I was at a Canon presentation tonight and the video they showed said they spend 10% of global revenues on R&D. They also quoted global revenue at us$45.6 billion.
Interesting. Did they say, how much of it was spent on video and cinema stuff?
1DC, C100, C300, C500 ... within a year or so, and a constant flow of cine lenses and video-optimization throughout the entire lineup of cameras and lenses ... must gobble up huge amounts of R&D spending.
Leaving not enough for stills cameras and development of fully competitive, hi-res, high DR image sensors.
Not to mention my desired "A7R killer" FF MILC.
If you really think that's all they did with their R&D you need to get out more. Video and cinema is just one part of the whole imaging business and it takes more than a year to bring much of that stuff to market. This year they have also brought out the 100D, 700D and 70D plus new or updated lenses. They have also brought out new printers and other imaging equipment... Sorry that you feel so badly that they don't work to your immediate wants and you have to spend so much time griping about it.
I saw a shortened an updated version of the vid below.
Canon's 70-Year Imaging History - A Tradition of Innovation
The video's title--A Tradition of Innovation
What an innovation THE 700D