The $3500 makes sense in terms of features compared to the rest of canon's lineup.
But it makes absolutely no sense compared to D800.
Normally you should expect to get after 3 years of development something better for the same price... With the logic, that the price is okay with extra features EVERYTHING will getting more and more expensive..
My 3 year old televion... 1400,- EUR ... With this logic a new television with tons of more features (LAN, 200hz, 3D) should cost much more... But no! ist less expensive... Same with my car... Paied 15k for it a few years ago.. Now you get a improved model for the same price...
I really cant go with this argument, that after 3 years of development a bit better iso, dual cf/sd and finally a good AF justify the bigger price
Yes, but the price is a RUMOR.
Canon have a habit of announcing a high RRP however the cameras will sell for a lot less within a month or two. Don't take this at face value!
That's usually because there is a surge in demand for something when it is released and when that subsides, the price drops.
In this case, I don't think that will happen for quite some time. There were a lot of 5D Mark II's sold and I'm willing to bet that Canon is counting on a large number of those wanting to "upgrade".
For one, count all of those that are using the 5D Mark II as a video tool.
The hobbyist (or amateur) that is looking for a discount on the MSRP might find themselves waiting for quite a while - or at least until the demand subsides.
The MSRP of the 5D Mark II was $2699 and the kit, $3499. The only drop was $200, to $2499, 3 months after the announcement. It was more than 3 years before the 5D Mark II could be had for "a lot less", and even then the price drop was only 22% on the original price.