When Canon started the Megapixel race the only thing you read on forums was:
Why can't Canon do like Nikon.
Less MP and clean high ISO images (like d700/d3s)
Now Canon is doing exactly this ( flagship 1dx) !
Always complain. So many forum topics where people are switching to Nikon ? why ?
I am certain 99% will not need 36mp images.
I would say go outside and take some pictures.
All current cameras (Canon and Nikon) will do just fine for most of us. (I would say all of us)
I really hope Canon will not go into MP race.
Edward van Altena
agreed. I honestly don't think the majority even needs anything over 12MP as nikon proved by giving something alot of people wanted in return: class leading low noise and huge DR. thousands of great images being made and plenty of huge prints sold. didn't affect anybody in the slightest. certainly their decision to keep low gave them a huge boost BUT pretty much caused all the MP maniacs to come over to canon....so in a way I kind of see why they are begging to get more because 20MP is the new 12MP and this crowd is obsseded with big numbers even if just yesterday they were boasting about their 21MP marvel and how it was "perfect".
likewise, people who shot in really demanding light conditions and used to flawless AF and speed, are now scratching their heads in the nikon camp and looking for canon to stay low in the MP count and speed. Many argued 20MP was too much, it was slow yada yada. All we hear now about the D800. So trust me, complainers will complain and plenty of Nikon guys want to switch to what the hope will be a low MP/high ISO future in canon.
So all the MP chasers and high ISO chasers will have to find a new home as will all the MP chasers. though for them because honestly, things go back and forth between these copanies so they'll be back eventually. smart photographers will just shoot great stuff with what they have and not mind the other brand.
My advise to anybody feeling a bit to much stockholm symdrome (which is all this boils down to) is to simply go back to the old 5DII vs D700 threads in a nikon/canon board and replace 12MP with 21MP and 21MP with 36MP and D700 with 5DmkIII and 5DmkII with D800. There is bound to be a rationale that will justify any choice you want to make and everything will be good again.
Anybody wondering what stockholm syndrom is, is what happens when hostages side with their captors. just think about how silly is to put any emotional stake in camera companies.....