Open-box Panasonic S1 with S 24-105 f4 Macro OIS for $2399 [with 1-year warranty]

Are you dying to try out the new full-frame L system? Do you like saving money with open-box but still want the 1-year warranty? Do you want a “take pictures with” kit, so you can start shooting as soon as the battery charges and not deal with adapters and hacks and workarounds and manual focus and test charts and pin alignments and existential soul searching?

Well, you’ve found the right post!

For $2399, B&H Photo is offering the open-box Panasonic S1 with S 24-105mm f4 Macro OIS with free US shipping and a 1-year warranty.

This is $100 lower than the price of the new condition S1 body-only, while the new condition S1 with 24-105 kit goes for $1000 more ($3500). So by going open-box, it’s like getting the 24-105 lens for free. The lens on its own goes for $1300 new condition or $1038 used.

A macro and stabilized lens with constant aperture and versatile zoom range! Competitive but pricey says DXoMark, better than the Canon L 24-105 but below the Shiguma ART. Since you are not paying $1300 for it stand-alone (or +$1000 for the kit), it’s not as pricey! Sign me up!

Open-box Leica M10 body only for $4065

If you are comfortable buying a Leica digital finder in open-box condition with a 30-day warranty, Woot is offering the silver M10 body only for $4065 with up to three per customer… Offer ends in 3 days or earlier if sold out…

Open box Fujinon GF 120mm f4 RLM OIS WR Macro for $1837

If you are willing to take a risk on an open-box lens with a 30-day warranty only, Woot is offering the Fujinon GF 120mm f4 RLM OIS WR Macro for $1837, with up to three per customer… Sale ends in about three days (or earlier if sold out)…

2pk ActiveOn CCA11W CX 1080p Wi-Fi Action Cameras for $49

A refill of the longer-running Woot Plus Camera sales includes the addtion of a 2-pack of Activeon CCA11W CX 1080p Wi-Fi Action Cameras for $49. These are open-box condition with a 30-day Woot warranty. You receive TWO of them for $49 total. Shipping is free for Prime members, otherwise it’s the usual $5 flat shipping fee for everything purchased at Woot during the calendar day.

Adorama Latest Sales: Open-Box, Refurbs, Instant Savings, Etc

If you feel like going on a camera deal fishing expedition, there are a number of sales in progress at Adorama, headlined by their Open Box Sale featuring over 600 items. Use the blue “Categories” section in the sidebar if you want to filter by product category or other options.

Next up is their latest refurbished additions featuring 97 products, 39 of which are Nikons and 24 are Epsons.

Next up is the Overstock sale featuring over 8600 products. Again, you can use their sidebar to filter by brand or product type and such.

Last but not deals is the latest promotions page featuring 2700 products, headlined by the $680 Fuji X-E2S with 18-40/2.8-4 OIS in black or silver…

Open-Box Panasonic GH5 for $1600, Imported for $1500, New with V-Log for $2000

The Panasonic GH5 body only has been steadily in-stock for $2000 at authorized Panasonic dealers (thank you MAP!) in new condition, so it is also being removed from the Stock Status Tracker [update in progress], so in a new blog tradition, it too is getting a “parting shot” post. The current offers:

+ new condition grey-market with 1-Year Seller warranty from 6ave on eBAY for $1500

+ open-box from authorized dealer Samy’s Camera for $1600

+ new condition at authorized dealers for $2000 with FREE V-Log at Adorama and B&H Photo
+ optionally triple the warranty by filing with Panasonic

Used Fuji X-T20 w/16-50 for $857, Open Box for $899

The used Fuji X-T20 body only starts at $769, but if you prefer a “take pictures with” kit, then to the Fuji X-T20 with 16-50mm kit we go. This goes for $1000 in new condition at authorized dealers, but if you prefer used, as of the time of writing, these are the options:

+ “USED – Very Good” for $857~ by Amazon Warehouse Deals

+ “USED – Like New” Open-Box for $899 by OneCall thru Amazon or OneCall directly

PS: a Fast Start Fuji X-T20 CreativeLIVE online class will begin live-streaming, free-to-watch starting at 4pm ET today (Friday 8/11/17).

Used Fuji X-T20 Body for $769, Open-Box for $800

The free-streaming Fuji X-T20 “Fast Start” class starts at 4pm ET today (Friday) and if that convinces you on the camera, its current situation is this:

The Fuji X-T20 body only is in-stock for $900 at multiple retailers, but if you are comfortable with used cameras, you can get it in used condition as follows:

+ “USED – Very Good” condition in BLACK for $769 at Amazon Warehouse Deals

+ “USED – Like New” Open Box condition in SILVER for $800 by OneCall thru Amazon or OneCall directly

+ “USED – Demo” condition for $819 at Adorama

PS: if you want the instructions or collect them (don’t judge!) you can get the X-T20 Instructions for $5 at KEH Camera (camera NOT included; only the printed instructions).

Open Box Nikon D7500 Body w/Full Warranty for $1120

As you can see at the just updated Stock Status Tracker, the Nikon D7500 body only goes for $1250 in new condition at authorized dealers.

