« on: October 25, 2013, 10:41:05 PM »
I had an email exchange with someone in Canon USA marketing recently. As a long time user of Canon equipment, I expressed my disappointment with Canon's lack of a high megapixel offering. With the D800/E and now the Sony A7R, Canon is distinctly lacking in that area. The response I got was troubling to me. I'm paraphrasing but, basically, I was told that the person agreed with me but that high megapixel DLSRs was a "niche" market. Personally I don't consider landscape, commercial, fine art, large group photography, etc... a niche market. It is more of an enthusiast, semi-pro and pro market but a "niche" market? I guess Canon USA also considers mirror-less bodies a niche market as well...
I had also pointed out that Canon was pricing camera bodies much more expensively than the competition. The answer to that one was that the market would decide prices. To me he was saying, buy somebody else's equipment, Canon doesn't care. There are plenty more people out there willing to pay their prices. I've been with Canon since they came out with the EOS mount back in '87 but it may finally be time for a change.