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The release price of the high-mp eos will be...

$2500 (Canon is our friend!)
1 (0.6%)
$3000 (that'll show Nikon!)
3 (1.7%)
$3500 (bye bye 5d3)
3 (1.7%)
$4000
16 (9.3%)
$4500
33 (19.2%)
$5000
34 (19.8%)
$5500
17 (9.9%)
$6000 (sell your car)
22 (12.8%)
$7000 (use kid's college funds)
9 (5.2%)
$8000 (use old age savings)
14 (8.1%)
$9000 (sell your house)
20 (11.6%)

Total Members Voted: 172

Voting closed: October 06, 2012, 06:31:27 AM

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Re: POLL: How much $$$ will the high-mp eos cost?
« Reply #30 on: September 30, 2012, 05:14:46 AM »
About the body size, I'm hoping it will be a rebel sized body, with 5D build quality.

Hope dies last - that's why I did this poll, it's interesting to see user's expectations vs. the real Canon releases & prices. I really like my 60d & my lenses, but Canon is really on the wrong track for enthusiasts at the moment, and not every wish is an unreasonable "I want a 5d3 for $1000" dream.

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You mean the one with 10 - 11 stops of DR, and only one cross-type AF point? I think not. :->

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Re: POLL: How much $$$ will the high-mp eos cost?
« Reply #31 on: September 30, 2012, 05:29:52 AM »
You mean the one with 10 - 11 stops of DR, and only one cross-type AF point? I think not. :->

No, I was thinking of the one with *no* cross-type af point (it's non-cross @f2.8 and then falls down the f5.6 cross if it cannot af) :-(

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Re: POLL: How much $$$ will the high-mp eos cost?
« Reply #32 on: September 30, 2012, 05:42:44 AM »
my 2 cents; I think the D800 is the cause for Canon to come out (i know i know, not yet it's a CR1)  with a high-mp cam. Due to this, I would expect this cam to compete with the D800 - which a 1D body flying high price-wise would not do.

I am afraid, it might, on the other hand, be a tech demonstration - 1D style with a sensor performing (hopefully) better than the D800. How many of us would wait for a version of that camera to come out with a price within reach of us mortals, how many would get it and how many would jump ship?

Personally, I am not considering changing brand either case but Canon's pricing is getting me reconsider lens purchases so as not to be more invested in Canon gear - have been drooling over TSE lenses, MPE 65 as well as the new 24-70...

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« Last Edit: September 30, 2012, 05:44:42 AM by well_dunno »

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Re: POLL: How much $$$ will the high-mp eos cost?
« Reply #33 on: September 30, 2012, 06:24:32 AM »
I suspect Canon will target this camera for the truly professional market and price it accordingly. It will be aimed at studio and commercial photographers who traditionally have been using MF, and for this reason the asking price will probably be north of 9000$

The D800 is an enthusiast camera which doesn't really compete with the big boys that dominate this prosegment like Hassy and PhaseOne, and is priced accordingly.

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Re: POLL: How much $$$ will the high-mp eos cost?
« Reply #34 on: September 30, 2012, 07:19:34 AM »
I also expect around $8k and maybe more, if its really better than nikon's D800 we can be sure canon will price it really damn high. The only danger there is that its bumping towards medium format money which Im willing to bet will still get higher IQ in the entry levels.

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Re: POLL: How much $$$ will the high-mp eos cost?
« Reply #35 on: September 30, 2012, 11:02:44 AM »
my 2 cents; I think the D800 is the cause for Canon to come out (i know i know, not yet it's a CR1)  with a high-mp cam. Due to this, I would expect this cam to compete with the D800 - which a 1D body flying high price-wise would not do.
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I think there is a lot of truth to your comments.   I certainly believe that to be the case for the 6D.  If it weren't for the D600 the 6D would not even exist (IMO) and it very well could be the same for this new high MP body.  Is Canon stuck in a defense mode?  It certain appears they are trying to salvage market share by responding to Nikon.  Competition is good, I want both Canon and Nikon to be successful, theoretically the consumer wins.


Personally, I am not considering changing brand either case but Canon's pricing is getting me reconsider lens purchases so as not to be more invested in Canon gear - have been drooling over TSE lenses, MPE 65 as well as the new 24-70...

Cheers!
Ya, the disappointment of the 6D has certainly stifled my gear purchase enthusiasm.

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Re: POLL: How much $$$ will the high-mp eos cost?
« Reply #36 on: September 30, 2012, 12:23:48 PM »
IMHO If the new megapixel monster is a 1 series style with 1 series pricing then Canon will have completely failed.

