Thorrulz wrote in post #17054298
Decided to have a bit of play with your reasoning on why to stick with Canon.
6. Camera bodies change frequently and one year Nikon is better, but then Canon the next:
With Canon going it solo in the development of their sensors/bodies/lens it may prove to be their eventual undoing. I believe the Nikon/Sony "alliance" is just the beginning and everyone should expect more of the same as other competitors begin to follow suit. Cultivating and combining individual ideas and resources into a finished product that is greater than the sum of its parts is the future of the manufacturing process. Canons willingness or stubborness, depending on how you view it to go it alone is going against the grain of what many companies are doing to stay competitive in today's market. Time will tell whethor or not Canon is a visionary company or becomes a footnote in the industry.
Have a good day.
You sound like Canon did you wrong somehow...
Not sure how you came to this assumption. Canon is plenty competitive and companies form partnerships mainly to reduce cost, increase profits, and fill areas of weakness. Nikon probably didn't want to invest in the research and development to continue to produce sensors and decided to license Sony's. Makes a lot of sense to improve the bottom line.
Both Canon and Nikon's worst nightmare is the ever increasing mirrorless camera market. If they don't get in the game right, both will become footnotes in the industry. Most likely Sony's ****. There will still be a market for DSLR's, but a majority chunk of the prosumer, hobbyist, and enthusiasts will move to the smaller, lighter, and less expensive mirorless systems. Since I picked up my Fujifilm X-T1, I have been using it more than my 5DIII. Their prime lenses rival that of Canon's or Nikon's in sharpness, bokeh, and build quality. For roughly $4000 I was able to get an X-T1 body, 23 1.4, 35 1.4, and 56 1.2. Compare this to $8000+ for the 5D III + holy trinity set of lenses. All 3 fuji lenses + body fits in a small bag and weighs less than my 5DIII + an attached lens.
Canon celebrates 11th straight year of No. 1 share of global interchangeable-lens digital camera market
TOKYO, Japan, March 27, 2014—Canon Inc. today announced that the Company's interchangeable-lens digital cameras (digital SLR and compact-system cameras) have maintained the No. 1 share worldwide in terms of volume within the interchangeable-lens digital camera market for the 11-year period from 2003 to 2013