Pre-order new Nikon D5500, 300mm f4 VR, 55-200mm DX VR II

Nikon revealed their CES 2015 cameras, with the new D5500 APS-C DSLR ($900 body only, $1000 w/18-55, $1200 w/18-135; black or red), along with a new 300mm f4 VR lens ($2000), and a new 55-200mm f4-5.6 DX VR II lens ($350). All these are available for pre-order at Amazon. No shipping estimates yet.

PS: you can compare and contract prices with other competing APS-C dSLRs using the APS-C Price Chart.

Refurbished Nikon D4 body for $4000

The refurbished Nikon D4 body only is currently going for $4000 with free shipping and 90 days Nikon warranty at Adorama as part of their refurbished specials (132 items; look for prices in red ink).

Canon and Nikon SLR rebates expire Jan-3-2015

The current iteration of the Nikon Instant Rebates and Canon Instant and Mail-In Rebates are expiring on January 3 in 2015 and won’t be extended in their current iteration.

Refurbished Nikon D610 body for $1300 [corrected]

B&H Photo is currently offering the refurbished Nikon D610 body only for $1300 with free expedited shipping and with the usual 90-day B&H Photo warranty (not refurbished-Nikon-USA warranty) [corrected 1/1/15! Thanks to one of our readers for the alert!]. The new condition goes for $1500 (see 35mm Full Frame Price Chart for price research).

Pre-order refurbished Nikon D5300 w/18-55 for $580

Amazon is slowly but steadily building up inventory on certified refurbished cameras (and other products), sold and shipped by Amazon herself. One of them coming up is the refurbished Nikon D5300 w/18-55 going for $580 with free shipping. There is no release estimate at the moment.

Refurbished Nikon D3 body only for $2200

If you happen to be looking for the Nikon D3 body only kit, it is available manufacturer-refurbished with a 90 day Nikon warranty at Adorama and by Adorama on eBay… Speaking of old school Nikon DSLRs, the manufacturer refurbished Nikon D2X is available for $1500 with free shipping at Adorama.

PS: these surfaced while I was price-checking other cameras for the Camera Price Charts – in case this post feels like a random blast from the past 🙂

(ENDED) Nikon D4S body only for $6200

As of a 12/29/14 recheck, the price is back to $6500… The Nikon D4S body only kit is currently going for $6200 with free shipping at OneCall.com and by OneCall at Amazon… It goes for $6500 with various free accessories and 2% rewards (=$130) at B&H Photo and Adorama.

(ENDED) Nikon D750 body only for $2150

As of a 12/29/14 recheck, the price is back to $2300… The Nikon D750 body only is currently going for $2150 with free shipping by OneCall at Amazon instead of its usual price of $2300.

Sigma 50mm f1.4 ART (Nikon) with extras for $900

The Nikon version of the Sigma 50mm f1.4 SLR Art lens is available as a special bundle at Adorama for $900 with free shipping. The bundle includes these bonus items: 3yr New Leaf warranty (in this case, it is included automatically, you don’t have to add it manually), 77mm filter kit (UV, CPL, ND2), lens wrap, capleash and cleaning kit. Only this Nikon bundle is going for $900. The other versions go for $950… I don’t know if it is a price error or a specific sale or a price-match.

Nikon D5200 two-lens holiday bundle drops to $580

The Nikon D5200 two lens holiday bundle that consists of the D5200 and 18-55 and 55-200 DX non-VR lenses and the Nikon WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter and the Nikon School DVD and camera case and 16GB SDHC card is now down to $580 with free shipping at Adorama and Amazon by Amazon itself (limit 2).

(ENDED) Thur only: Refurbished Nikon D5300 w/18-55 for $565 (was $585)

This daily deal expired but many of the Woot deals are recurring, so it may return at some point in the future…
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In-stock again: Nikon D7000 w/18-55 & 55-300 for $800

It is back in-stock, the Nikon D7000 Holiday Bundle, which is the D7000 with 18-55 and 55-300 and 32GB Sandisk Extreme SDHC and AmazonBasics DSLR bag is back in-stock at Amazon by Amazon itself for $800. This of interest if you want both lenses and this particular camera, all in new condition; otherwise you can go refurbished or mix-and-match… For example, the 55-300mm lens goes for $200 refurbished by Nikon USA at Adorama.

