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Canon EOS R5

Discussion in 'Photography & Video' started by EvilGenius, Jan 29, 2020.

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    EvilGenius

    EvilGenius Member

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    Mmm, I don't think it'll be that high, but you're probably not getting as much change as you'd like either. At 70c on the dollar we're looking at almost $3300 before any straya tax gets slapped on it.
     
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    AU RRP Prices:
    R5 $7099
    R6 $4749

    bit high on the R5, but the R6 is crazy high.
     
  3. holdennutta

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    Eye watering prices!

    I’d decided to buy an R5 when leaks started happening. Between then and now I’ve gotten into film photography. Glad I did! Much cheaper lol.

    R5 is a great looking camera though. Big step up for Canon.
     
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    some killer features and canon clearly getting pretty serious with the RF mount.
    I think this will sway a lot of the dslr 5D shooters towards the r6

    R5 is a bit tougher sell at the dollar figure, but im sure it will also be great
     
  5. one80

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    Wow - just looked at the prices for the R5/6...

    I haven't closely followed Canon's recent releases.
    Are the pre-orders typically charged at a premium?
     
  6. hippyhippy

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    Well.. they're not exactly entry level lol
     
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    Yeah at those prices I guess I'm sticking to EF mount for some time. Possibly grab an R/RP.

    I'm wondering whether a true 6D2 replacement will come by 2022 - it was 5yr between 6D and 6D2.
     
  8. Deftone2k

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    Pretty close to what I was expecting price wise from Canon.

    It's solid bit of kit so not unreasonable. Look at the similar lines it's competing against. Wish the R6 was around 24-25mp though.

    Good to see the mirror less options expand a bit more :D
     
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    No FF mirrorless with IBIS for under < $4500 is a serious problem IMO. Still gives no A7III equiv for example (price included).
     
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    Deftone2k In the Darkroom

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    Yeah? It's Canon they play to the beat of their own drum.The EOS R and the RP are there to cater to those more accessible product levels/pricing.

    The A73 (for what it is) has been under priced since launch and I would say is a bit of an anomaly. There is a very good reason I up and changed my whole kit a couple of years ago and have no regrets about leaving Canon when I did. Never looked back.. and keen to see what the next iterations from Sony are too.

    If you compare camera to camera the A73 there are a lot of similarities on paper but there are areas where the cost cutting was put into play to make it happen. I must say though as a ploy to take a good market share they sure had a bloody good head start on it :)
     
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    The local pricing on the R5/R6 is unfortunate compared to getting it shipped in, even counting for the possible import duties. It's not even a contest, saving nearly a couple thousand dollarydoos if I order an R5 body, with an EF control ring adapter, premium battery grip and a couple more spare new batteries with it.

    Like it still boggles the mind.
     
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    What is the overseas pricing after conversion and taxes?
     
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    $6,320 From the US including shipping and $450 in duties, compared to about $7,099 locally.
     
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    It's $6588 at digidirect. No real reason to buy a grey import.
     
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    Digidirect is local?
     
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    3 or 4 stores in Sydney, I assume other states too.

    Mrs is 4 months pregnant with our first, so no new Canon for me :(
     
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    I would still save a thousand bucks if I add in the rest of the accessories. That's at least 5 more batteries :rolleyes:

    I'll wait for the retail reviews, especially the low light performance. If it's green for me, then I would still lean towards importing it, unless there is a really nice bundle locally.
     
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    If you import, you're on your own when it comes to warranty. Kinda hard to beat 5 yr local canon warranty and our ACL. Especially for $200.. or 4% more.
     
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    Again, I'm looking to buy not just the body. If it were just the body, then yeah, the local retailer would get my business no problems.
     
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    Not to mention Canon actually look after their customers when it comes to warranty. I've read countless positive reviews in the Canon Collective group when dealing with any warranty (and out of warranty) repairs. Absolute no brainer to not buy grey import there.
     

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