In parallel with the new D-Rebel T7i, and just $150 away in price (for two out of the three kits), Canon has revealed a new model in their post-Rebel APS-C DSLR line-up. Seven is a theme, the new 24mp APS-C 77D is available for pre-orders in the usual three kits, with a late March 2017 release guestimate…
Canon 77D pre-orders
Also coming along for the ride with today’s announcement is the Canon BR-E1 Wireless Remote Control with a $45 pre-order price.
This new camera has added to the New Cameras of 2017 tracking page, making the DSLR vs Mirrorless score now 4-5 🙂
Running with an almost parallel price and line-up to the mirrorless M6, Canon has also revealed a brand new DSLR in the long-running “Andre Agassi” line-up, aka the (Digital) Rebels. The new 24mp APS-C is available for pre-ordering in the usual three official kits, with a late March 2017 release guestimate.
Canon D-Rebel T7i pre-orders
Both lenses mentioned above (18-55, 18-135) are f3.5-5.6 IS STM, making it easier to memorize and decide 🙂 The 18-55 is also available for pre-order on its own for $249.
Also coming along with today’s new D-Rebel is the Canon BR-E1 Wireless Remote Control available for pre-ordering for $45.
This camera and 18-55 lens have been added to the New Cameras of 2017 tracking page.
Meanwhile Canon is slowly started to take mirrorless a bit more seriously than Nikon, and today they have revealed a brand new EF-M mirrorless camera, the M6. This 24mp APS-C camera is available in three official kits, the body only for $779, the with 15-45mm f3.5-6.3 IS STM for $900, and the with 18-150mm f3.5-6.3 IS STM for $1279. Pre-orders are accepted as follows, with a late March 2017 release guestimate:
Canon M6 pre-orders
Both the 15-45mm and 18-150mm lenses are f3.5-6.3 IS STM. It is not a typo 🙂 Also part of this new product group is the Canon EVF-DC2 Electronic Viewfinder available for pre-ordering in either silver or black (sorry, no Raiders edition) for $249.
This camera has been added to the New Cameras of 2017 page, making this the fifth mirrorless camera to be announced this year (along with the Panasonic GH5 and GX850 and the Fuji X-T20 and GFX 50S).
UPDATE 2/9/17: the two lenses and flash Sony announced on Tuesday are now available for pre-ordering:
+ Sony FE 85mm f1.8 for $600
+ Sony FE 100mm f2.8 STF GM OSS for $1500
Also coming along for the ride is the Sony HVL-F45RM Wireless Radio Flash for $400, with the same pre-order date as the two lenses above.
These two have been added to the New Cameras and Lenses of 2017 reference page.
Tamron is back wtih two new lenses, available for pre-order in the Canon and Nikon SLR systems as follows:
+ 70-200mm f2.8 Di VC USD G2 for $1299 at B&H Photo and Adorama
+ 10-24mm f3.5-4.5 Di II VC HLD for $499 at Adorama and B&H Photo
+ these two have been added to the Cameras and Lenses of 2017 reference page
Pentax is back with a new DSLR, making it the second new DSLR of 2017, it is the new 24mp APS-C Pentax KP, available in silver or black color schemes, with a pre-order price of $1100. Also coming along is a $230 battery grip. Pre-orders are accepted as follows:
+ silver KP at Adorama and B&H Photo and Amazon itself
+ black KP at Adorama and B&H Photo and Amazon itself
+ KP release estimate is late February 2017
+ battery grip D-BG7 at Adorama and B&H Photo
+ additional accessories including grip kit and camera straps coming soon (not available for pre-order yet)
It’s the official launch of a brand new camera system today. Fuji has unveiled their Mirrorless Medium Format system with a starting line-up of ONE camera and THREE lenses (two prime, one zoom). The camera uses a 43.8 x 32.9mm sensor with 51.4 megapixels, a surface area approximately 1.7x that of 35mm FF. The prices of the camera and lenses are appopriately sized as well and they are available for pre-ordering as follows:
Fuji is back with another APS-C Fuji X-System camera, the latest model is the X-T20 using the same 24mp X-Trans CMOS III APS-C sensor like the X100F. The X-T20 is available in three different official kits as follows:
All of today’s new Fuji cameras and lenses have been added to the Cameras and Lenses of 2017 tracking page.
