Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Which grass is considered greener (do nikonians complain as much as canonians)?« on: Today at 02:11:00 PM »
The difference – which completely obviates any similarities – is that neither pros nor consumers are switching en masse to Nikon.
At the consumer level, DR is hardly a factor when choosing one brand over the other.
It does matter at the high end, though.
Also, high DR is not the entire story, mind you.
You keep claiming that Canon's market share is unaffected by the DR advantage of Sony/Nikon.
And so far this appears to be the case indeed.
The real test for Canon, though, will be the 5DIII successor.
More than high DR, Canon users actually expect to see better sensor technology from Canon.
The 5DIV (or whatever it is called) needs demonstrate real, tangible sensor improvements.
Otherwise, Canon's market share will start eroding - at least at the high end.
It's shortsighted to argue that the better DR of competing brands has not caused Canon to lose market,
implying that users don't care much.
As I said, this is not just about DR; it's about better sensor technology in general.
Many will wait it off for one generation.
But nobody is going to wait for 10 years for Canon to come up with better sensors.
If the 5DIV doesn't have a high-resolution/high-DR sensor, you can be sure that many will buy Sony/Nikon and be done with it.