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.
But there are detailed pages for it at B&H Photo and Adorama.
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 🙂
GoPRO is not the only game in town in action-y and X-Games-y cameras. B&H Photo has a limited time sale on the Intova Sport Pro Waterproof HD Video Sports Camera for $79 with free expedited shipping until 6/30/17 at 8:30pm ET. This too is among their latest Features Sales.
If you want to be among the first to get the new Olympus TG-5 elementproof P&S digital camera, it is in-stock at its starting price of $450 from various well-known eBay sellers including Kenmore Camera (black) and Kenmore Camera (red) and Best Buy (black) and Best Buy (red) and Camera Shop of Muskegon (Meeeecheeeegaaaan).
The Panasonic TS30 elementproof P&S digital camera goes for $138 at authorized dealers, and while keeping the same price, Adorama is including some freebies with them, the Corel software bundle (five titles including AfterShot PRO 2, Paintshop PRO X9, VideoStudio 9), a 16GB memory card, a camera case, and the obligatory cleaning kit. These bundles are available in the black, blue or red color schemes as part of the latest Adorama specials.
To the eBay Deals we go where the official Best Buy eBay store is offering the new condition Olympus TG-870 waterproof P&S camera for $250 with free shipping with a limit of up to three per customer. Its regular price is $280.
Speaking of eBay, continuing is the 8GB Sandisk Ultra Class 10 SDHC card, model SDSDUN-008G-G46, for $7 with free shipping from Ritz Camera’s eBay store (98.9%, New Jersey).
UPDATE: speaking of eBay also, the official NewEgg eBay store is offering the new condition Playstation PS4 PlayStation VR – Standalone for $300 with free shipping when you do the “add to cart” song and dance.
Another new elementproof/waterproof digital camera emerged, as these cannot be easily replicated by smartphones. It is the new Nikon Coolpix W300 P&S digital camera, available in three different colors, with a pre-order price of $390 at Amazon and B&H Photo.
This poor camera hasn’t even come out yet, and it’s getting trolled in yet another daily bloviation at The Verge 🙂
Ricoh is continuing with their line of elementproof P&S digital cameras, they are, after all, something that smartphones cannot replicate, with a new model. The brand new WG-50 is now available for pre-order for $280 at Adorama.
If you are a fan of elementproof cameras and ones that have an official underwater housing, Olympus has announced the new Tough TG-5 and its accompanying underwater housing, available for pre-order as follows:
+ TG-5 Camera for $450 at Adorama and Amazon itself
+ Olympus Underwater Housing PT-058 for $300 at Amazon itself and Adorama
On the waterproof cameras front, the lime-green Fuji XP90 is offered in certified refurbished condition for $105 with free shipping by a 3rd-party seller with the order fulfilled by Amazon, so you get free 2-day shipping as a member.
NOTE #1: the seller’s name is “Prime Deal” but it has nothing to do with Amazon. I do not know why Amazon allows 3rd-party sellers to use names that can confuse the casual shopper into thinking this is Amazon.
NOTE #2: “certified refurbished” at Amazon is a term Amazon defines products that have a 90-day minimum warranty but they can be refurbished by anyone, manufacturer, 3rd-party, seller, unicorns, etc. They have created a portal dedicated to certified refurbished products over there.
Splash! The Nikon Coolpix S33 waterproof P&S digital camera is bundled with a Lowepro case, a 16GB Delkin SD and a cleaning kit for $107 with free shipping at Adorama in the white color and the blue color. Both are “temporarily out of stock” at the moment, but you can purchase them to lock the price.
On the other hand, if you need them to ship right away, they are in-stock for the same price but without the three free accessories at B&H Photo. Or if you are comfortable with refurbished, the white color is in-stock for $83 with free S&H.
Splash into the summer fun with a waterproof digital camera! Or not 🙂 Regardless, the camouflage color scheme of the Panasonic TS6 waterproof P&S digital camera is on sale for $169 with free shipping at Adorama until 8/6/16 or earlier if sold out… Optionally if you expand the yellow “Special Offer” section there, you can buy this together with 24/7 Traffic camera bags for a combined purchase discount…
Today feels like national Panasonic discounting day, here’s another one, this time on the elementproof front, the Panasonic TS30, in three different color options goes for $138 with free shipping at Amazon.
However, the best bang for the buck is Adorama where you can get a boatload of free accessories and you only pay shipping extra (the camera price is around $138 to $139). The freebies include the Corel Software bundle (AfterShot2 PRO, PSP X7, etc), pouch, 16GB card, cleaning kit, floating strap. This offer is available on the black and blue colors. The red color has a price/technical error. Shipping is under $10 for most zipcodes. (The standard options without the extra accessories get free shipping).
Olympus is jumping into the Action Camera segment with their brand new Olympus Stylus Tough TG-Tracker available now for pre-order for $350 in two different colors schemes:
+ black: Adorama and B&H Photo
+ black/green: Adorama and B&H Photo
NOTE!!!: this is a YMMV promotion!
