If you appreciate lightweight SSD-only yet powerful enough Ultrabooks, hide your wallet because the new ASUS Zenbook 3 Deluxe laptop, with the more boring name of UX490UA-XS74-BL, and the wallet-crying price of $1699 is now in-stock and ready to ship at Amazon by Amazon itself (limit one) and at Adorama.
You get 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, 14″ 1080p Corning Glass 5 screen, Kaby lake Intel Core i7-7500U Processor 2.7 GHz (Turbo to 3.5 GHz), Windows 10 PRO, fingerprint sensor, 2.4 lbs, two USB-C Thunderbolt 3 ports (supports dual 4K displays), LiPo battery, etc.
Or you can buy ten Chromebooks and use them in parallel, just make sure the Cylons don’t break into your Ten-Chromebook Network! 🙂
Good news for people who like Fuji X100F good news! The black color scheme is, as of the time of writing, in-stock and ready to ship at its starting price of $1300 at Amazon by Amazon itself with a limit of up to three units per customer…
For the big picture, check the Stock Status Tracker…
As you can see at the just-updated Stock Status Tracker, the official Nikon D7500 with 18-140mm kit goes for $1550 at authorized dealers. You can get it at this price, but with a boatload of free accessories by Buydig on eBay. The freebies are:
+ generic Bounce Zoom Slave Flash (two AA)
+ 58mm Wide Angle & Telephoto Converter Lens with extras
+ camera gadget bag
+ 64GB SD card
+ Corel PaintShop Pro X8
+ 12-inch Rubberized Spider Tripod, Large (Red)
+ Bower 67mm/58mm Step Down Ring – AD6758
+ 67mm UV, Polarizer & FLD Deluxe Filter kit (set of 3 + carrying case)
+ other assorted trinkets (cleaning kits, etc)
The same set of freebies for the same price of $1550 is offered by Beach Camera through Amazon. Buydig and Beach Camera are/have the same parent company. Beach Camera through Amazon ships directly, but if you are a Prime member, you get free Prime-like delivery speed (around two days give or take). This is a lesser known Prime Benefit and the only way to figure it out is to look at the listing in detail.
On the other hand, if you want to buy it from Amazon itself, their in-stock estimate is June 23 (2017), but you don’t get any of the above freebies.
It’s finally back in-stock! The new condition Fuji X-T2 with the 18-55mm kit lens is in-stock for its starting price of $1900 at Amazon by Amazon itself which is restricted to Prime members, but there are also a variety of 3rd-parties through Amazon that are not restricted to Prime members. Their shipping estimate is later than Amazon since they don’t offer Prime shipping.
For all the options, check the just updated Stock Status Tracker.
An update of the Stock Status Tracker is in progress. The Fuji X-T2 Graphite body only remains out of stock in new condition, but if you are comfortable with USED cameras, there are two used listings of it at Amazon Warehouse Deals by Amazon itself (their used subsidiary) for $1540 with free shipping in “Used – Like New” condition. Both have descriptions, and one of the two has actual pictures of the used cameras. As usual, used camera supplies are typically limited, especially for hard to find cameras.
If you are frequently fighting the elements, a brand new messenger bag is now in-stock and shipping, the miggo Agua Stormproof Messenger 75 goes for $170 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo… For more action, check their latest Featured Sales…
House brands are all the rage these days, for example, AmazonBasics expanding at an exponentially expansive rate. B&H Photo has house brands too, and under their Ruggard brand, three new DSLR + Laptop backpack are now in-stock and shipping with prices ranging from $50 to $70 with free shipping. One is meant for laptops up to 13″, another up to 15″, and another up to 17″. You can’t fit the Surface Studio in these 🙂 Free expedited shipping.
Yesterday we mentioned a Chromebook, so the Fairness Doctrine requires that we must mention a Windows device within 24 hours. Which is convenient because today the brand new Microsoft Surface Laptop (actual laptop with screen glued to the keyboard) has began shipping at various authorized dealers including the official Microsoft Online Store and B&H Photo and various at Amazon.
Some options may not be available in-stock at every retailer. Prices start at $999 (i5, 4GB RAM, 128GB, HD 620), then go to $1299 (i5, 8GB RAM, 256GB, HD 620), then $1599 (i7, 8GB RAM, 256GB, HD 640), and $2199 (i7, 16GB RAM, 512GB, HD 640). The Platinum color has all four configurations. The other three colors are only the i5/256. A cellular model is coming later in the year.
