Major Canon 1D C Price Drop Coming?

Canon 1D C

Canon Hong Kong appears to have dropped the price of the Canon EOS 1D C by a about $8,000 HKD from $61,999 HKD to $54,000 HKD, which is equivalent to roughly $7,000 USD. These reports come from local Canon dealers who are supposedly legitimately selling the camera at the new retail price. There has been no corresponding drop in the US – yet. [Read more…]

Nikon Coolpix A Gets a Big Price Drop

Nikon Coolpix A

Nikon’s compact DX-format camera, the Coolpix A, finally got a much needed price drop from north of $1000 down to $699.

The Coolpix A was an impressive little camera from the start – with its 18.5mm f/2.8 lens (28mm equivalent) and a 16.2MP APS-C sensor. The price was just eye-rolling high at $1100. At $699, I can definitely see this camera getting a lot more action. Check it out here at B&H Photo.

Sony RX10 Gets $300 Price Drop Thanks to Pressure from Panasonic FZ1000

Sony RX10-2

Shortly after Panasonic announced its new 4K-capable FZ1000, Sony dropped the price of its Cyber-shot RX10 to $998. Recall that when the RX10 was initially announced it cost $1300.

The Sony RX10 and FZ1000 are both a new breed of hybrid/bridge cameras with large, one-inch sensors and fast, super-telephoto zoom lenses. Panasonic introduced the FZ1000 for just $899 and offers most of the features of the RX10. It also one-ups the RX10 by offering 4K video recording.

It makes sense then that Sony drops the RX10 price in order to stay competitive with the new FZ100. You can find the reduced Sony Cyber-shot RX10 here at B&H Photo.