NEX-6 pricing speculation...

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AngryCorgi
AngryCorgi Contributing Member • Posts: 916
NEX-6 pricing speculation...

Hopefully here in 24 hours or so it will be announced, but I've seen specualtion on pricing that points to $1k for body only. That seems a bit pessimistic, as the Fujifilm X-E1 is $1k too and offers a superior system (in terms of quality lens offerings) to the NEX system. I think the body-only price would have to be well below $1k for me to consider grabbing one.

Anybody else have any thoughts?
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casaubon Junior Member • Posts: 37
Re: NEX-6 pricing speculation...

I'm counting on $999, but I certainly won't complain if it's less. The price point makes sense to me. And surely you wouldn't expect Sony to factor their lens selection into their bodies' retail prices?

blue_skies
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Re: Nex-5R + $250

If assuming $599 for the 5R body only (5R kit is $759), the 6 should be $849 for the body-only.

Ironically, that is the same cost as the 5R + EVF, and the plug-in EVF has more convenient viewing angles.

AngryCorgi wrote:

Hopefully here in 24 hours or so it will be announced, but I've seen specualtion on pricing that points to $1k for body only. That seems a bit pessimistic, as the Fujifilm X-E1 is $1k too and offers a superior system (in terms of quality lens offerings) to the NEX system. I think the body-only price would have to be well below $1k for me to consider grabbing one.

Anybody else have any thoughts?
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EinsteinsGhost
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Re: NEX-6 pricing speculation...

AngryCorgi wrote:

Hopefully here in 24 hours or so it will be announced, but I've seen specualtion on pricing that points to $1k for body only. That seems a bit pessimistic, as the Fujifilm X-E1 is $1k too and offers a superior system (in terms of quality lens offerings) to the NEX system. I think the body-only price would have to be well below $1k for me to consider grabbing one.

Anybody else have any thoughts?
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My guess:
$899 - Body only
$999 - With kit zoom lens

It is a camera I will be watching closely.

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AngryCorgi
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Re: NEX-6 pricing speculation...

Well, I wouldn't say "factor it in" in a quantifiable manner, but they have to be at least vaguely aware of the fact that there is now a competing system with better optics and price their products in order to compete in some way.

casaubon wrote:

I'm counting on $999, but I certainly won't complain if it's less. The price point makes sense to me. And surely you wouldn't expect Sony to factor their lens selection into their bodies' retail prices?

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Capndan3 Junior Member • Posts: 29
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Even if the body ends up being $999 that would still allow them to price the kit below the Fuji by a few hundred $$ since their kit lens is about half the price of the Fuji (yes, it's slower but price does matter when you're looking to sell volume...). I personally like the Fuji better as well for ergonomics and lens choices but if it ends up being more than $200 extra will think about it twice... ( not to mention the overall "system" cost diff since all the Fuji lenses are fairly expensive...)

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Robert Snow Contributing Member • Posts: 981
Re: NEX-6 pricing speculation...

BandH has it up for pre order now. The only thing listed is the kit.

The price of the kit is $998. Nice!

bob snow

9:35pm Central, 09-11-12

sean lancaster
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Re: NEX-6 pricing speculation...

New kit as well:

Sony NEX-6 DIGI CAM BODY w/18-55 PWR ZM LNS

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nplanet Regular Member • Posts: 160
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JohnSingkit Regular Member • Posts: 329
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With the new pancake zoom? That would be a win.

Robert Snow wrote:

BandH has it up for pre order now. The only thing listed is the kit.

The price of the kit is $998. Nice!

bob snow

9:35pm Central, 09-11-12

sean lancaster
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Re: NEX-6 pricing speculation...

Also see the front of the new 35/1.8

nplanet wrote:

see the pricing here: http://photorumors.com/2012/09/11/sony-nex-6-full-press-release/

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barefoote New Member • Posts: 12
Re: NEX-6 pricing speculation...

Unable to see listing on B&H

sean lancaster
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Re: NEX-6 pricing speculation...

I did a search for NEX-6 and it was the only listing found. But if you don't see it then perhaps they took it down until the official announcement???

EDIT: it's still there.

barefoote wrote:

Unable to see listing on B&H

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Re: NEX-6 pricing speculation...

Press release wrote the body only model would be about $850.

Nice.

Robert Snow wrote:

BandH has it up for pre order now. The only thing listed is the kit.

The price of the kit is $998. Nice!

bob snow

9:35pm Central, 09-11-12

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sean lancaster Veteran Member • Posts: 7,322
Re: NEX-6 pricing speculation...

Some other notes from the lengthy press release:

Pricing and Availability

The NEX-6 compact system camera will be available this November in a kit with the SELP1650 power zoom lens for about $1,000. It will also be offered as body-only for about $850.

The SELP1650 power zoom lens will be sold separately in January for about $350, and the SEL35F18 prime and SEL1018 wide angle lenses will be available this November for about $450 and $850, respectively.

The LCS-ELC6 and LCS-EJA soft carrying cases will be available this November for about $100 and $40, respectively.

Read more on PhotoRumors.com: http://photorumors.com/2012/09/11/sony-nex-6-full-press-release/#ixzz26DlxASaB

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ksweime Junior Member • Posts: 27
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"The NEX-6 compact system camera will be available this November in a kit with the SELP1650 power zoom lens for about $1,000. It will also be offered as body-only for about $850."

Very interesting and competitive pricing for 850 Body and 1000 with SEL1650. I guess the wish of some of you are granted.

barefoote New Member • Posts: 12
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I just saw it. There was no pic and the kit lens is the 18-55. WThay?

goshigoo Contributing Member • Posts: 836
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Is it still silver?
I want an all black 35 f/1.8!

Tommygun45 Senior Member • Posts: 1,376
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How deep do we think that 35 1.8 is? Is there any chance thats slimmer than the sigma 30?

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sean lancaster
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Re: NEX-6 pricing speculation...

This is because they shouldn't have it up and someone created a placeholder that is visible. Give it time. There are photos posted in this thread if that's what you're looking for (plus a link to see 3 different photos of the NEX-6).

And the "kit" lens is not the 18-55 that came with the 5N, for example. It's clearly a power zoom lens (read the description).

barefoote wrote:

I just saw it. There was no pic and the kit lens is the 18-55. WThay?

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