Used Sony a7r III body for $2860+

Today’s main development after the latest update of the Stock Status Update is on the Sony a7r III body only front. More used options at prices under $3000 have surfaced as follows:

+ at B&H Photo used prices starting at $2860 in “Condition 9+”. Check the “In the Box” section of each individual listing for more details on what’s included. They come with a 90-day B&H warranty
+ note: if/when the used options sell out, the used listings at B&H may redirect automatically to the new condition listing!

+ at Amazon Warehouse Deals prices start at $2989 from 3rd party seller “Cardinal Camera”

On the new condition front, the camera is now in-stock at B&H Photo as well, at its starting price of $3200.

Of the other cameras, the main change is that the Panasonic G9 is now in-stock at Adorama as well for $1700.

Refurbished Nikon D750 Body w/90-Day W for $1230

If you don’t have to have the new condition Nikon D750, then you can get a solid discount (without any free accessories) if you go manufacturer refurbished…

… to the eBay Deals we go, where the BuyDIG eBay store is offering the manufacturer refurbished Nikon D750 body only for $1230 with free shipping and a 90-day Nikon USA warranty. Limit up to three per customer at the sale price. Over 800 units have been sold so far from this listing per eBay.

B&H has it refurbished as well but for $1399 with free expedited shipping.

PS: if you are participating in eBay Bucks, don’t forget to activate the 6% eBay Bucks promotion before making the purchase!

Nikon D750 body with FREE Joby GorillaPod 3K and ThinkTank Trifecta 10 Backpack for $1800

If you are interested in the Nikon D750 in new condition from authorized Nikon USA dealers, Adorama is offering it with TWO useful photography accessories, the Think Tank Trifecta 10 Backpack AND the Joby GorillaPod 3K Kit. They are added automatically to your cart by Adorama while this offer is running. They go for the same price of $1800 as other authorized dealers.

Meanwhile at B&H Photo, the freebie is a 1-year Adobe Creative Cloud photography plan.

PS: if you don’t have to have it in new condition, you can get it for $1230 in manufacturer refurbished condition…

Imported Sony a7r II Body w/1-YR Seller Warranty for $1900

The all new Sony a7r iii body only is now in-stock at multiple authorized dealers, but if you prefer the previous generation model, the Sony a7r ii body only, and you are comfortable with imported grey-market cameras…

… then to the eBay Deals we go, where eBay seller “Department Store NYC” (99%, Queens Village) is offering the new condition imported grey-market a7r II body only for $1900 with free shipping and a 1-year seller warranty (not Sony USA warranty). Limit three per customer. Over 420 of these have been sold so far per the eBay listing…

Used Sony a7r III body for $3019 + S&H

Another development from the Stock Status Tracker, the Sony a7r III body only is available in “Used – Demo” condition starting at $3019 plus shipping (depending on condition) at Adorama. Check each individual listing for details, including the “What’s in the box” section further down on the right hand side of the page over there.

PS: used supplies are limited. If you don’t see any a7r III units on the page linked above, it means they sold out.

PS2: the camera remains in-stock for its starting price of $3200 at various authorized dealers, check the a7r III section of the Stock Status Tracker for all the details.

(SOLD OUT) Used Nikon D850 Body for $2967 w/free S&H

As of a 2:42pm ET recheck, this sold out in used condition… Check the Stock Status Tracker for future updates…

Nikon D850 hunters, grab your wallets! The latest update of the Stock Status Tracker found the Nikon D850 body only available in “Used Condition 10” at B&H Photo for $2967 with free expedited shipping and a 90-day B&H used warranty. Supplies are very limited, so this may sell out very quickly!

PS: your purchases through our various affiliate links is the main source of (ever so declining) funding for this blog, so if you find this useful, please make your purchases through our various affiliate links in the blog and the sidebar. We have to explore new ways of funding in 2018, because as things are right now, considering the time and resources put into this through the years, it is losing money 🙁

Sony a7r II Body with Choice of Freebies for $2400

The new condition Sony a7r II body only goes for $2400 at various authorized dealers, which are allowed to include free items with purchase, and different retailers offer different useful free items as follows:

+ B&H Photo with free 4TB WD Passport USB 3.0 portable hard drive

+ B&H Photo with free 1-year Adobe Photographer Cloud subscription

+ Adorama with free Tascam DR-10S Mic

+ Adorama with free Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 6

The Sony a7r III Floodgates have opened: IN-STOCK at Many Authorized Dealers for $3200

