A successful crowdsourced effort to track actual shipments from pre-orders of the Canon R5 inspired us to put one together for the new A7S III to be released on September 24.
To participate in our Sony A7s III pre-order spreadsheet crowdsourcing, please
- Date of pre-order
- Time of preorder (and, importantly, time zone)
- Company purchased from
- Package (kit lens, etc.)
- Any delivery estimate given
- Date of shipping notification
- Date of delivery
We will compile the spreadsheet and give periodic updates. Once we have a few dozen entries, we’ll publish a breakdown of the vendors used. After the 24th, we’ll start publishing charts of how many are moving out, from which vendors, and corresponding to what order times. People who submit their data will get the reports sent directly back to them.
Findings from the recent R5 crowdsourcing show that Adorama was – by far – the vendor most likely to lead to the quickest delivery. B&H was the least likely. It will be interesting to see if these trends are consistent.