Canon EOS RP body price confirmed at $1299 USD, and we’re very happy about it

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Wow! Good deal. Will draw many into the R format, possibly including myself!
Canon is playing this so well I see what Canon is doing, slowly ushering the APS-C users into the RF System and its working. We are all in this together no one is getting left behind. Well played Canon well played.
 

dolina

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Heck, using your logic, the Sony fangheys shouldn't even be buying any of the A7 bodies and just wait for the A9 to drop in price to $1299 in, maybe 5 years, assuming Sony would still be in the camera business at that time... :D:ROFLMAO:
You're missing the point.

Whether it be last month's model or last decade's model it is immaterial.

Not everyone buys the latest camera on the market. Majority of buyers are price sensitive so if they find the RP too expensive then they go with a cheaper option.

Canon, Nikon, Sony and the other camera brands would go out of business if they solely cater to fickle enthusiasts who troll message boards.

So instead of calling people names add something substantial. to the discussion.
 
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dolina

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You didn't understand my reply? You might have asked.

Costco sells EOS 80D. I see no reason for Canon not to sell EOS RP through them too.
Sorry, I thought you were trolling.

BH sells the 80D.

Canon may have better terms and better sales with dealers like BH Photo and just approach Costco when they have saturated that channel.

I provided a list of camera bodies that are priced closest to the RP. A lot of consumers just look at the price tag and do not care whether it was just announced or end of life so long as it is affordable.
 
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I wonder. What are the figures normally touted - the average user has one lens, a small minority have two, and the proportion of users with more than two lenses is vanishingly small. Can that last group be the target for a low-end, mass-market* product?

*admittedly, being FF, it's already a niche product, but within the context of FF it's surely mass market.
I guess i am one of those few with the galss that will consider this. Started with 700d qhich i now use as a backup body and then graduated to a 7d2. Have the 50 1.8, 24-70 2.8, 70-200 2.8, sigma 150-600c and the ef100 macro. As I predominantly focus on wildlife photography i will consider this for a second body for landcapes and other non action stuff and replace my 700d with it. It doesn't need all the bells and whistles for my purposes.
 

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You're missing the point.

Whether it be last month's model or last decade's model it is immaterial.

Not everyone buys the latest camera on the market. Majority of buyers are price sensitive so if they find the RP too expensive then they go with a cheaper option.

Canon, Nikon, Sony and the other camera brands would go out of business if they solely cater to fickle enthusiasts who troll message boards.

So instead of calling people names add something substantial. to the discussion.
You also miss the point. If you can't or won't buy the body you like because it's expensive, wait for it to come down in price. Why bother with these entry-level & midrange models if it doesn't satisfy your needs. Wait for your dream body to go down to the price you can afford. You just argued that you agree with me.
 

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Canon may have better terms and better sales with dealers like BH Photo and just approach Costco when they have saturated that channel.

I provided a list of camera bodies that are priced closest to the RP. A lot of consumers just look at the price tag and do not care whether it was just announced or end of life so long as it is affordable.
A lot of consumers (especially from the EOS RP target market) don't look at B&H, but visit Costco every week or two.

Costco means volumes. If Canon (unlike Sony) can deliver the volumes that are meaningful to Costco, Costco is a very good channel to promote EOS R brand.

But of course, Canon has nothing to sell there (yet) until RF 24-240 is ready.
 

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Heck, using your logic, the Sony fangheys shouldn't even be buying any of the A7 bodies and just wait for the A9 to drop in price to $1299 in, maybe 5 years, assuming Sony would still be in the camera business at that time... :D:ROFLMAO:
I think Canon is going to eviscerate Sony's already abysmal market share with all this. Besides, Canon charges more because Canon can actually provide better ergonomics, timely service, and has done away with the annoying hand warmer and drain hole Sony provides. Gonna be interesting to see the numbers at the end of the year. This camera will be a huge seller, I think.
 
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