« Last post by Mikehit on September 28, 2016, 04:52:07 PM »
We come back (yet again) to what is meant by 'lagging behind'.
The thing that bugs me in this forum, is that people who want to discuss areas where they feel Canon is lagging behind, are made to shut up by killer phrases like "they sell more units than everybody else. hence they are right. period."
Every manufacturer has to make compromises in manufaturer of a product. And yes, I do mean 'every manfacturer'
The view of some (notably the videographers) seem to imagine that Canon could (some even insist, should) cover all grounds by exceeding the specs of every other competitor. A small number say that in not doing so Canon are committing commercial suicide, implying they know better than the number on manufacturer how to manufacture and sell cameras.
So the question is not what technology Canon must introduce but what compromises they need to make to meet the needs of the target market, not every tom dick and harry. It seems that you an others are unable to grasp that concept and when people say they are happy with the compromises Canon makes at that price point you decry them as being fanboys, small minded lemmings or unambitious.
Sony may make a wonderful videographers tool but there are distinct shortcomings in other areas notable AF as a working tool. Not to mention their after-sales service which, believe it or not, has to be funded by the sales price of cameras.
And given the financial reports of Sony, do you want to buy a fantastic product from a company whose finances continually raise concern or do you want a company with a long, and profitable history?
As I say, compromises.
I don't consider this a healthy and fruitful discussion culture.
Why is continually banging the drum about Canon's financial and technical incompetence any more fruitful than saying 'actually Canon are doing a lot of things right and their sales numbers provide evidence of that'?
There are many areas where in my opinion Canon is blowing minds. And these are discussed here as well. Why is it not possible to have a reasonable discussion on where Canon might need to catch up with competitors?
What I wrote is that people who use "units sold" as their sole measure to justify buying canon to themselves, are simple minded. To me this is not quite the same. To you?We have not said that sales are justification for buying it. We said sales are evidence Canon is getting the technological balance right. Quite a different point.
I have n problem with people saying 'Canon could introduce these technologies'. What is irritating is then extending that to say by not incorporating [what I want] Canon is an incompetent business.
If you recall it was the OP who compared the specs of the C1300 and the specs of the N3400 and said the N3400 was a better entry level camera. We have merely pointed out that if it was a better camera why is is outsold by the C1300 - a question none of the Canon-knockers have even ventured to explain, sticking instead with their 'Canon is doomed to failure' mantra
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