ahsanford said:jolyonralph said:I think it's *highly* unlikely a 6D prosumer model will be the first released. I think it's far more likely to be a $3,000+ mark camera aimed purely at the professional market.
The fact that there are two models could simply be two different engineering tests that are being sent out on trials, but I wonder if it indicates two versions one with, and one without, AA filter. The AA filter thing does still seem to be a "marmite" type affair, with some people absolutely hating it, and some insisting on it.
Disagree. Can you name me the last time anyone started with the pro model?
I could see a pricey offering but not a professional one. They may make some RX1R / Leica Q kind of cash grab of one-percenters with a slick and expensive offering (so yes, perhaps a 5D4 sensor falls in there), but are you really expecting a comprehensive professional feature set? Right out of the gate?
I agree with ahsanford. My guess (and it is just a guess) is the the big demand for mirrorless is with the enthusiast - not the professional. The professional knows that for most pro jobs, the mirrorless is still not on the same level as the DSLR - action shots and battery life to name just two important matters. Mirrorless's appeal seems to be with the more tech minded enthusiast who wants more video features and things like focus peaking, zebras, etc. I would expect to see the lowest end FF first (but priced higher than the 6D II) and then for the Olympic year, a more pro model.