Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Nikon DSLR Market: The Price Charts (a snapshot)

Just like any living market, DSLR prices go up and down, although mostly down in the long run. This new experimental feature captures a snapshot of the DSLR prices at some of the most influential retailers.

Please note that the prices are as of the time of writing and they are a snapshot, not a statistical average. In the first installment we have the Nikon mount, which includes the Nikon and Fuji DSLRs. But fear not, we have not forgotten the other mounts, they will be posted in the next few days, with Canon, K-Mount, Sony-Minolta, and Four Thirds, which will include Olympus, Panasonic and Leica(sonic).

Nikon-mount DSLR Price Chart
DSLRB&H PhotoAdoramaAmazonAmazon (3rd party)
Nikon D40
w/18-55 DX
two-lens kit

$480
$600

$500
$567

$500
$572

$470 Cameta
$550 J&R World
Nikon D40XGonerefurbGoneGone
Nikon D60
w/18-55 DX VR
two-lens kit

$723
$840

$725
$853

$698
$900

$700 OneCall
$865 Cameta
Nikon D80
body only
w/18-55 DX
w/18-55 DX VR
w/18-135 DX

$730
$850
$950
$1000

$730
$850
n/a
n/a

$750
$850
n/a
n/a

$726 Beach Camera
$829 17th Street
$900 Crutchfield
$1010 J&R World
Nikon D200
body only
w/18-135 DX
w/18-200 DX VR

$1300
$1625
$2096

$1300
$1500
$1930

n/a
n/a
n/a

$1260 Cameta
$1500 Adorama
$1930 Cameta
Fuji S5 Pro
body only

$1550

$1550

n/a

$1700 Ritz
Nikon D300
body only
w/18-135 DX
w/18-200 DX VR

$1800
$2100
$2240

$1800
$2000
$2240

$1769
$1970
n/a

$1770 OneCall
$1950 Vanns
$2240 Cameta
Nikon D2Hs
body only

n/a

refurb

n/a

n/a
Nikon D2Xs
body only

$4300

$4300

n/a

$4343 Calumet
Nikon D3
body only

$5000

$5000

$5000

$5000 Cameta
DSLRB&H PhotoAdoramaAmazonAmazon (3rd party)



Footnotes
1) The "Amazon (3rd party)" category shows the lowest price among reputable and recognizable 3rd party sellers at Amazon.

2) For the purposes of this feature we are only looking at the standard kits. A number of retailers also create special bundles, but it becomes very difficult to have an apples and oranges comparison so they are not included.

3) The prices are snapshots, they are not statistical averages.

4) There may be typos or errors in this post. Please don't panic :)

5) "n/a" stands for not available. "refurb" stands for refurbished.


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2 comments:

admin said...

Great post Thankyou!!!
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1001 noisy cameras said...

Thanks! I'll check it out as soon as I finish the Price Charts! Two more to go (K-mount and Four Thirds).