Upload & Sell: Off
That is my fear: In the past we showed them the less they gave us so more we cried, so more successful their gear was sold! I imagine a discussion between Technichians, marketing and head(s) of Canon could run like that:
HEAD: "What can we give them?"
TECHNICIAN: "32 MP at ISO 200K as clean as a baby child smells, best AF ever at 200 doble crossed, tripple as sensitive complete eye controled with auto recognition of eye glases and dioptre, 22 FPS, broadcast video including in body cutting options ..."
MARKETING: "Stop! Stop! Stop! That is all to much! Despite they would not know to use it, we still need some of that stuff for 2024 regarding to our long terme plan. And all that features explained on our website would cause a huge amount of more traffic. That is to expensive!"
TECHNICIAN: "But ... we could make happy all that whiners!"
MARKETING: "That is impossible. They will never stop crying! It does not matter, what we give them. Itīs not a question of ...""
TECHNICIAN: "But ..."
HEAD (rases his arm to stop him and nodds to marketing): "Go ehead, please!"
MARKETING: "After that great advertising campain we sold millions of bodys of that old stuff. When we had to refresh it, because to much of those old parts where not longer available, we crippled down the last generation body we had in the wardrobe. And sold it like hell!"
HEAD (is nodding and turns to the technician): "Okay, I have done a decision. reduce all the specs of that two generation back body, you showed me last year. Paint it black. And lets give it a new name. Like we did with that just announced "Pro" body. You remember?"
MARKETING (after leaving a relieved breath): "Excellent, boss! We could call it ... 5D ... III? ... or something else like that."
TECHNICIAN (moans an not definable sound): " ... sgh ... "
MARKETING: "What was that? Was it a "X"? Yes! Thatīs it! "X" sounds great!"
The text above is a pure fiction! But when I believe so many posters here, it seems to be nearer to reality than any new rumor about a new camera.
Have a great sunday.