Sony RX100 Mark IV and III dropped $50 each

We already mentioned that the Sony RX100 Mark V went down $50 (from $1000 to $950) and is getting a $50 gift card as well at select authorized dealers, but when comparing to our most recent Fixed Lens Cameras Price Chart, we hadn’t posted that two other RX100 models dropped $50 as well (but they are not getting a $50 gift card).

Here are the prices:

+ RX100 Mark III for $700 at Amazon and Adorama (with extras) and B&H Photo

+ RX100 Mark IV for $850 at Amazon and Adorama (with extras) and B&H Photo

Fuji X100F Black drops to $1274

While updating the Stock Status Tracker, I noticed an interesting development! The black Fuji X100F is down to $1274 at Amazon by Amazon actual with up to three per customer. The usual Fuji X100F is $1299. The amount of the discount is obviously not big, but an X100F discount is a rare thing from non-importers!

A sign of the shape of things to come or some random price change by the Amazon AI Price Bots?

Panasonic ZS100 with $80 Gift Card and $22 Rewards and Panasonic Travel Bundle (Charger, Battery) for $548

Another freebie has been added to this. The new condition Panasonic ZS100 superzoom (1″ sensor, 10x optical zoom) is offered in a bundle at Adorama for $548 with free shipping with these freebies:

+ $80 Adorama gift certificate
+ $22 Adorama promotional rewards
+ Panasonic DMW-BLG10 Li-Ion Battery & Charger Travel Bundle (which as the name suggests includes a charger and a battery)

The sale is good for the black or the silver color scheme.

A number of Panasonic gear continues to be offered with either free gift cards or free lenses, find those in our earlier Panasonic posts.

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While digging into the Amazon Gold Box, lost in a sea of recurring camera and photo accessories was this surprise “Upcoming” deal, the new condition Canon G9X rawsumer will be a lighting deal on Tuesday December 12.

The listing does not specify a time, so I don’t know if it will begin at 3am ET on Tuesday or later in the day. Here’s all the info the Gold Box provides:

PS: there is a small chance this may get cancelled or rescheduled. The vast majority of previously scheduled lightning deals go live as expected, but a small number of them get cancelled or rescheduled. I have no way of knowing this ahead of time.

Refurbished Canon G7 X Mark II w/1-YR W for $450 [or NEW with Pixma PRO 100 for $679 after $350 MIR]

The new condition Canon G7 X Mark II rawsumer goes for $679 in new condition at authorized dealers with free accessories (eg B&H Photo, various at Amazon) or if you are willing to do the mail-in rebate song and dance, you get it bundled with the Pixma PRO 100 printer and 50pk paper for $679 after a $350 mail-in rebate through Adorama.

But if you don’t want/need the Printer or hate the idea of doing mail-in rebates, but still want to get a 1-year Canon warranty, you can get it for $450 with free shipping as manufacturer refurbished from the Canon USA store. You also get a free Canon Leather Case PSC-5500.

Refurbished Canon G3X w/1-YR W for $500 [or NEW with Pixma PRO 100 for $799 after $350 MIR]

The Canon G3X RAWsumer goes for $800 in new condition at authorized dealers with free accessories such as B&H Photo, or if you don’t object to doing the mail-in rebate, you can get the G3X bundled with the Pixma PRO 100 printer and 50pk paper for $800 after a $350 mail-in rebate through Adorama.

But if you don’t want/need the Printer or hate the idea of doing mail-in rebates, but still want to get a 1-year Canon warranty, you can get it for $500 with free shipping as manufacturer refurbished from the Canon USA store. You also get a free Canon Leather Case PSC-6200.

Panasonic LX100 Silver with $100 Gift Certificate and $24 Rewards for $598

Don’t cry for me walletina! The gift certificate now matches the model number! The silver color scheme of the Panasonic LX100 is bundled with a $100 Adorama gift certificate and $24 in promotional rewards at Adorama. Meanwhile the black color scheme gets a $50 gift certificate instead. This is a RAWsumer with a “M43rds” size sensor.

