If you are a fan of Foveon and Big Sensor Primes, all four of Sigma’s dp Quattro big sensor primes are going for $699 each with 4% promotional rewards at B&H Photo, along with the DP2 Merrill (not a Quattro, not an Audi either).
If you had been waiting for B&H Photo to get it in-stock or if you have B&H gift cards that are clamoring to be spent, the Ricoh GR II Silver Edition (80th anniversary edition) is now in-stock and ready to ship there for $747 with free expedited shipping… It is also in-stock and ready to ship for the same price at Adorama…
Also getting a $100 B&H Photo Gift Card is the Fujifilm X100T for $1299 with free shipping along with a 32GB Sandisk Extreme card and 4% promotional rewards (= $52~ to be used in future purchases).
Fuji started a successful run with APS-C Big Sensor Primes with the X100 and now their line-up has expanded and prices decreased too. The brand new Fuji X70 sells at its starting price of $700 but you have a choice of freebies. At B&H Photo you get a free Fujifilm BLC-X70 Leather Case (Black) automatically included by B&H. This is mentioned right above the Product Highlights (see annotated screenshot crop below):
If you don’t need the official case, or you prefer a boatload of free accessories, Adorama is bundling it with Corel software bundle (includes AfterShot PRO 2 and Paintshop PRO X8) along with a ProOptics 49mm Essentials Filter kit, a Lowepro pouch, a 16GB Toshiba SD card, and the obligatory cleaning kit.
But if you are more of a risk taker and imported grey-market items do not give you nightmares on Warranty Street, then among the latest eBay Deals we find a new condition imported grey-market Fuji X100T with a 1-year seller warranty (not Fuji USA warranty) going for $800 with free shipping in either black or silver. The seller is Electronics Valley (99.5%) and it ships from New Jersey.
As usual with these type of situations, it is up to you to decide what’s right for you and how much risk and adventure you are willing to invite. We blog, you decide!
Speaking of eBay, they have a semi-curated refurbished camera gear sale with 60+ items included.
The Sigma DP3 Quattro Big Foveon Sensor Prime is down to $699 at authorized Sigma dealers, but you can get a little more, Adorama is offering 4% promotional rewards (around $28) to be used on future purchases. The rewards happen automatically when you place the order, there’s no coupon to enter.
Sometimes the display cases Leica collectors use to showcase their prized possessions are not completely dustproof or waterproof. Leica has solved those problems today with the brand new Leica X-U (Type 113) fixed lens camera, a 16mp APS-C CMOS with a 23mm f1.7 lens and with a “Water, Dust, and Shockproof Construction”. This new camera is now available for pre-order for $2950 at Adorama and B&H Photo… This too has been added to the New Cameras of 2016 tracking page…
With sensor prices dropping, it was only a matter of time before the Fuji RAWsumer line-up below the X100 got “upgraded” to the APS-C sensor size. And it just happened, the new X70 has a 16mp APS-C X-Trans CMOS II sensor with a 18.5mm f2.8 lens (28~mm eq~) and a starting price of $800. It is available for pre-order as follows:
+ this too has been added to the Interesting Cameras and Lenses of 2016 Tracking page
The official Nikon Outlet store is running a refurbished sale good until the end of day on 12/14/15. The sale is 10% off refurbished items and it is factored in automatically in the shopping cart (no coupon needed). This yield sales such as the refurbished Nikon A BSP (big sensor prime) for $270, the Nikon FM10 film camera with the 35-70mm f/3.5-4.8 lens for $360, and various DSLRs, Lenses, and Coolpixies… Thanks to one of our readers for the email alert…
The Fujifilm X100T Big Sensor PRime is bundled with the Audio-Technica AT8024 Stereo/Mono Microphone for $1100 at Adorama. The Microphone on its own goes for $250, so if you don’t need it, you can trade it or gift it or sell it to partially fund the X100T purchase. This bundle is available at Adorama for the black X100T or the silver X100T.
