Camera Price Charts Update: Mirrorless Charts post Revised with Three Missing Cameras

The Revision that was Promised is here! The Mirrorless Cameras Price Charts post has just now been revised with the three missing cameras, the Sony a6500, Fuji X-A10 [CORRECTED!], and the YI Technology M1. Thanks to our readers for the corrections/alerts! The original/previous post without those three was preserved as a separate page for historical reference.

You can find all the current and previous installments of the Price Charts in the Price Charts Archives, going back to December 2014.

To make up for the delays, there will be a bonus fifth chart using data from the previous ones. You can probably guess which one it is if you think about it for a couple of minutes but I won’t spoil it. I won’t promise a date to be on the safe side 🙂

Since the data was captured, the YI M1 with 12-40mm dropped from $350 to $300, just in time for the Prime Day festivities. Because the Price Charts are snapshots in time, and not live price-trackers, that’s why you see a $350 price over there. Also dropping is the YI M1 with 12-40 and 45/1.8, currently going for $379.

Serious Fixed Lens Cameras Price Charts Series is POSTED!

It was delayed by the Prime Day madness, but not defeated! The Fixed Lens Cameras has just been posted. It goes through Fixed Lens Cameras, with this year, removing 1/2.x” cameras from consideration. It’s 2017 🙂

To make up for the delay, I will launch a brand new fifth installment in the series by the weekend. This will be based on existing data. You can probably guess what it will be if you think it through but I won’t spoil it ahead of time 🙂

TIP: these can get long, but you can send them to your favorite “read it later” / bookmarking service for undistracted reading.

JULY 2017 SERIES

+ 35mm FULL FRAME digital cameras
+ APS-C dSLRs
+ Mirrorless Cameras
+ Fixed Lens Cameras
+ COMING NEXT: NEW Installment using Existing Data

Note for RSS Readers: Prime Day Situation Room Tracking Mega Post is In Progress

This note is for those of you following on RSS news readers and services that depend on RSS. The Prime Day Situation Room tracker-style mega-post will be continuing with Prime day coverage until Wednesday AM. I will be posting some hot deals as individual blog posts (which you’ll see through RSS), but I can’t post everything as an individual blog-post, it will create blog and RSS overflow.

Your RSS reader may be able to automatically refresh the Prime Day Situation Room post. You can put it in a folder or bookmark it or favorite it if you want to check throughout Prime Week. Unfortunately there are too many RSS readers and services and each use various apps of their own along with 3rd-party apps, so testing which ones refresh and which ones don’t would be a big project in its own right.

Find this Useful? Then Please Tell Your Friends!

If you find our non-stop coverage of Prime Day 2017 useful, then please consider telling all your friends who are interested in camera and photo shopping and madness! This is one of the best ways to help support this blog, the more interested people, the merrier 🙂

You can point them to the Home Page or the on-going Prime Deals Situation Room (a goofy name for an on-going round-up). You may also point out to them that we have a free full text RSS feed.

Thanks 🙂

Mirrorless Cameras Price Charts installment is UP!

A new installment is out today in our Price Charts series of July 2017, it is the Wild West of the Mirrorless Cameras, with three charts! Next up in the series will be the (serious) Fixed Lens Cameras…

JULY 2017 SERIES

+ 35mm FULL FRAME digital cameras
+ APS-C dSLRs
+ Mirrorless Cameras
+ COMING NEXT: Fixed Lens Cameras

Shop and Support

Do you find this blog useful and want to help support it and keep it alive and kicking? This new post is one of the best ways to do so: simply begin your online shopping adventures with this post, using the various affiliate links below. The various retailers and services below pay a small advertising fee on purchases/transactions and they can go a long way towards funding this poor blog.

Why Should You Do This?

