Canon is acting quite a bit like Kodak lately.
Unable to innovate, don't want to innovate, stubborn, hard-headed, doesn't listen to customers/users?
So the new AF in the 5D3 is not listening to Canon 5D2 owners??
So IS becoming standard on even short-focal length primes as well as the new 24-70 standard zoom is not listening to customers??
Canon is listening to customers, they're just not listening to the vocal minority
Who asked for IS on short-focal length primes. If anything I'd say most people wanted internal zoom and IS on the 24-70. I still bought one anyway.
Honestly the DR thing nobody really wasn't even on most people's radar until the D800 came out so I can forgive them on that.
What I would be interested in is a new
updated zoom: 16-35 L II
updated primes 35, 50 (1.2L or 1.4) and 85 mm L lenses
make 5D/1D series bodies all have WiFi/GPS/ Radio Flash Trigger built in
stop crippling video output
prices that are not out of whack
In the Future a high MP high DR sensor.
The last thing that got me really excited was the 200-400 1.4TC lens which I would like to own someday.
Who asked? Easy question. Answer: videographers - you know those guys who purchased the 5D2 and made it a global HD video phenomenon (+ millions of buyers who purchase Rebels to shoot 1080p HD video).
Canon have to cater for the masses not the vocal minority on CR.
Price you say are out of whack...well for the last half a dozen years the DSLR/Lens market has doubled (literally) so it was a 'volume' market, but now retail sales are suffering globally for non-essential items, so Canon has to react by protecting 'margins' and if necessary sell fewer goods albeit at a lightly higher price...OR be like Nikon and go for market share and see sales up but profits down (check their last quarter results).