Does 20% price drop on 5DSR signify 5DSR II soon?

AlanF

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Canon dropped the price of the 5DSR (and 5DS) in the UK by 20% today. Does this mean the Mk II is on its way?
 

docsmith

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Canon dropped the price of the 5DSR (and 5DS) in the UK by 20% today. Does this mean the Mk II is on its way?
Just looking at the 5DIII, a big drop occurred about a year before the 5DIV was announced, but right around the time the 5DS (r) were announced. So, if I were to speculate and if rumors hold that it is the mirrorless coming not a DSLR, the first mirrorless out of the gate is going to compete with and likely be better than the 5Ds(r), thus is a high MP, likely "Pro" type camera. In other words, Canon going head to head with the A7RIII....if I were to speculate just based on a price drop in a single market (always dangerous) ;)


5DIII price history.jpg
 

Mt Spokane Photography

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At the very least, it reflects the sales volume. When sales slow down, stores stop ordering and complain. Eventually, Canon may drop the price.

Generally, we also see a price drop when a new model is anticipated, so its hard to guess which is happening. I think a replacement is needed.
 
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AlanF

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The 5DSR is still a superb piece of kit. But, I suppose Canon needs to compete with the 850 and ARIII on specs.
 
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docsmith

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At the very least, it reflects the sales volume. When sales slow down, stores stop ordering and complain eventually, Canon may drop the price.

Generally, we also see a price drop when a new model is anticipated, so its hard to guess which is happening. I think a replacement is needed.
Can it be both? That Canon has a similar new model to release about the time sales slow down to the point that stores stop ordering/complaining?

I would expect Canon to have a pretty good sense as to how a particular model's sales decline over time and have a similar alternative release somewhere in the mid point of the life cycle. I suspect that is why, for example, the 5Ds(R) and 5DIV are staggered essentially ~2 years apart. Now, mirrorless can enter the mix.
 

Mt Spokane Photography

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Can it be both? That Canon has a similar new model to release about the time sales slow down to the point that stores stop ordering/complaining?

I would expect Canon to have a pretty good sense as to how a particular model's sales decline over time and have a similar alternative release somewhere in the mid point of the life cycle. I suspect that is why, for example, the 5Ds(R) and 5DIV are staggered essentially ~2 years apart. Now, mirrorless can enter the mix.
IMHO, they usually go hand in hand.
 

bitm2007

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The 5D series followed a 3/4/4 year release cycle.

This is year 3 for the 5Ds.
The release cycle for the 5D series is getting long with every release 37 months, 42 months and 53 months ish, so 3/3.5/4.5 years ish, so if you are using this as a basis (albeit an unreliable one) for the release date of the 5DS/5DSR's replacement it won't be until 2020 (5 years after 5DS/5DSR's release date)