Sony’s taking a page from the Apple book by separating (in time) the announcement from the ordering. Officially it is for Big Sensor Prime fans, the Sony RX1 R II with a starting price of $3300 and a 42mp full frame Exmor R sensor BSI CMOS (once upon a time Sony’s own people said BSI technology was best suited to make the most out of 1/2.x” sensors – ha!), and 35mm f2 Zeiss lens. Pre-orders are not accepted yet, but the camera has a page with specs and details at B&H Photo which says “Item will be available for purchase on Thu, Nov 5 8AM”.
This too has been added to the New Cameras of 2015 Tracking page.
As of the time of writing there is ONLY ONE left in the silver color scheme, and you have to add to the shopping cart, and login with an eBay account to see the price, it is the new condition Fuji X100T offered for $1100 with free shipping, by Buydig’s eBay store.
UPDATE: if the above sells out, or if you prefer the black color scheme, the same $1100 price is also available from the BuyDig eBay store for the new condition black Fuji X100T. There are six left of this as of the time of writing.
The first generation Ricoh GR big sensor prime, in new condition, is currently on sale for $500 by 3rd-party seller “Eagle Camera” with the order fulfilled by Amazon, so it is eligible for Prime shipping. I don’t know if they are an authorized dealer.
The Ricoh GR II, with its 16mp APS-C sensor and f2.8 prime lens and no LPF is now in-stock and ready to ship to you for $700 prime dollars at B&H Photo and Adorama and various at Amazon (Amazon itself is 1-2 months away) and TheCameraBox on eBay.
On the other hand, if you prefer the original Ricoh GR, it is bundled with the Ricoh GV-1 EVF and 32GB Sandisk SDHC and 4% promotional rewards for $600 at Adorama.
B&H Photo has two brand new cameras in-stock and ready to ship. They will be accepting orders again Saturday PM. They are:
UPDATE: the E-M5 II Limited Edition is also in stock for $1200 at Adorama.
Don’t stop believing Ricoh GR fans! Ricoh has just announced the second generation Ricoh GR, aka Ricoh GR II with a 16mp APS-C sensor, no low pass filter, 28mm f2.8 eq lens, and it is available for pre-order for $800 at B&H Photo and Adorama.
Meanwhile, the niche-within-a-niche hiding in the nooks and crannies of another niche-within-a-niche, a “Mean Girls” way of saying a Sigma DSLR, the Sigma SD1 body only goes for $2000 with 4% promotional rewards (=4%).
If you are interested in the Nikon A, we have good-news/bad-news for you. We start with the bad news: the silver Adorama bundle with four extras for $400 is sold-out and no longer orderable. Also, Amazon’s lowest price is now $460.
The good news now: if you want the Nikon A and the DF-CP1 OVF optical viewfinder, the black Nikon A bundle has dropped from $570 to $520 at B&H Photo.
If you prefer the silver Nikon A and the DF-CP1 OVF, at B&H Photo, you can click the “Save $300 On Nikon DF-CP1 Optical Viewfinder” under “Savings Available” and add it. This allows you to add the DF-CP1 OVF kit for +$100. So $400 + $100 = $500.
After nearly two weeks, we finally updated the Fuji X100T stock status page. Even more retailers now have the camera in-stock for its starting price of $1300 including Amazon itself and B&H Photo. Of the ones that have it in-stock, Adorama leads the bonus items with 4% promotional rewards (= $52). Of the well-known reputable online dealers, OneCall’s eBay store has some silver bodies in New-Other condition for $1200. The big picture at the Fuji X100T stock status page.
The market competition is heating up for the Nikon A! The invisible hand of the market is now adding four free accessories at the $400 price point for the silver Nikon A! The latest situation, as of the time of writing:
+ silver Nikon A with four free accessories (32GB Lexar, extra battery, leather case, 2yr extended warranty) for $400 at Adorama [NEW!]
+ silver Nikon A for $400 by Amazon itself (limit 2) and B&H Photo and Best Buy
+ black Nikon A + DF-CP1 OVF kit for $570 at B&H Photo
Speaking of B&H, they now have both both Fuji X100T kits in-stock for $1300, along with the hand grip for $130. Interesting that Fuji priced the hand grip to be 10% of the price of the camera.
