The Canon G16 compact with RAW goes for $400 in new condition [see Price Charts], but if you want to get it for less yet still get a one year warranty, you can get it for $250 with free shipping in refurbished condition by the Canon Outlet store, part of their refurbished Powershot sales.
$250 can also get you the refurbished Canon G1 X, so you have many and more choices. Perhaps to the point of analysis-paralysis.
If you are comfortable with refurbished cameras, the official Canon store has another refurbished sale with a 1-year warranty included. Among the cameras offered is the refurbished Canon G1 X for $250 with free shipping and a 1-year Canon USA warranty. Not bad for a camera with a 1.5-inch sensor and a glued-on zoom lens.
The Canon G7 X compact with RAW is now down to $550 with free shipping at Adorama where you get free accessories. You have two sets of freebies. One is the “base” kit (extra battery, AC adapter, Bluetooth speaker), the other is the free accessories kit with 32GB SD and Corel software and trinkety things. You also earn 2% promotional rewards… This was going for $600 last week (see Fixed Lens Cameras Price Charts)…
The Panasonic FZ1000 superzoom with RAW and its 1-inch sensor is bundled with a $100 Adorama Gift Certificate for $750 with free shipping at Adorama… Optionally you can triple your manufacturer warranty via mail-in rebate…
The Panasonic FZ200 superzoom with RAW is bundled with a $100 Adorama gift certificate and a 16GB SD card for $400 with free shipping at Adorama.
The Fujifilm X100T Big Sensor PRime is bundled with the Audio-Technica AT8024 Stereo/Mono Microphone for $1100 at Adorama. The Microphone on its own goes for $250, so if you don’t need it, you can trade it or gift it or sell it to partially fund the X100T purchase. This bundle is available at Adorama for the black X100T or the silver X100T.
We have another Canon Pixma rebate bundle offer. This time it is the Canon G7 X bundled with the Pixma Pro 100 printer and the 50pk 13×19-inch photo paper for $500 after a $350 mail-in rebate (prepaid AMEX gift card) at Adorama… Optionally you can add Adobe software to your purchase for a combined purchase discount (look at the yellow “Special Offer” section over there)…
PS: a price-check round for Fixed Lens Cameras (RAWsumers) is underway. The Fixed Lens Cameras price chart should be completed by midnight tonight (other things equal). As I price-check and find deals, I will be posted them here. YMMV depending on MAP and such.
We have another Canon RAWsumer with Pixma bundle. The brand new Canon G1X II is bundled with the Pixma Pro 100 printer and the 50pk 13×19-inch photo paper for $550 after a $350 mail-in rebate (prepaid AMEX gift card) at Adorama… Optionally you can add Adobe software to your purchase for a combined purchase discount (look at the yellow “Special Offer” section over there).
It’s not just Canon DSLRs that get the Pixma mail-in rebates. If you are interested in the Canon G16 compact with RAW, Adorama has a Pixma MIR bundle for it for $300 after a $350 mail-in rebate (prepaid American Express Gift Card). For that you get the Canon G16 along with the Pixma Pro 100 printer and a 50pk of 13×19-inch Canon photo paper… Optionally you can add Adobe software to the purchase for a combined purchase, eg add Elements 14 for +$30…
Adorama is back with another Canon + Printer + MIR bundle. This time you get the Canon G1x + Pixma Pro 100 printer + 13×19″ Photo Paper for $550 after a $350 mail-in rebate (prepaid American Express gift card). Rebate details in this PDF file.
Love the idea of a compact with RAW camera but sometimes you just have to have a viewfinder as well? Adorama may be solving this dilemma by offering the Canon G3X + Canon EVF-DC1 Electronic Viewfinder together for $918 with free shipping. No coupons, no rebates, just add to cart and proceed. The EVF on its own goes for $220, while the G3X on its own goes for $900. So for just +$20 you are getting a detachable EVF.
Alternately, if you also need more accessories (or you are in the process of building camera-gift-bundles for friends and family), for $938 with free expedited shipping you can get the above two plus many accessories: 32GB Lexar SD, Lowepro Sport 7L shoulder bag, extra 3rd-party battery, screen protector, cleaning kit, and the Corel Creativity software bundle that includes Aftershot Pro 2 and PSP (= PaintShop Pro) X8 among others.
If you are not afraid of mail-in rebates and prepaid American Express Gift cards, Adorama has another Canon Camera + Printer bundle. It is the Canon S120 compact-with-RAW along with the Pixma Pro 100 printer and a 50pk of 13×19 Canon photo paper. You pay $600 at checkout. After you receive the order and all is well, you submit the mail-in rebate following the instructions and deadlines. If all is well, a few weeks later you receive a $350 prepaid American Express Gift Card. Making it a $250 after $350 MIR offer.