If you have an Amazon Chase VISA credit card and you are eligible for this promotion (detailed post explains the promotion), there is a super hot deal [you will only see the offer if you are eligible] for the Fuji XP90 waterproof digital camera for $143~ with free shipping. You have to pay with the Amazon Chase VISA and enter coupon code ARC20SPRING in the shopping cart. The coupon is 20% off the current price dropping it from $179~ to $143~. If the price changes, so will the discount. Camera must be sold and shipped by Amazon itself (not 3rd-party sellers).
The promotion is good for the yellow Fuji XP90 or the blue Fuji XP90.
If all is well, you will see this at the top right corner of the Amazon Checkout page:
Spring may be an excuse to convince the spouse CFO to “authorize” the purchase of a waterproof camera and if so, and if you are also interested in the Corel imaging software without breaking the bank, Adorama is offering a number of free accessories with the Nikon Coolpix AW130 for the same price of $277 with free expedited shipping: the Corel Software Bundle which includes AfterShot PRO 2 and Paintshop PRO X8 (total of five titles), a floater strap, a 16GB SD card, a Lowepro pouch, and a cleaning kit. This is available in Coldplay Yellow, Blue or Black. Page down over there to locate these among the list of options.
The Fuji XP90 waterproof digital cameras is on sale for $179 with free shipping, with a limit of ten units per color per customer at Amazon by Amazon herself in two of the four available colors, in the yellow XP90 and the black/green XP90.
Spring is in the air, and if you are looking for a new “adventure” camera that you won’t cry for too long if it gets lost or ruined, the Panasonic TS6 is bundled with a $25 Adorama Gift Certificate, all together going for $200 with free shipping in either the camouflage color option or the Melisandre red color option.
Currently Costco has two camera offers that are members-only exclusives (you can’t buy members-only items with a 5% surcharge if you are not member), which often means the prices are better than the rest of the internets. It is the red Olympus TG-4 waterproof P&S cameras with extras, and the GoPro Hero3+ Silver Edition with Li-ion Battery and Dual Battery Charger.
NOTE: Unfortunately I am not a Costco member, so I don’t know what the prices are. Even if you login with a Costco account, you can’t see the prices without being a member. Maybe I need to start a Kickstarter to fund purchases of memberships so I can check prices 😉
Your membership dollars at work! Costco is offering the waterproof Fuji X90 in a camera bundle for $200 with free shipping with a limit of three per customer. The bundle includes a case and a 16GB card. This camera goes for $230 without the extras at other retailers (eg Amazon).
With Spring in the Air, more uses for element-proof cameras emerge, so if you want to use that excuse to convince the Spouse CFO to approve the purchase, Adorama has a Panasonic TS6 flash sale bundling it with a $25 Adorama gift certificate for $210 with free shipping, in your choice of either orange TS6 or blue TS6.
Looking like a cross between a game and a video game creature come to life, the brand new Ricoh WG-M2 action camera is now in-stock and ready for your outdoor adventures for $300 with free shippping at B&H Photo in the orange/black and silver/black (Raiders merchandising opportunity?) color schemes.
Spring is in the air, the great outdoors are calling, and if you are interested in an element-proof camera, Adorama is bundling the Panasonic TS6 with a $25 Adorama gift certificate for the camera’s current price of $200 with free shipping.
Spring is in the air, at least based on the time change, which brings us to a waterproof camera sale, the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 is bundled with an Olympus floater, together for $199 with free shipping at Adorama in black or orange or white.
PS: I am having another “Keyboardian Existential Crisis”, so the chances of typos and HTML errors are elevated as I rotate through keyboards. I don’t know why it’s so hard to find a near-perfect keyboard. Maybe because I “hand-write” HTML which makes the bottom right corner of a keyboard a killer zone (the “< >” and Quote and Shift and Enter areas). If you have any keyboard suggestions please leave them in the comments or use the online contact form.
We are taking another break from the Pre-Orders Parade (many more to come still), with a series of refurbished Nikon Coolpix P&S digital cameras offered with a 90-day Nikon USA warranty from authorized dealer BuyDig’s eBay store as follows:
+ refurbished Coolpix AW130 waterproof in yellow for $169
+ refurbished Coolpix S6900 (12x optical; with case and 16GB card) for $99 OR add two to the shopping cart and save 10% off
+ these are among the 100+ refurbished Nikon camera gear eligible for the BuyDig “Buy 1 Get 1 at 10% off” promotion
Action cameras continue to survive, despite attacks from cameraphones and dedicated action cameras like the GoPro. Ricoh has a brand new model out now, available for pre-order for $300, in orange or black at Amazon by Amazon herself and B&H Photo and Adorama.
On the waterproof end of the action camera spectrum, the Intova CONNEX Action Camera is currently on sale for $169 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo.