Why would I purchase said body for $8k when I could add a D800 + pro glass to my gear? I would rather be vested in both Canon + Nikon glass. This would at least allow me to care less about bodies in the future and support whatever company had the best price per feature camera body.

Point is if price is the same and performance is similar I'll take both Canon and Nikon instead of being forced into one.
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Re: POLL: How much $$$ will the high-mp eos cost?
« Reply #37 on: October 01, 2012, 02:20:58 PM »
Could be anywhere between 4000 (5d equiv) and 8000 (1dx uprated).Only time will tell.   

The $1million question is predicting the release date, assuming it is announced in November.
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Re: POLL: How much $$$ will the high-mp eos cost?
« Reply #38 on: October 01, 2012, 06:28:12 PM »
The $1million question is predicting the release date, assuming it is announced in November.

I'd very surprised if the price wasn't a lot above the 5d3, and in this case few people will care about the release date because they cannot afford it (I for one). The high mp will be for either for very rich amateurs or the intended market: pros that could replace their medium frame bodies using the latest and upcoming very sharp Canon lenses.

From what I've read it might be "pre-announced" in November maybe, but then the delivery will be much later - like November 2013 :-p

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« Reply #39 on: October 01, 2012, 08:11:55 PM »
Canon's high MP / high DR body does not have to be insanely expensive. Just cripple the FPS, give it 16 point AF and native ISO up to 12800. It won't touch the 5D3 sales, nor the 1DX.

This camera is ment to compete with the D800 / D800E, and therefore  the price tag should not exceed 4K.

No, this camera is not meant to compete with the D800/D800E.

It is meant to compete with MFDB.

And because of that and because Canon has masculinity issues (afterall it will be the DSLR with the most megapixels), it will be priced excessively.

This camera is about showing that Canon hasn't lost the ability to make sensors with lots of megapixels.

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Re: POLL: How much $$$ will the high-mp eos cost?
« Reply #40 on: October 04, 2012, 10:40:10 AM »
I completely agree with you on this one.

For Canon it now makes sense to trump the D800 with a bigger MP animal. Not competing with the D800, but competing with MFDB appears to me might be a core point to Canon's strategy in this case, so that they can dismiss the D800 as insignificant.

This might not be pleasing to a lot of consumers, but I expect this will be appealing to Canon as a vendor, enabling them to claim that the D800 failed to be a true alternative to MFDB, while Canon's offering at least put up a challenge, whatever that may mean in practical considerations and market performance. If they are succesful in this area they may even release a lower-specced variant in D800s niche market, similar to how they now release the 6D against the D600.
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Re: POLL: How much $$$ will the high-mp eos cost?
« Reply #41 on: October 04, 2012, 10:44:18 AM »
It could get even better, as maybe the 5D3 price will come down too, then Canon has the big MP offering that Nikon won't quite have, despite it being an alternative way and not as pleasing to consumers, but rather pleasing to professionals.
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Re: POLL: How much $$$ will the high-mp eos cost?
« Reply #42 on: October 04, 2012, 11:29:17 AM »

afterall it will be the DSLR with the most megapixels

At least until Sony scales up their 24MP APS-C sensor to 54MP FF, and Nikon puts it into a D800-class body and sells it for $4000.

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« Reply #43 on: October 04, 2012, 11:32:26 AM »

afterall it will be the DSLR with the most megapixels

At least until Sony scales up their 24MP APS-C sensor to 54MP FF, and Nikon puts it into a D800-class body and sells it for $4000.

Of course.  Nobody is going to stop doing improvements to cameras after this is released. 
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Re: POLL: How much $$$ will the high-mp eos cost?
« Reply #44 on: October 04, 2012, 02:51:07 PM »
my 2 cents; I think the D800 is the cause for Canon to come out (i know i know, not yet it's a CR1)  with a high-mp cam. Due to this, I would expect this cam to compete with the D800 - which a 1D body flying high price-wise would not do.

I am afraid, it might, on the other hand, be a tech demonstration - 1D style with a sensor performing (hopefully) better than the D800. How many of us would wait for a version of that camera to come out with a price within reach of us mortals, how many would get it and how many would jump ship?

Personally, I am not considering changing brand either case but Canon's pricing is getting me reconsider lens purchases so as not to be more invested in Canon gear - have been drooling over TSE lenses, MPE 65 as well as the new 24-70...

Cheers!

I tend to agree with the D800 jump starting Canon into the megapixel race.  Nikon needed to take control (which was easier with a Sony sensor) and come out with the D800.  Canon was happy with 22MP and had the AF and ISO to go with it.  So then what will happen, after Canon releases their high MP cam, will Nikon come back with better AF, ISO and FPS?  ;)
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