Just thought I would share a rather humorous thought.
For the last several years, Canon users have been lamenting Canonâ€™s pursuit of more MP. While Canon users have been grudgingly happy with their cameras + lenses, there has always been a bit of yearning when confronted with the high ISO capabilities of cameras like the D3s â€“ why canâ€™t Canon come out with a camera like that?
Meanwhile, Nikon users have been generally happy with their cameras but I have heard a bit of grumbling that itâ€™s about time Nikon come out with a camera with more than 12 MP that costs less than $8,000.
So Nikon is now rumored to come out with a 36 MP D800. From what I have seen, many Nikon users are furious â€“ that this camera simply has too many MP and low light performance and disk storage space will suffer.
In turn, Canon is now rumored to come out with an 18 MP camera that exceeds the D3s in most ways everyone cares â€“ better high ISO, more fps, 50% more MP, and better AF. The general feedback from the Canon crowd is this is the worst decision Canon has ever made. 18 MP is simply too few for a next generation sports camera.
Of course, these are just rumors and neither camera is guaranteed to actually surface (though in Canonâ€™s case weâ€™ll know soon). It just really seems like camera manufacturers canâ€™t winâ€¦