I'm just thinking. With the current global economy, and the ever encroaching plague of smartphone photography taking bigger chunks of the market, are companies like Canon, Nikon etc pricing themselves out of business ?
Every new product that Canon has released over the last few years has been priced unrealistically high, especially at launch. I can honestly see it getting to the point where most people will just turn away and either rely on their old kit or just use their mobile phones instead.
Between my wife and I, we have more disposable income now than we ever have and yet I get more and more frustrated at how much these companies think the mass market is prepared to pay for their hobby.
Obviously, I'm not including pros, who are more or less bent over a barrel, sorry guys...