(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 🙂

Sony a9 body with FREE 128GB and 32GB Sandisk Extreme PRO SDXC cards for $4500

The sony a9 body only mirrorless full frame camera goes for $4500 at authorized dealers. At the moment, Adorama is bundling two Sandisk Extreme PRO UHS-II Class 10 U3 SDXC Memory Card, Up to 300MB/s Read and Up to 260MB/s Write Speed. One is 128GB, and the other is 32GB. You also get free Overnight shipping which is nice for a flagship camera, you don’t want it lingering around in shiplandia.

Refurbished Nikon D810 Body for $1997

Ooooops, this got buried in yesterday’s Nikon D850 pre-announcement and I forgot to post it separately, but forgot no more! If you need a Nikon 35mm full frame DSLR now in the D8XX series, you don’t want to wait to see what the D850 will bring, and you don’t want to pay the big bucks for it, Adorama is offering the manufacturer refurbished Nikon D810 body only for $1997 with free expedited shipping. The new condition D810 goes for $2800 at authorized dealers.

Another alternative if you want an FX DSLR now but don’t want to wait or pay new-condition older-generation price, the manufacturer refurbished Nikon Df with 50mm f1.8G Special for $1795 with free shipping at Adorama.

Manufacturer refurbished Nikon camera gear at Adorama come with a 90-day Nikon USA warranty.

All these of course are luxuries, because the Nikon D40 is the only DSLR you’ll ever need 🙂

Used Sony a99 II Body with 90-day warranty for $2600

The Sony a99 II 35mm full frame DSLR goes for $3200 in new condition at authorized dealers (eg Amazon itself or Adorama) but if you are comfortable buying DSLRs in used condition from reputable dealers…

… you can get the Sony a99 II body only in “USED – 9 Condition” (shows signs of use but very clean) for $2600 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo with a 90-day warranty offered by B&H Photo. The list of included items (as with all the used listings at B&H Photo) can be found under the “In The Box” section further down the right hand side of their website…

As usual, it’s up to you to trade off the price vs condition vs warranty…

Canon 5D Mark IV Body with Pixma PRO 100 printer and Paper for $3328 after $350 MIR

As you can see in the Full Frame Price Charts of July 2017, the Canon 5D Mark IV body only goes for $3300 at authorized dealers, which are allowed to include free accessories with it (eg Adorama).

Or if you are comfortable with mail-in rebates, prepaid AMEX gift cards, and want the Canon PIXMA PRO 100 printer with its 50pk of 13×19″ photo paper sidekick, then off to B&H Photo we go where this combo goes for $3329 with free shipping after a $350 mail-in rebate (prepaid AMEX gift card). Offer ends 7/31/17.

Refurbished Nikon Df with 50mm f1.8G Special for $1795 [and Other Offers]

If you want to get the Nikon Df with the Special Edition lens but don’t want to pay the full new condition price, fear not! Adorama comes to the rescue, they are offering the manufacturer refurbished Nikon Df with 50mm f1.8G Special Edition for $1795 with free shipping and a 90-day Nikon USA warranty.

This kit in new condition goes for $3000, so that’s certainly a big price difference to tilt the scales towards the manufacturer refurbished. This is the black Nikon Df. The silver Nikon Df is not available in this option.

But that’s not all. Adorama has launched a number of other promotions as follows:

+ DJI Phantom 4 Quadcopter w/ 4K HD Camera + 2 Extra Batteries + Charging Hub for $999
+ expires 7/24/17

+ SmallHD 702 Lite 7″ Monitor With Pro Accessory Bundle for $999

+ 3 Legged Thing Albert Carbon Fiber Travel Tripod System with AirHed 360 Ball Head for $340
+ expires 7/30/17

+ Asus Zenbook Pro 15.6″ Ultra HD 4K Touchscreen Notebook for $1375
+ Intel i7-6700HQ 2.6GHz, 16GB RAM, NVIDIA GTX 960M 2G, 512GB SSD, Windows 10
+ expires 7/31/17

+ Asus Chromebook 13.3″ Full HD (4GB, 64GB) for $269

+ Dell Alienware 15 R2 15.6″ 4K Ultra Touchscreen Quad Core Gaming Notebook for $1069
+ Intel i7-6700HQ 2.6GHz, 16GB RAM, 1TB HDD + 256GB SSD, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M 3GB GDDR5, Windows 10
+ expires 7/30/17

+ Apple Magic Keyboard (MLA22LL/A) for $69 after $20 mail-in rebate (PDF details)

Imported Nikon D750 Body Only w/1yr seller warranty for $1290

As you may recall from our recent 35mm Full Frame Cameras Price Chart, the Nikon D750 body only goes for $1800 at authorized dealers, which are allowed to bundle it with free items, eg free 1-Year Photographers Cloud at B&H Photo.

But if you want to pay less, and you are comfortable with refurbished, you can get it in refurbished condition with a 90-day warranty for $1399 at B&H Photo.

On the other hand, if you are comfortable with imported/grey-market cameras, then to the eBay Deals we boldly go (where a CBS All Access subscription is not necessary) where eBay seller “6ave” (99.1%, New Jersey) is offering the new condition imported/grey-market Nikon D750 body only for $1290 with free shipping. Limit three per buyer. It comes with a 1-year warranty from the seller “6ave”, not Nikon USA.

As you can see, there are options, and that’s before you factor in the used market. It is good to have options ~ just ask anyone without options 🙂

Now shipping: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV DSLR Camera with Canon Log

We have a new camera in-stock alert! The Canon EOS 5D Mark IV DSLR Camera with Canon Log body only is in-stock and ready to ship for $3599 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo. The standard log-less model goes for $3299.

Resurrection Ship: Sony SLT-A99V Body for $1998

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” 🙂

Sony a7 Body (first gen) for $948

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.

Pentax K-1 Body for $1791 [limit 3]

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” 🙂

Leica SL (Typ 601) Mirrorless for $5995

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.

Refurbished Canon 6D Body (first gen) w/1yr warranty for $1099

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.

Pre-order new Canon 6D Mark II for $1999

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 🙂