Black Friday 2017 Camera and Photo Situation Room

LATEST UPDATE: Monday 11/20/17 at 3pm ET – 13 additional items added to the Olympus Outlet store with some great deals, posting them at the Olympus category… A few hours ago there were new deals at the Canon Outlet store, posting them at the Canon category… So many things are coming from all directions, check the Camera Deals blog where I post them one by one as they get digested… Once I make enough progress on the Instant Savings Madness I will start integrating the best of them in here…

This is a very long post, more after the break…

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Black Friday 2107 Ads Digest (Camera and Photo priority edition)

LATEST UPDATE: November 20 in 2017: most of the Fry’s ads are here (most of them require Promo Codes you get by signing up for their emailing list); they have an old fashioned B&M Friday-only doorbuster, Canon DSLR two lens kit for $299… For the latest LIVE/active deals, check our customary Black Friday 2017 Situation Room, or if you prefer to see them one by one as they happen, check the Camera Deals blog or subscribe to its full-text RSS feed.

LIST OF STORES DIGESTED SO FAR

  • Sixth wave: Fry’s
  • Fifth wave: DJI, Groupon, GameStop
  • Fourth wave: Amazon, Microsoft Store, Overstock, Home Depot, Lowe’s, Toys R US, Tigerdirect
  • Third wave: Best Buy, BJ’s, Macy’s, Sam’s Club, HP, Big Lots, NewEgg, Jet, Dollar General
  • Second wave: Walmart, Staples, Office Depot/MAX, Sears, K-Mart, CVS, Walgreens, Meijer
  • First wave: Target, Costco, Kohls, Rite Aid

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Camera Price Charts November 2017 Episode IV: RAWsumers Keep Going!

The popularity and advancement of smartphones, the parade of mirrorless options, and $1000-ish full frame DSLRs have not, as some of the doomsayers foretold, killed the serious fixed lens camera. Not only that, but we had three new models since our previous update in July 2017. One of the three was even a new segment for RAWsumers, the “serious elementproof action cam” in the Sony RX0.

RAWSUMERS KEEP ON CLICKING

The storied Canon G-series has now “graduated” to an APS-C sensor with the brand new G1X III, and its price too adjust upwards to factor the larger sensor size.

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Camera Price Charts November 2017 Episode III: Mirrorless Everywhere

This is the biggest of the Price Charts, with the most cameras and most charts too! It’s mirrorless time! They are after all “winning” 2017 by a score of 12-8 vs DSLRs. A field goal can no longer tie the game 😉 This is episode #3 in the November 2017 series.

GOODBYE NIKON 1 SYSTEM from the PRICE CHARTS
With this edition, we have a change in coverage. Even though Nikon’s 1-System cameras still remain at enough of the tracked retailers, I decided to remove them from this and future Mirrorless price charts because:

+ it’s a dead system
+ there is no movement in the prices
+ given their situation, they are more noise than signal

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Stock Status Tracker: Fuji X-E3, X100F, GFX 50S, Nikon D850, D7500, Pana GH5, Canon 6D II

LATEST UPDATE: on 11/9/17 at 10:19am ET: movement on the Nikon D850, Amazon went to “TOOS” (temporarily out of stock”) from the “2 to 4 months” estimate… “TOOS” is still a mystery but better than four months 🙂

The Stock Status Tracker is back with a new set of yet-to-be-released or hard-to-find in-stock cameras. If you want us to track other cameras, please leave a comment or use the online contact form

