When can you get one?
The new Rebel T4i/650D will be available in stores fairly soon. Below is a list that is to the best of my knowledge as to when you can expect shipments to start for the new flagship Rebel.
Rebel T4i Body Only & Rebel T4i w/18-55 IS II Kit
Rebel T4i w/18-135 IS STM Kit
Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM
By the looks of things, and what people have told me. Initial stock for all the above items should be pretty good initially and be great in July and August. There appears to be a wait for the T4i w/18-135 IS STM kit initially, although the lens by itself is showing availability in late June, we’ll see what transpires with that.
B&H has new stock of the body only for the 5D Mark III.
5D Mark III Body Only $3499 | 5D Mark III w/24-105 f/4L IS $4299
5D Mark III Body Only
B&H now has limited stock of the 5D Mark III body only.
5D Mark III Body @ B&H for $3499
Kits are now in stock too.
5D Mark III w/24-105 f/4L IS @ B&H for $4299
From a major retailer
I was told just a moment ago that new shipments of the Canon EOS 5D Mark III are expected at retailers this week, perhaps as early as Wednesday.
As soon as they’re in stock, I’ll let you know.
I mentioned a few weeks back, that if you were going to buy anything camera related, that was the time.
There’s lots of reports of price increases across the globe. This was bound to happen as retailers were and are still unsure what stock levels are going to be like.
New rebate programs and other things have been cancelled or postponed.
There have been no price increases from Canon, only from retailers. They were running on a 3-5 point margin, now they’re up to 10 points or more in some cases.
This isn’t news to some folks, but I had to clear things up for others.
Not hearing a lot of positive things about current products and new products because of the Japanese earthquake.
The latest info I’ve received says all of Canon, Nikon and Sony are still unsure what the near future is going to bring.
Canon may be in fact delaying new product announcements. I was told every executive within Canon is being told to “prepare for the worst”. Sales reps are being told not to say anything.
I do not personally know anything about the rolling blackouts and “dead zone” expansion in Japan around Canon manufacturing facilities.
I’ve received no word whether or not Canon is looking at moving some manufacturing to different countries.
As a lot of you have probably noticed, camera equipment is getting more expensive and disappearing from shelves. There’s lots of out of stock items around various stores.
A lot of retailers are getting or close to getting MSRP for camera stuff. This is not going to change quickly.
All rebate programs that were planned have been cancelled for the most part. I’m still looking around to see if any are still a go.
I’m not sure what to make of recent product announcement rumblings, whether things have leaked because plans have changed.