« on: August 31, 2012, 06:42:12 PM »
5D2 was revolutionary and it is the 2nd most popular camera of all time (since the AF era) ... besides it was capable of amazing video ... and yet D700 with only 12 megapixel and no video capability sold very well with 51 AF points and stood its ground against the mighty 5D MK II.
By the way, your math pretty bad, coz "41pt" AF vs "61pt" is approx 33% difference ... between Canon's 22MP vs Nikon's 36MP is only 38%
Till recently I owned/used Nikon D700 (I sold it to fund 5D MK III) so I am speaking from my personal experience ... you may stop hoping coz Canon will NOT get "nervous". Each of these cameras, (that will be released sometime in the near future), will have their place and people will continue to buy both D800 and 5D MK III, despite new cheaper FF DSLRs, as both brands have very loyal customers who like their products.
I can see what I wrote was unclear. What I meant was that the differnece in resolution between 5D3 and D800; 22MP and 36MP (ok, "nearly 50%" is a bit off, thanx for doing the math for me here), has bigger impact, or is a more important difference, than the AF differences.
Edit: And the 41pt. AF does not make the D600 an entry level, just because it has an inferior AF system to its closest competitor.