I just updated the Stock Status Tracker, and we have great news for Sony a7r III hunters! The camera is now in-stock for its starting price of $3200 at various authorized Sony USA dealers:

+ Adorama with FREE Overnight Delivery

+ B&H Photo with FREE Next Day Delivery

+ Various at Amazon including Murphy’s (fulfilled by Amazon), Cameta and Focus

+ Various Authorized on eBay including Beach, Photo Craft, and more

+ I will add a more detailed list in the Stock Status Tracker later today when I’ll be using a full size keyboard

Canon 5D Mark IV bundles (11 options, $3200+)

More B&H action, they are featuring until Saturday 12/30/17 a soccer team (eleven) Canon 5D Mark IV bundles with a variety of FREE accessory bundles. One of the offers is a PIXMA MIR bundle. The rest are “Add to cart” and checkout, no coupon, no rebate. Prices range from $3200 to $3949. All bundles except for the Pimxa bundle get FREE NEXT DAY delivery!

PS: B&H customarily closes every Friday PM to Saturday PM, so plan your purchases accordingly! Don’t wait until the last minute!

Sony Serious Mirrorless Bundle Sale (43 options, $1422 to $3705)

The B&H 2-Day Sale is getting more mega with the addition of 43 (forty three) Sony Mirrorless Camera Bundles featuring select a6300 and a6500 bundles, along with a feast of 35mm full frame a-series model bundles. Prices range from $1422 to $3705.

The a7r III is not participating in this sale. Check the Stock Status Tracker for existential answers about its stock situation 🙂

IN-STOCK: Sony a7r III body for $3200 with FREE Next Day Delivery

An update fo the Stock Status Tracker also revealed the Sony a7r III body only being in-stock at more places than ever, for its starting price of $3200 with free shipping:

+ Adorama with free OVERNIGHT shipping!

+ B&H Photo with free NEXT DAY delivery!

Imported Nikon D850 body drops to $3280

An update fo the Stock Status Tracker has a $120 price drop on the imported grey market new condition Nikon D850 body only from $3400 to $3280 with free shipping by eBay seller Deals All Year. The new condition price at authorized Nikon USA dealers is $3300.

In-Stock Now: Sony a7r III for $3200 [updated]

Another update of the Stock Status Tracker shows the Sony a7r III body only in-stock for $3200 by Kenmore Camera on eBAY as of 12/25/17 at 6:30pm ET…

Adorama sold out as of this recheck… Original post after the break…

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Prime Credit Cards Only: Buy Pentax K-1 Body for $1900, Get $380 Statement Credit

The Pentax K-1 body goes for $1900 with a FREE Pentax D-BG6 Battery Grip at B&H Photo and Adorama.

It also goes for $1900 at Amazon by Amazon itself but Amazon does not include the free Battery Grip. HOWEVER, if you are a Prime member, and you pay for this purchase sold and shipped by Amazon, paid with either Prime credit card, you will receive $380 back as a statement credit! I don’t want to repeat the details of this promotion in every post, read the introductory post here.

The battery grip costs $220 on its own, so the statement credit offer handily defeats the free battery grip.

Here’s how the Amazon product page looks when this promotion is alive and kicking:

This is a limited time offer! You can find details and all the eligible products through the Prime 20% Statement Credit offer page.

(ENDED) Sony a7r III gets a December 7 estimate

As of a 12/5/17 at 8:33pm ET, the estimate has moved from December 7 to December 18. This is likely because more pre-orders came in to eat up the upcoming inventory or something changed infrastructure-wise (eg delays at the ports and such).

For the big picture, check the Stock Status Tracker

The Sony a7r III body only now has a December 7 estimate (as of the time of writing) at B&H Photo. Keep in mind, estimates can change over time…

Refurbished Canon 6D body for $899

More offers are coming in at the official Canon USA store, this time on the 35mm full frame front, it is the manufacturer-refurbished Canon 6D body only offered for $900 with free shipping and a 1-year Canon USA warranty and a free 5DS-shaped mini USB flash drive. This is a limited time sale thanks to a trio of instant savings promotions.

