Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Which grass is considered greener (do nikonians complain as much as canonians)?« on: September 08, 2014, 03:52:15 PM »
The questioning and complaints, I feel, come from people who are, for the most part, intelligent and interested in the technologies and see what they believe to be big differences in Banner Specs. An example of this to me is the recent back and forth on these forums about Sony's 36 and (rumored) 50mpixel sensors. The Banner Specs look impressive. In the details, well, it depends on who you are as to whether a system is really better than what you own or not. If Sony's A7 series is any example, who here would put up with a 1.2FPS? Who would tolerate terrible AF performance in lower (not even low) light conditions? Who here would be happy with the current Sony E-mount lens situation?
The folks who are publicly upset (in on-line forums where anonymity can be easy cover) may have other things going on in their lives that lead them to spout off in perhaps inappropriate, ill-informed, ways (see an article on Mary Beard in a recent New Yorker Magazine for how she deals with trolls for an glimpse of what I'm trying to say here).
That sounds about right. As for the Sony A7 line, it may have some interest for a few here (I happily concede that this is almost certainly a tiny niche) to the extent that it can provide an engaging/useful supplement to Canon bodies. Some of us (I doubt I'm the only one, at any rate) only use single shot and thus don't care about fps, and the limited range of FE lenses (the two primes, esp. the 55mm, are marvelous) doesn't matter, unless (fast) AF does, since you can easily use your Canon lenses as well as just about any other lens that takes your fancy (MF is easy on these bodies).
As for the various Canon Must Do X To Its Sensors To Survive discussions/assertions, does anyone out there have actual knowledge of the relevant market shift(s), if any? We all know that Canon outsells everyone else overall, that dslr sales are down, that mirrorless remains a minority segment, that cellphones are a significant threat to the point-and-shoot market, etc., but do we know - say - how many high-end users have switched from Canon to Nikon or Sony (or vice versa) on account of their sensors (or for any other reason, for that matter)? Do we know how many people care enough about details of sensor performance to contemplate switching? I suspect we don't, in which case....