It is pure coincidence that I’m updating the Stock Status Tracker on Mondays, it’s supposed to get updated a lot more often, but time seems to fly faster and faster these days. Anyway, enough meta-talk, to the Fuji X100F-landia we go…
… where the Best Buy’s eBay store has the silver X100F in-stock for $1300. Limit three per buyer per the listing page.
On the black X100F front, Amazon itself has a May 18 in-stock estimate as of the time of writing. Keep in mind these estimates change over time…
If you are a Prime member and pay with either the Chase Amazon VISA credit card or the Prime Store credit card, you will receive 5% back as a statement credit, which is no small change, it is $65~ given the current price.
If you are not a Prime member, and you pay with the Chase Amazon VISA credit card you get 3% back as a statement credit, around $39. Citibank’s Forward credit card used to offer 5% on Amazon, but unless you are in a grandfathered card that wasn’t switched over, they no longer offer it (as far as I can tell).
On the other hand, if you are a fan of buying used from eBay, an individual has a USED (eBay Auction) that ends on Tuesday at 10:30pm ET. As of the time of writing, the auction price is $1125 with 29 bids. Shipping is $12 from the state of MA.
The brand new Fuji X100F is slowly getting released for $1300 [see Stock Status Tracker] but if it’s the X100T the one you want, it currently goes for $1100 bundled with a Rode VideoMic Pro R Mic for $1099 with free shipping at Adorama and B&H Photo.
Or if you are a Prime member paying with either the Amazon Chase VISA or the Prime Store card, you can get $55 back as a statement credit thru Amazon.
This auction ended with someone scooping it up towards the end, 15 bids and a $1200 price…
If you need some eBay auction entertainment/excitment, ending today at 12:08pm ET is a classic eBay auction by an individual seller on the Fuji X100F silver. As of 10:55am ET, there are 14 bids with a $1175 price. The individual eBay seller (100%, 65 ratings) is based in Los Angeles.
This used option sold out as well:
There is a “Used – Like New” option for $1202 by Amazon Warehouse Deals with a detailed condition and half a dozen pictures of the actual item (click on one of the two thumbnails to see the gallery).
The new condition price of the X100F at authorized dealers is $1300. For more options, check the Stock Status Tracker where there is one retailer that has both colors for $1300. The listing says they ship from the USA, but the seller’s page says they are in Hong Kong. I haven’t tried to go through with a purchase to see what happens [poor blogger!]
If you had been looking for the black Fuji X100F, rejoice! It is currently in-stock for its starting price of $1300 at Amazon by Amazon itself. At the moment this is restricted to Prime members only.
Meanwhile, if you are a more adventurous shopper and love eBay auctions, an individual eBay seller started an auction on the silver Fuji X100F starting at $900. The auction ends on Monday at 12:08pm eastern time.
For the big picture, check the Stock Status Tracker.
In this “Stock Update Saturday” we have another addition to the Stock Status Tracker, the Fuji X100F big sensor prime, and this is currently in-stock for its starting price of $1300 as follows:
+ silver by Best Buy (eBay)
+ black by B&H Photo and Kenmore (eBay)
I’ve fallen behind on stock updates, so I don’t know when this became in-stock, but the Fuji X100F Big Sensor Prime is now in-stock and ready to ship at its starting price of $1300 at Amazon by Amazon itself with a limit of up to three units per customer.
PS: if you are a Prime member, and you pay with either the Amazon Chase VISA or the Amazon Store Credit card, you get 5% back on your purchases as cashback or a statement credit. In this case, 5% of this is $65, not a small amount!
PS2: if you have an Amazon Store credit card, you may be offered a 12-month 0% APR financing promotion as long as you pay it in full in 12 months. The financing offer cannot be combined with the 5% statement credit, so you have to pick one or the other. The shopping cart will guide you through it if eligible.
To the Big Sensor Primes front we go now, where the new condition Ricoh GR II is currently on sale for $600 with free shipping at B&H Photo. Orders can be placed again Wednesday night. Orders will ship on April 19+ regardless of shipment method selected, so keep that in mind.
B&H also has it available in Used Condition for $500 with free shipping. Used items sold by B&H Photo come with a 90-day warranty covered by B&H.
The Big Sensor Primes are alive and kicking too, and Fuji has an instant savings price cut on the Fuji X-100T, making the price $1100. You can get it in Silver with two different options:
+ with 4% rewards (around $44 to spend in future B&H purchases)
+ or with Free Fuji MIC-ST1 Stereo Microphone ($110 price on its own but no promotional rewards).
Meanwhile the black color scheme of the X100T gets 4% promotional rewards, but there is no free microphone option.
All of the above X100-T options are priced at $1100 with free shipping, regardless of the freebies.
RAWsumer action! The black color scheme of the Panasonic LX100 (aka the LX100K) is currently on sale, in new condition, for $560 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon itself. Limit up to three units per customer. This is not a lightning deal.
