Amazon Camera Deals For Prime Day 2020: The 9 Best Options

Get snapping with these camera discounts as part of Amazon Prime Day 2020.

Amazon’s reducing camera and camera accessory prices as part of its Amazon Prime Day sale, with plenty to tempt everyone, from the point-and-shoot simple snapper through to the more seasoned pros. If you fit more into the former category, our guide to what to look for in a DSLR may help you out with your buying decisions, so you get the camera that’s right for you.

As always stock is limited and some of these deals are specifically time limited, so if you do spot a deal that’s particularly tempting, it would be wise to jump on it pronto.

Canon EOS RP Full Frame Mirrorless Camera

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The Canon EOS RP is a serious bit of kit with a full frame sensor and compatibility with Canon’s full range of EOS lenses. Normally the body only kit would set you back $1696.50, but for Amazon Prime day you can get your hands on one – bearing in mind that lenses are an additional cost, as they are with any DSLR – for just $1,499.

Get the Canon EOS RP Full Frame Mirrorless Camera for $1,499 from Amazon.

Panasonic LUMIX G9 (DC-G9GN-K)

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Panasonic’s LUMIX G9 would typically cost you $1650 in this configuration, but for Amazon Prime members on Prime Day, it can be yours for just $1,339.

Get the Panasonic LUMIX G9 for $1,339 from Amazon.

Panasonic LUMIX DC-FZ80GN-K Travel Camera

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While international travel probably won’t be a thing for a while now, there’s still plenty of Australia to trek around in and shoot, and that’s the market that the Panasonic LUMIX DC-FZ80GN-K targets. It’s usually available for $455, but today if you’re an Amazon Prime member it can be yours for just

iPhone 12 Expected in Eight Colors, Removing Four Options

Apple’s iPhone 12 lineup is expected to come in eight different colors, overhauling the iPhone color options to prospective customers. The colors come to accompany the iPhone 12’s new squared-off industrial design, with a flat stainless steel band around the outer edge, at least on the Pro models, and glass on the rear.

Current iPhone 11 Colors

New rumors from a reliable Chinese Weibo account called “Kang” state that the 5.4-inch iPhone 12 mini and 6.1-inch iPhone 12 will come in Black, White, Red, Green, and Blue.

iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini Colors

  • Black
  • White
  • Red
  • Green
  • Blue (New)

Colors that would be removed from the iPhone lineup include Yellow and Purple. Multiple rumors have previously suggested that the 6.1-inch iPhone 12 Pro and 6.7-inch iPhone 12 Pro Max will also come in a new Blue finish, which will replace the Midnight Green color that was introduced as an option for the iPhone 11 Pro.


The blue will likely be the same shade as the new Blue Apple Watch Series 6, which Apple introduced as a new Apple Watch color in September. This has also been corroborated by “Kang,” who said that the iPhone 12 Pro models will come in Blue as well as Gold, Silver, and Graphite.

iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max Colors

  • Gold
  • Silver
  • Graphite
  • Blue (New)

Colors that would be removed include Space Gray and Midnight Green. As Apple has replaced the Space Black stainless steel Apple Watch with Graphite, it seems plausible that it would do the same for replacing the Space Gray iPhone, which has a stainless steel band, with Graphite too.

Graphic Apple Watch Series 6

The iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 12 would be available in brighter, bolder hues, while the higher-end iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro

Arlo announces Pro 4 Spotlight Camera and more options for buying Ultra 2 HomeKit-compatible camera

Arlo has announced the new Arlo Pro 4 security camera featuring 2K video, as well as new smaller kits of their popular HomeKit-compatible Ultra 2 security camera system.

Arlo’s new Pro 4 Wire-Free Spotlight Camera is designed to give home and business owners an affordable option when securing their property.

It features 2K video with HDR, a 160-degree wide viewing angle, an integrated spotlight, smart siren, and color night vision. Two-way audio allows owners to listen and speak to visitors, and the weather-resistant body enables it to be placed both indoors and outdoors.

