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New Cameras and Lenses in 2015 (only serious or interesting)

This reference post is a summary of new cameras and new lenses [these two links jump DIRECTLY to the new gear listings below)], featuring only serious and/or interesting products (judgment call; please feel free to make a case for/against specific products). Unlike before, this will NOT cover every single freaking camera squirted out of a marketing department’s twisted pretzel logic 😉 The exact format will develop over time as very few new products have been announced so far in 2015.

Latest Update: July 16 (2015): new Panasonic GX8 (m43rds) and FZ300 superzoomia… three new Nikon DSLR lenses… new Tokina 24-70mm f2.8 (C/N) SLR lens… new Sigma 24-35mm f2 SLR lens (C/N/Si)… new Canon G3X… new Ricoh GR II (yes, a follow-up is finally here!)… new Sony a7R II, RX100 IV and RX10 II… new Leica Q full frame big sensor prime… Panasonic CM1 camera-phone (Android, 1″ Live MOS, Leica lens, unlocked GSM, North America model)… new Panasonic G7… new Fuji X-T10 and 90/2 lens…


New Cameras in 2015

+ JUL-16: [MIRR]: Panasonic GX8 (20mp, M43, $1200)
+ JUL-16: [FIXD]: Panasonic FZ300 (12mp 1/2.3″, 24x f2.8 constant, $600)
+ JUN-18 [FIXD]: Canon G3X (1″, 25x optical, $1000)
+ JUN-17 {FIXD]: Ricoh GR II (16mp APS-C, 28/2.8, no low pass, $800)
+ JUN-10 [MIRR]: Sony a7R II (35mmFF, $3200)
+ JUN-10 [FIXD]: Sony RX100 IV (1″, 24-70, $950)
+ JUN-10 [FIXD]: Sony RX10 II (1″ 24-200 CZ, $1300)
+ JUN-10 [FIXD]: Leica Q (35mmFF fixed lens, $4250)
+ JUN-09 [FIXD]: Panasonic CM1 camera-phone (1″ MOS, Leica Lens, unlocked, Android, $1K)
+ MAY-18 [MIRR]: Panasonic G7 (M43, $800+)
+ MAY-18 [MIRR]: Fuji X-T10 (16mp, $800)
+ APR-23 [DSLR]: Pentax K-3 II (body only, $1100)

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New WordPress Responsive Theme Installed

UPDATE (MAY 18 in 2015): Something looks different? YES!!! After a month, I finally replaced the mega-font-bold-o-sprawling default 2015 WordPress Theme with a more suitable one! This will be adjusted in the next few days and evolve as this main blog evolves. This is a simple self-explanatory theme, but if you have any questions or feedback, please feel free to leave a comment or use the online contact form or le Twitter.

In parallel, we also updated the WordPress Theme of the Camera Deals blog to something even more compact and readable.

Both of these themes are responsive, so they will adjust depending on your device, the device orientation, and the viewport size (eg when you adjust the browser window size on a desktop or laptop or some tablets/smartphones).

The rest after the jump is OLD NEWS, it refers to the previous Theme Change, and is kept only for historical reasons!

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Five Good Deals (an on-going Latest Deals Summary)

This Five Good Deals perma-post is a summary of the latest deals for people checking intermittently (bookmark with the permalink). On the other hand, if you are interested in the latest and time-sensitive deals as they happen, the place to check remains the Camera Deals blog with its full-text RSS feed.

Latest Update: May 17 at 4:51am ET in 2015

+ black manufacturer refurbished Nikon D3100 body only for $200 at Adorama

+ Panasonic 20mm f1.7 II lens (silver or black) with 4% rewards, 3yr spills/drops warranty at Adorama

+ Olympus E-M5 (first generation) with 14-42mm in different colors for $500 at B&H Photo

+ three photography-friendly WordPress themes included in the Stacksocial Pay What You Want Bundle (around $8 gets you all 15 WordPress themes)
+ live-demos of themes: Photex and Elevation and Magma and Novelti

+ for the latest deals as they happen, check the Camera Deals blog with its full-text RSS feed

Photography Trade Show Calendar for 2015 and Beyond

And we are baaaack! This is the first “content post” in the new WordPress era! This is a reference post, a list of camera and photography related Trade Show Calendars for the remainder of 2014 and 2015. With mobile photography increasing in popularity and importance, some mobile trade shows were added as well. It is not intended to be a comprehensive listing of every photography-related trade show on the planet… For omissions and corrections, please leave a comment or use the online contact form

