It's so obvoius... Don't you guys see it?
• Canikon get punished for making uninnovative market-differentiated, crippled ever-so-boring dslrs and crappy milcs (canon: too sluggish, nikon: speedy enough but midget-sensored)
• oly and mFT get punished for using quarter-sized sensors in full-sized bodies and trying to charge APS-C price for it. Plus all the retro-styling crap. Thats limits their market to a smaller than necessary segment.
• fuji is not doing as well as they could. They have painted themselves into the retro corner as well. And limit themselves to exotic APS-c transx sensors. Plus crop lenses at prices that will get you decent ff lenses as well.
• sony is in a mess, with all a-lenses, e-lenses and bodies, everything in aps-c and in ff. And while they are to be commended for bringing ff-milcs, they are coming up just a bit shy of a home run. Ibis, better af, better battery - and they would have scored really big time.
And, read my lips: i no fanboy for any brand. I will post here as long as i please. And i will not spend my money on any inadequate camera system. And neither should you. :-)
sorry, but you sound like that ankorwat guy with your constant repeats.
no we don´t agree with your points about canon being punished.. how often we have to repeat that?
posting your opinions over and over will not change the facts or our opinion.
The companies that evolved and innovated are thriving - even in a less than ideal global economy.
mhm....aha.. and which CAMERA maker would that be?
The reality is simple: consumer trends are changing, and Canon has not tacked to follow those market shifts.
so you think canon should start making smartphones?
at one point the market for DSLR cameras is saturated.
there is no two digit grow anymore, not even a status quo... sales will decline.
after a decade this point seems to be reached now.
i would not buy a P&S anymore.. but i have in the past.
my parents (over 60) would not buy a DSLR or any expensive camera, because their smartphone cameras are good enough (for them). my father was shooting with an AE1 and T90 before.
NO INNOVATION FROM CANON (that some geeks wish for like a 40+ MP sensor, 14.4 stops of DR) WOULD CHANGE THAT!
40+ MP and more DR is stuff only a minority wants anyway.
that´s something you people here don´t get.
this forum has a few thousand members.... but there are millions of rebel owners out there who don´t care.
canon would sell more cameras if the rebels had a "direct-to-facebook" connection and an android like OS.
nobody outside some geek forums cares about 40+ MP and 1 stop DR more or less.
my niece loves to take photos but she would never carry a DSLR or any other camera around.
even a small m43 camera is an extra piece she has to carry. her samsung galaxy does everything she needs. and here photos are instantly uploaded to facebook.
do you think she is interested more in sharing here pictures easily..... or having a 40+ MP file transfered to facebook?
on the other side people who are a bit more interested in image quality already have a camera.
my uncle has a D90 and no intention to upgrade.
there are not many people out there who pay 2000-3000 euro every 4 years for a new camera.
before smartphones... my parents and my niece would have bought a dedicated camera to take pictures.
so yes times are changing.. but the problem is... the innovations you guys want will not solve the problem.