Imported Canon G1X for $445 (grey market)

If you are comfortable with imported (gray market aka grey market) cameras, Abe’s of Maine is offering the new condition imported Canon G1 X for $445 with free shipping. The Loyalty coupons does not work on this one. The USA model goes for $550 but B&H Photo has a bundle with the WP-DC44 Waterproof Case for the same $550 price. So if you are interested in underwater shooting or don’t mind trading/selling/gifting/bartering the underwater housing, then that’s probably a better net price.

(ENDED) DJI Phantom Quadcopters Black Friday prices start now ($429+)

This limited time offer ended… Adorama has launched their Black Friday pricing on these six DJI Phantom Quadcopters. Prices range from $429 to $1170, with free shipping.

(ENDED) Refurbished Lytro cameras: $75 to $115

This limited time offer ended… Woot Plus, the longer-than-24-hours running Woot offers is having another refurbished Lytro light field cameras sale, with prices ranging from $70 to $110, depending on storage (8GB or 16GB) and accessories included. Limit three of each item. Shipping is +$5 flat regardless of quantity. Offer ends December 2 at 12AM CT (I don’t know if they mean 11:59pm or 12:01am).

Ricoh GR for $600 with coupon

Big Sensor Primes are no longer four-figure luxury cameras. The Ricoh GR is now available for $600 with free shipping at Adorama when you enter coupon code GREMAILOFR over there. To test the coupon, add to cart, proceed to checkout, and look for the part of the page to enter the coupon code. You don’t have to fill up the rest of the information if you just want to test the coupon. This is part of the Adorama semi-secret BF sale.

Panasonic LF1 black for $250

The Panasonic LF1 compact with RAW is on sale again, going for $250 with free expedited shipping at Adorama. This is part of the Adorama semi-secret sale.

Nikon A with extras for $600

The Nikon A Big-Sensor-Prime’s price took a while but finally started coming down to reality. You can now buy two of these for the price of one Fuji X100T. You can buy two because B&H Photo has the Nikon A cameras (either color) on sale for $600 with free shipping and free pouch and 16GB SDHC card. With free expedited shipping.

Fuji X100T in-stock at more places, including Amazon itself

We just updated the Fuji X100T stock status page and we have good news, the camera continues to be in-stock at multiple retailers, and now, Amazon itself has it in-stock along with Beach Camera and many others. Check the aforelinked stock status tracking page for more details.

GoPro Hero3+ Plus Black Edition Adventure w/ Wi-Fi CHDHX-302 for $345

The featured deal of the day at the eBay Deals for Thursday is the new condition GoPro Hero3+ Plus Black Edition Adventure with Wi-Fi CHDHX-302 going for $345 with free shipping, with a limit of one per buyer. This is offered by eBay seller “altatac” (99.3%). Over 300 sold from this listing so far.

ThankYou Rewards Cyber Monday only (Dec 1): Nikon L830 superzoom for 14800 Thank You Points (= $148 eq)

If you are part of the Citibank Thank You Rewards program (many of their credit cards are part of this program), they will have select merchandise redemption promotions on Cyber Monday (December 1st, 2014). Of the ones shown on their website, the Nikon Coolpix L830 will be offered for 50% off in redemption points. Normally this requires 29600 points to be redeemed, which is very unfavorable considering the camera goes for $200 at Amazon and will go for $170 with freebies during Black Friday. However, on Cyber Monday, you can redeem this for half the points, so 50% of 29600 = 14800 = $148 equivalent assuming a 1:1 points to pennies ratio.

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GoPro HERO4 Silver with $50 Gift Card and Gooseneck for $400

The new GoPro HERO4 Silver action camera goes for $400 but for a limited time, B&H Photo has two free items included automatically: a $50 B&H Photo Gift Card and a free Gooseneck for GoPro HERO… Alternatively, Amazon offers a $30 Gift Card but no Gooseneck.

(ENDED) Ends Thur 1am ET: Refurbished Lytro Cameras for $75 to $115

This daily deal expired… The Woot Electronics deal of the day, ending by 1am ET on Thursday 11/20/14 is a sale on factory reconditioned Lytro light field digital cameras. They are available in either 8GB or 16GB versions, in multiple body colors, and in multiple extra accessory configurations. Prices range from $70 to $110 depending on storage and accessories. A total of 12 options are available. Limit 3 per item per customer. Shipping is $5 flat regardless of how many you buy.

