Sony has launched another instant savings promotion featuring various iLC and Fixed lens cameras, some of which get free extra accessories included by B&H. Click on “Load More” over there to see all the options. A total of 23 cameras are included, but no Michael Jordan 🙂
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.
As of a 10/17/17 AM re-check, this sale is over; the camera is back to $1400…
A Clash of the Shopping Titans! The new condition Sony a6500 body only is currently on sale for the very specific price of $1218 with free shipping at Walmart by Walmart itself and also at Amazon by Amazon itself (limit three per customer).
Both places have open marketplaces, so make sure you pay attention to who the actual seller in the listings you are looking at is [such a tortured sentence!]. The new condition price at other dealers is $1400 (eg Adorama).
A new promotion is now running for the Sony a9 full frame mirrorless cameras! For the same price of $4500, you can get the Sony HVL-F60M Wireless Flash for FREE. This is a $550 flash, that’s a freebie that’s worth 12% the price of the camera. But that’s not all. Some retailers are adding freebies of their own in addition to the free Sony flash:
At B&H Photo you also get a free SanDisk 64GB Extreme PRO UHS-II SDXC Memory Card.
At Adorama you also get a 32GB Sandisk Extreme PRO SDHC card, Lowepro 140 camera bag, Corel software, 3Pod table-top tripod, memory card wallet, Flashpoint remote, and the obligatory cleaning kit.
The Sony a7R II body only goes for $2500 at authorized dealers which are bundling it with useful freebies (eg, Lightroom 6 or 4TB Western Digital external HDD). But if you prefer a lower price instead…
… to the eBay Deals we go, where eBay seller “Department Store NYC” (99.2%, New York) is offering the Sony a7R II body in imported grey-market new condition with a 1-year seller warranty (not Sony USA) for $2140 with free shipping. Limit three per customer. Over 1300 units have been sold from this listing according to the eBay stats.
For a limited time (until 9/30/17 PM), B&H Photo is bundling a FREE 4TB Western Digital My Passport USB 3.0 Secure Portable Hard Drive with the purchase of select Sony a-series full frame cameras at their regular prices: the Sony a7S II Body Only goes for $2500 with free expedited shipping, while the Sony a7R II Body Only goes for $2500 with free expedited shipping.
If you don’t want/need a 4TB external HDD, there are alternative options for freebies with purchase at the same prices of $2500 and $2800 respectively:
At Adorama, the Sony a7S II Body Only freebie options include Lightroom 6 OR a Tascam DR-10SG Shotgun Mic OR a bundle of photo-accessories including the Corel software bundle.
At Adorama, the Sony a7R II Body Only freebie options include Lightroom 6 OR a Tascam DR-10S Mic OR a bundle of photo-accessories including the Corel software bundle.
Speaking of Adorama, for a limited time, they are offering the new condition Apple TV 32GB (4th Generation) for $134 with free shipping.
Sony’s Trade-IN promotion towards a Sony a9 is running September 30, 2017, that’s less than two weeks away. You can see all eligible cameras you can trade-in (your own used cameras) towards the a9, and learn more at the promotion at the B&H Photo Sony Trade-IN page…
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…
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).
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.
It’s IFA time in Berlin, which means more new tech products from all directions. Especially, in the world of photography, since this is an odd year, so there’s no Photokina [see Trade Show Calendar].
Sony had a pretty successful RX-series of RAWsumers, case in point, as you can see at the Fixed Lens Cameras Price Chart all models continue to be available in new condition at authorized dealers!
So it should not be a surprise that Sony would decide to further expand the RX-series.
Which brings us to the new brand new RX0, an ultra-compact elementproof camera but with a 1-inch 21mp sensor, and a 24mm f4 Zeiss-blessed lens, RAW of course (it wouldn’t be an RX-series without RAW!), and various tempting video features. And an RX-series starting price of $700.
In new-typical Sony fashion, pre-orders are not accepted right away. It will be available for pre-ordering on September 5, 2017.
