In what way?
Nikon can deal with Sony, Toshiba, Renesas,Aptina ,Omnivision . Canon are alone
Your faith in Canon is touching.
It is with tears in my eyes when I now can read here at CR that people have been discovered whats going on with Canons sensors tech even here, we who are using many cameras allready know it.
qoute:The megapixel debate? As I’ve said previously, I used to not care about megapixel count until I used the Nikon D800, the files are remarkable and I’m more than happy to have the extra pixels. Canon is not only behind Nikon in this regard, they’re now getting trumped by the 36.4mp A7R.
Pekka with many good L lenses and where a 1dx is no solutions with low resolution, old DR tech.
That camera is aimed for sport photograpers which Im not
My apologies, I don't think unsolicited touching is good practice!
"Faith" is a strong word, they're just tools, I've owned or hired tools made by many companies, Canon, Hasselblad, Red, Arri, Sony so on...
I've never found Nikon on that list yet though. If I were hiring a body for a high MP shoot I'd probably go medium format, if it were action or non-studio I'd stick to the Canon bodies I know, and I know those Canon menus because they were smart enough to get me into their photo bodies via video and still combined.
It's a great customer acquisition strategy, and it's a winning one. Hence them eating Sony's old camcorder market almost completely.
Nikon have no video division and no established pedigree in any such area, so they'll doubtless try to grab those angry about video by emphasising stills... but long term I don't think it's wise to ignore the few extra firmware tweaks required to add great video.
I have absolutely no vested interest in either company, I don't work for any of them and I'll use whatever is good!
But experience tells us, Canon will have their 30-odd MP body before too long, and it'll all continue.
The point of my post is simple: video is a long-term strategy for Canon, and one that's seen them take over the corporate video sector with C300, raising the profile of their hybrid imaging at the same time.
Nikon have made no such advances. Their sensor is Sony. Their own SLR mount can't take as much glass as EF or mirror-less. The video is not as well implemented. 3rd party hacks aren't available. Because of all of this, when it came to D800 or 5D MKiii I chose the latter. Not because of "faith" but because it's the most balanced product.
If you don't use video, fair enough, but business matters. If Nikon don't keep up, they'll be eaten up. The sales speak for themselves. Here's one example:http://www.amazon.com/Best-Sellers-Camera-Photo-Digital-SLR-Cameras/zgbs/photo/3017941?tag=crf-20
Without significant innovation, their very long-term prospect (10-15 year) appears to be: get bought by someone else. Maybe Sony?