Kirth Gersen wrote in post #16737935
Soooo... as the OP I conclude (and much of this is speculation):
- It is unlikely Canon will be putting out Cameras with high DR, high mp sensors anytime soon due to a) slightly out of date manufacturing facilities and b) a development path more focused on low noise/high ISO and video improvements.
Nah - anything you see about video and high ISO performance from Canon is done because they can. It doesn't really tell us anything about what work Canon is doing to fix a higher DR at low ISO.
Canon does not release any information about their current work-in-progress so we will not see anything until they are ready to announce new cameras. So we have absolutely zero information about the current progress with higher DR.
- If they do seek to respond to Nikon, they will probably start at the Pro level and work their way down.
For high resolution + high DR, they will probably start with 1D or 5D, but they would probably have to very quickly plan for higher DR for most of the product line because the same moment they start to brag about a new sensor, lots of people and lots of salesmen will point at the XXD, XXXD, XXXXD bodies and compare them with Nikon bodies when less well-read customers stands in the store ready to buy something.
- This sounds to me like a timescale of multiple years... if ever.
It's a multi-year project. But remember that silence from Canon doesn't mean they haven't been working on this issue for quite a number of years. If ever? Of course Canon will release new sensors. There just are no reason not to, and a lot of reasons why they need to do it.
- I don't agree with comments on the lines of "vote with your wallet". I believe the market is structured such that many of us hobbyists HAVE to stay with one system or pay a big financial penalty for switching.
"vote with your wallet" are just silly arguments from people who don't care about resolution or DR and thing it's a clever statement to not have to see this kind of threads. Tough luck - they will just have to bite the bullet and continue to live with this kind of threads until Canon delivers.
And that last point is the possibly the key for me. I am a hobbyist and not a professional. I don't get paid for extremely highly detailed work which will be printed on something big. I do crave IQ, but probably need to step back my expectations, and wait patiently.
You are not alone - lots of people have no real economical choice but to dig in and wait.