Pentax 645D Gets $1200 Price Drop

Pentax 645D

The 40MP medium format Pentax 645D recently got a price drop from $9,995 to $8,795, which puts it even closer to the high-end 35mm DSLR range (see, e.g., Canon 1D X at $6,800 and Nikon D4 at $6,000).

Some retailers have already updated their list pricing to reflect the price drop (Adorama), while others have not (B&H Photo).  Expect the pricing to go into effect at all Pentax retailers soon.

New Cyber Monday Camera & Photo Gear Deals at Amazon

Canon DSLR and Photo Gear Cyber Monday Lightning Deals

Amazon has a bevy of DSLR and photo deals today coming through its Lightning Deals page.  It starts at 3:15AM ET and keeps rolling throughout the day.  I count at least 3 Canon DSLR deals that should go within minutes of the announcement time if earlier deals were anything to measure by.

The complete rundown is below.  You’ll need to watch the countdown here in order to get in on the deals.

  1. Canon DSLR at 3:15 AM ET
  2. Canon DSLR at 5:15 AM ET
  3. Sony HX5V at 7:15 AM ET
  4. Canon DSLR at 5:15 AM ET
  5. Canon imageCLASS MF3010 at 8:45 AM ET
  6. Transcend MicroSDHC 32GB card at 10:45 AM ET
  7. M-Audio AV30 Studio Monitors at 11:15 AM ET (I use these for video editing. Very nice.)
  8. Canon Printer at 11:45 AM ET
  9. Joby Gorillapod Micro 250 at 12:15 PM ET
  10. Pentax K-5 at 2:15 PM ET
  11. Benro Tripod and Messenger Bag at 3:15 PM ET
  12. Leica V-LUX 20 at 5:15 PM ET
  13. Logitech M570 Wireless Trackball at 5:45 PM ET (I’m all over this one.)
  14. WD 500GB USB 3.0 HD 5:45 PM ET
  15. Lowepro Camera Bags at 8:15 PM ET
  16. Kingston 32GB Class 4 SDHC card at 8:45 PM ET (For the record, I don’t recommend this one. Get a Class 10 card if you’re going to record any video at all.)
  17. Manfrotto Sling Bag at 10:15 PM ET

Keep track of all the latest deals on our Cyber Monday Deals Page.