(ENDED) Nikon D5200 two-lens non-VR kit for $580 (ends by Sun 3am ET)

This daily deal expired with over 40% claimed… As one of the day-long deals in the Amazon Gold Box, good until 3am ET on Sunday (or earlier if sold out), the Nikon D5200 two-lens bundle (18-55, 55-200, DX non-VR, free case, DVDs, card) is on sale for $580 with free shipping. It is also eligible for free 1-day shipping (you must manually select 1-day shipping in the shopping cart and its price will be automatically deducted at the top right corner of the Amazon Checkout page while the free 1-day shipping promotion is running).

Refurbished Nikon D3100 w/18-55 & 55-200 for $340 (non-VR)

Adorama is offering the refurbished Nikon D3100 two lens kit (18-55 and 55-200 DX non-VR lenses) for $340 with free shipping and a 90 day Nikon warranty… Optionally you can add to your purchase a variety of software for a combined purchase discount – see the “Buy together and save” section over there.

Refurbished Nikon 55-300mm DX VR for $200

The refurbished Nikon 55-300mm DX VR lens is currently on sale for $200 with free shipping at Adorama. This is refurbished by Nikon USA with a 90 day day Nikon warranty.

In-stock nao: Zeiss Otus 85mm f1.4 Apo Planar T* ZF.2 (N) for $4450

Prime your wallets! The Zeiss Otus 85mm f1.4 Apo Planar T* ZF.2 for the Nikon SLR mount is now in-stock and ready to attach to your DSLR for $4450 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo.

(ENDED) Nikon D7000 w/18-55mm for $605 (ends Tue 1am ET) [discounted!]

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Refurbished Nikon 24-85mm f3.5-4.5G VR SLR drops to $310

The manufacturer refurbished Nikon 24-85mm f3.5-4.5G VR SLR lens dropped from $330 when we started the Black Friday madness to $310 with free shipping at Adorama.

Nikon D7000 body only for $490 (limit 3) [updated]

The Nikon D7000 body only is discounted gain! It is now going for $490 (was $500, was $485) with free shipping, with a limit of three per customer, at Amazon by Amazon itself. This is a live price, not part of the lightning deals, so only the future knows if/when it will change. This was going for $525 the previous time I checked… Price updated on blog on 12/16/14 at 3:22am ET…

Refurbished Nikon Df for $2100 (either color)

B&H Photo is offering the refurbished Nikon Df for $2100 in either the silver Df or the black Df.

The Df with 50mm f1.8 is on parallel sale, going for $2250 in either silver Df or the black Df.

(ENDED) Starts Fri 10:50am ET: Nikon D5100 w/18-55 limited time offer

This limited time offer expired… If you don’t want to go through the long Lightning Deals schedule post but you are interested in Nikon DSLRs, there is going to be a lightning deal on the Nikon D5100 w/18-55 starting at 10:50am Eastern (7:50am pacific) on Friday 12/12/14 at the Amazon Gold Box. The price before the sale is $650. I don’t know what the sale price is going to be!

Nikon D610 body drops to $1500, D810 drops to $3000 [corrected]

If there’s an official Canon discount, there’s must also be a parallel Nikon discount, otherwise the planet will spin off its axis! Nikon too has a new round of discounts, these are more user-friendly though, they are instant-rebates, not mail-in rebates. The Nikon D610 body only goes for $1500, while the Nikon D810 goes for $3000 [corrected; I deducted $300 twice]. The other kits based on these cameras have been discounted appropriately. You can see these nicely organized at Adorama. The promotion expires by the end of day on 12/13/14 per that page. You also get free overnight shipping!

Four Free Accessories (including WU-1b wireless adapter) with Nikon D610 kits

Adorama is offering four free accessories (Nikon WU-1b wireless adapter, extra Nikon EN-EL15 battery, Nikon camera bag with Nikon School DVDs, 16GB Sandisk SDHC) and 4% promotional rewards with the purchase of these three Nikon D610 DSLR kits: body only ($1600) or w/24-85mm VR ($2000) or w/28-300mm VR ($2400).

Sigma 150–500mm F/5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM (C/N/A/P/S) for $770 [not sure about warranty]

Groupon Goods is offering the new condition Sigma 150–500mm F/5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM for $770 with free shipping in the five SLR mounts (Canon, Nikon, Sony, Pentax, Sigma). One thing to pay attention to is that it only says “One-year warranty from Sigma”.

