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Old Aug 21, 2009, 4:31 PM   #1
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I'm posting this here because I've seen no discussion on Steve's site about this yet. There are rumors about something allegedly called the 7D... a "budget" full-frame DSLR from Canon that would reportedly list well below $2000. There's a summary of the various links in this rumor chain at 1001 Noisy Cameras:

http://www.1001noisycameras.com/2009...-new-news.html

Now, I'm not saying I necessarily believe this... but it certainly should make for fun reading and speculation for Canon fans. Enjoy!
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Old Aug 27, 2009, 10:27 PM   #2
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I believe it, Sony just announced their budget FF @ 2K

http://www.dcviews.com/press/sony-a850.htm

I had mentioned this myself in another thread that were going to beak the 2K barrier soon. Discoed Full Frames were indeed selling at around this price point. My friends here did not agree. There really has been a huge divide for too long. I assume were talking about something like a 50D but full frame not like a Super Pro Mark anything.

The only bad thing is people are going to have to start really thinking when they buy Cropped lenses. In the past is like well if you can afford a 3k to 5K body you can afford some new lenses if you have been buying cropped. As the price edges down people will have to weigh those purchases more carefully. For me I will have to wait at least a couple more years for them to hit 1K barrier

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Old Aug 30, 2009, 12:26 PM   #3
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I believe it, Sony just announced their budget FF @ 2K
IMO this camera should really be retailed around $1,699-1,799 after the initial rush...
-> Right now you can get the A900 packaged with the CZ 24-70 f.2.8 for only $500 more after the $300 rebate from Adorama/BHPhoto - Not much incentive really for a similar A850 package with lower frame rate or lesser viewfinder
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Actually, it looks like B&H and Adorama are both sold out of the A900 right now (as are most dealers). ;-)

You can still find them though (for example, sonystyle.com has them in stock and offers the same $300 off deal for the A900 + 24-70mm f/2.8).
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The UK street price for the A900 is around 1650.

The first batch of A850s are being put up for sale at 1950. I can only guess that they won't be selling very many of them.

I expect that their street price will need to drop to around 1300-1400 before anyone is tempted to buy one.
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I'm not familiar with U.K. vendors, but it looks like Amazon.co.uk has the A900 at 1,839.93 right now. They're taking pre-orders for the A850 at 1,947.75.

That's pretty odd (higher prices for a model that's being introduced at a lower price compared to the A900 here in the U.S.).

I'm wondering if that's just price gouging by the distributors and dealers (since a new model will often receive more interest). I can't find any prices on sonystyle.co.uk for the A850 yet. The Sony site there makes you pick a Sony store to see prices and the ones I've selected so far don't shown one for the A850 yet.

Here in the U.S., you can order directly from sonystyle.com if you want to with no store involvement. You tend to end up paying a bit more that way though (sales tax, etc.), depending on your location.
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Everyday we see more and more info about a new FF Canon DSLR. Canon is supposed to announce this coming week.

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High prices on new models is pretty standard even for low end stuff. Being the first kid on the block is usually more expensive.
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How TRUE that is!

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Old Aug 31, 2009, 1:54 AM   #10
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Jim,

From Jacobs (fairly big high-street camera chain).

A850 pre-orders 1900

http://www.jacobsdigital.co.uk/index...840&submit=+Go+

A900 current price 1650

http://www.jacobsdigital.co.uk/index...amp=1251701583
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