why the heartburn over file sizes, folks?
I gotta agree with this, all you people who want a slower car go buy a slower car, but stop telling the manufacturer not to make fast cars, because some of us have races to win....
Since we're going with silly analogies --
When your primary goal is to make the fastest car, you make tradeoffs for that car - safety. cargo capacity, passenger capacity; affordability; comfort
I don't have a race to win, but I do want consistent, quality, focused images that don't need a main frame to process or fiber optics to get images out of the camera.
TODAY. Right Now. the % of people NEEDING (life depends on it) 35+ megapixel images is a corner case. if you want one, then you are a part of that corner. it just so happens its is easy for Canon to address the needs of this corner case and THEN , improve on DR, noise characteristics (note: NOT quantity), improving ISO quality over entire range.
some are asking Canon to slow down the drive for megapixel supremacy and put the SAME energy into the other aspects of exposure that a camera creates