I don’t know if this is an incomplete explanation of the warranty, since Groupon does not specialize in camera gear? Or it this actually different from the warranty offered by other sellers? For example, if you look at the pages of this lens at Adorama or B&H Photo, where it goes for $870, it says you get a one year international warranty plus a two year USA warranty.

Nikon D3200 body only (Imported) for $265 w/coupon

If you only want a Nikon DSLR body, and you are comfortable buying imported (gray market) models, you can get the new condition imported (grey market) Nikon D3200 body only for $265 with free shipping when you use coupon code Loyalty10 (= $10 off) at Abe’s of Maine. Imported = no warranty from Nikon USA.

Rokinon 8mm T3.8 Fisheye Cine with 3yr Drops Warranty & Extras for $200 (Nikon F only)

For a limited time only, Adorama is offering a bundle centered around the Rokinon 8mm T3.8 Fisheye Cine Lens with a 3 year New Leaf Spills and Drops warranty and a cleaning kit and cap leash for $200 with free shipping. This offer is only available in the Nikon F mount. The others are at their usual prices. If this sells out, they also have it without the extras for $200.

Bower 16mm T2.2 Cine for $300 (Nikon F, Sony E only) & Pro Video Specials

B&H Photo is offering the Bower 16mm T2.2 Cine lens for $300 with free shipping, only in the Nikon F SLR mount and the Sony E-mount. The other options go for their regular prices.

Speaking of video-themed gear, B&H Photo has specials on the following items:
+ Glidecam HD4000 Stabilizer System for $500
+ Sachtler Video 15 SB Fluid Head (100mm) Supports 35 lb (16 kg) for $3600
+ Cinetics Axis360 Pro Motorized Motion Control System and Slider for $800
+ CobraCrane 5033 Backpacker for $300
+ Sony HXR-MC2000U Shoulder Mount AVCHD Camcorder for $1000 after Mail-In Rebate
+ Sony NEX-EA50UH Camcorder with 18-200mm Servo Zoom Lens for $3200 after Mail-In Rebate

Free Spills/Drops Warranty with select Canon, Nikon, Sony Cameras & Lenses

Adorama is offering a free one year New Leaf Spills and Drops warranty on select cameras and lenses from Canon or Nikon or Sony. To get this, go to the individual product page of a camera or lens, click on the small link under “Buy together and save” and manually add the New Leaf warranty to your bundle. This is on top of the standard manufacturer warranty, since most manufacturers don’t cover spills and drops.

If you are not familiar with the Adorama pages, here are a couple of badly annotated screenshot crops to help you locate it quickly…

Click on the small link under “Buy together and save”…

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Manually add the New Leaf warranty to your bundle. If there are multiple offers, the New Leaf promotion will be under the “Adorama Holiday Gift” tab…

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Then press the green “Add Bundle to Cart” button on the right side of the page to add to cart and proceed to checkout.

Nikon D7000 body only for $525 (limit 3)

If of all the Nikon DSLRs out there it is the Nikon D7000 body only kit the one that you want, it is currently on sale for $525 with free shipping, with a limit of three per shopping cart at Amazon by Amazon herself.

Refurbished Nikon D5200 w/18-55 and Lightroom 5 for $430

Another “prearranged marriage” at the eBay Deals, this time it is of the Nikon DSLR variety. For $430 with free shipping, BuyDig’s eBay store is offering the manufacturer refurbished Nikon D5200 w/18-55 _PLUS_ Lightroom 5 for $430 with free shipping, with a limit of five per buyer. It comes with a 90 day warranty. The Nikon gear is refurbished. Lightroom is not refurbished 🙂 As usual with these featured eBay Deals, they are limited time, of unpredictable exact expiration date.

UPDATE: on the other hand, if you prefer new condition and you don’t need Lightroom, Adorama is offering new condition Nikon D5200 two lens kits (18-55, 55-200, both DX non-VR) for $700 that include WU-1a Mobile Adapter, travel case, 16GB card, Nikon School DVD in either the red kit or the the black kit.

Nikon DSLR Instant Rebate Buy More to Save More at B&H

If you are interested in stocking up on Nikon DSLR Gear, especially Lenses, on-going is a buy-more to save-more Nikon Instant Rebates promotion at B&H Photo. That dedicated page is nicely organized by digital camera, click on the camera of interest and pick the options of interest to check the price combinations. Participating DSLRs go all the way, D3200, D3300, D5200, D5300, D610, D7100, D750, D810, Df and D4s. Offers end around 12/13/14.