The same price is available at B&H Photo with free accessories but no gift cards. At Amazon, only 3rd-party sellers offer free accessories but no gift cards.

This camera went for $800 when I posted the RAWsumer Price Charts in early November 2017.

Panasonic LX10 with $80 Gift Card and $22 Rewards for $548

Hold on to your wallets! The Panasonic temptations keep on coming! This time it is the new condition Panasonic LX10 (LX ten) bundled with a $80 Adorama gift certificate, and $22 promotional rewards, all together going for $548 with free shipping at Adorama. This too has a 1-inch sensor… It went for $600 without the $80 gift card when I posted the RAWsumer Price Charts in early November 2017…

No gift card at B&H Photo but you get a 32GB Sandisk Extreme SDHC and a pouch. No freebies at all at Amazon.

Panasonic ZS100 with Bonus $50 Gift Card, 32GB Extreme, Bag, Battery, Charger for $548

We have another Panasonic ZS-series bundle! This time it is the 1-inch Panasonic ZS100 with its 10x optical zoom. And there are two competing freebie bundles.

Adorama offers this bundle for $548, a $80 Adorama gift certificate, AND the Panasonic DMW-BLG10 Li-Ion Battery & Charger Travel Bundle (which as the name suggests includes a charger and a battery).

B&H Photo offers this bundle for $548: $50 B&H Photo Gift card, a 32GB Sandisk SD memory card, a camera pouch, AND the Panasonic DMW-BLG10 Li-Ion Battery & Charger Travel Bundle (which as the name suggests includes a charger and a battery).

This is available in the black or silver ZS100 color schemes. The ZS100 on its own standard retail kit goes for $548 with free shipping without the freebies by Amazon itself and other authorized dealers, so you are getting a nice set of freebies for the same price!

PS: also available is gift card bundle offer for the Panasonic FZ300 superzoom.

Panasonic FZ300 superzoom (40x, RAW) with $50 Gift Card and $18 Rewards for $448

Don’t stop believing superzoom fans! The Panasonic FZ300 superzoom (40x optical zoom) with RAW is bundled with a $50 Adorama gift certificate and $18~ promotional rewards for $448 with free expedited shipping at Adorama! You can optionally triple the warranty by filing with Panasonic.

This goes for the same price but without a $50 house gift card at B&H Photo (with 32GB Extreme SD and bag) and by Amazon itself.

Panasonic FZ2500 with $150 Gift card for $998

The Panasonic FZ-2500 superzoom had been getting a $100 gift certificate last week, but now the gift certificate has increased to $150 while the camera remains at $998 at Adorama. In terms of pure value, you can instead get it bundled with a Shure VP83F LensHopper Camera-Mount Shotgun Microphone (this goes for $300 on its own; same offer as last week).

B&H Photo is offering a $100 e-gift card. No freebies by Amazon itself, their price-matching bots may be asleep 🙂

This camera went for $1200 when I posted the RAWsumer Price Charts in early November 2017.

PS: no free gift certificate promotion is available for the Panasonic FZ1000.

Canon G9 X II with Pixma PRO 100 Printer and Paper for $329 after $350 MIR (prepaid AMEX GC)

The manufacturer refurbished first generation Canon G9 X went and continues to go for $250 at the Canon USA Outlet but as of the time of writing, both color schemes are out of stock and cannot be ordered.

In new condition, the Canon G9X goes for $400, while the second generation Canon G9X II goes for $430. But if you are not a afraid of mail-in rebates…

… Adorama has the Canon G9X II bundled with the Pixma PRO 100 printer and 50pk SG-201 photo paper for $329 after a $350 mail-in rebate (prepaid AMEX gift card) in the black G9X II color scheme or the the silver G9X II color scheme. Both are in-stock as of the time of writing.

If you are interested in both MIRs and Canon DSLRs, check our previous mail-in rebates posts for details.

