If you want a nice camera, pay for it.
If you can't afford it, don't bitch about how Canon sold you short or how they should do something like a D600.
Another $1000 and you have a 5D3, get a job, earn some more, save some money and buy what you want rather than hope a manufacturer will give you something for nothing.
Wow, what a condescending post! You sir, are an asshole. I have had nothing but great experiences on this board until this whole 6D thing... and for some reason it's brought out the assholes.
I have a job... a really great one where I make plenty of money (and work hard for it). Photography for me (and a lot of people including the main people the 6D and D600 are aimed at) is a HOBBY. As such there are other places in our lives where we put money other than camera gear... and an enthusiast is always smart to shop for the best deal they can get with their dollars. That's what allows them to continue their hobby while keeping a balance with the rest of their lives.
Could I buy a MKIII? Absolutely! Do I need a MKIII? No. If I am spending $2000 (which is a decent sum for a hobby) do I want the best camera I can get? Yes! Is that best camera a D600? That is looking likely.
This is nothing personal. I'm not advocating that everyone jumps to Nikon or anything like that. But Canon does need to understand that the hobbyist is willing to leave for a better ship. I don't take change like this lightly, but when the facts are staring you in the face and you have to decide where to put your money... You cannot deny that the D600 offers MUCH more for the same price.
I'm not going anywhere just yet. I'm going to wait for the real reviews and make an informed decision... but right now it's not looking good.
Please get off your high horse and try to understand why the rest of us are dissappointed n this announcement...
+1, well said
You know in the mainstream all I see whenever a new body is realeased are people complaining about what it doesn't have. Like they're owed something by any one manufacturer, like anyone here actually cares about Canon as a company or that they actually care what the armchair commentators with no industry experience think.
People only care about them in hope that they will continue to support and deliver a decent product. If there was a clear advantage over any one system people would leave to go to that. There is no loyalty with consumers over a product. None whatsoever. I for one am sick and tired of people saying Canon had better sort themselves out or..or..or what exactly?
So what if it only has one cross type sensor. Who cares really? Why would anyone care other than they're invested in Canon glass and will lose money to switch. All completely selfish motives.
Peoples expectations are way too high. Canon doesn't care about you guys. They care about the bottom line. They want you to either upgrade from your crop sensor to full frame and your glass as a consequence (hey, they'd love you to have two bodies) but at the same time they don't want to piss off the pro's by giving you something too close to their pro product.
It isn't a pissing contest between two manufacturers. Canon really doesn't care about what Nikon does. If they did they would of delivered more. Nikon are the company eating their own young by confusing the marketplace and having lots of crossovers between bodies with cameras that don't even work properly, the D800 focus system and the exploding batteries for two.
Don't get me started on the light leak issue which showed up on the 5D3 when you took a shot of your lens cap. The Hoo Ha over that was unbelievable. Calls for Canon Executives to by burned at the stake when in reality it harmed no-ones photographic output at all.
Any of these cameras out today are mindblowingly good. The 5D2 and 1Ds3 still take amazing pictures, they can be had cheaper / same price as the 6D and readily available. The 6D 'might' be out in December. Christ people are complaining about the release date too!
10-14 years ago we had film. Canon have delivered time and time again from the Eos-1V to the 1DX. I wish people would stop complaining about little things and go out and take some damn pictures instead. Actually use the cameras.
If a new release doesn't have the features you want, expect to buy a different body which has them. Canon will never cannibalise the pro segment to satisfy the consumer level products. Nikon might, Canon won't.