Sony a5000 with 16-50mm for $300

If you are looking for a budget entry-point into the Sony E-system, the new condition white color scheme of the Sony a5000 with the 16-50mm OSS lens is on sale for a limited time for $300 iwth free shipping at Amazon by Amazon itself with a limit of up to ten units per customer. The shipping estimate is a floating “1 to 2 months” but you can lock up the price by ordering.

Sony a6300 with 16-70mm f4 ZA OSS and $100 GC for $1900

The Sony E-system has been around long enough to have assembled a variety of cameras and lenses, so there are plenty of options in new and used and refurbished. One such option is the new condition Sony a6300 bundled with the 16-70mm f4 ZA OSS Vario-Tessar lens and a $100 Adorama gift certificate, all together for $1900 at Adorama.

14 Sony Cameras (RX and E-mount) with Free Gift Cards (amounts range from $50 to $500)

A total of 14 Sony cameras, a mix of E-mount iLCs and RX fixed-lens cameras are bundled with gift cards with amounts ranging from $50 to $500 at B&H Photo. The Sony a7S II body only is the one getting the $500 gift card. The a6300 and a couple of RX models are getting $200 gift cards, while the rest are getting either $50 or $100 free B&H gift cards.

Sony 18-105mm F4.0 G OSS (E) + $50 Gift Card for $598

The Sony 18-105mm F4.0 G OSS (E-mount) lens currently goes for $598 at authorized dealers, but as of the time of writing, you can get it for this price bundled with a $50 Adorama gift certificate at Adorama… Alternately they have a bundle with free accessories (including Corel software) but no $50 gift card…

Likewise, Adorama is bundling a $50 Adorama gift certificate with the silver Sony a6000 body only while still selling it at the authorized dealer price of $398.

For more action at Adorama, check their Pre-New-Year sale and their Year-Ending Rebate close-outs.

Sony a6500 body + $200 GiftCard + 64GB SD for $1398

To the eBay Deals now, the Focus Camera eBay store is offering the new condition Sony a6500 body only bundled with a $200 Focus Camera Gift card and a 64GB SD memory card for $1398 with free shipping.

120pk Sony AA Carbon Zinc Single-Use Batteries for $25 w/FS

Batteries are included with this offer, since the batteries are the offer 🙂 One hundred twenty (120) Sony single-use Carbon Zinc AA batteries on sale for $25 with free shipping at Adorama. These are delivered as three 40-packs, which make it easier to split or share orders with friends and neighbors. Offer ends by 1/7/17 or earlier if sold out.

Sony RX10 III and $300 Gift Certificates for $1598

More Sony + Gift Card promotions, this time it is for the Sony RX10 III at Adorama, you pay the authorized dealer price of $1600 but you also receive $300 in Adorama gift cards: one $200 and one $100, which is handy if you are planning to give gift certificates as gifts 🙂

UPDATE: I forgot to mention, for the other Sony + Gift Card promotions, check the Sony category (posts) here.

Sony RX100 + $50 Gift Card + $20 Rewards for $398

The one that started it all, the new condition Sony RX100 (first generation) is currently bundled with a $50 B&H Photo e-gift card, along with 5% promotional rewards (around $20 to be used in future B&H purchases) for $398 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo… For more of their specials, check their Featured Sales page

PS: for a rolling summary of the latest specials, check the Holiday Deals 2016 Situation Room.

Sony a6300 with $200 Gift Card for $1148 (w/16-50) or $1000 (Body)

More gift card action at B&H Photo, they are bundling a $200 B&H gift card with the Sony a6300 with 16-50mm for $1148 with free shipping… Likewise, the a6300 body only goes for $1000 and gets a $200 B&H gift card as well… For more action, check their Featured Sales

Sony a7S II Body with $500 Gift Card for $2998

Hype is building up for Monday as “Green Monday” (more on that later today), but for now, here’s a gift card loaded promotion, the Sony a7s II body only is bundled with $500 worth of B&H Photo gift cards (a $300 plastic gift card and a $200 e-gift card) going for $2998 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo. This is one way for manufacturers to offer a discount while “defending” their price points… For more action, check the latest B&H Photo Featured Sales

Sony a6000 w/16-50 and $50 Gift Card for $548

The Sony a6000 two-lens kit continues for $700 (look for the options under the Mirrorless Section of the Situation room), but if you don’t want/need the 55-210mm lens, you can get the Sony a6000 with the 16-50mm for $548 with free shipping and a $50 B&H Photo electronic gift card in three of the four color schemes at B&H Photo. The only color that doesn’t get a $50 gift card is the “Graphite” (shipping is extra for this particular color).

