« on: October 15, 2014, 09:24:27 AM »
Generally speaking, a manufacturers top of the range product is aimed at pros. Take knives, pans, laptops (the business lines), and I presume microscopes etc.The top end is aimed at people who are willing and able to pay the higher price.
I think we're having another one of those "is" vs "ought" arguments.
The "is" group asserts (and I agree) that a high-end camera is largely bought by people willing to pay for it, most of whom will not use it for professional work.
The "ought" group asserts that a high-end camera ought to be built and marketed to professionals, and it's fine if wealthy amateurs also want to buy one.
I don't believe there's a clear definition of a pro camera, but I'm pretty sure Canon has a pro marketing department.