Canon 6D DSLR Body  £1499 Digital Depot / John Lewis UK stock with 2 Year Warranty
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Canon 6D DSLR Body £1499 Digital Depot / John Lewis UK stock with 2 Year Warranty

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Found 21st Jan 2013
This is the best possible price I was able to find for Canon's new Full Frame Digital SLR.

I've had mine a week now and I'm super pleased with it, the sensor has given me a hige quality boost, particuarly with higher ISO. The built in GPS saves me having to log my photo trips separately and the camera can be connected to my iPhone as a remote trigger and live viewing. Very cool

Anyhow, it's not going to be for everyone, but it's a really good deal over at Digital Depot.
You can Also Price match at John Lewis and get it with a 2 year guarantee, either delivered or collect from store.

If you do though, you have to pay up front and they will refund the remainder back to you after you have the item. Maybe if you are lucky like me they will work it out wrong and price match it less VAT

RRP of £1799
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Whilst we're on the subject of grey imports, I picked up my 6D from Panamoz 2 weeks ago for £1190 (if paying by BACS). You wouldn't believe how many days I spent trawling forums looking for reviews from established members until I was happy it wasn't a scam! Was still pretty nervous until it came though.

Arrived from Hong Kong in under 48 hours, and supplied with UK plug.
ourhome

£1323 at pro camera shop£1379 at Digital Rev£1309.95 from SLR HutAnd wh … £1323 at pro camera shop£1379 at Digital Rev£1309.95 from SLR HutAnd while these might be so-called grey imports, bear in mind that ALL Canon cameras are imports!



not sure what your last comment is all about - so are you saying that all imports come with a UK guarantee, no they dont
royals

not sure what your last comment is all about - so are you saying that all … not sure what your last comment is all about - so are you saying that all imports come with a UK guarantee, no they dont



You're obviously quite correct there but just wanted to add that some of the companies shipping from HK have a very good reputation for handling repairs themselves, and some of them even swap out faulty equipment for brand new, even quite far into the first year. Not everybody's going to get 100% service, which is true of anything I guess, but if you deal with the right companies it's probably worth it for the savings on offer.
i am planning to buy from the same source.
Big difference between £1190 from panamoz and £1499 from Digital Depot/JLewis for a UK warranty. £309.

I've bought a large number of medium to high end lenses and bodies from both panamoz and digitalrev and found the service to be perfect for my needs. As always though there will be plenty of people who have a different experience.
ourhome

£1323 at pro camera shop£1379 at Digital Rev£1309.95 from SLR HutAnd wh … £1323 at pro camera shop£1379 at Digital Rev£1309.95 from SLR HutAnd while these might be so-called grey imports, bear in mind that ALL Canon cameras are imports!



Good if you like NO warranty. Buy in Europe only people.
daBluone

Good if you like NO warranty. Buy in Europe only people.



PRO CAMERA SHOP - Cumbria warehouse & Essex office I believe
daBluone

Good if you like NO warranty. Buy in Europe only people.



Not entirely correct. We're talking about no UK/EUROPEAN warranty. Depending on the supplier you use from HK, some offer their own swap out warranties. Some aren't worth the paper they're written on, some of them are better than the UK warranty.

If people are willing to spend 10 minutes researching the various suppliers then it can be worth doing the whole import thing. If you're not willing to take the risk then quite rightly that's your decision. I'm not trying to cause arguments here, I'm just trying to give a balanced opinion of both options instead of making sweeping statements like "no warranty". No offence intended there - I just want to give additional information so people can investigate further for themselves.
pjn

Not entirely correct. We're talking about no UK/EUROPEAN warranty. … Not entirely correct. We're talking about no UK/EUROPEAN warranty. Depending on the supplier you use from HK, some offer their own swap out warranties. Some aren't worth the paper they're written on, some of them are better than the UK warranty.If people are willing to spend 10 minutes researching the various suppliers then it can be worth doing the whole import thing. If you're not willing to take the risk then quite rightly that's your decision. I'm not trying to cause arguments here, I'm just trying to give a balanced opinion of both options instead of making sweeping statements like "no warranty". No offence intended there - I just want to give additional information so people can investigate further for themselves.



