Everyone has different needs and wants. Instead of more electronic gadgetry and sensor esoterics I would like Canon et al to move back to better build quality. What good are optically excellent lenses that are made from plastic and fall apart? Why would I want a body that is creaky and flimsy and too light? Why would I want a viewfinder/rangefinder compact without a viewfinder/rangefinder and a small sensor?
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99% of the commentators on CR complain about how expensive Canon has become for higher end DSLR roducts and accessories.... if you want better quality it comes at a higher cost.....
.....but Canon's marketing department knows (as well as their Chairman's statement in the 2011 Annual Reports & Accounts) that selling more volume to new (Asian) markets is where their bottom-line and PROFITS are.
Canon has moved from being a 'Margin' seller to a 'Volume' seller (just look at the chart of their Body/Lens sales figures over the last quarter of a century) and that means smaller, cheaper, more plastic, more gimmicks etc.