(ENDED) Sigma 18-250mm f3.5-6.3 DC MACRO HSM for $250 (C/N/A/P)

This expired… The action continues at the eBay Deals, where the new condition Sigma 18-250mm f3.5-6.3 DC MACRO HSM is on sale for $250 with free shipping, with a limit of five per buyer. It is sold by BuyDig’s eBay store and available in these four SLR mounts: Canon, Nikon, Sony, Pentax. Zoom-zoom!

(ENDED) Refurbished Nikon D5300 w/18-55 for $585 (ends Mon 1am ET )

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Nikon D3200 two-lens kit with Photoshop & Premiere Elements 12 for $500

Buydig has taken the $500 Nikon D3200 two lens non-VR kit you see in the many Black Friday Ads and added the Adobe Photoshop and Premiere Elements 12 software (previous version) for FREE! Offer ends 11/30/14 or earlier if sold out… For more specials, check their Black Friday sales page.

PS: if you are just now catching up to the madness, you can also check a summary of the latest deals at the Black Friday 2014 Situation Room.

Used Nikon D800 body for $1600+ at B&H [updated]

B&H Photo has a quarter of used Nikon D800 body only kits with prices starting at $1450 (8 condition) to $1600 (8+ condition) to $1700 (9 condition) to $2100 (refurbished condition)… Speaking of which, you can find all their Black Friday specials at this central page… UPDATE: the 8 condition at $1450 sold out…

Internets price-match $500 Nikon D3200 two lens kit of BF Ads

The Nikon D3200 two lens kit for $500 advertised in some of the Black Friday Circular Ads is also price-matched by the internets. You can get it for $500 with free accessories as well at Amazon by Amazon herself. Keep in mind, this is the non-VR bundle!

Refurbished Nikon 24-85mm f3.5-4.5G VR for $330

The refurbished Nikon 24-85mm f3.5-4.5G VR SLR lens is currently on sale for $330 with free shipping and a 90 day Nikon warranty at Adorama.

(ENDED) Sigma 18-250mm f3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS for $300 (C/N/P/Si)

This limited time offer ended… Superzoom time! Adorama is offering the Sigma 18-250mm f3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS lens for $300 with free shipping in the Nikon dSLR mount and Canon dSLR mount and Sigma dSLR mount and Pentax K mount (K-mount version not stabilized, which is a plus or minus depending on your optical image stabilization disposition).

(ENDED) Tokina 11-16mm F/2.8 ATX Pro DX II for $465 (C/N/A)

This limited time offer ended… Wide Tokina action now at Adorama where the Tokina 11-16mm F/2.8 ATX Pro DX II is going for $465 with free shipping at Adorama. No coupons, no rebates, just add to cart and checkout. It is available in the Canon mount and Nikon mount and Sony A-mount.

(ENDED) Last Call: Ends Fri 3am ET: Nikon D7000 with 18-55mm for $650 (limit 2)

This daily deal expired… Surprise-surprise! The Amazon Gold Box deal of the day for Thursday is the new condition Nikon D7000 with 18-55mm going for $650 with free shipping, with a limit of two per shopping cart! The body only goes for $550 while the two lens kit (55-200 DX VR) goes for $800. Offer ends by 3am ET on Friday or earlier if sold out.

Refurbished Nikon D7100 body with two 64GB 600x SDHC and case for $800

To the eBay Deals we check upon, where find the manufacturer refurbished Nikon D7100 body only, along with two 64GB 600x SDHC memory cards and a case offered for $800 with free shipping and a 90 day Nikon warranty by Adorama’s eBay store. Limit 5 per buyer.

Nikon DSLR, Mirrorless, P&S Black Friday at Adorama

Adorama has launched a wave of Nikon offers. A number of cameras includes extra accessories and/or promotional rewards and free shipping. They have separate pages for their DSLR offerings and Mirrorless offerings and P&S offerings. Due to time constraints I can’t price check every single item listed in all those pages, so that is a DIY adventure.

(ENDED) Refurbished Nikon D3200 with 18-55 and Lightroom 5 for $300

This limited time offer expired… Back to the eBay Deals, another combo offer from Beach Camera’s eBay store, you can get the manuacturer-refurbished Nikon D3200 with 18-55mm PLUS Lightroom 5 for $300 with free shipping, with a limit of five per eBay shopper. As with all eBay Deals, this is a limited time offer of unpredictable expiration time.