Indeed - it's all about personal levels of acceptable risk... some people buy grey and buy grey all the time, some people won't even consider it. Whilst you can't force the grey option on people, it's worth presenting both sides of the argument so people can make an informed decision.

Personally, I'm still not sure where I stand - I think it depends how much I was spending. For example, I might be more tempted to get lenses <£1k from Panamoz as opposed to a £2.5k 5d3, for example. But that's my own personal level of acceptable risk as I say... everyone is different
People voting cold on the basis they can get a *different* product cheaper? (The Grey imports are different products - sure, they may be technically identical cameras, but you're buying a package: Camera + Warranty). If you're happy with a grey import and a warranty provided by an offshore company (and many, many happy customers are), then that's great.

But if you want one covered by Canon UK, bought from the UK, then this is the best price available, and hence I voted hot.

(FWIW - UK Digital Cameras also stock it at this price - see camerapricebuster.co.uk/pro…php?n=CanonEOS6DBody&p=3288)
nosamluap

People voting cold on the basis they can get a *different* product … People voting cold on the basis they can get a *different* product cheaper? (The Grey imports are different products - sure, they may be technically identical cameras, but you're buying a package: Camera + Warranty). If you're happy with a grey import and a warranty provided by an offshore company (and many, many happy customers are), then that's great. But if you want one covered by Canon UK, bought from the UK, then this is the best price available, and hence I voted hot.(FWIW - UK Digital Cameras also stock it at this price - see http://camerapricebuster.co.uk/prod.php?n=CanonEOS6DBody&p=3288)



Fair point. This isn't a bad deal at all and it seems lots of folks have forgotten that this site is called Hot UK Deals, not Hot HK Deals...
Fozmeister

PRO CAMERA SHOP - Cumbria warehouse & Essex office I believe



They are imported from outside of Europe, meaning that you aren't covered by Canon's warranty. The importer either has to repair it themselves (expertise/replacement components are unknown) or send it back to it's original region to be repaired by cannon, incurring additional costs and or the time whilst it's away.

I looked at additional warranties with companies like protect your bubble, but you are looking at about 10% of the value of the item you are covering, so it starts to get really close to the cost of a UK model.

I was quite happy about having John Lewis handle my £1330, but I'm not sure if I would of trusted that amount of money with a company I'd never heard of on the internet.
I guess I'm not brave enough, I know that the extra bit of money I spent means I can return to any john lewis store in the country and have the problem dealt with and if Canon have to deal with it, I know it will come back with it's remaining warranty in tact.

I'd also be careful with the grey imports as there is a version of the 6D which doesn't have the WIFI or GPS inside.
HDEW cameras in Wallington Surrey have good prices. Reading comments from various forums about them, I am yet to find a negative review about them. They deal in some GREY imports USA, HK etc. from what I read. They seem to give 1 year international CANON warranty + additional 2 years local warranty, so overall 3 years cover. You can personally visit them to pick up your camera and pay the balance (I think they ask for a £100 deposit over the phone) if you wish. They are near Wallington train station. As I used to live in that area and know that I can physically visit the shop, personally I feel more reassured parting with my money than giving it to some offshore internet company. Having said that I have not bought from them yet. Phoned them to discuss the purchase process/ warranty etc twice and considering purchasing from them soon. My understanding is that as I am buying from a UK shop my UK consumer rights are protected as well even if the camera is not targeted for the UK market as such.

6D is £1419 for body only (on 22.1.13) there so you can get it cheaper elsewhere as pointed out above, but there were some other bargains when I last checked i.e. 60D WITH the kit lens for £550 which I am interested in.

Their website is here
hdewcameras.co.uk/ind…asp

Edited by: "Muffinsrevenge" 24th Jan 2013
For those that buy from Panamoz .. what's the situation with regards to import duty?
Thanks!
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