More discounting action on the Nikon A big sensor prime. It is now going for $400 with free shipping as follows:
After a week, we just updated the Fuji X100T stock status page and we have some good news for the T-hunters! The camera is in-stock at major retailers, and we have the first wave of promotional freebies. Adorama has both the black X100T and silver X100T in-stock for $1300 with 4% promotional rewards. 4% of that is $52, which you can use on future purchases. Meanwhile Samy’s Camera is offering a free case… B&H Photo has the silver in-stock but no freebies at the moment… Check the Fuji X100T stock status page for the latest situation.
If you are looking to make a system commitment to the Ricoh GR, Adorama has a special bundle with the standard GR kit plus the GF1 Flash plus the GV1 viewfinder plus an extra battery plus 4% promotional rewards for $677.
We just updated the Fuji X100T Stock Tracking page and this is the current situation:
+ major retailers (Amazon itself, B&H, Adorama) are still out of stock
+ however other retailers have it in-stock for $1300, eg Onecall
If you are comfortable with used cameras and all the trade-offs that they entail, you can get the camera right now, going for around $1200 in the black at Amazon Warehouse Deals ($1200 by Cardinal Camera, $1208 by Amazon herself), and for $1208 in silver at Amazon Warehouse Deals ($1208 by Amazon itself)
The Fuji X100S with free flash offer ended at Adorama, but if you missed it and still want to get the black Fuji X100S for $850, you can get it at B&H Photo with a free 32GB Sandisk Ultra SDHC and Lowepro Shoulder bag. No free flash.
We just updated the Fuji X100T stock status page. The camera is harder to find since our previous update (some of the major retailers are still out of stock), however, you can still find it in-stock from reputable + authorized dealers, for example, the silver is going for $1300 from OneCall (the online version of Huppin’s store in the State of Washington).
PS: for a summary of the latest deals and offers, check the Cyber Monday Situation Room.
This limited time sale ended…
The three Sigma DP-series Merrill generation big sensor primes are currently on sale at Adorama. The DP3 Merrill goes for $540, while the DP2 and DP1 go for $600 each… Corrected name confusion DP1/DP3.
This is sold out and cannot be ordered as of a 12/3/14 recheck…
We have another price drop on the Fuji X100S! You can get it for $850, with 4% promotional rewards and a free Fuji EF-20 flash automatically included at Adorama… Meanwhile the price also dropped to $850 at B&H Photo (no free flash but free 32GB SDHC and Lowepro).
This limited time offer expired… For future updates, check the Fuji X100T stock status page…
We finally updated the Fuji X100T stock status page and there is an interesting development, the camera is on sale for $1160 with free shipping by DigitalRev. The camera does not come with a Fuji USA warranty but DigitalRev offers what they call a Local Warranty where they either pay for the repairs or you send the camera to their global repair service center. The normal X100T price is $1300. There is a countdown on the sale at DigitalRev, if my time math is correct, it should expire by 12/1/14 at 11:59pm eastern.
A newer post has the latest updates…
A falling knife price! The Nikon A is now on sale, in new condition, for $500 at Amazon by Amazon herself (limit 2)…
UPDATE #2: the B&H Photo sale ended… UPDATE #1: both the black and the silver are on sale, simply click on the Silver thumbnail over there to get to the silver models
If you are interested in the Ricoh GR and like external view finders as well, B&H Photo is offering the black Ricoh GR with a bonus GV-1 EVF included, along with a bonus 32GB SDHC card for $600 with free shipping. The free items are shown right below the camera’s name and are included automatically by B&H while the promotion is running.
If you are comfortable buying imported (grey market = no manufacturer USA warranty) digital cameras, the Fuji X100S can be yours for $685 with free shipping at Abe’s of Maine using coupon code LOYALTY15 ($15 off). Again, this is an imported model, you don’t get a Fuji USA warranty. If you are not sure what this means, do not buy.
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Big Sensor Prime action. The black Fuji X100S with the Fuji EF-200 flash included for free is offered for $1000 with free expedited shipping and 4% promotional rewards (= $40) at Adorama. The free flash offer is mentioned right below the price on the right side of the page. No coupon needed.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.