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« Reply #15 on: September 11, 2011, 08:43:00 PM »
Christmas sales are all about xx0D and 1x00D models.  The 1100D, 550D, 600D and maybe some 60Ds will be the main thrust of Christmas sales.  It would make sense for Canon not to want to distract themselves from the entry-level DSLR market for Christmas, as that is where the sales are.  Given the knock they have taken from the earthquake and tsunami, they need to be very careful about where they allocate resources.

Given the price reductions on the 5DII, I have to admit though that it seems like there is a replacement for it in the pipeline somewhere.

Agreed. Production would be ramping on those key Rebels and 1100+ series cameras until November/early December when production would probably shift.

And for nikkito - Yes :) some of us do get a very nice bonus for Christmas shopping. I was hoping for my new FF for this Christmas, but it may have to wait for my birthday.

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« Reply #16 on: September 11, 2011, 09:51:20 PM »
I suppose the rumors have been switching sides quite a bit off late. Even the CR2 ones.

To me, we will be seeing at least a D300S replacement if not a D700 replacement on the Nikon side and a 5D replacement on the Canon side. Announcements will be Sept/October with release dates hopefully just before the holidays (at least Christmas if not thanksgiving).


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« Reply #17 on: September 11, 2011, 10:45:20 PM »
One can get a brand new 5dII for 2062AUD (mind you that's 1985 USD) excl shipment from topbuy or other places around AsiaPacific since more than a month now + how can they make it more lucrative than dropping prices further AND saying there will be NO MKIII until after The Second Kingdom - there are no more tricks to sell a 2007/8 product at the end of 2011.
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« Reply #18 on: September 11, 2011, 10:54:54 PM »
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Christmas sales are all about xx0D and 1x00D models.  The 1100D, 550D, 600D and maybe some 60Ds will be the main thrust of Christmas sales.

Yes. Plus, Christmas sales are all about moving existing stock, not new products. 
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« Reply #19 on: September 11, 2011, 11:53:09 PM »
seriously guys, do you always get canon bodies for xmas? i mean, expensive pro bodies...

Not me. I agree that the xxxxD/xxxD are Xmas presents, less so the xxD, and not really the xD.

Personally, I keep a separate 'gear fund' in which I accumulate supplemental income (consulting, etc.).  When there's enough in there for what I want, I buy it. Voilà, Xmas any time of the year!

As for Canon ' concentrating on consumer bodies' for the holidays, it seems that a few years ago they managed to ramp up production of the 5DII around November...   
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« Reply #20 on: September 12, 2011, 12:02:25 AM »
One can get a brand new 5dII for 2062AUD (mind you that's 1985 USD)
You may want to check your exchange rates.

$2062AUD = $2,141.59USD (1:1.039 current exchange rate)

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« Reply #21 on: September 12, 2011, 12:46:32 AM »
@AG, yes, sorry I was calculating the reverse, still not used to the aussie strength... but it will reverse today or tomorrow again...
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« Reply #22 on: September 12, 2011, 01:42:08 AM »
well if there may or will be 0 announcements for DSLRs for the remainder 2011 I hope there will be annoucments for lenses!

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« Reply #23 on: September 12, 2011, 10:12:02 AM »
No release prior to the holidays seems like a poor decision.  Sure, they want to be able to meet production requirements, but they're going to take a hit if the D5100 becomes the hot selling dSLR for the holidays.  Honestly, if I was just getting into photography, the D5100 would seem a more attractive buy than the T3i.  The latter is essentially the same guts as the 2010 T2i; nearly two years old.  The point and shoot market could take a hit this holiday if the iPhone has another update to its camera and the other phone makers follow suit.  I'm not sure what Canon is predicting it will be selling a lot of camera-wise this holiday season...

From a marketing perspective, i couldn't agree more...
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« Reply #24 on: September 12, 2011, 10:15:10 AM »
"It was suggested this was to make sure Canon could meet the production demands that the Christmas and holiday  seasons require"

What demand? There is a big xmas demand for the 1DmkIV? 5DmkII? I think these products are all on the downslope of their sales...there is no large demand. Canon would be foolish to push their releases into early next year if indeed they make higher sales at xmas time.

As for not annoucing new models that won't be available for 2-3 months....isn't this the norm?  Doesn't Canon ALWAYS do this?

The 1DmkIII was announced in Feb and wasn't available until May...I'm no math whiz, but that's 3 months.

The 5D mkII was announced in the middle of Sept and was only shipped at the end of November. um...that would be 2 months.

I'm pretty confident this is exactly what will happen when Canon (finally) announces some new bodies.

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« Reply #25 on: September 12, 2011, 10:19:47 AM »
seriously guys, do you always get canon bodies for xmas? i mean, expensive pro bodies...

Not me. I agree that the xxxxD/xxxD are Xmas presents, less so the xxD, and not really the xD.

Personally, I keep a separate 'gear fund' in which I accumulate supplemental income (consulting, etc.).  When there's enough in there for what I want, I buy it. Voilà, Xmas any time of the year!

As for Canon ' concentrating on consumer bodies' for the holidays, it seems that a few years ago they managed to ramp up production of the 5DII around November...

It's all about taxes... At the end of every year just before christmas I always evaluate what i am missing in my lineup and what money i have after bonus's, paychecks, and kids christmas presents goes towards my new lenses, flashes, lighting, etc... Its amazing how much those writeoff's knock you down a few tax brackets in april. 
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« Reply #26 on: September 12, 2011, 12:44:47 PM »
well, it seems you guys have money :P if you wanna give me a xmas present i'll take it with my biggest smile :P

today i went to this photo shop in Zürich and i asked the owner about new canon cameras. He told me he talked to a representative and he said that there are no new bodies coming up in 2011. Damn, surely not what i wanted to hear.
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« Reply #27 on: September 12, 2011, 02:48:46 PM »
today i went to this photo shop in Zürich and i asked the owner about new canon cameras. He told me he talked to a representative and he said that there are no new bodies coming up in 2011. Damn, surely not what i wanted to hear.
In any case, a very naïve question to ask a shopkeeper... :-)

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« Reply #28 on: September 12, 2011, 03:06:42 PM »
today i went to this photo shop in Zürich and i asked the owner about new canon cameras. He told me he talked to a representative and he said that there are no new bodies coming up in 2011. Damn, surely not what i wanted to hear.
In any case, a very naïve question to ask a shopkeeper... :-)

He could tell you "If i let my beard grow, it will reach my feet before the DSLR you wait will be released." Would you prefer he told you frankly? ;D

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« Reply #29 on: September 12, 2011, 03:15:55 PM »
No release prior to the holidays seems like a poor decision.  Sure, they want to be able to meet production requirements, but they're going to take a hit if the D5100 becomes the hot selling dSLR for the holidays.  Honestly, if I was just getting into photography, the D5100 would seem a more attractive buy than the T3i.  The latter is essentially the same guts as the 2010 T2i; nearly two years old.  The point and shoot market could take a hit this holiday if the iPhone has another update to its camera and the other phone makers follow suit.  I'm not sure what Canon is predicting it will be selling a lot of camera-wise this holiday season...

They aren't going to release the T4i anyway so what difference does it make? The cameras that Canon is holding back on aren't going to compete with the D5100 anyway.

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