Note, this is possibly a gray market camera; however, it is specified as the North American version of the GH4. Ebay seller quickndone has a positive feedback rating of 99.9% at the time of this post.
It’s been quite some time since I reported an update in Canon USA’s attack on gray market retailers. A few things have happened since then, including the dismissal of Canon’s case against the ebay seller Get It Digital.
If you aren’t up to speed on the Canon USA v. Gray Market Retailer cases, check out the primer here, which includes a list of links to all the subsequent updates.
Now, before we all get too happy about Canon’s case against “Get It Digital” being dismissed and the free-flow of cheaper gray market cameras in the US, let’s read between the lines for a better idea of what really happened. [Read more…]
When the compact camera market was spiraling out of control toward rock bottom, Sony unveiled a premium pocket camera that was more expensive than the rest of the competition. While Canon, Nikon, Olympus and the rest were struggling to unload pocket cameras for $100 or less, the Sony RX100 rose from the ashes of a market segment that had been decimated by the iPhone.
The reason the RX100 dominated as a premium camera is that Sony made the best possible compact camera it could make. And customers were willing to pay hundreds of dollars more than other compact cameras because the RX100 made much better images than any other pocket camera on the market.
Are we really in a place in the photo industry today where we can get excited about a $1000 pocket camera?
I think so. [Read more…]
B&H has the discontinued Fujifilm FP-100c peel-apart instant film in stock for $19.99. This film had previously spiked upwards of $30 per pack after the announcement of its discontinuation earlier this year. B&H says it has limited stock of the film, which prior to the discontinuation sold for around $11 per pack.
After the final run of film is out of stock, expect remaining supplies to skyrocket in price (the previously-discontinued FP-3000B goes for $40 or more now). Check out FP-100c film here at B&H Photo while it lasts.
That’s not quite the substantial drops in prices we see in other models, but if you’re looking for a bigger drop, consider waiting a couple months or so as gray market prices drop further.