I was lucky. A friend sold me his for 3100. It's an expensive camera. I also own a 5dm2 which I'm keeping. It takes great photos. As a photojournalist, I need a second camera. If I didn't need the faster focus and the low light, I would not have bought it. A salesman once told me that Canon likes the higher prices as a way to separate "pro" photographers form amateurs, U don't know if that is true but you do have to wonder. I was luck to find a deal; otherwise, I would have purchased another 5dm2.