brettjrob wrote in post #16739808
I have no real knowledge of the processing chips or AF systems used in DSLRs, but I've always suspected that those are the areas where Canikon are really gouging us. Specifically, are we really to believe that the tech enabling the 5D3's AF and FPS was unavailable -- or even far more expensive -- back when the 5D2 was released? Maybe someone who actually knows can chime in. I wouldn't be surprised to learn there's a long pipeline of this stuff being held back from market, just to keep the upgrade cycle moving effortlessly without progressing sensor tech, which is more difficult and requires time.
I'm probably biased because I don't care about AF or framerates, but still. From my point of view where they're just a nuisance that steal marketability from advances I actually care about, I'm suspicious that Canikon could give you sports/action shooters exactly what you want at a low price point right this minute.
One example is the ability to AF at f8. Canon did not have this feature in their 1D X but, the Nikons did. It was a big deal for bird/wildlife shooters. It took them more than a year to release but, it is limited to certain lenses and certain t-con combos.