Would make for a good SL1/SL2 kit lens.
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The Amazon metrics do not have any real basis as the driver is really new camera releases, which Canon for the most part has been limited in the last few years at the top end of their lines which is where Canon really drives sales - i.e. 1Dx, 5D MKIII, 7D. Yes there has been 6D, 60D, 70D, t5i, etc... and say with the 70D, I think a lot of that has been for video, but again, what I see as a general formula is
New top body = sales (X) +.5x Prior Body Upgrade.
As an example, when the 810 came out I saw a ton of 800s for sale, just as there were a ton of 5D MK IIs for sale, when the 5D MK III came out.
Even though a lot of people have moved on from the 7D, a lot of people have held on or maybe gone a bridge model, but if Canon releases a decent replacement, you can expect to see not only a lot of sales of that camera, but a lot of 7Ds as well.
Amazon also tends to be more of a consumer market than a Pro / Prosumer - as a point of reference, no 1Dx of D4 D4s D3 D3x in the top 100.
I want a 50MP camera and the 55mm and 85mm Zeiss Otus as kit lenses.
And why not 50MP?
Some peeps who are serious about big prints will sure love a small camera with MF quality. They will pay the price for the best glass. The more options the better.
Sums up Sony nicely for me, not a company with the right mentality for any kind of long term vision beyond selling the next cool gadget.
This is a real shame for consumers because Sony does make some cool gadgets. Sony exec's need to pick out a few notable products to market and STICK with long-term, along with proper lens/speedlite/trigger/accessory support. As things stand right now, one can buy a cool Sony camera, and before he even had a chance to even fully discover the lack of proper accessory support, the next cool camera has been introduced
For goodness sake, Sony is still selling the HVL-F60M speedlite without addressing the clearly-reproducible overheating issues Sony customers have been complaining about for a year and a half!
I am now starting to think I was an idiot for not following the likes of Michael Riechmann (www.luminous-landscape.com) who sold all of his Canon kit when the Sony A900 came out because his view on product direction and discussion with executives led him to believe that Canon was a dead end. 3 or 4 years on, I've seen nothing to suggest that his decision to sell out of Canon was wrong and I'm starting to regret having not done the same.
Just because the EOS M system is distributed in Japan doesn't mean it's selling like hot cakes there. I don't have exact figures (which I would be curious to see) but of the professionals I know in Japan, none of are on board with the EOS M.
When I travel to Japan (fairly often), I never see the EOS M making a big appearance in camera stores. The Kiss (aka Rebel) series always have entire aisles dedicated to them. The pro series gear usually has 2nd largest appearance, and in fact, I barely recall seeing any EOS M appearance. I'm sure it was there, I just didn't notice it.
People who buy 5D3 or D800 or D750 or whatever so-called close competitor model typically have invested in either system for a while. Some people like switching system because certain features of that system attract them, but most cannot afford to switch back and forth just because of some new features of the camera body. The completion in is segment is more about the high end lens not the body.
AF comparison of mirrorless cameras.
They seems to be much better than rebels. I think it is better for me to shift to mirrorless (smaller footprint and look modern) from Rebel. Only thing is lens selection to match. There are very nice APS-C lens to fit in the budget of rebels without compromising much.