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Re: Where is Canon
« Reply #15 on: September 12, 2012, 01:11:44 PM »
Sony ... 3 new products ...
* A99 ... a dumb bulky DSLR with a mirror permanently stuck in its lightpath
* RX1 ... a dumb tiny FF-sensor with only one focal length to serve it
* NEX-6 .. really smart compact APS-CSC - exactly, what the EOS-M should have been: built-in viewfinder, built in flash, built in WiFi ...   

Only the NEX-6 will really hit Canon 

Luckily for Canon and for reasons totally unknown, Sony decided to announce 2 epic fails ... A99 and RX-1 rather than a game-changing, compact NEX-9 ... with FF sensor, viewfinder and lens mount ...  at a decent price ... say USD 1999,-

Sony is not noted for exactly hitting the mark.  Even if they did, would they support it after two years?

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Re: Where is Canon
« Reply #15 on: September 12, 2012, 01:11:44 PM »

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Re: Where is Canon
« Reply #16 on: September 12, 2012, 02:16:26 PM »
Sony is not noted for exactly hitting the mark.  Even if they did, would they support it after two years?
Yeah, the A99 is just bizarre. It's not gonna steal users from the 5dIII or D800, because the price is too high. And you can get the same sensor for much cheaper in the D600. And after how they botched the A77 release, I can only imagine how the A99 will go.

I think mirrorless is the only thing really keeping them going...so it'll make sense if they get an NEX-9 out there, but, I'm surprised they haven't already. At least they finally announced a bunch of new E-mount lenses, so they can pretend to have a lens lineup there

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Re: Where is Canon
« Reply #17 on: September 13, 2012, 05:58:18 AM »
we're talking a lot about the difference of prices between Canon and Nikon... here in France in can buy a 5D mark III body for 2992 € or a D800 for 2716 € (Prices FNAC with member card).

that's not the huge gap we're talking about a few months ago.

make your choice guys ;)
« Last Edit: September 13, 2012, 09:19:53 AM by vlim »

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Re: Where is Canon
« Reply #18 on: September 13, 2012, 06:42:12 PM »
They're coming and someone with more time than me could go back to previous years to see how many days out and such they usually announce prior to Photokina.  Just keep checking dpreview.com at midnight Eastern till then.  Besides, a couple of others haven't announced yet, either.  Panasonic?  Samsung? Others?

The real question is, why is this site so quiet?  Canon seems to be getting a lot better at keeping secrets.
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Re: Where is Canon
« Reply #19 on: September 13, 2012, 07:20:58 PM »
The real question is, why is this site so quiet?  Canon seems to be getting a lot better at keeping secrets.

Looks like a G15 leak just landed at CPW: http://www.canonpricewatch.com/
« Last Edit: September 13, 2012, 07:23:08 PM by JBL »

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Re: Where is Canon
« Reply #19 on: September 13, 2012, 07:20:58 PM »