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13th of January 2007 (Sat), 14:40
We keep hearing of a replacement for the 5D, and I see the rebates have been extended.
Anyone heard anything about how low the price on 5D is expected to go and when.
Would love to have one, but still just too high
15th of January 2007 (Mon), 14:41
It would be very difficult to answer that question... kind of like making assumptions and drawing conclusions when you don't have all the facts.
However... with that said... If you look at the general depreciation rate of earlier models and couple that with the popularity of the 5D itself, I think you are going to see a VERY slow trend on the price dropping for this particular camera.
For example, if you go to ebay and look at the prices for used Canon 10D and 20Ds, you'll see the prices have remained more or less constant for quite some time (ie, years). And those are prosumer grade cameras whereas the 5D is geared more towards professionals. If a new camera is released in February or March (and I think it might), then I think you will see a price drop of a few hundred dollars, but that is about it.
If money is your primary point of consideration, then I would wait until the upcoming PMA. If a replacement is released, you will see a small price drop almost immediately.
15th of January 2007 (Mon), 14:43
it can be had for around 2200 after double rebate and a decent price to start with. Thats over $1k off the MSRP. Even if its discountinued this spring, which I highly highly doubt, the price isn't going to go any lower.
15th of January 2007 (Mon), 15:28
One thing... if you do decide to order the camera, be sure you check reviews of the store. There are a lot of companies out there who offer unreasonably low prices and when they get you on the phone, start selling required "upgrades" for batteries, cards, etc.
I agree with Corey.. whether the camera is replaced or not in March... the price is going to stay around $2200-$2500 for quite some time. I just checked on Amazon and the lowest price for a used one was $2300. On Ebay, the new prices averaged around $2700.
15th of January 2007 (Mon), 15:31
The Dell deal was sweet if you could have got that. $1800 net is my understanding :)
15th of January 2007 (Mon), 16:05
Here is an example of one of the scam shops... Best Price Cameras.com
They are offering the 5D for $1600...
But check out the user feedback...
15th of January 2007 (Mon), 16:09
I think you had to be a Dell member to get that deal.... not sure though.
I actually qualify for those :-)
Not that it did me any good... I'm waiting on PMA for the next gen of the 1 series. Just crossing my fingers. I may end up getting a 5d next gen if the features make it worthwhile. Most of the people I know who have one are thrilled with it (except for a few who have had dust issues.)
16th of January 2007 (Tue), 05:10
wait till March, if a new version doesn't come out - don't wait till 2008 - get the best deal you can and buy it - the 5D is a great camera.
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