PS: a similar promotion is available at Adorama for those three colors (they don’t carry the “Graphite”). You can optionally get combined purchase discounts there by expanding the various sub-tabs under the yellow “Special Offer” section.

PS2: it looks like a similar offer is also available at Amazon where navigating the various options and colors takes a few deep breaths and some patience 🙂

Sony a7S II Body with $300 Gift Card for $2998

Full frame action now, B&H Photo is including two $150 B&H Photo gift cards (total of $300) with the purchase of the Sony a7S II body only at its authorized dealer price of $2998 with free expedited shipping.

PS: silver lining of getting $300 in two gift cards is that they can make two separate holiday gifts 🙂

72pk Sony Stamina Plus single-use AA or AAA for $19

The longer-running Woot Electronics deals feature a Sony Stamina Plus single-use battery sale featuring 72pks of AA or AAA for $19 each, with a limit of up to three per option. The sale also includes C, D, and V packs (of different sizes and prices). The AA + AAA is sold out but the rest are in-stock. Shipping is the usual $5 flat for everything you buy at Woot during a calendar day in the Central time zone. The sale ends 12/31/16, so one could wait until they find something else to buy from Woot (eg daily deals or future Woot-Off), so they can pay shipping only once.

Very YMMV: 15% back on select Sony products with Amazon Prime Store Credit Card

This is a very YMMV promotion. I saw this banner for a Sony co-promotion with the Amazon Prime store credit card when surfing around Amazon, and when I clicked on it, I was apparently not eligible for the promotion because when I clicked on the banner I saw the standard Amazon Prime store card application page. I don’t have a Prime store credit card, so I don’t know if you see something else if you have that card. YMMV.

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There is no magical link to this, just pay attention to the Amazon horizontal banners in the main column of the page. Since the page won’t show me any details, I don’t know how it works, so a double YMMV.

Here’s a bird’s eye view of where to look for it on the Amazon product pages:

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PS: the Amazon (Prime) Store Card is a store credit card, not to be confused with the Amazon Chase VISA credit card by Chase. You can only use the Amazon Store credit card at Amazon. It becomes a Prime Store Credit card if you are a Prime member and as a Prime benefit, you get 5% back on purchases made with it as a Prime member.

Sony a7R II Body with $200 Gift Card (or Rode VideoMic or Sigma MC11) for $3200

The Sony a7r II body only is offered for $3200 at B&H Photo where you can choose one free item from a choice of three: A) $200 B&H Gift Card, B) Rode Videomic PRO, C) Sigma MC11 (EF to E). You are promoted to select which one right after you press the regular “Add to Cart” button. The pop-under presents you the three choices. The gift card is obviously the most flexible of the three choices.

(SOLD OUT) Thursday: 16GB Sony microVault Dual USB Flash Drive for $5.55 w/free S&H

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Sony a6000 w/16-50 and 55-210 and $28 rewards and $50 Gift Card for $700

Typically offers expire or lose some of the extras after the Black-Cyber 4-day weekend ends, but while updating the Holiday Shopping Season Situation Room, this offer actually added a bonus since the last time I checked it…

… the Sony a6000 two-lens kit (16-50, 55-210) now gets a $50 B&H Photo e-gift card, along with the previous 4% promotional rewards (around $28 to be used in future purchases at B&H Photo. The price is $700 with free expedited shipping.

UPDATE: price added to the blog-post title. Previously it read “for $” instead of “for $700” 🙂

(ENDED) Rokinon 21mm f1.4 Lens for Sony E for $299 (ends 2pm ET)

This flash sale expired…

The current flash sale item among the B&H daily deals at the moment, good until 2pm Eastern today (or earlier if sold out) is the Rokinon 21mm f/1.4 Lens for Sony E going for $299 with free shipping. Only the Sony E-mount version in the black color scheme is on sale. The other colors and mounts are not on sale.

Sony RX100 V with $100 Gift Card for $1000

I don’t remember if I mentioned this yet because it wasn’t in the Situation Room (I just added it) but the recently released Sony RX100 V continues at its starting price of $1000, but during the Black-Cyber festivities, it is getting a $100 gift card with purchase at Adorama and B&H Photo.

