Does anyone think that Canon is profiteering with the 5D3?
I've been thinking about that a lot actually, since there are so many people, including myself, who feel like the Mark III is overpriced.
I think there are possibly two factors here:
1. Canon knew there was a huge pent up demand for a better 5D and set the initial price high to take advantage of the early adopters who would spend almost anything to get the new product. When sales taper off, it is easy to lower the MSRP or just start offering discounts like Canon does with all their other photo products. In fact I see discounting already starting to happen at some online retailers.
2. I'm not an economist, but I wonder if Canon is simply finding that their costs are rising and they can't continue to make cameras at the price points we've come to expect? I know I've been spoiled by getting upgraded technology every few years at about the same price I paid last time. Maybe inflation and currency changes are bringing that era to an end.
I have a feeling that the new "entry level" FF camera is a signal that Canon plans to keep the price of the Mark III rather high.
What do you guys think?