« on: December 18, 2014, 04:01:16 PM »
I am new here and have only a Powershot G6 which is a decade old now...
I am about to buy my first FF DSLR and I must admit I am pretty overwhelmed at the whole Nikon vs Canon thing and yet despite many saying to go with Nikon, I really would like to go with Canon but I don't really fancy forking out 2K euros on a camera that is largely considered old tech, despite the fact I would be over the moon to have such a camera.
I remember the same kind of discussions going on before the announcement of the Mark III in various places. Really "old tech"? I frankly don't expect anything coming in a Mark IV that will be that earth-shattering. Unless there is some specific feature that it is an absolute game changer I don't see the need to wait for something that may come months from now - and then turn out to be a disappointment of sorts.
I am still happily on my Mark II and never saw a valid reason to upgrade. I took a Mark III to shoots and couldn't tell the difference in the results. The AF is superior on the Mark III but that to me has not been a reason to shell out the extra money for a Mark III body. And if the Mark II breaks tomorrow I'll go get a Mark III independent of potential release dates for a Mark IV (or whatever Canon is planning to do).
Think of all the pictures you could be taking between now and, say, next Summer. Plus I'd always shell out the extra cash on the lenses first before considering the latest and greatest body.