NOTE: this comes with “Windows 10 S” out of the box, but you have until December 31 in 2017 for a FREE upgrade to “Windows 10 PRO”. This is officially mentioned in the Surface Laptop specs [under the “Software” box]. Once you go Windows 10 PRO however, you cannot switch back to Windows 10 S.
NOTE #2: No official Surface accessories are included, so if you want to use it with the Surface Pen, Dock, Dial, Mouse, you have to use your own or purchase them too.
Today is June 15, so the new DJI Spark quadcopter is now in-stock and shipping for $500 in the standard kit or for $700 in the Fly More combo (extra battery, propellers, etc) at the official DJI store and B&H Photo and Adorama and various at Amazon.
The Alpine White color scheme is in-stock everywhere. For other colors, check the individual listings.
This begins a burst of Stock update posts after updating the Stock Status Tracker. We start with the Fuji X-T2 with 18-55mm kit, out of stock in new condition, but available in “Used – Very Good” condition (repackaged) for $1662~ by Amazon Warehouse Deals itself. This is Amazon’s own USED sales persona, not 3rd party sellers.
Various options are available for the Fuji X-T2 body only during this update of the Stock Tracker.
On the USED front, the price seems to have settled at $1400
+ OneCal (OPEN BOX)
+ Adorama (USED)
+ eBay (USED)
+ Amazon Waerehouse Deals (USED)
New Condition remains $1600
+ Amazon (various)
And now it is the Panasonic GH5 time for updating in the Stock Status Tracker and you have many options here.
+ USED condition for $1748 at Amazon Warehouse Deals in “Used – Very Good” condition (repackaged, tested, no cosmetic imperfections, two pictures of the actual camera included)
+ this is by Amazon Warehouse Deals itself, not 3rd-party sellers
+ below that, there’s a “Used – Like New” for $1799 by Cardinal Photo
+ GREY MARKET (new condition) for $1893 by 6ave on eBay)
+ NEW CONDITION ($2000 or less): make a “Best Offer” using the eBay “Make Offer” button by Willoughby’s (eBay)
+ NEW CONDITION for $2000 at Adorama and Amazon itself and various on eBay
And now we have updated the Fuji X100F segment of the Stock Status Tracker. The black X100F is out of stock everywhere at $1300, but some places sell it with the usual “limited availability premium”.
However, we have good news for the silver X100F. It is in-stock and ready to ship for $1300 by Best Buy (eBay) with a limit of three per buyer.
Also, if you are a fan of eBay auctions, one individual (100%, West Virginia) has an eBay AUCTION for this. It is currently at $920 with 28 bids and the auction closed on Thursday at 9:25pm ET. The condition is USED with 280 shutter actuations. Half a dozen pictures of the actual camera are also included in the listing.
A new update of the Stock Status Tracker has the Nikon D7500 with 18-140mm out of stock but getting closer at the discounted price of $1550 (Nikon’s original price was rather crazy at $1750).
Meanwhile the D7500 body continue is in-stock and ready to ship for its starting price of $1250 (actually, $1247 but I try to round numbers) at Amazon itself and Adorama and various eBay dealers.
The time has come! The new Nikon D7500 APS-C DSLR Body Only is now in-stock for $1250 with free shipping at a number of authorized dealers including:
+ B&H Photo and Adorama
+ well-known eBay sellers: Kenmore Camera and Gary Camera (as in Gary, Indiana) and Adorama
+ various at Amazon
+ Amazon itself is not there yet
+ for the big picture, check the Stock Status Tracker
Among the Google I/O 2017 revelations was that Google Photos would begin offering the option to create custom photo books using your Google Photos photos. Now this new product is “shipping”. It is available in the latest Google Photos iOS and Android apps. Prices start at $10 for a 20-page softcover, and $20 for a hardcover. Shipping is extra because Amazon Prime does not work on Google 😉
If you are interested in the Fuji X100F, as of this Stock Tracker update, the situation is this:
SILVER FUJI X100F
+ IN-STOCK (New Condition) for $1300 at Best Buy (eBay) and Kachashopus (eBay)
BLACK FUJI X100F
+ USED for $1202~ at Amazon Warehouse Deals
+ USED (eBay Auction) by individual person ($1201 bid, ends Sunday 7:27pm ET)
The new Samsung Gear 360 4K Spherical VR Camera (2017 Version) is now in-stock and ready to ship for $230 at Adorama and B&H Photo and Verizon Wireless.
