TragicI really don't get all these people saying the D600 kicks the 5d iii's butt. Sure it's cheaper but for most professionals price is only a small component. The main thing is can it do what they need. I've seen very little complaint from people that have the 5d iii which means Canon did a good job with it. Yes it's not cheap but if you want cheap then Nikon has you covered there. It's a free market if you think Canon's cameras suck so bad then go switch otherwise quit complaining. Oh and while we're on the topic of Apple, since when have they started charging more for less? In the ultrabook category they're very competitive with the alternatives. The main place you can complain is the iphone with it's close to 50% profit margin but if you're buying it on contract then it doesn't cost you a penny more making it a better deal. I don't know how many friends I have with Android phones that after only a year their batteries don't last more than a couple hours. Apple makes good products because they don't go cheap on parts. It seems Canon is adopting the same strategy that people are willing to pay for a quality product. I don't have any problem with that whatsoever
... as in Canon is going the way of Apple: charge more, deliver less, the faithful will pay anyway. See 5Dmk III.
Not even close to the new Nikon D600, on paper at least.
I've been finding similarities between Canon and Apple for a while. Thank you for providing me a clear evidence.
Wow, must've hit a real fan-boy button. Please don't blow a gasket.
I'm actually a very big Canon and Apple customer. Believe me, I've been a Canon guy for decades. Currently have 5D mk I and mk II. L lenses covering a very broad range of focal lengths as well as non-Ls and even a tilt-shift. Loads of speedlights, pocket wizards,etc. Re apple I've got several macs, iphones, even an iPad. I also have a load of PCs of various flavors. I'm no novice. I'm objective and open-minded. If anything, I've been more pro-Canon than objective. But, in the end, I have a desire to see value. I want to continue to feel I'm not being hung out to dry by my principal vendor.
I don't quibble with the quality of Canon's latest offerings, only their value propositions. Same goes for Apple. I *want* Canon stuff to (continue to) be great. I'm pulling for them. Especially given my existing investment. But, as a die-hard Canon guy, I'm left quite disappointed in their value propositions in the 5d 3 and now what I see as a sign in this 6D. I'm not complaining per-se, but I am stating that if I Canon guy like me isn't drinking, much less buying their Kool Aid, they aren't nearly in the brand leading position that they seem to believe.
That is tragic in my humble opinion. I think Nikon is poised to leap frog them - may already have for all I know. I think most people won't get all bent about minor feature capability leads hear and there, but right now, Canon's premium cost isn't justified given their specs. They appear to me at a casual blush to be around 20-30% more expensive, with not-so-obvious qualitative benefits to justify it. Hence, big drop in value (IMHO).
Example: the 6D has 11 focus points w/only the center being cross type. That's less capability than the 7D. More like the 4 year olf 5D mk II, whose focus capabilities are what most of us have been unhappy with for the last 4 years! So, I can jump up to a 5Dmk3 for premium $$, but not being a video guy, I don't feel like shelling out $3500 for an improved focusing system justifies the cost. And the 6D doesn't look like enough value to justify it either.
All things considered, given the product cycles, I'm likely to start building up a Nikon stable of gear, and I'd likely start with a D800. Why in the world would Canon want me to do that? Me, of all people.
Just plain tragic .