This has been added to the New Cameras of 2017 tracking page, making it the fifth RAWsumer to be introduced in 2017. Try to guess the other four before looking. But we don’t have fabulous prizes if you guess right 🙂
But if you are comfortable with new condition imported grey-market cameras with a 1-year seller warranty (instead of a Sony USA warranty), then off to the eBay Deals we go, where you can get the camera as mentioned in this paragraph for $830 with free shipping by 6ave’s eBay store (New Jersey, 98.9%).
For a refresher on mirrorless prices, check the July 2017 edition of the Mirrorless Price Charts.
PS: if you are eligible for this offer, don’t forget to first activate the 8% eBay Bucks promotion. This would be a serious rewards amount, that’s around $66 to spend in the future on eBay (through the eBay Bucks rewards program).
The sony a9 body only mirrorless full frame camera goes for $4500 at authorized dealers. At the moment, Adorama is bundling two Sandisk Extreme PRO UHS-II Class 10 U3 SDXC Memory Card, Up to 300MB/s Read and Up to 260MB/s Write Speed. One is 128GB, and the other is 32GB. You also get free Overnight shipping which is nice for a flagship camera, you don’t want it lingering around in shiplandia.
A new instant savings promotion running throughout August 2017 offers the new condition Sony PXW-FS5 4K XDCAM Body Only for $4749 with free expedited shipping, or bundled with the 18-105mm f4G OSS lens for $5249. This camera uses a Super 35 CMOS Sensor… Optionally, Adorama offers financing opportunities, check the “Take Note” section on the product page over there for details…
The Sony a99 II 35mm full frame DSLR goes for $3200 in new condition at authorized dealers (eg Amazon itself or Adorama) but if you are comfortable buying DSLRs in used condition from reputable dealers…
… you can get the Sony a99 II body only in “USED – 9 Condition” (shows signs of use but very clean) for $2600 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo with a 90-day warranty offered by B&H Photo. The list of included items (as with all the used listings at B&H Photo) can be found under the “In The Box” section further down the right hand side of their website…
As usual, it’s up to you to trade off the price vs condition vs warranty…
Sony has many options now-a-days in the E-mount, both APS-C and full frame cameras, just look at all the Sonys in the Mirrorless Price Chart. If of all those options you are settled on the Sony a6000 with 16-50mm, it currently goes for $650 at authorized Sony USA dealers, which are allowed to add a handful of free accessories such as Adorama.
But if you are comfortable with imported grey-market cameras, then to the eBay Deals we go, where RedTag Camera is offering this kit as imported grey-market for $560 with free shipping. There is no mention of warranty in the listing, so assume there is no warranty included.
The Sony a6500 [which I forgot to include in the original Mirrorless Price Chart but was added in the revised edition thanks to corrections from our readers] with 16-50mm f3.5-5.6 OSS PZ goes for $1500 at the Best Buy “Black Friday” but their offer has been “defeated” by B&H Photo which includes a 64GB Sandisk Extreme SDXC card, an extra Watson battery and a Shoulder Bag for the same price, versus Best Buy’s only one free accessory (a basic Sony-branded camera case).
Also part of the Best Buy 2-DAY Sale is a promotion that gets you a $50 Best Buy Gift card and a 32GB SD card with the purchase of the Sony RX100 III or V at their regular prices of $750 and $1000 respectively. Sale ends Saturday night.
On the other hand, if gift cards don’t tempt you, and you are comfortable with open-box cameras, they are also available in open-box condition (without gift cards) as follows: the open-box RX100 III goes for $637 with free shipping, and the open-box RX100 V for $850 with free shipping.
For a refresher on RAWsumer price ranges, check the Fixed Lens Cameras Price Chart.
Best Buy launched a Black Friday sale (no, you haven’t slept through the summer, it’s still July 2017) and among the offers is a $50 Best Buy Gift Card bundled with the Sony Cybershot HX80 superzoom selling for its regular price of $370 with free shipping. This is a 30x optical zoom camera, more of the travel/compact-zoom than the mega-barrel-zoom. Offers end Saturday night or earlier if sold out.
