Mbell1975 wrote in post #18670140
According to whom? Tech nerds who worship dxomark.com? lol. Your average consumer has no clue what a DxO mark score is, nor do they care. All they know is its Canon's most powerful sensor and if they put it in a new, FF mirrorless camera with all the bells and whistles and price it right, it will sell by the boatloads. Just watch
Reminds me of the kids who worshipped geekbench scores years ago and kept proclaiming the death of the iPhone because Apple was putting "old tech" in their iPhones year after year but what happened? The iPhone trounced everything else in sales anyways because most Apple fans and your average user had no clue what geekbench scores were and couldn't care less that other phones had superior tech.
Fun fact: iOS is not the top selling mobile OS. Android is. Also..Apple is no the top selling smartphone manufacturer. Samsung is.
So higher sales does not equate to better products.
This is particularly true in the space for full frame mirrorless cameras. The buying process in this space is less of a popularity contest and more of an informed decision process. Chances are that if someone is dropping $3k+ on a camera, they not only understand the benefits of a FF sensor, they also find real value in things like dynamic range, less high ISO noise, faster AF etc etc as it pertains to their craft as a photographer and are willing to pay for it. At the very least, consumers in this space are doing their homework online before making a large purchase, and the weaknesses of the 5DSR sensor and the strengths of Sony’s sensors are highlighted abundantly by your typical reviewer. And of course technical ratings like DXO.
This is a stark difference to the DSLR world of old, where Canon was selling boatloads of 3 year old rebel kits to soccer moms at Costco on black Friday. That whole market was obliterated by smartphones and there has been a sharp decline in those low margin, high volume DSLRs. This is where the dynamics in the next phase of the camera market are very different and why what happened in past 10 years will not apply in the next 10 years. And while Canon’s brand will always mean a lot, the market is shifting more heavily towards high-end cameras, and the scales are tipped towards Sony’s in favor in some important aspects because they have a particularly strong technological edge. Sony’s best sensors are 3 generations ahead of the 5DSR, and 2 generations ahead of Canon’s best design (5DIV/1dxII)