Introducing the Canon 400000000D In: Cameras Posted March 2, 2018 3 hours ago, Don Kotlos said: ouch https://www.imaging-resource.com/news/2018/03/02/the-new-low-cost-canon-camera-you-might-have-missed-has-missed-the-mark From your link... Quote There's nothing wrong with a "my first camera" type of DSLR. Dedicated cameras, even as smartphones continue to get better, can still do things that your phone cannot. Canon should consider cameras like the 4000D as an opportunity to fill classrooms with affordable and capable cameras that can act as an entry point for young artists and storytellers. The 4000D should cost even less and it should be in the hands of young people in countries where a $500 camera is a luxury that simply cannot be afforded. I would love to see a cheap, easy-to-fix and easy-to-replace camera be at the center of a larger and broader movement toward giving voices to people who have long gone unheard. There are so many stories out there which deserve to be told and making versatile cameras more accessible is a step toward that end. Makes sense to me. I really don't see the problem. DP Review says it is the lowest launch price they have ever seen for a DSLR. The actually retail price a few months out during Black Friday will be even lower. As Mattais indicated buying cameras for full price at launch is a personal choice. I wait for the inevitable price drop. I'm sure I could get a better deal on my groceries. I see stories all the time of people getting $100 worth of stuff from the grocery store for $5. They clip coupons and stack them and find out what is on special, etc, etc. They probably look at you and me like idiots. For some people they get great deals on cameras. For me it is clothes. Some other people it is groceries. There are not enough hours in the day for everyone to be good at all three. Funny story. I remember when the BMPCC came out at $999. I said that was too high for my purposes. I could list for you all the people in this thread who jumped down my throat and said I didn't know what I was talking about. Well I was very happy to pick up the BMPCC for $499 simply by just waiting patiently. I could sit here all day analyzing $150K sports cars and $5 shirts from Walmart. But you know what? It would be a complete waste of time because I am not the target market for that stuff and I don't know a thing about it nor do I know a thing about the lives of people who buy that stuff. It is totally okay to say, "I don't know," and just move on. We don't have to comment on everything. Otherwise there would be a section of the forum dedicated to point and shoots.