Fuji continues to build up its X system lens line-up with a new prime lens, the 50mm f2 WR XF, available in black or silver, with a pre-order price of $449 as follows:
All of today’s new Fuji cameras and lenses have been added to the Cameras and Lenses of 2017 tracking page.
Fuji is back with a new version in the Fuji X100-series, the new model with a 24mp APS-C X-Trans CMOS III with no low-pass filter is now available for pre-order for $1300 in either the black or silver color-schemes as follows:
The original X100 came along with the Nikon D7000 during one of the most influential eras in the world of digital photography.
All of today’s new Fuji cameras and lenses have been added to the Cameras and Lenses of 2017 tracking page.
Speaking of pre-orders, another new item with the CES 2017 wave is the Core SWX TorchLED Bolt 250W On-Camera Light available for pre-order for $299 with free shipping at B&H Photo, with a shipping soon (a floating 7-14 business days) estimate.
Leica is back with a new digital rangefinder, the new M10 with a 24mp 35mmFF sensor, Maestro II engine and a $6595 starting price is available for pre-order in the usual two color schemes as follows:
+ Black: Adorama and B&H Photo
+ Silver/Chrome: Adorama and B&H Photo
+ a boatload of accessories including $545 EVF, hand-grips, half-protectors, thumb supports, batteries, correction lenses, straps, etc
This too has been added to the New Cameras of 2017, now a total of four interchangeable lens digital cameras!
It’s XP time! No, not Windows XP, but Rokinon XP 🙂 The new Rokinon XP 85mm f/1.2 Lens for Canon EF is now available for pre-ordering for $999 with free shipping at B&H Photo.
Also available for pre-order for the same price and the same Canon EF mount at the same price is the Rokinon XP 14mm f/2.4 with a late March 2017 release estimate.
UPDATE: but wait, there’s more! B&H Photo is also taking pre-orders for the nwe Rokinon Xeen 16mm T2.6 Lens for $2495 in Canon EF, Nikon F, PL mount, M434ds, and Sony E-mount. This is a video-priority lens.
It’s pre-order discount time, down from $350 to $330, you can place pre-orders for the Flashpoint eVOLV 200 TTL Modular Strobe with Built-in R2 2.4GHz Radio Remote System at Adorama. Free expedited shipping when it comes in-stock.
Fuji is back with more Graphite! Two new X-system cameras are now available for pre-order in this option as follows:
+ Fuji X-T2 Body Only Graphite for $1800 at B&H Photo and Adorama
+ Fuji X-PRO2 with 23mm f2 lens for $2300 at B&H Photo and Adorama
If you live at the intersection of ChromeOS, Google Play and like to use a digitizer pen for your photography (and other hand-input) needs, Samsung’s new “ChromeDroid” Chromebooks have been unleashed at CES 2017, and right now you can pre-order the Samsung Chromebook Plus (model XE513C24-K01US) for $450 at Amazon by Amazon itself. The release estimate is mid-February 2017.
This has some pretty good specs (considering it is not running Windows), 12.3-inch, 2400 x 1600 resolution, 4GB RAM, 360-degree hinge, digitizer pen included, two USB-C ports, microSD slot, and such. I would have liked to see more RAM and full SD and USB slots but I suppose there’s only so many things they can stuff in a thinner device and a $450 price.
The $450 model is using an ARM processor. The “Pro” model will use an Intel Core m3 processor but details on that will come in the future.
But wait, there’s more! There’s another new Panasonic M43rds lens, yet another second generation model, it is the 100-300mm f4-5.6 II OIS with a price of $650 and available for pre-order at that price at Adorama and B&H Photo.
