- Apr 22, 2015
I am pretty sure Sony has had and continues to have Canon's attention. Sony pushed Canon into the mainstream mirrorless game in a big way. I am a Canon shooter of more years than I care to mention, but I also have a good amount of experience with Sony's mirrorless camera's. From my experience in shooting birds in flight and wildlife on a professional basis, Sony cameras and lenses should not be discounted. They are good. Very good. Canon is right to pay attention to what Sony is doing, because a lot of wildlife photographers both professional and enthusiast are paying attention and many have switched to Sony based on what my clientele did shoot and are now shooting. Canon and Sony are in direct competition.When will people learn. Canon doesn't release cameras to compete with Sony. Sony releases cameras to compete with Canon and Nikon.
A question I have is in regards to all the talk of Canon making the R3 for professional sports photographers and that these folks do not want or need high mp bodies. How many professional and enthusiast sports photographers are there? This versus how many professional and enthusiast wildlife photographers are in the wild, many of whom want higher mp bodies? I don't have the data, but I would be surprised if wildlife photographers do not outnumber sports photographers. I believe, if I am not mistaken, that Canon stated the R3 was being developed to be a pro-level sports and wildlife camera. At 24mp I believe many wildlife shooters will be left wanting. As always this is just one persons thinking on this subject.