While most people are trying to go wireless, Canon gives us a wired network system? Seems odd... can you imagine a bunch of 100+ yard ethernet cables cluttering the sidelines of a football field? Not to mention that I think it would be rather cumbersome to manipulate a camera with a giant cat6 cable sticking out the side.
Yeah that couldn't work at the sidelines... the photographers move around a fair bit. Perhaps their intent is that a Gigabit ethernet connection gives super fast image download in the press center rather than actually shooting with the cable attached?
I think you guys all forget that pretty much all pro STUDIO work usually means the camera is wired to a laptop or computer. Just because there is a new feature doesn't mean it's geared to every single use of a camera.
Ethernet technology in a wireless society just to serve studio applications still makes no sense in the broader picture. Including an ethernet port on a camera requires a sizable commitment in both on board technology and port space...I just can't see stepping backwards for this function....
That's a good point also. Adding an extra port (a fairly large one at that) and a comm protocol is strange. As for speed, USB 3.0 is 5 times faster than Gigabit Ethernet... do I have that right?