- Aug 16, 2012
fullstop said:no no, I see lots of understanding FOR Canon's profits. And even some CONCERN about those profits not being high enough. That's what really puzzles me. Why some (many?) Canon CUSTOMERS here in this forum don't fervently request better products and/or lower prices from Canon, but defend Canon's decisions all the time. At least implicitly, by saying "Canon could/should/will not sell their stuff for less money". Well, heck no, if even their customers in internet fora don't ask for it.
To me this behaviour displayed by some fellow forum members seems as strange as if an assembly of union representatives would say "we should not request any wage increases, company profits are very low at only 15% EBIT ratio, they might go out of business otherwise." And guess what their constituency would say ...
You got me. I'm a bot for Canon.
You've mistaken a statement I made of how Canon operates as defense of the motherland or something. But think about that: I have no skin in the game here. No Canon stock, no hatred of Sony, no sick desire to pay more, etc. It's just a statement of how Canon operates.
And from that statement, I have logically surmised that Canon would be unlikely to roll out a gravy train of bargain basement FF cameras just because it would be awesome, 'it would stick it to Sony', 'people demand more', 'canon would win', etc. Because being awesome, sticking it to Sony, 'Winning on AvTvM's terms' or giving us more bang for our buck is not a goal of the company. They simply want to be profitable and they believe they've found a better way to do that.
Yet somehow, bringing this to your attention gets you calling out "some fellow forum members" like we're enemies of the state. Please stick to your product ideas. We'll stick to talking about them. But questioning our intentions when we've so plainly laid out our rationale for why the idea isn't happening just gets silly.
I don't think your idea is going to happen, and that doesn't make me a corporate shill or hate dreams. It's just not a sound business idea, IMHO.