(ENDED) Tamron 16-300mm f3.5-6.3 PZD VC (C/N/A) with lots of extras for $592 after $50 MIR

This limited time offer ended… The Tamron 16-300mm f3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD lens goes for $580 after a $50 mail-in rebate at the moment. However, if you want a better value, Adorama has a bundle that includes the following bonus accessories automatically included by Adorama in your order: a 3 year New Leaf Spills and Drops warranty and a 67mm Filter Kit (UV/CPL/ND2), and holster case and cleaning kit and capleash that goes for $592 after a $50 mail-in rebate… So for an extra $12 you get the warranty, filters, case, and other small accessories. You still have to do the mail-in rebate regardless. It is available for Alpha DSLRs and Nikon DSLRs and Canon DSLRs. Promotion ends 12/1/14.

(ENDED) Refurbished Nikon 55-200mm DX non-VR for $80

This offer ended but sometimes Groupon offers return after a few weeks…

The Nikon 55-200mm DX non-VR SLR lens is offered in manufacturer refurbished condition for $80 with free shipping, free returns and a 90 day Nikon warranty at Groupon Goods as part of their Camera & Photo Deals… Groupon also has a running page of pre-Black-Friday doorbusters.

(ENDED) Ends 2:50pm ET: refurbished Nikon D3300 w/18-55 & 55-200

This limited time offer expired with 100% claimed… The headliner of the Lightning Deals camera-wise for Monday is the certified refurbished Nikon D3300 with 18-55 DX VR and 55-200 DX lenses offered for $500 with free shipping, sold by Beach Camera on Amazon, with the order fulfilled by Amazon (eligible for free 2-day Prime shipping). Offer ends by 2:50pm ET or earlier if sold out.

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(ENDED) Camera & Photo Lightning Deals (Mon): refurb Nikon D3300 two lens kit, Roki 35/1.5, etc

These limited time offers expired… Check back daily for more new holiday shopping season offers from the Amazon Gold Box Lightning Deals… Expired items after the jump…

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Rokinon 8mm f3.5 fisheye (six mounts) for $200

The Rokinon 8mm f3.5 fisheye lens is on sale for $200 with free shipping in six different mounts, five SLR (C/N/A/P and Four Thirds) and Sony E-mount at B&H Photo.

Imported/Grey Market Nikon D610 body for $1200 (seller warranty)

Also one of the featured eBay Deals is the new condition imported/grey-marked Nikon D610 body offered for $1200 with free shipping, with a limit of five per buyer. The seller is bigvalueinc (99.4%). Over 120 cameras got sold through this eBay listing so far.

NOTE: this does not come with a manufacturer warranty. It comes with a one year warranty from the seller. This was part of the D610 with lens kit, but the lens removed. Selling the lens and body separately is more profitable since the bundle has a built-in discount. Some sellers use the term “broken kit” to describe this but it’s an unfortunate term because when a shopper reads “broken”, they run away scared 🙂

The standard Nikon D610 body only kit from authorized Nikon USA dealers goes for $1600 (eg Amazon, B&H Photo), so you have trade-offs, such as $400 vs manufacturer-warranty, authorized Nikon dealers vs eBay sellers and such. It’s up to you to triangulate your risk matrix on deals like this – there’s no one size fits all answer.

B&H Photo offers: Bower 16mm T2.2, refurb Nikon D610, Vanguard Legs, Oly E-M5, NIRs

B&H Photo has a new round of specials. We round them up in one post to keep things moving fast! All come with free shipping:

+ Vanguard Auctus 323AT Aluminum Tripod (Legs Only) for $150

+ Bower 16mm T2.2 Cine Lens for $300 in the Canon EF and EF-M, Nikon F, Sony Alpha A-mount and E-mount, Fuji X, M43rds, and Samsung NX flavors

+ Olympus E-M5 body only for $600, other kits price-adjusted accordingly; also promotional rewards and freebies
++ NOTE: the E-M5 body is going to be an Amazon Lightning Deal at 3am ET on Tuesday.

+ refurbished Nikon D610 body only for $1440

+ new condition Nikon D610 body only with various freebies (16GB, shoulder bag, Watson battery, shutter release, 2% rewards) for $1600

+ Nikon DSLR Instant Savings, the more you buy, the more you save (and obviously the more you pay total!)