Panasonic FZ2500 SuperZoom for $1000 with FREE $100 GC or Shure VP83F LensHopper Mic

The Panasonic FZ-2500, a 1-inch RAWzoomer with a 20x superzoom lens, something our 2007 themselves might have considered a unicorn, remains at $998 but it gains a freebie. You have a choice, at B&H Photo you get a $100 B&H e-gift card. At Adorama, you sure get a freebie [sorry, I couldn’t resist), the Shure VP83F LensHopper Microphone which goes for $300 on its own!

Ricoh GR II BSP drops to $549

It’s a small drop for the good old Ricoh GR II, it is now going for the very specific price of $549.06 at Amazon by Amazon itself where it is in-stock and ready to ship, and at B&H Photo where it is backordered. Adorama remains at $560. This is a Big Sensor Prime (BSP) camera, still alive and kicking 🙂

(ENDED) Used Panasonic FZ80 superzoom (60X) for $250

As of a 11/26/17 AM recheck, the used options have sold out….

The Panasonic FZ80 superzoom (60x optical) is on sale for $348 with free shipping at authorized dealers such as B&H Photo and Adorama and Amazon itself [corrected link]. You can optionally triple the original 1-year warranty by filing paperwork with Panasonica.

But if you are comfortable with used cameras without warranty (only a 30-day return policy), then thanks to the 20% off in-cart promotion at Amazon Warehouse Deals, you can get this camera in USED – Like New condition for $250 with free shipping after the in-cart discount. There are many listings of this, and pictures of the available cameras, so it is possible that price pressure will build on them and price will drop over time ~ other things equal, because the real world is not an Economics 101 textbook example 🙂

Now shipping: Canon G1X III for $1300

Canon abandoned their once storied G-series of RAWsumers, but thankfully the grown-ups prevailed and the G-series was brought back bigger and stronger! The new flagship of the G-series is the G1X III with an APS-C sensor, and it is now in-stock and ready to ship at its starting price of $1300 at B&H Photo with free expedited shipping!

B&H Photo is out of the gate first, Amazon’s estimate is November 30, and Adorama is in pre-order status.

OR for the price of $1300, you can instead buy five manufacturer refurbished Canon G9X rawsumers ($250 each), and still have money left for a nice dinner 🙂

Refurbished Canon G9X w/1-YR warranty for $250

The problem with the Canon Outlet specials is that sometimes they sell out really fast, but thankfully we managed to catch one of the two colors of the Canon G9X RAWsumer still in-stock, the brown/silver color scheme of the manufacturer refurbished Canon G9X for $250 with free shipping and a 1-year warranty. The black color scheme is sold out. You also get a FREE color matching camera case and camera strap when you add the camera to the shopping cart.

In new condition, this went for $400 when I posted the RAWsumer price chart a couple of weeks ago and still goes for that price at B&H Photo (with extras) and Amazon itself.

Sony RX100 Mark V with $50 Gift Card and Extras for $950

CORRECTION: the blog-post title said Mark IV instead of Mark V! This post is for the Mark V! All apologies for the confusion!

The Sony RX100 Mark V is the current “leader” of the RX 100 series and it was going for $1000 a couple of weeks ago when I posted the Fixed Lens Cameras Price Charts.

Fast forward to today, and its price dropped to $950 and it is getting a $50 house gift card along with free accessories as follows:

+ At B&H Photo you get a $50 B&H e-gift card, a 32GB Sandisk Extreme SD, and a case

+ At Adorama you get a $50 gift certificate (it is #6 in the list of freebies in the linked page), along with a 32GB Lexar SD, Corel software, Lowepro pouch, and a cleaning kit

+ At Amazon [CORRECTED LINK] you get a $50 physical Amazon gift card in a classically styled black gift card box
+ this happens rarely at Amazon, but if the gift card arrives before the camera ships, you can use the value of the gift card towards the price of the camera. Billing Inception 🙂

Sony RX10 II and III drop $100 since last week

The middle two models of the four Sony RX10 series cameras have dropped $100 since last week when we posted the Fixed Lens Camera Charts last week as follows:

