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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%)

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

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Re: At what price point will you consider buying the Canon 6D?
« Reply #30 on: September 18, 2012, 04:37:25 PM »
not interested on this kind of camera as i wasnt interested on 5d mk ii...5d mkiii is another matter but i prefere a faster machine at affordable price like an old 1dmk3/4
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Re: At what price point will you consider buying the Canon 6D?
« Reply #30 on: September 18, 2012, 04:37:25 PM »

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Re: At what price point will you consider buying the Canon 6D?
« Reply #31 on: September 18, 2012, 04:51:02 PM »

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I will get one when they pay me $500 to accept it -- with free shipping!

Oh, and my price goes up $10 a day until they actually ship this abortion.
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Re: At what price point will you consider buying the Canon 6D?
« Reply #32 on: September 18, 2012, 04:53:42 PM »
USD 999,- ... less than one grand for the FF Rebel.
Definitely not worth more a single penny.

Same weak camera as the original digital Rebel/300D when it came out eons ago as first DSLR for less than 1 grand.  ;D

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Re: At what price point will you consider buying the Canon 6D?
« Reply #33 on: September 18, 2012, 05:01:30 PM »
USD 999,- ... less than one grand for the FF Rebel.
Definitely not worth more a single penny.

Same weak camera as the original digital Rebel/300D when it came out eons ago as first DSLR for less than 1 grand.  ;D

have you boughtthe $1500 nikon FF camera?   :o

ahhh....no it tourned out to be more costly than a d700  :'(
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Re: At what price point will you consider buying the Canon 6D?
« Reply #34 on: September 18, 2012, 05:17:52 PM »
I guarantee you sacrifices have been made in build quality to offer this thing at ~$2kUSD.

Your "guarantee" is baseless, and unfounded in any sense of reality.

Quality sacrificed. Perhaps, but more likely not.

You have been duped, like many of the masses of people, to believe that the cost of production is proportional to the selling price (or MSRP, MAP price, whatever).  Nothing can be further from the truth.  Often, there is ZERO difference in cost, for the more expensive item.  Yup.

I've said this a few times here already... so study up on manufacturing economics, what determines the price in the marketplace, and the cost of production.  You will find some interesting things.

Hint:  Things are worth what people are willing to spend for them.  Things all cost as little as possible to make.

End of hints - have a fun study.

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Re: At what price point will you consider buying the Canon 6D?
« Reply #35 on: September 18, 2012, 05:23:44 PM »
IF, and only IF, it can provide low noise low ISO performance significantly better than 5D2 or 5D3, and hopefully at least approach the low ISO performance of a $500 Nikon cropper like the D5100, will I consider buying this thing.

DxoMark better show it to have great DR and low noise, which I then follow with my own read noise push test to check for pattern noise issues.

Until then the devil-I-know 5D2 remains in my kit.
I don't need any of the other flimsy features in it, even the AF is likely plenty adequate for how I want to use it.
And if it does that well enough then I'll still only want to pay no more than about $1700 for it.

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Re: At what price point will you consider buying the Canon 6D?
« Reply #36 on: September 18, 2012, 05:55:45 PM »
I have a 40d and I guess Canon created this camera for people like me as a cheaper upgrade path to FF.

If the AF works better in real life than my 40d i would buy it straight away for $2500 for the kit.


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Re: At what price point will you consider buying the Canon 6D?
« Reply #36 on: September 18, 2012, 05:55:45 PM »

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Re: At what price point will you consider buying the Canon 6D?
« Reply #37 on: September 18, 2012, 06:04:02 PM »
my question is:  if canon lows down 5d mark II price at $1900 and 6d at $2099, which one will you buy? and why people wants full frame?  imo, mainly reason is low noise at high iso...

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Re: At what price point will you consider buying the Canon 6D?
« Reply #38 on: September 18, 2012, 06:18:12 PM »
I purchased a 5d2 about a year ago, knowing the 5d3 was around the corner.  I don't regret my decision.  It is a fantastic still/portrait/landscape camera, with very good high ISO performance.  My only (minor) complaint is the AF, which I know has been improved.  For me, it is not worth moving from the 5d2 to a 6d now.

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Re: At what price point will you consider buying the Canon 6D?
« Reply #39 on: September 18, 2012, 06:28:32 PM »
You forgot the option for $1200-1400.

With those lack of features, no matter how good the sensor is, my 7D will get better photos at the end of the day, so I wouldn't be paying more than a used 5D2 price, which are currently $1200-1500.
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Re: At what price point will you consider buying the Canon 6D?
« Reply #40 on: September 18, 2012, 07:05:20 PM »
Its so nice to see a sensible question with a sensible set of options to choose from.

I don't understand why Canon shareholders don't sack all the useless executives they employ. All the executives need to do is listen to the well considered comments on here to run the business far better than they are doing at present.

1) First they should price every product at half the price they can currently sell the rubbish they now sell.
2) Then they should put all sorts of costly features in, at no extra price.
3) Then just admit everyone should buy another make of camera, perhaps they could just stop selling cameras. They could buy Nikon's or any other make and resell at less than what they paid.

Its so simple any idiot can tell them how to do it better.

DO THEY REALLY THINK THEY KNOW HOW TO RUN THE MOST SUCSESFULL CAMERA COMPANY IN THE WORLD?

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Re: At what price point will you consider buying the Canon 6D?
« Reply #41 on: September 18, 2012, 07:16:41 PM »
I'm confused by the price tag. $2099 USD is the same as £1291 GBP (UK). But over here in the UK they are selling it for £1800 GBP which is $2920 USD !!!!!!

That doesn't seem the least bit fair?! I would buy this camera if it was £1291.

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Re: At what price point will you consider buying the Canon 6D?
« Reply #42 on: September 18, 2012, 07:24:21 PM »
It's always like this. We always get a 1:1 $ to € conversion.

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Re: At what price point will you consider buying the Canon 6D?
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Re: At what price point will you consider buying the Canon 6D?
« Reply #43 on: September 18, 2012, 08:07:37 PM »
I fully expect this to be selling in the $1200 -1400 range in year or may be even less. It may happen similar to the Adorama ebay kinda backdoor deals but no way Canon is going to even succeed in shoveling this abomination out the back door. The competition is a tad too alive and a tad too active for that.
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Re: At what price point will you consider buying the Canon 6D?
« Reply #44 on: September 18, 2012, 08:29:14 PM »
I'm confused by the price tag. $2099 USD is the same as £1291 GBP (UK). But over here in the UK they are selling it for £1800 GBP which is $2920 USD !!!!!!

That doesn't seem the least bit fair?! I would buy this camera if it was £1291.

very simple answer... people over there are RICHER... :)

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Re: At what price point will you consider buying the Canon 6D?
« Reply #44 on: September 18, 2012, 08:29:14 PM »