We have been running this website with very minimal advertising. These are forms of advertising you see on most other websites out there, but we don’t use them here:

+ NO ad boxes everywhere you look (we have only one ad box in the Sidebar)
+ NO ads that make you wait 15 seconds before you can see the actual page
+ NO double underline ads in the blog text
+ NO clickbait viral nonsensical “around the web” boxes below individual posts
+ NO ads that expand and takeover the page
+ NO sponsors (specific advertisers that pay a flat amount to be featured)
+ NO advertorials (aka paid blog posts or articles)
+ NO auto-play video boxes
+ NO pop-up or pop-under ads (yes, they still exist)
+ NO annoying “give us your email” boxes within seconds of visiting the page
+ NO 3rd-party commenting systems that are basically data harvesters for the ad networks
+ NO one-line RSS feed (we offer free full-text RSS feeds)

BIG INTERNET MARKETPLACES

+ Amazon.com – also Trade In Your Gear
+ eBay.com – check also eBay Deals

WELL-KNOWN CAMERA AND ELECTRONICS DEALERS

+ Adorama
+ B&H Photo
+ KEH.com – also Sell Your Gear
+ OneCall

MORE RETAILERS (alphabetical order)

+ All 4 Cellular (aka A4C)
+ Buy.com = Rakuten
+ Dell Home
+ Dell Refurbished
+ Game Stop
+ Groupon
+ MacMall
+ Meritline
+ Microsoft Store
+ Monoprice
+ Office Depot / Office Max
+ Sears
+ Tanga
+ YES Asia

BOOKS and LEARNING

+ Barnes and Noble
+ Creative LIVE
+ eBooks.com
+ Kobo
+ National Geographic
+ Zinio

CELL PHONE / WIRELESS COMPANIES

+ Republic Wireless
+ Sprint Wireless
+ Verizon Wireless

MEDIA and ENTERTAINMENT

+ Roku

WEB SERVICES

+ Name Cheap (domain registrar for less)

WHY ARE SOME RETAILERS MISSING?

Unfortunately not all retailers have affiliate programs. Some retailers may have affiliate programs but only invite or accept a small subset of websites (eg famous websites or ones with high traffic). Some retailers have affiliate programs that are restricted by State because of the various Internet sales tax laws. Some retailers have affiliate programs but their advertising fees are very close to zero for cameras/electronics.

MORE WILL BE ADDED

More retailers will be added over time. If you have any suggestions or recommendations, please leave feedback (see section below)…

IDEAS? OPINIONS? SUGGESTIONS?

Please leave a comment below or using the online contact form.

The APS-C DSLR Price Charts of July 2017 are UP!

More chart-mania 2017 action! The The APS-C DSLR Price Charts of July 2017 are UP at the main blog. The price-checking of these did not produce as many deal-posts as the full framers did yesterday, but there is one notable APS-C deal, the used Sigma DP1 Merrill for under $700.

All the new installments are in the Sidebar of both this blog and the main blog, so you can easily access them as needed.

Previous Installments
+ Part #1: The 35mm Full Frame Digital Cameras (DSLRs, Mirrorless, Fixed Lens, Rangefinders)
+ NEXT UP: Mirrorless and then Fixed Lens Cameras

July 2017 Price Chart Series: The 35mm Full Frame Cameras

It is finally here! A new “Price Chart” series has began! We just posted the 35mm Full Frame Digital Cameras Price Chart for July 2017, with prices taken today (July 3, 2017). We will have about one of these per day for the rest of the week. Next up are APS-C DSLRs, then Mirrorless cameras, and finally Fixed Lens Cameras.

To celebrate the launch of this brand new new Price Chart, we created a new Full Frame Deals category here at this blog [see unnecessarily long explanation]. This explains the number of 35mm FF camera deals that got posted earlier today 🙂

New Blog Category: 35mm Full Frame Deals

Since we have now a rather robust selection of 35mm full frame cameras, in DSLR, mirrorless, rangefinder and fixed lens cameras, and since 35mm full frame has a historical significance in the world of photography, I created a brand new blog category (WordPress “tag”) for fans of 35mm full frame. The Full Frame Deals tag will be used on all cameras that have a 35mm full frame sensor.

PS: I am not going to go back and tag every single camera mentioned through the years. This new tag covers cameras since the Canon 6D Mark II announcement last week.