The Sony a5000 is on its way out, but if of all the Sony E-system cameras, it is this the one you want, it is currently on sale, with the 16-50mm lens, in the black color scheme, for $379 with free shipping at B&H Photo.
The Cylon DSLR Resurrection must be in orbit, hiding on the dark side of the moon, because the good old Sony a99V body only SLT dSLR has re-materialized at Amazon by Amazon itself in “temporarily out of stock” status. This is of interest only to those who may have been specifically hunting for this particular camera in new condition. It is a 2012 model.
PS: this post may appear random and out of the blue ~ there is a reason for it ~ this camera surfaced while I was price-checking cameras for the upcoming July 2017 edition of the “Price Charts” 🙂
We haven’t mentioned this milestone on this blog yet, but thanks to a $50 instant savings promotion, we officially have a 35mm full frame interchangeable lens camera in new condition at authorized dealers going for under $1000. It is the Sony a7 body only (first generation), going for $948 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon itself (limit 3) and at B&H Photo and Adorama.
Don’t you forget about us sing the RAWsumers, and to those cameras we go where the Sony RX 100 Mark V has three freebies at B&H Photo while selling at the authorized dealer price of $998: a $50 B&H Photo gift card, a 32GB Sandisk Extreme SDHC memory card, and a Ruggard camera case.
Speaking of video, B&H Photo is offering the Sony PXW-FS5 XDCAM & BP-U60 Battery Kit for $4749 after a $1000 mail-in rebate (MIR). Considering the value of the rebate, you may want to make multiple copies of everything, maybe even have it notarized? 🙂 This is a mail-in cash rebate, not gift cards. No PO Boxes.
This is an interesting mix of an advanced APS-C camera with two kit lenses, but if you have use for them or plan to gift/sell/trade the lens(es) you don’t need, this is a value play. “This” being the Sony a6500 bundled with the 16-50mm and 50-210mm lenses, along with three free extras, a 64GB Sandisk Extreme SDXC, a free Watson extra battery, and a free Ruggard shoulder bag, all together going for $1594 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo.
If of all the Sony mirrorless APS-C cameras it is the A5000 with the 16-50mm the one you want, in new condition, you can get in the black or silver color schemes for $379 with free shipping at B&H Photo with a free Watson additional battery included. The white color scheme goes for the same price but does not include a free Watson battery.
Accessories time! If you are interested in the Sony a6500 with the 16-50mm and 55-210mm lenses, it is bundled with a variety of accessories for $1594 with free shipping as follows:
At B&H Photo you get a 64GB Sandisk Extreme SDXC card, a Watson extra battery, and a Ruggard shoulder bag.
At Amazon, sold and shipped by Focus Camera (but at Prime-like speed for Prime members) you get a 32GB Sandisk Extreme PRO SDHC card, two Wasabi batteries (do not eat!), a 3rd-party two-slot charger, a Tiffen UV filter, and a Focus Camera branded bag with trinkety accessories inside (cleaning kit, card reader, etc).
PS: the Adorama website is currently down so I can’t check there.
Good until Tuesday night, B&H Photo is offering the Sony a99 II body only bundled with the Steadicam Merlin 2 Camera Stabilizing System, together for $3368 with free expedited shipping.
The a99 ii body only goes for $3200 on its own, while the Steadicam goes for $270 on its own (it’s on sale too), so based on current prices, you are getting a combined purchase discount of $100.
The live stream ended, but you can watch it any time at the B&H Event page…
If you are curious about Sony’s new a9 flagship mirrorless camera (available for pre-order for $4500), B&H Photo is planning to have a Live-Streaming Panel talking about the camera on May 23 at 7:30pm eastern time. Yuo can submit questions ahead of time and have a chance to win the a9 by asking a Twitter question using the #BHPhotoLive twitter hashtag.
Five photographers will be participating on the panel. Details on all that at the B&H Event page.
The new condition Sony Alpha a7R II currently goes for $2700 at authorized Sony dealers, some of which are bundling it with free extras, for example, free Lightroom 6 at Adorama or free accessories bundle at Adorama (including Corel software)…
… but if you are comfortable with imported camera gear, to the eBay Deals we go where eBay seller “Department_Store_NYC” (99.2%, New York) is offering the imported grey-market Sony a7r II body only with a 1-year seller warranty (not Sony USA warranty) for $2200 with free shipping. Limit three units per customer.
