October 4, 2015 at 1:12AM, Edited October 4, 1:25AM

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What the heck? Canon INCREASES Price of C100

So I was just looking at B&H and noticed the price of the C100 went from around $2,999 to $3,999! I had to double check to make sure I wasn't remembering the price wrong - After all, why would they INCREASE the price as more competition comes out from Sony and Blackmagic? Sure enough, the price has indeed increased by $1000. What is going on?! The prices are reflected at Adorama.com too, so its has to be coming from Canon.

Keep in mind that this increase is for the original C100 WITHOUT the dual pixel upgrade. If you want the upgrade (which you probably do) the cost is $4,499.00 for the original C100 MARK I. ??? Maybe they think this will encourage people looking at the C100 to go ahead with the mark II. All I can say is it makes me more likely to go with the better spec'd, competitively priced Sony cams.

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Yikes..that's crazy. Nice detective work. I'm in the midst of reinvesting in a new camera system. While I'd love to go with a C100 MK II (or better yet, a C300 MK II), the prices are just outrageous compared to the Sony FS7. I keep reading about Canon "color science", but with such high prices, I don't care how good the color science is. Sony is offering better options at more competitive prices. Seems like an obvious choice.

October 4, 2015 at 9:36AM

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Gabe Reuben
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All that happened was the rebate expired on Sept 30. Canon has already re-upped the rebate here http://cinemaeos.usa.canon.com/promotions/#c100

BH and adorama probably just haven't updated their websites yet.

October 4, 2015 at 1:53PM, Edited October 4, 1:53PM

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As great as I've heard Canon is, the lesson here is go Sony. The FS7 is absolutely the smartest buy in its price range.

October 5, 2015 at 9:26PM, Edited October 5, 9:26PM

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Charles Duoto
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Compare the EOS C100 Mk II (1920x1080p, 59.94/50/29.97/25/23.98, Dual Pixel CMOS, AVCHD + MP4 Recording, EF mount) to the EOS M5 (1920x1080p, 59.94/29.97/23.98, Dual Pixel CMOS, MPEG-4 AVC / H.264 Recording, EF, EF-S, EF-M, and PL mount, five axis in-body stabilization). Even after you tack on a Sound Devices MixPre-D (or Zoom H5 if you're cheap) to overcome the M5's shitty audio interface the M5 still kicks ass for $$$ less.

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