PS2: errors and miscategorizations are expected given the volume of posts, so on occasion some cameras may not be tagged or some non-35mmFF may get accidentally tagged. If you see any of those, please let me know (I love corrections!). If you see a blog error, the chances are that I don’t know about it. And if I don’t know about it, the chances of it getting corrected are zero 🙂 Thanks! 🙂

PS3: “full frame deals” is easier to type and easier for the WordPress tag auto-complete to find it (without the need to use the keypad or the numbers row), that’s why it’s not the full (no pun intended) “35mm Full Frame Deals” 🙂

PS4: I am not sure how I managed to complicate a one-sentence blog announcement 🙂

Meta: Blog Remodeling Coming

A blog remodeling is coming. Now that the default WordPress theme has been “burned it”, it is time to start adding more utility to it and fix some of the issues (for example, those GIANT blog-post headlines). This will happen in the next few days on a time permitting basis.

This is a good opportunity to change and fix things, so if there are any things that bother you or you want to see changed or updated or tweaked and such, please feel free to leave a comment or use the online contact form.

(ENDED) Wednesday Streams: Panasonic GH5 B&H and Samsung Unpacked Galaxy S8

The Samsung Unpacked and B&H Photo Panasonic GH5 streams ended, but you can re-watch them at any time in the future…

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New In the Sidebar: Permanent Link to Latest Lightning Deals round-up

I’m not sure why I hadn’t thought of that before, but epiphany sometimes takes centuries 🙂 I added a link in the Sidebar of the blog pointing to the latest Lightning Deals round-up post (this is the live link if you are reading in RSS or on mobile and want to bookmark it). This is using a WordPress Tag, so it automatically shows the latest active update. The previous posts are after-the-jump.

New Reference Mega Post: Comprehensive Guide to Prime Benefits

With two hours left before the self-imposed deadline, this brand new reference mega-post is ready! If you were curious to see a comprehensive list of benefits you get with an Amazon Prime membership, this post is ready for you, the Comprehensive Guide to Prime Benefits. This will be updated over time as benefits get added or get changed or on rare occasion get removed.

So, how many of these were you familiar with before reading or skimming that post? Opine in the Comments below or on Twitter

Website Performance/Loading Issues – Troubleshooting In Progress – Switching to Default WordPress Theme for now

All apologies for the slowness and performance issues of the website. I am trying to figure out the problem with the help of the hosting service’s support. As part of the troubleshooting I am switching to the default WordPress 2016 theme, which is a known entity and removes one possible unknown variable. The Categories and Tags are now on the left of each individual post, instead of below each individual post. This is a responsive design, so the website shrinks as you make the window/viewport smaller. The Sidebar eventually goes to the bottom of the posts if you are at phone/tablet viewports. The Menus converge together into a Menu hamburger type thing (without the hamburger).

In the meantime, if the website is down or slow to load, here are two alternatives:

+ The RSS Feed – it is hosted by Feedburner and does not depend on the website’s performance

+ our main Twitter account @1001noisycamera (without the final “s” – because of Twitter username max character limit) will be posting time-sensitive deals in case of technical issues

Expired Offers Pruned from This and Situation Room

I went through the first two pages of this blog (100 posts) and marked all the expired offers as ENDED, and I also updated the Holiday Shopping 2016 Situation Room by removing all the expired offers. Its name has morphed as well, it is now “Holiday Shopping” since Black Friday and Cyber Monday are already in the rear view mirror timeline-wise. The “Situation Room” will continue until 12/31/16.

I will also begin some experimentation on how to do things in this post-MAP world. This blog was/is optimized for market-driven changes in prices. But manufacturers are controlling pricing more and more, so there are fewer market-driven deals, at least on the cameras and lenses many photographers are interested in.

Latest deal summary is available at Cyber Monday Situation Room

Posts are getting posted here fast and furious! If you are just now getting started, you can get a summary of the current situation with the Cyber Monday 2016 Situation Room.

For more tips on how to quickly catch-up and keep-up, check the How to Make the Most of this Blog post.

