Any idea why there are no similar price drops on D800?
So $3800 Canadian or even $3500 US pricing was reasonable in your opinion?
Neuro, I respect your posts on this forum and your knowledge, but I struggle to understand you on this one.
Probably because no one had the D800 in stock, and low supply means high demand which means no market drive for a lower price.
I thought $3500 was not unreasonable. The IQ of a 5DII (already excellent) coupled with the AF system of a camera costing >$3K more, plus 6 fps shooting speed? That's a powerful combination. If I had any interest in purchasing a 5DIII, would I want
it to be cheaper? Of course. But if I had been interested in purchasing a 5DIII, the $3500 price would not have affected my decision. Amortized over a 3 year life of the camera, $500 becomes something like 46¢ per day. My morning coffee cost 10 times that. Just sayin'.
In general, reduced revenue means cuts...and often, R&D is one of the first cuts to be made. Sad, but true. well a malicious guy could say: i have not seen much sensor development in the past 4 years.... so what?
Are you that guy? Wasting no time in slipping back to old ways, it seems... Please do try to properly attribute your quotes, though. FWIW, I am not referring specifically to Canon or the dSLR industry here, but more generally to companies with R&D spending across the board.