A brand new week has arrived which means another round of featured USED Weekly Sales at KEH has been added. These are eligible for 25% off with permanent coupon KEHDEALS and continue until Friday night of the same week.
+ Adorama is now offering FREE ACCESSORIES for the same price of $1250 for the new condition with Nikon USA warranty
+ Freebies: Corel software bundle, Lowepro 140 bag, 16GB Sandisk Ultra SD, memory card wallet, USB stick card reader, cleaning kit
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.
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.
The prices are good enough value wise for the refurbished Nikon D3400 kits, however, some people may prefer a more recent and a more advanced APS-C Nikon DSLR as their entry-point into the system. But still want to get the two standard kit lenses, the 18-55 DX VR and the 70-300 DX non-VR.
Or if you want to also get the 70-300mm DX non-VR lens, then you can get the D3400 two lens kit (18-55, 70-300) for $425 with free shipping in the Black Color Scheme or the Red Color Scheme. So $65 more adds the 70-300 DX non-VR lens to your purchase.
In new condition at authorized Nikon dealers, the D3400 with 18-55 kit goes for $500, and the two lens kit goes for $600 with extras, eg B&H Photo.
The new condition Nikon Coolpix B500 superzoom (40x optical, AA powered) goes for $256+ at authorized dealers, but if you want to save some, you can get in manufacturer refurbished condition in the Red Color Scheme or the Red Color Scheme at Adorama for $180 with free shipping and a 90-day Nikon USA warranty.
If you want to zoom a lot more, the new condition Nikon Coolpix P900 superzoom (83x optical zoom, LiIon battery) goes for $579+ at authorized dealers (eg Amazon by Amazon itself; limit 3 per customer), but if you want to save some more, you can get it in manufacturer refurbished condition for $450 with free shipping and a 90-day Nikon USA warranty at Adorama.
The Nikon D7200 body only is no longer “the latest generation”. The Nikon D7500 is the latest APS-C model going for $1250 as body only [see Stock Status Tracker].
The Nikon D7200 body only, in new condition, at authorized dealers, it goes for $1000 with some free accessories, such as Adorama and various at Amazon.
If you are gonna get the previous generation, you might as well pay less by going the manufacturer refurbished route and that’s where Adorama comes in, offering the D7200 body only in manufacturer refurbished condition with a 90-day Nikon USA warranty for $710 with free shipping. That’s almost $300 less than new condition.
Optionally, under the yellow “Special Offer” section, you can add to the camera with a combined purchase discount promotion the 1-Year Adobe Creative Cloud Photography Plan for +$100, instead of its regular price of +$120.
Speaking of Adorama, here is the latest situation in their Nikon manufacturer refurbished gear:
If of all the Nikon DSLR options out there it is the manufacturer refurbished Nikon D3200 body only the one you want, you can get it for $250 with free shipping at Adorama with a 90-day Nikon USA warranty.
For more Adorama-Nikon manufacturer-refurbished action, check:
Another old fashioned camera sale at Amazon! Last week we had the Fuji X-T20 sale, this time it is the new condition Nikon Coolpix P900 superzoom (83x optical zoom) going for $579 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon itself. Limit up to three per customer. This is not a lightning deal, so expiration date of the offer is unknown. Maybe only the Amazon Bots know when it ends 🙂
If you are looking for a “take pictures with” entry into the Nikon DSLR system but also want a relatively recent camera and two lenses, Adorama is offering the manufacturer refurbished Nikon D5600 Two Lens Kit with the 18-55mm DX VR and 70-300 f4.5-6.3 DX non-VR lenses for $680 with free shipping and a 90-day Nikon USA warranty.
The new condition version of this kit at authorized Nikon dealers goes for $900 with free shipping such as B&H Photo and Adorama and Amazon itself.
… the Amazon listing for the Nikon D850 body only shows a September 7 in 2017 release estimate for the camera.
