You can now preorder the two new cameras and two new lenses from Canon. All of the goodies are scheduled to ship sometime in the spring of 2023.
Canon EOS R50 Preorder Options
- Canon EOS R50 Body (Black) $679.00 / £789.00 / €829.00
- Canon EOS R50 Body (White) $679.00 / £789.00 / €829.00
- Canon EOS R50 w/ RF-S 18-45mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM $799.00 / £899.00 / €949.00
- Canon EOS R50 w/RF-S 18-45mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM & RF-S 55-210 f/5-7.1 IS STM $1029.00 / £1099.00 /€1149.00
Canon EOS R8 Preorder Options
- Canon EOS R8 Body $1499.00 / £1699.00 / €1799.00
- Canon EOS R8 w/ RF 24-50mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM $1699.00 / £1899.00 / €1999.00
New Canon Lens Preorder Options
- Canon RF 24-50mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM $299.00 / £379.00 / €399.00
- Canon RF-S 55-210mm f/5-7.1 IS STM $349.00 / £429.00 / €449.00
I preordered the R8 early this morning, still waffling about keeping the preorder but it looks like I've got plenty of time to decide. I need to think about how much I'll miss IBIS for indoor architecture in places where a tripod is forbidden.
(In the USA, many places have a states sales tax that's added on to the price at the time of purchase.)
This would be great news for me, as I have a trip to Taiwan set for April and would love to have R50 as a light travel cam.
Even with the 20% tax it should be same as the $ price.
But I think that in an instance where the saving was only £100, I'd buy through an approved UK Canon retailer such as Park Cameras or WEX. It just makes it easier if you have any problems (e.g. dead on arrival), to tackle the company personally, rather than by email.
AUD1300 R50 +18-45mm
AUD1700 R50 + RF 18-45mm & 55-210mm
AUD550 RF 24-50mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM
AUD600 RF-S 55-210mm F5.7-7.1 IS STM
For the first one, the shipping charge ends up being ~AUD50 ( exchange rate AUD1:USD0.7 and 10% GST) so pretty much in line with US pricing. We should also get 5 years warranty. Pre-orders normally get a goodie bundle thrown in. For my R5 it was a strap and battery and tiny SD card
It's just insane the price difference between grey market R5 vs approved retailer price: £2645 vs £4299! o_O
edit: AUD2799 at Digidirect (which is usually pretty competitive). AUD3199 in a kit with the RF24-50.