Is Canon getting lost, lost in the sense like many giant companys that are going down in a spiral and making questionable business decisions along the way, that type of lost?
Other companies has started to catch up Canon's sensor technology after the release of 5D2. I could understand if they implemented the MAP back then, as there weren't any alternatives.
But implementing a MAP now when clearly the competition offering is not much different than Canon's, I just can't understand why.
Instead of focusing on preserving their prices margin and price enforcement over the regions, maybe Canon should spend more time and energy improving their sensor technology and coming up with camers like they did when they wow'ed the photography world with 5D and 5D2.
I started with a 300D and now own a 5D2. I almost purchased the 5D3 when the price dipped down to $2799, but the embargo to Canada was in place so I was unable to purchase it. Now, Canon has also established a MAP, forcing the same advertisement price everywhere.
What this means to me is to postpone my spending, and to wait it out or skip 5D3 all together. Consumers spend a lot around the Black Friday/CyberMonday/Christmas period, and now Canon put in a MAP. I don't think this is a wise move, I am sure the next quarter's result will tell . I surely hope Canon will reconsider its stance on MAP, especially its embargo to Canada from US on certain products.