Hard to say, as the 6D will remain current, while the 5D2 will be an older model. Magic Lantern users + Pros who want the superior build will choose the 5D2, people wanting a newer camera will go for the 6D. Not sure what to tell, it depends if these deals continue or not, or if Canon decides to keep the price firm after the end of Jan.
Why would I buy his camera for $1600, I can jump on the kit, sell the lens for $750, take my amazon/bh credit, and i'm at $1650 for a new one w/warranty.
You're "assuming" again. Not everyone can sell the lens for$750. The craigslist here in Atlanta is flooded with these kit lenses. One more thing, not everyone on craigslist is on SD, same for eBay. I bet if I throw my 6d body only for $1600 on craigslist, my phone will be on "fire"....
I have both the 5d Mark ii and 6D in hand and I am debating which one to sell for $1600 on craigslist. Let's say money is not an issue and both would be sold at the same price (matter in fact I just sold one today for $1600 on craigslist from the FRYS deal last week bought a few from that deal)
So let's say you have both the 5dmkii and 6d and need to sell one both at the same price. Which one would you keep?
5dmkii is a 4 year old cam...but it's discontinued so the value might be higher...the 6D, the prices keeps dropping which scares me. I don't want it to be worth $1300 6 months from now and the 5d mark ii is still strong at $1600 cause of it's discontinuation.
I'm more into value/depreciation over IQ person since I buy and sell a lot. Every time I sell a camera it's sold higher than what I originally paid for it and I can keep upgrading without paying a penny for depreciation.
if i had a choice between a 5d2 and 6d for the same price, i'd go for 6d hands down
5d2's prices are already down. if i could sell my 5d2 for 1600 i would, and get a 6d for 1600
I got it last time there was a deal have since used it for the U20 hockey world championships in serbia with a non hockey lens (100mm macro) and I really cant complain. The AF kept up, some had completely missed focus but its hockey... I am definitely impressed with this one. Coming from a 5d classic its insane how much you can push the settings and still get results
Sell the 6D for $1600 and keep the 5D2. Someone will love you for such sweet deal on a 6D. And only God know how long, but you will make a "fortune" on the 5D2 as a discontinue antique piece of dated camera .
Omg I have had so much laughing in one day already.
Going for $1800 street price, I already sold 2 from the buydig deal. I mean I could either keep the 6D for $1500 out of pocket or sell it and make $300 and keep the 5D Mark II....can't decide...
It came out at $2099. And if there's a 7D Mk II coming soon they're not going to be selling for more than a full frame. Plus factor in the rumored 70D. Wouldn't make any sense to tier them that way.
And don't forget $70 in fees if selling in eBay. Or 100 offers for used speakers and possibly getting stabbed on Craigslist.
Yeah, I agree with the Craigslist / eBay part, not to mention the scam artists. Especially on a $750+ item.
I don't know how they're going to position it, since the 7D2 will have to bring *something* to the party. There's no way Canon will release it with the same 18MP sensor (well they might, but that would suck). Assuming they release it with something comparable to the Sony sensors, then I can see it selling for $2k for sports/bird shooters. They'd want the reach of a crop anyway, and the higher FPS, better AF, weather-sealing etc. would be necessary for them, since the next step up would be the 5D3. There's always that nagging rumor that Canon might bring back APS-H but I doubt it. I guess we'll see when the 7D2 comes out. They could price it exactly the same at the 6D, where with the 6D you get a decent studio camera, and with the 7D you get a sports camera but sacrifice the sensor.
Using the same percentage, it would put the 6D body at $1800 after a year.
5D Mk II was $2699 upon release in September 2008. It didn't drop below $2300 until 4 years later (when the 6D showed up to replace that price point).
They inflate prices on the early adopters then they settle until the successor is released. It's always been that way.
It also depends on what Nikon's released at the same time. 5D MKII held its price since D700 wasn't as well received. At its price point, there was no reason to choose anything other than the 5D2, until you spent much much more. The 60D took a price hit since the D7000 was arguably better in that class. This time around, the D800 was released at $3k MSRP with only a recent price drop to $2800, with the D800 changing the game for landscape and medium format shooters who can now get an amazing camera for around $3k. The 5D3 was already in trouble coming out the door at $3500, so they had no choice but to cut prices quickly. In fact aftermarket/street prices on the 5D3 were better BEFORE the 6D was released. Same story with the D600, it's arguably better than the 6D (if you don't mind spots), with the D600 holding steady (except for the 2 week promo by Nikon) and the 6D getting cut to $1900 already.
IMO Canon prices will drop faster in this round since Nikon's offerings are competitive. If Canon finally brings out a new family of sensors based on better production technology, then they may dominate the next round, and their prices will hold firm while Nikon is forced to drop theirs.
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