We continue this burst of B&H Photo Mother’s Day specials with the Sony a6500 two lens kit. You get the a6500 witht the 16-50mm and 55-210mm lenses, and a 64GB Sandisk Extreme SDXC card and a Ruggard shoulder bag and a Pawa 3rd-party battery, all together for $1694.
These discounts at B&H Photo are only available for Students and Educators, not the general population. They are 10% off discounts on the current prices of the following cameras:
If you are not tempted by the siren’s call of the new a9 FE flagship, and you much prefer the a99 II DSLR, we have good news for you, the body only is now in-stock and ready to ship for $3200 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo. Given the price of the camera, it’s not a bad idea to select the faster delivery option as possible, depending on price and location of course 🙂
… to the eBay Deals where the 6ave eBay store (99.1%, New Jersey) is offering the imported grey-market Sony a6300 with 16-50mm for $850 with free shipping. It comes with a 1-year warranty from the seller (6ave), not from Sony USA. Limit three per buyer.
A new round of Sony instant savings is also up and running, again nicely organized at B&H Photo. A total of 34 camera kits (not 34 individual cameras, but 34 individual kits, eg different colors and different lens combinations) are participating, along with 16 E-System lenses featuring a mix of primes and zooms with prices ranging from $198 (50mm f1.8 FE) to $1398 (70-400 f4G OSS, 50/1.4 ZA FE T* Zeiss)
The new Sony a9 flagship full frame camera along with the new 100-400 Master lens are now available for pre-order, as Sony has gone into an smartphone-esque two-phase announcement. They are pre-orderable as follows:
There’s also a few more pro-caliber accessories coming along with the a9, the Sony HVL-F45RM Compact, Radio-Controlled Gn 45 Camera Flash with 1″ Display for $400, and the Sony NPAMQZ1K Multi Battery Adaptor Kit also for $400.
The release estimate for the a9 and accessories is May 25-26 in 2017. The 100-400 lens has a late July release estimate. As usual, there is a YMMV to the estimate, especially since these are flagship/pro gear that are not made in mass-market fashion.
The a9 announcement gave the Mirrorless cameras the lead, they are leading DSLRs 6-5 in 2017. It’s starting to look like a hockey game score 🙂
Canon and Nikon are no longer the only ones with used-car-priced full frame flagship cameras. Sony is joining the fray with the new Sony a9 full frame E-mount flagship, with a flagship price of $4500. Pre-orders will begin on Friday 4/21/17, so considerate of Sony to let people enjoy the holidays the days before and after. Preorders will begin at 10am ET on Friday at B&H Photo.
Also coming along with the PRO camera is a new Master series lens, the FE 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 GM OSS E-Mount with a price of $2500, and pre-orders opening on Friday.
This new camera now gives mirrorless cameras the lead in 2017, they are “winning” over DSLRs in a penalty shoot-out at 6-5. You can see them all at the New Cameras of 2017 page.
The Sony Alpha a7R II body only goes for $2900 at authorized Sony dealers which are bundling it with some freebies, for example, it gets a 2TB WDD HDD at B&H Photo or 1-Year of Photographer Creative Cloud or at Adorama where it gets Lightroom 6 or a bundle of accessory joy (32GB Lexar, Corel, Bag, Extra Battery, Etc).
But if you are comfortable with imported grey-market that get a 1-year seller warranty (not Sony USA warranty), to the eBay Deals we geaux where you can get the Sony a7R II body only in such condition for $2200 by Electronics Valley thru eBay (99.7%, New Jersey). Limit five per customer.
NOTE: purchases made at B&H and Adorama and other retailers that are closed for the Passover Holidays will ship at or after April 19.