A summary of the new interesting and serious cameras and photo lenses of 2017 so far can be found at the brand new Cameras and Lenses of 2017 Tracker.
Zoom-zoom now! Panasonic has another superzoom camera in the FZ-series with RAW out of the box. It is the new FZ80 with a 18mp 1/2.3″ sensor and a 60x optical zoom lens (20-1200mm eq) and RAW with a pre-order price of $400 at B&H Photo and Adorama… This too has been added to our New Cameras of 2017 page…
But wait, there’s more from Panasonic in the world of Micro Four Thirds. If you want something longer than 12-35mm and you are willing to sacrifice constant aperture, their new 12-60mm f2.8-4 OIS lens is available for pre-order for $1000 at Adorama and B&H Photo.
The fourth of the new Panasonic CES 2017 lenses is more affordable, it is the 45-200mm f4-5.6 II OIS with a pre-order price of $450 at Adorama et al.
For the latest new 2017 gear of potential interest, check the New Cameras and Lenses of 2017.
Panasonic has a second mirrorless camera, in the shadow of the GH5, it is the new GX850 bundled with the 12-32mm kit lens, in black or silver color-schemes, available for pre-order for $550 at Adorama and B&H Photo.
Panasonic has a new flagship now, the GH5 with a March 2017 release estimate and a pre-order price of $2000 at Adorama and B&H Photo… You can find this along with the other New Cameras of 2017…
UPDATE: also accepting pre-orders now is Amazon itself for the same price of $2000 (I am rounding prices for simplicity sake, the actual price is $1997.99).
PS: also available for pre-order is the DMW-BGGH5 Battery Grip for $350.
No longer just the books, the camera too is now available for purchase, there are four official Nikon D5600 DSLR kits available for pre-order at B&H Photo in familiar configurations:
+ body only for $700
+ with 18-55 DX VR for $800
+ with 18-55 DX VR and 70-300 f4.5-6.3G non-VR for $1150
+ with 18-135 f3.5-5.6G DX VR for $1200
The latest new cameras and lenses of 2017 are now tracked in the brand new New Cameras of 2017 tracker.
This may be a first. The books for a camera are listed at Amazon before the camera itself! There’s two of them now! Julie Adair King’s “Nikon D5600 For Dummies” is available for pre-order in paperback for $30 with an April 17 (20170 release estimate, while David Busch’s Nikon D5600 guide is available for pre-order at Amazon for $40 with a May 19 in 2017 release date estimate. This is the paperback edition, under the RockyNook brand (not to be confused with the Barnes and Noble Nook). Amazon has a pre-order price-guarantee [see Details], so if the price drops until its release date, you will pay the lowest price during the time period between pre-order and release date.
PS: 3rd-party goofballs (okay, sellers) have created stub listings for the Nikon D5600 at Amazon, but Amazon’s own listing is not there yet.
CES 2017 is upon us and so is the parade of new cameras! Canon has a brand new RAWsumer, it is the second generation of the G9X, the aptly named “G9X II” and it is available for pre-order in black or brown color-options for $530 at B&H Photo and Amazon itself at the moment.
Staying with the reborn G-line, Canon also announced a G7X II Video Creator’s Kit available for pre-order for $750. What makes it so not as generous as some of the DSLR kits that include Rode mics, but rather you get a Manfrotto PIXI Mini tabletop tripod, an extra battery, and a 32GB SDHC card.
Canon has revealed three new Pixma printers in the TS-series, the TS5020, the TS6020, and the TS9020, with prices going for $100, $150 and $200 respectively. You can find them all nicely organized at Adorama. Each printer is available in different colors.
And now some action on the pre-ordering front, the brand new Fuji X-A10 with the 16-50mm kit lens is available for pre-order for $500 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo and Amazon itself and Adorama. There is only one color combination/kit available.