Note that Verizon Wireless has a limited time promotion that gets you a $50 prepaid VISA gift card if you spend $200+ using coupon code 50BACK. Since this is priced at $230, you are eligible for the prepaid VISA gift card. This offer ends 5/29/17.
Another offer running at Verizon Wireless also mentioned under “Description”, gets you the Gear 360 for just $50 IF you purchase it TOGETHER with either the Samsung Galaxy S8 or the S8+ smartphones from Verizon.
Ricoh is continuing with their line of elementproof P&S digital cameras, they are, after all, something that smartphones cannot replicate, with a new model. The brand new WG-50 is now available for pre-order for $280 at Adorama.
We have another in-stock alert, the Fantasea Line FRX100 V Underwater Housing for the Sony RX100 III, IV, and V rawsumers is now in-stock and ready to ship for $400 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo… For more action, check the latest B&H Featured Sales…
If you like to take a lot of iPhone pictures but would also like more camera-like ergonomics, the new miggo Pictar Plus Camera Grip for the iPhone is now in-stock and ready to ship at B&H Photo. There two models. The one that works with the PLUS models (6* and 7*) goes for $110, while the ones that works with the 4/5/6/SE non-Plus models ges for $100.
Prime your wallets! The new Zeiss Batis 135mm f2.8 (Sony E-mount) lens is now in-stock and ready to ship for $2000 at B&H Photo and Adorama and various at Amazon.
PS: if you are a Prime member and pay with a Prime Store credit card or Chase VISA credit card, you earn a 5% statement credit, which is a cool $100 in this case.
This may be a computer-generated price-match, so I don’t know how long it will last, but the new condition Fuji X-T2 body only is not only in-stock but it is also down to $1516 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon itself with a limit of up to three per customer.
If you are a more adventurous shopper, you can get it for $1499 by Cardinal Photo through Amazon (not Prime eligible).
For the big picture, check the Stock Status Tracker.
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If you are looking for the Panasonic GH5, we have good news for you! The body only is now in-stock and ready to ship for $2000 at B&H Photo and by Amazon itself which currently restricts it to Prime members.
Meanwhile B&H Photo also has it in-stock bundled with the Steadicam Solo Stabilizer & Monopod for $2200. The Steadicam goes for $300 on its own, so you are getting a $100 combined purchase discount.
On the other hand, if you are an eBay fan, a handful of recognizable camera sellers also have it in-stock for $1300 ~ check the Stock Status Tracker for those.
Some of the colors of the new Fuji Instax Mini 9 instant camera are in-stock and ready to ship for $68 to $70 at Amazon.com, some by Amazon itself, some by 3rd-party sellers. Check the various colors and detailed listings for each to see all available options. There are five color schemes for the camera, handy if you want to easily be able to tell who owns which model 🙂
The new square format Fuji SQ10 hybrid (digital and instant at the same time) is now in-stock and ready to ship for $279 with free shipping by Roberts thru Amazon. This is not Prime eligible, so you get slow free shipping unless you $upgrade$ to faster shipping. As of the time of writing there are five units available.
Lighting action now, the Profoto B1X 500 AirTTL kits are now in-stock and ready to ship at B&H Photo. The 1-Light To-Go kit goes for $2095, while the 2-Light Location Kit goes for $4148. Free expedited shipping… For more B&H action, check their Featured Offers…
This was a very productive update of the Stock Status Tracker as it produced a handful of In-Stock Alerts, including the new condition Fuji X-T2 body only going for $1600 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon itself with a limit of up to three units per customer. A 3rd-party seller (Wolfe’s) has it in-stock as well among those in the detailed listings.
Or if you are a fan of used, the X-T2 with 18-55 is currently available used for $1662. Keep in mind, used quantities are even more limited than new condition when it comes to “hard to find” camera gear.
If you are a fan of the Fuji X-T2 Graphite body only, good news for you too, it is currently in-stock for $1800 with free shipping at Adorama and by Amazon itself along with various 3rd-party sellers over there… For the big picture, check the Stock Status Tracker.
The floodgates have finally opened for the Fuji GFX-50S, it is now in-stock at multiple dealers for its starting price of $6500 including Amazon itself and various 3rd-party sellers over there, along with B&H Photo and Adorama. When you expand the yellow “Special Offers” section at Adorama, they have a variety of combined purchase discounts if you buy the camera with various lens adapters and accessories.
For the big picture, check the Stock Status Tracker.
