This Week’s Top 10 Deals for Filmmakers – Z Cam, Canon DSLRs, MacBook

This Week's Top 10 Deals for Filmmakers – Z Cam, Canon DSLRs, MacBook

There are lots of interesting deals for filmmakers available online. We selected the best 10 offers of filmmaking gear from our partners’ online shops for this week. Including Canon DSLRs, Z CAM E1, LED lights and gimbals. 

I went through the current deals on our partners’ websites and I selected the op 10 offers currently available which I think could be interesting for our audience. First I listed B&H offers for our readers based in the US and then a couple of deals from our European partner CVP. You are supporting cinema5D by buying on B&H and CVP through our links because we get a tiny affiliate share. Let’s take a look at the offers.

B&H: Z CAM E1 Mini 4K Camera with MFT Mount

This tiny little camera was actually the smallest camera with an MFT mount in the world when it was introduced. It has a 16MP CMOS Sensor, Micro Four Thirds lens mount and it Records 4K, UHD and 1080p video. It has Wi-Fi and Bluetooth for Remote Control, Autofocus (Single, Continuous, and Zone Autofocus) and a lightweight Magnesium Housing. There is a significant price drop currently with this camera, so it might be an interesting option for aerial use or as a B- or C-cam.

The company, by the way, introduced the second generation at this year’s NAB which has very promising specs.

Was: $599.00  Now: $249.00 (Savings: $350.00)

Link: Z CAM E1 Mini 4K Camera with MFT Mount

B&H: Canon EOS 6D Mark II DSLR Camera Body

The second generation entry-level full frame DSLR from Canon is now on sale at B&H and the offered set includes Canon BG-E21 Battery Grip, Watson LP-E6N Li-Ion Battery Pack, SanDisk 64GB Extreme PRO SDXC UHS-I Memory Card and Ruggard Journey 44 DSLR Shoulder Bag.

Was: $1,999.00  Now: $1,599.00 (Savings: $400.00)

Link: Canon EOS 6D Mark II DSLR Camera Body

B&H: Canon EOS Rebel T5i DSLR Camera with 18-55mm Lens

The entry-level Canon EOS Rebel T5i DSLR (in Europe known as 700D) paired with the 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM is currently selling at a discounted price. B&H also has discounted offers on other sets with this body.

Was: $799.00  Now: $539.00 (Savings: $260.00)

Link: Canon EOS Rebel T5i DSLR Camera with 18-55mm Lens

B&H: JVC GY-HM200 4KCAM Streaming Camcorder

Another interesting deal is the 4K camcorder from JVC. It has 1/2.33″ CMOS Sensor, built-in ND filter, two SDXC slots, and can record up to 4K Ultra HD 24/30p (150 Mbps) or 4:2:2 1080p up to 60p (50 Mbps). The camera has an HDMI and a 3G SDI out and is optimized for live streaming purposes. The discounted set also includes the JVC QAN0067-003 microphone.

Was: $2,095.00  Now: $1,595.00 (Savings: $500.00)

Link: JVC GY-HM200 4KCAM Streaming Camcorder

B&H: Rokinon 24, 35, 50, 85mm T1.5 Cine DS Lens Bundle

This set of four cine-style lenses is currently discounted. It includes 24mm, 35mm, 50mm and 85mm lens, covers full frame sensors. The lenses have T1.5 to T22 exposure range, multi-layer coating to reduce flares, dual side focus and t-stop scales, de-clicked aperture ring and manual focus and aperture. They are available with Canon EF, Nikon F, MFT or Sony E-mount.

Was: $2,346.00  Now: $1,696.00 (Savings: $650.00)

Link: Rokinon 24, 35, 50, 85mm T1.5 Cine DS Lens Bundle

B&H: Dracast LED500 Pro Bi-Color LED Light

This bi-color 12 x 6 x 2″ LED panel from Dracast is currently discounted. It features 3200-5600K variable color temperature, V-Mount or Gold Mount battery plate, 45-degree beam angle, AC or DC Operation, 100-0% Dimming and has a CRI (color rendering index) of 95.

Was: $699.95  Now: $307.95 (Savings: $392.00)

Link: Dracast LED500 Pro Bi-Color LED Light

B&H: Apple 15.4″ MacBook Pro with Touch Bar (Late 2016)

B&H also has quite a few offers on Apple laptops. One of the most interesting offers is this 15.4″ MacBook Pro. It features a 2.9 GHz Intel Core i7 Quad-Core, 16GB of 2133 MHz RAM, 2TB PCIe SSD, 15.4″ 2880 x 1800 Retina Display, AMD Radeon Pro 460 GPU (4GB GDDR5) and 4 x Thunderbolt 3 (USB Type-C) Ports.

Was: $4,299.00  Now: $2,999.00 (Savings: $1,300.00)

Link: Apple 15.4″ MacBook Pro with Touch Bar (Late 2016)

CVP: Zhiyun Rider-M Gimbal

Starting the European CVP deals with this mini 3-Axis Gimbal Stabilizer for GoPro. It can be used with suction cups & other support, remotely operated via mobile app. It supports the optional remote control unit and has ±320° pan movement.

Was: €122.42  Now: €93.90 (Savings: €28.52)

Link: Zhiyun Rider-M Gimbal

CVP: DJI Zenmuse X4S Gimbal

Another gimbal on sale in europe is the DJI Zenmuse X4S for the DJI Inspire 2 Drone. It features a 20MP 1″ Sensor capable of 4K at 60fps. It has a 8.8mm lens with f/2.8-11 and 84° FOV, Maximum ISO of 12,800, 11.6 Stops of Dynamic Range and it can record at either H.264 or H.265 at 100 Mbps.

Although there are now better camera options for the Inspire 2, like the X5S and the X7 with MFT mounts, the X4S can still deliver very nice picture quality for the fraction of its price.

Was: €699.00  Now: €447.95 (Savings: €251.06)

Link: DJI Zenmuse X4S Gimbal

CVP: Dedolight Felloni Tecpro Bicolor LED Light

Last european deal I selected is the Bi-color LED light from Tecpro. It has 576 LEDs, 50° Flood Beam Angle, 3200 – 5600K temperature. It includes Standard Dimmer, Cabled Remote Dimming, AC Adapter, V-Mount and D-Tap Inputs, Distance Diffuser and it has CRI of 84.

Was: €973.13  Now: €681.76 (Savings: €291.37)

Link: Dedolight Felloni Tecpro Bicolor LED Light

What do you think of our selection? Let us know if you know and like any of the products. We will try to post a weekly “deals” post with great offers for the filmmaking community. 

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