If you are a fan of the “Really Right Stuff” camera accessories brand and of B&H Photo, you are in luck! They have began carrying their products and they are now available for pre-order at B&H Photo. This is breaking news, their listings will soon get populated with more details but you can place a preorder if you want to get in line as an early bird.
The brand new Olympus E-M1 II micro-four-thirds price-flagship is now available for pre-order as a body only kit with a starting price of $2000 at B&H Photo. Shipping estimate is early December… This camera too is included in the Stock Status Tracker…
UPDATE: more retailers have it available for pre-order for $2000 including Amazon itself (December 8 estimate) and Adorama and the official Olympus USA store GetOlympus.
The new MacBook PRO laptops are now available for pre-order at Amazon. Release date is not specified:
+ 15.4″ MLW82LL/A with i7, 512GB for $2800
+ 13.3″ MNQF2LL/A with i5, 512GB for $2000
+ same in silver, MNQG2LL/A for $2000
+ 13.3″ MLL42LL/A, i5, 256GB for $1500
In today’s live-streamed announcement, Apple finally revealed their new generation of MacBook Pro laptops, with their brand new “Touch Bar” technology. They are available in 13.3″ and 15.4″ sizes, with prices ranging from $1500 to $2800 and they are available for pre-orders at B&H Photo and MacMall and other authorized Apple dealers.
PS: I forgot about this event, so I wasn’t able to live-tweet it.
Nikon photographers looking for pro-caliber lenses have two new options today attacking their wallets. It’s a new f2.8 PRO zoom and a new f4 Tilt Shift lens, available for pre-orders as follows:
+ 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR for $2800 at B&H Photo
+ 19mm f/4E ED Tilt-Shift for $3400 at B&H Photo
Sony switched to an Apple style two-step announcement, with the pre-orders coming in Step #2 of the whole song and dance. Which brings us to step #2, the new Sony RX100 Mark V Compact-with-RAW (1″ sensor, 24-70mm eq f1.8-2.8 Zeiss-blessed lens) is now available for pre-order for $1000 at B&H Photo and Adorama and Amazon by Amazon itself. The release estimate is somewhere between October 14-28 in 2016.
This camera has just been added to the Stock Status Tracking page…
Google generated some waves in multiple dimensions with today’s Google-centric Made-by-Google announcement (raw video stream which I was live-tweeting at high speed). One of those waves was a new flagship “made by HTC for Google” Pixel phone duo. Already this phone got reviewed by DxoMark which gave it the highest camera score ever for a smartphone camera.
The said phones are now available for pre-orders. If you prefer to go through a carrier, it is available through Verizon Wireless only which is running a trade-in credit promotion.
If you prefer an unlocked no-contracts no-obligations phone or to prefer the other carriers, you can purchase it from the Google Store (not to be confused with the Google Play Store) or through Project Fi. Yes, it is Project Fi compatible! They offer financing as well (through Symphony Bank) and for a limited time, you can get a free Daydream View VR headset for FREE ($79 value).
Prices are flagship prices here, the 5-inch model goes for $650 (32GB storage) while the 5.5-inch model goes for $770 (32GB). If you prefer the 128GB model is an extra $100 for each model. If you are used to Nexus pricing, it’s a bit of a sticker shock 🙂
UPDATE: Best Buy is offering pre-orders for the Verizon Wireless versions with a free $100 Best Buy Gift Card and a free Chromecast.
UPDATE #2: if you purchase the Unlocked Pixels, you can activate them with Republic Wireless using their budget-friendly BYOD plans (if you don’t need a lot of cellular data).
