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How much $$$ will the 5d3 cost at the end of 2012 (w/o special deals, grey imports, rebates etc...)?

$3600, price will go up
1 (0.9%)
$3500, just like on release
44 (40%)
$3400
6 (5.5%)
$3300
13 (11.8%)
$3200
17 (15.5%)
$3100
2 (1.8%)
$3000
12 (10.9%)
$2900
5 (4.5%)
$2800, like the d800 list price
7 (6.4%)
$2700 or even less
3 (2.7%)

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Re: How much will the 5d3 cost at the end of 2012?
« Reply #30 on: July 04, 2012, 11:56:02 AM »
The new 5D3 is now available for 2,999 euros from a reliable online retailer (I've purchased L lenses from this eBay outlet e.g. got my new 24-70mm f/2.8L for €1,039 at the start of the year) - see link below:

http://www.ebay.ie/itm/g-CANON-EOS-5D-Mark-III-MIII-M-III-GARANTIE-EUROPA-4-YAHRE-NEU-/180918676722?pt=DE_Foto_Camcorder_Digitalkameras&hash=item2a1f97ecf2#ht_5553wt_1372

That's a 500 euro or 630 dollar (US$) drop in just a couple of months from launch (includes a 4-Year Warranty).

Be careful!
My best friend ordered one @ the sensational price of 2999 € (3760$) . And he is still waiting. The seller is not able to deliver the camera, although it was in store! He has to wait 8-12 weeks. Now he tries to get his money back... NO Eos 5D III for his southamerica trip  >:(
Our biggest local dealer (who is the chairman of our local photo club) has told me that there are many grey-imported cameras along, where Canon refuses guarantee repairs.
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Re: How much will the 5d3 cost at the end of 2012?
« Reply #30 on: July 04, 2012, 11:56:02 AM »

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Re: How much will the 5d3 cost at the end of 2012?
« Reply #31 on: July 04, 2012, 12:19:58 PM »
xps, off-topic but I love that gear lineup!
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Re: How much will the 5d3 cost at the end of 2012?
« Reply #32 on: July 04, 2012, 01:27:08 PM »
I think we'll see some sales (around $200) and/or rebates on MKIII at Christmas time. The official price drop will likely happen around spring of 2013 (most likely in the range of $300).

I wish Nikon was faster with meeting demand on D800 and having it in stock. Thats the only chance to see price adjustments on MKIII sooner. At this point MKIII is available in pretty much any store I look at localy, but D800 remains mostly on back order or out of stock. There is no point for Canon to even look at price change for MKIII at this point as real life availability of their competitor is simply not there. Once D800 becomes available then Canon will start losing some customers and maybe that will get them thinking in the right direction.

Canadian prices make me real sad especially considering that Nikon is able to offer same price for D800 as in US, but Canon charges Canadians extra $200 on top of their already high MSRP. So the price difference of D800 and MKIII in Canada is $700.  At this point i am not jumping ship and buying D800, but i am not upgrading to Canon FF either. Regardless, I doubt that Canon Canada will ever get my cash with this pricing.
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Re: How much will the 5d3 cost at the end of 2012?
« Reply #33 on: July 04, 2012, 02:11:41 PM »
Canon need to add the 5D3 to the discontinued list asap....then it's price will skyrocket to $5,000+

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Re: How much will the 5d3 cost at the end of 2012?
« Reply #34 on: July 04, 2012, 02:21:15 PM »
Canon need to add the 5D3 to the discontinued list asap....then it's price will skyrocket to $5,000+

What discontinued camera of Canon's is more than the original price?  The 1Ds III, 1Ds II are both much, much lower.  The 5D Mark II is lower.  The 1D Mark IV is lower.  ??
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Re: How much will the 5d3 cost at the end of 2012?
« Reply #35 on: July 04, 2012, 02:35:47 PM »
The 5D3 can now be had for $3079. So end of this year, I'm predicting $2900 or less on eBay.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Canon-EOS-5D-Mark-III-22-3MP-Digital-Camera-Body-/400307522467?pt=Digital_Cameras&hash=item5d34300ba3

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Canon-EOS-5D-Mark-III-Body-22-3MP-Digital-Camera-/221018005874?pt=Digital_Cameras&hash=item3375b32172

I have nothing against the sellers on eBay (as I am one myself) nor am I calling them dishonest, but I would have a really hard time spending $3100.00 on something through eBay. For something of that cost I would rather deal with a known dealer (B&H, Adorama...) or someone local. I usualy find that the extra money "saved" is not worth it if you ever have a problem.

