We’re told that the rest of the planet will be following suit on price drops for the Canon EOS-1D C. As you know, the camera dropped $4000 in the USA on February 1.
We have confirmed price drops are coming this week to the United Kingdom.
As predicted, the Canon EOS-1D C has seen an official price drop in North America and it’s significant. The camera has been reduced in price by $4000 and now retails for $7999. This new pricing will go into effect on Sunday, February 1, 2015.
Canon EOS-1D C $7999: Adorama | B&H Photo
After the report that the Canon EOS-1D C had officially dropped in price in Hong Kong, we’ve been asked a few times if the same is going to happen in North America and Europe.
We’re told that something on pricing will happen on February 1, 2015 in the United States, there was no word from elsewhere around the globe. We weren’t told what the drop in price would be, but to “hold off buying a 1D-C until at least February 1, 2015″.
It looks like Canon Hong Kong has dropped the price of the Canon EOS-1D C down to what coverts to $7000USD. Will we see this sort of price decrease in Europe or North America? Only time will tell.
“According to EOSHD forum member Fabuloux, whose local dealer now sells the 1D C for HKD 54,000 ($7000 US dollars) the low price is a result of Canon lowering the official list price to $61,999 HK dollars. Sure enough you can view the new price on the official Canon Hong Kong website here. That is now MUCH closer to the RRP in Hong Kong of the plain old 1D X, which sells for $44,000 ($5700 US dollars).”
The Canon EOS-1D C currently lists for $11,999 at B&H Photo.
Source: [EOSHD] | Canon EOS-1D C at B&H Photo
Andrew at EOSHD recently purchased a used Canon EOS-1D C for about half the price of what they were at launch. A lot of people had a hard time swallowing the $11,000 price tag, but at $6000, is it a worthwhile investment? People have always raved about the 4K image quality of the EOS-1D C, and that hasn’t changed. Now that it can be had for half as much, maybe more people will take the plunge.
“The 1D C when I reviewed it was torture to be honest… I didn’t have long with the camera and although I was absolutely in love with the image I knew I couldn’t justify the £10,000 it cost to own, but the kicker was that it had so many shortcomings ergonomically and a rather awkward codec. Why not put this image in a Cinema EOS C300-style body? Having it in the 1D X housing is a mixed blessing. On the one hand there’s no better stills camera than this and no better weather sealing. The build quality is 100% pro level, you could rent it out to friends and not worry about it falling apart with tough handling in unfriendly environments”
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