« on: September 17, 2012, 08:38:06 AM »
I can't believe they had the gall to charge more than the Nikon D600. Canon's pricing is downright insulting lately.
Canon's pricing policy is pure MARKETING GENIUS....
........any xxD or xxxD owner will aspire to owning a 6D.... the higher initial entry price for the 6D will ensure (listen to the voices on CR over the last 12 hours as proof) that those serious amateur enthusiasts (incl. 7D owners) will now pony up the extra for a 5D3.....
.... meanwhile lots of budding videographers (look at the Canon 6D Press Release - it mentions 3 categories of user: PHOTOGRAPHERS, VIDEOGRAPHERS & CINEMATOGRAPHERS - 2 out of 3 are video users) will happily pay 2 grand for a FF DSLR video cam with low-light capability as well as compatibility with the new STM lenses
.... read the threads on this forum re. 6D, commentators have polarized into 2 distinct groups:
(1) those who have their credit cards out and cannot wait till October to get their hands on a 6D
It isn't arriving in October, it is arriving in December.
What that means is that web sites like dpreview will not be able to do a full production model review before Christmas, thus they prevent any negative press from reviews impacting Christmas buying..