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At what price point will you consider buying the Canon 6D?

I have/will preorder the Canon 6D at $2099.
8 (6.9%)
I will purchase the Canon 6D at $1700-1900.
12 (10.3%)
I will purchase the Canon 6D at $1500-1700.
30 (25.9%)
I will only purchase the Canon 6D after testing show IQ exceeds that of the 5D Mark II.
24 (20.7%)
I won't be purchasing the Canon 6D ever due to lacking features.
42 (36.2%)

Total Members Voted: 116

Voting closed: September 21, 2012, 12:18:16 PM

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shannon76

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At what price point will you consider buying the Canon 6D?
« on: September 18, 2012, 12:18:16 PM »
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Gothmoth

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Re: At what price point will you consider buying the Canon 6D?
« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2012, 12:25:31 PM »
it depends a lot on the sensor performance.. a banding free low iso monster would be very welcome.

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Re: At what price point will you consider buying the Canon 6D?
« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2012, 12:33:49 PM »
As the so-called "entry-level" FF it should have the entry-level price to match the cut-down specs. It would be the breakthrough product of the year if it had an introductory price south of US$1499. The FF Insurgent/Mutineer/Insurrectionist/Guerrilla that brought 35mm FF digital to The Great Unwashed/Lumpen Proletariat SD card bearers.  :P
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Re: At what price point will you consider buying the Canon 6D?
« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2012, 12:38:58 PM »
Sorry, I guess I could have thought out and worded that survey better.  I probably could have put estimated times next to the price ranges to also show users willingness to hold out for a while. :)  Maybe next time.
Let's say $1700-1900 is 6 months after ship date and $1500-1700 is a year after ship date?

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Re: At what price point will you consider buying the Canon 6D?
« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2012, 12:47:28 PM »
I am optimistic about the sensor performance. I think (or rather I hope) Canon felt the need to cripple the AF in such a spectacular manner (at least on paper) because the IQ will be at par with 5DIII. Can dream, can't I?

With that said, I think this body will be under USD 1800 sooner rather than later and expect to see the kit below USD 2500 before Christmas (assuming the camera is released). At those levels I might consider it but I will definitely wait for the reviews. At USD 1500 I would buy it without giving it much thought (how bad the AF can be?).

It is interesting... If the D600 was a Canon I would have pre-ordered it (I never pre-ordered anything in my life). The 6D, on the other hand, is, as DP aptly described it: uninspiring. I have no problem waiting for the price to fall to a level I feel comfortable paying for a body.




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Re: At what price point will you consider buying the Canon 6D?
« Reply #5 on: September 18, 2012, 12:52:10 PM »
Single card slot, 180 sync speed, 4000 shutter speed are all huge limits for me. I am looking for a backup body for my 2 5D3's but this is not it. I think I will be getting another 5D3.

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Re: At what price point will you consider buying the Canon 6D?
« Reply #6 on: September 18, 2012, 12:54:02 PM »
it depends a lot on the sensor performance.. a banding free low iso monster would be very welcome.

I doubt we would see that on the lowest-end camera of Canon's lineup.

I would buy the 6D for 1500$/€, assuming sensor and AF performance are at least decent. That would give me enough saving to buy a nice collection of FF glass, so next time I will have enough money to spend on the body alone.

If I have to buy a 2100$/€ camera (that therefore I must be happy to keep for a longer time), then I'm definitely buying the D600. Due to other expenses I'm planning my purchase for February 2013. Let's see how the situation will be then.

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Re: At what price point will you consider buying the Canon 6D?
« Reply #7 on: September 18, 2012, 12:55:45 PM »
With the price reductions on the 5D3 there really is little reason to buy a 6D, unless you need the built in WiFi and GPS features.

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Re: At what price point will you consider buying the Canon 6D?
« Reply #8 on: September 18, 2012, 12:56:42 PM »
Thought process will go like this, assuming it happens within a year (and there is no 7D replacement on the horizon)

At $1700 I'll start thinking about it

At $1600 I'll take a look at it

At $1500 I'll consider it.

At $1400 I'll probably pick one up. :)

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Re: At what price point will you consider buying the Canon 6D?
« Reply #9 on: September 18, 2012, 01:10:22 PM »
I would never buy it because it convinced me to buy the 5D Mark III.

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« Reply #10 on: September 18, 2012, 01:15:06 PM »
I don't see a reason to buy this over a 5DMk2 which has great build quality and normal sync speed (AND LOWER PRICE). This is an FF sensor in a rebel body - no thanks. Oh and "but it's got half a stop better noise at 6400ISO" excuse is getting old.

LOL am I glad I got that second Mk2 for $2000....

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Re: At what price point will you consider buying the Canon 6D?
« Reply #11 on: September 18, 2012, 01:17:39 PM »
Having my 5D3 already, this isn't even a backup body. I might pickup the D600 for fun, though I will likely be waiting until $1900 on that one. It's the new 5DII.

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Re: At what price point will you consider buying the Canon 6D?
« Reply #12 on: September 18, 2012, 01:20:15 PM »
Whatever the current 5DM2 is.
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Re: At what price point will you consider buying the Canon 6D?
« Reply #13 on: September 18, 2012, 01:23:48 PM »
Hi,
it depends a lot on the sensor performance.. a banding free low iso monster would be very welcome.

I doubt we would see that on the lowest-end camera of Canon's lineup.

I would buy the 6D for 1500$/€, assuming sensor and AF performance are at least decent. That would give me enough saving to buy a nice collection of FF glass, so next time I will have enough money to spend on the body alone.

If I have to buy a 2100$/€ camera (that therefore I must be happy to keep for a longer time), then I'm definitely buying the D600. Due to other expenses I'm planning my purchase for February 2013. Let's see how the situation will be then.
    I saw the Nikon D600 today... look like a D7000. Didn't have the time to play with it, but initial impression is the focusing speed seem a bit slow.

   Have a nice day.

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Re: At what price point will you consider buying the Canon 6D?
« Reply #14 on: September 18, 2012, 01:29:16 PM »
Hi,
it depends a lot on the sensor performance.. a banding free low iso monster would be very welcome.

I doubt we would see that on the lowest-end camera of Canon's lineup.

I would buy the 6D for 1500$/€, assuming sensor and AF performance are at least decent. That would give me enough saving to buy a nice collection of FF glass, so next time I will have enough money to spend on the body alone.

If I have to buy a 2100$/€ camera (that therefore I must be happy to keep for a longer time), then I'm definitely buying the D600. Due to other expenses I'm planning my purchase for February 2013. Let's see how the situation will be then.
    I saw the Nikon D600 today... look like a D7000. Didn't have the time to play with it, but initial impression is the focusing speed seem a bit slow.

   Have a nice day.

I'm also looking forward to have one in my hands, but overall I value accuracy more than speed. A FF D7000 is a nice bargain, more or less same as people were hoping the 6D to be a FF 7D.

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Re: At what price point will you consider buying the Canon 6D?
« Reply #14 on: September 18, 2012, 01:29:16 PM »