WilsonFlyer wrote in post #18701963
The problem is that the next one that's coming is already mostly developed and probably really is the A7-III killer. It will be as good or better spec-wise and will (obviously) have Canon's color science. My bet is we'll see it inside 3-6 months.
But Canon will boot it at us at $3599 which is totally ridiculous given the bar set by Sony. The fanboys and pros will eat it up and meanwhile, those of us that don't make a living with our cameras are once again left out in the cold waiting 12 months for prices to drop to a reasonable level, even on the gray market.
Meanwhile, Sony releases Gen 4. Rinse and repeat. It's a vicious cycle.
THIS should have been FULLY that camera and it should have been at a $2k pricepoint and yet here we are. Welcome to the World of Canon.
So true. What I see most from many Canon user that have never really looked at/considered Sony is “Why is this always compared to the A7iii? Just wait on the next [Better] one”. It’s compared to the A7iii due to price point, and the fact that the A7iii is Sony’s lowest tier ENTRY LEVEL body. The next (hopefully good) Canon R series camera that will actually be usable for sports will probably be over $3k as you said.
To those of you who are Canon shooters, wondering why all of the Sony users are here... this R series is what many of us , myself included, were waiting on for the last few years. I waited through 3 full generations of Sonys before I switched, hoping Canon would release a real competitor. Once the A7iii came out and bested my 5D3 in pretty much every aspect for a fraction of the price, I was done waiting. I knew Canon would never make a ~$2k body with those specs as their entry level camera. Heck, if Canon had made something that only matched the A7iii at $3k before I finally gave in and bought it 5 months ago, I’d have bought it and not switched. As it is, Canon and Nikon have both released lesser cameras as direct competitors, at the same or even higher price point. If the EOS R was ~$1600, then I’d think it was pretty fine for its intended buyer, but since it’s more than a Sony A7iii + MC-11, and the same as the A7iii + MB V, then it’s kind of a wash since you can successfully adapt EF to either with similar performance. My only real gripe with my A7iii and MB V is that I get a performance hit in continuous AF w/tracking and I’m reduced to 3 fps.... same the as the native lenses on EOS-R. So that’s a wash.
I’d really love to be able to use my 300 2.8 IS for sports on a mirrorless body, but for now I’ll just hang on to the 7D2.