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January 2015
+ 6-9: CES 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada (USA)
+ 6-9: PMA at CES 2015 (the exhibit) in Las Vegas (USA) – the conference is January 4-5
+ 14-18: Society of Social and Wedding Photographers in London (UK), convention and trade-show

February 2015
+ 1-3: Imaging USA in Nashville::TN (USA)
+ 12-15: CP Plus in Tokyo (Japan)
+ 19-22: Nature Photography Summit in San Diego California
+ 26 to March 5: WPPI (full conference) in Las Vegas (USA) – the trade show is March 2-4

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Camera Price Charts Episode IV: Serious Fixed Lens Cameras

With 2014 just barely holding on to dear life before it disappears into the history books, we have Episode IV in our Camera Price Charts mini-series, focusing on Serious Fixed Lens cameras, with Prime or Zoom lenses. This covers many but not all cameras with RAW (there are many and more these days, even a few cameraphones support RAW one way or another). In Part #1, we looked at the prices of 35mm Full Frame Cameras. In Episode II, we stopped down to APS-C DSLRs, while in Episode III, we threw away the mirrors for a look at Mirrorless Camera prices. To see the charts at a bigger size, “View Image” in browser.

Methodologie
The prices are a consensus between B&H Photo and Amazon and Adorama as of December 31 in 2014. These are new condition with USA warranty prices, in-stock or (pre)orderable from authorized dealers (iffy and unauthorized dealers selling at Amazon are ignored). For cameras with multiple colors, we use the lowest price (eg black Fuji X100S over silver). A few have non-trivial price differences or availability differences between the benchmark retailers, you can find these cameras mentioned in the Footnotes at the bottom.

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Camera Price Charts Episode III: The Mirrorless Menace

In Episode I of this late 2014 Camera Price Charts mini-series, we took a look at the 35mm Full Frame Cameras. In Episode II, we focused on APS-C DSLRs. In this episode, Episode III, we focus on the wild world of Mirrorless cameras. To see the charts at a bigger size, “View Image” in browser.

Methodologie
The prices are a consensus price between B&H Photo and Amazon and Adorama as of December 30 in 2014. These are new condition with USA warranty prices, from authorized dealers (iffy and unauthorized dealers selling at Amazon are ignored).

In the first and second charts, prices are the body only prices with the exception of cameras that are not available as body only kits. The last chart is a comparison of “Getting Started With” kits (lens is included). Older cameras that are no longer available in new condition with USA warranty at the above retailers as set forth in this paragraph are not included (for example, Canon EOS-M Mirrorless, Pentax K-01 mirrorless and such). None of these have mail-in rebates.

For a small number of these mirrorless cameras, finding a consensus price was not an easy task, with various colors and lenses and options/kits. You can find these in the footnotes at the bottom.

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Camera Price Charts Episode II: APS-C dSLRs – the ones that started it all

APS-C dSLRs ushered in the era of “affordable” digital interchangeable lens cameras starting at the historic PMA 2002, where a quartet of dSLRs were announced at what was then considered groundbreaking and accessible $2000~ price range (Nikon D100, Canon 60D, Sigma SD9, Fuji S2 Pro). Converted to 2014 money, that’s $2600+. Fast forward twelve years later to today, and one can get an APS-C at almost an order of magnitude the 2002 prices.

As with all technology products, prices steadily went down, and today, APS-C dSLRs are competing in a very crowded field, going up against more affordable Full Frame cameras, an avalanche of mirrorless options, and large-sensor fixed-lens cameras.

In Episode II, we take a look at their prices using two charts. To see the charts at a bigger size, “View Image” in browser.

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Camera Price Charts Episode I: Full Frame Fantasies Fulfilled?

As we close 2014, we begin a new mini-series, taking a snapshot of the prices of various digital cameras of interest. In Episode I, we take a look at 35mm full frame digital cameras. As of the end of December 2014, the picture is different from a couple of years ago, we have a mix of DSLRs, Mirrorless, Rangefinders and Fixed Lens Cameras. To see the charts at a bigger size, “View Image” in browser.

Methodologie
The prices are the consensus price between Amazon and B&H Photo and Adorama as of December 28-29 in 2014. These are new condition with USA warranty prices, from authorized dealers. All the prices are the body only kit prices. Mail-in rebates are factored in when they are offered unconditionally on the camera. In this chart specifically, these three cameras have mail-in rebates: Canon 1D X, 5D Mark III and 6D. Older cameras that are no longer available in new condition with USA warranty at the above retailers as set forth in this paragraph (eg Nikon D600) are not included.

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