More retailers have the Fuji X100T in-stock for $1300

Some of the first wave Fuji X100T retailers sold out, but there is a new wave of retailers that have it in-stock! I just updated the Fuji X100T stock status page with the latest details. As usual, there is a “Latest Updated” timestamp. The page is manually updated, so the further away you are from the timestamp, the higher the chances that things may change.

Fuji X100T starting to ship for $1300 from US sellers [updated]

UPDATE: the black Fuji X100T is now in-stock at some places for $1300 including Kenmore Camera (eBay) and Amazon (via 3rd parties)… For more, check the Fuji X100T Stock Status page (now HTML only, no widgets!)

The Fuji X100T is arriving before our eyes! We just updated the Fuji X100T Stock Status page and the silver version of the camera is in-stock and shipping for $1300 at Best Buy… As usual with new releases, there may be some initial bumps… Please note I can’t stay all night updating the page, so for the latest updates, you can do DIY-checks using the links in the Fuji X100T Stock Status page.


Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 Instant Film Camera (Yellow) for $62 (limit 2)

In a world dominated by digital, instant film still lives! It even goes on sale! The Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 Instant Film Camera (Yellow) is on sale for around $62 with free shipping, with a limit of two per customer, at Amazon by Amazon herself… Now when are they going to put this instant camera’s innards inside a Fuji X-T1 body? 🙂 [joke!]

Canon SX510 HS superzoom for $200

More B&H action, of the superzoom kind, this is a LiIon-powered camera, the Canon SX510 HS (HS = CMOS sensor) is offered for $200 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo. This is a limited time offer.

Preorder new DJI Inspire 1 Quadcopter with 4K Camera and 3-Axis Gimbal for $2900

If you are a “Droneographer”, a brand new DJI model has just been announced! It is the DJI Inspire 1 Quadcopter with 4K Camera and 3-Axis Gimbal, and it is available for pre-order for $2900 at B&H Photo where you can find a detailed product description and product specs. The release estimate is December 1st in 2014.

Also coming up (prices to be posted later on) are two other bundles, the two transmitter bundle and a stand-alone transmitter.

UPDATE #1: they are now also available for pre-order at Adorama.

UPDATE #2: one of the three kits is now available for pre-order at Amazon as well.

Sony HDR-AS15 HD Action Camcorder for $100

Also part of the first wave of the B&H Photo Holiday specials is the new condition Sony HDR-AS15 HD Action Camcorder with Wifi offered for $100 with free shipping. Offer ends by 11/15/14.

Olympus XZ2 rawsumer for $300

The Olympus XZ2 (black color scheme) compact with RAW is now on sale for $300 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon herself and B&H Photo and NewEgg… Thanks to one of our readers for the email alert!

Canon G1X with Canon WP-DC44 Underwater Housing for $550

For a limited time, B&H Photo is offering this Canon G1X plus Underwater Housing bundle for $550 with free shipping together! You get both, no coupon, no rebate, just checkout! The underwater housing is Canon WP-DC44 Waterproof Case. This promotion ends by 11/15/14 or earlier if they sell out… This is the headliner deal of the first round of the B&H Photo Holiday specials (a total of 33 offers listed there).

Wedn only: Fuji S4830 superzoom with extras for $120

At the bottom of the pile of the Best Buy Daily Deals for Wednesday 11/12/14 there is a Fuji S4830 superzoom bundle offered for $120 with free shipping. It is the camera kit plus a Fuji camera case and a Fuji 8GB memory card.

Samsung WB350F Wifi Superzoom w/extras for $140

The white Samsung WB350F Wifi Superzoom digital camera (conventional digital camera, not Galaxy Android) is currently on sale for $140 with a free Lowepro case and 8GB microSDHC card at Best Buy. Please note this camera takes microSD cards, not full size SD cards… It is also going for $140 at Amazon (limit 2) but no freebies there.

