Again, Canon is doing fine. Their products make sense. So the call for the CEO to resign is nonsense.
And again, a question what are the other companies doing better than Canon?
Do you seriously not look at what other camera manufacturers are doing?
If you wanted to know what Canon could do better, you would start with everything that Magic Lantern does.
Possibly the best innovation that I have seen in the last 4 years has been the arrival of the possibility of "camera apps" (Sony NEX-6)
Things that Canon are missing out on, in no particular order:
- live view: zebra stripes
- live view: focus peaking
- control: activate MLU with shutter timer
- n-second variable self-timer delay (rather than 2 or 10)
- 100% magnification on image review for 1:1 display
Ah, I am forgetting Canon's biggest innovation that they manfully put on so many cameras:
- the direct print button
I'd say there are several target groups regarding Canon DSLR's gear:
1. People who stuck with glasses, workflow and knowledge of the gear - they will not switch but consider from time to time
2. People who switch from (ot to) other labels - there are such people, not only switching the other side :-)
3. Newbies, who didn't decide where to go
If you take a look on the first group, I'd say that specs of 6D have no influence on them.
The second group: APS-C users who have one or two EF glasses and counted to go FF in some time? Is 6D too bad for them? Are they all 7D advanced users who will miss advanced AF?
The third group - maybe the most important for Canon, as they are new potential customers. Beside the second group - this might be someone, for whom 6D is targeted for.
The sales numbers will show if they miscalculated the needs of 2nd and the third group, but are you in any of them? Do you look at this market with the eyes of the newbie or APS-C user intending to go FF? The real fight is in the shop at the shelve were the seller advices what to buy. What the seller has the better profit on? I think the more expensive gear but I don't know what are the producers' policies in this regard. One word from the seller like - "you will most likely faster sell the used Canon gear if you want to buy the better one in the future" may change the whole perspective in the eyes of the buyer. "What breaks more often: Canon or Nikon?", "What best photographers use"?, "Who has the better customer service?"
This is something what CEO there thinks about - how to make a profit and not how to make people happy.
I am also somehow dissapointed with the prices and the value given but as a customer demanding more for less. However decisions made regarding a new product are not only based on their specs and price. Do we see the wider perspective? Do they really indend to change their headquarter to Lake Failure or they don't see that someone's chagning the place's name in the night? :-)