This an alternative option to two new condition Canon 6D offers that are currently running:

+ with your choice of Useful Freebies for $1199 (no rebates, no coupons)

+ with Pixma PRO 100 printer for $1199 after $350 MIR

Canon 6D Body with Pixma PRO 100 and Paper for $1199 after $350 MIR (prepaid AMEX GC)

Our earlier Canon 6D Freebies round-up was a mail-in rebate safe space. But if you don’t object to the mail-in rebates, and instead of a choice of various freebie options there (4TB HDD, LR6, 1-YR Pho Cloud, etc), you instead want the Pixma PRO 100 printer and don’t object to the mail-in rebate (MIR) and gift card song and dance…

… then for the same price of $1199 after $350 MIR (prepaid AMEX gift card), at Adorama, you can get the Canon 6D Body with Pixma PRO 100 + 50pk SG-201. No other freebies are included with this, so you are trading off the Pixma PRO 100 and rebate inconvenience VS a choice of LR6/Cloud/4TB/etc freebie…

If you like the Pixma rebate idea but want the 6D II or 5D Mk IV instead, check our earlier Mail-In Rebate Offers posts for those offers…

Canon 6D Body With Your Choice of Useful Freebies for $1199

The last couple of days we posted some of the biggest Canon DSLR + PIXMA bundles. But what if you hate mail-in rebates but still want a Canon 35mm full frame DSLR, and you’ve done the trade-offs and you prefer the 6D over the 6D II?

At B&H Photo, you have these options for $1199
+ with FREE 1-Year Creative Cloud Photographer Plan

+ with FREE Storage Bundle: 4TB WD My Passport HDD and 64GB Sandisk Extreme PRO SDXC card, both solid options for your photos!

+ with “Default” Freebies on the root listing: 4% promotional rewards ($48~ in future purchases) and 32GB Sandisk Extreme SD, Ruggard bag, and extra Powa 3rd-party battery

At Adorama, you have these options for $1199
+ with FREE LIGHTROOM 6 – this is the old fashioned software, not the high profit margin cloud subscription

+ with “Default” Freebies on the root listing: 4% promotional rewards ($48~ in future purchases) and extra Canon LP-E6 N battery (not 3rd-party)

+ with Corel and Accessorapalooza: free Corel software bundle (five titles), 32GB Sandisk Extreme PRO, Canon shoulder bag, Flashpoint remote, release cable, card case and cleaning kit
+ remember, you can use these accessories if you are creating camera gifts for friends and family ~ if you don’t need/want them for yourself

The same offers are also available for the other official Canon kit, with the 24-105 f4L which goes for $1799 (a +$600 on the body only).

Canon 5D Mark IV Body with BG-E20 Battery Grip and Pixma PRO 100 printer and Extras for $2849 after $350 MIR

This is another “deal survivor”: offers that went live during Black Friday and Cyber Monday and still continue! The expiration date for this incarnation is Saturday 12/2/17 at 11:59pm ET, but keep in mind, B&H Photo does not accept orders between Friday PM and Saturday PM, so plan accordingly!

It is in-stock and ready to ship as of the time of writing! If you are not afraid of mail-in rebates and prepaid gift cards, B&H Photo has a Canon 5D Mark IV body only bundle for $2849 after a $350 mail-in rebate (prepaid AMEX GC). For that you get the Canon 5D Mark IV body only, the Canon BG-E20 battery grip, the Pixma PRO 100 printer and its 50pk SG-201 paper sidekick, a 64GB Sandisk Extreme SDXC and an extra Canon LP-E6N battery.

The same offer is also available on two other official 5D Mark IV kits, in the same bundle of Printer and freebies and rebates as above:

+ 5D IV with EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM Lens for $3599 after MIR
+ this is $750 more than the body only

+ 5D IV with EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II USM Lens for $3749 after MIR
+ this is $900 more than the body

These three bundles have the same price deltas in-between them as do the the three standard kits of $3199 (body) and $3949 (+$750) w/24-70 and $4099 (+$900) with 24-105.

Still Good: Canon 6D II Body with BG-E21 Battery Grip and Pixma PRO 100 printer and Extras for $1349 after $350 MIR

UPDATE: as of late Tuesday 11/28/17 re-check, this offer is still good!

Last Call for this offer, it ends on Monday at 11:59pm ET. It is back-ordered but you can place the order if you like the price/combo: If you are not afraid of mail-in rebates, B&H Photo has a 6D Mark II Body Bundle for $1349 after a $350 mail-in rebate (prepaid AMEX GC). You get the 6D Mark II body only, the Canon BG-E21 battery grip, the Pixma PRO 100 printer and its 50pk SG-201 paper sidekick, a 64GB Sandisk Extreme SDXC and an extra Canon LP-E6 battery.