STOCK STATUS TRACKER
Option In-Stock Pre-Order
NIKON D850
BODY
$3300
Amazon (TOOS)
B&H Photo
Adorama
KEH Search
eBay Search
FUJI X-E3
ALL KITS
B&H Photo (ALL KITS)
Amazon (some kits)
Adorama
eBay Search
FUJI X100F
Silver
$1300
Amazon (USED) ($1125)
Adorama
OneCall
Amazon itself
B&H Photo
Best Buy (eBay)
Kenmore (eBay)
Focus (eBay)
eBay Search
KEH Search
FUJI X100F
black
$1300
Amazon (USED) ($1100+)
eBay (IMP) ($1246)
B&H Photo
Adorama
OneCall
Amazon itself
Kenmore (eBay)
eBay Search
KEH Search
NIKON D7500
BODY
$1250
B&H Photo (USED) ($1000)
IMPORTED (eBay) ($1097)
Adorama w/freebies
B&H Photo
Amazon (various)
Adorama
eBay Search
KEH Search
PANA GH5
BODY
$2000
GREY MARKET (eBay) ($1550)
Adorama
B&H Photo
Amazon itself
eBay Search
KEH Search
FUJI GFX-50S
BODY
$6500
Amazon (USED) ($5347)
Adorama (USED) ($5500)
B&H Photo (USED) ($5525)
KEH (USED) ($5900)
B&H Photo
Adorama
Amazon + Various
eBay Search
CANON 6D II
BODY
$2000
eBay (IMP) ($1710)
eBay (IMP) ($1715)
OneCall
Amazon itself
Adorama
B&H Photo
KEH Search
eBay Search

Footnotes and Retired Cameras after the break…

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Camera Price Charts November 2017 Episode II: APS-C DSLRs Hold Steady

We are back today with Day #2 of this incarnation of the Price Charts series, taking a look at APS-C DSLRs!

NO ALARMS AND NO SURPRISES

To see the full chart, click on the picture, or use the direct PNG link.

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Camera Price Charts November 2017 Episode I: 35mm Full Frame Steady As She Goes

The time is right to start a new “Price Charts” series, this is the November 2017 edition, taking a snapshot of camera US market prices. We start with the 35mm full frame digital cameras of all kinds. Because Medium and Large Format is a small niche (all things considered), we are not tracking their prices here…

We have one exception with this edition, I am not including the Leicas in this chart, they dominate and skew the flow of the charts with nine entries clustered between $4K and $8K. Now I’m never gonna be invited to a Leica Club party 🙂 If anyone is interested in seeing the Leicas, please leave a comment and I’ll create a separate chart for them 🙂

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New Cameras and Lenses of 2017

LATEST UPDATE on 11/21/17: new APS-C Leica CL mirrorless and 18/2.8 L-mount lens… new Panasonic G9 m43rds photographic flagship, and 200mm f2.8 OIS teleprime…

SCOREBOARD
Camera Type
TOTAL
DSLRs
8
Mirrorless
13
Rangefinders
1
RAWsumers
7

WHAT IS THIS? this is an on-going permanent reference page of the new serious/interesting cameras and lenses of 2017. This year we also brought back the “Scoreboard” tally. Please note this is a reference page, not a “breaking news” tracker, so it won’t necessarily be updated the millisecond a new camera comes out. We are out of the “news cycle” after all 🙂

For previous years, check the New Cameras of 2016 and New Cameras of 2015

DSLRs

+ AUG-24: Nikon D850 (35mm FF, $3300)
+ JUN-29: Canon 6D Mark II (35mm FF, $2000)
+ JUN-29: Canon SL2 (APS-C, $550)
+ APR-12: Nikon D7500 (21pm APS-C, $1250)
+ FEB-15: Canon 77D (24mp APS-C, $900)
+ FEB-15: Canon D-Rebel T7i (24mp APS-C, $749)
+ JAN-25: Pentax KP (24mp APS-C, $1100)
+ JAN-04: Nikon D5600 (24mp APS-C, body only $700)

MIRRORLESS

+ NOV-21: Leica CL (L-mount, APS-C, $2800)
+ NOV-08: Panasonic G9 (m43, $1700)
+ OCT-25: Sony a7r III (FF, $3200)
+ SEPT-07: Fuji X-E3 (24mp APS-C, $900)
+ AUG-31: Olympus E-M10 III (M43, $650)
+ AUG-29: Canon M100 (24mp, APS-C, w/15-45, $600)
+ JUL-10: Leica TL2 (24mp, APS-C, L, $1950)
+ APR-19: Sony a9 (24mp FF FE, $4500)
+ FEB-15: Canon M6 (24mp APS-C, $779)
+ JAN-19: Fuji GFX 50S (51mp MF (1.7x 35mmFF), $6500)
+ JAN-19: Fuji X-T20 (24mp APS-C, $900 body)
+ JAN-04: Panasonic GH5 (20mp, March 2017, $2000)
+ JAN-04: Panasonic GX850 (16mp, w/12-32, $550)