The Situation Room has been fully refreshed (removed expired offers)

The Cyber Monday Situation Room (nÊe Black Friday Situation Room) has now been updated, with all the expired offers removed (if I missed any, please let me know). This will continue to be updated until the end of the year. After “Cyber Monday” ends, it will be renamed “Holiday Shopping Situation Room”.

I am keeping them all in the same post to make it easier for people who have bookmarks, so they don’t have to keep changing their bookmarks. Instead, the same link will work Black Friday to December 31st.

Tell Your Friends!

Do you find our Black Friday coverage useful or entertaining or practical? Then please tell your friends about it, online, by email, word of mouth, on social media, and so forth! The more the merrier! Here are some places to get them started:

The Black Friday 2016 Situation Room is now LIVE

The Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2016 Situation Room is now LIVE. It is a rolling summary of all the latest deals, a companion to this blog which will continue to post deals as they come out one by one. So if you want to get a summary or if you haven’t checked this blog for a few hours/days, you can quickly get up to speed with the “Situation Room”… See also the How to Make The Most Of This Blog post for more tips…

Fixed: Broken Links in Blue Menu bar

I just noticed that some of the links in the blue Menu bar at the top of the blog were broken, eg the “Manufacturers” and “Camera Types” menus. They are now fixed. If you spot any still broken, please let me know.

Reason they were broken: when I switched from Typepad to WordPress, I used redirection from the WordPress categories to the old ones to make it easier with the transition for people with bookmarks. Eventually I removed the redirection, but forgot those links were in the Menus.

How to Keep up with the Madness (aka How to Make the Most of This Blog)

Posts here are flying fast and furious at this time of the year. Here are some tips to help you make the most of this blog:

+ you can quickly check the most recent five pages of posts using the quick links under the HOME button (top left corner of the blue Menu bar at the top of the page). Page #1 is the home page, Page #2 is the previous, and so forth. Here are the links for convenience: HOME page (aka Page #1) and PAGE #2 and PAGE #3 and PAGE #4 and PAGE #5

+ our customary “Black Friday Deals Situation Room”, a summary of the latest deals organized by camera/product type will go live at some point later on Thursday [I will add a link here once it goes live; UPDATE: link ADDED]

+ the Black Friday Brick and Mortar Ads are summarized by camera/product type and price-checked versus the internet in the Black Friday Ads digest post

+ use the Menu (blue bar at the top of the blog) to quickly navigate various categories and brands of interest, eg Nikon, Canon, etc or DSLR gear or Mirrorless Gear and so forth

+ new posts here are automatically posted on the Twitter account of the camera deals blog @cameradealsblog

+ if the website goes down or has slowdown issues, use the Feedburner RSS feed as a backup. It is hosted by Feedburner/Google, so it works even if the website is down

+ Subscribe or check the Feedburner full-text RSS feed

+ NOTE: if you are subscribed to the Feedburner Email Subscription, it can only send a maximum of 25 posts per day. During Black Friday and Cyber Monday there are often more than 25 posts per day. The Feedburner by Email subscriptions are strictly controlled by Google, webmasters have very little control over them in terms of customization
+ maybe I’ll explore a separate emailing list option, since, since the proliferation of MAP pricing, we don’t have as many deals that only last a few minutes and then are gone; so perhaps email subscriptions could be effective in the post-MAP world

+ for feedback, errors, corrections, omissions, hot deals, etc, please leave a comment or use the online contact form or twitter. If you see a glaring error that doesn’t get corrected even hours later, the chances are I haven’t noticed it, and if I don’t notice it, I can’t correct it 🙂

PSA: Please Help Fund This Blog During the Holiday Shopping Season

If you find this blog useful or practical or entertaining, please help fund it by making your upcoming holiday shopping season purchases using the various affiliate links in the various posts and the sidebar here. We have very minimal advertising (just one Adsense ad box, no full page ads, no popups, no pop-unders, no advertorials, no in-text underline ads, no roadblock ads, no surveys, no clickbait “around the web” ads, no bottom of the page ads, no sticky ads, no expanding ads, no RSS feed ads), and most of the funding comes from people using the affiliate links in the posts. Unfortunately 2016 has been a very slow year, so the hope is that the 2016 holiday shopping season will help retroactively fund the whole of 2016. Thank you in advance 🙂

Black Friday Ads digested including Best Buy and Walmart

The majority of the published Black Friday ads that offer camera-and-photo related products have been “digested” at the 2016 Black Friday Ads Digest mega-post, including big chain stores like Best Buy, Target and Walmart. A few more stores will be added as they post their ads and also as I check semi-related stores that may have camera-related items (eg action cams or drones in outdoors stores).