Sometimes the display cases Leica collectors use to showcase their prized possessions are not completely dustproof or waterproof. Leica has solved those problems today with the brand new Leica X-U (Type 113) fixed lens camera, a 16mp APS-C CMOS with a 23mm f1.7 lens and with a “Water, Dust, and Shockproof Construction”. This new camera is now available for pre-order for $2950 at Adorama and B&H Photo… This too has been added to the New Cameras of 2016 tracking page…
This longer than usual lightning deal expired…
In a more longer-running lightning deal, Amazon is offering the blue Panasonic TS30A elementproof P&S digital camera for $80 with free shipping with a limit of one per customer. The offer ends by 9:20pm ET on Saturday or earlier if sold out… I didn’t check the Gold Box schedule last night, so I don’t know if this was pre-planned or one of the “surprise” lightning deals that just appear when they go live…
On the single figures P&S waterproof basic cameras, the Nikon Coolpix S33 is on sale for $89 with free shipping, with a limit of five per customer at Amazon by Amazon itself… On the other hand, if you also need a camera case, a 16GB SD card and a cleaning kit, you can get them bundled up for $97 at Adorama…
If The Dave Matthews Band is licensing their songs to the Yogurt Industrial Complex, may I also suggest creating a special edition of “Crash into me” for waterproof action cameras called “Splash, into me!”. With that as a completely unnecessary introduction that took up at least 41 extra characters, we drive in to Amazon where they are offering the Nikon Coolpix AW130 for $250 with free shipping, in three color schemes, with a limit of five per customer. The same price is also available at B&H Photo (they will begin accepting orders again Saturday PM).
While we are on the topic of elementproof cameras, the Panasonic TS30 remains at $100 at Amazon by Amazon itself and Adorama and B&H Photo.
The element-proof Panasonic TS6 digital camera is on sale for $180 after a $40 mail-in rebate at Adorama, available in four different color schemes… Details on the mail-in rebate in the PDF file…
Winter is coming so if you want a basic P&S digital camera you can use in the elements without worries price-wise, the black Panasonic TS30 elementproof is on sale for $95 with free shipping at Adorama. This is one of their 5000+ Holidays Deals.
The elementproof cameras too are hitting the magical $100 price point! The new condition Ricoh WG-M1 Element-Proof is now down to $100 with free shipping at Adorama. Or if you need a boatload of accessories, they have bundles for $140.
On the element-proof P&S digital camera front, the Fuji XP80 (three color scheme options) is bundled with a floater strap, camera case, 16GB SD and camera cleaning kit for $149 plus shipping (typically under $10; YMMV based on zipcode) at Adorama.
If you don’t need the bonus accessories, you can get it for $149 with free shipping and 2% promotional rewards (= ~$3) at B&H Photo.
The Panasonic TS30 waterproof P&S digital camera, in black or blue is on sale for $109 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon itself.
The Last Action Camera Hero. Coming soon to a theater near you (probably not)… In the meantime, if you like boatloads of extra accessories, BuyDig’s Rakuten store is offering an orange-black Ricoh WG-M1 camera bundle for $140 with free shipping. This include the standard camera kit, along with two 32GB microSD cards, a tripod, a camera case, a card reader, a memory card wallet, a cable and the obligatory cleaning kit… While there, promo code REWARDME gets you 7% Rakuten Points rewards (if you are part of their rewards program)…
More elementproof action at the eBay Deals where the BuyDig eBay store is offering a new condition orange Ricoh WG-M1 with lots of free accessories for $129 with free shipping. You can buy as many as you like. The extras include a 32GB memory card, camera bag, card reader, HDMI cable, lens cleaning kit, and a mini tripod (those that are strong enough to hold a mosquito but only before it eats). Joking aside, this is a pretty good bundle, especially for someone who doesn’t have much in accessories (eg gift for kids, which tend to break and drop things in the water and their food).
To the eBay Deals we return where eBay seller “Deal Frenzy” (98.6%) is offering manufacturer refurbished Fuji XP80 waterproofs in either black, blue or yellow for $129 with free shipping and a 90 day Fuji warranty… The yellow is also available refurbished for the same price by Willoughby’s on Amazon (Coldplay not included!).
Not to be confused with the entry level Panasonic TS30 (still going for $100), the Panasonic TS6 is a higher spec model (tip: single-digit is the more advanced model in the TS-series) is bundled with a $50 Adorama gift certificate for $278 total with free expedited shipping. That’s an effective $228 price assuming you will have no problem spending the $50 GC. If not, you can buy the camera on its own for $240.
You can see all the aforementioned TS6 bundles and colors at Adorama website.
Frolic in the elements? The Panasonic TS30 waterproof digital camera is currently on sale for $99 with free expedited shipping at Adorama as part of their Labor Day festivities.
PS: idea for Dave Matthews merchandising edit: “Splash into me” (based on “Crash into me”)