Now we see through a glass, darkly...
- Apr 5, 2016
Yeah, I thought your comment was more in fun, which my reply was also.
€4,000 is a well thought out, and probably much more agreed upon estimate. You mentioned Euros, but often US prices are a little less, so I'm guessing you'd say $4,000 US as well? I wouldn't be surprised whatsoever if that's what it came out at.
I think it's really about how much Canon wants to jumpstart their attack to take the market share lead in the FF mirrorless segment. They could be in their 'normal' price setting mood, or their "fire all the cannons and take no prisoners!" mood. I'm guessing more of the latter, but it's just a guess with a whole lot of hope (since if the price gets too high then I have a hard time justifying immediately buying in versus waiting for the R5s if I'm going to spend that much).
One day soon we'll have the unveiling of the price. That'll be quite a day, either way!
The European price would already reflect the Value Added Tax placed on all products. In the U.S., sales tax would not be reflected in the MSRP. Exchange rates between the USD and Euro are not 1:1, either.
A price of €4,000 less 15% VAT converted to USD is currently $3,780 at today's spot exchange rates.