It’s often said that Japan’s market for cameras is a good indicator for sales worldwide.
So if that’s true, it seems that Canon’s products are still selling extremely well DESPITE their lack of innovation compared to the competition.
Now I see this two ways. One is that it’s good. Canon is in no danger of going out of business any time soon, and that their dSLR and lens production stream is still a viable source of income. They’re not going to close it down like Nikon is currently doing with their compact division.
The other is that they might be reluctant to try new things or mess around with their sensor development in fear of losing that market share, thinking that we Canon buyers like things the way they are.
It’s odvious that, as far as their sensor development is concerned, we don’t like things the way they are. The 6D2 is a case in point. Great camera, an improvement over its predecessor in every way but one.
And I think that’s quite telling. The original 6D was one of Canon’s best selling bodies. Maybe they decided to give the mk2 basically the same sensor, albeit with a modest increase in resolution, so as to not put off current 6D owners thinking that the other differences will be enough to tempt them to upgrade.
Just musing. Carry on.