RANGEFINDERS

+ JAN-18: Leica M10 (24mp FF, Maestro II, $6600)

RAWSUMERS

+ OCT-16: Canon G1 X III (APS-C, 24-72eq, $1300)
+ SEPT-12: Sony RX10 IV (1″, 24-600mm eq, $1700)
+ AUG-31: Sony RX0 (1″, 24/4 eq, elementproof, $700)
+ APR-21: Panasonic ZS70 (1/2.3″, 30x optical, $450)
+ JAN-19: Fuji X100F (24mp APS-C, $1300)
+ JAN-04: Canon G9X II (20mp 1″, 28-84eq, $530)
+ JAN-04: Panasonic FZ80 (1/2.3″, 60x optical, RAW, $400)

NEW LENSES in 2017

+ NOV-21: Leica 18mm f2.8 (L, APS-C, $1300)
+ NOV-08: Panasonic 200mm f2.8 OIS (m43, $2000)
+ OCT-26: Tamron 100-400mm f4.5-6.3 Di VC USD (C/N, $799)
+ OCT-25: Sony FE 24-105mm f4 G OSS (FE, $1300)
+ OCT-25: Sony 400mm f2.8 GM OSS (FE, no price)
+ OCT-25: Olympus 17mm f1.2 PRO (m43, $1200)
+ OCT-25: Olympus 45mm f1.2 PRO (m43, $1200)
+ OCT-17: Rokinon AF 35mm f/1.4 FE (FE, $799)
+ OCT-17: Leica Thambar-M 90mm f2.2 (M, $6500)
+ SEPT-15: Tamron 100-400mm f4.5-6.3 Di VC USD (C, N; $???)
+ SEPT-08: Fuji 80mm f2.8 R LM OIS WR MACRO (Fuji X, $1200)
+ SEPT-08: Voigtlander Ultron 40mm f/2 SL IIS ($515, Nikon)
+ AUG-29: Canon TS-E 50mm f/2.8L Macro Tilt-Shift Lens (EF, $2199)
+ AUG-29: Canon TS-E 90mm f/2.8L Macro Tilt-Shift (EF, $2199)
+ AUG-29: Canon TS-E 135mm f/4L Macro Tilt-Shift (EF, $2199)
+ AUG-29: Canon EF 85mm f/1.4L IS USM Lens (EF, $1599)
+ JUL-11: Nikon 70-300 f4.5-5.6E ED VR AF-P ($750)
+ JUN-30: Tamron SP 24-70mm f2.8 Di VC USD G2 ($1999, C/N)
+ JUN-23: Tamron 18-400mm f3.5-6.3 Di-II VC HL ($650, C/N)
+ JUN-22: Sigma 14mm f1.8 DG ART ($1600, C/N/Si)
+ JUN-22: Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM Art ($1300, C/N/Si)
+ JUN-21: Zeiss Milvus 35mm f1.4 ($2000, C/N)
+ JUN-01: Nikon AF-S 28mm f1.4E ED Lens ($2000)
+ JUN-01: Nikon AF-S Fisheye 8-15mm f3.5-4.5E ED ($1250)
+ JUN-01: Nikon AF-P DX 10-20mm f4.5-5.6G VR ($307)
+ MAY-11: Sigma 24-70mm f2.8 DG OS HSM Art ($???, Canon, Nikon and Sigma)
+ APR-19: Sony FE 100-400mm f4.5-5.6 GM OSS ($2500, FE E-mount)
+ APR-06: Canon 35mm f2.8 IS STM EF-S Macro ($350)
+ FEB-22: Fuji MK 18-55mm T2.9 Cine (E-mount, $3800)
+ FEB-22: Fuji MK 50-135mm T2.9 Cine (E-mount; $3800)
+ FEB-15: Canon 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 IS STM ($249; the new D-Rebel T7i kit lens)
+ FEB-07: Sony FE 85mm f1.8 ($600, E)
+ FEB-07: Sony FE 100mm f2.8 STF GM OSS ($1500, E)
+ FEB-06: Tamron 70-200mm f2.8 Di VC USD G2 (C/N, $1300)
+ FEB-06: Tamron 10-24/3.5-4.5 Di II VC HLD (C/N, $500)
+ JAN-19: Fuji XF 50mm f2 WR (X System, $450)
+ JAN-19: Fuji GF 63mm F2.8 R WR (Medium Format GFX, $1500)
+ JAN-19: Fuji GF 120mm f4 R LM OIS WR Macro (Medium Format GFX, $2700)
+ JAN-19: Fuji GF 32-64mm F4 R LM WR (Medium Format GFX, $2300)
+ JAN-04: Panasonic 12-35mm f2.8 II OIS (M43, $1000)
+ JAN-04: Panasonic 35-100mm f2.8 II OIS (M43, $1100 – lower price than first gen)
+ JAN-04: Panasonic 12-60mm f2.8-4 OIS (M43, $1000)
+ JAN-04: Panasonic 45-200mm f4-5.6 II OIS (M43, $500)
+ JAN-04: Panasonic 100-300mm f4-5.6 II OIS (M43, $650)

