The Canon 5D is currently $2,200 at B&H. Are the new "5D Class" cameras going to be in that price range?
The answer is, I don't know. It would be interesting if we could get the real inside skinny on pricing; I suspect it's far more of a "black art" than people realize...
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[Disclaimer: I have never worked for a camera company and I don't have insider contacts, so I don't really know how cameras are priced. The article that follows the link is nothing but a pastiche of supposition, reason, off-the-record and off-the-cuff intelligence from industry folks, and some basic economics. Please take it in that spirit, and not as an authoritative "last-word on the subject" type of thing. Gracias!]
Featured Comment by mcananeya: "I managed to dig up the Thom Hogan posts on this subject. Start here and then follow his comments in the rest of the thread. Thom isn't the Wizard of Oz with a crystal ball, so his word isn't gospel, but a lot of what he has to say makes sense (to me at least)."