The Cylon DSLR Resurrection must be in orbit, hiding on the dark side of the moon, because the good old Sony a99V body only SLT dSLR has re-materialized at Amazon by Amazon itself in “temporarily out of stock” status. This is of interest only to those who may have been specifically hunting for this particular camera in new condition. It is a 2012 model.
PS: this post may appear random and out of the blue ~ there is a reason for it ~ this camera surfaced while I was price-checking cameras for the upcoming July 2017 edition of the “Price Charts” 🙂
We haven’t mentioned this milestone on this blog yet, but thanks to a $50 instant savings promotion, we officially have a 35mm full frame interchangeable lens camera in new condition at authorized dealers going for under $1000. It is the Sony a7 body only (first generation), going for $948 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon itself (limit 3) and at B&H Photo and Adorama.
A silver lining of Amazon’s Price Bots is that sometimes they can price-match 3rd-party sellers without “grown up” supervision. One such case we have now, the new condition Pentax K-1 body only is going for $1791~ with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon itself with a limit of up to three units per customer. This appears to be a price-bot price-match of the 6ave price. Shhhhh! Don’t tell the Amazon “grown ups” 🙂
Work has began to start another “Price Charts” series. As I am assembling the lists and price-checking cameras, a number of deal posts will be generated. This is the first one. The Leica SL (Typ 601) Mirrorless Digital Camera goes for $7450 at Adorama and by various at Amazon, but as of the time of writing, it appears to be on sale for $5995 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo.
PS: you can check the previous editions of the “Price Charts” at the Price Charts Archives. I will post separate alerts when the new July 2017 editions are out. I typically try to do one per day, and start and finish them within the same week, since manufacturer-initiated prices usually change on Sundays.
Canon launched this week the 6D Mark II for $2000, but if you want to get Canon 35mm full frame for almost half of that price, the first generation Canon 6D body only kit is on sale for $1099 with free shipping at the Canon USA Outlet store with a 1-year Canon USA warranty. This is part of their 4th of July Savings sale.
The new condition price for the first generation 6D is $1399 at the moment (eg Adorama – page down to see all options). With a new model coming out, strategically, if you are getting the previous generation model, going refurbished or used makes more sense, especially if you can get it with a full warranty. You can put the difference towards a future upgrade or towards moar moar moar lenses.
The Canon 6D line now has a second member! The Canon 6D Mark II is now officially official with its touchscreen Vari-angle “twist and shout” display and its 26mp 35mm FF sensor! The camera is available for pre-ordering in three official kits as follows:
+ 6D II Body Only for $1999 at B&H Photo and Adorama and Amazon itself
+ 6D II with EF 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM for $2599 at Adorama and B&H Photo and Amazon itself
+ 6D II with EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM for $3099 at B&H Photo and Adorama and Amazon itself
+ Canon BG-E21 Battery Grip for EOS 6D Mark II for $249 at B&H Photo and $300 at Adorama and Amazon itself
+ prices will eventually converge
This has been added to the New Cameras of 2017, with the DSLRs now taking a 7-6 “lead” over the Mirrorless cameras 🙂