And we are back with another edition of the Price Charts series! We take a snapshot of the prices and compare them to each other and previous installments of the Camera Price Charts. As before, we start with 35mm full frame cameras. Not just interchangeable lens, but any camera that has a 35mm FF size sensor!
In order to make this chart readable, manageable and relevant, the various Leicas ranging from $4K to $8K are not included.
FINALLY FULL FRAME DISCOUNTS – from Sony and Canon
Prices were upticking in our November 2017 edition but the theme this time around is discounting. And not just trivial discount. The Sony a7r II and a7 II dropped $500 each, the Canon 5D Mark III dropped $300, and the Canon 1D X II and Sony a7s II dropped $200 each. The prices in yellow in the chart right below indicate cameras with price drops…
Here is a link to the full size version of the chart. Zoom the image with your browser (CTRL +) or image editor for more magnification.
Only one camera went up in price, the a7r by $50, but that may have been because in November Amazon’s Price Bots price-matched some 3rd-party seller. So in practice, none of the cameras went up in price.
We did not have any new 35mm full frame cameras since then, in fact all of the new iLC cameras in 2018 so far have been mirrorless.
Absent by the discounting in Nikon, so it will be interesting to see whether they take the bait. Sony’s full frame entry point is now $800, and thanks to the big Canon 6D price drop, Canon’s entry-point is $1000, leaving Nikon’s entry point further away at $1500. These are of course new condition prices at authorized dealers. One can buy them for less if they are willing to look into the refurbished, grey market and used markets.
NOTES and FOOTNOTES
- no new entries and no retirements in this edition
- Prices are uniform among the three tracked retailers, with the following exceptions: the Canon 5D Mark III is only available at B&H Photo, the Sony a7r and Nikon D810A only available at Amazon, while the Sony RX1 and RX1R are not available at Adorama
- the Leica 35mm full frame cameras were removed to make the chart more readable (they cluster between 4K and 8K)
- Typos, errors, confusions, omissions are always possible. Please leave a comment or use the online contact form. If I don’t notice an error and no one mentions it, it won’t get fixed on its own 🙂
MID-FEBRUARY 2018 SERIES
Where Does The Data Come From?
The prices are the consensus prices between Amazon and B&H Photo and Adorama as of February 19-20 in 2018. These are new condition with USA warranty prices, from authorized dealers. All the prices are the body only kit prices. Older cameras that are no longer available in new condition with USA warranty from the above retailers, or are available in a very limited fashion, are not included.