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Re: Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III Camera & Accessory USD Pricing
« Reply #30 on: October 12, 2017, 11:33:55 AM »
Something is only worth what people are prepared to pay for it. If its too expensive then sales will be low, conversely if its not seen as too expensive Canon will make a better margin.

With compact camera sales dropping off a cliff since the advent of smart phones you can see why they are pushing the upper level you may not agree with it but from their perspective they have to make up the revenues & more importantly EBITDA somewhere.
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Re: Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III Camera & Accessory USD Pricing
« Reply #30 on: October 12, 2017, 11:33:55 AM »

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Re: Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III Camera & Accessory USD Pricing
« Reply #31 on: October 12, 2017, 12:05:24 PM »
OK the pricing is steep, and early adopters will literally pay the price, but if this camera has a really stellar, relatively fast zoom lens that is more in the L zoom quality, ( if an a EFs L zoom existed) then this is a compact camera that really has huge scope without any quality compromises.

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Re: Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III Camera & Accessory USD Pricing
« Reply #32 on: October 12, 2017, 12:17:58 PM »
This is the price for a 200D/SL2 with standard zoom + ef-s 10-18 + ef-s 24 + a reasonably priced tele lens!

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Re: Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III Camera & Accessory USD Pricing
« Reply #33 on: October 12, 2017, 12:27:56 PM »
OK the pricing is steep, and early adopters will literally pay the price, but if this camera has a really stellar, relatively fast zoom lens that is more in the L zoom quality, ( if an a EFs L zoom existed) then this is a compact camera that really has huge scope without any quality compromises.

For a 24-70mm (FF FoV equivalent) lens, is f/2.8-5.6 (likely with a relatively fast progression to the narrowest aperture) 'relatively fast'?
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Re: Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III Camera & Accessory USD Pricing
« Reply #34 on: October 12, 2017, 12:41:53 PM »
Maybe $1299 is a price for a kit (i.e. together with a pouch, a hood and a case)?

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Re: Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III Camera & Accessory USD Pricing
« Reply #35 on: October 12, 2017, 01:37:22 PM »
Maybe $1299 is a price for a kit (i.e. together with a pouch, a hood and a case)?

Maybe it includes a made by The North Face, Canon branded down jacket with a Goretex shell. Or a bicycle comes with it? That lens would just have to be really nice. Or if the camera is really compact, like a G5X size.

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Re: Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III Camera & Accessory USD Pricing
« Reply #36 on: October 12, 2017, 02:21:02 PM »
This is indeed more than I was expecting and it changes it from something I would consider purchasing in the short term, to something I would wait to get discounted or skip entirely in favor of other options.

Previously I was thinking the ~15-45 f/1.8-3.5 speculation was optimistic, and it would really be ~15-45 f/2.8-5.6.
Perhaps at this price, there is reason to be optimistic about the speed of the lens?

On the other hand, ~15-45 f/2.8-5.6 still seems to be the more realistic option.

[Although technically 24-70 f/2.8-5.6 full frame equivalent might be ~15-45 f/1.8-3.5, I have never seen anyone outside of a forum, or the dpreview charts, talk about ff equivalent apertures, and so I'd full expect that it is really 24-70mm(ff equivalent), f/2.8-5.6.]

Weather sealing and good build quality perhaps help to justify the price, as would good IQ (sharpness) from whatever the lens ends up as.

Everything seems to come with a steep introductory price these days... EF 35 IS, M5, EF-S 35 macro.

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Re: Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III Camera & Accessory USD Pricing
« Reply #36 on: October 12, 2017, 02:21:02 PM »

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Re: Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III Camera & Accessory USD Pricing
« Reply #37 on: October 12, 2017, 02:30:32 PM »
Well, thanks for nothing Canon.  I was really looking forward to getting my hands on this camera to replace my trusty, old Powershot S100.

$1,299 is just too much for a Powershot camera.  Had it been in the $8xx range, I would have immediately jumped on it.  At $1,299... I'm going to continue looking around and maybe wait until Canon wakes up and sells them at fire-sale prices.

Ridiculous.

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Re: Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III Camera & Accessory USD Pricing
« Reply #38 on: October 12, 2017, 02:53:32 PM »
Well, thanks for nothing Canon.  I was really looking forward to getting my hands on this camera to replace my trusty, old Powershot S100.

$1,299 is just too much for a Powershot camera.  Had it been in the $8xx range, I would have immediately jumped on it.  At $1,299... I'm going to continue looking around and maybe wait until Canon wakes up and sells them at fire-sale prices.

Ridiculous.

Having had the G1X I and G1X II, and now a SL2, I'd say it blows away my older powershots.  I like the slightly larger size too, and since I can make use of my lenses from other cameras, it ends up costing me less.  It can be a telephoto with my 100-400L + 1.4 TC and focuses nicely with DPAF at 896mm equiv, or with a wide lens, I can get ultra wide that the G1X can't touch.  A walk around like the 15-85 covers most usage.

When I first got it, I practiced with my solar filter but decided to go with my 1D MK IV because it could bracket 7 exposures.  This shot is 400mm + 2X for a 1280mm equiv.  1/20 sec, ISO 400.  no cropping was done.  We were having poor weather, so the clouds may be seen and the halo around the sun is likely due to high clouds as well, I can't recall.
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Re: Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III Camera & Accessory USD Pricing
« Reply #39 on: October 12, 2017, 03:23:56 PM »
Maybe Canon just sounds out for the price in advance.
And when they release it they will surprise us with a lower pricetag.
Everyone then will be in a good mood to by for this lower price as it looks like a bargain compared to the first rumored price. ;D
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Re: Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III Camera & Accessory USD Pricing
« Reply #40 on: October 12, 2017, 03:38:16 PM »
OK the pricing is steep, and early adopters will literally pay the price, but if this camera has a really stellar, relatively fast zoom lens that is more in the L zoom quality, ( if an a EFs L zoom existed) then this is a compact camera that really has huge scope without any quality compromises.

For a 24-70mm (FF FoV equivalent) lens, is f/2.8-5.6 (likely with a relatively fast progression to the narrowest aperture) 'relatively fast'?

No. But at that price point I’m hoping that Canon will surprise us with something special in the lens department, contrary to the rumours.  But remember I have a 100% track record in being wrong 😉

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Re: Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III Camera & Accessory USD Pricing
« Reply #41 on: October 12, 2017, 03:49:00 PM »
$800 - definitely G1X.3
$1000 - toss-up with M5 and kit
$1200 - pass

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Re: Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III Camera & Accessory USD Pricing
« Reply #42 on: October 12, 2017, 04:02:55 PM »
Maybe its Canadian $$$

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Re: Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III Camera & Accessory USD Pricing
« Reply #43 on: October 12, 2017, 04:03:36 PM »
Maybe Canon just sounds out for the price in advance.
And when they release it they will surprise us with a lower pricetag.
Everyone then will be in a good mood to by for this lower price as it looks like a bargain compared to the first rumored price. ;D

Canon does not do that.  They are very secretive.  By the time pricing info is leaked, its firm.

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Re: Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III Camera & Accessory USD Pricing
« Reply #44 on: October 12, 2017, 04:34:49 PM »
Canon figured out the number of people that would buy this camera. To get the ROI, they need to sell it at this price.

Sell 10 @ 1300 each or 15 at 866 each.

 

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Re: Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III Camera & Accessory USD Pricing
« Reply #44 on: October 12, 2017, 04:34:49 PM »