EOS M6 Mark II
- Dec 6, 2011
This is the kind of brainwashed stuff that Canon can NOT afford right now. Please, don't make excuses or flawed arguments for Canon, when what they really need is the encouragement to do better.Seems to be selling pretty well for an obsolete camera.
As someone who reviews camera gear for a living, this is my biggest gripe with Canon fans- stop making excuses for the brand. You're not doing them any favors by going on "troll patrol". It only puts the brand at risk of getting out of touch with what they might actually be facing.
Canon needs to know when they're being uncompetitive. They don't need a pat on the back when they produce a camera that lacks numerous key competitive features which a competitor is putting out.
The 6D2 should have had both 5-series AF, and dual SD card slots, period, to compete better with the Nikon D750, and now the A7iii. And don't tell me how that would cannibalize 5-series sales. Volume and profit margins can be worked out, and sometimes the long-term goal of customer satisfaction is more important than a few quarterly figures.
Canon needs to better serve this particular ~$2K market because it is a very important one right now. The beginner camera market is easy; it's just sales pitches and a few "look at all thosee white lenses the pros are using!" ad campaigns. The pro market is easy too; Canon has (almost) always offered solid products that pros can rely on. But at this new "prosumer" price point, Canon may seriously hurt themselves if a 6Dmk3 or an EOS R mk2 don't step up their spec sheets. And making excuses for Canon doesn't help their chances of stepping up their game. If you love the brand so much, you should be the most critical of them when they make a blunder.
I'm actually about to publish my full review of the EOS R, and to be honest I'm probably more excited about this camera than every other review or initial report that I've read so far. It's a truly awesome camera. But I wouldn't be doing my job if I didn't scold Canon for thinking they can get away with leaving out certain specs and assuming ALL serious photographers will just calmly wait and spend an extra $1K for the next-up model in 6-12 months.