+ RX10 II for $1100 at Adorama (with freebies) and B&H Photo (with freebies) and Amazon

+ RX10 III for $1300 at Adorama (with freebies) and B&H Photo (with freebies) and Amazon

Now shipping: Sony RX0 Action RAWsumer

This is the first time I noticed this is in-stock, I’m not sure when it became in-stock in the first place. It is Sony’s RX0, an elementproof action camera with a 1-inch sensor and RAW support. It is in-stock at its starting price of $700 at Adorama and B&H Photo and Amazon where a 3rd-party seller (K&M Camera Store) is offering a bundle for the same price with various free accessories (64GB SD, case, etc) with the orders fulfilled by Amazon.

Panasonic ZS100 superzoom with extras for $598

We have yet another Panasonic camera that got discounted since last week. The Panasonic ZS100 superzom went for $700 last week when I posted the Fixed Lens Cameras price chart but now it is down t o $598 at authorized dealers which also include free accessories or promotional rewards such as Adorama and B&H Photo and various at Amazon.

PSA: Sony RX1 and RX1R starting to disappear

The Sony RX1 and RX1R 35mm full frame fixed lens cameras are starting to disappear from retailers. Both are gone from Adorama (RX1R and RX1R), while at B&H Photo both cameras are marked as “Special Order” (2-4 weeks) for both the RX1 and the RX1R.

As of the time of writing, both the RX1 and the RX1R remain readily available at Amazon but each camera has a limit of up to three per customer. The price remains at $2400 as you can see at the Fixed Lens Cameras charts of last week.

Of course the used cameras won’t magically disappear. You can get it used for less than half the price, it is available in “USED – Bargain” condition for $1199 at KEH Camera with a 180-day warranty from KEH Camera.

Panasonic FZ2500 superzoom with $100 Gift Card for $998

The Panasonic LX100 rawsumer was going for $800 last week [see Fixed Lens Cameras Price charts] but this week it is down to $998 with free shipping at authorized dealers. Better yet, at Adorama you get a $100 Adorama gift certificate with it, while still paying $998.

At B&H Photo you get a free 32GB Extreme SD and camera bag, while Amazon itself gets you 5% in statement credit if paid with Prime VISA.

Meanwhile the Panasonic FZ1000 superzoom is also getting discounted, going from $800 to $700 with free accessories at Adorama and B&H Photo and Amazon (no freebies).

Panasonic LX100 rawsumer with choice of freebies for $648

The Panasonic LX100 rawsumer was going for $800 last week [see Fixed Lens Cameras Price charts] but this week it is down to $648 with free shipping at Adorama (with free accessories or 4% promotional rewards) and at B&H Photo (likewise with free accessories or 4% promotional rewards) and at Amazon itself (no freebies but 5% rewards with Prime VISA purchases).

Sigma dp1 Quattro Digital Camera and LVF-01 Viewfinder Kit for $999

The Sigma dp1 Quattro Digital Camera on its own goes for $1000, but at the moment B&H Photo is including the LVF-01 Viewfinder Kit for FREE, in other words, you pay the same price of $999. Note that these are “Special Orders” so it will take 7-14 business days for them to get to you.

Panasonic FZ2500 with $100 gift card for $1200

The Panasonic FZ2500 superzoom with RAW goes for $1200 in new condition at authorized dealers, but for a limited time, B&H Photo and Adorama are bundling a $100 gift card of their own with the camera. In other words, if you buy from B&H, you get a $100 B&H gift card. If you buy from Adorama, you get a $100 Adorama gift card.

Optionally you can triple the original 1-year warranty by filing with Panasonic. Details at each retailer above.

Used Fuji X70 rawsumer for $499 + S&H

The price checking continues for RAWsumer cameras. The new condition Fuji X70 goes for $700 at authorized dealers, but if you are comfortable with used, you can get it in “Used – Excellent condition” for $499 plus shipping and with a 90-day Adorama warranty at Adorama along with a 30-day return policy.

