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Old September 4th, 2010, 03:14 PM   #1
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XF300 and XF305 instant discounts now at B&H

I was just on B&H and they are offering $300 off the XF300 through 9/30/2010.

They are also offering $500 off the XF305 through 9/30/2010.

Let the price drops begin! ... which is good for me because I haven't bought one yet!
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Old September 5th, 2010, 07:07 PM   #2
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Thanks for the info Kyle!

That $300 discount should go toward a Hoodman CF card; or a Manfrotto 504HDV tripod; or a mattebox; maybe a Porta Brace case...Hhmm. Maybe Canon should've given us a $1,000 discount intsead :)
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Old October 3rd, 2010, 10:43 AM   #3
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Was just surfing on B&H ans noticed that they now have new prices on the XF300/305.

$6,595 and $7,595.
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Old October 3rd, 2010, 11:06 AM   #4
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So, just out of interest, are those up or down from what they had before? - hopefully the latter!
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Old October 3rd, 2010, 11:16 AM   #5
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I actually think they are about $100 more than they were last month with the rebates that were offered...
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Old October 3rd, 2010, 11:19 AM   #6
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Hi Andy,

Like Kyle said, they're definitely up from before.

I just put the order in last week as I wasn't sure if Canon was going to continue with the discount. And B and H confirmed that they were not. Really, the hardest part was convincing the wife that it was a good deal :)

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Old October 3rd, 2010, 12:31 PM   #7
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They're about $200 and $400 cheaper respectively than when they were first released. This does not include the discount price.
I wonder how these cameras are moving?
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Old October 4th, 2010, 09:46 AM   #8
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I know for sure that B and H will be shipping at least one XF300 :)
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Old October 4th, 2010, 11:23 AM   #9
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Canon is continuing this promo at least to the end of this month (October)

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Old October 4th, 2010, 12:15 PM   #10
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I wonder how sales are going for them? My EX1 is in the shop... if it's deemed 'totaled' I'm debating whether to use the insurance money to buy a new EX1r or get this Canon? I love my EX1 so much though. Applying it to a Scarlet or Epic doesn't appear to be an option yet.
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Old October 4th, 2010, 12:51 PM   #11
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The only reason they would lower the price is because the product isn't selling as well as expected against the competition and they want to sell more.
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Old October 4th, 2010, 03:09 PM   #12
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Wrong......these cameras are still in very short supply until later this month....This is a Canon promo that the pro dealers can take advantage of... or not.

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Old October 4th, 2010, 04:37 PM   #13
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They're about $200 and $400 cheaper respectively than when they were first released. This does not include the discount price.
I wonder how these cameras are moving?
FWIW from the BH website.

Canon XF300 Professional Camcorder 4457B001 - B&H Photo Video
(6 reviews)

Canon XH-A1s 3CCD HDV Camcorder 3238B001 - B&H Photo Video
(68 reviews)

Used Canon XH-A1 3CCD HDV Camcorder 1191B001 - B&H Photo Video
(from the used store 135 reviews)
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Old October 6th, 2010, 11:19 AM   #14
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Jim, short supply does not translate to mean good sales. No one anywhere is keeping inventory on their shelves like they did before the recession. I would like to see (but will never see) some hard data on XF300-305 sales compared to Canon's expectations when they set the initial pricing.
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Old October 6th, 2010, 12:08 PM   #15
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One measure I use to determine a camera's popularity (at least industry buzz - which is woefully inadequate and I'm not suggesting it's accurate in any way) is to see how many people are in the online forums under each camera.

Usually a new intro camera creates a lot of buzz and there are lots of people in those forums (going by the "currently viewing" numbers listed on the forums), and industry standard cameras also consistently have lots of current visitors on the respective forum subgroups.

It just doesn't seem this new Canon is packing the online forum houses. How that translates into 'reality' I have no idea.
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