Archives for December 2, 2017

Stock Status Tracker Changes: added Sony a7r III, removed “Stable” Cameras

I just finished a much needed pruning and updating of the Stock Status Tracker. The Sony a7r III has been added as it was expected to be out about this time of the year. But that and the Nikon D850 are not in-stock at the moment.

Removed from the Tracker were a handful of cameras that had been steadily in-stock and didn’t have price movements: Canon 6D II, Nikon D7500, Panasonic GH5, Fuji X-E3 and GFX-50S. The Fuji X100F managed to survive another round of “The Purge” 🙂

If there are any other upcoming hard to find cameras or lenses you want me to add to the tracker, please leave a comment or use the online contact form. Your feedback greatly decides on what’s included!

Open-Box Panasonic GH5 for $1600, Imported for $1500, New with V-Log for $2000

The Panasonic GH5 body only has been steadily in-stock for $2000 at authorized Panasonic dealers (thank you MAP!) in new condition, so it is also being removed from the Stock Status Tracker [update in progress], so in a new blog tradition, it too is getting a “parting shot” post. The current offers:

+ new condition grey-market with 1-Year Seller warranty from 6ave on eBAY for $1500

+ open-box from authorized dealer Samy’s Camera for $1600

+ new condition at authorized dealers for $2000 with FREE V-Log at Adorama and B&H Photo
+ optionally triple the warranty by filing with Panasonic

Fuji X-E3 kits get Free Accessories Bundles

I am updating the Stock Status Tracker, with the addition of the Sony a7r III, but both the a7r III and Nikon D850 remain not in-stock…

But I’m also going through the other cameras and removing all the ones that have been steadily in-stock or had steady prices throughout. The Fuji X-E3 is one that fits this pattern, but it goes out with a parting shot. The prices remain the same but it getting free accessories with purchase, especially at Adorama where you get the Corel software bundle, a Lowepro Format 140 bag, a 16GB Sandisk Extreme SDHC card, a card reader, a card wallet, and the obligatory cleaning kit.

Nikon D5600 with 18-55 and 70-300 for $800 [corrected]

CORRECTION: the lens in the two lens kit is the 70-300mm DX, not the old 75-300. I typed 75-300 in every single mention below out of habit 🙂 Thanks to one of our readers for the alert in the comments!

On the “Take Pictures With” two-lens kit front, the new condition Nikon D5600 with the 18-55 and 70-300 lenses is on sale for $797 with free shipping at authorized dealers such as Adorama (with free accessories) and B&H Photo (with free accessories) and Amazon itself (limit 3).

The D5600 body only goes for $650, while the D5600 w/18-55 goes for $750. So you are getting the 70-300 for an extra $50 versus the standard 1-lens kit. This being the holiday season, even if you don’t need the 18-55 and 70-300 for yourself, you can use them in a gift bundle for friends and family, eg bundle them with a Nikon DSLR you don’t need or use often.

The D5600 body only went for $650 in early November as well when I posted the APS-C DSLR price charts.

If you don’t need the new condition version though, you can wait for another manufacturer refurbished sale. It went for $620 at least a couple of times in the past.

PRO TIP: the new WordPress search engine is very fast and efficient, so if you want to look up favorite brands or see previous deals on cameras, use the search box in the blog header or sidebar! It even picks up new posts in almost real time!

Woot Longer-Running Leftovers Sale: Canon APS-C DSLRs, refurb GoPROs, Energizer, Etc

Woot also has some longer-running Camera and Photo sales that are now continuing until they sell out (some of them), while others have a specific expiration date in the future. These are not daily deals…

+ refurbished GoPro CHDHS-101 Hero 4 Session with 90-day Woot warranty for $140
+ refurbished GoPro CHDHX-501 Hero 5 Black with 90-day Woot warranty for $300
+ new Canon 6D MARK II DSLR Camera with 24-105MM f/3.5-5.6 for $2070
+ new Canon Rebel T7i DSLR with 18-55 for $780
+ Neewer Li-ion Battery Replacement for Canon LP-E8 for $3.60
+ AmazonBasics Floating Hand Grip for GoPro for $2.44
+ Neewer Handgrip Holder Stabilizer Grip for $2.03
+ limit 3 of each
+ $5 flat shipping
+ see them all at the Camera and Photo sales

Strategically, the small $2-$3 items make sense to buy only if you are buying something else, since they have a $5 flat shipping. If you buy them on their own, the $5 flat shipping may or may not ruin the deal depending on how many of which item you want.

In a separate Batteries Sale they have a 620-pack of Energizer MAX AA alkaline batteries for $185, with a “Best by December 2026” date and a 1-year Energizer warranty.

(ENDED) Monday: VIDPRO, Feiyu, Corel VideoStudio X9 Ultimate for $20, Etc

These ended but for more action, check the B&H Featured Sales

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(ENDED) Sunday: Buy $100+ B&N Gift Cards, Get $20 Promo Gift Card

These 1-day offers expired…

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(ENDED) Anker PowerCore II 10000 Ultra-Compact Charger for $23

These ended BUT for all the Gold Box posts here, follow the Yellow Brick Road of Gold-Box tagged posts

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