« on: December 04, 2012, 09:02:53 AM »
... Those who paid the early adopter price weren't milked by anyone. Those who bought it early made the calculation that it was worth paying extra to have the camera 8 months earlier rather than 8 months earlier. If the camera didn't deliver good value for them at $3,500, they would not have bought it. You can call it "grossly overpriced" but the camera market seems to be very competitive, with plenty of alternatives at many price levels. If photographers are willing to pay a higher price for a particular camera, then it is worth that price to them at that time. Canon is a business, not a photographers' aid society, so they're allowed to make a big profit if they deliver something highly desirable to their customers. Sure, people have a right to complaint about anyone's pricing. But with the number of the businesses making a big profit in the world, such complaining can become a full-time occupation.
+1 its funny folks forget that Canon is free to charge whateve they want and customers are free to choose whether or not they want to pay it. The consequences of anything different are rather unsavory...