Pre-orders are now accepted for the Sony RX1 R II FF Big Sensor Prime (BSP) for its starting price of $3300 at B&H Photo and Amazon by Amazon itself with a late November 2015 release estimate.
As of 11/11/15, the price jumped up up up and away…
For those of you following on the RSS feed and may not have seen the previous “falling knife” price updates, the black Fuji XQ1 compact-avec-RAWeaux (aka rawsumer) is now down to $170 with free shipping, with a limit of 10 per customer, at Amazon by Amazon itself. We started following the falling knife price at $227.
Strategically, in situations like these, it’s hard to predict when to try to catch the falling knife, especially with Black Friday madness just around the virtual corner.
As of 11/11/15, the price jumped up up up and away…
Price updated 11/6/15 at 11:51pm ET: the classic “falling knife” price continues… The black color scheme of the Fuji XQ1, in new condition, is currently down to $187 (was $196, was $203, was $208, was $213, was $227) with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon itself. The silver goes for $270+. Thanks to one of our readers for the alert!…
Canon announced not one but two new RAWsumers, the G5X and the G9X with starting prices of $800 and $500 respectively. As of the time of writing, these are in-stock at multiple retailers, including:
+ Canon G5X: B&H Photo and Adorama and Amazon (price is $800, ignore the $450 after MIR, it is WRONG!)
+ G9X silver-brown: B&H Photo and various at Amazon and OneCall
+ G9X black: B&H Photo and various at Amazon (price is $500, ignore the $150 after MIR, it is WRONG!)
If of the four Sony RX100 digital cameras it is the Mark II (RX100 II) the one you want, Adorama has created a Sony RX100 II bundle for $500 with free shipping. You receive the standard RX100 II camera kit, the official Sony LCJ-RXF Premium Leather-Like Jacket Case, a 16GB Toshiba microSD card (with full-size SD adapter), and 2% promotional rewards (= $10). These are included automatically by Adorama while this promotion is running.
But that’s not all! If you are willing to lift a finger, you can also get this for FREE: Look for the “Create Your Bundle and Save Up to $160!” option, next to the yellow “Special Offer”. Locate the “Free Gift” tab, and you will notice a NewLeaf 1 Year Drops-n-Spills Extra Protection. Click on the blue “Add to Bundle” and then the green “Add Bundle to Cart” and proceed to checkout.
Sony’s taking a page from the Apple book by separating (in time) the announcement from the ordering. Officially it is for Big Sensor Prime fans, the Sony RX1 R II with a starting price of $3300 and a 42mp full frame Exmor R sensor BSI CMOS (once upon a time Sony’s own people said BSI technology was best suited to make the most out of 1/2.x” sensors – ha!), and 35mm f2 Zeiss lens. Pre-orders are not accepted yet, but the camera has a page with specs and details at B&H Photo which says “Item will be available for purchase on Thu, Nov 5 8AM”.
This too has been added to the New Cameras of 2015 Tracking page.
Canon has not one but two new G X-series 1-inch compact with RAW cameras today. On the higher end of the spec spectrum, the G5 X comes with a 1-inch 20mp sensor with a 4.2x optical zoom lens (24-100mm f1.8-2.8) with EVF and control ring and more. It is available for pre-order for $800 at Amazon by Amazon itself with an October 23 (2015) release estimate… This has been added to the New Cameras of 2015 Tracking page…
The compact with RAW action continues on Canon’s front with the brand new G9 X with a 1-inch 20mp sensor and a 3x optical zoom lens (28-84mm eq, f2-4.9). Said camera is now available for pre-order for $500 in either the silver-brown color-scheme or the black color-scheme. Shipping estimate is October 23 (2015)… This has been added to the New Cameras of 2015 Tracking page…
As of the time of writing there is ONLY ONE left in the silver color scheme, and you have to add to the shopping cart, and login with an eBay account to see the price, it is the new condition Fuji X100T offered for $1100 with free shipping, by Buydig’s eBay store.
To make sure I am not hallucinating or sleep-blogging, here’s an annotated screenshot crop of the eBay shopping cart:
UPDATE: if the above sells out, or if you prefer the black color scheme, the same $1100 price is also available from the BuyDig eBay store for the new condition black Fuji X100T. There are six left of this as of the time of writing.
The Canon S120 compact avec RAWeaux (that’s the professional french spelling) goes for $350 at authorized dealers that also offer some freebies, for example Adorama includes the Canon MG2520 printer and 1yr New Leaf Spills/Drops warranty and $7 promotional rewards for free.
If you don’t need the extra accessories and want to prioritize on lower out of pocket price, you can get the Canon S120 in manufacturer refurbished condition with a one year Canon USA warranty for $280 from the Canon USA official store refurbished Powershot sale.
