« on: November 05, 2013, 09:49:47 PM »
This is the second non-Canon camera product announcement on a "Canon" website in as many months (previous being Sony.)
That kind of says it all about where Canon's at with its product development, doesn't it?
It says that Canon isn't announcing any developments in a dying market (mirrorless) or a long-dead market (over-priced film dSLRs, albeit with modified innards).
It also says Canon's dSLR lineup is selling well, such that they're not forced to bring out niche products due to an inability to outsell the market leader in the mainstream arena (since Canon is that leader).
I disagree completely with both of your conclusions but not to say that it says the reverse but rather that people are so bored with what Canon are doing that they're looking elsewhere for excitement.
All that Nikon/Sony need to do is find the camera system to capture the growing bored Canon owner crowd and Canon stand to lose quite significantly. Or maybe they won't. Maybe it'll be death by a 1000 cuts with lots of different products each taking a little chunk out of Canon's sales.