To make sure I’m not hallucinating, here’s a screenshot 🙂
According to Amazon’s Best Seller charts, this is the #1 seller among New Release digital cameras. Keep in mind, the Amazon best seller lists are only as good as the product categories different products are put in. If someone fat-fingers a coffee machine under cameras, it will show in the best sellers 🙂
CORRECTION: this is the D3300, not the D3400 as the original post said. All apologies for the confusion! I am confusion reborn!
If you are looking for a “take pictures with” entry-point in the Nikon DSLR system and like some extra accessories too, Adorama has the new condition Nikon D3300 with 18-55mm DX VR II on sale for $447 in the red color scheme (DSLR red only, not the lens) or the more conventional black color scheme for $447 with free shipping.
It is temporarily on back-order, but you can order it and lock up the $447 price.
The free accessories included by Adorama during this promotion are:
Corel software bundle (five titles, including two photo and one video)
Lowepro Format 160 camera bag
52mm Pro Optic filter kit (three filters and case)
Nikon D850 Learnings Part II! Starting at 6pm ET today, there will a brand new live video-streaming six-person panel talking about the Nikon D850 and its capabilities. The panel will have both still and video experts, including the one and only Joe McNally.
You can watch it at Adorama and B&H Photo. The stream is using Livestream technology which may require Adobe Flash.
The new Nikon D850 is coming later this year for $3300 [see Stock Tracker for options]. The existing Nikon D810 goes for $2800 in new condition at authorize dealers…
… but if you prefer to get it refurbished from an A-list dealer, you can get it refurbished at B&H Photo for $2199 with free shipping with a 90-day warranty (I think the warranty is from B&H, not Nikon).
Strategically, it’s not a bad idea, if you are going for the previous generation model, to get it refurbished or used, when the price difference between the new condition models is closer. Of course this is all relative, and one’s individual preferences and priorities vary, so there’s no one size fits all type of answer.
If you are curious about the Nikon D850, starting at 1pm ET today (Monday 8/28/17), B&H Photo will have a Nikon D850 Live Stream with a panel discussing the camera live on video. A second separate live stream is planned for Tuesday at 6pm ET with a panel of six, including Joe McNally. The video-streaming is using Livestream.
NOTE: the video stream may require Adobe Flash. The D850 is available for pre-ordering ~ check Stock Tracker for options.
The new condition Nikon D5600 with 18-55 DX VR goes for $800 at authorized dealers (eg Amazon and Adorama), but if you want to save some, you can get it in manufacturer refurbished condition for $680 with free shipping at Adorama with a 90-day Nikon USA warranty.
Speaking of Adorama and refurbished Nikons, here’s the rest of their inventory:
The Nikon D850 is now a real product, available for pre-order for $3300, and it has already been added to the Stock Status Tracker.
If you want to learn more about it, and ask specific questions that you want answered from people in the know, B&H is planning not one but TWO LIVE PANEL Discussions on this very camera!
On Monday 8/28/17 at 1pm Eastern (10am Pacific), a panel of four, including two Nikon Ambassadors will be talking about the camera.
On Tuesday 8/29/17 at 6pm Eastern (3pm pacific), a panel of six, including the one and only Joe McNally, will be having a hands-on with the D850 live, with both stills and video experts in the panel.
If you have any questions you want the panel to answer or want to follow the online discussion about it, check the #BHPhotoLive Twitter hashtag. Tweeting a question also enters you into a drawing to win a Nikon D850!
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 🙂
The Nikon D7500 body only goes for $1250 in new condition at authorized dealers, but if you prefer open-box condition from reputable dealers, you can get it for $1120 with free shipping as open-box at B&H Photo… For the big picture, check the Stock Status Tracker…
Only the black color scheme is available. It includes the 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G DX VR lens and the 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3G ED DX non-VR. With 8% eBay Bucks, you’d be getting $32 in eBay Bucks (if you are eligible and you manually activate the promotion).
PS: non-VR is not an official Nikon designation but it serves as a practical disambiguation, since the lack of mentioning VR in a lens name may be a typo/error. Saying non-VR clarifies to the reader that this is not a VR lens. Or maybe I’m overthinking things 🙂
More eBay Deals action, the BuyDig eBay store is offering the manufacturer refurbished Nikon D7200 body only for $680 with free shipping and a 90-day Nikon USA warranty with a limit of up to five units per customer.
