iClone 6 Pro is now available via Reallusion (not the DAZ Store, yet). The cheaper Standard version is due in Jan 2015. I see a $109 price for the new Pro 6 version, when I’m logged in to my iClone dashboard.
Carrara 8 is DAZ Studio's official 'big sister' software.
Carrara loads all DAZ and Poser characters and scenes,
and supports LuxRender for top-quality realistic rendering.