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Amazon’s second Prime Day event of the year started yesterday and runs through midnight PST tonight, with big discounts on tech devices for the home and studio. But you can also find deals at other retailers like Blick, Walmart, and Adorama, where we are seeing some great bargains on cameras, computers, and art supplies.
Panasonic Lumix GH5 II Mirrorless Camera Body with Accessories Kit
Buy for $997.99 and save 33%
The Panasonic Lumix GH5 II, which originally debuted in 2021 at $1,600 (body only), was designed for videographers (though it still takes great still photos). It has a 20.3MP sensor with AR coating, great autofocus, and image stabilization with Panasonic’s latest Venus Engine. It’s also capable of unlimited video recording in various settings and can record C4K/4K 60p 4:2:0 10-bit without cropping, with simultaneous output over HDMI during internal recording. Additionally, this model can wirelessly live stream using the Panasonic’s Sync smartphone app supported by USB PD outdoors or indoors. It comes with an accessory kit that includes a Slinger shoulder bag, a 128GB Lexar memory card, and a Pro Optics LCD screen protector.
Sony Alpha a6400 Mirrorless Camera with Lens
Buy for $848.00 and save $150
Introduced in early 2019, this fantastic Sony mirrorless camera is capable, lightweight, and boasts a lot of features: It has a 24.2-megapixel image sensor (APS-C sized), it can shoot silently in burst mode at up to 8 frames per second, and it is capable of fast continuous shooting with autofocus and auto exposure at up to 11fps. It also comes with Sony’s powerful tracking features and Real-time Eye AF and can shoot 4K-resolution video clips. It comes with an accessory kit that includes a 32GB SanDisk memory card, Slinger camera bag, Pro Optics lens kit, and more.
What’s nice about Walmart’s Deals for Days Holiday Kickoff sale is that appears to be open to all consumers, not just Walmart club members (or Walmart+ members). It runs through October 12, with up to 60% off on sale items.
Lenovo Ideapad 5 14-Inch 1080 Touchscreen Laptop with Windows 11 Home
Buy for $449.00 and save 46%
This Lenovo IdeaPad 5 has an AMD Ryzen 7 5700U mobile processor with Radeon graphics. It also comes with 8GBs DDR4 RAM, a 512 GB NVMe TLC SSD drive for storage, and a 14-inch touchscreen display.
Apple Watch SE (1st Gen) GPS, 44mm, Space Gray Aluminum Case with Midnight Sport Band-Regular
Buy for $149 and save 52%.
The main reason this version of the Apple Watch SE is so inexpensive is that it’s a discontinued model. But it is still an Apple watch, and it’s over 50% off.
We don’t know if Blick was looking to compete with Amazon (in point of fact, Blick’s everyday prices tend to be lower than Amazon’s Prime Day deal prices on art supplies), but they are currently running a Fall Cyber Deals sale with impressive discounts on drawing and painting supplies.
Winsor & Newton Studio Collection Watercolor Pencils, Set of 50
Buy for $50.00 and save 42%
Winsor & Newton’s highly pigmented wax-based pencils can be used as dry media or with water for painterly effects. This set includes a pad of paper and a brush.
Da Vinci Oil Brushes Wood Box Set
Buy for $95.25 and save 34%
This set includes four long-handled Da Vinci Grigio oil-painting brushes—a size 12 flat, a size 8 filbert, a size 8 flat, and a size 4 round, as well as a free painting cloth and brush soap. The brushes come in a wooden box, making this set an attractive gift for an oil painter.