Nikon’s new Key Mission action cameras that were launched at Photokina 2016 are currently available for pre-order with Free Accessory Bundles, and these bundles have the same price as the standard camera kits. They are:
+ Nikon KeyMission 360 with FREE System Case, Extra EN-EL12 battery and Extension Arm for $500
+ Nikon KeyMission 170 with FREE System Case, Extra EN-EL12 battery and Extension Arm for $400
+ the KeyMission 80 does not have a free accessory bundle
For many Canon fans, the 75-300mm lens being non-IS non-USM in the digital era sticks out like a sore thumb, but at that price, Canon will probably not offer an IS lens. But they have a new IS lens in this ballpark range, the new EF 70-300mm f4-5.6 IS II USM lens, available for pre-order for $550 at Amazon itself and Adorama and B&H Photo. The early shipping estimate is around Thanksgiving 2016 :)… This too has been added to the Interesting New Lenses of 2016 Tracking page…
Some thought the day would never come, but here it is, a more serious Canon mirrorless camera, the brand new Canon EOS M5 mirrorless camera available in three official kits: body only for $980, with 15-45 for $1100 and with 18-150 for $1480. Pre-orders of these three are available at Amazon and Adorama and B&H Photo. The early shipping estimate is around Black Friday 2016, which is *GASP* just two months away :)… This has been added to the Interesting New Cameras of 2016 tracking page…
Coming along for the Canon EF-M system is a new superzoom lens, the EF-M 18-150mm f3.5-6.3 IS STM, available in either black or silver, with a pre-order price of $500 at Adorama and B&H Photo.
Leica has joined the Instant Film Bandwagon/craze of the 21st century with a brand new camera, available in three cameras, it is the Sofort Instant Film Camera available for pre-order for $299 with free shipping at Adorama.
Another new item is available for pre-order at B&H Photo, it is the new DJI Osmo+ Handheld Gimbal Camera with a pre-order price of $659 and an early September 2016 release estimate.
If you like Zeiss, Primes and the Sony E-mount, there’s a new Zeiss Loxia bundle available for pre-order at B&H Photo. It includes the 21mm f2.8 and 35mm f2 and 50mm f2 along with related accessories and of course the Loxia Transport Case made for them. The pre-order price is $4228.
DSLRs and Mirrorless cameras have some things in common, for example, the 4th letter of both is “R”. Which brings us to a new mirrorless camera, the new entry-point into the Fuji X-system line-up is the X-A3 bundled with the 16-50mm lens for $600 and available in three consumer-friendly colors (silver, pink, brown). Pre-orders are available at B&H Photo and Adorama and Amazon by Amazon itself with an early October 2016 release estimate. This has been added to the Interesting New Cameras of 2016 tracking page.
Last night we got the new Canon 5D IV and lenses, today it is Fuji’s turn to have new products available for pre-order, starting with the brand new 23mm f2 XF R WR lens available in silver or black (but not in a Las Vegas Raiders uniform) with a pre-order price of $449 at B&H Photo and Adorama. Shipping estimate is late September 2016. This has been added to the New Lenses of 2016 Tracking page.
In addition to the two new lenses, Canon has launched a brand new Canon 5D DSLR, the fourth generation model, aka 5D Mark IV, available in three kits:
+ body only for $3500
+ with 24-105 f4L IS II for $4600
+ with 24-70 f4L IS for $4400
Pre-orders are accepted for these kits at Amazon by Amazon itself and B&H Photo and Adorama.
UPDATE: speaking of the 5D Mark IV, B&H Photo is planning a Live Discussion Panel starting at 2pm Eastern on Thursday 8/25/16.
A brand new battery grip is also announced, the Canon Battery Grip BG-E20 has a pre-order price of $490 at Amazon by Amazon itself and Adorama and B&H Photo.
But wait, there’s more. There’s some more action the Canon 7D Mark II front, two new kits are being released that bundle it with the Canon Wi-Fi Adapter Kit, going for $1850 for the 7D II body only and $2450 for the “with 18-135mm IS STM lens” kit. They are available for pre-order at Adorama and B&H Photo.
Speaking of the Canon W-E1 Wifi Adapter, it is available for pre-order on its own for $50 at Adorama.
