Pre-order new Panasonic FZ80 superzoom with RAW

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…

Pre-order new Canon G9X II RAWsumer for $530

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 G9X with PIXMA MX922 printer for $429 (or other freebies)

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.

(ENDED) eBay Auction: Used LEICA D-LUX TYPE 109 ($600 now, ends Sun PM)

This auction ended on Christmas Day for $700 with 10 bids placed…

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Sony RX10 III and $300 Gift Certificates for $1598

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.

Sony RX100 + $50 Gift Card + $20 Rewards for $398

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.

Canon G9 X and $50 B&H Gift Card for $429

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).

Canon G9 X w/Pixma MX922 & CS100 Station for $479

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).

Canon G1X II with Canon 90EX Flash and $13 rewards for $649

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.

Canon G5 X with Canon 90EX Flash for $699

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.

Sony RX100 V with $100 Gift Card for $1000

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.

Sony RX10 III, $100 Gift Card, 64GB EXtreme for $1600

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)…

(ENDED) Fujifilm X20 Lens Hood and Filter Set for $44 (ends 10:10pm ET)

This lightning deal expired…

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Panasonic LX100 for $629

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 Limit two per customer. You can get it for even less if you are willing to buy imported/grey-market models.

(ENDED) Sony RX100 V drops $948 to $956

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.

ORIGINAL POST: 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).

In-Stock Now: Sony RX100 V for $1000 [updated]

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.

Wednesday: Sony RX100 III and $50 Gift Card for $750

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).

Pre-order Sony RX100 V for $1000

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

Panasonic LX100 with $200 Gift Card for $700

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

(ENDED) Canon G7 X II drops to $599

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.

In-Stock again: Canon G7 X II with 1TB CS100 for $769

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

Canon G7X II with Canon ConnectStation CS100 drops to $769

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:


Canon G7 X II with Canon CS100 Connect Station for $800

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.

In-stock now: Canon G7X II for $700

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…

Used Sony RX10 II for $1387 [was $1313]

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.

All four Sigma DP Quattro drop to $699 each, DP2 Merrill too

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).

Canon G9X and Canon CS100 for $549

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.

In-stock now: Ricoh GR II Silver 80th Anniversary Edition for $747

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

Panasonic ZS100 Silver drops to $593

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).

Pre-order 3/31/16: Sony RX10 III for $1500

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.

Sigma DP3 Quattro and $28 Rewards for $699

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.

Panasonic CM1 Android RAWsumer drops to $429

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)…