Used Fuji X100F for $1050 (black) or $1080 (silver)

The RAWsumer price-checking continues. The Fuji X100F big sensor prime remains at $1300, but if you are comfortable with used, the following options are available:

+ the black color is available at B&H Photo for $1050 in “USED – Condition 9”

+ the silver color is available at Amazon Warehouse Deals (by Amazon, not 3rd-party sellers) for $1080 in “Used – Very Good” condition

Canon G5X with Pixma PRO 100 printer and paper for $650 (after $350 MIR)

The Canon G5X RAWsumer goes for $729 in new condition at authorized dealers such as Amazon and Adorama, but if you are not afraid of mail-in rebates, you can actually get it for a LOWER price after mail-in rebate!

At B&H Photo they are bundling the Canon G5 X with the PIXMA PRO 100 printer and 50pk Canon SG-201 printer. You pay $999 at checkout, receive the order, submit the mail-in rebate, and if all is well, a few weeks later you receive a $350 prepaid American Express gift card by mail, making it a $650 after $350 MIR.

So you pay $79 less, and you get a free printer and photo paper. As long as you are willing to do the mail-in rebate song and dance.

With select Canon G-series cameras, Pay $29 more, And Get the Pixma PRO 100 and Paper after $350 MIR

For $29 more (after mail-in rebate) than their current price, the following Canon G-series RAWsumers can be yours bundled with the Pixma PRO 100 printer and 50pk Canon SG-201 photo paper at B&H Photo. You pay full price, submit the mail-in rebate, receive a $350 prepaid AMEX gift card, and after you factor in the value of the AMEX gift card, you end up paying $29 more for the Printer and Paper combo.

+ Canon G1 X II for $679 after $350 MIR [goes for $650 on its own]

+ Canon G3 X for $879 after $350 MIR [goes for $850 on its own]

+ Canon G7 X II for $709 after $350 MIR [goes for $680 on its own]

+ Canon G9 X II for $479 after $350 MIR [goes for $450 on its own]

Canon G9X with Pixma PRO 100 printer and paper and 2% rewards for $399 + S&H (after $350 MIR)

Price checking is under way now for the final installment in our November 2017 Camera Price Charts series. We are now price-checking Serious Fixed Lens Cameras with RAW!

The Canon G9X compact with RAW goes for $399 in new condition at authorized Canon dealers. But if you also want to get the Pixma PRO 100 printer and don’t object to mail-in rebates and prepaid AMEX gift cards…

… then to B&H Photo we go where you can get either the black or brown color scheme of the G9X along with the Pixma PRO 100 printer and the 50pk Canon SG-201 printer for $399 plus shipping (around $10) after a $350 mail-in rebate (prepaid AMEX gift card). You also get 2% promotional rewards (I believe that’s on the pre-rebate amount, so it’s 2% on either $750 or $400).

FREE Canon PIXMA PRO 100 printer and photo paper with purchase of select Canon DSLRs, G-series, M6 mirrorless [after mail-in rebate]

If you are not afraid of mail-in rebates and prepaid American Express gift cards, Adorama has a new promotion for you! Select Canon camera bundles include the Canon Pixma PRO 100 printer and 50pk photo paper. After you receive them and file the mail-in rebate per directions, a few weeks later you will receive a $350 prepaid AMEX gift card by mail. This will counter the price of the printer/paper, thus making them free after mail-in rebate.

Eligible cameras for this promotion are the M6 mirrorless, a couple of G-series RAWsumers, various D-Rebel kits (T6, T6i, T6, T5i), various APS-C DSLR kits (80D, 7D II), and various 35mm full frame DSLR kits (5DS, 6D II, 6D, 5D IV).

For more Adorama action, check their Pre-Holiday Sales which include clearance items among the 3600+ options listed there. Obviously I can’t quickly “digest” these as I have yet to be absorbed by IBM’s Watson 🙂

Used Fuji X100F for $1100 to $1125

The update of the Fuji X100F segment of the Stock Status Tracker shows a steady stock at the original price of $1300 in new condition at authorized dealers, while in USED condition, the lowest price by Amazon Warehouse Deals itself is $1125 in the silver color scheme, while the lowest price by 3rd-party sellers fulfilled by Amazon is $1100 in the black color scheme.

