Bring on the new Canon 5D, but can it contain the enthusiasm of buyers of the Nikon D700 and the Sony A900.
At last. At last there is a stage where the marketing of the majors has backfired just a little, and now they are battling a war among themselves.
I believe the medium priced full frame 5D market was all about taking on those that still prefer the Mamiyas and Leaf digital backs. Plus those who required much much more than 12 mp.
But what has happened is Sony (God love them) has decided it wants to be considered as a preferred supplier to professionals and semi professionals.
This really raised the bar, and has forced Nikon to do something a little bit special. Finally they have realised that microstock photographers are a big market and they NEED something special. Also, stockies want to use their cameras for their personal use. So that means, MOVIE MODE!
Now look, the current Canon 5D is a great camera. And it is the perfect wedding camera. So when the new Canon is introduced, look for the price of the old one to slip to close to USD1,000.
This means all of us can finally use our lenses without that 1.6 crop factor.
Let's hope Canon have over manufactured heaps of the old Canon 5Ds.