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Price of the Canon 5D Mark III Finally Drops to Where it Ought to Have Been At First Release

In light of the Nikon D800/Nikon D800E, the Canon 5D Mark III never had a reason to carry its premium (more expensive than the D800). So now at EOL (end of life) it finally is priced more realistically, which means it is still priced about $500 too high. When it debuted three years ago, it was a modest refresh of its predecessor. So it’s really 5-6 year old technology.

Gimme a DSLR with a 4 megapixel hot-shoe EVF and a rear retina LCD (like iPhone).

Both cameras are reviewed in DAP.

See the camera and lens bundle savings and lens and speedlite savings. But my prediction is that the 5D Mark III will drop to about $2000K by May or so, where it would then represent solid value relative to the new Canon 5DS R. Canon might even keep it in the lineup, since it would fit well at about $2K against the about $3899 Canon 5DS DSLR. Still, that’s a big gap and Canon might keep it in the lineup at the regular price of $2499, matching the current discount.

Canon drops prices on its DSLRs

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