It's always fun to look at the pricing of camera gear in various countries. Well, maybe it's not so much fun when you live in the countries where gear costs the most.
Nukeni has done up a price comparison of the Canon EOS R3 in 26 different countries, and there is quite a difference between the top and bottom.
We investigated prices across 166 countries, and published the prices from the 26 countries from which we retrieved prices. When taxes were not included in prices on the websites, we calculated the totals with tax, using the information on taxes in each country available on Avalara. The countries we added taxes to are the US and Canada. The US and Canada have different tax rates depending on where you make purchases, so we show two prices, one for the product purchased in the location with the lowest tax rate, and one for the product purchased in the location with the highest tax rate
The 5 lowest priced countries to purchase a Canon EOS R3 ($USD)
- China $5,775.21
- United States $5,999.00
- Malaysia $6,345.16
- Australia $6,456.12
- Switzerland $6,530.14
The 5 most expensive countries to purchase a Canon EOS R3 ($USD)
- United Kingdom $8,040.29
- Norway $7,902.66
- New Zealand $7,869.78
- Vietnam $7,867.61
- Ireland $7,731.62
You can check out the full list here. The site updates currency fluctuations daily, so this should always be pretty current.
It's much more about what the (local) market are willing to pay. Inside the EU, am I willing to accept the hazzle iof returns etc to save $570 on a $7500 item?
Canon price gouging in UK
But we have a choice.
Why pay extortionate prices to a UK retailer, and only get a one-year warranty, when you can order a body from Hong Kong, and get it legally for about 25% less, with a free full 3 year parts and labour local warranty, and delivered to your door within 4-5 working days?
I got my R5, complete with EF adaptor, for £3280, back in January, from Panamoz in Hong Kong. They now sell it for £3140, and they only advertise what they have in stock.
The current price (with adaptor) from UK retailers is £4299, and that’s just for the body and doesn’t include the adaptor!
Spoiler alert - Panamoz don’t currently have the R3 in stock, but check daily!
I have no connection with Panamoz other than as a very satisfied customer.
ha ha ha nothing is free
Neither price includes sales tax and I have no idea if Panamoz charges sales tax. In the US, sales tax can be avoided (but still paid) by purchasing through B&H and their PayBoo card.