Good news for all of you looking to find the Panasonic GH5 body only in-stock! As of the time of writing the camera is in-stock for its starting price of $2000 at Adorama and by a trio of recognizable eBay sellers, Samy’s Camera (eBay) (Southern California) and Kenmore Camera (eBay) (Washington, the Apple state) and Pixel Connection (eBay) (Ohio).
Meanwhile the estimate at B&H Photo is May 16, 2017, so if you are a B&H fan or have gift cards or rewards or store credit, that’s an option too. Keep in mind the “May 16” is an estimate and can change at any time as the estimates depend on various factors.
On the other hand, if you are a fan of buying used, you can get it for $1848~ in “Used – Like New” condition by Amazon Warehouse Deals itself. The listing says damaged original packaging, no cosmetic imperfections, and it has been tested and fully functional (not sure by who, and not sure how much the AWD camera testers know about customers). Amazon offers a 30-day return policy but makes no promise of a manufacturer warranty.
It is pure coincidence that I’m updating the Stock Status Tracker on Mondays, it’s supposed to get updated a lot more often, but time seems to fly faster and faster these days. Anyway, enough meta-talk, to the Fuji X100F-landia we go…
… where the Best Buy’s eBay store has the silver X100F in-stock for $1300. Limit three per buyer per the listing page.
On the black X100F front, Amazon itself has a May 18 in-stock estimate as of the time of writing. Keep in mind these estimates change over time…
If you are a Prime member and pay with either the Chase Amazon VISA credit card or the Prime Store credit card, you will receive 5% back as a statement credit, which is no small change, it is $65~ given the current price.
If you are not a Prime member, and you pay with the Chase Amazon VISA credit card you get 3% back as a statement credit, around $39. Citibank’s Forward credit card used to offer 5% on Amazon, but unless you are in a grandfathered card that wasn’t switched over, they no longer offer it (as far as I can tell).
On the other hand, if you are a fan of buying used from eBay, an individual has a USED (eBay Auction) that ends on Tuesday at 10:30pm ET. As of the time of writing, the auction price is $1125 with 29 bids. Shipping is $12 from the state of MA.
Hide your wallet! Zeiss is zooming in on it 😉 The Zeiss Batis 135mm f/2.8 Lens for the Sony E-mount is now in-stock and ready to ship for $1999 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo… For more B&H Photo action, check their Featured Sales…
Shiguma time again! One of their latest lenses is now in-stock and ready to ship in the Canon and Nikon versions, it is the Sigma 100-400mm f5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary going for $799 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo.
Speaking of Sigma, they have announced but they have not priced yet the brand new Sigma 24-70mm f2.8 DG OS HSM Art lens in the Canon, Nikon and Sigma SLR systems. Since it is not priced, there are no pre-orders yet.
This has been added to the New Cameras and Lenses of 2017 page.
Speaking of smartphones, the brand new factory unlocked ASUS ZenFone 3 Zoom smartphone with 2.3x optical zoom is now in-stock and shipping by Amazon itself. It is powered by the Snapdragon S625, with 3GB RAM, 32GB storage, microSD slot, 5.5″ touchscreen, dual SIM, 5000 mah battery (with reverse charging), etc.
If you much prefer to get the new Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ flagships factory unlocked, with Samsung USA warranty and in new condition, there are now in-stock and shipping in limited quantities at the Samsung USA website. The S8 goes for $725 while the S8+ goes for $825.
It is also available for purchase through Samsung Financing on 24-month installment plans with 0% APR on approved credit.
They are also shipping from B&H Photo. The S8 goes for $800 while the S8+ goes for $900.
NOTE that with previous models (eg Galaxy S7), Samsung did not prioritize updates for the unlocked phones. For example, the S7 only just now is getting Nougat (7.0, not even the latest).
Since our previous update, Amazon run out of Panasonic GH5 body only kits at $2000, but as of this Stock Status Tracker update, there are two eBay sellers that have it in-stock for $2000, it is Samy’s Camera (Southern California) and National Camera Exchange (Minnesota).
If you prefer to buy camera gear from Amazon itself, not from 3rd-party sellers, Amazon itself has the Fuji GFX 50S medium format mirrorless camera in-stock for its starting price of $6500 with a limit of up to three units per customer.
If you are fond of buying from eBay, Kenmore Camera has it in-stock for $6500 as well.
For the big picture, check the Stock Status Tracker.
If you are chasing the Panasonic GH5 body only, it is currently in-stock and ready to ship for $2000 (actual price is $1998 but I’m rounding things for simplicity) at Amazon by Amazon itself. The page says it may take 1-2 extra days to ship.
