Nobody cares whether or not you buy the 5DIII.
Why are you whining on this forum instead of buying the Nikon that you say is a better camera for less money?
+1000 Harsh, hardly. Tired of hearing all the whinning about the cost of equipment... If you can't afford one are you going to die?!?! I want a Ferrari for 20K...boooo hohoohhhhooo.
5D3 is hardly a Ferrari...and owning a 5D3 does not make anyone superior... it is a midrange camera at best. Lets not use it as a status symbol...because it is not. When you own a few Hassys or the multiple supertele's or even the lowly 1DX let us throw that proverbial stone.
Let's give the guy a break...he is just venting. Show him when and where the deals exist...cuz they do.
I don't really follow the status symbol thing. Each sensible person balances needs and cost and each sensible company tries to read the market. If you buy a camera because of what other people will think...I dunno, it makes no sense. and I don't think that is what chilled xpress was alluding to, simply that just because you want something doesn't mean the manufacturer has a responsbility to price it for you. I want a trip to the moon on a spaceship with a giant pretzel and lapdance thrown in... for $100. What, no dice? Shame on you, nasty, elitist Richard Branson.
However, my issue is that first post the OP complains about the price of the 5D3 then goes on to cite the competition doing better. He/she has the option to buy the competition cameras but chooses not to, instead apparently opting for the 6D.
Given that the OP clearly would prefer a Canon (presumably because he/she believes it would better suit his/her needs - otherwise, why?), that must mean they value the Canon's quality and feature set more. Why slag canon off for charging for what you believe is a better camera? As others have pointed out the 5D3 has been widely available for less than $3000USD. That's not much more than the Nikon.