(SOLD OUT) Sony PlayStation 4 Camera for $30 (limit 3)

This sold out as of 11/29/16 PM recheck… I don’t know how many “Playstationographers” are out there, but the official Sony PlayStation 4 Camera (latest model) is on sale for $30 with a limit of three per customer at Amazon by Amazon itself. Shipping estimate is currently December 3, which feels like it’s far away, yet it’s only next week 🙂

Sony a6300 Body with $100 Gift Card for $1000 [OR a6300 w/16-50 & $100 Gift Card & Rode VideoMic for $1150]

The Sony a6300 mirrorless body only camera is bundled with a $100 B&H e-gift card, together for $1000 with free shipping at B&H Photo… Or if you prefer the a6300 w/16-50 kit, in addition to the $100 gift card, you also receive a Rode VideoMIC Go on-camera mic, all together for $1150 with free shipping…

Sony RX10 III, $100 Gift Card, 64GB EXtreme for $1600

Since we last saw her in the Stock Status Tracker, the Sony RX10 III got some new promotions. You can get it for $1600 with free shipping and a $100 store gift card and a 64GB Sandisk Extreme PRO memory card at B&H Photo and Adorama… At B&H, you get a $100 B&H gift card, at Adorama, you get a $100 Adorama gift card… Check the Serious Fixed Lens Cameras price-chart for a frame of reference on this market segment (as of early November 2016)…

Internet meets and defeats Sony a5000 Black Friday Ad

I am going through the Black Friday Ads and price-checking to see which cameras have already been price-matched by the internets. The Sony a5000 w/16-50mm is advertised for $350, and the internet has matched the price, but that’s not all, Adorama is bundling it with lots of free accessories including the Corel software bundle (Aftershot X2, PSP X8), Bag, SD, Filters, etc). The same price is at B&H Photo and Amazon itself but no freebies.

On the other hand, if you want to optimize for a lower price, you can get it in open-box condition for $298 at B&H Photo with a 1-year warranty from B&H (not Sony USA).

PS: while I’ll try to price-check as many things as I can, I won’t post individual alerts for every single one of them. But they will be added to the Black Friday Ads digest post.

Internets Price-Match Sony a6000 Black Friday 2-Lens Kit for $700

Just like previous years, the internets have began price-matching (or rolling out) some of the Black Friday offers. In this case, it is the Sony a6000 two-lens kit (16-50, 55-210) going for $700 at Adorama (with lots of free accessories: Corel, Bag, SD, Filters, etc) and B&H Photo (4% rewards) and Amazon itself… The same price is also offered for the two lens kit with the 18-55 instead of the 16-50 lens but without any freebies (eg B&H Photo)…

Latest Canon, Nikon, Sony specials at Adorama

Adorama launched another round of early Black Friday specials featuring some of the latest promotions and bundles with free accessories featuring Canon, Nikon and Sony cameras and lenses and assorted accessories. The cameras and lenses are broken down in sub-groups, nested within the manufacturer listing blocks in the order mentioned above.

New Sony Cameras, Lenses and Accessories Instant Savings

Sunday is typically when new manufacturer-initiated instant-savings promotions roll out, and this Sunday is no exception on the Sony front, where a number of new MAP-blessed sales have gone live featuring various Sony cameras (DSLR, mirrorless, fixed lens), along with various Lenses and Accessories and Camcorders. You can find them all nicely organized at B&H Photo… You can compare the current price situation to early November using the November 2016 price charts

64GB Sony UHS-I SDXC C10 for $20 w/free S&H

The 64GB Sony UHS-I SDXC Class 10 memory card, model SF64UY2/TQ, is currently on sale, in new condition for $20 with free shipping at B&H Photo as one of their latest Featured Sales… The same price is available at Amazon by Amazon itself (free S&H for Prime or with $49+; limit 10 per customer)…

Open-box Sony a5000 w/16-50 for $379 + S&H

If you are comfortable with open-box camera-gear, B&H Photo is offering the open-box Sony a5000 with 16-50mm for $379 plus shipping and handling. My three test zipcodes (east coast, west coast, in-between) all show $9.01 shipping but I can’t test every zipcode… To see how it stacks up price-wise, check the Mirrorless Price charts, especially the bottom chart, the “Take Pictures With Kits”.

(ENDED) 16GB Sony MicroVault Dual USB 2.0 Drive for $6

As of 11/4/16 AM recheck, the price increased to $7.50, still with free S&H, as is everything at A4C… If you are looking for a USB flash drive to use both full size USB 2.0 ports along with microUSB ports (as long as your phone/tablet supports OTG), among the A4C daily deals is the new condition 16GB Sony MicroVault Dual USB 2.0 Drive offered for $6 with free shipping, with a limit of one unit per customer.

