$3499 for the R5 and $2199 or $2299 would fit the traditional entry prices for basically every other camera in the range (EOS R debuted at $2299, the a7Riv debuted at $3499, the 5DIV debuted at $3499, the Z6 and Z7 hit around those price points)
No. £3500 pre-tax would naively convert to about $4400 pre-tax, but the US price will almost certainly not be that high due to Other Economic Differences. Definitely not as low as $3500 either.
So that's 2799 eur for the R6? Even more than the EOS-R at introduction.
The R5/100-500mm combo will be £7098, even way above the £5,500-6000 I guestimated. I simply can't justify that when I am getting good results with my current gear. $3999 would be consistent with current US/UK prices for other gear.
You can add:I think R5 is a logical '5-series camera' with a similar market of user, with the mad asterisk of 8K.
But the R6 is a new animal to me. Any analogies that this is a 6-series camera (that even I asserted at first) seem out of place in light of these specs. It's not top-top pro everything, but it's a solid notch above the R for everything other than the megapickles.
Compared to the R (from a stills perspective alone):
Thumbwheel to all over that control barIBIS20 fpsThe 1DX3 sensor (reportedly)The R5's AF setup (which we presume will march right past the R's setup)Surely snappier eye AF in a next-gen product
So... yeah. That price seems right to me.
I am curious what the 5.6-7.1 focal length limits are vs the 100-400 4.5-5.6.I had a €7000 budget for R5+100-500, which would seem to be a bit optimistic. So I scrapped the 100-500 and ordered a 180mm macro yesterday, that leaves room to buy extra batteries, CFe cards and possibly a grip.
And it gives me a target for next years budget: the RF100-500 + 1.4x. Hopefully that ends gear purchases for the next decade or so.
If the R6 hit's around $2299 USD and the rumored video specs pan out, I'll grab the R6 and another Atomos Ninja V and still be $1000 or so under the R5... which will will be put towards the R1 in 2021
My money(no pun intended) is on ~$3499 US for the R5 and they will quickly roll into a back-order situation with the initial supply/allotment selling out in “pre-orders”, despite the current world situation.
Yeah but remember, Canon unleashes those beasts in time with the Olympics. Which are in Japan this time... and got pushed to 2021. And they just dropped the DX3 within the last 6 months. So I'm betting R1X announcement early next year with delivery around may/june 2021 just before the games start.R1 can't be that far off now, can it? A year or two ago, the only wildcards were how well/responsive the DPAF / EVF would be and how much data they could push, and both have been soundly spoken to between the liveview of the 1DX3 and these R5 specs. A truly top-drawer EVF performer hasn't surfaced yet, in fairness, but surely they've been working on that.
One would think all Canon has to do now is make a hard call on [high-res + 8K like the R5] or [low-res + ~6K like the 1DX3] and park it in a 1-series body. It's go time.
It's pretty logical that they are going to prioritise sensor speed (also helps with the AF processing) over pixel count. So a stacked sensor is a possibility (it can be more MP if the technology is there of course, but I don't think it is) It could go well beyond 20fps.One would think all Canon has to do now is make a hard call on [high-res + 8K like the R5] or [low-res + ~6K like the 1DX3] and park it in a 1-series body. It's go time.