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Canon EOS 40D price announced

Duncan_E 11 201 3 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2007 2:17PM
It's 899 for the body only - that's direct from the horses mouth at the Canon press conference.

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p3asa 12 676 Scotland
20 Aug 2007 2:21PM
Excellent that's my Christmas to myself sorted ;o)

Anyone know with past experience of other releases, how long it takes before the price starts to drop or cashbacks start to appear?

strawman 14 22.1k 16 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2007 2:28PM
OK I guess, 800 by Feb 2008, and Cash back mid 2009?

Apart from the 1st 3 months, no one sells them at retail price on the web.
Coleslaw 12 13.4k 28 Wales
20 Aug 2007 2:31PM
899? A bit expensive...:-(
KatieR 14 6.2k 6
20 Aug 2007 2:32PM
pretty much the same as the 30D, or more?

I can't remember how much mine cost! (thank goodness!)
strawman 14 22.1k 16 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2007 2:35PM
I would expect it to drop to @ 50 more than a D200.
GPTek 11 454 1 England
20 Aug 2007 5:57PM
Dear Father Christmas
I promise to be good and could I have ......

Oh and if it's not too much bother could you also have a look for one of those funny grey lenses too.


strawman 14 22.1k 16 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2007 6:03PM

Quote:899? A bit expensive...:-(

Well compared to tthe D200 RRP of 1,099 its a bargin. I would expect the two to drift together in price once the rush dies down. (I mean the D200 goes for just over 800 now.) Canon used to start at about 1,100 if I remember correctly for this type of camera. Mind you 550 for a 30D ......
miptog 12 3.6k 61 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2007 6:31PM
My penny worth:

The Nikon D200 is a semi-pro camera. The 40D is being lauched to take part of the market sector. Those with Nikon glass are unlikely to upgrade. Its probabaly targeting Canon 10D, 20D, 350D, and 400D users.

Its also good news that Camera Body prices continue to fall.

strawman 14 22.1k 16 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2007 6:46PM
The 30D and D200 are in the same market segment, this is just an update to the 30D. Logicaly it is targeting at Canon users and those who do not have a stash of Nikon etc lenses. Existing Nikon users should just get a Nikon or Fuji
stuwhitt 13 1.4k United Kingdom
20 Aug 2007 7:04PM

The Nikon D200 is a semi-pro camera. The 40D is being lauched to take part of the market sector

Considering the pro/semi pro nature of the 40D's predecessors ie D30/60/10D/20/30 I would say it was the other way around Wink
899 seems a bargain to me considering the 10D weighed in at around 1500, the 20D 1200 and if I remember correctly the 30D started life with a list price of 1100
ahollowa 14 1.1k England
20 Aug 2007 7:16PM
The D30 started life at over 2 grand. Mind you it was the first digital SLR much under 5 grand IIRC so a bargan ib its day. I could let you have mine cheep at 1500 if you like!!!

what do you mean NO


miptog 12 3.6k 61 United Kingdom
21 Aug 2007 11:25PM
For those interested: 40D video here
Bellie 11 507
22 Aug 2007 11:09AM
Looks like a monster, but now its a reality its onto the rumour mill for the 450D - 500D Wink , taking in many of the features of the 40D such as live view, better processing etc. But probably not the 3" screen if they are going to keep the body smaller than the 40D

Building on the success of the 400D and at a pricepoint lower than the large 40D brick, it would be a winner.
whipspeed 13 4.2k 22 United Kingdom
22 Aug 2007 11:25AM
Size & weight look good to me, not brick like at all! Smile. Think it's around the same size as my 20D which feels just right in the hand. I've tried out a friends 400D & it felt too small & fiddly for me.

Think it might be my Christmas pressie to myself this year & then I'll sell the 20D.

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