Sorry kids, but Bose has never been "high-end" audio anything. They are "fanboi" audio and always have been. In other words, they're a snob brand rather than one that people who know what they're doing buy.
Canon's biggest flaw has been refusing to embrace the paradigm that software can never drive what you produce -- precision and capability on the hardware end always does that. Software is what you use to put an ergonomic interface on the hardware. This is coming from a guy who has done this stuff for 30+ years in both "business" and "embedded" environments.
The sensor lead they had has been eroded and IMHO they stumbled badly by not anticipating and reacting to the move toward HD Video. At the same time they're behind transfer-speed technology. It is entirely possible today to read an entire sensor in 1/30th of a second, meaning that you can support 30fps video for real with interpolation in the camera instead of line-skipping as is done now. Coupled with taking full advantage of whatever speed the card has you could easily design an effectively-infinite buffer depth for common frame rates.
Consider the 7d. 25 Megabytes, roughly, is the file size. It can shoot 8fps. So if we read the sensor in 1/30th of a second we can then interpolate and write video without mosaic issues and in addition we gain massive native resolution.
Ok, so let's go further with this idea. How fast does the card have to transfer to support 8fps? Too fast, today -- 25Mb X 8 = 200 Megabytes/second. And by the way, you can't get there with rotating media today either -- but you CAN with some SSDs!
But -- 4fps FOREVER is achievable with today's CF cards. Yes, expensive ones, but they can do it. And tomorrow's will do 200. You can get 90Mbps rates out of SDHC cards in some cases now too, which means that a 4fps "forever" raw rate is achievable.
All of this requires hardware support up and down the line, and Canon didn't do it. Nobody else did either, which means that if Canon had they'd own the market on both video and still sides.
What would this have done to price? Surprisingly little. The expense for most part is on the R&D side; once it's done the reproduction cost is relatively modest. Yeah, it might have put $100 on the lower-end cameras, and $200 or so on the higher end ones.
But they'd be unbeatable cameras in several applications. Now add sensor technology improvements at the same time and things get even more interesting.
You have to innovate to stay on top. Canon is a great company and I love my Canon cameras, but I wish they'd get off the ball on this stuff.