For a lot more used options from a variety of sellers [be sure to thoroughly research them if you are not familiar with them] check the eBay Search Results.

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Sony RX100 V with $50 GC for $1000 (or $800 open-box)

The Sony RX100 V rawsumer goes for $1000 at authorized dealers, which are allowed to be bundle it with things. B&H Photo is bundling it with a $50 B&H Photo e-gift card.

If you prefer an accessor-a-palooza instead, Beach Camera thru Amazon offers a boatload of free accessories (including useful things like 64GB Sandisk Extreme SDXC and extra charger/batteries), and so does Cameta thru Amazon.

But if you prefer a lower out of pocket price, and you are comfortable with open-box, then to the eBay Deals we go, where the official Best Buy eBay store is offering it in open box condition for $80 with free shipping. Limit three per customer.

Pre-order new Canon G1 X III APS-C RAWsumer for $1300

The sensors are increasing in RAWsumers, and so are the prices! Canon finally decided to go APS-C with their storied G-series. The brand new Canon G1 X III (aka third generation) has an APS-C sensor, and a pre-order price of $1300, both on the uptick. The lens glued to the body is a 24-72mm (eq) f2.8-5.6 with OIS.

Pre-orders are accepted at Adorama and B&H Photo and Amazon by Amazon itself where they have a late November 2017 release estimate.

This has been added to the New Cameras of 2017 were RAWsumers are making a late run in the year, seven new ones in 2017, versus eight new DSLRs and ten new mirrorless cameras.

Used Fuji X100F drops to $1137 in either color

Despite the new Fuji Instant Savings, the Fuji X100F holds steady at $1300 in new condition at authorized dealers. If you are comfortable with USED condition though, the price has dropped to $1137~ in both colors, by Amazon Warehouse deals itself. Other 3rd-party sellers there have it for less but if you are not familiar with them, it’s a higher risk!

As of the time of writing, both the Used X100F black and the Used X100F silver go for $1137.

As usual, do pay attention to who the actual seller is. The price alone should not be the sole determining factor!

Imported Fuji X100F Black for $1246 w/1-YR Seller Warranty

The Fuji X100, in new condition at authorized dealers, holds steady at $1300 as you can see at the just-updated Stock Status Tracker. Some mild discounting can be had if you are comfortable with these options:

+ Amazon Warehouse Deals USED condition prices start at $1180 for the black color scheme

+ Imported Grey Market X100 Black for $1246~ with free shipping by 6ave with a 1-year seller warranty [not Fuji USA warranty]

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Refurbished Canon G1 X II rawsumer for $480

Four different Canon G-series rawsumers are part of the Canon Pumpkin Sale. We start with the Canon G1 X II, which goes for $650 with free shipping in new condition at authorized Canon USA dealers such as Adorama.

But you can get it in manufacturer refurbished condition for $480 with a 1-year warranty from the Canon USA Outlet store.

Refurbished Canon G5 X rawsumer for $580

More action from the Pumpkin Canon sale, you can get the manufacturer refurbished Canon G5X rawsumer for $580 with a 1-year Canon USA warranty.

In new condition, at authorized Canon USA dealers, this goes for $730 with free accessories, eg Adorama.

Refurbished Canon G3 X rawsumer for $660

The new condition Canon G3 X goes for $850 with free accessories at some authorized Canon USA dealers, such as Adorama. But if you are prefer a lower price, and you are comfortable with refurbished…

… you can get it in manufacturer refurbished condition for $660 at the official Canon USA Outlet with a 1-year Canon USA warranty.

Refurbished Canon G9 X rawsumer for $300

The Canon G9 X goes for $400 in new condition at authorized dealers, while the G9 X II goes for $450. If you are interested in the first generation, an alternative may be to go the way of the refurbished, especially when you can get it in manufacturer refurbished condition with a 1-year warranty from the official Canon USA Outlet store.

