i really like the 7dii for the af, buffer, and speed but it does make me a bit irritated to think about how canon could put the 6d sensor in the 7dii body, sell it for $1800...
Yeah, and I bet you're irritated that Chevy didn't put a Big Block V8 into the Camero instead of that piddly little 3.6L V6 and sell it for the price of a Cruze, too. Because that would be just so feasible...
it is not like the analogy you are referring to which would be physically difficult and expensive to produce. the sensor in the 6d is not expensive and it would not be difficult to put it in a 7dii body.
to me its greed. i don't mind paying a fair price for a product but i don't like getting ripped off.
Sorry, but you're being rather naïve. A FF sensor is bigger...a lot bigger. That means a bigger mirror assembly. A bigger sensor means a bigger AF sensor, a bigger pentaprism, a bigger metering sensor, etc. Oh, you still want 10 fps? Ok, that's the 1D X's mirror assembly. Willing to have a somewhat lower frame rate, say...6 fps? That's the 5DIII. But you want it for $1800?
Me dear ol' dad, who hailed from the Emerald Isle (by way of Chicago) used to say, "Wish in one hand, sh!t in the other, and see which fills up fastest."
Oh, and by the way what you call greed, Canon would call trying to generate the maximum value for shareholders – and that's their legal obligation as a publicly traded corporation.
i am not being naive. i know exactly what canon is doing. not every company practices this way. mesa boogie is a good example. they put out the best product they can make and sell it at a reasonable price. i don't agree with the business strategy of artificially inflating the price of a product just because they can. i understand it is their choice to do so but i don't have to agree with or defend that choice.
Well, I had meant the naïve part in reference to your suggestion that Canon 'just pop the 6D sensor into the 7DII body' like it was no big deal and basically cost-neutral.
But apparently you're a bit naïve as far as business acumen, as well. Mesa Boogie is a privately held company, not legally accountable to shareholders. If they want to give their products away for free, that's their choice.