For other Amazon sales that are not lightning deals, check the Elsewhere at Amazon sections of the lightning deal round-ups.
On the “Compacts avec RAW” front, the new condition Canon G9 X is now on sale for $399 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo which also includes a free Watson branded extra battery and 2% promotional rewards to be used in a future B&H purchase. The offer is good for black or brown.
Sony has launched a new round of instant savings on select E-system and A-system cameras and fixed lens cameras. You can find all participating items nicely organized at the B&H Photo website.
The sales include, among others:
+ Sony a6300 kits get a $100 B&H Photo gift card: body for $900, with 16-50 for $1050, two lens kit for $1200
+ Sony a6000 kits get a $50 B&H Photo gift card; with 16-50mm for $650; two lens kit for $800
+ Sony a68 body for $550, with lens for $650
+ Sony RX100 Mark V with $100 gift card for $1000
+ Sony RX100: Mark IV for $850, Mark III for $700, Mark II for $550
+ various Cybershot models
+ prices in the blog-post are rounded up to rounded prices (eg $850 instead of $848)
+ see all eligible models at the B&H Photo website
The above are the changes with the latest iterations. Many of the previous offers are continuing, you can find them at the B&H Sony Instant Savings page. Hit “Load More” at the bottom to see more.
As of a 2/7/17 recheck, this used item is sold out…
If of all the compacts with RAW out there it is the Canon S95 the one you want, it is available in “Used – Condition 9” for $130 with free shipping at B&H Photo. Used products at B&H come with a B&H Photo warranty. You can optional add SquareTrade plans (the shopping cart prompts that after you add to cart).
The Canon G series is back in full force, and with the second generation unleashed, there are many and more options, especially if you are willing to consider the refurbished and used markets. One of those options is bundled with a handful of accessories at Adorama, it is the Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II with the Corel Software Bundle (three titles of camera/photo interest), along with a 32GB Sandisk Ultra SDHC card, a 24/7 TC camera pouch, a USB stick-style card reader, and the obligatory cleaning kit.
PS: Adorama should have a contest to see which one of their regular customers has collected the most Cleaning Kits through the years 🙂
If you want to try out the Sony RX100 series without breaking the bank, and if you are comfortable with used cameras, you can get the first generation Sony RX100 in “Used – Condition 8+” for $280 at B&H Photo. B&H Photo offers a 90-day warranty covered by B&H for the used products they sell on their website.
To compare, the new condition prices for $400 for the 1st generation, $550 for the 2nd generation, $700 for the 3rd generation, and $850 for the 4th generation, and $1000 for the 5th generation, at authorized Sony USA dealers. Notice a pattern?
SPOILER ALERT: It’s the +$150 price staircase 🙂
The Sony RX100 V rawsumer is currently on sale or $888 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon itself. This is not a lightning deal. Limit up to 30 units per customer. This sale made it the current #1 among best selling fixed lens cameras.
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.
The Panasonic LX100 compact with RAW is bundled with a $100 Adorama gift certificate, together going for $698 with free shipping at Adorama in either the black LX100 kit or the silver LX100 kit… Optionally you can triple the original warranty by register the product with Panasonic – see details in PDF file. This promotion runs until 3/31/17 (unless extended). Once you register, you get three years. The deadline is a registration deadline, not an extended warranty expiration dateline…
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…
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.
The Canon G9X (in either color option) is bundled with the Canon PIXMA MX922 wireless AiO (all in one) printer for $429 with free shipping at Adorama… If you don’t need the printer, they have free accessories bundle for the same price that include a 32GB Lexar, a Takama tripod, the Corel Software bundle, a Lowepro case and a cleaning kit…
Speaking of Canon printers, Adorama is offering the anon imageCLASS MF249dw All-in-One Monochrome Laser Printer for $149 with free shipping until 12/29/16.
Speaking of Adorama, they are offering the Lenovo IdeaPad Y700 15.6″ Full HD Gaming Notebook Computer (Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6GHz, 12GB RAM, 256GB SSD, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M 4GB) for $749 with free shipping. Offer ends 12/29/16 as well.
If you want to go “deal fishing”, Adorama is currently running an Overstock Clearance sale featuring over 6800 products. You can use the various sub-categories in the left hand side to filter them by manufacturer or product type or price range.
More Sony + Gift Card promotions, this time it is for the Sony RX10 III at Adorama, you pay the authorized dealer price of $1600 but you also receive $300 in Adorama gift cards: one $200 and one $100, which is handy if you are planning to give gift certificates as gifts 🙂
UPDATE: I forgot to mention, for the other Sony + Gift Card promotions, check the Sony category (posts) here.