PlayStation 4 Camera for $40 (limit 3)

It’s a camera of different kind, but still a camera, the Sony PlayStation 4 Camera is currently on sale for $40 with a limit of three units per customer at Amazon by Amazon itself. Free shipping for Prime members or with a $49+ order (or $25+ in books).

(ENDED) Sony RX100 V drops $948 to $956

As of a late 10/30/16 update of the Stock Status Tracker, the discount almost ended (it is $979 by Cardinal Photo, not Prime eligible). Alternately you can get it with a handful of free accessories for $1000 by Cameta thru eBay.

ORIGINAL POST: We just updated the Stock Status Tracker and we have some interesting news for fans of the Sony RX100 V, a discount! It looks like it may be a computer-generated price-match, so it may (or may not) last long. Amazon itself offers it for $956 while 3rd-party seller Cardinal Photo has it for $948 with free shipping (but not Prime eligible).

In-Stock Now: Sony RX100 V for $1000 [updated]

UPDATE: the Cameta eBay store is bundling a handful of free accessories for the same price (64GB Transcend SDXC, extra 3rd-party charger and battery, trinkety accessories, 1-year Outdoor Photographer (prepaid subscription voucher), free 4×6″ York Prints, etc).

ORIGINAL POST: The estimates were correct for the Sony RX100 V, the camera is now in-stock and shipping at multiple retailers as you can see at the just-updated Stock Status Tracker. This includes many of the major retailers including Amazon and Adorama and B&H Photo.

16GB Sony Microvault Dual USB Flash Drive for $8 w/free S&H

One of the A4C daily deals is the new condition 16GB Sony Microvault Dual USB Flash Drive for $8 (was $7) w/free S&H. You can buy as many as you want. The Dual part is because storage is accessible two different ways, from a full size USB 2.0 connector or a microUSB connector. Remember, your phone/tablet must support OTG in hardware and software for the microUSB connection to work. This is more something to check for older phones since newer phones (at least ones with microUSB that is) support it.

Wednesday: Sony RX100 III and $50 Gift Card for $750

The Sony RX100 III currently goes for $750 at authorized Sony dealers, but as one of the daily deals at the Best Buy website you can get it bundled with a $50 Best Buy gift card…

If you don’t want to deal with Best Buy, it is available in open-box condition for $679 + shipping at B&H Photo, however, Best Buy may have it in open-box condition for $600. Click on the open box link at the Best Buy page to check availability. No gift card for the open-box.

PS: the latest model is the RX100 Mark V which is scheduled to be released by the end of the month (see bottom row in the Stock Status Tracker).

Imported Sony A7R II Body for $2700 w/1yr seller warranty

The Sony A7R II body only goes for $3200 at authorized dealers (eg Amazon) but if you are comfortable with imported grey market cameras…

… to the Trending eBay Deals we go where eBay seller “Electronics Valley” (New Jersey, 99.7%) is offering the new condition imported grey-market Sony A7R II Body Only for $2700 with free shipping with a 1-year warranty from the seller (not from Sony USA. Over 70 units got sold so far from this listing.

Pre-order Sony RX100 V for $1000

Sony switched to an Apple style two-step announcement, with the pre-orders coming in Step #2 of the whole song and dance. Which brings us to step #2, the new Sony RX100 Mark V Compact-with-RAW (1″ sensor, 24-70mm eq f1.8-2.8 Zeiss-blessed lens) is now available for pre-order for $1000 at B&H Photo and Adorama and Amazon by Amazon itself. The release estimate is somewhere between October 14-28 in 2016.

This camera has just been added to the Stock Status Tracking page

Imported Grey-Market Sony Zeiss Sonnar T 55 mm F/1.8 ZA FE for $700

The Sony Sonnar T* FE 55mm F1.8 ZA E-mount lens goes for $1000 at authorized dealers which are bundling it with various freebies, including a $50 gift card at Adorama, but if you are comfortable with imported grey-market items that come with a 1-year warranty from the seller (not from Sony USA), to the eBay Deals we go where eBay seller “Electronics Valley” (99.7%, New Jersey) is offering new condition grey-market imported Sony Zeiss Sonnar T 55 mm F/1.8 ZA FE Lenses for $700 with free shipping with a limit of five units per customer. The usual grey-market trade-offs apply.

Current Sony Instant Savings expire 10/1/16

The current iteration of the Sony Instant Savings featuring Mirrorless and SLR lenses along with system accessories (flashes, grips, etc) is set to expire on October 1st, 2016. You can see the current choices nicely organized at B&H Photo.

