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Re: 6D Likely Price Trend
« Reply #30 on: December 26, 2012, 08:07:48 AM »
Hi,

My wife is giving birth in July and I will have a 6D by then to take pics of the kid.

My only question is when to buy.  Is it likely that the 6D will drop in price from Dec. 2011 to July 2012?  If so, I will wait...
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So when exactly are you going to buy the camera relative to the baby arrival?
A week before the due date of the baby?
The day it arrives?
A week after?

You do realise that babies can arrive both EARLY and late.

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Re: 6D Likely Price Trend
« Reply #30 on: December 26, 2012, 08:07:48 AM »

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Re: 6D Likely Price Trend
« Reply #31 on: December 26, 2012, 08:48:36 AM »
Hi,

My wife is giving birth in July and I will have a 6D by then to take pics of the kid.

My only question is when to buy.  Is it likely that the 6D will drop in price from Dec. 2011 to July 2012?  If so, I will wait...
...
So when exactly are you going to buy the camera relative to the baby arrival?
A week before the due date of the baby?
The day it arrives?
A week after?

You do realise that babies can arrive both EARLY and late.
Something else for darkhound to consider- I've had the 6D for about 48 hours and there's a learning curve. He'd better give himself a month or so to learn to use the camera. Not just for the regular photographic traits but also for the quirks of the wifi and remote system which is slightly less than intuitive.

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Re: 6D Likely Price Trend
« Reply #32 on: December 27, 2012, 03:36:58 PM »
It looks to me like the post-christmas drop is already on, and sales were probably not as high as canon (foolishly) hoped. At $1,899 it's starting to approach the price point where I'll buy it just for the hell of it and put it on credit.

I think it will be interesting to see if the 7D Mk II comes in with a 1D-X style AF system and knocks it down even further.

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Re: 6D Likely Price Trend
« Reply #33 on: February 06, 2013, 03:21:24 PM »
Wow, fast drop.  $1630 for the 6D these days.

It should drop even lower to the $1,500 price of the D600, which offers better image quality (except for at high ISO).

I'll buy in a month or so.

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Re: 6D Likely Price Trend
« Reply #34 on: February 07, 2013, 03:50:58 AM »
Wow, fast drop.  $1630 for the 6D these days.

It should drop even lower to the $1,500 price of the D600, which offers better image quality (except for at high ISO).

I'll buy in a month or so.

Sounds good man!  Where did you see that?  I always considered it to be worth $1500 but I'm still hoping to find a used one for around $1000 as a backup body lol, I can wait :)

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Re: 6D Likely Price Trend
« Reply #35 on: February 07, 2013, 11:09:02 AM »
Wow, fast drop.  $1630 for the 6D these days.

You seem to be living in a very different part of the world than us good ol' Europeans - in Germany it's still around €1800 and looking at the price trend I don't see any huge drops coming soon, the "premium company" Canon product might stay €200 above the Nikon d600 price.

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« Reply #36 on: February 07, 2013, 11:25:30 AM »
its around 1600e in Switzerland, still 300e more than the 600d

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Re: 6D Likely Price Trend
« Reply #37 on: February 07, 2013, 01:20:18 PM »
£1500 UK or £1289 DigRev (UK)

$2356 US or $2025 US

same ol' same ol'

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« Reply #38 on: February 07, 2013, 02:07:50 PM »
£1500 UK or £1289 DigRev (UK)

$2356 US or $2025 US

same ol' same ol'

It's only been available for 3 months max.
Supply exceeds demand.
Its going to drop further
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Re: 6D Likely Price Trend
« Reply #39 on: February 07, 2013, 02:52:11 PM »
£1500 UK or £1289 DigRev (UK)

$2356 US or $2025 US

same ol' same ol'

It's only been available for 3 months max.
Supply exceeds demand.
Its going to drop further


Only 3 months, blimy I feel like I've been reading about how
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Actually I was really meaning the price differences not the actual price


