If the new upcoming 46Mp beast is costing $9,000 ... Canon is sending a clear message to all its customers ... "If you want high MegaPix with medium format like quality and can't afford to pay .... Go .. Just go away .. And go with Nikon ... Canon does not want you as a customer ... Good Bye"!!!!
Canon has already clearly been sending that message. I've been trying to hold tight the past few months - waiting to see how Canon responded to the d800. But among friends and family, I've been starting to recommend Nikon bodies to new shooters. The rumored $9,000 1DS just cements my evolving/changing attitude toward Canon.
Canon used to lead the dSLR market with innovative products that met photographers' needs and demands. Now it just seems that they're throwing sh*t at the wall to see what sticks, with no clear path for progress/innovation. Just take a look at the lineup... 60D, 60Da, EOS-M, 6D, 7D, 5D2, 5D3, 1DX... and with the rumored 7D2 and 1DS in the pipeline, I have absolutely no f*cking idea what Canon is doing. Are NINE bodies really necessary to satisfy the high-end shooter market?
Nikon seems to have a clear path with their D4 and D800 offerings, and their pricing is certainly attractive. These last 6 months have been difficult for Canon fans, and as long as Canon continues to insult us with subpar offerings at insanely high prices, more and more shooters will be very seriously considering Nikon products.
I haven't abandoned Canon yet, but after my D800 arrives and I've had time to thoroughly evaluate the Nikon system, I may be making the permanent switch.
Sorry, Canon... but it's you, not me.