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...Where people sometimes seem to struggle is when they compare what they consider (correctly or incorrectly) as direct competitors between Canon and other brands, and they believe that the grass is greener on the other side of the fence...
...I share the feeling that Canon at the moment is giving rather conservative specs to their products vs. competition and that they might be a little bit in complacency mode. Future sales numbers will be able to tell if the feeling was right or wrong.
Canon and Nikon are both conservative companies. That's just the nature of market leaders. The consequences to Canon or Nikon for implementing half-baked technological improvements are much greater than for a company like Sony, which does not have a large installed user base or the century-long reputation to maintain.
What is consistent about Canon (and what keeps so many of their customers loyal) is that the company consistently underpromises and overdelivers. Invariably, when a new major release is announced, you will see complaints about how Canon did not include this or that feature that competitors include in their comparable models. That is also, invariably, followed by users who, once they actually get the camera in their hands and start using it, raving about how great the camera is and how much better it performs than the spec sheet might indicate.
That usually leads to the camera dominating its market segment. The best case in point is the 6D, which was widely panned as being significantly under-spec'd in comparison to the competing Nikon model. Yet, people who bought the 6D consistently rave about how well the camera performs and what sales figure are available seem to indicate that it may be the best selling full frame camera ever.
That's why so many of us have concluded that those who insist Canon is somehow "behind" in the market don't really understand what is going on in the market. Canon is conservative, but certainly not complacent. If you want the longest spec sheet of features, Canon and Nikon are not the cameras for you. If you want a tool that you can depend on day in and day out for years, there are really only two choices.