So it's out. Seems like a great camera, but I'm incredibly disappointed in the price. After about 4 years after the II, the III comes out at a much higher price tag. Now, if you look at Apple, they release products every year that are better spec'ed yet they don't increase the price with each release just because it was better than the last iteration.
It's expected that technology improves, right? I understand the dollar has weakened over the last few years but this just seems like a ridiculous price increase. Looks like I won't be getting one, not because I can't but because I feel it isn't worth it.
How's everyone else feel about it?
Actually Canon has the exact same pricing strategy as Apple. The thing is they are a Japenese company so they opperate in Yen. The 5D Mark II was released at 300,000 Yen, the 5D Mark III was released at 270,000 Yen, which is the first time they've actually introduced a product at a different price than the past version. Intro prices have never varried since the 1990s for a next generation product. So not only are they doing exactaly what you want, but they are offering their first discount in history on this camera.
Blame a weak US economy and the devaluing of the dollar.
You have a point there.
So then the question ishow long unit the economy improves & I can afford any new equipment?