At the end of the day, Canon will Milk their customers because they have good glass... people are bought into a system. The 5d3 was overpriced for this reason, and they got away with it... but many people are peed off that a similar costing body, costs 500-700 less. Had the 5d3 have similar DR and low ISO noise performance as the D800, it would have been a different story.You're quite mistaken. The 5D3 is a nearly perfect blend of pro camera (1DX, 1DsIII, 1DIV) and small camera (5D2, 7D) in performance, features and size. There are a number of ways in which the 5D3 is perfectly suited to my work and the D800 isn't (quiet shutter mode, variable file sizes, high ISO performance, autofocus performance, radio-controlled flash system, etc.). The D800 doesn't meet my needs as well. I've heard the same sentiments from other pros — they felt that Canon had really listened to their needs with the 5D3 and Nikon really hadn't with the D800. (Of course, a landscape photographer has different needs and may be happier with the D800).
Rather than "getting away with it [higher pricing]" or "milking" their customers, Canon have delivered exactly what some photographers need at the 5D3's price level. This idea of deviously "milking" customers with "overpriced" gear is unfounded in an age when customers have very good alternatives and can switch brands without a big financial loss.
Looks like you are carrying a peeve from our disagreement on the 24-70 thread.
No one said that the 5D3 was not a good blend/ all round camera, I own one myself. But I still think they Milked me and you.
It's true. The 5D3 is amazing and priced too high. We should probably be more upset about it than we are.
I would have expected Nikon to to better than $2100. I think Canon could actually undercut Nikon here. Basically release a 5D2 with an expanded 7D AF system for $1,999, alone that would be enough.
I would buy that if the sensor and ISO noise were on par with the MK2 or better. I love my 7D minus the ISO noise. Basically I want the D600 with a Canon label on it. The 1/4000 is kind of a bummer, but not a deal breaker. I would also like to see usb 3. So my perfect Canon Camera would be FF sensor, 6-7fps, built-in flash, 1/8000, usb 3, better ISO noise than the 7D, great AF system. If Canon can do that, I will be a first day buyer.
The current rumored specs have me concerned. I really want a built-in flash. I bought the 7D in May, assuming Canon would come out with an entry level FF DSLR by the end of the year. I planned on selling my 7D and upgrading to the new camera, so I hope I made the right decision. I guess we will know more next week? On the bright side(for me), I got my 7D for $1250, so I think I could get most of my money back. The only lens I have is the 70-200 IS USM II. If Canon doesn't come out with a competitor to the D600, I might consider selling all equipment and switching. I'll wait for reviews before making that choice.