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| p.4 #6 · p.4 #6 · Samy's Camera: 1DmkIV & 1DsmkIV are coming very soon. |
Kevin Sherman wrote:
I hope its not $4995. At that price, it better be full frame... $3995 would be much better recieved.
I wouldn't count on $4K. If you have kept track of past 1D introductory pricing, the cameras have always been $4500+ (no, I don't have a spreadsheet for this, just remembering what I paid for each 1D as an early adopter). It's the price point that Canon wants to keep, so they just add more features to justify the relatively static price. This time around it will probably be video in addition to higher resolution, higher ISO capability and probably a 7D-like AF system. Considering that the D3 is still selling for around $5K, with the rumored D3s to hit shortly, there will be little reason to price it below $4500-5000. The people who really want/need the camera will buy it. For those who won't/can't, at least now there is the 7D option instead of dropping way off to an XXD body.
We know that Canon can sell the camera for less than $4K (look at current 1DIII prices), and I'd love to see it as a gesture to those who bought and stuck with the Mark III through the first year, but I'm not going to hold my breath. Besides the introduction of new features, the point of upgrades is to allow manufacturers to reset selling prices higher. Who knows, we could be in for a rude surprise considering the recent L series Mark II lens introductions. But cameras are somewhat more price sensitive, so my guess is the $5K price is a good possibility.