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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