Canon EOS R5 launch price will be below $4000 USD [CR3]

tiggy@mac.com

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Not at all, the R5 is not a sports shooter (from what we know so far), it will not win over OVF shooters (myself included), it is not as rugged as the 1DXIII, it will definitely not be used at the Olympics, etc. The 1D series has always been a specialist camera which is a niche that the R5 does not fill; pricing is not everything; that's like saying it will render the C200 obsolete just because it is cheaper and on paper has some better video features.
I don't know about that. There are instances when the resolution bump is important for sports people too. The mechanical shutter speed of 12 fps is really the comparison point, as sports shots really do suffer from electronic shutter jello effect. There will be times when 12 fps disadvantage isn't as great as the 20 megapixel disadvantage of the 1d3. Lots will depend on other things, like buffer depth. Still too early to tell.
 

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Why do people insist on saying this every time a price for anything is mentioned? UK prices are listed inclusive of tax USA prices are not. In the UK the health service is included in your tax bill, in the USA it is not, personally I'd pay a few hundred dollars more each time I bought a camera and got health insurance included, in the USA you 'save' a few hundred dollars on the cost of your camera and spend $500 every single month on health insurance because "Freedom".
A bit off topic, but health insurance and health care are not the same thing. NHS is not 'health care" by US standards. You wait for everything and if you are "too old", good luck getting a knee replacement or even heart surgery. There is just no return on investment in you. That is the essence of socialized medicine.
 

hne

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New R5 teaser video in German:


IBIS working, I guess they've got the megapixel count wrong though (they claim 35 megapixels instead of 45)
He says that the resolution of raw frames extracted from an 8K raw video would be 35Mpx. Nothing else.
 
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Now we´re talking!!! :D :D
So..first things first....The price is awesome for this camera! And that makes me a buyer for total sure! I am happy!At this price point, Canon will seriously injure the competition, i´m quite sure of it!

But...so according to Canonrumors, the announcement is in July? So that means this June announcement is for The EOS R6? AAvailability and announcement are 2 different things... so i presume my retailer was right and we only going to have the camera in Mid-September....That´s the worse part...Almost 1 year in rumors and parcial announcements...This can drive us to insanity!! :D :D
 
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Treyarnon

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R5 needs to significantly below 4k in my opinion. (just sayin')

Why do people insist on saying this every time a price for anything is mentioned? UK prices are listed inclusive of tax USA prices are not. In the UK the health service is included in your tax bill, in the USA it is not, personally I'd pay a few hundred dollars more each time I bought a camera and got health insurance included, in the USA you 'save' a few hundred dollars on the cost of your camera and spend $500 every single month on health insurance because "Freedom".
Its experience.
It has been a 'rule of thumb' for years and is pretty accurate.

For example:
price of 1Dx3 in USA: $6500 (BHP)
price of 1Dx3 in UK: £6500 (WEX)

Used BHP and Wex as they are both large camera retailers, so 'like for like' as it were.

FYI - the NHS is awesome, and is payed through general taxation. You really cannot say 'this % of the sale price' of anything you buy if specifically for the NHS.
 
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privatebydesign

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A bit off topic, but health insurance and health care are not the same thing. NHS is not 'health care" by US standards. You wait for everything and if you are "too old", good luck getting a knee replacement or even heart surgery. There is just no return on investment in you. That is the essence of socialized medicine.
Have you paid the price of individual health insurance in the USA? Have you tried to get coverage, pay for prescription drugs that cost pennies in other countries?

But put all that aside because it sounds too much like politics, I am not into politics but just look at the total numbers, in the USA we average over $10,000 per person per year, that is $200 every week, $1,600 a month is slightly under the monthly bill for my wife and I, in the UK you spend $4,000 a year per person. So does the USA get a 2.5 times better outcome than the UK? No, in actual fact it is slightly worse than the UK when measured against mortality per 100,000 people.

You say you wait for everything, my father has had many health issues and has never waited longer than a reasonable time for anything, he is in his 80’s and recently had a pacemaker fitted, he has had several heart bypasses and stents and he lives in the UK. Meanwhile it is only in the last few years that USA ‘health care’ companies have been forced to abandon the cruel practice of excluding anybody with preconditions, what kind of care is that? If you need care you are excluded from getting it!
 

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I have always found that amusing; people who trash Canon at every turn then go buy an adapter and use nothing but Canon lenses on their Sony bodies. I do think the RF mount hurts Canon as well though, sure there's an adapter but with RF lenses costing more than their EF equivalents, and the fact that the new bodies aren't native to the EF mount; these factors can't help but slow adoption.



The larger sites yes (especially Amazon), but you might be surprised at how many smaller sites still don't collect taxes. Even B&H didn't collect taxes on my recent purchase. It's really based on the state the company is in, the local laws of that state, and the laws of the state that you reside in.
I do not see EF adapter really hurting with the control ring and filter adapters. And finally 100% compatibility on the R cameras.
I have not even given it a second thought as to using an adapter. In fact I am really looking forward to using my FD, FL and R lenses on the R5. What a super expansion of capability for using unique old lenses. I still say Canon did it right and have done it right since the EF mount was introduced so the RF could come along and NO incompatibility like Nikon is horribly suffering now.
 

Architect1776

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Sounds mean-spirited and spiteful. Why would you possibly care if people use Canon lenses on Sony cameras? Do you by any chance have a redneck sticker on your pickup showing a nasty-looking kid pissing on a competing brand name?
It is just great that the Canon bashers, like you, will no longer be able to use the superior Canon lenses. :ROFLMAO: :ROFLMAO: :ROFLMAO: :ROFLMAO: :ROFLMAO:
 

Danglin52

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Well, depending on where you live, you can still order from B&H and they won't charge you sales tax...so, there is THAT too in much of the US.

;)

Or..so I hear.
You have to sign up for their Payboo credit card to receive a credit for the tax amount. Make sure you pay off the card before the due date because the annual interest rate is around 26%.
 

herein2020

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I do not see EF adapter really hurting with the control ring and filter adapters. And finally 100% compatibility on the R cameras.
I have not even given it a second thought as to using an adapter. In fact I am really looking forward to using my FD, FL and R lenses on the R5. What a super expansion of capability for using unique old lenses. I still say Canon did it right and have done it right since the EF mount was introduced so the RF could come along and NO incompatibility like Nikon is horribly suffering now.
Canon is definitely doing it better than anyone else right now. The L mount was the only reason I did not pick up an S1H. I love the video features of the S1H but color science, AF, and the L mount made me wait for Canon to get it's act together.
 

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$ 3,999 US but in rip-off Britain that will translate to £ 3,999 maybe more.
... and 4499 Euro in Germany ... but maybe ... bevor money looses its value and while there is no other way to spend it with some joy I will do that and give my EOS RP a big brother (or sister?).
I skipped 5D, 5Dii, 5Diii, 5div, EOS R waiting for the big one - maybe the R5 is the 5Dii equivalent in the boost of IQ and capabilities?!