When the Canon 700D was released last month the price did not come as a major shock to us, and so when the DSLR was release in India, we expected a slight difference in the cost. However, the Canon 700D price in India seems to be rather respectable.
The price of the Canon EOS 700D for the Indian market is INR 53,995.00, which converts to just over $995 or just over £650. While the 700D (also known as the Canon T5i in the US) is not any cheaper in India, it’s not much more expensive either, which has been the case with other electronics in the county.
It seems as though Canon is doing their best to bring down prices of consumer electronics in India, as this is a very important market for them, as well as other brands. We have already seen Apple India do very well with the iPhone in India, but they still need to drive prices down, which is why there is a call for a Budget iPhone.
Going back to the Canon 700D, it’s not a vast improvement over the 650D, so you might still consider the latter if you are not worried about having the most up-to-date specs if price is more of a factor, as there are some great deals to be had right now.
Canon India is offering the 700D body only for now, and we have no idea how long it will be before a kit will become available, but we would not expect it to be too long. Maybe they are waiting to see how popular the new DSLR is before they offer the body and lens, as well as other kits first?
What we do find strange is that Canon India is charging more for the 600D body only than its successor.
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