On the other hand, if you have decided on the 6D over the 6D II, and/or don’t want to deal with printer mail-in rebates and such, B&H Photo is also offering a Canon 6D body only (first generation) for $1199 with free expedited shipping and 2% promotional rewards ($24 in future purchases). You also get the following freebies: 4TB Western Digital MyPassport USB 3.0 External HDD and a 64GB Sandisk Extreme PRO memory card. No coupons, no rebates, just add to cart and proceed to checkout 🙂

Still Good: Canon 5D Mark IV Body with BG-E20 Battery Grip and Pixma PRO 100 printer and Extras for $2849 after $350 MIR

UPDATE: as of late Tuesday 11/28/17 re-check, this offer is still good!

Last Call for this offer, it ends on Monday at 11:59pm ET. It is back-ordered but you can place the order if you like the price/combo: If you are not afraid of mail-in rebates and prepaid gift cards, B&H Photo has a Canon 5D Mark IV body only bundle for $2849 after a $350 mail-in rebate (prepaid AMEX GC). For that you get the Canon 5D Mark IV body only, the Canon BG-E20 battery grip, the Pixma PRO 100 printer and its 50pk SG-201 paper sidekick, a 64GB Sandisk Extreme SDXC and an extra Canon LP-E6N battery.

Canon 1D X II drops to $5500

A $200 discount is a pretty nice amount, except when the price of the camera is $5700. Still, $5500 is better than $5700, $200 can get you more memory cards or extra batteries or camera bags 🙂 The 1D X II is now going for $5500 with free accessories at Adorama and 2% promotional rewards (that’s a nice sum of $110 to spend in the future) at B&H Photo.

No freebies at Amazon but that 5% statement credit if you pay with a Prime VISA or Prime Store credit card is $275! Note that the Discover Q4 5% Cashback is limited to $1500 per credit card, so you’ll only get 5% back on the first $1500 of this price.

Sony a7 body with extras for $798

35mm Full frame for $800! A new low as far as I can recall for a new condition camera from an authorized USA dealer! It’s the good old Sony a7 body only, down to $798 with free shipping at Adorama (with free accessories) and at B&H Photo (two free accessories) and at Amazon itself.

Full frame parties 🙂 This went for $1000 a couple of weeks ago when I posted the 35mm Full Frame Camera Price Charts.

Canon 6D Body with 4TB HDD, 64GB SDXC for $1199

If you have decided on the 6D over the 6D II, or don’t want to deal with printer mail-in rebates and such, B&H Photo is also offering a Canon 6D body only (first generation) for $1199 with free expedited shipping, a drop of $100 since yesterday. You also get the following freebies: 4TB Western Digital MyPassport USB 3.0 External HDD and a 64GB Sandisk Extreme PRO memory card. No coupons, no rebates, just add to cart and proceed to checkout 🙂

The Canon 6D body went for $1400 when I posted the 35mm Full Frame Price charts a couple of weeks ago, while the Canon 5D Mark III went for $2300.

Canon 5D Mark III Body with 4TB HDD, 64GB Extreme SDXC, Lowepro Hatchback for $2099

A drop of $200 since yesterday on the Canon 5D Mark III body only at B&H Photo, bundled with a 4TB Western Digital MyPassport USB 3.0 External HDD and a 64GB Sandisk Extreme PRO and a Lowepro Hatchback backpack, all together for $2099 with free expedited shipping. No coupons, no rebates, just add to cart and proceed to checkout 🙂

Canon 5D Mark IV Body with BG-E20 Battery Grip and Pixma PRO 100 printer and Extras for $2849 after $350 MIR

If you are not afraid of mail-in rebates and prepaid gift cards, B&H Photo has a Canon 5D Mark IV body only bundle for $2849 after a $350 mail-in rebate (prepaid AMEX GC). For that you get the Canon 5D Mark IV body only, the Canon BG-E20 battery grip, the Pixma PRO 100 printer and its 50pk SG-201 paper sidekick, a 64GB Sandisk Extreme SDXC and an extra Canon LP-E6N battery.