This is part of the Pumpkin Spice Sale. Neither pumpkin, nor spice are included 🙂

Pre-orders are now LIVE for Sony RX10 IV

The iPhone X ruined my joke for the Sony RX10 IV price, because it no longer costs twice as much as the iPhone 🙂 Regardless, bad jokes are not included with the pre-orders 🙂 Sony went the flagship smartphone route with separating the announcements from the pre-orders. So today is the day…

… pre-orders are now accepted for $1700 for the new Sony RX 10 IV 1-inch superzoom with RAW and much and more at B&H Photo and Adorama and Amazon itself.

If my without-calculator math is correct, this is the 13th RX-series camera, and all of them are still available for purchase. Check the most recent (July 2017) Fixed Lens Price Chart for the previous models (does not have RX0 and RX10 IV).

Canon G9 X with PIXMA PRO 100 and Paper for $400 after $350 MIR (prepaid AMEX GC)

The Canon G9 X compact with RAW (previous generation model – see Fixed Lens Camera Price Chart for a refresher on Canon’s G models) goes for $400 in new condition at authorized dealers, while the G9 X II goes for $450.

If you prefer the G9 X (first generation), AND you want the Canon PIXMA PRO 100 printer, AND you don’t object to doing mailing rebates and spending AMEX gift cards AND you still want to end up paying $400 out of pocket, then …

… to B&H Photo we go where they bundle the black Canon G9 X (first generation) with the PIXMA PRO 100 printer and its trusty sidekick (50pk 13×19″ photo paper). You pay $749 at checkout, receive the order, make sure all is well, file the mail-in rebates following instructions and deadlines, and a few weeks later, you receive a $350 prepaid American Express gift card by mail, thus making it a very long sentence, and more importantly, a $400 after $350 MIR promotion.

On the other hand, if you prefer the G9 X II with the PIXMA PRO 100 and paper promotion, you end up paying around $30 more [than the price of the G9X II alone] after rebate. In either black or brown, the G9 X II bundle is $479 after a $350 prepaid AMEX GC rebate.

This round of PIXMA mail-in rebates expires 9/30/17. The prices of the cameras themselves and the bundle can change independently of the mail-in rebate amount which is fixed for the duration of this promotion.

PS: I have a feeling I could have written this post with fewer words but an attempt to optimize it typically results in 2-3 additional paragraphs 🙂

Pre-order on Thursday new Sony RX10 IV for $1700

It’s interesting how the camera market can sometimes go in circles in some ways. The good old Olympus E-series fixed lens cameras of a decade ago may have found spiritual successors in the Sony RX10 series mayhaps, which brings us to a new addition to the line, the new RX 10 IV, available for pre-ordering on Thursday AM for $1700 at B&H Photo and Adorama et al.

One unusual accomplishment of the Sony RX-series is that every single camera in the RX-series remains a currently available. How much this is a sign of popularity and how much it is a matter of inventory, I do not know, but it still is something rare in the world of digital cameras.

This has been added to the New Cameras of 2017, making it the sixth RAWsumer of the year, and the most expensive of the lot so far.

(SOLD OUT) Open-Box Fuji X100F Silver for $1169

As of a 9/13/17 recheck, this sold out… For future updates, check the A Stock Status Tracker

The silver color of the camera is available in open-box condition for $1169 with free shipping by authorized dealer Samy’s Camera (eBay). This defeats the used non-open-box prices at other retailers.

The new condition models are steadily in-stock for $1300 at various authorized dealers.

Panasonic LX100 Black for $560 [USA version]

RAWsumer temptations here we come! The new condition with USA warranty of the Panasonic LX100 compact avec RAWeaux is on sale for $560 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon itself. Limit three units per customer during this sale. This is not a lightning deal. Only the black color scheme (-K) is on sale.

NOTE: if you are wondering around at Amazon, make sure the one you get is the one sold and shipped by Amazon itself. There are also international versions for a similar price.