Canon DLSRs, regular digital cams, and other camera accessories manufactured by the giant brand are now more expensive than ever.

Canon 2021 Price Hike: 5D Mark IV, PowerShot SX620, RF Mount Lenses Face More Than $200 Cost Increase
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A general view of atmosphere as celebrity chef Marcus Samuelsson talks with guests at Red Rooster for Canon's THE BIG MOMENT with Marcus Samuelsson with the world's smallest and lightest DSLR on December 10, 2013 in New York City.

This would certainly affect some professional and newbie photographers and videographers since Canon is considered one of the top brands that offer budget-friendly photography gadgets. 

Together with Nikon and Sony, Canon allows many artists to make a living with their passion. But, before they can do this, they need to buy various DSLRs (Digital Single-Lens Reflex Cameras) and mount lenses before they can start generating revenues. 

Now, it seems like many consumers would be disappointed since the giant camera developer and manufacturer decided to increase the prices of some of its most in-demand photography products.  

Canon Price Hack 2021: What Products are Affected? 

According to Digital Camera World's latest report, various leakers confirmed that Canon had increased the costs of some of its popular gadgets. These include Canon 5D Mark IV, a popular DLSR that now costs $2,699. This is a major price change since the difference from the original cost is $200. 

Canon 2021 Price Hike: 5D Mark IV, PowerShot SX620, RF Mount Lenses Face More Than $200 Cost Increase

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Japanese camera giant Canon unveils the new digital single lens reflex (SLR) camera "EOS 50D", equipped with a 15.1 mega-pixel CMOS sensor and newly developed 18 - 200mm/F 3.5 - 5.6 zoom lens, equivalent to 29 - 320mm in 35mm camera, at the company's showrom in Tokyo on August 26, 2008. canon will put it on the market at the end of next month.

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Besides this DLSR model, the giant tech creator also made its RF mount lense more expensive. Most of them now cost an extra $100. On the other hand, regular digital cams are also affected by the latest price hike. 

These include the Canon PowerShot SX620. It originally costs only $299, allowing more consumers to purchase it since it is quite cheap. But now, people need to pay an extra $20 since its latest price is $20. 

Some critics explained that although the price of $20 is not that alarming, the percentage difference is the same in the new prices of Canon 5D Mark IV and PowerShot SX620. 

In other news, Samsung Galaxy S22's advanced camera sensors and other features are expected to outshine the new iPhone 13. On the other hand, Xiaomi 12 Ultra is expected to be the first camera smartphone to have a 200MP main camera sensor.   

How Can You Save Money? 

The 2021 Canon price hike is common, especially since many companies are still affected by the ongoing pandemic. But, there are still some ways you can rely on to cut the costs of your preferred Canon products. 

But, Digital Photography School explained that you might need to avoid purchasing brand new DSLRs or base digital camera models if you want to pay less: 

  • Try purchasing Canon products from third-party sellers.
  • Check refurbished or used Canon cameras and lenses. 
  • Educate yourself about Canon's camera product cycles. 
  • You can also wait for discounts, especially since the Christmas season is about to arrive. 

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