On Sunday you will be able to buy a brand new Canon 1D C 4K DSLR for $7999 at Adorama. It is currently $12,000 and the price drop will be applied on the 1st February. I’m expecting others such as B&H in the US and CVP in the UK to follow suit as it’s an official Canon discount. This puts the internally recording 4K DSLR in line with the Sony FS7, also an internally recording 4K cinema camera.
Is this a sign of things to come? The 1D C is currently sold for $12,000 in the US, however Canon in Hong Kong have just lowered the list price, according to one Canon rep to “put it in-line with the Sony FS700”. Converted to US dollars the Hong Kong street price now works out at just $7000.
The headline features of this camera are a hinge behind the screen and WiFi.
It is really sad not to see something more exciting from Canon and Nikon to avert a dramatic year-on-year decline in DSLR sales.
UPDATE: The UK and European pricing has now been announced. The great news is the UK price is just £1299 (£1083 + VAT). That’s barely any different to other high end mirrorless cameras and cheaper than the Sony A7. I am amazed at such low pricing, and it seems Panasonic have not chosen to mark-up the camera for these regions like some other manufacturers despite greater demand for mirrorless here than in the US. The European price for the body only is €1499. The GH4 body and external unit bundle is £2499.99. That’s only £300 more than the Blackmagic Production …
Above: beautiful new film from Seb Farges shot with the SLR Magic Anamorphot on the Sony A7 and Olympus E-M5.
SLR Magic have officially announced the Anamorphot developed with feedback and technical assistance from EOSHD and the anamorphic community.