The new condition D7200 body only goes for $1000 at authorized dealers, which are allowed to include free accessories, such as Amazon and Adorama.
Since the D7500 is the latest model, currently going for $1250 in new condition in body only [see Stock Status Tracker], it’s probably a good idea to go refurbished if you are buying the previous generation (almost half the price of D7500), instead of getting a new D7200 that’s only $250 away from the D7500. But of course it’s your decision 🙂
Sunday also means another round of featured USED Weekly Sales at KEH has been added. These are eligible for 25% off with permanent coupon KEHDEALS and continue until Friday night of the same week (eg Friday 8/18/17 in this case).
Adorama has received another shipment of refurbished Nikon cameras and lenses, refurbished by Nikon USA with a 90-day warranty. This is the listing of the most recent 22 refurbished options, a mix of cameras new and old. Speaking of old, they have the refurb D2X body only for $850.
If you are looking for middle ground in terms of new vs used for a 35mm full frame Nikon DSLR, Adorama is offering the manufacturer refurbished Nikon D800 body only for $1770 with free shipping and a 90-day Nikon USA warranty.
Every Sunday, KEH Camera refreshes their Weekly Featured Deals that are eligible for 25% off discount using coupon code KEHDEALS over there. The coupon offers expire on Friday night of the same week.
One of the options there is the used Nikon D300 Body only with used prices starting at $248. Using the coupon KEHDEALS drops the price to $186. Be sure to change the condition and notes on each used options there. Note also that supplies of used items vary over time as more used units arrive, and more used units get sold. Shipping is extra.
As fate would have it, the Nikon D300 was released exactly ten years ago, August 2007 🙂
You can enter the coupon and a zipcode to see the prices without signing-up or logging-in. This is what happens in the shopping cart when you add the camera and the coupon and enter a zipcode to get a shipping estimate:
Items purchased at KEH come with a 180-day non-transferable warranty and hassle-free returns. This is obviously factored in the prices when you are comparing to eBay or other places.
As you can see at the just updated Stock Status Tracker, the Nikon D7500 body only goes for $1250 in new condition at authorized dealers.
But if you are willing to go the open-box route from a reputable dealer, B&H Photo offers the Nikon D7500 body only in Open-Box Condition with the full manufacturer warranty for $1120 with free expedited shipping. B&H is a well-known camera and photo retailer, so it’s as lower risk purchase.
Speaking of Nikon, their bitter rival’s latest camera, the Canon 6D Mark II is out of stock at most of the retailers we track, except for B&H Photo where it remains in-stock for its starting price of $2000.
In addition to the previously mentioned Nikon anniversary t-shirts, another Nikon anniversary product is now shipping. 3rd-party seller “OC Camera” (as in Orange County Camera; formerly Cameraland) is offering the Nikon 100th Anniversary Miniature Nikon F Camera at its regular price of $140 through Amazon. This ships directly from OC Camera and it is not Prime eligible.
At Adorama this marked as “Coming Soon”, while at B&H Photo it is marked as a “Special Order”.
Back to the eBay Deals we go, where the Beach Camera ebay store is offering the manufacturer refurbished Nikon D3400 Two-Lens Kit with the 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR DX AF-P and 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3G ED DX AF-P non-VR lenses going for $400 with free shipping and a 90-day Nikon USA warranty. This is only available in the black color scheme at the moment. Limit five sets per customer. Over 2200 units have been sold from this listing.
PS: if interested in this camera, don’t forget to first opt-in to the 6% eBay Bucks promotion if you are eligible for it.
If you are a fan of Nikon Coolpix superzooms, but not a fan of AA batteries, fear not! We have an option for you too! The black refurbished Nikon Coolpix P600 superzoom (60x optical, Li-Ion) battery is on sale for $199 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo with a 90-day warranty. This is another one of their latest Featured Sales.
If of all the Nikon superzooms it is the red Coolpix L830 the one you want, in refurbished condition, it is going for $150 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo with a 90-day warranty (I believe B&H covers the warranty; the listing does not specify it explicitly). This is a 34X optical zoom camera powered by four AA batteries.