Canon 6D II Body with BG-E21 Battery Grip and Pixma PRO 100 printer and Extras for $1349 after $350 MIR

If you are not afraid of mail-in rebates, B&H Photo has a 6D Mark II Body Bundle for $1349 after a $350 mail-in rebate (prepaid AMEX GC). You get the 6D Mark II body only, the Canon BG-E21 battery grip, the Pixma PRO 100 printer and its 50pk SG-201 paper sidekick, a 64GB Sandisk Extreme SDXC and an extra Canon LP-E6 battery.

Canon 5D Mark IV Body with BG-E20 Battery Grip, Pixma PRO 100, Extras for $2849 after $350 MIR (prepaid AMEX)

Full frame party! This Canon 5D Mark IV body only bundle at B&H Photo gets you the following items for $2849 after a $350 mail-in rebate (prepaid AMEX gift card):

+ Canon 5D Mark IV body only kit
+ Canon BG-E20 Battery Grip
+ Canon Pixma PRO 100 printer
+ its trusty sidekick the 50pk of 13×19″ photo paper
+ 64GB Sandisk Extreme PRO
+ extra Watson battery

This is a pretty good deal on its own, without even factoring in the mail-in rebate. The 5D IV body only went for $3300 on its own (without the printer and battery grip) a couple of weeks ago when I posted the Full Frame Price Charts.

Sony a7R II Body with One Serious Freebie (choices LR6, 4TB HDD, Creative Cloud, Tascam Mic) for $2398

The Sony a7r II was going for $2900 when I posted the Mirrorless Price Charts two weeks ago, but the combination of the impending release of the a7r III and the various Instant Savings offers have dropped its price down to $2400 and that’s not all, you also get free items with purchase!

At B&H Photo, you have a choice of serious freebies: either a 4TB WD MyPassport External HDD or a free 1-Year Photographer Creative Cloud subscription.

At Adorama you have a choice of freebies as well, either Lightroom 6 software or Tascam DR-10S Mic or the customary bundle of photo accessories.

Amazon is stingy on the freebies (none) but if you pay for it with a Prime VISA you will get 5% as a statement credit (that’s $120).

eBay reveals Cameras in their BF Ad – most likely imported/grey-market

eBay has revealed their eight page Black Friday ad and it has about half a dozen digital cameras in it. The eBay ad however does not specify the seller of the camera, the warranty situation, or the condition of the product, so that’s a mystery until the deal goes live. Judging by the prices, it looks like most of them are probably going to be imported/grey-market. About half of them are 35mm full frame cameras.

We integrated eBay’s offers in the Black Friday 2017 Ads Digest. You can find all the eBay additions by using your browser’s search function looking for “eBay” (not case sensitive).

I will price-check and dig around on eBay to see if these are already live.

Sony a7S II Body down to $2400 (with freebies)

The Sony a7S II body only went for $2700 a couple of weeks when I posted the Mirrorless Price Charts. This week’s Instant Savings Madness dropped the price down to $2400 at authorized dealers with the option of various freebies:

+ At Adorama (keep paging down to see them all) you get either a free Lightroom 6 OR free Tascam Shotgun Mic OR the usual free accessories

+ At B&H Photo you can get a 4TB WD External HDD or a Rode Video Mic (the other free option on the listing)

+ At Amazon various 3rd-party sellers are offering their own bundles

Canon 6D Body with either FREE BG-E21 Battery Grip or 1-YR Pho Creative Cloud for $1300

Last night we mentioned some of the 6D II offers but there’s more. If you prefer the first generation Canon 6D body only, it dropped from $1400 when we did the 35mm FF Price Chart to $1300 now at authorized dealers, and there are couple of offers with useful freebies for $1300:

+ At B&H Photo you get a FREE 1-Year Adobe Photography Creative Cloud subscription

+ At Canon USA you get a FREE Canon Battery Grip BG-E21. This gets added automatically to our shopping cart while this promotion is running.

Nikon D750 body with MB-D16 Grip & Freebies for $1497

The Nikon D750 was going for $1800 when I posted the full Frame Price Charts a couple of weeks ago, but the Nikon Black Friday offers bring both a discount and a free battery grip to it! The D750 body only is now going for $1497 with freebies as follows:

+ At Adorama you get the Nikon MB-D16 Multi Power Battery Pack, and 32GB Lexar SD, 24/7 TC holster, Corel software, Power2000 extra battery, card reader and cleaning kit for $1497
+ same offer available for D750 with 24-120 for $1997

+ B&H Photo you get the Nikon MB-D16 Multi Power Battery Pack, 64GB Sandisk EXtReMe SDXC, Ruggard shoulder bag and Watson extra battery and 2% promotional rewards fro $1497
+ same offer available for D750 with 24-120 for $1997

+ no coupon, no rebate, just add to cart and proceed to checkout

Canon 5D Mark IV Body with Canon BG-20 Battery Grip and Pixma PRO 100 printer for $2849 after $350 MIR and Coupon [three more options available]

Four different Canon 5D IV DSLR kits have mail-rebate and coupon combos at Adorama. For each one of these offers you enter coupon code CADEAL2016 in the shopping cart and submit the $350 mail-in rebate (prepaid AMEX GC).

