Fuji X30 for $480 (either color)

The Fuji X30 compact with RAW is currently offered, in either color scheme, for $480 with free shipping and free returns at Groupon Goods. Delivery within 7 business days after purchase.

Canon G16 with extras for $400

The Canon G16 compact with RAW is now going for $400 with free shipping and 32GB Lexar SDHC card and 2% promotional rewards and LCD protector and one year spills and drops warranty at Adorama.

Sigma DP Merrills for $700 to $710 {SD1 for $2000}

The instant discount wave from Shiguma is also lifting (down) the prices of the DP-series Merrill trio. The DP1 Merrill goes for $700, while the DP2 Merrill and the DP3 Merrill go for $710 each.

Meanwhile, the niche-within-a-niche hiding in the nooks and crannies of another niche-within-a-niche, a “Mean Girls” way of saying a Sigma DSLR, the Sigma SD1 body only goes for $2000 with 4% promotional rewards (=4%).

Sony RX100 with Sony Jacket, extra charger, etc for $400

If you are interested in the first generation Sony RX100, in new condition, and with extra accessories, Adorama has a bundle that includes the following bonus items: Sony’s LCJ-RXF Leather-Like Jacket Case, extra charger, and 16GB Sandisk Ultra card.

In-stock nao: the new Olympus Stylus 1s for $700

I don’t know why camera manufacturers love creating naming confusions, but they keep doing it like clockwork. Olympus now has the new Stylus 1s, not to be confused with the older Stylus 1. The 1s has a starting price of $700 and it is already in-stock and ready to ship at B&H Photo. Pre-orders are accepted at Adorama and Amazon.

Panasonic LX7 (black) w/freebies for $328

If you have a near term interest in the black Panasonic LX7 compact with RAW, it is currently on sale for $328 with 4% promotional rewards (= $13~) and a free 64GB SD card and free camera case at BuyDig.com. The same price but without the freebies is by Amazon itself (limit 2).

Panasonic FZ200 rawzoomer for $400

Crash! The Panasonic FZ200 superzoom with RAW (24x, f2.8 constant) is now down to $400 with free shipping at BuyDig.com and Amazon by Amazon herself (limit 2) where it averages 4.5 out of 5 based on 500+ customer reviews, and has nearly 350 answered questions by customers.

PS: you can find the price lower from retailers that are not authorized Panasonic dealers, so it’s up to you to trade-off that.

Refurbished Sony RX100 for $350

For a limited time, BuyDig is offering the factory refurbished Sony RX100 for $350 with free shipping and one year warranty. Offer ends by 3/29/15.

Refurbished Olympus XZ-2 compact with RAW for $240

If you are interested in the black Olympus XZ-2 compact with RAW but don’t want to wait to see whether it ever returns at Amazon under $250 in new condition with USA warranty, you can get it for $240 as certified refurbished at the official Olympus Outlet store where you can find more of their refurbished offerings.

Speaking of the official Olympus store, their new condition E-System Builder Savings Promotion (buy one camera, get up to four lenses for combined savings up to $1000) continues.

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Trade-In promotion for Sony RX100 and RX10

Amazon is running a Trade-In Promotion for the Sony RX10 and RX100* digital cameras. You trade-in a qualifying camera or camcorder or smartphone. Three business days later, you will receive an email with a promotional code for either $50 off the RX100* cameras or $100 off the RX10 camera. One trade-in promo code per order. Only new condition RX10/RX100* cameras sold by Amazon herself are eligible (not 3rd-party sellers, not used/refurbs). This promotion ends 3/28/15. More details over there.

UPDATE #1: Adorama has a Sony RX Trade-In promotion as well.

UPDATE #2: B&H Photo has a Sony RX trade-in promotion as well.

Panasonic LX7 for $350 w/$50 GC & extras [updated]

Adorama has a black Panasonic LX7 bundle: you pay $350, but you get a $50 Adorama certificate, free 32GB and 16GB cards, and 4% promotional rewards (= $14).

UPDATE: as of 2/11/15 recheck, the $300 Amazon by Amazon itself offer ended and the price went up to $350.

Canon G1X drops to $400

The Canon G1x fixed lens camera with RAW and 1.5″ sensor is now down to $400 with free shipping at B&H Photo (with free accessories) and at Amazon by Amazon itself (limit 2).

Fuji X30 drops to $500 (with various free accessories)

The Fuji X30 compact with RAW has now dropped to $500 at various authorized Fuji dealers, some of which are also offering free accessories, including Cameta on eBay (lots of freebies) and B&H Photo (free official case) and NewEgg (free 32GB SD) and Amazon itself (no freebies) and Adorama.

Orderable again: Olympus XZ-2 for $217

The availability soap-opera of the Olympus XZ-2 compact with RAW continues with a new twist. As of the time of writing, the camera is orderable once again, for $217 and change this time, at Amazon by Amazon itself with a February 7 in-stock estimate and a limit of two per customer.

