A filmmaker favorite, the Canon C300 Mark II has always been a little more expensive than other cameras with similar specs. Last year around this time, Canon dropped the cost from $16,000 to $12,000, and lowered prices on a few lenses. Now they have dropped it again, bringing it down so that for only $9,999 you can get a shiny-new, internal 4K video camera.
The price on the Canon C100 Mark II is also down a little from last year, now sitting at $3,499, down from it's original price of $4,999.
Over time it's understandable that the cost of camera bodies will start to go down, but one might also consider a particular brand's product line. Just recently a new Cinema EOS camera was announced, the C200, which sits at a price point that is cheaper than the C300 Mark II. About a month ago, I speculated that another price drop might be in order, and sure enough that happened. But if you take a close look at the specs and features, the C200 still might be a better value, it just depends on what your needs are.
With plenty of options now in the $7,500 - $10,000 range, filmmakers have a lot to think about before making any purchase. Each system has their own strengths and weaknesses, and familiarity with a certain style or featureset could sway what you like. Options like the EVA-1 from Panasonic and Sony's FS7 might dill your pickle, but there's also the URSA MIni Pro 4.6K, sitting at a tempting price of just $5995. Option paralysis anyone?