The sensors are increasing in RAWsumers, and so are the prices! Canon finally decided to go APS-C with their storied G-series. The brand new Canon G1 X III (aka third generation) has an APS-C sensor, and a pre-order price of $1300, both on the uptick. The lens glued to the body is a 24-72mm (eq) f2.8-5.6 with OIS.
Pre-orders are accepted at Adorama and B&H Photo and Amazon by Amazon itself where they have a late November 2017 release estimate.
This has been added to the New Cameras of 2017 were RAWsumers are making a late run in the year, seven new ones in 2017, versus eight new DSLRs and ten new mirrorless cameras.
NewEgg launched what they call the Ultimate Refurbished Sale and it includes:
+ manufacturer refurbished DJI Phantom 3 Standard Quadcopter Aircraft with 3-Axis Gimbal and 2.7k Camer for $314
+ sold by the official DJI store on NewEgg
+ limit three per customer
+ various refurbished Parrot drones prices ranging from $20 to $70
+ some $100-ish refurbished Chromebooks in the middle of the page
+ and a blast from the past towards the bottom, the refurbished red Samsung WB1100F superzoom for $150 by RedTagCamera thru NewEgg (35x optical zoom)
Despite the new Fuji Instant Savings, the Fuji X100F holds steady at $1300 in new condition at authorized dealers. If you are comfortable with USED condition though, the price has dropped to $1137~ in both colors, by Amazon Warehouse deals itself. Other 3rd-party sellers there have it for less but if you are not familiar with them, it’s a higher risk!
As of the time of writing, both the Used X100F black and the Used X100F silver go for $1137.
As usual, do pay attention to who the actual seller is. The price alone should not be the sole determining factor!
As of a 10/14/17 AM recheck, this is not available from the KEH website, but you can get it for $89 with free shipping by KEH through Amazon…
UPDATE: fixed the HTML mess 🙂
Original post after the jump…
Continue reading “Used Canon SX500 IS superzoom w/180-day warranty for $89 w/free S&H [updated]”
The Fuji X100, in new condition at authorized dealers, holds steady at $1300 as you can see at the just-updated Stock Status Tracker. Some mild discounting can be had if you are comfortable with these options:
+ Amazon Warehouse Deals USED condition prices start at $1180 for the black color scheme
+ Imported Grey Market X100 Black for $1246~ with free shipping by 6ave with a 1-year seller warranty [not Fuji USA warranty]
As of late 10/11/17 re-check, both colors are back to their $650 usual price…
Continue reading “(ENDED) Panasonic ZS100 RAWzoomer for $490”
The Nikon Coolpix A900 compact without RAW goes for $379+ in new condition at authorized dealers (eg Amazon by Amazon itself), but if you want to save some more, you can get it in manufacturer refurbished condition for $265 with free shipping and 90-day Nikon USA warranty at Adorama.
Speaking of Adorama, here is the latest situation in their Nikon manufacturer refurbished gear:
+ recently added refurbished Nikon gear
+ all refurbished Nikon gear
The new condition Nikon Coolpix B500 superzoom (40x optical, AA powered) goes for $256+ at authorized dealers, but if you want to save some, you can get in manufacturer refurbished condition in the Red Color Scheme or the Red Color Scheme at Adorama for $180 with free shipping and a 90-day Nikon USA warranty.
If you want to zoom a lot more, the new condition Nikon Coolpix P900 superzoom (83x optical zoom, LiIon battery) goes for $579+ at authorized dealers (eg Amazon by Amazon itself; limit 3 per customer), but if you want to save some more, you can get it in manufacturer refurbished condition for $450 with free shipping and a 90-day Nikon USA warranty at Adorama.
If you need a basic camera to experiment upon, the badly reviewed Vivitar 5.1MP Digital Camera with 1.8-Inch TFT Panel has crashed down to $6 in “Used – Like New” condition in original packaging at Amazon Warehouse Deals. This is best suited for experimentation and DIY projects and such, not picture taking.