Panasonic ZS35 black compact-zoom for $216

The black Panasonic DMC-ZS35 is currently on sale for $216 with free shipping at Best Buy and Amazon by Amazon herself (limit 2). Or you can get it for $144 refurbished from Willoughby’s

NOTE: when price checking this you will find lower prices by various marketplace and unknown sellers. Chances are they are not authorized Panasonic dealers, so be sure to further research them if not familiar…

Refurbished Sony RX100 Mark II for $400

More eBay Deal action, this time we have a refurbished camera, it is the Sony RX100 Mark II (second generation or second of her name), offered for $400 with free shipping, with a limit of 10 per buyer, by Secondipity’s eBay store. They also include a 32GB card and case. The warranty is offered by Asset Recovery Division, LLC (“LSI”), a subsidiary of Liquidity Services, Inc. (see PDF file).

Refurbished GoPro Hero 3 Black Edition for $255 (w/1yr warranty)

The current spotlight eBay Deal action is an …action camera. The manufacturer refurbished GoPro HERO3 Black Edition with a manufacturer warranty is offered for $255 with free shipping by ebay seller “premiumdirectllc” (99.5%) with a limit of five per customer. This is a previous generation model. This was the “deputy” model to the then flagship “Hero 3+”. This one on offer is the Hero 3… I wish GoPro came up with a better way to describe model numbers, special characters and colors are confusing! But I’m digressing…

Nikon Coolpix P530 superzoom (imported model) for $230 [or refurbished authorized]

To the latest eBay Deals we geaux where we find the imported / gra market new condition Nikon Coolpix P530 superzoom offered for $230 with free shipping by eBay seller “bigvalueinc” (99.3%). Please note this does not come with a Nikon USA warranty because it was imported by the seller without their “blessings”. The seller offers their own one year warranty… The new condition price from authorized Nikon dealers is currently $350 (eg Amazonia)… Given the price difference, for some, this may be a reasonable risk. For others not so. We blog, you decide!

UPDATE: if you prefer the comfort of a blessed-by-Nikon USA model, you can get it for $230 with free shipping, in factory refurbished condition from BuyDig’s eBay store. So you can trade-off new/imported vs refurbished/authorized. Thanks to one of our readers for the email alert!

(ENDED) Ends Mon 1am ET: Pentax Q7 w/5-15 for $230 (XG1 superzoom for $300)

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Panasonic LF1 black for $300 (limit 2)

RAWsumer action, the black Panasonic LF1 is currently on sale for $298 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon herself with a limit of two per shopping cart. The white version goes for more.

Sony Cybershot H300 compact-zoom for $168

The CCD-sensor Sony Cybershot H300 compact-zoom digital camera is currently on sale for $168 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon herself. Limit two per customer during this sale.

Refurbished 16GB red Lytro Light Field camera for $120

If you want to explore Lytro’s light field photography without breaking the bank, the 16GB red Lytro model is offered manufacturer refurbished for $120 with free economy shipping by eBay seller “voodublu” (99.1%). Limit five per buyer. A slip case is included… Note: the red model is 16GB, the other two colors are 8GB.

Frys In-Store Specials with Personal Promo Codes

In recent weeks, Fry’s is trying a new digital-analog strategy to get people to shop at their stores. People subscribed to their email newsletters are receiving unique (personal) promo codes by email. They can use those promo codes at the Fry’s brick and mortar stores to purchase select items at a discount. They can only be used in-store, not at their website. The email that just came out today, a weekend 4-day sale, includes the following items of Camera and Photo interest:

+ Canon Pixma MX532 for $50
+ 100pk 4×6 inch Canon photo paper for $5 (limit 2)
+ Fuji JX500P pink P&S camera for $50
+ pay $20, get $25 iTunes Gift Card (limit 2; 25% discount)
+ 512GB Samsung 850 Pro SSD for $300 (goes for $360 at Amazon)
+ limit 1 of each item unless otherwise indicated

Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom Android camera (Unlocked cellular) for $260

Want to try out an Android powered digital camera with cellular data capabilities but don’t want to be hog-tied to a contract or want the impurities of a carrier-locked device? B&H Photo has the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom (white color, factory unlocked, international version) model SM-C105 on sale for $260 with free shipping. This is like a Samsung Galaxy smartphone but it has a 10x optical zoom lens (24-240mm f3.1-6.3 eq). It looks like a phone from the front and like a P&S camera on the back.