KEH Camera has Weekly Featured Deals and you can get 25% off those weekly specials using coupon code KEHDEALS over there. As of the time of writing, the options include the Nikon D7000 body only, and the 70-300mm F/4.5-6.3 G ED DX AF-P lens. Prices before the coupon start at $367 and $228 respectively. Prices vary by condition and available stock. Their weekly deals run Sunday though Friday each week. So these offers are good until Friday night.
Not quite the Hubble telescope but a 83x optical zoom lens is no small feat 🙂 The Nikon Coolpix P900 superzoom is currently available in manufacturer refurbished condition for $470 with free shipping and a 90-day Nikon USA warranty at Adorama, among their latest refurbished Nikon sales.
On the other hand, if you prefer new condition, this zoom-zoom currently goes for $579 at Amazon by Amazon itself with a limit of up to three units per customer.
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.
If you are looking for a Nikon APS-C camera body in the D5XXX series and don’t want/need the kit lenses that typically come bundled with it, and if you are comfortable with manufacturer refurbished DSLRs that come with a 90-day warranty from Nikon USA, then you can get the manufacturer refurbished Nikon D5300 body only for $380 at Adorama or if you have eBay gift cards or eBay Bucks to spend, you can get it from Adorama on eBay (limit two per buyer).
As part of the 100 Year Nikon Anniversary festivities, Nikon officially announced that a new 35mm full frame DSLR is coming. It will be the D850, and it will replace the D810. More details on the D850 will be announced at a later date per Nikon.
UPDATE: a placeholder page has been created for the camera at B&H Photo. More details as they get revealed by Nikon…
Nikon released a “hype video” for the D850, YouTube-embedded below:
DECISION MAKING PROCESS CHANGING after D850
So this changes the decision making progress for anyone interested in getting a 35mm full frame Nikon DSLR. As you can see in the Full Frame Cameras Price Chart, Nikon full frame DSLRs range from $1500 to $8000. The D810 that will be replaced by the D850 goes for $2800, while the Df is at $2750. The D810A (astro) goes for $3800.
So, strategically this means, if you are willing to pony up money for a brand new Df or D810, you night as well wait and see what the D850 will offer and how much will it cost.
On the other hand, if you need a 35mm full frame DSLR at the Df/D810 level right now and don’t want to wait for an anniversary pig in an anniversary poke, going the manufacturer refurbished route for the Df and the D810 seems like a reasonable financial and cameraholic decision versus buying them in new condition at full price.
That’s because the manufacturer refurbished prices are decidedly lower than the new condition:
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:
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 🙂
This is a “deep cut”. If of all the Nikon DSLRs out there, you happen to want or need the Nikon D3X in refurbished condition, you can get the D3X body only refurbished with a 90-day warranty for $2895 with free shipping at B&H Photo.
PS: this may seem like a random thing to post, but there’s a method to the madness, it surfaced while I was checking/price-checking cameras for the Camera Price Charts.
Just like Black Friday starts a couple of weeks before the actual Black Friday, Prime Day seems to be extending backwards in time as well. Amazon is running daily giveaways in the run-up to Prime Day, and on Sunday 7/9/17 (one week before Game Of Thrones Season 7 begins), the giveaway will be the Nikon D3400 in black or red. This is shown in the Giveaway schedule in the Amazon app when you click on the giveaway notification.
Entering the Giveaway is Simple
You can enter any or all the available giveaways. Entering is simple, you watch a very short Amazon video (promoting various Prime features), then click on a yellow “Continue” button, and then you are presented with a bouncing box. You click on the box, and their computer will inform you whether you won or not. The screenshot below is for a current giveaway item for a CD from an indie British band…
The new condition Nikon D610 body only currently goes for $1500 at authorized dealers, but if you want to buy it refurbished from a well-known and reliable dealer, B&H Photo is currently offering it in refurbished condition for $1100 with free shipping and a 90-day warranty. The listing does not specify whether it’s a B&H or Nikon warranty.