# Place your bets! What do you think the R3 will cost?

#### FrenchFry

##### Wildlife enthusiast!
"Squarely between" the R5 (\$3899) and the 1DXiii (\$6499) would be \$5199, as a point of reference.
Sony's A9ii is \$4499, and the grip is now discounted to \$349 (was \$399). Price at launch was \$4898.

#### Eersel

##### EOS M50
If this camera is going to sell well it does need to be less than the Sony Alpha 1.
So here in Canada it’s going to need to be \$7999 or less

#### FrenchFry

##### Wildlife enthusiast!
Here's some guesswork based on the latest Nokishita leaks:

The Nokishita tweet states that VAT of about 20% is included in the price 6099 euro price.
I think France and Austria both have VAT of 20%, and their R5 price is 4500 euros. Since the USD price is \$3900, you can divide the 4500 euro number by 1.154 to get the number in dollars for the R5.

If the number stayed exactly the same (1.154) we would get a pre-tax price of \$5286.

Now, taking a look at the more recent prices leaked, to see if 1.154 is consistent...

For the 16mm lens, 350 Euros (european leaked price with 20% VAT) divided by 1.167 is \$300 (USA leaked price). (Using 1.167 would give a projected R3 price of \$5228)
For the 100-400mm lens, 750 Euros (european leaked price with 20% VAT) divided by 1.153 is \$650 (USA leaked price). (Using 1.1583 would give a projected R3 price of \$5285)

So, assuming the Nokishita leaked price is correct (their tweet says that the pricing is not final and still being edited), and assuming 20% VAT (again per Nokishita), and also assuming that the Euro to USD conversion factor used by Canon stays consistent with the factor used for the R5, 16mm, and 100-400mm, then we would see a pre-tax price in the range \$5228-5286, which can be generalized to \$5200-\$5300.

This is a lot of assumptions.

Side note: \$5200 would be "squarely between" the launch prices of the R5 and 1DXiii.

#### FrenchFry

##### Wildlife enthusiast!
Hoping this gets revised downwards... \$5999