If you are a Prime member and pay with either the Amazon Chase VISA card or the Prime Store credit card, you earn 5% back as a statement credit, which in this case is a cool $100 🙂
I will do a full update of the Stock Status Tracker at some point on Sunday, on a time permitting basis, but you can use it to do a quick DIY check at any time.
More new arrivals at B&H Photo, as of the time of writing the Fuji GF670 Rangefinder Folding Camera is in-stock and ready to ship for $2199 with free standard shipping. This is a film camera, uses 120 & 220 Roll Film. It shoots 6×6 or 6×7cm formats. The lens is built-in (80mm f3.5 Fujinon).
More in-stock action at Adorama, the Manfrotto Nitrotech N8 Video Head system now have three different options in-stock and shipping at Adorama. The Nitrotech N8 Video Head on its own goes for $500, while the bundle with the 546B Pro Tripod with Mid-Level Spreader goes for $950, and the bundle with the 535 Carbon Fiber Tripod goes for $1180.
On the other hand, if you prefer a Manfrotto appetizer, the MTPIXI-B PIXI Mini Tripod continues for $18~ (limit 10).
In a galaxy not so far away, on Planet Mirrorless, Adorama has in-stock a handful of Iberit prime lenses available in Sony E or Fuji X. The in-stock lenses are:
+ 24mm f2.4 for $611
+ 35mm f2.4 for $579
+ 50mm f2.4 for $544
+ 75mm f2.4 for $535
+ available in black or silver color schemes
+ there are four pages of listings, some of the other lenses in the other pages are not shipping yet
If you are not tempted by the siren’s call of the new a9 FE flagship, and you much prefer the a99 II DSLR, we have good news for you, the body only is now in-stock and ready to ship for $3200 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo. Given the price of the camera, it’s not a bad idea to select the faster delivery option as possible, depending on price and location of course 🙂
The Sony E-mount version of the Sigma 30mm f1.4 DC DN Contemporary Lens is now in-stock and ready to ship for $339 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo… For more action, check the B&H Featured sales…
Note also that a quartet of Benro tripods are the Wednesday B&H Daily Deals.
Some good news on the Fuji X-T2 front. The body only is available in “USED – Like New” condition for $1479 by Amazon Warehouse Deals itself. It is also in-stock in new condition at its starting price of $1600 by OneCall directly and by OneCall on eBay and by OneCall via Amazon.
In other Stock Status Tracker updates:
+ the Nikon D7500 moved to the bottom of the table since it’s still a few weeks away
+ I removed the Olympus E-M1 II since it has been steadily in-stock at normal prices. However, I am saving the entries, so if it runs out in the future, I can easily add it back to the table 🙂
If there are any other cameras you want to see tracked, please leave a comment here or there, or use the online contact form or tweet on The Twitter.
May the Panasonic Fourth be with you! The GH5 body only in-stock estimate is currently May 4th (2017) for its starting price of $2000 at Amazon by Amazon itself. This too restricted to Prime members.
Meanwhile Ritz Camera on eBay has it in-stock for $2100 but they include a boatload of free extra accessories: 3rd-party charger, 3rd-party battery, 64GB Transcend SDXC, Polaroid 72″ monopod, Ritz branded camera bag, and the obligatory trinkets: card reader, cleaning kit and memory card wallet.
For the big picture, check the Stock Status Tracker.
If you had been looking for the black Fuji X100F, rejoice! It is currently in-stock for its starting price of $1300 at Amazon by Amazon itself. At the moment this is restricted to Prime members only.
Meanwhile, if you are a more adventurous shopper and love eBay auctions, an individual eBay seller started an auction on the silver Fuji X100F starting at $900. The auction ends on Monday at 12:08pm eastern time.
For the big picture, check the Stock Status Tracker.
If you send your mail to a PO Box or at the office or don’t check mail regularly at the destination address, we have an alert for you! The Summer 2017 colorful printed B&H Photo catalog has been mailed and should be in your mailbox or very close to getting there! This is not your older cousin’s catalog. B&H also includes articles in-between the usual product categories and pages. This is over 300 pages long. You can sign-up for a catalog or view the catalog online or download it in PDF either as a whole or in parts at the B&H Catalog page.
Prime your wallets and your Canon and Nikon DSLRs because the new Sigma 135mm f1.8 DG HSM ART lens is now in-stock for $1399 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo in the Canon and Nikon SLR systems. The Sigma SA version is estimated to get in-stock next week.