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| p.17 #7 · 20MP Canon 6D full frame DSLR announced! |
Right now it appears that Canon is being run by the bean counters and marketers. And I can tell you they are smug in their projections because their predictions are going to work out.
It's a very simple thing that they don't understand, or maybe they understand and don't care, because the 6D will be a strong seller*, regardless of the negative reaction from the forums. Why is the 6D going to be a great profit center? Because the Canon brand, supply chain, marketing arm, production capabilities are way beyond any other camera manufacturer (excepting Sony). They are a huge fish in a small pond. So regardless of what you and I may think, the 6D will be a very good seller for Canon and it will validate their principles of cost-cutting and milking the customer.
What the current crop of Canon execs don't understand nor care about is that cameras like the 6D, where features are ruthlessly cost contained and features neutered to optimize niches, actually damage the brand in the long term. A professional Canon user may not buy a 6D but s/he gets asked all the time what kind of camera to get.
Woe be it to Canon if the Canon pros start saying that the 6D should be passed over for a D600. Things like that eventually erode the Canon brand and next thing you know (fast forward 5-10 years), companies like Sony, Samsung and Nikon are considered to be forward looking and hot brands.
As a Canon shooter, I get asked all the time which models are 'good ones' to get. Most of the time any model has it's pluses enough to recommend, and some are a *little* bit better than others. This time I'm telling people the Nikon D600 trounces the Canon 6D on paper, and most likely in the field as well.
I think the 6D would be great if they launched it at $1599. For $2099, get the Nikon D600. Another disappointing launch from Canon. I'm getting tired of being milked for +$500 here and a +$1000 there versus Nikon pro gear...I probably won't switch but I've lost a lot of respect for Canon in the last year.
*Even if the 6D's sales are flagging compared to the D600, the margin that Canon will make will allow them to push sales by lower the prices (on sale), or increasing the spiff (commission or margin) that the sales person will get. This may be a cynical way of looking at it, but it is the modern age of greed. :P
+1, well...i feel it after reading most posts in this thread...canon has treated us like 2nd class shooters