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Nikon and Canon really are done, aren't they?
Sony releases the A7/r, demonstrating the possible future, but aimed way too low for many serious photographers and with any number of ergonomic and workflow flaws that a camera (as opposed to consumer electronic) company wouldn't have made because they actually have photographers test their products. Serves up a PERFECT opportunity for a serious camera company like Nikon or Canon to respond.
Nikon responds by releases yet another minor iteration on 1999's D1. Seriously, that's the last innovation from either of these companies. Each time the megapixels get a little more plentiful, the meter and AF sensors get a little more sensitive, pattern AF leaves and comes back, and the price gets a lot higher. But this is a D1 mkVII.
Shouldn't they be getting easier to build, not harder? Shouldn't their seventh (fourth full frame) near-identical generation pro DSLR cost less than the first, not more? Better yet, for God's sake shouldn't they have tried something new by now?