Thankfully, even if you do have a warranty issue, you can send it straight to Canon, but who knows if the camera you are buying for $3100.00 isn't a refurb or worse?

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Re: How much will the 5d3 cost at the end of 2012?
« Reply #36 on: July 04, 2012, 02:42:09 PM »
The 5D3 can now be had for $3079. So end of this year, I'm predicting $2900 or less on eBay.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Canon-EOS-5D-Mark-III-22-3MP-Digital-Camera-Body-/400307522467?pt=Digital_Cameras&hash=item5d34300ba3

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Canon-EOS-5D-Mark-III-Body-22-3MP-Digital-Camera-/221018005874?pt=Digital_Cameras&hash=item3375b32172

I have nothing against the sellers on eBay (as I am one myself) nor am I calling them dishonest, but I would have a really hard time spending $3100.00 on something through eBay. For something of that cost I would rather deal with a known dealer (B&H, Adorama...) or someone local. I usualy find that the extra money "saved" is not worth it if you ever have a problem.

Thankfully, even if you do have a warranty issue, you can send it straight to Canon, but who knows if the camera you are buying for $3100.00 isn't a refurb or worse?

D

Did some research and found this thread.  Seems that "BigValueInc" and "Electronics Valley" are the same place and, if you read through the thread, they are selling 'imported' Pentax cameras with their own warranty, so I wouldn't expect the Canon models to be any different.

http://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-k-5/159020-k-5-ebay-1048-a-2.html
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Re: How much will the 5d3 cost at the end of 2012?
« Reply #36 on: July 04, 2012, 02:42:09 PM »

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« Reply #37 on: July 04, 2012, 02:47:35 PM »
I only buy from sellers on ebay who have a 14 or more days return policy.  If there is no return policy I simply will not purchase it.  To me, there is a reason they have a no return policy.  They're not sellling things to satisfy customers and doing it for business; they just want to get rid of whatever they have.  I bought a lens from a guy on ebay and he said to try out at home, and if it's not what I want, return it for no problem.  He had a huge track record and I spoke to him on the phone.  That's the seller you want.
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Re: How much will the 5d3 cost at the end of 2012?
« Reply #38 on: July 04, 2012, 02:53:06 PM »
I think we'll see some sales (around $200) and/or rebates on MKIII at Christmas time. The official price drop will likely happen around spring of 2013 (most likely in the range of $300).

I don't see the "official" price dropping at all until the 5D mark IV comes out (if there even will ever be a 5D4). The 7D is still listed at $1699.00, even though you can buy it through B & H for $1549.00. The lowest I have ever seen the 7D (through B & H) was $1300.00 and that was a couple of months ago. The 5D3 is the "thing" right now, so I don't see the price dropping past $3000.00 through a reputable dealer any time soon.

This isn't to say that the price won't drop through some retailers but the "official" price will remain until it is replaced with another camera body or discontinued.

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Re: How much will the 5d3 cost at the end of 2012?
« Reply #39 on: July 04, 2012, 02:56:24 PM »
The 5D3 can now be had for $3079. So end of this year, I'm predicting $2900 or less on eBay.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Canon-EOS-5D-Mark-III-22-3MP-Digital-Camera-Body-/400307522467?pt=Digital_Cameras&hash=item5d34300ba3

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Canon-EOS-5D-Mark-III-Body-22-3MP-Digital-Camera-/221018005874?pt=Digital_Cameras&hash=item3375b32172

I have nothing against the sellers on eBay (as I am one myself) nor am I calling them dishonest, but I would have a really hard time spending $3100.00 on something through eBay. For something of that cost I would rather deal with a known dealer (B&H, Adorama...) or someone local. I usualy find that the extra money "saved" is not worth it if you ever have a problem.

Thankfully, even if you do have a warranty issue, you can send it straight to Canon, but who knows if the camera you are buying for $3100.00 isn't a refurb or worse?

D

Did some research and found this thread.  Seems that "BigValueInc" and "Electronics Valley" are the same place and, if you read through the thread, they are selling 'imported' Pentax cameras with their own warranty, so I wouldn't expect the Canon models to be any different.

http://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-k-5/159020-k-5-ebay-1048-a-2.html

Um, yeah I would have to say no to that one. If a $3000.00 camera comes with a warranty that you HAVE to return to the place of purchase to honor, no thanks.

I will never again deal with a repair shop other than Canon. I got majorly screwed from a local repair shop and never again will I let anyone other than Canon touch my equipment, regardless if it is still under warranty or not!