A new round of manufacturer-initiated Instant Savings promotions are out for the Sony a6* and a5* APS-C mirrorless cameras, featuring the a6500, a6300, a6000, and a5100 kits at B&H Photo. When you go to the individual product pages, make sure you check the “Free Accessories Kit” option as some of these bundles get free accessories as well (memory card, battery, bag, etc).
You can navigate the various colors, options, and kits using the root product page for each camera model but be careful not to get lost in the woods 🙂
It’s bundle time for the Sony a7S II kits at B&H Photo. All three kits get a free Rode VideoMic PRO (with Rycote Lyre Shockmount) and additional Sony NP-FW50 battery. The body only goes for $2700. Meanwhile the kits with lenses, the 24-70mm f4 for $3900 and the 24-70mm f2.8 for $4900 get two additional freebies: a 64GB Extreme PRO SDXC card and a Ruggard shoulder camera bag. Free expedited shipping for all kits.
As promised in the heads up post, two more Sony a6500 kit discounts are now live at B&H Photo. The previously mentioned a6X00 discounts continue[find them in the E-mount posts]. So to summarize the a6500 situation, here’s where the various a6500 kits stand:
+ body only not on sale, remains at $1400
+ with 16-50mm for $1546
+ with 55-210mm for $1546
+ with 16-50mm and 55-210mm for $1696
+ see them all at B&H Photo
Another option in the E-system a6XXX-series, the Sony a6300 with 16-50 and 55-210 kit is currently on sale for $1196 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo and by Beach upon Amazon (Prime shipping speed but ships directly from Beach Camera). To detect this benefit, you have to be logged as a Prime member, and pay attention to the highlighted areas of the screenshot below:
Note also that the a6500 two-lens kit with the same lenses will be discounted to $1700 on Sunday. The usual price trade-offs of latest versus not-latest model.
The Sony 55-210mm lens goes for $350 on its own but it is combined-purchase discounted when it is bundled with camera kits or bundles.
While not reaching Nikon APS-C DSLR level of choice overwhelm, the Sony E-system is getting there with many old and new cameras and kits floating in the market. One of them, of potential interest as a “taking pictures with” starter kit is the Sony a6000 with the 16-50 and 55-210 lenses, on sale for $798 with free shipping at B&H Photo (with 5% promotional rewards = $40~ to spend in future B&H purchases) and Adorama (Slinger, 16GB Lexar, filters, Corel)
Two Sony a6500 kits discounts will go live on Sunday but one of them has already gone live, it’s a non-standard kit, the Sony a6500 with 55-210mm (f4.5-6.3 OSS E, black) is currently on sale for $1546 with free shipping at B&H Photo. The sale continues until March 4 in 2017, so you can wait until Sunday if you are not certain which one of these kits to get.
TL;DR: the a6500 with 55-210 is on sale NOW, while the other two kits (16-50 or 16-50 & 55-210) will go on sale on Sunday.
This is a Heads Up alert! Starting on Sunday 2/19/17, the following two Sony a6500 kits will be discounted at B&H Photo as follows:
+ a6500 with 16-50mm will drop from $1700 to $1546
+ a6500 with 16-50mm and 55-210mm will drop from $2044 to $1696
+ the above prices will go live on Sunday 2/19/17
For reference, the a6500 body only currently goes for $1400. I do not know if that will be discounted.
If you are interested in either of these kits, you may want to wait until Sunday. However, another non-standard kit with the 55-210 has already gone live. That one in the post above this!
As of a 2/19/17 recheck, this is sold out… Used supplies are limited…
To add to the option-overwhelm, the Sony a6300 with the 16-50mm is available in “Used – Condition 9” at B&H Photo for $930 with free shipping.
Used items at B&H come with a 90-day warranty from B&H. Given that B&H is a well-known and reputable dealer, this is a lower risk used purchase than buying from cookie-cutter eBay refurbishers and such.
Note also that many of the new condition a6X00 kits are on sale now and a couple of a6500 kits will go on sale this weekend – check the Sony E-System posts to see them all.
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.
Meanwhile the Sony a6000 with 16-50mm is bundled with a $50 B&H Photo gift card, together going for $650 with free shipping, in your choice of four a6000 color schemes.