The one that started it all, the new condition Sony RX100 (first generation) is currently bundled with a $50 B&H Photo e-gift card, along with 5% promotional rewards (around $20 to be used in future B&H purchases) for $398 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo… For more of their specials, check their Featured Sales page…
PS: for a rolling summary of the latest specials, check the Holiday Deals 2016 Situation Room.
The Canon G9 X (in either brown or black) is bundled with a $50 B&H Gift Card for $429 with free shipping at B&H Photo. This is the same price as without the $50 gift card. Once upon a time Canon abandoned RAWsumers, but now they are back in full force as you can see by their various entries in the Fixed Lens Price Charts (early November 2016).
The Canon G9 X goes for $429 on its own, but if you need some extras, there is a bundle at Adorama that includes the Canon Pixma MX922 printer and the 1TB Connect Station CS100 for $479 in the brown color scheme or the black color scheme… Optionally, when you expand the yellow “Special Offer” section and then locate the “Bags” sub-tab, you can add Traffic Collection 24×7 camera bags to your order for +$3 (pouch) or +$7 (small holster) or +$9 (medium holster).
In addition to the previously mentioned Canon G5 X getting a free white box 90EX flash, the Canon G1 X II is also getting the same flash for free for a limited time at B&H Photo, going all together for $649 with free shipping. It also receives 2% promotional rewards, about $13 to be used in future B&H purchases.
The Canon PowerShot G5 X is bundled with a white box Canon Speedlite 90EX (a free accessories) for its standard price of $699 with free shipping at B&H Photo. Checkout will be available there again after Saturday 5:45pm ET.
I don’t remember if I mentioned this yet because it wasn’t in the Situation Room (I just added it) but the recently released Sony RX100 V continues at its starting price of $1000, but during the Black-Cyber festivities, it is getting a $100 gift card with purchase at Adorama and B&H Photo.
Since we last saw her in the Stock Status Tracker, the Sony RX10 III got some new promotions. You can get it for $1600 with free shipping and a $100 store gift card and a 64GB Sandisk Extreme PRO memory card at B&H Photo and Adorama… At B&H, you get a $100 B&H gift card, at Adorama, you get a $100 Adorama gift card… Check the Serious Fixed Lens Cameras price-chart for a frame of reference on this market segment (as of early November 2016)…
The Serious Fixed Lens price-checking is not yielding surprise deals like the Mirrorless Price Check did last night (the best three sold out), but the black Panasonic LX100 is currently selling for $700 at Willoughby’s on Amazon [updated 11/4/16 AM; Amazon’s own price went up; Willoughby’s carries the discount], $800 at B&H and Adorama, but a further price check shows the new condition black LX100 going for $629 with free shipping at Overstock.com. Limit two per customer. You can get it for even less if you are willing to buy imported/grey-market models.
As of a late 10/30/16 update of the Stock Status Tracker, the discount almost ended (it is $979 by Cardinal Photo, not Prime eligible). Alternately you can get it with a handful of free accessories for $1000 by Cameta thru eBay.
We just updated the Stock Status Tracker and we have some interesting news for fans of the Sony RX100 V, a discount! It looks like it may be a computer-generated price-match, so it may (or may not) last long. Amazon itself offers it for $956 while 3rd-party seller Cardinal Photo has it for $948 with free shipping (but not Prime eligible).
UPDATE: the Cameta eBay store is bundling a handful of free accessories for the same price (64GB Transcend SDXC, extra 3rd-party charger and battery, trinkety accessories, 1-year Outdoor Photographer (prepaid subscription voucher), free 4×6″ York Prints, etc).
ORIGINAL POST: The estimates were correct for the Sony RX100 V, the camera is now in-stock and shipping at multiple retailers as you can see at the just-updated Stock Status Tracker. This includes many of the major retailers including Amazon and Adorama and B&H Photo.
The Sony RX100 III currently goes for $750 at authorized Sony dealers, but as one of the daily deals at the Best Buy website you can get it bundled with a $50 Best Buy gift card…
If you don’t want to deal with Best Buy, it is available in open-box condition for $679 + shipping at B&H Photo, however, Best Buy may have it in open-box condition for $600. Click on the open box link at the Best Buy page to check availability. No gift card for the open-box.
PS: the latest model is the RX100 Mark V which is scheduled to be released by the end of the month (see bottom row in the Stock Status Tracker).
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…
Adorama is bundling the silver Panasonic LX100 with a $200 Adorama Gift Card (to be used in future purchases), together for $700 with free shipping… Meanwhile the black LX100M is bundled with a $150 Gift Card instead, but also going for $700… For more Adorama action, check their Warehouse Clearance Sale…
As of a 10/4/16 recheck, the price returned to $700…
We just updated the Stock Tracking page and we have an interesting development for the Canon G7 X II, it is down $100, going for $599 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon itself. The starting price of this is $700. The shipping estimate however is a very non-specific “1-2 months” so if you need it by a specific date/event, keep that in mind. The limit is the same 30 per customer, so I don’t know if this is a sale or their price-computers accidentally price-matched one of the 3rd-party sellers.