Free 2-day shipping for Prime members. It’s not an Add-On item ~ they really want to get rid of it 🙂
This was discovered while I was dumpster-diving in the Amazon Warehouse Deals Bargain Bin clearance.
Four different Canon G-series rawsumers are part of the Canon Pumpkin Sale. We start with the Canon G1 X II, which goes for $650 with free shipping in new condition at authorized Canon USA dealers such as Adorama.
But you can get it in manufacturer refurbished condition for $480 with a 1-year warranty from the Canon USA Outlet store.
More action from the Pumpkin Canon sale, you can get the manufacturer refurbished Canon G5X rawsumer for $580 with a 1-year Canon USA warranty.
In new condition, at authorized Canon USA dealers, this goes for $730 with free accessories, eg Adorama.
The new condition Canon G3 X goes for $850 with free accessories at some authorized Canon USA dealers, such as Adorama. But if you are prefer a lower price, and you are comfortable with refurbished…
… you can get it in manufacturer refurbished condition for $660 at the official Canon USA Outlet with a 1-year Canon USA warranty.
The Canon G9 X goes for $400 in new condition at authorized dealers, while the G9 X II goes for $450. If you are interested in the first generation, an alternative may be to go the way of the refurbished, especially when you can get it in manufacturer refurbished condition with a 1-year warranty from the official Canon USA Outlet store.
This is part of the Pumpkin Spice Sale. Neither pumpkin, nor spice are included 🙂
Another old fashioned camera sale at Amazon! Last week we had the Fuji X-T20 sale, this time it is the new condition Nikon Coolpix P900 superzoom (83x optical zoom) going for $579 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon itself. Limit up to three per customer. This is not a lightning deal, so expiration date of the offer is unknown. Maybe only the Amazon Bots know when it ends 🙂
Back to the Instant Cameras we go, where the white and red color schemes of the new condition Fujifilm Instax Mini 7S Instant Camera at Walmart by Walmart actual with free 2-day shipping or free store pickup.
The iPhone X ruined my joke for the Sony RX10 IV price, because it no longer costs twice as much as the iPhone 🙂 Regardless, bad jokes are not included with the pre-orders 🙂 Sony went the flagship smartphone route with separating the announcements from the pre-orders. So today is the day…
… pre-orders are now accepted for $1700 for the new Sony RX 10 IV 1-inch superzoom with RAW and much and more at B&H Photo and Adorama and Amazon itself.
If my without-calculator math is correct, this is the 13th RX-series camera, and all of them are still available for purchase. Check the most recent (July 2017) Fixed Lens Price Chart for the previous models (does not have RX0 and RX10 IV).
The Canon G9 X compact with RAW (previous generation model – see Fixed Lens Camera Price Chart for a refresher on Canon’s G models) goes for $400 in new condition at authorized dealers, while the G9 X II goes for $450.
If you prefer the G9 X (first generation), AND you want the Canon PIXMA PRO 100 printer, AND you don’t object to doing mailing rebates and spending AMEX gift cards AND you still want to end up paying $400 out of pocket, then …
… to B&H Photo we go where they bundle the black Canon G9 X (first generation) with the PIXMA PRO 100 printer and its trusty sidekick (50pk 13×19″ photo paper). You pay $749 at checkout, receive the order, make sure all is well, file the mail-in rebates following instructions and deadlines, and a few weeks later, you receive a $350 prepaid American Express gift card by mail, thus making it a very long sentence, and more importantly, a $400 after $350 MIR promotion.
On the other hand, if you prefer the G9 X II with the PIXMA PRO 100 and paper promotion, you end up paying around $30 more [than the price of the G9X II alone] after rebate. In either black or brown, the G9 X II bundle is $479 after a $350 prepaid AMEX GC rebate.