If compacts with RAW are of interest, don’t forget to also weigh in the similarly refurbished with one year warranty Canon G1X for $270 or the Canon G1X Mark II for $600.
The new condition Canon G1X Mark II goes for $750 at authorized dealers which include some free accessories (eg Adorama) but if you want to save some and don’t need the extra accessories, you can get it in manufacturer refurbished condition with a one year warranty for $600 with free 4GB SD and free shipping at the official Canon USA store as part of their refurbished Canon Gear Sale.
It is back. A larger sensor with a zoom lens and RAW of course, the official Canon USA store is offering the manufacturer refurbished Canon G1X with a one year Canon USA warranty for $270 with a 4GB SD card (ha!) and free shipping… This is part of the refurbished Canon Gear Sale.
I never got around to posting an in-stock alert for the new Panasonic FZ300 superzoom (a RAWzoomer since it takes RAW), so here it is! The camera is in-stock and ready to ship at its starting price of $600 at Amazon (Amazon itself, and 3rd-party sellers) and Adorama and B&H Photo. You can optionally triple the warranty via mail-in rebate.
PS: why not just offer a three year warranty to all buyers or at least make the rebate an online submission? Staples has been using online (Easy Rebates) for many years now, and they work very well.
B&H Photo is offering a free Panasonic HX-A1 Wearable HD Action Cam (choice of Orange or Black color scheme) with the purchase of the GSM unlocked Panasonic DMC-CM1 Android CameraPhone at its regular price of $1000. You can optionally extend the warranty to three years via a Panasonic mail-in rebate. You can select the free action camera color by clicking on the “Your choice from free items” link there. Annotated screenshot crop of that right below:
Not only we forgot about Dre, we also forgot about the eBay Deals where we have an imported grey-market new condition camera. If of all the 1-inch compacts with RAW it is the first generation Sony RX100 the one you want, you can get it for $320 with free shipping, with a limit of five per customer from eBay seller Electronics Valley (99.1%).
The first generation Ricoh GR big sensor prime, in new condition, is currently on sale for $500 by 3rd-party seller “Eagle Camera” with the order fulfilled by Amazon, so it is eligible for Prime shipping. I don’t know if they are an authorized dealer.
In comparison, the second generation Ricoh GR II is in-stock and shipping for $626 at Amazon by Amazon itself and Adorama and B&H Photo.
The action goes RAWsumery at the refurbished Powershot sales at the official Canon Direct store, where you can get the refurbished Canon G1 X for $270 with a one year Canon warranty. Nom-nom?
Zoom-zoom! The Panasonic FZ200 superzoom (okay, a RAWzoomer since you have RAW) is bundled with a $100 Adorama Gift Certificate and a 16GB Toshiba SD card, all together for $400 with free shipping at Adorama. Offer ends 9/8/15.
If you are looking for the good old Nikon Coolpix A big-sensor-prime, you can get it for $300 with free shipping in manufacturer refurbished condition with a 90 day Nikon USA warranty by Adorama on eBay and Adorama directly.
It’s not just the Canon DSLRs that get the printer-rebate bundles. Focus Camera is now offering a Canon S120 printer-rebate bundle for $400 after a $350 mail-in rebate (prepaid American Express gift card). The bundle includes the S120, the Pixma Pro 100 printer, and a 50pk Canon 13×19 photo paper.
The official Canon USA online store has a refurbished sale on select products. The sale prices are shown in red ink. These items come with a one year Canon warranty and pass a “comprehensive quality assurance inspection”. Some could argue this may be more than what they do for new condition items 🙂 Participating are:
+ select refurbished DSLR kits (multiple pages)
+ select refurbished SLR lenses (multiple pages)
+ refurbished Speedlite Flashes (four options in-stock, one sold out)
+ select refurbished Fixed Lens cameras (multiple pages)
+ time-permitting I will go through them later on, but I don’t want you to miss out any potential deals that sell out until I find time to go through them all (already a few of the red-ink items are sold out).
Adorama is bundling two free extras (Cotta Hard Jacket and Cotta Lens Cover) with the Panasonic CM1P camera phone for $1000 with free shipping. The phone part is carrier unlocked. It has a Leica-branded lens, Snapdragon 801, RAW capture, 1-inch sensor, 2GB RAM, 16GB storage, microSD (up to 128GB), Android 4.4, etc.
PS: if the bands work, T-Mobile has a limited time offer that gets you 4 lines with 10GB of full speed data per line, (with data rollover for 12 months), for $120 total per month (plus taxes and other fees of course). You could use the CM1 as of the four lines and not worry about it eating up your cellular data. Also, if you don’t need more than two lines, you can turn one of the phones into a virtual mobile hotspot (you pay the same price whether you get 3 or 4 lines).
