« on: October 27, 2013, 05:00:01 PM »
Heck, the 8 year old 10MP 40D is still more than plenty for the average enthusiast, and one of the first bodies I recommend to new dSLR shooters.
yep.. a decade ago most people could only dream to have a digital SLR (i was one of them).
today most who are interested in a DSLR have one .. or two..or three.. or..
and as you wrote, 10x15cm prints from a 8 year old camera don´t look much different then from a 1D X.
and that´s what most people do... 10x15 or 13x18 prints. if they print out photos at all.
that´s why my uncle is still happy with his D90.
this market can´t grow forever.
im also not really interested in a mirrorless DSLR.
not yet... i have seen all the latest EVF and im still not 100% happy with them.
the size advantages of a mirroless is not that important for me.
the current canon DSLR´s have the right size for my hands.
handling feels natural. i don´t want a tiny camera body.
So, your argument is what, then... there's no innovation left? dSLRs are dead? That sounds like what you're saying since you're not offering any alternatives.
And do you really want to argue that some markets can't grow forever?
You might want to talk to Apple about that. There has been no major change in their phones in ages, yet they crank them out at top tier prices and continuously break sales records. If they start stealing dSLR market share with a handheld 1/8" sensor mirrorless "camera" that's built into a mobile phone device, you'll be darn tootin' that Canon will be right there with a new product to compete.
I think there is plenty of innovation left, Canon just chooses to rest on its laurels.