This round of PIXMA mail-in rebates expires 9/30/17. The prices of the cameras themselves and the bundle can change independently of the mail-in rebate amount which is fixed for the duration of this promotion.
PS: I have a feeling I could have written this post with fewer words but an attempt to optimize it typically results in 2-3 additional paragraphs 🙂
Party’s over 🙁 As of a 9/17/17 recheck, the free lens promotion expired, AND the price of the X-T1 kits went up…
Continue reading “(ENDED) FREE Fuji 35mm f2R lens with select X-T1 Kits”
If you like instant film cameras in adorable pastel-y body colors, the new condition Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 Instant Camera is on sale for $57~ in some of its colors at Amazon by Amazon itself with a limit of up to three units per color per customer.
It averages 4.5 out of 5 based on over 410 customer reviews, and it has over 150 answered questions by Viewers Like You. This is an organic sale, not a lightning deal.
It’s interesting how the camera market can sometimes go in circles in some ways. The good old Olympus E-series fixed lens cameras of a decade ago may have found spiritual successors in the Sony RX10 series mayhaps, which brings us to a new addition to the line, the new RX 10 IV, available for pre-ordering on Thursday AM for $1700 at B&H Photo and Adorama et al.
One unusual accomplishment of the Sony RX-series is that every single camera in the RX-series remains a currently available. How much this is a sign of popularity and how much it is a matter of inventory, I do not know, but it still is something rare in the world of digital cameras.
This has been added to the New Cameras of 2017, making it the sixth RAWsumer of the year, and the most expensive of the lot so far.
As of a 9/13/17 recheck, this sold out… For future updates, check the A Stock Status Tracker…
The silver color of the camera is available in open-box condition for $1169 with free shipping by authorized dealer Samy’s Camera (eBay). This defeats the used non-open-box prices at other retailers.
The new condition models are steadily in-stock for $1300 at various authorized dealers.
RAWsumer temptations here we come! The new condition with USA warranty of the Panasonic LX100 compact avec RAWeaux is on sale for $560 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon itself. Limit three units per customer during this sale. This is not a lightning deal. Only the black color scheme (-K) is on sale.
NOTE: if you are wondering around at Amazon, make sure the one you get is the one sold and shipped by Amazon itself. There are also international versions for a similar price.
We finally completed the update of the Stock Status Tracker, which got interrupted by the refill of the refurbished Olympus store and by …lunch 🙂
The last of the notable changes since our previous update is the Fuji X100F big sensor prime. Both B&H and Adorama are currently out of stock (but you can still order them), but other authorized and recognizable sellers have them in-stock for their standard price of $1300 as follows:
+ silver new condition: Amazon and Others and OneCall and Best Buy (eBay) and BuyDig (eBay)
+ black new condition: Amazon and Others and Kenmore (eBay)
+ silver for $1125~ at Amazon Warehouse Deals by Amazon itself
+ black for $1137~ at Amazon Warehouse Deals by Amazon itself
It’s IFA time in Berlin, which means more new tech products from all directions. Especially, in the world of photography, since this is an odd year, so there’s no Photokina [see Trade Show Calendar].
Sony had a pretty successful RX-series of RAWsumers, case in point, as you can see at the Fixed Lens Cameras Price Chart all models continue to be available in new condition at authorized dealers!
So it should not be a surprise that Sony would decide to further expand the RX-series.
Which brings us to the new brand new RX0, an ultra-compact elementproof camera but with a 1-inch 21mp sensor, and a 24mm f4 Zeiss-blessed lens, RAW of course (it wouldn’t be an RX-series without RAW!), and various tempting video features. And an RX-series starting price of $700.
In new-typical Sony fashion, pre-orders are not accepted right away. It will be available for pre-ordering on September 5, 2017.
But there are detailed pages for it at B&H Photo and Adorama.