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Camera Price Charts July 2017 Episode VI: DSLRs vs Mirrorless (Full Frame)

And now the last installment in the July 2017 series, we are zooming in on a DSLR vs Mirrorless tet-a-tet with 35mm full frame sensors! The focus is on made-for-digital mirrorless cameras, meaning no rangefinders in this particular comparison.

JULY 2017 SERIES

+ 35mm FULL FRAME digital cameras
+ APS-C dSLRs
+ Mirrorless Cameras
+ Fixed Lens Cameras
+ APS-C dSLRs vs Mirrorless
+ 35mm Full Frame dSLRs vs Mirrorless

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Camera Price Charts July 2017 Episode V: APS-C Civil War: DSLRs vs Mirrorless

And now we have a new entry in our Price Charts series. It is an APS-C interchangeable lens camera civil war! DSLRs vs Mirrorless cameras! How do the prices compare? Who has more options in the market? Details at 11 (okay, right below)…

JULY 2017 SERIES

+ 35mm FULL FRAME digital cameras
+ APS-C dSLRs
+ Mirrorless Cameras
+ Fixed Lens Cameras
+ APS-C dSLRs vs Mirrorless
+ 35mm Full Frame dSLRs vs Mirrorless

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Price Charts Update: Missing Cameras Added to Mirrorless Cameras Price Chart

The three missing cameras from the Mirrorless Camera Chart post have now been added to it! The same page was revised, so your previous bookmarks are working and will have the latest version. If you want to revisit the original, you can find it at this page.

The three new cameras that were missing: the Sony a6500, Fuji X-A10 [CORRECTED], and YI M1. Thanks to our readers for the alerts and corrections!

To make amends for the delays in completing this series, I will create a bonus fifth “Price Charts” installment! Coming in the next few days 🙂

You can read all previous installments in the Price Charts Archives going back to December 2014.

Camera Price Charts July 2017 Episode IV: Serious Fixed Lens Cameras

Part IV of our July 2017 “Price Charts” series is here, focusing on Serious Fixed Lens cameras of all kinds. This year, I removed cameras with 1/2.x” sensors from consideration ~ sensors growing in size in all directions, even in smartphones.

JULY 2017 SERIES

+ 35mm FULL FRAME digital cameras
+ APS-C dSLRs
+ Mirrorless Cameras
+ Fixed Lens Cameras
+ APS-C dSLRs vs Mirrorless
+ 35mm Full Frame dSLRs vs Mirrorless

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