This is a good example of why we should be oh so concerned about sales figures. Canon has been behind in low ISO dynamic range throughout their sensor lineup for a few years now, and it hasn't hurt their dSLR sales.
If the roof on your house looks to be in excellent shape and doesn't leak, would you replace it? Unlikely…if it ain't broke, don't fix it. From Canon's perspective, their sensors 'ain't broke'.
If Canon, Nikon, Sony and the other players don’t continue to deliver innovative products, then sooner or later they are going to be the next Blackberry/Nokia.
+1. I am sure that even though high DR might not be on the top of their priority list, they must be having a team working on it, and will bring it out when they are ready. Innovation is also about envisioning what the next big popular demand will be, and often involves manipulation of the vox populi.
Ugh...what isn't interesting is debating two excellent camera bodies......
+1. We say harsh things just for the sake of argument (even though they are only against camera bodies in this case). I am sure D800 wasn't just an answer to the megapixel war- it's a fantastic camera and creates beautiful images suitable for cropping and enlargements. No need to "diss" it.
Having said that, I think 5DIII is all I want/need except for the price, and I'd welcome anything (1Dxs, 5Dx, 5DIV, A7r, Thanksgiving sales) that will help bring down the price.
Oh, and I wouldn't mind if the APS-C lens prices (and consequently, the resale value) go up too