This has been added to the New Cameras of 2017 tracking page, making it the fifth RAWsumer to be introduced in 2017. Try to guess the other four before looking. But we don’t have fabulous prizes if you guess right 🙂
If you are a fan of the Canon Pixma AMEX mail-in rebate promotions, good until 9/2/17
8/31/17, you can get the new condition Canon G9 X Mark II bundled with the PIXMA PRO 100 printer and its trusty sidekick the SG-201 photo paper (50pk 13×19″) for $479 with free shipping after a $350 prepaid AMEX gift card via mail-in rebate at B&H Photo in the silver color scheme or the black color scheme.
If you are a fan of the Canon Pixma AMEX mail-in rebate promotions, good until 9/2/17
8/31/17 , you can get the new condition Canon G7 X Mark II bundled with the PIXMA PRO 100 printer and its trusty sidekick the SG-201 photo paper (50pk 13×19″) for $709 with free shipping after a $350 prepaid AMEX gift card via mail-in rebate at B&H Photo.
To the RAWsumer we go, where the Panasonic LX100 in silver or black is bundling with a trio of free accessories at B&H Photo for $648 with free shipping. The three freebies are a 32GB Sandisk Extreme SDHC card, a Hoya 43mm UV Haze filter, and a Ruggard (not to be confused with Rhaegar) Lyra 60 camera pouch.
If you prefer promotional rewards instead of free accessories, you can get the same for the same price and 4% promotional rewards (around $26 to be spent in the future) at Adorama.
Meanwhile at Amazon you can get a different set of freebies for the same price, sold and shipped by Beach Camera: extra generic battery, 32GB SD card, filter kit, camera bag, and various accessoro-trinkets…
… You still get 5% back as a statement credit if you are a Prime member and pay with either the Amazon Chase VISA or Store card, but you don’t get the free snack because it’s not sold and shipped by Amazon herself.
As of a 8/17/17 recheck, the $1103 price is no longer available…
Continue reading “(SOLD OUT) Used Fuji X100F Black for $1103”
This 6-hour flash coupon expired… If you missed it, fear not. They have coupons on a regular basis – stay tuned to the blog to catch the ones in the future…
KEH Camera is having a six hour flash coupon! Coupon code CAM08A gets you 15% off the purchase price of 200+ USED cameras as shown on the aforelinked page. The coupon expires 4pm ET today (Monday 8/7/17).
You can use the options on the left hand side of their website to filter by brand or product type and such. You can test the coupon and get a shipping estimate without logging in or creating an account. Just add items of interest to cart, enter coupon and you’ll see the price. Enter zipcode and you’ll get the various S&H options.
The new condition Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 Instant Cameras are on sale at Amazon by Amazon itself with prices starting at just under $62 for the Lime Green, and ranging between $62 and $64 for the other four color schemes.
The new update of the Stock Status Tracker has a new picture for the Fuji X100F.
USED FUJI X100F
In USED condition, the silver color scheme goes for $1099 + shipping at Adorama in “Used – Excellent” condition. Shipping starts around $13. Used items at Adorama come with a 90-day Adorama warranty and 30-day no-questions-asked return option. Keep in mind, used supplies are typically very limited so it may be sold out by the time you are reading this!
Next up in used prices are around $1200 at Amazon Warehouse Deals which may be too close to the new condition price for many people.
NEW CONDITION FUJI X100F
But if you prefer the new condition model at authorized dealers, fear not! It’s in-stock at multiple places at its normal price of $1300 as follows:
+ SILVER at B&H Photo and Amazon itself and various on eBay
+ BLACK at B&H Photo and OneCall and Adorama and Amazon itself
If you are a fan of Nikon Coolpix superzooms, but not a fan of AA batteries, fear not! We have an option for you too! The black refurbished Nikon Coolpix P600 superzoom (60x optical, Li-Ion) battery is on sale for $199 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo with a 90-day warranty. This is another one of their latest Featured Sales.
If of all the Nikon superzooms it is the red Coolpix L830 the one you want, in refurbished condition, it is going for $150 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo with a 90-day warranty (I believe B&H covers the warranty; the listing does not specify it explicitly). This is a 34X optical zoom camera powered by four AA batteries.
