Does this mean all the people that switched to the D800 are gonna switch back in a year? Oh the ever evolving world of technology we live in. So much wasted money.
I don't think people who switched will come back to Canon simply because Nikon's Sony-backed technology outlook is much more bright than Canon's. Canon does not only lack the hardware edge, but they are not exactly innovative and I'm wondering about the long term future of their ef/dslr system via mirrorless and dedicated video bodies and lenses.
For me, coming from a 5D Mark II; I am very pleased with the improvements in the Mark III and can understand why there was a price jump. I'm not directing this at you StORM48, but as far as I know, everyone who bought a Mark III, including myself feels that it was worth it.
If you're happy I'm sure that Canon is happy, too. But as technology progresses, personally I'd expect improvements without raising the price - look at Intel's cpus: With every iteration the speed and features get better, but the parts directed at their respective markets stay at the same price. And Intel doesn't even have a strong competition - unlike Canon with Nikon. So the 5d4 will be $4000+ or even more considering inflation?
Well, seeing as Nikon have just released their ENTRY level D3200 as a 24 MP APS-C camera, I believe this might send some (more?) ripples Canon's way regarding 'Big Megapixel' cameras (whether APS-C or FF).
The question is just what Canon will do about it: Either they try to get more competitive or they'll say "what the heck, people bought the 5d3 anyway" and might concentrate on the dslr premium market while going mirrorless or video-oriented under $1000.