UK pricing and ship date for the Canon EOS RP [CR1]

Canon Rumors Guy

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Below is a bit more information about the upcoming Canon EOS RP.

Canon EOS RP global shipping date: February 27, 2019
EOS RP Body & Lens Adapter: £1399.00
EOS RP & RF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM: £2329.00

For a quick comparison, the official MSRP of the Canon EOS R in the UK is £2,349.00 and $2299 USD. We’ve heard USD pricing between $1299 (Yes please!) and $1599 for the Canon EOS RP.
We’re still waiting on the confirmation of pricing in USD.
 
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padam

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With this lower than expected pricetag (I think it will be almost the same in USD, the British one includes the adapter for £2349), 1080p video makes sense, it is still going to sell very well.
 

kaptainkatsu

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This is very aggressive pricing if we see the MSRP at $1299 with adapter. I wouldn't be surprised if canon is breaking even or even taking a loss just to put units out there and try to get bigger penetration.
 
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1Zach1

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I hadn’t really paid attention to the R due to its price, but after reading through the other comment thread on the RP I went and looked though the EVF of the R vs other Canon EVFs. I really hope the RP goes with the R EVF, or very similar, as it was night and day between them. Not sure I could use an EVF like the M50 long term.

Anyways, I stand by my vote for a $1299 price tag.
 
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knight427

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6d2 MSRP (UK): 1599 = $2,050 USD
6d2 MSRP (US): $1,799 (about 12.3% less)

RP MSRP (UK): 1399 = $1,800 USD
less 12.3% = $1,580


6d2 sale price (UK): 1500 = $1,930 USD
6d2 sale price (US): $1,499 (about 22.3% less)

RP MSRP (UK): 1399 = $1,800 USD
less 22.3% = $1,399
 
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Berowne

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This may be ca. 1600€. The Sony Alpha 7 II is about 1250€.

So the pricing is by far not aggressive.
 

knight427

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6d2 MSRP (UK): 1599 = $2,050 USD
6d2 MSRP (US): $1,799 (about 12.3% less)

RP MSRP (UK): 1399 = $1,800 USD
less 12.3% = $1,580


6d2 sale price (UK): 1500 = $1,930 USD
6d2 sale price (US): $1,499 (about 22.3% less)

RP MSRP (UK): 1399 = $1,800 USD
less 22.3% = $1,399
R+adapter MSRP (UK): 2350 = $3,022 USD
R+adapter MSRP (US): $2,398 (about 20.6% less)

RP MSRP (UK): 1399 = $1,800 USD
less 20.6% = $1,430
 

AlP

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I hadn’t really paid attention to the R due to its price, but after reading through the other comment thread on the RP I went and looked though the EVF of the R vs other Canon EVFs. I really hope the RP goes with the R EVF, or very similar, as it was night and day between them. Not sure I could use an EVF like the M50 long term.

Anyways, I stand by my vote for a $1299 price tag.
The R EVF would be great, but I would be surprised to see that at a significantly lower price point. Some data circulating last week mentioned the same EVF resolution as the M5/M50 and same rear LCD screen resolution as the M6/M50. That information might be incorrect of course. But add a potential 6d2 sensor and Canon might have "recycled" as much as they could for this model. That means lower cost of good for externally purchased components like LCDs and EVFs now used across three camera models (and the M50 is selling very well meaning already quite large numbers), and likely sufficient margin to lower the price of the RP significantly later on. Not good for the competition.
 

preppyak

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With this lower than expected pricetag (I think it will be almost the same in USD, the British one includes the adapter for £2349), 1080p video makes sense, it is still going to sell very well.
1080 video would be pretty embarassing. Maybe worse than recycling the 6dII sensor. There's really no excuse to not have cropped 4k at this point. More likely, it'll match the other elements of the M50 (something like a 2x crop, no DPAF).

Its just not exciting to see a camera be so potentially compromised on launch.
But add a potential 6d2 sensor and Canon might have "recycled" as much as they could for this model.
It really does feel that way...recycle as much as possible to lower the price and see if the customer base really cares about specs or not.

That said, Canon dropping it at $1299 would be exciting because it would force Sony to drop the a7III price...in a way that $1599 for a recycled 6dII might not.
 

padam

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1080 video would be pretty embarassing. Maybe worse than recycling the 6dII sensor. There's really no excuse to not have cropped 4k at this point. More likely, it'll match the other elements of the M50 (something like a 2x crop, no DPAF).

Its just not exciting to see a camera be so potentially compromised on launch.
I don't think the target market cares at all (or if they really do, they probably need to work a bit harder and get the EOS R).

The MSRP is lower than the 6D Mark II, so as a model that is positioned lower down, it would be a big surprise to have any improvement in terms of video features.
Canon is not being known to introduce surprises, even if most comments seem to expect a lot of it (I guess a Sony camera may be closer to their hearts, since that is what they always seem to be pitching, even though these rival companies work fundamentally differently)
 
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crazyrunner33

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1080 video would be pretty embarassing. Maybe worse than recycling the 6dII sensor. There's really no excuse to not have cropped 4k at this point. More likely, it'll match the other elements of the M50 (something like a 2x crop, no DPAF).

Its just not exciting to see a camera be so potentially compromised on launch.

It really does feel that way...recycle as much as possible to lower the price and see if the customer base really cares about specs or not.

That said, Canon dropping it at $1299 would be exciting because it would force Sony to drop the a7III price...in a way that $1599 for a recycled 6dII might not.
The race to the bottom. I'm assuming this move is to try and beat Nikon to the punch with the Z5 rumor(more than likely a Z6 without IBIS).
 
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SaP34US

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How do companies figure out what prices they charge in regions is just based exchange rate and import taxes or there many things go into it?
Could it still be $1299 or does mean that likely to be $1499 and $1799?
 
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preppyak

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The MSRP is lower than the 6D Mark II, so as a model that is positioned lower down, it would be a big surprise to have any improvement in terms of video features.
I get the theory, but the 6dII is almost 2 years old and it was embarrassing when it didnt have 4k then. And its rapid descent in price tells a story about how those limited features effect sales.

I think you can only make so many compromises (less battery life, weaker EVF, no 4k, fewer AF points, etc) before the reviews make an impact on sales. 4k feels like the easiest feature to include (since its already implemented in the R and M50) and the most glaring without.

And if anything, I have to imagine Canon wants someone to buy into the RP over a 6DII, since they'd be buying newer/more expensive RF lenses to supplement it.
 
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