« on: May 31, 2012, 04:01:50 AM »
This is why the D800 is such a game-changer. It establishes a totally new price-structure for higher-end DSLRs.
* Nikon D4/Canon 1D X - flagship specialist journalism/sports camera, max speed, limited resolution - USD/€ 6,000
* Nikon D800 - max. resolution, fully featured, except speed: USD/€ 2,900
* Nikon D600 - second-tier FF-model, less resolutuon, features scaled back: USD/€
Canon has failed to adequately repond to this and will undoubtedly pay the price in market share.
My thoughts exactly - except that the D600 will be USD/€ 2,000.
I also think that Canon is failing to respond adequately to the current market trends .. for now.
They will have to, though.
Canon won't get much help from the film/video crowd this time around.
So, they will have no option but to drop the 5DIII price in order to make it attractive to photo-enthusiasts.
Patience, padawan, patience .