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Re: 6D Likely Price Trend
« Reply #40 on: February 07, 2013, 04:27:44 PM »
Maybe this helps:

https://www.google.com/search?q=price+development+canon+60D&um=1&ie=UTF-8&hl=en&tbm=isch&source=og&sa=N&tab=wi&ei=1RoUUbnHDsP40gH7t4Ao&biw=1197&bih=505&sei=2xoUUYzrKYvU0gHq9ICwAw#imgrc=LT4-Vgm4jd6WDM%3A%3Bte0PlNyBTQUq_M%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fstatic.photoprice.ca%252Fgraph%252F03305u-Canon-EOS-60D-price-graph.png%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.photoprice.ca%252Fproduct%252F03305%252FCanon-EOS-60D-price.html%3B660%3B196


I would think that the general trend of the 6D could be similar to that of the 60D in the past. Same type of feature-stripped model that is reaching into a lower bracket of potential buyers. And I would think that the 6D - similar to the 60D - won't sell that well. Obviously they can't go below a certain point to not cannibalize the APS-C segment too much that is probably bringing in more revenue per unit.
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Re: 6D Likely Price Trend
« Reply #41 on: February 07, 2013, 05:10:39 PM »
Obviously they can't go below a certain point to not cannibalize the APS-C segment too much that is probably bringing in more revenue per unit.

Imho the competition for the 6d is not so much Canon's own aps-c because of very different usage scenarios - fast fps & better af 7d vs. slow and high iq 6d. As I suspected above the real price comparison for the 6d is Nikon's 600d - if people are out for a Canon ff they'll pay a couple of hundred €€€ more no matter what, but for buyers deciding between the brands too much of a price gap might make a difference in Nikon's favor.

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« Reply #42 on: February 07, 2013, 06:07:48 PM »
...And I would think that the 6D - similar to the 60D - won't sell that well...

Where do people come up with these statements? As of 5 p.m. today, Central Standard Time, the 60D is the #7 best seller among Digital SLRs on Amazon. And, it has been in the top 100 for 885 days.

Obviously they can't go below a certain point to not cannibalize the APS-C segment too much that is probably bringing in more revenue per unit.

Imho the competition for the 6d is not so much Canon's own aps-c because of very different usage scenarios - fast fps & better af 7d vs. slow and high iq 6d. As I suspected above the real price comparison for the 6d is Nikon's 600d - if people are out for a Canon ff they'll pay a couple of hundred €€€ more no matter what, but for buyers deciding between the brands too much of a price gap might make a difference in Nikon's favor.

Marsu42 is right. Canon isn't as concerned about "cannibalizing" their lines as they are about losing sales to competition. Of course we have no idea what the relative profit margins are on individual DSLRs, but we do know that every dollar of profit that Canon makes selling any DSLR is a dollar they do not make if the customer buys Nikon.
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Re: 6D Likely Price Trend
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Re: 6D Likely Price Trend
« Reply #43 on: February 07, 2013, 08:01:09 PM »
Marsu42 is right. Canon isn't as concerned about "cannibalizing" their lines as they are about losing sales to competition. Of course we have no idea what the relative profit margins are on individual DSLRs, but we do know that every dollar of profit that Canon makes selling any DSLR is a dollar they do not make if the customer buys Nikon.

Well-said.

I've always wondered at the "cannibalization" argument. There will always be a gap between the 1D line and the rest. The sales of the 1D X have been strong since it hit the streets, despite the fact that the 5D III is technically capable of "cannibalizing" its sales because it also has the same 61pt AF system. I think Canon made a wise decision there, though. Despite the IQ superiority of the D800, the 5D III is still selling like hotcakes, and is #8 in Amazon's best seller list (the D800 is #18). I bet Canon is making more money off of the 5D III thanks to avoided lost customers to Nikon than if it had not put in the 61pt AF system. I would also bet that 1D X sales are minimally affected.
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« Reply #44 on: February 07, 2013, 10:51:42 PM »
...And I would think that the 6D - similar to the 60D - won't sell that well...

Where do people come up with these statements? As of 5 p.m. today, Central Standard Time, the 60D is the #7 best seller among Digital SLRs on Amazon. And, it has been in the top 100 for 885 days.



I wish I could find the sources for that. I'll keep digging over the weekend. The Amazon stats are curious since the 60D is also listed at #17. From all I know the 60D has been a dud for Canon as far as sales are concerned. Unfortunately, they don't give the specifics by model in their financial statements from what I remember so you'd have to find industry reports that are reliable (and those usually are not free). So for now you're the only one to provide data (as funky as they appear) and I need to find something better.
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Re: 6D Likely Price Trend
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