(SOLD OUT) Olympus XZ-2 orderable again for $216 (Febr 4 in-stock)

As of a 1/29/15 at 11:52pm ET recheck, this is sold out once again… The black Olympus XZ-2 compact with RAW is orderable again for $216~ with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon herself with a February 4 (2015) in-stock estimate.

Panasonic LX100 drops to $803

The Panasonic LX100 is currently down to $803 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon itself with a limit of two per customer. This still has the flagship rawsumer premium in its price – it started at $900.

(GONE AGAIN) Olympus XZ-2 back down to $215 again

The XZ-2 continues its game of hide and seek. As of a 1/27/15 recheck, it is gone again, you cannot order it. I have no idea if/when it will return given the unpredictability of the previous iterations… The black Olympus XZ-2 is back down to $215 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon itself with a limit of two per customer and a January 30 (2015) estimated shipping date.

(ENDED) Refurbished Sony RX 100 Mark II for $380

As of a 1/23/15 recheck, this is sold out with 50 units sold… If you are suffering from RX 100 fever but don’t want to pay the early-adopter big bucks, the Sony RX 100 Mark II (second generation) is offered manufacturer-refurbished for $380 with free shipping by Secondipity on eBay as part of an eBay refurbished tech sale.

Olympus XZ2 returns Jan-27 but for $253

The previous Olympus XZ2 new condition price was around $213. It is now back at Amazon [corrected link] with a January 27 (2015) in-stock estimate for $253… Check Serious Fixed Lens Camera Price Charts for price reference.

Strategically, it’s the same thing as usual: if you need it now vs if you don’t need it now. In the future, there will be more cameras and more discounts and more sales and more options (other things equal).

Sony RX100 III with Lightroom 5 for $800

The Sony RX100 Mark III, along with Adobe’s Lightroom 5, and a 64GB memory card and basic camera pouch is offered for $800 with free shipping and free returns at Groupon Goods.

Preorder new Fuji XQ2 compact with RAW for $400

The compact with RAW party continues from Fuji with their brand new 12mp 2/3″ Fuji XQ2, available in black or silver color schemes, with a pre-order price of $400 at Adorama. The pre-order price at Amazon is $500 and likely an error/typo because the official press release price is $400. There is no price listed yet at B&H Photo… If you want to see how this fits in the grand scheme of fixed lens camera prices, check the Fixed Lens Cameras Price Chart.

(ENDED) Canon G1X drops to $500

This sale ended, the price is $550 as of 1/15/15 PM recheck… The first generation Canon G1 X compact with RAW and zoom has dropped from $550 to $500 at Amazon by Amazon itself… For a quick reference of prices, check the Fixed Lens Cameras Price Chart (end of 2014 prices).

Olympus XZ-2 compact with RAW for $213

The black Olympus XZ-2 compact with RAW is currently going for $213 with free shipping with a January 22 (was 20, was 17) in-stock estimate at Amazon by Amazon itself. This is not part of the lightning deals… Updated 1/14/15 PM.

Fuji XF1 red drops further to $125 (limit 2)

The compact with RAW Fuji XF1, in the red color scheme, is down again, going for $125 (was $131) with free shipping, with a limit of two per customer, at Amazon by Amazon herself. (for competitive price range reference, check the Fixed Lens Camera Price Charts)… Price updated 1/7/15 at 12:17am ET

Panasonic LF1 rawsumer for $230

The Panasonic LF1 is no longer available/orderable at Adorama, but if you still want this out of the many and more compacts with RAW (see Fixed Lens Camera Chart for the big picture), the black LF1 is in-stock and ready to ship for $230 at B&H Photo, while it is in the nebulous “temporarily out of stock” state from Amazon itself.

Fuji XF1 red for $147 (was as low as $129 earlier)

Thanks to one of our readers for the email alert! The red Fuji XF1 is currently going for $147 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon itself with a limit of two. Earlier in the day, it was going for $129.

Nikon A with DF-CP1 OVF kit drops to $500 (silver) or $520 (black)

If you are interested in the Nikon A, we have good-news/bad-news for you. We start with the bad news: the silver Adorama bundle with four extras for $400 is sold-out and no longer orderable. Also, Amazon’s lowest price is now $460.

The good news now: if you want the Nikon A and the DF-CP1 OVF optical viewfinder, the black Nikon A bundle has dropped from $570 to $520 at B&H Photo.

If you prefer the silver Nikon A and the DF-CP1 OVF, at B&H Photo, you can click the “Save $300 On Nikon DF-CP1 Optical Viewfinder” under “Savings Available” and add it. This allows you to add the DF-CP1 OVF kit for +$100. So $400 + $100 = $500.