This year’s post is organized by camera-type/product-type instead of by retailer, since most of the Black Friday ad scans you can find online (just use any search engine) are broken down by retailer anyway. So this is sort of a value-added re-organization of the offers.

The general trend is similar as previous years [see our 2015 breakdown for cross-reference], a few Canon and Nikon DSLRs are the main iLCs that get advertised along with fewer than before fixed lens P&S cameras. On the other hand, action cameras, drones, and instant film cameras are getting more ad attention. I may do a separate “analysis” post if there’s enough material to write about [most probably it will parallel/similar to our 2015 Grading the Ads].

Black Friday Ads Digest has began at Main Blog

Our annual Black Friday Ads Digest has began at the main blog! It will be updated multiple times throughout this week until all the relevant Black Friday Ads are digested. The “Latest Update” section will keep you updated on what was added.

(OLDER POST) Sunday Daily Deals not loaded yet

This is an older post… As of Sunday at 12:12am ET, most of the Sunday lightning deals are not loaded in the Upcoming section at the Amazon Gold Box, so I can’t do the usual “schedule” post until they get populated. I also have to sleep and such, so I will revisit these at some point on Sunday. In the meantime, you can check them at your leisure at the Amazon Gold Box, or filter them by looking at the Camera and Photo Deals or in general the Electronics Deals.

New Price Charts installment: Serious Fixed Lens Cameras

A new installment in the Price Charts series has gone live, it is the Serious Fixed Lens Cameras. The November 2016 series:

+ 35mm FULL FRAME DIGITAL CAMERAS
+ APS-C DSLRs
+ MIRRORLESS CAMERAS
+ SERIOUS FIXED LENS CAMERAS

You can see the two previous years (mid-November 2015, and December 2014) by going further down in the Price Charts Archives.

New Price Charts Episode: Mirrorless Cameras

A new installment in the Price Charts series has gone live, Mirrorless cameras, by far the longest of the lot so far! Here are all three of them, with Fixed Lens Cameras coming tomorrow:

+ 35mm FULL FRAME DIGITAL CAMERAS
+ APS-C DSLRs
+ MIRRORLESS CAMERAS
+ NEXT: Fixed Lens Cameras

New Price Charts Episode II: the APS-C DSLRs

Episode II of the November-2016 Price-Charts series is now up, it is the APS-C DSLRs Price Chart. You can check previous installments and previous years using the Price Charts archives. It will be interesting to see how Holiday Shopping season prices will differ from this snapshot of the prices.

New Series: Rantnoyances – pointing out consumer-related issues in shopping

A brand new series has gone live at the main blog, The Rantnoyances (rant + annoyance), pointing out consumer-related issues in camera (and general) shopping. We already had a couple of posts here earlier on (Jet and Triggered) but all the future posts will go to the main blog where it is a better place for longer and more reference-type material. Things fly off the page quickly here, so people don’t always see them, or can’t find them easily as time goes by (even I couldn’t find them quickly!). Rantnoyance #1 is an updated version of the Jet post, now with more details added!

Meta: New Price Charts Series began with 35mm Full Frame Digital Cameras

The promised Price Charts series of November 2016 has began with the charts/discussion of 35mm Full Frame Digital Cameras. I won’t spoil the findings here, but it is definitely a different pattern from last year’s comparison. These will continue on a daily basis, with APS-C DSLRs, Mirrorless and finally Fixed-Lens Cameras getting their own posts. As usual please feel free to leave comments/corrections/omissions/etc. If I don’t notice a problem or error, I can’t fix it 🙂