The specs on this camera have been bugging me this morning, and I finally figured out why. It has nothing to do with a new camera coming out for with less-than-hoped-for specs on a budget FF. It's the implication that a camera body like this is going to called an xD.
Here's my point: For my way of thinking the single-digit Canon line implies a level of build quality and other features that come with a higher end camera. It's not for the average weekend shooter. It's for the serious photog who plans on pair it with some high quality glass to get the best IQ out there possible. The specs for this camera are clearly less than that.
So Canon, let's not call it a 6D. Let's give is a xxD or even an xxxD name. Nobody's going to care if you put out a FF camera that has one of those designations. But let's not dilute the xD line of fine cameras you already have just because it's a FF.
9D? is that a good compromise?
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