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Re: Price point of a 5Dmk2 replacement
« Reply #60 on: September 30, 2011, 12:06:41 PM »
Once APS-C sensors are good enough with low noise & high DR, I think we will see a shift from EF to EF-S lenses....

In the longer term, I believe the opposite will happen :) It seems reasonable that, in the future, the cost for producing sensors will go down more quickly than the cost for producing optics. When the optics becomes the dominant cost of a consumer camera (as indeed used to be the case not so long ago, and already is for the most expensive lenses), it will be cheaper to produce a big-sensor camera with simpler optics for the same IQ as a more compact camera with a smaller sensor. I already envision toy cameras with Nikon V1-like colour diversity and both house and lens entirely plastic, containing a full-frame sensor and producing better IQ than today's best compacts :)

Made the assertion with the cost of EF lenses, not the sensor  :)
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Re: Price point of a 5Dmk2 replacement
« Reply #60 on: September 30, 2011, 12:06:41 PM »

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Re: Price point of a 5Dmk2 replacement
« Reply #61 on: September 30, 2011, 07:44:40 PM »
How much of that was because it was Sony?

Sony continue to produce a full frame camera at a similar price point to the D700 and the 5D Mark II. Sony didn't kill it because they can't produce full frame cameras, they killed it because   they came to the same conclusion as everyone else who manufactures full frame bodies -- a $2000 full frame body isn't a winning proposition for the manufacturer.

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Perhaps because they don't have as much history as Canon/Nikon/Pentax ? However, they do make full frame cameras (just not in the $2000 price range)  and (unlike their mirrorless) their SLR mount has a pretty decent lens lineup. Not perhaps as comprehensive as Canon and Nikon but they touch all the right bases.

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Re: Price point of a 5Dmk2 replacement
« Reply #62 on: October 10, 2011, 01:35:01 AM »
I think the 5d mark III needs to have a steeper price point , and for that extra money - give it a DAMN dual CPU !!!!!

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Re: Price point of a 5Dmk2 replacement
« Reply #63 on: October 11, 2011, 08:14:20 PM »
I think the 5D mark III will be cheaper than 5D mark II retail.  I'm guessing 2200.00 to 2400.00.  How much was 5Dc retail? 3299? and 5D II was 2699?   2399.00 5D mark II is a very good guess :)

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Re: Price point of a 5Dmk2 replacement
« Reply #64 on: October 11, 2011, 08:40:15 PM »
What's the difference between a price and a price point?
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Re: Price point of a 5Dmk2 replacement
« Reply #65 on: October 11, 2011, 09:50:13 PM »
What's the difference between a price and a price point?

It is like use and usage.  The longer one is so much cooler to say.  Hey why not utilize the price point to make a cost benefit analysis prior to acquisition.

Actually it has a specific meaning in when talking macroeconomics http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Price_point, but used here it's just an attempt to sound cool.

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Re: Price point of a 5Dmk2 replacement
« Reply #65 on: October 11, 2011, 09:50:13 PM »