The Canon 6D Mark II, a DSLR camera rumored to replace the 6D, will allegedly become a higher-end model with improved features when compared to the previous generation as well as a higher price tag.
Canon and Nikon have both announced low-end full frame DSLRs as part of the Photokina 2012 event. The 6D and D600, respectively, have promised to bring the image quality of full frame sensors to the masses.
Although Nikon has substituted the D600 with the D610, you cannot consider the new device a “true” replacement. The original model has had some major issues and the D610 has been just a way to make some amends to the users.
This means that we could see new shooters launched in the near future. For the time being, the rumor mill is mostly focused on the Canon EOS 6D Mark II, while it is still unclear whether a D620 is coming or not.
On the other hand, according to some sources, the EOS 6D successor will be moved up the ranks, meaning that it will be better specced and will be more expensive than its predecessor.
Canon EOS 6D Mark II to have better features and to be pricier than its precursor
A report is stating that Canon is not happy about EOS 6D sales, so the company must change its approach when it comes to the camera’s replacement.
The manufacturer has determined that it would be better to improve the 6D Mark II and to slap a higher asking price on the shooter.
This does not mean that a lower-end and cheaper full frame EOS DSLR is in the works. As stated above, it simply means that the 6D successor will have a more complete specs list and will not be as cheap as its forerunner.
Previously, it has been reported that the Canon EOS 6D Mark II will come packed with Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology and a tilting display, but we should expect many other improvements, considering the latest rumors.
Canon will most likely move the 5D Mark IV up the ranks, too
Amazon is selling the EOS 6D for about $1,700 following a $200 post-purchase rebate. Initially, the DSLR has been priced at about $2,100. If the 6D Mark II gets moved up ranks, then this could mean that the Canon 5D Mark IV will follow the same path.
In order to maintain a clear distance between the two series, the 5D Mark IV will have to be about $1,500 more expensive than its sibling. This is why photographers should not be surprised if the 5D Mark III successor will get very near to the $4,000 milestone at launch.
There are too many “ifs” at this moment, so take this rumor with a large grain of salt. There is still a long time until the Canon EOS 6D Mark II become official therefore it would be unwise to draw any conclusions for now. However, stay tuned for more details!