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Is there that large of a percentage of shooters; Canon's consumer base or is it just a niche; a small group of shooters. that need/want higher MPs and DR...
All this talk that 'Canon must...' is really just wishful thinking, video integration is clearly one of Canon's main focus points, they kind of fell into this with the 5D2 sensor; it's early successes in video, and this dual-pixel tech is just a followup. Their end game is not to serve the few, it's to serve/satisfy the masses...that's where the bigger profits lay.
Stills shooting is for a bit, and may for quite awhile, take more of a back seat role, and as 4K and higher res video takes hold, the bigger market; visual electronics, will expand into more profit. Stills as a visual expression will not go away but how we capture them might, once the video frame matches the still image.
Traditional photography as we've known it will die and we will have to cull through thousands, millions, even more images to find that perfect moment...for display. I've no doubt Canon will either make the necessary sensor advances or move to a 3rd party solution...before they fail; go out of business.
The 'real' issue is their current business model/plan just doesn't sit well with those that always need/want more; ask what have you done for me lately. So the complaints rise by a select few, some/most hope sensors meet the select few's needs/wants but at the same time also hope tech doesn't advance tooooo fast, as budgets for accessories; comp hardware/software, etc. don't exist or are very thin...
There's a big picture, it's not cracking into little pieces ready to fall from the sky, we have killer gear in our hands right now. With a plethora of choices to meet most all requirements, you just have to find the will 'balls' to satisfy those needs/want's.
Some complain, some leverage every last once out of our gear, some just enjoy shooting, have fun. We're not going to get any specifics out of Canon until they announce it.
aka happy canon camper with great expectations, living with a fixed hobbyist budget
Edited on Mar 04, 2014 at 12:29 AM · View previous versions