« on: March 04, 2012, 06:04:28 PM »
I am OP. This is my argument: We, as consumers, are collectively indifferent. some want this, and some want that.
The 1dX addresses High ISO performance issues. We also have the existing 1D4 (16 MP) that is impressive in high ISO. And it is a wonderful camera from all I have seen, read, and heard.
Okay, so since the 5dII came out nearly 4 years ago, Canon has added 1MP, better ISO performance, similar video features, same metering, 2 frames per second, and "pro" AF. All of this for $500 more-- 4 years later.
I know I am leaving out some specs--what dual card slots that many sub-FF cameras already have? I just don't see why anyone would pay $1,500 MORE for these upgrades. And yes, the 5dII can be found for $2,000 flat.
Look at some of the other specs and the fine details. The resolution is much improved, and there are more than enough new video features to make me very excited about shooting at the end of the month. I really only use these things for video and astrophotography, and I still think it's an awesome camera and worth the $. Sure it would have been cool if it was cheaper, but I don't think it's a rip off by any means.
The problem is that so many people have been holding out for this camera, waiting patiently with their 40D/50D/60D/7D to take the leap to full frame. We've been waiting for so long that people just had it stuck in their heads that the 5DIII was what they were going to get. Now they feel stupid for waiting, or cheated because it's out of their price range. And that's unfortunate, but I think a lot of the animosity comes from people holding off upgrading for so long for something they couldn't afford.