Sony a6500 body only drops to $1200 [corrected]

CORRECTION 11/20/17 the blog post title originally said $1100 instead of $1200. Those sneaky $1199 prices still trick me 🙁

The Sony a6500 body went for $1500 a couple of weeks ago when I posted the Mirrorless Price Charts but as of today’s massive Instant Savings madness, it is now down to $1200 with free shipping at authorized dealers as follows:

+ At Amazon where you can also see all the instant savings bundles with participating lenses; 5% cashback with Prime VISA or Prime Store card

+ At Adorama with free Corel software, 16GB SD, 24/7 TC holster, etc

+ At B&H Photo with a 64GB Sandisk SDXC card and shoulder bag

On the same listings shown above at the above retailers you will find the “a6500 with 16-50mm” kit going for $1300, and the two lens kit (16-50, 55-210) going for $1450, and the “with 18-105” for $1750, and the “with 16-70” for $2100.

Sony RX100 Mark V with $50 Gift Card and Extras for $950

CORRECTION: the blog-post title said Mark IV instead of Mark V! This post is for the Mark V! All apologies for the confusion!

The Sony RX100 Mark V is the current “leader” of the RX 100 series and it was going for $1000 a couple of weeks ago when I posted the Fixed Lens Cameras Price Charts.

Fast forward to today, and its price dropped to $950 and it is getting a $50 house gift card along with free accessories as follows:

+ At B&H Photo you get a $50 B&H e-gift card, a 32GB Sandisk Extreme SD, and a case

+ At Adorama you get a $50 gift certificate (it is #6 in the list of freebies in the linked page), along with a 32GB Lexar SD, Corel software, Lowepro pouch, and a cleaning kit

+ At Amazon [CORRECTED LINK] you get a $50 physical Amazon gift card in a classically styled black gift card box
+ this happens rarely at Amazon, but if the gift card arrives before the camera ships, you can use the value of the gift card towards the price of the camera. Billing Inception 🙂

Sony RX10 II and III drop $100 since last week

The middle two models of the four Sony RX10 series cameras have dropped $100 since last week when we posted the Fixed Lens Camera Charts last week as follows:

+ RX10 II for $1100 at Adorama (with freebies) and B&H Photo (with freebies) and Amazon

+ RX10 III for $1300 at Adorama (with freebies) and B&H Photo (with freebies) and Amazon

Now shipping: Sony RX0 Action RAWsumer

This is the first time I noticed this is in-stock, I’m not sure when it became in-stock in the first place. It is Sony’s RX0, an elementproof action camera with a 1-inch sensor and RAW support. It is in-stock at its starting price of $700 at Adorama and B&H Photo and Amazon where a 3rd-party seller (K&M Camera Store) is offering a bundle for the same price with various free accessories (64GB SD, case, etc) with the orders fulfilled by Amazon.

PSA: Sony RX1 and RX1R starting to disappear

The Sony RX1 and RX1R 35mm full frame fixed lens cameras are starting to disappear from retailers. Both are gone from Adorama (RX1R and RX1R), while at B&H Photo both cameras are marked as “Special Order” (2-4 weeks) for both the RX1 and the RX1R.

As of the time of writing, both the RX1 and the RX1R remain readily available at Amazon but each camera has a limit of up to three per customer. The price remains at $2400 as you can see at the Fixed Lens Cameras charts of last week.

Of course the used cameras won’t magically disappear. You can get it used for less than half the price, it is available in “USED – Bargain” condition for $1199 at KEH Camera with a 180-day warranty from KEH Camera.

Sony a6300 with 16-50 and 55-210 and Extras for $998

A loaded entry-point bundle in the Sony E-system, the Sony a6300 camera with the 16-50mm and 55-210mm lenses and some free accessories is currently going for $998 with free shipping at a couple of authorized Sony dealers as follows:

At Adorama you get the Corel software bundle (five titles), a Lowepro Format 140 shoulder bag, a 16GB SD card, a memory card wallet, a cleaning kit, a Tiffen 40.5mm UV filter and a Pro-Optic 49mm UV filter (two lenses are included in the bundle, so that’s why you get two different filters). You also earn $40~ in promotional rewards to be spent in future Adorama purchases.

Optionally, when you expand the yellow “Special Offers” section, there is an option to add to this bundle the 1-year Adobe Photographer Creative Cloud subscription for $100 instead of its regular price of $120.

At B&H Photo this offer has a 11/11/17 at 11:59pm ET expiration date. The freebies included are a 64GB Sandisk ExTrEmE SDXC memory card and an extra 3rd-party (Pawa) battery and a Ruggard Onyx 25 shoulder bag.

