It's dropping, but more interesting to me is that Canon's not dumping off the majority of their traditional DSLR's or EF lenses. As an example, did anyone else notice that the refurbished 6D is more expensive than the refurbished 6D mark ii?
Did Canon paint themselves into a corner this year? They drop the price on the R, but the R glass is expensive (most of it). They don't really have any stellar sales on EF lenses, but could people be holding out to see what the R/RF system pans out? Why invest in a dead EF system if you are willing to by the R camera? I don't buy the compatibility theory. If you by an R, you are going to want RF lenses, but they are freaking expensive today - in the future that may be different.
Maybe I'm seeing things that don't exist because I already own what's on sale this year....
It is a transition period. Marketing and other factors come into play. Just think if Canon introduced a pro RF mount camera right off the bat. No L lenses available and then listen to the screams. Nikon went the pro cameras and lack any pro lenses by comparison. That is likely why they are struggling to the point of giving the cheap Z50 away just to get users and keep the doors open on the production lines.
These are tough times for all real cameras to compete with cell phones. How does one compete with them? I am glad I am not tasked with accomplishing this task as it looks to be uphill all the way.