B&H Offering Serious Price Drops On Canon Products

By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS)

With NAB just around the corner, prices are starting to get cut and deals can be had. B&H, for instance is cutting the price on the Canon Cinema EOS C300 and several accessories by as much as 40%. They’re also offering up to $1000 off the C100 and up to $6,000 on Cinema prime lenses. And it makes me wonder what they know that we don’t when it comes to new Canon cameras.

B&H has put all Canon items listed on their website on sale, and largely pertains to camera bodies for the Canon EOS C300, both PL mount and EF mounts. Capable of shooting 1080, the C300 offers the following specs:

  • Super 35mm-Size CMOS Sensor
  • 1920 x 1080 60/50i, 23.98/25p, True 24p
  • Canon XF Codec – 4:2:2 50 Mb/s MPEG-2
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF Hardware Upgrade
  • Rotating 4″ LCD Monitor
  • HD-SDI Output, XLR Inputs
  • Dual CF Card Slots
  • Timecode I/O, Genlock In & Sync Out
  • Canon Log Gamma

As for the models that are exactly on sale, here’s a breakdown of what they have and how much …

  • Canon EOS C300 Z-Finder Recoil Kit … including a Canon C300, and a Zacuto Z-Finder Recoil Kit with camera shoulder rig, rail assembly and camera mount and electronic viewfinder. Cost of the whole set is regularly $13,000. B&H has it for just a hair under $8k. This is likely the first generation Z-Finder, but that’s still a pretty good deal. 
  • Canon EOS C300 with Dual Pixel CMOS AF and 24-50mm lens. Together, MSRP is $13,299, B&H has it on sale for $8,299.
  • Canon EOS C300 Camcorder body, EF Lens Mount. They have two of these listed for $6499-$6,999 respectively. Now I’m starting to wonder if these are refurbished or rentals.
  • Lastly, a PL mount EOS C300 Camcorder body. Price $6,999.

In addition, B&H is offering $1,000 off 1st generation C100 Bodies and you can pick up a C100 for anywhere between $2.999 to 8,000 depending on features.  Specs of the C100 are:

  • Super 35mm 8.3MP CMOS Sensor
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF Hardware Upgrade
  • 1920 x 1080 60/50i, 24/25p, PF30, PF24
  • ISO 320 to 80,000
  • Uncompressed HDMI Output with Timecode
  • Canon Log and Wide DR Gamma
  • Dual SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card Slots
  • Two XLR Audio Connectors
  • Built-In ND Filters with Manual Controls

Here are the models that are on sale:

  • Canon EOS C100 Camera Body only, EF Mount. $2999 (regularly $3,999). There’s also a Body for $3,499. No explanation on the price difference of what comes with them.
  • Canon EOS C100 Kit with Dual Pixel CMOS AF, EF24-105 Lens, Atomos Ninja 2, SSD, HDMI Cable & Magic Arm – $4,299 (reg $5,299)
  • Canon EOS C100 Cinema EOS Camera with Dual Pixel CMOS AF and Triple Lens Kit. This kit comes with an EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM Lens, EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Lens, and EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM Lens. $7,999 (regularly $8,999)
  • Canon EOS C100 Cinema EOS Camera with Dual Pixel CMOS AF and EF-S 18-135mm IS STM Lens – $3,699
  • Canon EOS C100 Cinema EOS Camera with Dual Pixel CMOS AF and 24-105mm f/4L Lens – $3,999

B&H also has a cache of Canon Cinema Prime lenses on sale for up to $6,000 off. MSRP.

All orders come with free expedited shipping, with orders shipped same day if made by 4:00pm ET. Users who order in New York City can pick up from the B&H Store within the hour. But it’s important to remember that starting tomorrow, B&H will be closed through April 11th to celebrate Passover and will reopen at 10am on Sunday, April 12th.  Online orders will be unavailable from April 3 at 7:15pm EDT through April 5 at 8:45pm EDT, and from April 9 at 7:15pm EDT, through April 11 at 8:45pm EDT.

For more information, and to check out those Canon deals up close, visit bhphoto.com.

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