If you prefer the silver Nikon A without any extras, it continues to sell for $400 at B&H Photo and Best Buy (store pickup).

Nikon A silver with FREE 32GB, extra Nikon battery, 2yr warranty, case for $400

The market competition is heating up for the Nikon A! The invisible hand of the market is now adding four free accessories at the $400 price point for the silver Nikon A! The latest situation, as of the time of writing:

+ silver Nikon A with four free accessories (32GB Lexar, extra battery, leather case, 2yr extended warranty) for $400 at Adorama [NEW!]
+ silver Nikon A for $400 by Amazon itself (limit 2) and B&H Photo and Best Buy
+ black Nikon A + DF-CP1 OVF kit for $570 at B&H Photo

Panasonic LX100 with free Jacket Case or free Rode mic for $900

The Panasonic LX100 compact-with-RAW stubbornly holds on to the early-adopter price of $900, however, to sweeten the price, there are offers with free accessories at authorized Panasonica dealers. At B&H Photo, the silver LX100 includes for free the Panasonic DMW-CLX100 Jacket Case ($100 on its own) along with a free 32GB Sandisk Extreme SDHC card and 4% promotional rewards (= $36)

Meanwhile at Adorama, for the same price of $900, they have a different set of freebies, the Rode VideoMic Go on-camera microphone and a 32GB Panasonic SDHC memory card and 4% promotional rewards, available in either the black LX100 or silver LX100.

Speaking of early-adopter Panasonic prices, the FZ1000 continues to go for $900 but comes with a free $100 store Gift Card at Adorama and B&H Photo (plus 4% rewards) and at Amazon by Amazon itself.

Nikon A drops to $400 silver [or $570 with DF-CP1 OVF]

More discounting action on the Nikon A big sensor prime. It is now going for $400 with free shipping as follows:

+ silver Nikon A by Amazon itself (limit 2) and B&H Photo
+ black Nikon A + DF-CP1 OVF kit for $570 at B&H Photo
+ jumped to $450 as of 12/20/14 recheck: + black Nikon A by Roberts at Amazon

Refurbished Nikon P7800 rawsumer for $350

Adorama is offering the refurbished Nikon P7800 compact with RAW for $350 with free shipping and the usual refurbished-by-Nikon-USA 90 day warranty. The new condition goes for $550 at the moment… Or if you prefer the previous generation Coolpix P7700, you can also get it refurbished for $300.

Fuji XQ1 silver drips to $260

If you have a near-term interest in the silver Fuji XQ1 compact avec RAW, it is currently on sale for $260 with free S&H at B&H Photo and Amazon by Amazon itself (limit 2).

Panasonic FZ1000 w/$100 Gift Card for $900

The Panasonic FZ1000 continues to go for its early-adopters/premium price of $900 but it is getting a freebie at Adorama, a $100 Adorama gift card automatically included with your order while this promotion is running.

More Ricoh GR discounts: with either GF1 or GV1 for $567 (both for $650)

Another round of discounts for the Ricoh GR Big Sensor Prime, as of the time of writing, the prices have dropped as follows:

++ with GF1 Flash for $567 (was $600) at Adorama
++ with GV1 Viewfinder for $567 (was $600): Adorama
++ with both GF1 Flash and GV1 Viewfinder for $650 (was $677) at Adorama

(SOLD OUT) Olympus XZ-2 black for $200 (if you missed the $180 deal)

As of a 12/10/14 recheck, the camera is sold-out at B&H and marked as Discontinued which typically means they won’t have any more inventory…

If you must have this camera now, and don’t want to wait for other deals (I have no idea whether or not there will be such deals in the future), you can get it for $240 certified refurbished from the Olympus Store or for about the same price you can get it from Japanese importers with international warranty.

If you missed the Olympus XZ-2 black for $180 as one of the Amazon daily deals, but still want to get the camera at a good price, fear not! You can get it for $200 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo… Optionally, you value-meal (verb) it with Corel Aftershot Pro 2 for +$30 [look under “View All Savings” at the aforelinked product page].

(SOLD OUT) Olympus XZ-2 black for $180 (limit 2) [ends Wedn 3am ET]

As of a 10:23pm ET recheck, the XZ-2 at $180 lightning deal at Amazon sold out… One of the day-long Amazon Gold Box Deals for Tuesday 12/9/14 is the new condition Olympus XZ-2 Digital Camera (Black) offered for $180 with free shipping, or $190 with extras. Limit two per customer. This promotion ends by 3am ET on Wednesday or earlier if sold out!

Canon S110 with extras for $180

If you missed the Canon S110 compact with RAW lightning deal for $160, fear semi-not. It has now settled to $180 with free shipping, with two free extras at Adorama (16GB Toshi SDHC, New Leaf 1yr Spills/Drops warranty) [also available in silver.].. Same price but without any free extras at Amazon itself and B&H Photo. [corrected HTML mess!]