Four different color schemes of the Fujifilm Instax Mini 26 instant camera are bundled with a 10-pack of instant film, together going for $55 with free shipping by Amazon itself where they average 4.5 out of 5 based on 400+ customer reviews. This is not a lightning deal.
Not quite the Hubble telescope but a 83x optical zoom lens is no small feat 🙂 The Nikon Coolpix P900 superzoom is currently available in manufacturer refurbished condition for $470 with free shipping and a 90-day Nikon USA warranty at Adorama, among their latest refurbished Nikon sales.
On the other hand, if you prefer new condition, this zoom-zoom currently goes for $579 at Amazon by Amazon itself with a limit of up to three units per customer.
The Panasonic LX10 compact with RAW currently goes for $598 at authorized dealers, but at the moment you can also get a boatlaod of freebies at Adorama: the Corel software bundle (five titles including three photo/videos), a 32GB Lexar PRO SDHC card, a Lowepro Dashpoint 20 bag, a memory card wallet, and a cleaning kit.
In addition to the previously mentioned Panasonic offers, there’s one on the Panasonic FZ 2500 superzoom, you get a $100 store gift card with the camera going for $1098 at Adorama and B&H Photo.
Also part of the Best Buy 2-DAY Sale is a promotion that gets you a $50 Best Buy Gift card and a 32GB SD card with the purchase of the Sony RX100 III or V at their regular prices of $750 and $1000 respectively. Sale ends Saturday night.
On the other hand, if gift cards don’t tempt you, and you are comfortable with open-box cameras, they are also available in open-box condition (without gift cards) as follows: the open-box RX100 III goes for $637 with free shipping, and the open-box RX100 V for $850 with free shipping.
For a refresher on RAWsumer price ranges, check the Fixed Lens Cameras Price Chart.
Best Buy launched a Black Friday sale (no, you haven’t slept through the summer, it’s still July 2017) and among the offers is a $50 Best Buy Gift Card bundled with the Sony Cybershot HX80 superzoom selling for its regular price of $370 with free shipping. This is a 30x optical zoom camera, more of the travel/compact-zoom than the mega-barrel-zoom. Offers end Saturday night or earlier if sold out.
I just completed a full update of the Stock Status Tracker and the latest situation on the Fuji X100F is this:
+ as of 7/17/17 recheck, this SOLD OUT:
USED Fuji X100F Silver for $1100 at B&H Photo
+ NEW condition Fuji X100F Silver for $1300 at Adorama and Best Buy (eBay) and Kenmore (eBay)
+ NEW condition Fuji X100F Black for $1300 at Amazon (3rd parties) and Kenmore (eBay)
The Prime Day coupon expired at the Get Olympus store but it looks like they have some more additions, including another blast from the bast fixed lens digital camera, it is the factory reconditioned Olympus Stylus SP-100 for $187~ with free shipping. This is a 50x optical zoom, with a 90-day Olympus repair warranty, and 30-day return policy.
Some more cameras and/or lenses and/or accessories got added but I’m hazy post-PrimeDay as to which ones were not there before 🙂
There is a nice choice of Prime lenses there, and if you are not afraid of silver lenses, the factory reconditioned Olympus 45mm f1.8 goes for $200, $40 less than the black color scheme. So one could build a prime lens arsenal by going refurbished instead of buying only one or two in new condition.
PS: occasionally they drop Four Thirds (DSLR) gear in there, so if you are interested in M43rds, to be on the safe side, make sure check that the lenses you buy are “M.Zuiko”. This also serves as a memo to self to remember to check before I post 🙂
The Canon G5X goes for $730 in new condition at authorized dealers (another one of the deals surfacing because of the Price Charts price-checking), but if you want to get it for less and you are not afraid of mail-in rebates and prepaid gift cards then…
… then to B&H Photo we go, where you can get the G5 X camera, along with the Pixma PRO 100 printer, and its SG-201 trusty sidekick paper (13×19″) for $650 after a $350 mail-in rebate (prepaid AMEX gift cards).
