Ah-keong wrote in post #18830625
Arrgh, I am saving up for this...
Would the "1DX Mark III" be coming 1Q 2020 ?
My opinion is that when the 1D X Mk III has been selling for a couple of months, the 1D X Mk II will be seriously reduced in price at authorized dealers, and that there will be many months supply of the newly-discontinued model.
I do not have an exact recall on the availability of the 1D X when the 1D X Mk II was out, but I feel that it was still available for sale as new-in-the-box, from B&H Photo for possibly a year.
I think that Canon builds lots of these to service professionals and agencies, and that they maintain deep inventory levels of the 1 Series cameras.
I also feel that there will be a significant price drop on 1D X Mk II's that are in-stock, when the Mk III is selling.
I bought a new 1D X from B&H in September of 2015, for $4,600 USD.
This was a $1,800 discount from the $6,400 price at its launch.
At that time, the Mk II was not even announced, but it was anticipated shortly.
The $4,600 was also "only" $1,100 more than what I paid for a 5D Mk III at its launch.
In my mind at the time, I saw this as a great value.
I think that first you will see more and more "bundles" of stuff included with whatever 1 Series body that is being phased out, then the bundles will get smaller, and the selling price drops even more.
I still have and used the 1D X and I also have a 1D X Mk II.
The 1D X is still a very capable camera and I have taken many decent images with it.
I assume that the same will be true when the Mk II is no longer the new kid on the block.
I would suggest Ah-keong, to not become overly concerned about the availability of the eventually discontinued 1D X Mk II's, and also to anticipate not needing to save as much as possibly planned.