BAM! Canon Drops Prices on 5D Mk III, 6D – Plus Add’l Instant $300 Savings

by Hugh Brownstone9 Comments

It's always nice when Canon drops prices.  The price for the Canon EOS 5D Mark III body drops $300 from $3,099 to $2,799; for a limited time, you can take off another $300, bringing it down to $2,499. And that’s not all…

If you’ve been waiting for the right time to pick up a Canon EOS 5D Mark III
or Canon EOS 6D, this is probably it – today the 5D Mark III is $600 less than it was a week ago, while the 6D is $400 less.

Canon Drops Prices on Lens Kits, Too

Care for some fries – I mean, L glass or Canon’s new full frame STM lens — with that, and you may be in luck again.

The Canon EOS 5D Mark III with Canon 24-105mm f/4L IS USM AF Lens is selling for $600 less than it was last week, too, for $3,099 (including a limited time $300 instant savings).

Same deal with the Canon EOS 5D Mark III with Canon EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM Lens:  $600 less than last week (again including a limited time $300 instant savings) – $3,249.

You can combine the 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 STM Lens (pretty interesting as Canon’s first full-frame STM offering) on the Canon EOS 6D for $400 less  ($100 price drop plus that instant $300 savings) – $1,799.

And if you want to trade off the STM for a wider constant aperture and the “L” appellation, try the Canon EOS 6D with the 24-105mm f/4L ($100 price drop plus that limited time, $300 instant savings) – $1,999.

These are very aggressive prices, but those instant rebates are “for a limited time,” and I have no idea how limited that time is.

Happy hunting. [bctt tweet =”BAM! Canon Drops Prices”]


Canon Drops Prices

Canon Drops Prices

Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR Camera Kit with Canon 24-105mm

Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR Camera Kit with Canon EF 24-70mm



Canon Price Drops

Canon EOS 6D DSLR Camera with 24-105mm f3.5-5.6 STM Lens

Canon EOS 6D DSLR Camera with 24-105mm f4L Lens

(cover photo credit: snap from B&H)


  1. Some is wrong with your math Mr. Brownstone; that’s a $201 reduction in price on the 5dMK3.

  2. Charles O Slavens How, Charles? $3,099 – $2,499 = $600, no?  Are you working from different numbers? $300 price drop (permanent) + $300 instant savings = $600.  Still.

  3. HughBrownstone Charles O Slavens It’s true…  my eyes are deceiving me. However, that’s because the original price has a “strikethrough” which makes the two 9s look like zeros.

  4. Charles O Slavens HughBrownstone No worries – I can relate!  I’ve reached the age where progressive lenses drive me crazy — but at least I can change font sizes on the fly.

  5. HughBrownstone Charles O Slavens This may be slightly off topic; but…. ya know Hugh, Canon has made their commitment
    to the DSLR industry… that is if you believe the latest rumors.
    Altho stills are my first love, before retirement I made my
    living as a filmmaker… corporate-type “films”, then video.
    Canon is never going to issue a product with features that
    would cut into their lucrative video camera market. So if we
    want to make movies on the cheap we’re just going to have
    to put up with the work-arounds that ya gotta use if ya
    wanna shoot video with a still camera. I’ve stopped

  6. Charles O Slavens HughBrownstone I think you’re right, Charles!

  7. Charles O Slavens HughBrownstone My response was to give up on the workarounds and go Panasonic. Everyone I know is jumping ship for video. Canon is protecting it’s DSLR market just like DEC tried with its computers against the PC. By the time they realised it was the wrong strategy, their customers had moved on

  8. Excellent comparison. I remember seeing DEC’s legendary founder Ken Olsen sneer at PC’s. Bad idea.

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