TeamSpeed wrote in post #18705790
I don't think this is priced either for the casual shooter to want to move to FF from crop or other FF either. So where this camera really sits seems to be a bit confused at this point.
I think the point of this camera isn't to be a "Sony killer" or anything like that. This is only Canon's first entry into the high-end mirrorless product space. IMO, positioning it here gets the attention of advanced amateurs and pros, people who like to scrutinize specs. Not for the purpose of getting lots of sales, but to get people looking at it and talking about it (for 47 pages and growing).
I consider myself to be in the "enthusiast" camp, so I usually ignore product announcements in the $3000+ range. But a $2300 body like this, while not something I would buy in its current form, looks interesting enough to have me posting about it and thinking that I might eventually get something like this... *if* they change a few things.
I think that's really the point of the EOS R, to put something out there and get feedback from this community. I'm willing to bet people from Canon are following these discussions, and the discussions on FM and the comments on YT. So keep talking about the changes you want to see. There will be more bodies in the future.
I see the EOS R like the EOS 650: A competent--albeit limited--mid-range first entry in what will (hopefully) become a very successful product line.