Canon currently has an elaborate G-series line-up, with all the odd numbers up to 10 included. All except for the G1X use 1-inch sensors. The G1X is a 1.5″. A total of six active models are currently available (because the G9X has two generations available).
PRO TIP on mail-in rebates: if the mere mention of a mail-in rebate has you changing colors and dropping your last meal on the floor, you may want to avoid them! You can get some really good deals, but if you really hate the idea of doing and dealing with mail-in rebate issues, you may want to prioritize your ease of mind over the deal 🙂
The Canon G9X (first generation) goes for $400 on its own, but if you are not a afraid of mail-in rebates and prepaid AMEX gift cards, and you need the Pixma PRO 100 printer and its trusty side-kick the SG-201 13×19″ photo paper, you can get them all together for $400 after a $350 mail-in rebate (prepaid AMEX gift card) at B&H Photo.
It’s the rise of the machine! The Amazon Price Bots are at it again, they have price-matched a 3rd-party seller, so currently the Ricoh GR II Big Sensor Prime is going for $569 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon itself. Limit three per customer. Shhhh, don’t tell the grown-ups 🙂 It currently goes for $659 at B&H and Adorama.
On the other hand, if you are fond of used cameras, used prices start at $479 plus shipping at Adorama.
PS: the $109 used price at Adorama is a much older model with a similar name, it is a 10mp 1/1.75″ CCD camera from way back.
I am currently price-checking cameras for the “Fixed Lens Cameras” Price Chart, and there are a couple of Panasonic 1-inch cameras with extras that are going for $648 with free shipping each, at Adorama.
The Panasonic LX10, the current “deputy” of the famed LX-series, is bundled with the Corel Software Bundle (five titles, three of which are photo/video), a 32GB Lexar SD card, a Lowepro DP 20 camera bag, a memory card wallet and a cleaning kit for the same authorized dealer price of $648.
Likewise, the ZS100 superzoom goes for the same price, in silver or black color schemes, and is bundled with the Corel Software Bundle (five titles, three of which are photo/video), a 16GB Lexar SD card, a Lowepro DP 30 camera bag, a Sunpak FlexPod Pro gripper thingy, a memory card wallet, and a cleaning kit.
I just updated the Stock Status Tracker and this is the situation with the Fuji X100F Big Sensor Prime:
SILVER FUJI X100F
+ USED Adorama for $1139 + S&H
+ USED Amazon Warehouse Deals itself for $1202~
+ NEW Best Buy (eBay)
+ NEW OC Camera (eBay)
+ new condition price is $1300
BLACK FUJI X100F
+ USED Amazon Warehouse Deals itself for $1169~
+ USED Adorama for $1204 + S&H
+ NEW Adorama (low stock)
+ NEW Amazon itself
+ NEW OneCall
+ new condition price is $1300
The silver Fuji X100S Big Sensor Prime has been harder to find in-stock for $1299 at recognizable online retailers, but as of the time of writing, two sellers have it in-stock and shipping for $1299, Kenmore Camera on eBay (one left) and Best Buy on eBay (limit three per buyer).
The black color scheme is also in-stock, you can get it for $1299 at Amazon by Amazon itself (limit three per buyer) and OneCALL (Huppin’s).
For the big picture, check the Stock Status Tracker.
The Canon G9X goes for $400 in new condition with various free accessories (eg Adorama) but it also has to contest with the Canon G9X II which goes for $430. So in other words, if you want to get the first generation model, you may as well go the refurbished route…
… because the refurbished first generation Canon G9X is on sale for $299 with a free neckstrap and a free camera case and a 1-year Canon warranty at the official Canon USA Outlet store in either the black or the brown color schemes.