The rechargeable battery can last for up to six months on one charge, and the camera is compatible with Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, and IFTTT. Additionally, users can add an optional Arlo SmartHub or Base Station, enabling local storage recording, cross-triggering other cameras in the ecosystem, and boosting camera range.

If you’re interested in picking up an Arlo Pro 4, you can head to Arlo’s site, where you can buy one, two, or three camera kits starting at $199.99.

In addition to the Pro 4, Arlo’s Ultra 2 Wire-Free Spotlight Camera System is now available for preorder.

The Ultra 2 Wire-Free Spotlight Camera System boasts 4K video with HDR, auto zoom and tracking, a 180-degree viewing angle, and premium two-way audio. Additionally, an integrated spotlight and smart siren help to offer peace of mind by scaring away would-be intruders. The Arlo Ultra 2 is weather-resistant, features a rechargeable battery, and is HomeKit compatible.

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Tencent Stock Options Cost a Fortune and Traders Love Them

(Bloomberg) — Caught off guard by Tencent Holdings Ltd.’s record-breaking rally earlier this year, Hong Kong’s stock investors are getting well prepared for the next one.

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For about two months, options traders have consistently shelled out more for bullish three-month contracts on the stock than they’re willing to pay for those protecting against losses, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. That’s kept Tencent’s so-called volatility skew below zero, an unusual quirk for a market that typically sees traders pay more for downside protection than upside speculation.

There are now almost 1.1 million outstanding options on Tencent, outnumbering those on the Hang Seng Index by more than 4-to-1. The demand for the derivatives mirrors a trend in the U.S., where volume in single-stock options exploded this year and helped underpin the rally in technology shares.

How Tech Options Juiced the U.S. Stock Market: QuickTake

The world’s eighth most valuable stock is growing revenue at its fastest pace in years, lifted by an explosion in internet activity — and mobile gaming in particular — amid China’s world-leading recovery from Covid-19. The 33% stock surge in the first half of this year plateaued after U.S. President Donald Trump signed an executive order banning U.S. entities from dealing with Tencent’s signature app WeChat.



chart: Tencent's call options are pricier than puts


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Tencent’s call options are pricier than puts

Tencent has long been a market favorite because of its dominant position in China’s gaming sphere and the ubiquity of WeChat, which has become the go-to app for communications, social media and entertainment. While Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. and upstarts like ByteDance Ltd. are challenging its position, Tencent continues to serve the country’s largest user base and dominate in gaming, the most profitable class of smartphone app.

The company is set to report third quarter results on Nov. 12. Its

Traders say the Softbank ‘whale’ may be back as options activity spikes for Big Tech stocks

Wall Street traders said that an unusual spike in call options on Thursday shows that Japan’s Softbank may once again be betting on large tech stocks, CNBC’s David Faber reports. 

Multiple sources told Faber that there was $200 million spent on Thursday morning on call options for Netflix, Amazon, Facebook and Alphabet, with the investment bank being the most likely buyer. 

“A number of sources in the derivative markets on major trading markets noting that significant call buying, and they all point to Softbank as being behind it,” Faber said on “Squawk on the Street.” 

Reports by the Financial Times, Wall Street Journal and other outlets identified Softbank as the Nasdaq “whale” whose massive options activity led to a boom for major tech stocks in August. The news led to a sell-off in Softbank’s stock in early September as investors worried about the new strategy for the bank and its CEO Masayoshi Son.

Softbank has traditionally invested in the private markets through its Vision Fund, but appears to have shifted some of its focus to public equities after some high-profile moves soured, including its investment in WeWork. 

Call options allow the traders who hold the options to buy a stock at a predetermined strike price, with the bet being that the stock price will rise above the strike price. Unusually large call buying can lead to other traders buying the stock to cover their positions, driving the market price higher. 

August was a banner month for tech stocks, with the Nasdaq 100 rising by 11%. Some of the stocks that saw unusual options activity that month saw even bigger gains. Shares of Apple soared 21.4%, while Tesla’s stock ripped higher by 74%. 

To be sure, sentiment for those two stocks may also have been helped by other factors, including stock