Each bundle includes:
+ Canon 5D IV DSLR kit
+ Canon BG-20 Battery Grip
+ extra Canon LP-E6 battery
+ Canon Pixma PRO 100 printer
+ 50pk 13″x19″ Canon photo paper

The prices are, AFTER coupon and AFTER $350 mail-in rebate:
+ 5D Mark IV body only for $2849 after coupon and MIR
+ 5D Mark IV body only with Canon LOG for $2949 after coupon and MIR
+ 5D Mark IV with 24-105 f4L IS USM for $3599 after coupon and MIR
+ 5D Mark IV with 24-70 f4L IS USM for $4049 after coupon and MIR

Canon 6D II w/24-105 with Canon BG-21 Battery Grip and Pixma PRO 100 printer for $2249 after $350 MIR and Coupon

This offer is available on the 6D II body only but also on the Canon 6D II with 24-105mm f/4L IS II kit. The price on the page is $2949. You enter coupon code CADEAL2016 and it drops to $2599. Then after you receive the order you submit the mail-in rebate (MIR) and a few weeks later you receive $350 prepaid AMEX gift card, making the offer $2249 after MIR.

For that, you get:
+ Canon 6D II with 24-105mm f/4L IS II
+ Canon BG-21 Battery Grip
+ extra Canon LP-E6 battery
+ Canon Pixma PRO 100 printer
+ 50pk 13″x19″ Canon photo paper
+ see them all at Adorama

Canon 6D II Body with Canon BG-21 Battery Grip and Pixma PRO 100 printer for $1349 after $350 MIR and Coupon

Bundle time once again at Adorama with both a mail-in rebate and a coupon! This Canon 6D II body only bundle costs $2049. Enter coupon code CADEAL2016 in the shopping cart and it drops to $1700. Then after you receive the order, submit a $350 prepaid AMEX gift card mail-in rebate (MIR) and this offer becomes a nice $1349 after coupon and MIR.

For that you get:
+ Canon 6D II body only
+ Canon BG-21 Battery Grip
+ extra Canon LP-E6 battery
+ Canon Pixma PRO 100 printer
+ 50pk 13″x19″ Canon photo paper
+ see them all at Adorama

Still available: Pentax K-1 Silver Limited Edition

The Pentax K-1 Silver Limited Edition (body only with official battery grip) is out of stock and cannot be ordered at Amazon and B&H Photo, but hope is not lost!

Adorama comes to the rescue. As of the time of writing it remains in-stock and shipping for $2200 with free expedited shipping over there. Optional financing offers are available with the new Adorama Credit Card.

Yes, Adorama has an official credit card, offered by Comenity Capital Bank per the listing over there.

PSA: Sony RX1 and RX1R starting to disappear

The Sony RX1 and RX1R 35mm full frame fixed lens cameras are starting to disappear from retailers. Both are gone from Adorama (RX1R and RX1R), while at B&H Photo both cameras are marked as “Special Order” (2-4 weeks) for both the RX1 and the RX1R.

As of the time of writing, both the RX1 and the RX1R remain readily available at Amazon but each camera has a limit of up to three per customer. The price remains at $2400 as you can see at the Fixed Lens Cameras charts of last week.

Of course the used cameras won’t magically disappear. You can get it used for less than half the price, it is available in “USED – Bargain” condition for $1199 at KEH Camera with a 180-day warranty from KEH Camera.

Canon 5DS R Body with Pixma PRO 100 and Paper for $3679 after MIR ($350 AMEX GC)

The Canon 5DS R body only goes for $3699 at authorized Canon dealers in new condition (eg Adorama), but if you are comfortable with mail-in rebates and prepaid AMEX gift cards, just like the 5D Mark IV, you can get the 5DS R body only with the PIXMA PRO 100 printer and 50pk SG-201 paper for $20 less after mail-in rebate.

