Sony a6000 body only drops to $500 at multiple authorized dealers

Last week the Sony a6000 body went on sale for $450 for a short time at Amazon, while its regular price was $550. This week, the “official” price has now dropped to $500 at various authorized Sony retailers that include a variety of freebies at BuyDig and Adorama and B&H Photo. The price is $500 at Amazon itself and others at Amazon but no freebies there.

(ENDED) Sony a6000 body only for $450

As of a 10:40pm ET re-check, the price returned to $550… The Sony a6000 body only is on sale for $450 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon itself. Shipping estimate 3-5 weeks. Limit ten per customer.

(ENDED) Friday Fry’s Promo codes: Sony VCTR100 Tripod with 3-Way Pan/Tilt Head for $20 (B&M only), etc

These daily promo code offers expired…

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Open-box Sony a7R II body with 1yr warranty for $3000 (was $2700)

UPDATE (9/30/15 PM): as of this check, the price jumped from $2700 to $3000…

Flagship action too at the eBay Deals, where BuyDig’s eBay store (authorized Sony reseller) is offering the open-box Sony A7R II body only with a one year Sony warranty for $3000 [was $2700] with free shipping with a limit of five per customer.

The description there has it as “New-Other” condition with this explanation:

“This item includes all original packaging and comes with a full 1 Year Sony USA Warranty. Box was opened and simply not able to be sold as Brand New”

At new condition, this goes for $3200 at authorized retailers such as Adorama and B&H Photo and Amazon.

Trade-In Bonus of up to $250 towards Sony a7 series cameras or full frame E-lenses

Adorama is running another Trade-In Promotion good until 10/31/15. You trade-in one digital interchangeable-lens camera or lens, and receive a trade-in bonus of up to $250, in addition to the trade-in value of your gear. The trade-in bonus can be used towards the purchase of a new Sony a7 series digital camera or full frame E-mount.

Per the short instructions there, you fill in the short form on their website. Then they give you a trade-in code. You use that towards the purchase the a7 series camera or FF E-mount lens of your choice. In parallel, you send them your old camera/lens you agreed to trade-in.

Sony Lens Instant Savings with 4% rewards (18 options)

There are eighteen Sony lenses (E-mount, A-mount) participating in the latest Instant Savings, and they also get 4% promotional rewards at B&H Photo where you can find them all nicely organized.

Lexar and Sony Memory Card sale (27 options)

B&H Photo has a sale on select memory card products from Lexar (8 options, SD*, CF, reader, flash drives) and Sony (19 options, SD*, microSD*).

Pre-orders accepted nao for Sony a7S II for $3000

It’s Thursday 9/17/15, and among many other things, this means authorized Sony dealers are now allowed to accept pre-orders for the all new Sony a7S II E-mount full framer for $3000. You can do so at B&H Photo and Adorama and Amazon by Amazon itself. The release estimate is October 16 (2015).

This expired: Speaking of B&H Photo, their current deal of the day (ends by Thur 11:59pm ET) are the old school AKG K240 Studio headphones for $50 with free shipping.

(ENDED) 256GB Sony SDXC C10 (up to 70MB/s) for $93 (ends 3pm ET)

This particular lightning deal ended, but Sony SDXC cards are recurring “guests” at the Amazon Gold Box deals, so they should return at unspecific/unknown dates in the future…

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(ENDED) Wedn Frys Promo Codes: Sony AAs rechargeables, etc

These dailies expired…
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Imported Sony RX100 (first gen) for $320

Not only we forgot about Dre, we also forgot about the eBay Deals where we have an imported grey-market new condition camera. If of all the 1-inch compacts with RAW it is the first generation Sony RX100 the one you want, you can get it for $320 with free shipping, with a limit of five per customer from eBay seller Electronics Valley (99.1%).

Instant Savings round-up: Canon, Nikon, Sony

The latest situation in the world of Instant Savings is summarized at the following Adorama pages:

+ Canon cameras
+ Canon printers
+ Nikon cameras
+ Sony cameras

Free Audio Technica Mic with select Canon, Sony iLCs and Fuji X100T, Pana GH4 cameras (17 options)

Adorama is bundling a free Audio Technica mic with the purchase of one of these 17 cameras. Fourteen of them are Canon DSLRs and Sony full frame mirrorless cameras, along with two Fuji X100T kits and the Panasonic GH4 body only. Some of the cameras come with additional free accessories, while others are eligible for promotional rewards.

No coupon and no rebate needed. While this promotion is running (you will see it mentioned on the individual camera product pages), Adorama will include the free Audio Technica mic (and other eligible freebies) automatically.

Pre-order Sony a7s II for $3000 starting Sept 17

I don’t know if they are trying to mirror Apple’s way of new product releases, but Sony continues with the two phase product announcement and pre-orders. Announced on Friday was the new Sony a7S II mirrorless full framer. Pre-orders for the camera will begin to be accepted on September 17 in 2015 at various authorized Sony dealers including Adorama and B&H Photo. At least Sony didn’t go the OnePlus route of waiting lists and such :)

This too has been added to the New Cameras of 2015 tracking page.

