Hogloff wrote in post #16754362
Exactly. Affordability is not a technical or industry leading breakthrough. There was nothing innovative added to the 6d. Just repackaged 5d stuff into a cheaper body to sell to the masses. Yes, I applaud Canon for releasing an affordable full frame camera...but innovative...give me a break. Its sort of calling the EOS-M as being innovative because it's cheap.
Once again, pro-sumer DSLR with WiFi and GPS, smallest and lightest weight FF body and the center AF point you could call breakthrough or not, to me it makes little difference since all but one of my lenses at the moment are MF anyway.
Just because it isn't a breakthrough in ways that matter to you, doesn't mean it isn't a breakthrough in other areas or to other photographers. Remember to be a breakthrough means that other products have to follow in it's wake, this is already happening as all the latest DSLR's now come with WiFi or GPS because people who have actually used them recognize their usefulness, same with being lighter and smaller.
Also, EOS M could be a huge success if Canon re-release one with a built in EVF and the 70D AF system. Just think, a mirrorless body that can use any EF or EF-S lens and actually focus properly with it. I think it's only a matter of time before Canon releases one and the G1Xii is great evidence of what's to come. As it is right now though, I think it's the perfect large sensor pocket camera, I literally have mine in a pocket everywhere I go. Again, not useful for you, fine, we get it, doesn't mean it isn't useful