The Top 6 Black Friday 2015 Deals on 4k Ultra HD Cameras, Camcorders and 4K UAV drones
Stephan Jukic – November 26, 2015
Black Friday is literally upon us and there are discounts happening across the landscape for everything from the most basic household items to advanced 4K ultra HD televisions for the home entertainment system of your dreams.
Well, we’ve already covered the 4K UHD TV Black Friday deals in some detail in a number of different places, and now it’s time that we also take a closer look at everything else that’s also going on sale for some serious, highly enticing discounts.
Our particular focus here is on 4K UHD cameras, camcorders and UAV quadracopter drones with some solid 4K video recording chops for both professional or amateur photographers and videographers, especially those of either group who really want to ramp up the sheer clarity and quality of what they’re shooting, particularly with video.
And for those of you who have been putting some serious thought into finally getting your hands on either a ultra HD camera, quite honestly, right now is definitely the best time of the year in which to do it. There may be some cool new discounts around the Christmas holidays but for some of these products, it’s going to be pretty tough to beat the kinds of great prices we’re seeing right now.
GoPro Hero 4 “Silver” and “Black” Action Cameras (Best Buy)
On offer from none other than retail giant Best Buy, the GoPro Hero 4 is going on sale for what aren’t so much discounts as they are cool bonus accessory offers. This deal applies to both the GoPro Hero 4 Silver action camera and to the even more robust and powerful GoPro Hero 4 Black.
In the case of the silver, the powerful little action camera is selling for its usual retail price of $399.99 but during this year’s Black Friday discount event, will be coming with the bonus of an external 64GB Extreme Plus Memory Card AND an $80 in-store gift certificate that you can use on just about anything else, such as an extra waterproofing case, for example. Overall, not a bad deal at all and even better because it also comes with the memory card as well.
As for the even more powerful Hero 4 Black edition of the GoPro action camera, the regular retail price of $499.99 still applies but with the inclusion of a very useful and perfectly accessorized 64GB Extreme Plus Memory card as well. Unfortunately, for the more expensive Black, there won’t be any in-store gift card included as well.
For those of you who don’t know but do want a powerful action camera, the GoPro Hero 4 is the most advanced and durable on the market today, with numerous photo and video features, easy mounting on just about any moving object you can think of and the ability to shoot 4K ultra HD video at varying frame rates. This camera is a perfect tool for sports and adventure recording.
DJI Phantom 3 Drone with 4K UHD Camera (Best Buy)
Next along the list of 4K recording device sales, we have best-selling drone manufacturer’s DJI Phantom 3 UAV drone with a 4K ultra HD gimbal-mounted camera included with it also on sale from Best Buy. In the case of this particular deal, the discount in question is a bit smaller than we might like but still represents a rather enticing offer of $1159.99 instead of the more normal $1,259.99. Furthermore, Best Buy is also throwing in a free extra battery, which isn’t normally included with the Phantom 3.
For those of you who are interested, the Phantom 3 represents DJI’s latest and most advanced UAV quadracopter and features a high quality gimbal-mounted 4K ultra HD camera that captures some excellent 4K videos and 12 megapixel still photos from altitudes of up to hundreds of feet.
Yuneec Typhoon 4K Quadracopter (Best Buy)
Also from Best Buy, we give you yet another 4K UHD-capable UAV Drone deal in the form of a sale on the Yuneec Typhoon 4K Q500. A close competitor in both capability and quality to the DJI Phantom 3 we mentioned above, the Yuneec Q500 normally retails for $1,200 in any other conventional offer. In the case of Best Buy’s Black Friday sales deal, this powerful little UAV will now be selling for just $1,000. It seems that Best Buy is really on a roll in the drone/camera market.
Like the Phantom 3 from DJI, the Yuneec Typhoon Q500 also comes with a gimbal-mounted 4K UHD recording rig which is also capable of shooting some stunning ultra HD video while capturing some superb high resolution still photos. Check out our review of this particular drone as well.
Panasonic Lumix G7 (Aldorama, B&H Photo Video)
We’ve covered a variant of the excellent and superbly priced Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 before in our reviews and we’d have to argue that these are definitely one of the best cameras on the market for less than $1000 and definitely the best 4K UHD DSLRs for less than $1000. This is a powerful shooter that combines exquisite photo taking capacity with some very robust 4K UHD and Full HD video recording chops, and now it’s also selling for WAY under the $1000 mark, making it the cheapest 4K SLR we’ve seen to date, at least for Black Friday.
Aldorama and B&H Photo Video are both offering the DMC-G7 for a stunningly affordable $597.99 and along with that excellent price (almost 50% less than its normal retail price), the camera is being offered with a 14.42mm kit lens, and an Audio-Technica AT8024 microphone.
One of Sony’s best compact camcorders and certainly the most easy to use and powerful little 4K UHD camcorder we’ve had the pleasure of reviewing to date, the Sony FDR-AX33 4K UHD is worth every penny spent on it even at its normal retail price of just over $1000. Now, it’s going on sale with Best Buy for Black Friday 2015 for just $849.99 and will also come with a 32GB Extreme Plus Memory card included. This represents a savings of roughly $200 on what you’d normally pay for both.
The AX33 can do 4K UHD video at 30 frames per second, shoots some superb high frame-rate HD video and also manages to capture some excellent still shots from both its 4K UHD footage and through a powerful internal photo sensor. Furthermore, it has some remarkably robust image stabilizing hardware built into it, of a type Sony also uses in some of its more professional 4K video recording devices.
A Final Word
The above represent just some of the awesome and assorted 4K ultra HD deals that are to be found for this years Black Friday sales event. For lots of details and discount deals on 4K UHD TVs, PC monitors and other devices, check out our Discussion Forum thread for Black Friday and also be sure to take a look at our Ultra HD TV Deals blog post for some awesome sales offers.
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