Of video interest, you can place pre-orders right now, with a mid-November 2015 release estimate, for the new Sony PXW-FS5 Super35 video camera which goes for $5600 as body only and $6100 bundled with the 28-135mm lens.

(ENDED) Friday Lightning Deals: Rokinon 12/f2 (E-mount), Drift Action, Lightdow, Manfrotto, BogGear, etc

These lighting deals expired… For future ones in the future, check the Amazon Gold Box and Camera & Photo page

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Sony Camera Instant Savings (E-mount, A-mount)

Sony has another round of instant savings promotions, combined with free accessories included by Adorama, and up to 4% promotional rewards, plus free NewLeaf spills/drops warranties for some models. You can find all the eligible cameras nicely organized at the Adorama website.

Check each individual camera’s product page to see what are the available offers. There are two places to check. Let’s use the Sony a6000 body only as our example. It currently goes for $450 and right above the price, you can see that it also comes bundled with a free 64GB Lexar Professional SDXC memory card.

But the offers don’t end there. Look for the hard to find “Ways to Save” section and open that, which will reveal the “Save up to $300.00 with bundle” option. Click on that, and it will take you to the a6000 bundles page. Check the left side there for the various promotions. In this case, you can optionally add the 55-210 for +$150, or add a 1yr New Leaf Spills/Drops warranty for FREE or get various hardware or software at a combined purchase discount.

Annotated screenshots of what to look for below, using the a6000 body only kit as our guinea pig (after the jump):

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Sony PMW-F3L Super 35mm for $4000 (new) or $3000 (used)

Video killed the video star! That’s the new version of the song. Regardless, B&H Photo is offering the Sony PMW-F3L Super 35mm XDCAM EX Full-HD Compact Camcorder with S-Log Gamma for $4000 in new condition or $3000 in used condition.

Sony Lens Instant Savings (E-mount, A-mount)

Sony launched another instant savings promotion for some of their E-mount (mirrornyets) and some of their A-mount (mirrorSi) Lenses. You can find the eligible lenses broken down by mount (below the four featured lenses) at B&H Photo. Press the orange “Load More” button to see more, rinse and repeat for even more…

(ENDED) Wedn: Sony H300 compact-zoom with $20 GC for $170

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Sony VCL-HG1737C 37mm 1.7x Converter Lens for $100 [also: 37mm Tiffen 0.65x for $6 + ship]

For a limited time, the Sony VCL-HG1737C 37mm 1.7x High Grade Telephoto Converter Lens is on sale for $100 with free shipping at B&H Photo.

Speaking of 37mm conversion lenses, also at B&H, the Tiffen 37mm 0.65x Wide-Angle Conversion Lens, model MI6275, is on sale for $6 plus shipping. Free expedited shipping if your order total is $49 or more.

(ENDED) Starts Mon 11am ET: refurbished Sony HDR-AZ1VR Action Cam + Live View remote

This lightning deal expired…

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Imported Sony FE 70-200mm f4 G OSS for $1180

This is not a dejavu, this is the third Sony E-mount lens that is offered in grey-market imported condition by Get It Digital (99.7%) as part of the eBay Deals. It is the new condition grey-market with a three year warranty provided by GetItDigital (not Sony) Sony FE 70-200mm f4 G OSS (model SEL70200G) offered for $1180 with free shipping with a limit of five per customer.

At authorized Sony retailers, such as Adorama and B&H Photo and Amazon this goes for $1400.

Imported Sony Zeiss 55m f1.8 FE Sonnar T* for $740

The grey market (imported cameras without manufacturer’s USA warranty) party continues at the eBay Deals, this time it is Get It Digital (99.7%) offering the new condition imported grey-market Sony Zeiss 55m f1.8 FE Sonnar T* lens for the E-mount offered for $740 with free shipping with a limit of five per customer. It comes with a three year warranty from Get It Digital, not Sony USA. Over 500 units sold so far from this eBay listing.

The warranty is described in the eBay listing as:


At authorized USA dealers, in new condition, this lens goes for $900, at well-respected retailers such as Adorama (lots of free lens accessories) and B&H Photo and Amazonia.

PS: if you are having a bit of a deja vu, it’s because last week we also mentioned a different grey-market imported Sony-Zeiss lens, the Sony T* E 16-70 F4 ZA OSS lens (aka SEL1670Z) which went (and still goes) for $700, also from Get It Digital.

(ENDED) Wedn: Sony a77 II with 16-50 f2.8 and $50 Gift Card for $1600

This daily deal confusion ended, thank The Seven!…

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Sony HDR-AS200VW action cam with boatload of free accessories for $250

The Sony HDR-AS200VW action camera currently goes for $250 at authorized Sony dealers, but if you also want/need or could use/trade/sell a boatload of accessories, for the same price of $250 with free shipping, you can get it with these bonus accessories: 32GB Sony microSD, generic camera bag, 3rd-party battery charger, 3rd party battery, Zeiko card reader, HDMi cable, cleaning kit and screen protectors by Beach Camera thru Amazon. It ships from Beach (NJ) so it is not eligible for free 2-day Prime shippings.