently published patent application seems to offer solid support for these rumors as well. [Read more...]