Are camera CSC body costs rising, stable or falling?
* NEW * Table updated January 2023 to include the mirror-less R series!
To answer that question I took a look into the past. Checking in on the mid level CSC bodies from Canon since the introduction of the venerable 3.1 megapixel D30 way back in 2000. I grouped both DSLRs and mirrorless bodies under the CSC umbrella.
I created a table of a brief history of Canon DSLR & Mirrorless introduction dates and their pricing at the time of introduction.
Not including the top end 1D series and low end Rebel series.
Basically cut the top and bottom off, just looking at the middle so called prosumer level bodies.
The table lists the Canon body “Manufacturer Suggester Retail Prices” in the USA at time of their announcements.
Which surprisingly seems to have remained fairly stable over the years for each series of bodies.
If you factor in the ever rising inflation rate the actual cost of the bodies has in fact been slightly decreasing! Right along with the decreasing buying power of the mighty dollar as the years advance.
|Body||Month||Year||Suggested Price||Megapixels||Processor||Sensor Size|
|20D||August||2004||MSRP US$1,499||08.2mp||DIGIC ii||aps-c|
|30D||February||2006||MSRP US$1,399||08.2mp||DIGIC ii||aps-c|
|40D||August||2007||MSRP US$1,299||10.2mp||DIGIC iii||aps-c|
|50D||August||2008||MSRP US$1,399||15.2mp||DIGIC 4||aps-c|
|60D||August||2010||MSRP US$1,099||18.0mp||DIGIC 4||aps-c|
|70D||July||2013||MSRP US$1,199||20.2mp||DIGIC 5+||aps-c|
|80D||February||2016||MSRP US$1,199||24.2mp||DIGIC 6||aps-c|
|77D||February||2017||MSRP US$0,899||24.2mp||DIGIC 7||aps-c|
|90D (end of line for xxD)||August||2019||MSRP US$1,199||32.5mp||DIGIC 8||aps-c|
|7D||September||2009||MSRP US$1,699||18.0mp||dual DIGIC 4||aps-c|
|7D mk-ii (end of line for 7D series)||September||2014||MSRP US$1,799||20.2mp||dual DIGIC 6||aps-c|
|5D||August||2005||MSRP US$3,299||12.8mp||DIGIC ii||FF|
|5D mk-ii||September||2008||MSRP US$2,699||21.1mp||DIGIC 4||FF|
|5D mk-iii||March||2012||MSRP US$3,299||22.3mp||DIGIC 5+||FF|
|6D||September||2012||MSRP US$2,099||20.2mp||DIGIC 5+||FF|
|5DS||February||2015||MSRP US$3,699||50.6mp||dual DIGIC 6||FF|
|5DSr||February||2016||MSRP US$3,899||50.6mp||dual DIGIC 6||FF|
|5D mk-iv (end of line for 5D series)||August||2016||MSRP US$3,499||30.1mp||DIGIC 6+||FF|
|6D mk-ii (end of line for 6D series)||June||2017||MSRP US$1,999||26.2mp||DIGIC 7||FF|
|Mirror less R series |
All EF series discontinued
|R||October||2018||MSRP US$2,299||30.1mp||DIGIC 8||FF|
|RP||March||2019||MSRP US$1,299||26.2mp||DIGIC 8||FF|
|R5||July||2020||MSRP US$3,899||44.8mp||DIGIC X||FF|
|R6||July||2020||MSRP US$2,499||20.1mp||DIGIC X||FF|
|R3||November||2021||MSRP US$5,999||24.1mp||DIGIC X||FF|
|R5C||March||2022||MSRP US$4,799||44.8mp||DIGIC X||FF Cinema|
|R7||June||2022||MSRP US$1,499||32.5mp||DIGIC X||aps-c|
|R10||June||2022||MSRP US$0,799||24.2mp||DIGIC X||aps-c|
|R6-mkii||November||2022||MSRP US$2,499||24.2mp||DIGIC X||FF|
|R8 (rumor mill guess)||????||2023||MSRP US$?,???||??.?mp||DIGIC ?||aps-c|