Fuji X100T Stock Status Tracker launched (in-stock from DigitalRev)

We are about a week away from the Fuji X100T getting officially released, so this was a good time to launch our first WordPress-era Stock Status tracker page! This is done with HTML, no more Javascript widgets like we used in the previous generation of Stock Status pages. You can find this at the main blog, here is the permalink of the Fuji X100T stock status tracker… You can also find a link to the active stock status pages (currently only this one) in the right sidebar of this blog over there —->

And as of this update, the silver version of the Fuji X100T is in-stock for $1300 by DigitalRev.

Sony HDR-AS30VR Action Cam with Live View Remote for $200

The Sony HDR-AS30VR Action Cam with Live View Remote is currently on sale for $200 with free shipping by Willoughby’s fulfilled by with a limit of two per customer. This is not part of the lightning deals.

New arrivals at B&H: Canon G7x, Pana LX100, 35-100/4-5.6, GoPros, Leicas

If you are a B&H Photo fan or have Gift Cards waiting to be spent, they have the following new camera gear in-stock and ready for shipping:

+ Canon G7 X for $700
+ Panasonic LX100 for $900
+ Panasonic 35-100mm f4-5.6 M43 lens for $400
+ GoPro Hero4 Black for $500
+ GoPro Hero4 Silver for $400
+ Leica X-E (Type 102) silver for $1800
+ Leica V-Lux (Type 114) for $1350
+ BlackMagic Design URSA 4k (Canon EF) for $6000
+ Fuji X30 (both colors) for $600

Fuji S6800 superzoom for $130

Fuji makes a lot of superzoom digital cameras. One of them is the Finepix S6300 superzoom and it is one of the featured deals at the Staples website going for $130 with free ship-to-store or free shipping (for Rewards members). They don’t have this in their stores, only on their website.

Nikon A camera with NF-CP1 OVF for $700

We are now starting to digest the B&H PDN Specials, starting with a nice Big Sensor Prime offer. The “Nikon A”, in new condition, is on sale for $700 and during this sale, B&H Photo will also include the Nikon DF-CP1 optical viewfinder for FREE! This is available in either black Nikon A bundle or silver Nikon A bundle. Promotion ends on 10/31/14 at 11:59pm ET.


Refurbished GoPro HERO3 Black Edition w/1yr warranty for $265

If you are GoPro-curious but don’t want to pay flagship prices, among the latest round of eBay Deals, you can find the manufacturer refurbished GoPro HERO3 Black Edition offered for $265 with free shipping, with a one year warranty, with a limit of five per customer. This is offered by eBay seller “premiumdirectllc” (99.5%). The listing states this is “FACTORY REFURBISHED, FACTORY SEALED”.

Refurbished Nikon L610 superzoom for $70 (or L620 for $85)

If you are looking for a double-figures superzoom that is powered by AA batteries and you are cool with manufacturer refurbished cameras, Adorama is offering the refurbished Nikon Coolpix L610 for $70 with free shipping (black or silver) and the refurbished Nikon Coolpix L620 (black) for $85 with free shipping. These are powered by two AA batteries.

Panasonic LX7 with $50 Gift Card for $350 total (either color)

The Panasonic LX7 rawsumer is offered for $350 with free expedited shipping and 4% promotional rewards (=$14) at both Adorama and B&H Photo in either color. Thanks to one of our readers for the email alert! Here they are:

+ black LX7: Adorama and B&H Photo
+ silver LX7: B&H Photo and Adorama

Now shipping: Canon G7X w/extra Battery and free Overnight shipping for $700

Instant gratification fans, the new Canon G7X rawsumer is in-stock and ready to ship from Adorama for $700. Adorama automatically includes an extra Canon NB-13L Battery Pack and Free Overnight shipping… They also have the new Canon SX60 HS superzoom in-stock for $550 with free Overnight shipping as well…

Panasonic FZ70 superzoom w/extras for $280 (or $220 Imported model)

The Panasonic FZ70 superzoom with a bonus Lumix case and 16GB is on sale for $280 with free shipping at Costco’s website. Non-members pay an extra 5% on this. Offer ends 11/1/14.