Used Sony RX10 II for $1387 [was $1313]

We just updated the new Stock Status Tracking page and we have a new development for the Sony RX10 II. It is available in “Used – Very Good” condition for $1387 [was $1313~] by Amazon Warehouse Deals itself, the used arm of Amazon. They offer a 30-day return policy but there is no manufacturer warranty… On the other hand if you prefer it i new condition, it is now in-stock for $1600 at both Adorama and B&H Photo… Price updated 9/9/16 [it flipped again]…

Meanwhile both the Fuji X-T2 and the Canon 5D Mark IV have September 8 release estimates, so they should be coming out soon. They are both tracked in the new Stock Status Tracking page.

Sony Alpha Lens and Accessories Instant Savings (over 40 options)

A new round of Sony Alpha Lens and Accessories Instant Savings promotion is happening at Adorama, with over 40 items participating, including a variety of Sony lenses (a mix of primes and zooms), lens converters and mount adapters, Sony-branded accessories (battery grips, flashes, mics, etc), and such. A number of them (but not all) are also bundled with a variety of free accessories! This Sony-initiated round ends on 10/1/16.

In-stock now: Sony RX10 III for $1600

Early adopter in-stock alert! The Sony RX10 III is now in-stock and ready to ship for its starting price of $1600 with free expedited shipping from B&H Photo.

This as we just updated the Stocks Status Tracking page, now covering the Fuji X-T2, Canon 5D Mark IV and Canon G7 X II, along with the aforementioned. This is the first in-stock alert for this set of tracked cameras.

64GB Sony SDXC Class 10 UHS-1/U3 (up to 94MB/sec) for $25

The 64GB Sony SDXC Class 10 UHS-1/U3 (the up to 94MB/sec model), model number SF64UX2/TQ, is on sale for $25 each at Amazon by Amazon itself with a limit of 30 per customer. It currently “defeats” price-per-GB-wise all the other options in its sub-line (16GB to 256GB).

In-stock now: Zeiss Batis 18mm f2.8 (Sony E) for $1499

Grab your E-wallets, the Zeiss Batis 18mm f2.8 Lens for the Sony E-mount is now in-stock and ready to ship for $1499 with free expedited shipping from B&H Photo.

In-stock now: Sony a68 for $600 body or $700 w/18-55

A new DSLR is shipping, it’s translucent Sony time as their brand new Alpha a68 is in-stock and ready to ship for $600 as body-only or $700 with the 18-55mm lens at B&H Photo.

32GB Sony SDHC (up to 70MB/sec) for $8 {limit 30}

It’s back on sale again, the 32GB Sony SDHC C10 UHS-I, the “up to 70MB/sec” model, goes for $8 with a limit of 30 per customer. Free shipping for Prime members (even if you only buy one) or with a $49+ order {or $25+ in books} for non-Prime members.

NOTE: the gallery picture is incorrect, it shows the “up to 90MB/sec” card. This listing/sale is for the “up to 70MB/sec” model which is mentioned multiple times in the product title and description.

64GB Sony Class 10 UHS-1 SDXC (up to 70MB/s) for $15

The previously mentioned 32GB card sale ended, but it’s now the turn of the 64GB Sony Class 10 UHS-1 SDXC (up to 70MB/s version, model SF64UY2/TQ) to be on sale, going for $15 with a limit of 30 per customer. The usual free shipping terms apply (Prime or $49+).

Speaking of Sony storage, the 64GB Sony Micro Vault M-Series USB 2.0 Flash Drive (white, model USM64GM/W) is on sale for $16.71 each, defeating the 32GB version that goes for $9 each.

On the more conventional USB 3.0 flash drive, the 64GB Sony USB 3.0 Flash Drive (USM64X/B) goes for $14, defeating the 32GB at $11.49 and the 16GB at $6.49.

$50 Gift Card with either Sony RX100 I ($500) or II ($650)

If you are interested in getting the new condition Sony RX100 I or II from an authorized dealer at the current authorized dealer prices of $500 and $650 respectively, for a limited time, B&H Photo is also including a $50 B&H Photo Gift Card until 7/24/16 as one of their Photoshop World Specials.

(ENDED) Refurbished Sony Zeiss Sonnar T* FE 55mm F1.8 ZA for $675 (E-mount Full Frame)

This limited time 10% off promotion expired… I don’t know if it will return again…

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(ENDED) Refurbished Sony 135mm f2.8-4.5 (DSLR) for $837

This limited time 10% off promotion expired… I don’t know if it will return again…

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(ENDED) Refurbished Sony VGC77AM Vertical Grip for $126

This limited time 10% off promotion expired… I don’t know if it will return again…

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