Let’s start from the beginning. You pay $4029 at B&H Photo and receive the Canon 5DS R body only, the Pixma PRO 100 printer and the 50pk SG-201 photo paper. After you receive it all, and you file the mail-in rebate, a few weeks later, you receive a prepaid $350 AMEX gift card by mail, making it a $3679 after MIR.

Canon 5D Mark IV Body with Pixma PRO 100 and Paper for $3279 after MIR ($350 AMEX GC)

The Canon 5D Mark IV goes for $3300 in new condition at various authorized dealers. But if you are not afraid of mail in-rebates and prepaid AMEX gift cards, you can actually pay slightly less (after rebate) and get the Pixma PRO 100 printer and 50pk SG-201 paper as well! Let’s start from the beginning…

At B&H Photo you buy the bundle that consists of the Canon 5D Mark IV body only, the PIXMA PRO 100 printer, and the 50pk Canon SG-201 photo paper for $3629 with free shipping. After you receive the order, make sure all is well, and submit the mail-in rebate, a few weeks later, you will receive a $350 prepaid AMEX gift card by mail. This will make it $3279 after rebate. That’s $20 less than the camera without the printer.

A similar offer is available for the with the 24-70mm and also with the 24-105mm.

New Price Charts series: the 35mm Full Frame Cameras

As promised, the first installment in the November 2017 Price Charts series is complete, the 35mm Full Frame Digital Cameras. Our previous edition was in July 2017. I won’t spoil the findings here, but we have a new feature, visual cues on price changes since the previous version. Red for price going down, green-ish for going up ~ partial screenshot of that right below:

You can find all previous editions going back to 2014 at the Price Charts archives.

Sony a7r body only for $1848

There are plenty of Sony 35mm full frame cameras these days. One of the older ones, the Sony a7r body only currently goes for $1900 in new condition at authorized dealers, but it looks like a 3rd-party seller has triggered Amazon’s own price bots to drop the price to $1848 sold and shipped by Amazon itself. Limit three per customer.

Deciding which one of all these to get, that’s another story for another day…

Nikon D610 Body: Used for $949+, Refurbished for $1099

Work has began for a new November 2017 edition of the Price Charts! I am currently doing the price-checking round, which can surface some deals.

The Nikon D610 body only goes for $1500 in new condition at authorized dealers, but if you are comfortable with used or refurbished, it is available for less at these places:

+ “Used – Excellent Minus” for $950 + S&H at Adorama with 90-day Adorama warranty

+ “USED Condition 8+” for $1000 with 90-day B&H warranty at B&H Photo

+ refurbished for $1099 with 90-day warranty at B&H Photo
+ listing does not specify who offers the warranty

You can check the previous versions in the Price Charts archives.

FREE Canon PIXMA PRO 100 printer and photo paper with purchase of select Canon DSLRs, G-series, M6 mirrorless [after mail-in rebate]

If you are not afraid of mail-in rebates and prepaid American Express gift cards, Adorama has a new promotion for you! Select Canon camera bundles include the Canon Pixma PRO 100 printer and 50pk photo paper. After you receive them and file the mail-in rebate per directions, a few weeks later you will receive a $350 prepaid AMEX gift card by mail. This will counter the price of the printer/paper, thus making them free after mail-in rebate.

Eligible cameras for this promotion are the M6 mirrorless, a couple of G-series RAWsumers, various D-Rebel kits (T6, T6i, T6, T5i), various APS-C DSLR kits (80D, 7D II), and various 35mm full frame DSLR kits (5DS, 6D II, 6D, 5D IV).

For more Adorama action, check their Pre-Holiday Sales which include clearance items among the 3600+ options listed there. Obviously I can’t quickly “digest” these as I have yet to be absorbed by IBM’s Watson 🙂

Pre-order new Sony a7r III Camera and FE 24-105 f4G OSS lens

Mirrorless temptations of the full frame kind here we come! The new Sony a7r III (third generation) 35mm full frame mirrorless camera, along with the 24105mm f4G OSS FE lens are now available for pre-ordering at various authorized dealers:

+ Sony a7r III body for $3200 at Adorama and B&H Photo
+ B&H has a couple of lens bundles as well, with 24-105 for $4500, and with 24-70 for $5400
+ release estimate is late November 2017

+ Sony FE 24-105mm f4G OSS for $1300 at Adorama and B&H Photo

+ the FE 400mm f2.8 GM OSS has a product page created at B&H Photo but there is no price, so there can be no pre-orders

These three have been added to the New Cameras and Lenses of 2017 tracking page. Thanks to the a7r, “Team Mirrorless” has scored another goal, giving them an 11-8 lead over “Team DSLR”!