(ENDED) Used Sony a77 II APS-C DSLR body for $650

As of 11/12/17 recheck, this sold out…

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Sony FDR-X1000V 4K Action Cam with Live View Remote Bundle for $299

GoPRO gets a lot of the action camera attention, but Sony sings o/~ don’t you forget about me o/~. Their new condition Sony FDR-X1000V 4K Action Cam with Live View Remote Bundle is currently on sale for $299 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo as a limited time offer.

For more action at B&H, check their recently reloaded Pre-Black-Friday sales

Sony a7r body only for $1848

There are plenty of Sony 35mm full frame cameras these days. One of the older ones, the Sony a7r body only currently goes for $1900 in new condition at authorized dealers, but it looks like a 3rd-party seller has triggered Amazon’s own price bots to drop the price to $1848 sold and shipped by Amazon itself. Limit three per customer.

Deciding which one of all these to get, that’s another story for another day…

Sony a6000 two-lens kit with your choice of freebies for $748

Choices! There are two Sony a6000 two lens kit (16-50, 55-210) bundles offered for $748 with free shipping and your choice of various free accessories:

+ BuyDig offers for FREE a Canon PIXMA MG-3620 printer and a 128GB Sandisk Ultra SDXC card and Corel Paintshop Pro X8 software

+ Adorama offers the Corel software bundle (five titles including Aftershot and Paintshop), a 3-filter kit, a Lowepro Format 140 camera bag, 16GB SD card, and cleaning kit

Pre-order new Sony a7r III Camera and FE 24-105 f4G OSS lens

Mirrorless temptations of the full frame kind here we come! The new Sony a7r III (third generation) 35mm full frame mirrorless camera, along with the 24105mm f4G OSS FE lens are now available for pre-ordering at various authorized dealers:

+ Sony a7r III body for $3200 at Adorama and B&H Photo
+ B&H has a couple of lens bundles as well, with 24-105 for $4500, and with 24-70 for $5400
+ release estimate is late November 2017

+ Sony FE 24-105mm f4G OSS for $1300 at Adorama and B&H Photo

+ the FE 400mm f2.8 GM OSS has a product page created at B&H Photo but there is no price, so there can be no pre-orders

These three have been added to the New Cameras and Lenses of 2017 tracking page. Thanks to the a7r, “Team Mirrorless” has scored another goal, giving them an 11-8 lead over “Team DSLR”!

Pre-Orders for new Sony a7 III and FE 24-105/4G OSS Start on Thursday

Sony is doing the Apple thing with two phase announcements. Today they revealed their new Sony a7 III camera ($3200) and 24-105 f4 G OSS FE lens ($1300). Pre-orders for these begin on Thursday. I will post a new post once they become available for pre-ordering. Sony is also developing a 400mm f2.8 GM OSS lens, but there is no price for this lens, so it may not be available for pre-ordering tomorrow.

Sony iLC and Fixed Lens Camera Instant Savings

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 🙂

Sony RX100 V with $50 GC for $1000 (or $800 open-box)

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.

(ENDED) Friday KEH coupon on Sony gear: 5% off Cameras, 10% off Lenses, 15% off Accessories

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(ENDED) Sony a6500 body only drops to $1218

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).

FREE Sony HVL-F60M Flash and Extras with Sony a9 purchase

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.

Imported Sony a7R II Body with 1-YR Seller Warranty for $2140

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.

Free 4TB WD External HDD with Sony a7R II or a7S II

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 a9 Trade-IN promotion expires 9/30/17

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

Pre-orders are now LIVE for Sony RX10 IV

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…

… pre-orders are now accepted for $1700 for the new Sony RX 10 IV 1-inch superzoom with RAW and much and more at B&H Photo and Adorama and Amazon itself.

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).

Pre-order on Thursday new Sony RX10 IV for $1700

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.

Pre-order new Sony RX0 elementproof 1-inch RAWsumer Action Cam on 9/5/17

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 🙂

Imported Sony a6300 w/16-50mm for $830

The Sony a6300 with 16-50mm goes for $1000 in new condition at authorized Sony USA dealers who are bundling it with various free accessories such as Adorama and B&H Photo.

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).

Sony a9 body with FREE 128GB and 32GB Sandisk Extreme PRO SDXC cards for $4500

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.

Sony HDR-AZ1VR Action Cam Mini with Live View Remote Watch for $179

Sony too has action cameras, and their Sony HDR-AZ1VR Action Cam Mini with the Live View Remote Watch bundled with it is on sale for $179 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo.

For more of their offers, check their Back to School sale and their Featured Sale

Sony PXW-FS5 4K XDCAM for $4749, w/18-105 for $5249

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…

Used Sony a99 II Body with 90-day warranty for $2600

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…

Imported Sony a6000 with 16-50mm for $560

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.

Sony a6500 w/16-50 f3.5-5.6 OSS PZ and 64GB SDXC and Bag and Extra Battery for $1500

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).