Again, my experience shows that if the deal sounds too good to be true, it usually is!

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Re: How much will the 5d3 cost at the end of 2012?
« Reply #40 on: July 04, 2012, 03:10:07 PM »
If you shop around and look for cash back, rebates, etc, you can get a decent deal now.  I ordered one Monday from Crutchfield, looking for all the discounts I could muster.  I ordered the kit with the 24-105.  The price was $4,299, free shipping, no sales tax.  I signed up with a crutchfield account which gave me 5% cash back ($215) to spend at Crutchfield at another time (does not expire).  I also linked to Crutchfield through ebates which gets me 2.5% cash back ($107.50).  Finally a made the purchase with my Amex card which doubles the warranty on the purchase and gives me another 1% reward ($43.00).  In sum the camera kit will be $4,299-365.50= $3,933.50 and I have a two year warranty.  Plus, the camera was in stock and according to UPS will be arriving tomorrow.
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Re: How much will the 5d3 cost at the end of 2012?
« Reply #41 on: July 04, 2012, 03:13:11 PM »
This is how I look at it. If I save $500 and have no warranty, I can use that $500 towards repair if needed. But the chance of a new camera needing repair within 1 year of use is very rare, so I rather take that risk and save the money. And its ever more rare to have a repair within a year costing more than $500.
The cameras they sell are probably imported, but they are made in the same Canon factory, the same way as the USA models. And ofcourse, they offer a 30 day money back guarantee.
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Re: How much will the 5d3 cost at the end of 2012?
« Reply #42 on: July 04, 2012, 03:13:29 PM »
If you shop around and look for cash back, rebates, etc, you can get a decent deal now.  I ordered one Monday from Crutchfield, looking for all the discounts I could muster.  I ordered the kit with the 24-105.  The price was $4,299, free shipping, no sales tax.  I signed up with a crutchfield account which gave me 5% cash back ($215) to spend at Crutchfield at another time (does not expire).  I also linked to Crutchfield through ebates which gets me 2.5% cash back ($107.50).  Finally a made the purchase with my Amex card which doubles the warranty on the purchase and gives me another 1% reward ($43.00).  In sum the camera kit will be $4,299-365.50= $3,933.50 and I have a two year warranty.  Plus, the camera was in stock and according to UPS will be arriving tomorrow.

You'll love it.  I've had it for 2 months now and I'm still learning things it can do well, such as HDR and Multi-exposure, and it has the ISO safety shift and Min shutter speed the 1D4 has.  I found it last night. 
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Re: How much will the 5d3 cost at the end of 2012?
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Re: How much will the 5d3 cost at the end of 2012?
« Reply #43 on: July 04, 2012, 03:25:27 PM »
If you shop around and look for cash back, rebates, etc, you can get a decent deal now.  I ordered one Monday from Crutchfield, looking for all the discounts I could muster.  I ordered the kit with the 24-105.  The price was $4,299, free shipping, no sales tax.  I signed up with a crutchfield account which gave me 5% cash back ($215) to spend at Crutchfield at another time (does not expire).  I also linked to Crutchfield through ebates which gets me 2.5% cash back ($107.50).  Finally a made the purchase with my Amex card which doubles the warranty on the purchase and gives me another 1% reward ($43.00).  In sum the camera kit will be $4,299-365.50= $3,933.50 and I have a two year warranty.  Plus, the camera was in stock and according to UPS will be arriving tomorrow.

You'll love it.  I've had it for 2 months now and I'm still learning things it can do well, such as HDR and Multi-exposure, and it has the ISO safety shift and Min shutter speed the 1D4 has.  I found it last night.

I cant wait.  I'll be camping out by the door tomorrow waiting on the UPS man to arrive!  I've been reading away on the manual that I downloaded from Canon's site in preperation for all of the new things to figure out. .
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Re: How much will the 5d3 cost at the end of 2012?
« Reply #44 on: July 04, 2012, 03:31:26 PM »
The advantage I see over the 1Ds III is that the 5D III doesn't do anything bad.  The 1Ds III can get a bit overly noisy above ISO 1600 but the 5D III doesn't.  I really think it is slightly above the 1Ds III overall as a camera (1Ds III is better at ISO 50-200).  You'll get exceptional IQ and resolution and the AF system is as good or better than the 7D.  You will absolutely love the camera, I promise.  I'd rank it 2nd best camera behind the 1D X, and ahead of the 1Ds III and 1D Mark IV overall. 
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