PS: it is a competitive market for compacts with RAW these days, if you are not set on a specific brand or model, do check the RAWsumer deals category.

Ricoh GR with GF1 Flash and GV1 VF and extra battery for $677

If you are looking to make a system commitment to the Ricoh GR, Adorama has a special bundle with the standard GR kit plus the GF1 Flash plus the GV1 viewfinder plus an extra battery plus 4% promotional rewards for $677.

If you don’t need both the Flash and Viewfinder, there are options for $600 as follows:
+ with Flash only: Adorama
+ with Viewfinder only: Adorama and B&H Photo

(DEFEATED) Refurbished Olympus XZ-2 black for $240

UPDATE (12/9/14 at 3:05am ET): The Amazon Deal of the Day for Tuesday 12/9/14 is the new condition Olympus XZ-2 (black) on sale for $180 with free shipping (limit 2 per customer). This obviously defeats the $240 refurbished price!

Looking for a RAWsumer without breaking the bank? The Olympus Outlet Store is offering the factory reconditioned black Olympus XZ-2 for $240 with free 2-day shipping and a 90 day warranty from Olympus. No coupon needed. It has a hot-shoe and a touchscreen among other things.

Panasonic LF1 black drops to $230 (limit 2)

The black Panasonic LF1 has a drip-drop price-drop, you can now get it for $230 with free shipping, with a limit of two per shopping cart, at Amazon by Amazon herself.

Used Fuji X100T for $1200 (new condition in-stock for $1300 at some)

We just updated the Fuji X100T Stock Tracking page and this is the current situation:

+ major retailers (Amazon itself, B&H, Adorama) are still out of stock
+ however other retailers have it in-stock for $1300, eg Onecall

If you are comfortable with used cameras and all the trade-offs that they entail, you can get the camera right now, going for around $1200 in the black at Amazon Warehouse Deals ($1200 by Cardinal Camera, $1208 by Amazon herself), and for $1208 in silver at Amazon Warehouse Deals ($1208 by Amazon itself)

(ENDED) Used Sony RX10 for $631

As of a 12/8/14 recheck, the price is now $700+… If you are comfortable with used digital cameras, the Sony RX10 is available in “Used – Very Good” condition for $631 at Amazon Warehouse Deals, sold by Amazon WD at this price. Amazon Warehouse Deals offers a 30-day return policy but makes no claims of warranty included. As with the regular Amazon site, at Amazon Warehouse Deals, 3rd-party sellers are allowed to sell, and both their return policies and warranty claims are different.

Fuji X100S black with 32GB SDHC & Lowerpro bag for $850

The Fuji X100S with free flash offer ended at Adorama, but if you missed it and still want to get the black Fuji X100S for $850, you can get it at B&H Photo with a free 32GB Sandisk Ultra SDHC and Lowepro Shoulder bag. No free flash.

Nikon A drops to $464 (either color)

The Nikon A “falling knife price” continues! As of the time of writing, you can get it for $464 in either silver or black by Norman Camera through Amazon. Amazon’s own price is $483 for the silver and $500 for the black.

Fuji X100T harder to find, but still in-stock for $1300 from reputable sellers

We just updated the Fuji X100T stock status page. The camera is harder to find since our previous update (some of the major retailers are still out of stock), however, you can still find it in-stock from reputable + authorized dealers, for example, the silver is going for $1300 from OneCall (the online version of Huppin’s store in the State of Washington).

PS: for a summary of the latest deals and offers, check the Cyber Monday Situation Room.

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(ENDED) Sigma Merrill DP-series for $540 to $600

This limited time sale ended… The three Sigma DP-series Merrill generation big sensor primes are currently on sale at Adorama. The DP3 Merrill goes for $540, while the DP2 and DP1 go for $600 each… Corrected name confusion DP1/DP3.

(ENDED) Starts Tue 10:50am ET: red Fuji XF1 lightning deal

This lightning deal expired. It had been offered for $150… Mark your calendars, set your alarm clocks! According to the Amazon Lightning Deals schedule, starting at 10:50am ET for Prime members and 11:20am ET for non-Prime members there is going to be a lightning deal sale on the red Fuji XF1 compact with RAW. The price before the sale is $200. The sale price will be revealed at Amazon at 10:50am ET on Tuesday 12/2/14. Enough time to read reviews and forums and decide 🙂

(SOLD OUT) Fuji X100S with EF-20 flash drops to $850

This is sold out and cannot be ordered as of a 12/3/14 recheck… We have another price drop on the Fuji X100S! You can get it for $850, with 4% promotional rewards and a free Fuji EF-20 flash automatically included at Adorama… Meanwhile the price also dropped to $850 at B&H Photo (no free flash but free 32GB SDHC and Lowepro).