But if you are willing to go the open-box route from a reputable dealer, B&H Photo offers the Nikon D7500 body only in Open-Box Condition with the full manufacturer warranty for $1120 with free expedited shipping. B&H is a well-known camera and photo retailer, so it’s as lower risk purchase.

Speaking of Nikon, their bitter rival’s latest camera, the Canon 6D Mark II is out of stock at most of the retailers we track, except for B&H Photo where it remains in-stock for its starting price of $2000.

Open-Box Fuji GFX-50S for $5799

The Fuji GFX-50S medium format body only goes for $6500 in new condition at authorized dealers, some of which offer a $650 trade-in discount, eg Adorama, IF you are willing to trade-in a top tier DSLR or MF camera.

If you are willing to go the used way, authorized dealer OneCall has it in Open-Box Condition for $5799 with free shipping. They also offer it through Amazon Warehouse Deals.

Open box Canon 7D II Body w/1yr warranty for $1349 + S&H

And now we are price-checking APS-C dSLRs for the next installment in the Price Charts series and as this happens, potential discounts or sales and such may come up. Which brings us to the Canon 7D Mark II. If you are a fan of open-box camera gear, the 7D II body only is available in open box condition for $1349 plus shipping at B&H Photo with a 1-year warranty from B&H Photo (not Canon USA).

Open-Box Canon 7D Mark II Body w/1yr warranty for $1350 + S&H

If you are comfortable with open-box camera gear from reliable retailers, B&H Photo is offering the open-box Canon 7D II body only for $1350 plus shipping (around $10, varies slightly by zipcode) with a 1-year warranty by B&H Photo (not Canon USA).

On the other hand, if you prefer new condition with a Canon USA warranty, you can get the 7D II body only for $1500 at B&H Photo with a 4TB Western Digital MyBook Desktop USB 3.0 External Hard drive, a 64GB Sandisk EXTreMe PRO SDXC card, and a Lowepro Hatchback camera bag and 2% promotional rewards (around $30 to be used in future B&H purchases).

(SOLD OUT) Open-box Fuji X-T2 Graphite for $1619

As of a late 3/12/17 re-check, this sold out… The big picture of the various X-T2 options at the Stock Status tracker.

The Fuji X-T2 graphite body only is currently available (one unit) in Used / Open-box condition for $1619 with free shipping by Cameta Camera on eBay. The new condition price is $1800.

Internet meets and defeats Sony a5000 Black Friday Ad

I am going through the Black Friday Ads and price-checking to see which cameras have already been price-matched by the internets. The Sony a5000 w/16-50mm is advertised for $350, and the internet has matched the price, but that’s not all, Adorama is bundling it with lots of free accessories including the Corel software bundle (Aftershot X2, PSP X8), Bag, SD, Filters, etc). The same price is at B&H Photo and Amazon itself but no freebies.

On the other hand, if you want to optimize for a lower price, you can get it in open-box condition for $298 at B&H Photo with a 1-year warranty from B&H (not Sony USA).

PS: while I’ll try to price-check as many things as I can, I won’t post individual alerts for every single one of them. But they will be added to the Black Friday Ads digest post.

Open-box Sony a5000 w/16-50 for $379 + S&H

If you are comfortable with open-box camera-gear, B&H Photo is offering the open-box Sony a5000 with 16-50mm for $379 plus shipping and handling. My three test zipcodes (east coast, west coast, in-between) all show $9.01 shipping but I can’t test every zipcode… To see how it stacks up price-wise, check the Mirrorless Price charts, especially the bottom chart, the “Take Pictures With Kits”.

Open-Box Nikon D810 w/24-120 for $2900 + S&H

The Nikon D810 with the 24-120mm standard kit goes for $3200 with some free accessories at authorized dealers (eg Adorama), but if you want to save some and don’t need the extra accessories, B&H Photo is offering this kit in open-box condition for $2900 plus shipping and handling. It comes with a 1-year warranty from B&H Photo, not Nikon; a plus if you don’t like to deal with Nikon’s warranty service 🙂

Open-box Canon 75-300 f4-5.6 III w/full warranty for $80

More open box action, this time we fly to Adorama where they offer the open-box Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III for $80 with free shipping and full warranty since Adorama is an authorized Canon USA dealer. Note that this is NOT a stabilized lens, and it is NOT a USB lens. You also get $1.60 in promotional rewards to use in future purchases.

Open-Box Sigma 1.4x DG EX APO Teleconverter for Canon for $219

Back to the land of eBay where the Samy’s Camera store is offering, for a limited time, the open-box Sigma 1.4x DG EX APO Teleconverter for Canon for $219 with free shipping. Warranty is included as they are authorized dealers… The new condition price for this is $250 at authorized Canon dealers (eg Adorama with 4% promotional rewards).

Open-box Canon 70-200 f2.8L IS II w/warranty for $1700

The Canon 70-200mm f2.8L II IS USM goes for $1950 in new condition at authorized dealers (eg B&H Photo) but if you are comfortable with open-box lenses, you can get it for $1700 with free shipping and original accessories and 1-year warranty at Adorama.