The new DSLR and lenses have been added to the Interesting New Cameras and Lenses of 2016 Tracking page. This is a Photokina year [see Trade Show Calendar], so we’ll have more new gear before the holidays.
The 5D Mark IV will be one of the cameras included when I reboot the Stock Status Tracking page with unreleased cameras in the next few days. Let me know what other cameras you’d like to see tracked in the comments or using the online contact form.
Alongside the Canon 5D Mark IV DSLR, Canon has unleashed two new four-figure Canon EF (D)SLR lenses and they are available for pre-ordering as follows:
+ 16-35mm f2.8L III for $2200 at Adorama and B&H Photo and Amazon by Amazon itself
+ 24-105mm f4L IS II for $1100 at Adorama and B&H Photo and Amazon by Amazon itself
Adorama is now accepting pre-orders for the new Kipon Baveyes Ultra 0.7x Adapter available in three different options. It lets you attach Hasselblad Medium Format Lenses to either Sony E/NEX camera bodies or Leica M, or Leica SL. The pre-order price is $495 for each option.
While the new Nikon D3400 kit options were straightforward, things are a bit more complicated in the new AF-P Nikon lenses. Two different lenses are available in two different options each, with and without VR. An interesting decision here, perhaps with an eye towards bundling them in different ways and discounting them? Regardless..
… the four new AF-P lenses are now available for pre-order as follows:
+ 70-300mm f4.5-6.3G ED AF-P DX VR for $400 at Amazon and Adorama and B&H Photo
+ 70-300mm f4.5-6.3G ED AF-P DX non-VR for $350 at Amazon and Adorama and B&H Photo
+ 18-55 f3.5-5.6G DX VR for $250 at Adorama and B&H Photo
+ 18-55 f3.5-5.6G DX non-VR for $200 at Adorama and B&H Photo
These have been added to the new Interesting New Lenses of 2016 tracking page. We no longer track most non-RAW P&S fixed lens digital cameras over there.
With IFA and Photokina 2016 just around the corner [see Trade Show Calendar], many and more new tech items will see the light of day in the next few weeks.
Which brings us to Nikon, revealing their new entry-point in their APS-C DSLR line-up, it is the new Nikon D3400 DSLR that comes with two official kits. One is bundled with the new AF-P (yes, P as in Pea) 18-55mm f3.5-5.6G DX VR lens for $650, and another bundled with the new 18-55 and the new AF-P 70-300mm f4.5-6.3G ED DX non-VR for $1000.
Pre-orders of all the kits are available at B&H Photo and Adorama and Amazon itself.
This too have been added to the interesting New Cameras and Lenses of 2016 tracking page.
Santa brought Auto Focus technology to Rokinon-Samyang, and their putting that gift to good use with another new Sony E-mount FE lens with AF, it is the 14mm f2.8 and it is available for pre-order for $849 with free expedited shipping and a October 2016 release estimate at B&H Photo.
Gaming consoles are not following the general technology cycle of a new model every year (or sooner), so it’s a bigger event when it happens, which brings us to the new Microsoft Xbox One S, whose reviews began popping out today (review embargo), and they are available for pre-order starting at $300 for the 500GB bundle and $350 for the 1TB bundle and $400 for the 2TB Launch Edition and $450 for the 2TB Gears of War bundle.
UPDATE: eBay seller AntOnline is offering the 2TB Launch Bundle for $400 with a $25 eBay Gift Card.
While we are in a pre-order wave, here’s another new set of products available for pre-order, a quintet of Silk Lite travel tripods with prices ranging from $110 to $330, available for pre-order at Adorama and sorted by price order.
They said it couldn’t be done, but slowly and steadily we see more lenses that the naysayers said they couldn’t be done! Or something like that if lens-making was a sporting-event post-game interview 🙂 Which brings us to the brand new Nikon 105mm f1.4E ED lens, available for pre-order for $2200 at Adorama and B&H Photo… This too has been added to the Interesting Cameras and Lenses of 2016 Tracking page…