I just updated the Stock Tracking page and here are some of the latest developments:
+ Canon G7 X II with the 1TB Canon CS100 Connect Station for $769 at Adorama (add the CS100 by expanding the yellow “Special Offer” section and creating a bundle)
+ or $700 without the CS100 at various dealers (eg B&H Photo)
+ gone as of 6pm ET recheck…
Fuji X-T2 body only in-stock for $1600 by Cardinal Photo on Amazon. This is not Prime eligible, so it will take at least a week to arrive
+ Canon 5D Mark IV body only continues to remain in-stock for $3500
The Canon G7X II goes for $700 as the standard kit and it is in-stock at some retailers [see Stock Tracking page], but there’s a new discount on the bundle that comes with the 1TB Canon ConnectStation CS100, it is now going for $769 with free shipping and it is in-stock as of the time of writing. You start at the Adorama G7X II product page, then expand the yellow “Special Offer” section, and find the CS100 bundle option. Screenshot crop of that below if you are not familiar with the Adorama website:
We just updated the Stock Tracking page and we have good news for Canon G7 X II fans. The camera is now in-stock at more retailers for its starting price of $700, but that’s not all. If you also want to get the Canon CS100 Connect Station Kit
(1TB, Wifi, NFC, etc), the G7 X II with the CS100 are bundled together as a kit for $800 with free shipping at B&H Photo. On its own, the Canon CS100 goes for $220+ at authorized dealers.
The Canon G7 X Mark II continues to be out of stock at the big three (Amazon, Adorama, B&H Photo) but some other authorized Canon USA dealers have it in-stock at the moment for its starting price $700. We updated the Stock Status Tracking page with them added to the mix. As of the time of writing, the ones having it in-stock for $700 are: Kenmore Camera (eBay) and Norman Camera (eBaY) and Abt Electronics and Cameta Camera.
Of the other three cameras tracked, the Sony RX10 III continues to be steadily in-stock, while the Canon 5D Mark IV and Fuji X-T2 kits are in-and-out depending on when you look…
We just updated the new Stock Status Tracking page and we have a new development for the Sony RX10 II. It is available in “Used – Very Good” condition for $1387 [was $1313~] by Amazon Warehouse Deals itself, the used arm of Amazon. They offer a 30-day return policy but there is no manufacturer warranty… On the other hand if you prefer it i new condition, it is now in-stock for $1600 at both Adorama and B&H Photo… Price updated 9/9/16 [it flipped again]…
Meanwhile both the Fuji X-T2 and the Canon 5D Mark IV have September 8 release estimates, so they should be coming out soon. They are both tracked in the new Stock Status Tracking page.
If you are a fan of Foveon and Big Sensor Primes, all four of Sigma’s dp Quattro big sensor primes are going for $699 each with 4% promotional rewards at B&H Photo, along with the DP2 Merrill (not a Quattro, not an Audi either).
If you have happen to need both the new condition Canon G9X compact with RAW and also the Canon Connect Station CS100, you can get them together for $549 with free shipping at Adorama, bundled together with either the black G9X or the silver G9X.
If you had been waiting for B&H Photo to get it in-stock or if you have B&H gift cards that are clamoring to be spent, the Ricoh GR II Silver Edition (80th anniversary edition) is now in-stock and ready to ship there for $747 with free expedited shipping… It is also in-stock and ready to ship for the same price at Adorama…
Zoom-zoom the whole world begins to zoom as the silver color scheme of the Panasonic ZS100 superzoom with RAW is down to $593 with free shipping instead of its usual price of $700 at Amazon by Amazon herself. This is not part of the lightning deals, so it could last somewhere between nanoseconds and eternity (in other words, I don’t know when the price will change ~ or if it will change).
Time sure does fly, we now have the third generation of the Sony RX10 1-inch RAWzoomer fixed lens camera, with a 24-600mm f2.4-4 Zeiss blessed lens (on a 1″ sensor). This new camera will be available for pre-ordering on March 31st at 11am eastern for $1500. So far it has been listed at the B&H Photo website. Sony continues with their new two-step announcement process. This has been added to the New Cameras of 2016 tracking page.
The Sigma DP3 Quattro Big Foveon Sensor Prime is down to $699 at authorized Sigma dealers, but you can get a little more, Adorama is offering 4% promotional rewards (around $28) to be used on future purchases. The rewards happen automatically when you place the order, there’s no coupon to enter.
The 1-inch Panasonic CM1 Android cameraphone with a 28mm f2.8 Leica-branded lens is now down to $429 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo. This is not their daily deal, it is a separate sale… You can optionally triple the original warranty via a mail-in rebate from Panasonic (the PDF can be found at the product page over there)…