On the other hand, if you prefer the new condition lens and also want the Pixma PRO 100 printer, you can get them bundled together at Adorama for $2050 after a $250 mail-in rebate (prepaid AMEX gift card). In addition to the lens and printer, you also get the printer’s sidekick (50pk 13×19″ paper), a ProOptic 77mm filter kit and a lens care kit.

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).

Open Box Canon Camera Gear at Adorama (36 options)

Adorama has a sale on a variety of open-box Canon camera gear featuring 32 DSLR and mirrorless camera kits, and three EF-M lenses, and one EF 1.4x III extender.

Open-box Canon 40mm f2.8 Pancake for $119 w/free S&H

Not as fragile as a pancake but more sensitive to syrup, pancake lenses are one of the lower risk type of purchases if you want to go the open-box or used/refurbished route. Which brings us to the Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM Pancake Lens available in open-box condition for $119 with free shipping and the full 1-year Canon USA warranty at Adorama as one of their many clearance items.

Open Box Canon 70D w/18-135 STM IS and 1yr warranty for $1000

In addition to the previously mentioned Canon 70D body only kits, there’s another open-box option at Adorama, you can get the open-box 70D with 18-135mn EF-S IS STM for $1000 with free shipping and a one year Canon USA warranty.

Imported Canon 70D body only for $650

More eBay Deals action, we return to the Get It Digital eBay store with an imported grey-marked DSLR that was part of a Kit With Lens but was separated from the lens and sold separately. This time it is the new condition Canon 70D body only going for $650 with free shipping with a limit five per customer. There is no mention of warranty in the listing.

At authorized Canon USA dealers, the 70D body only kit goes for $1000, but it includes various free accessories and promotional rewards at some retailers such as B&H Photo and Adorama.

Another option, somewhere in-between, you can get it in open-box condition with a 1-year Canon USA warranty for $800 at Adorama.

Open Box Canon EF 40mm f2.8 STM for $119

The Canon EF 40mm f2.8 STM lens is available in open-box condition for $119 with free expedited shipping from Adorama. This is described as “Open Box-Packaging may show some wear and tear. Includes all original accessories and full 1 year Canon USA warranty.”… This is one of 500+ Camera and Photo Specials at Adorama…

Imported Canon 6D Body for $1000

To the Trending eBay Deals we go, where eBay seller “GetItDigital” (99.5%) is offering the imported grey-marked new-condition Canon 6D body only for $1000 with free shipping, with a limit of five per customer.

Based on the eBay listing, this does not specify whether it comes with seller’s warranty. It definitely does not come with a Canon USA warranty. This camera was part of a Canon 6D with Lens kit, but they are selling the camera and the lens separately to “share” the kit discount with the customers 🙂

In new condition from authorized Canon USA dealers, the 6D body only kit goes for $1400 but it also comes with a variety of free accessories and promotional rewards at B&H Photo and Adorama.

Yet another option (if you have no use/need for the extra accessories) is open-box condition of the Canon USA version with a 1-year Canon USA warranty going for $1270 at Adorama.

Open Box Canon EF-S 10-22mm f3.5-4.5 USM for $450

If you are a fan of open-box camera gear, the Canon EF-S 10-22mm f3.5-4.5 USM is available in Open Box condition for $450 with free shipping at Adorama. Per the description there, this is:

“Open Box-Packaging may show some wear and tear. Includes all original accessories and full 1 year Canon USA warranty.”

New-Other Samsung Galaxy EK-GC120 (Android, 21x superzoom, Verizon, No Contract) for $105

To the eBay Deals we return, where we find the Samsung Galaxy Camera EK-GC120 superzoom (21x, blue color scheme) in New-Other Condition on sale for $105 with free shipping by eBay seller “Guarantee Cellular” (98.4%) with 220+ units sold so far.

This is an Android camera with a SIM slot for cellular coverage. But no contract, you don’t even have to use the cellular part if you don’t want to. The product details there say “GC120 Verizon” which suggests this is the Verizon version. The listed model number is EK-GC120BKAVZW.

The condition is described as “New Other” with this blurb:

“The device is in new condition in original retail box with everything included (not sealed). Clean ESN”

Open-box Panasonic GX8 body for $950

IF you are comfortable with open-box camera gear, the black Panasonic GX8 body only is available in “Used – Like New” condition, described as “Only taken out of box once like new with Panasonic USA warranty”, for $950 by Cardinal Camera through Amazon. It ships from Cardinal (Pennsylvania).

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Open-box Sony a7R II body with 1yr warranty for $3000 (was $2700)

UPDATE (9/30/15 PM): as of this check, the price jumped from $2700 to $3000…

Flagship action too at the eBay Deals, where BuyDig’s eBay store (authorized Sony reseller) is offering the open-box Sony A7R II body only with a one year Sony warranty for $3000 [was $2700] with free shipping with a limit of five per customer.

The description there has it as “New-Other” condition with this explanation:

“This item includes all original packaging and comes with a full 1 Year Sony USA Warranty. Box was opened and simply not able to be sold as Brand New”

At new condition, this goes for $3200 at authorized retailers such as Adorama and B&H Photo and Amazon.