On the other hand, if you are comfortable with Imported (Gray Market) cameras, you can get it for $220 with free shipping at Abe’s Of Maine [corrected link] by using coupon code LOYALTY10. Note this is an import/grey model!

Pentax WG-20 elementproof P&S for $140

We checked upon the latest eBay Deals where we find the new condition black Pentax WG-20 elementproof camera on sale for $140 with free shipping by Buydig’s eBay store. Limit 5 per buyer. Pentax/Ricoh have dozens of models in this segment…

In-stock nao: Panasonic LX100 for $900

Fans of RAWsumers with Zoom have been asking for bigger sensors, but not for “bigger” prices. We got one out of two! Panasonic’s in on the game, and their brand new black DMC-LX100 is now in-stock and ready to ship with free expedited shipping for its early-adopter starting price of $900 at Adorama.

Sony RX100 Mark III + Lightroom 5 + extras for $800

Interesting in the Sony RX100 Mark III and you can also use Lightroom 5 (full version)? Well, we have good news for you. Groupon Goods is offering a Sony RX 100 Mark III bundle that includes the camera along with Lightroom 5 (full version) and a generic 64GB memory card and a generic camera case. Free shipping and free returns. You pay the same $800 price that you would have paid for the camera on its own. Limit 3 for you and 2 more as gifts for other photorawsumers. Delivery is 7 business days from purchase, so don’t get this if you need it yesterday. As with most Groupon offers, they are limited time offers…

Refurbished camera sale at Woot Plus: Sony a3000 w/18-55 for $255 [also Gitzo, Manfrotto]

Woot Plus has a refurbished camera sale featuring mostly old and refurbished cameras, including the refurb Sony NEX-3 with 18-55 for $240, refurb Sony a3000 w/18-55 for $250 (limit 1) – note that it currently goes for $300 in new condition at Amazon (limit 2) – refurbished Fuji S4830 superzoom for $80, and a few other superzooms and P&S cameras (Samsung, Sony, Pentax, Fuji, JVC). They also feature Gitzo and Manfrotto tripods and camera bags and Monster brand memory cards (Dr. Dre not included!), and these are new condition. Shipping is $5 flat regardless of how many you buy. Promotion ends on 11/1/14 at 12am CT (I don’t know if they mean 11:59pm or 12:01am) or earlier for any items that sell out.

Fuji X100S with free EF-20 flash for $1100

Adorama is offering the black Fuji X100S with a free EF-20 flash along with 4% promotional rewards (= $44) and free 2-day shipping for $1100 total. No rebate, no coupon. Just add to cart and checkout.

Refurbished Nikon L610 for $70 or L620 for $85

If you are looking to add double figures AA-powered compact-zoom cameras to your rotation, Adorama has two refurbished candidates on sale (red ink for the price): the Coolpix L610 goes for $70 with free shipping in either black L610 or silver L610. Meanwhile the black L620 goes for $85 with free shipping… Figuring out which one of the hundreds of superzooms to get? That’s should be a 40-page PDF research report!

Refurbished Nikon Coolpix S800c for $90 w/free S&H [Android 2.x]

Curious about Nikon’s Android 2.x camera attempts but don’t want to pay triple figures for it? For a limited time, you can get the refurbished Nikon Coolpix S800c for $90 with free shipping and with a 90 day Nikon warranty and free returns from Google Goods.

GoPro HERO3+ Black Edition for $344 to $350

The GoPro HERO3+ Black Edition action camera (previous generation) is now going for $344 with free shipping by AltaTac on eBay and $350 with free shipping by Amazon herself.

Now shipping: the Ricoh WG-M1 space-age action camera for $300

The new Ricoh WG-M1 space-age action-camera that looks like something about of RDM’s Battlestar Galactica is now in-stock and ready to ship for $300 at Adorama in your choice of black color scheme or orange is the new black color scheme… Speaking of Ricoh and elementproof cameras, Adorama is accepting preorders for the more conventional looking WG-30 elementproof camera for $277 in your choice of carbon gray or flame orange