FREE Sony HVL-F60M Flash and Extras with Sony a9 purchase

A new promotion is now running for the Sony a9 full frame mirrorless cameras! For the same price of $4500, you can get the Sony HVL-F60M Wireless Flash for FREE. This is a $550 flash, that’s a freebie that’s worth 12% the price of the camera. But that’s not all. Some retailers are adding freebies of their own in addition to the free Sony flash:

At B&H Photo you also get a free SanDisk 64GB Extreme PRO UHS-II SDXC Memory Card.

At Adorama you also get a 32GB Sandisk Extreme PRO SDHC card, Lowepro 140 camera bag, Corel software, 3Pod table-top tripod, memory card wallet, Flashpoint remote, and the obligatory cleaning kit.

Used Nikon D800 for $1080+, Refurbished for $1700

If you prefer the Nikon D800 body only over the Nikon D800E, Adorama has options for you too!

If you are comfortable with heavily used but still functioning DSLRs, KEH Camera is offering the Nikon D800 body only in “BGN” (Bargain) condition for $1079 plus shipping with a 180-day warranty.

The USED prices at Adorama start at $1200 in “Used – Very Good” condition and increase as the condition increases. Check the “What’s in The Box”s section of each individual listing to see what’s included and other details about that particular listing.

USED items sold by Adorama come with a 90-day Adorama warranty.

On the other hand, if you prefer manufacturer refurbished DSLRs with a 90-day Nikon USA warranty, Adorama is offering them in manufacturer refurbished condition for $1700 with free shipping.

Used Nikon D800E for $1400+, Refurbished for $2050

Nikon has a lot of 35mm full frame DSLRs these days, more so in their D8XX-series. Coming out in a few days/weeks is the D850 for $3300 [see Stock Status Tracker], coinciding with the anniversary festivities.

If you want a Nikon D8XX DSLR but want a much lower price, the Nikon D800E is available in USED Condition at Adorama for $1400 plus shipping in “Excellent Minus (E-)” condition with a 90-day warranty from Adorama. Better conditions go for more. These are used, not manufacturer refurbished.

But if you prefer them in officially blessed manufacturer refurbished condition with a 90-day Nikon USA warranty, Adorama is offering them for $2050.

Free 4TB WD External HDD with Sony a7R II or a7S II

For a limited time (until 9/30/17 PM), B&H Photo is bundling a FREE 4TB Western Digital My Passport USB 3.0 Secure Portable Hard Drive with the purchase of select Sony a-series full frame cameras at their regular prices: the Sony a7S II Body Only goes for $2500 with free expedited shipping, while the Sony a7R II Body Only goes for $2500 with free expedited shipping.

If you don’t want/need a 4TB external HDD, there are alternative options for freebies with purchase at the same prices of $2500 and $2800 respectively:

At Adorama, the Sony a7S II Body Only freebie options include Lightroom 6 OR a Tascam DR-10SG Shotgun Mic OR a bundle of photo-accessories including the Corel software bundle.

At Adorama, the Sony a7R II Body Only freebie options include Lightroom 6 OR a Tascam DR-10S Mic OR a bundle of photo-accessories including the Corel software bundle.

Speaking of Adorama, for a limited time, they are offering the new condition Apple TV 32GB (4th Generation) for $134 with free shipping.

Pre-order new Nikon D850 Body Only FF DSLR

Wallets open wide. Open ALL the frames in your wallet. The Nikon full frame DSLR that was promised is now a real product. The Nikon D850 body only is officially announced and pre-orders are accepted for $3300 at authorized dealers including B&H Photo and Adorama and Amazon itself.

With this new addition, the DSLRs take an 8-7 lead versus Mirrorless cameras among the New Cameras of 2017. But the score is far from settled, IFA is just around the corner. There is no Photokina this year since it is an odd-numbered year [and a very odd year to boot], so announcements may be spread out more evenly among the remaining Trade Shows.

In a surprisingly fast move (for this blog these days), the Nikon D850 has also just been added to the Stock Status Tracker. This is the fastest I’ve ever added a camera to the tracker 🙂