Original Canon C100 Now Just $4K as New Mark II Version Starts Shipping
The $5,500 Canon C100 Mark II is starting to ship in limited quantities, but you can get the original camera for as low as $4,000 new (and less used).
We've seen price drops on the C500, and now it looks like all of the cinema cameras from Canon are at their lowest prices since release. While there are multiple kits of the C100, the body only version seems like the best value against the Mark II (if you don't know the differences between the two versions, check out this post). The $4K C100 does not have any autofocus built-in, but it's a solid option if all you're looking for is a no-frills cinema camera to shoot 24p with XLR inputs, or maybe a second or third Canon cinema body.
The only thing that's slightly concerning is that all of these Canon deals state that they are non-returnable (but they should still have warranties from Canon). What non-returnable generally means is that B&H can't send them back to the company (Canon in this case). This doesn't necessarily have anything to do with newer versions, as other items have stated this in the past that have not been replaced.
For more on the C100 deals, check out the links below.