The Ricoh GR II, with its 16mp APS-C sensor and f2.8 prime lens and no LPF is now in-stock and ready to ship to you for $700 prime dollars at B&H Photo and Adorama and various at Amazon (Amazon itself is 1-2 months away) and TheCameraBox on eBay.
On the other hand, if you prefer the original Ricoh GR, it is bundled with the Ricoh GV-1 EVF and 32GB Sandisk SDHC and 4% promotional rewards for $600 at Adorama.
The new Canon G3X with its 1-inch sensor and 25x optical zoom lens is now in-stock and ready to zoom into your hands at Adorama for $1000 with free shipping and two bonus items, the Red Giant production bundle software (Knoll Light Factory, Magic Bullet, Text Anarchy) along with a one year New Leaf spills and drops warranty. The free items are included automatically by Adorama while this promotion is running. You see them mentioned on the page (annotated screenshot below):
Fuji X temptations! At Adorama, thanks to Fuji X-Pro1 shopping cart bundles, you can get the Fuji X-Pro1 body only along with an extra Fuji battery, a 32GB Lexar card and a 16GB Sandisk memory vault for $800. Look at the “Camera Lens Deals” bundle and you can add the Fuji 27mm f2.8 R lens for FREE. The lens comes with a free bundle of its own (NewLeaf extended warranty, filter, wrap, tether, cleaning kit). You have to press the blue button to add the lens to the bundle and then add the bundle to the shopping cart.
But that’s not all. Optionally you can add the 35mm f1.4 lens in the same fashion as above for +$150 more. This lens too comes with a similar freebies bundles as the lens above. This makes it $950. No coupons/rebates, just add to cart!
Also if you click on the “Buy Together and Save” on the left side over there, you can optionally buy the Fuji XQ2 rawsumer for +$200. Annotated screenshot of the bundles below highlighting in green the relevant parts…
These are limited time offers but I do not know when they expire…
The Fuji X30 compact with RAW is currently offered for $480 with free shipping, and free Adobe Photoshop Elements and Premiere Elements 12 software and a free 32GB SD card and 4% promotional rewards ( = $19.2) at BuyDig.com.
On the other hand, if you are comfortable with imported cameras, you can get it for $410 by DigitalRev – without the aforementioned freebies.
With the second generation Sony RX10 (aka RX10 II) looming large on the horizon (no pun intended on camera size), the first generation model has taken a $100 off discount, you can now get it for $900 at Adorama.
Zoom zoom! Canon has just revealed a new 1-inch RAWsumer, the G3X with a 1-inch sensor and a zoom-zoom 25x optical zoom lens (24-600mm eq f2.8-5.6 IS). It is available for pre-order for a round mound of rebound of $1000 at Adorama and B&H Photo.
You can find this and other potentially interesting new cameras and lenses of 2015 at the Cameras and Lenses of 2015 page. Swimsuit edition coming soon 😉
Don’t stop believing Ricoh GR fans! Ricoh has just announced the second generation Ricoh GR, aka Ricoh GR II with a 16mp APS-C sensor, no low pass filter, 28mm f2.8 eq lens, and it is available for pre-order for $800 at B&H Photo and Adorama.
The first generation model currently goes for $580 at B&H Photo (with free external GV-1 EVF and 32GB SD) and $600 at Adorama (with free GF-1 TTL Flash and 4% promotional rewards).
The new Sony cameras announced last week (see New Cameras of 2015 tracking page) are now available for actual ordering. Maybe Sony thought an extra week would help build hype? 🙂 Regardless, they are now ready for ordering:
+ a7R II for $3200 at B&H Photo and Adorama
+ RX10 II for $1300 at B&H Photo and Adorama
+ RX100 IV for $950 at B&H Photo and Adorama
The Sony RX100 has certainly been a successful 1-inch RAWsumer for Sony, as evidenced by the steady stream of next generation models, which brings us to the brand new RX100 IV, which will be orderable on June 17 (2015) with a starting price of $950 at B&H Photo and Adorama.
The brand new Sony RX10 II 1-inch fixed lens zoom (24-200mm f2.8 eq CZ) will be available for purchase on June 17 (2015) for its early adopter price of $1300 at B&H Photo and Adorama.
The first generation RX10 (aka RX10 I) currently goes for $1000.
If you like fixed lens cameras and prime lenses and 35mm full frame sensors and Leica, this combination is now available for pre-order in the all new Leica Q Type 116 camera, with a Leica-esque pre-order price of $4250 at Adorama and B&H Photo.
If of the various compacts avec RAWeaux (that’s RAW in faux-French) it is the black Panasonic LX7 the one you want, Adorama has a black LX7 bundle for $328 with free expedited shipping. For that, you get the standard LX7 kit, plus a $50 Adorama Gift Certificate, a 32GB Lexar SDHC card, a 16GB Patriot microSD card, and 4% promotional rewards (=$13~)