Feeling the pressure from authorized resellers has probably forced Canon USA to significantly lower MAP (minimum advertised price) prices on the EOS 5D Mark III & EOS 6D. Both of those cameras have dropped a lot in price probably due to currency fluctuations. Beyond the price drops, Canon has also switched the mail-in rebate to an instant rebate and added the EOS 7D Mark II to that. Are these reductions enough to get people away from grey market cameras out there? I’m not sure.
There must be something in the air with pricing on Canon DSLRs. BigValueInc (99% approval) has the Canon EOS 70D body for $749 (Reg $1099) via ebay. The deal for the Canon EOS 5D Mark III for $1999 is still live from yesterday as well.
In a product image of the new Connect Station CS100, Canon may have inadvertently shown off a DSLR that doesn’t currently exist in the marketplace.
You can see the new DSLR in this promo video for the Connect Station CS100 (0:46)
Some are speculating that it could be the EOS 80D, while others think it’ll be a new Rebel. I’ve gone back and forth as to what I think it is. For now, I’m going to wager it’s a new Rebel. As others have pointed out, the lack of a dedicated AF-ON button makes me think it’s not an 80D or 6D Mark II.