Seems like everyone else is releasing new cameras that are better and cheaper than Canon.. Is Canon going to fall behind with out a fight? I know the 30d was a disappointment, I was expecting a new dgic processor by now
I'm not really too worried that Canon's going to be doing a whole lot of falling behind. It's hardly as if I was going to lay down over $2k for a new 5D this year, but neither would I lay down less money for a new Canon body, since I already HAVE a nice Canon body.
I'm willing to wait a while on the new Digic3 processor. Let's not start WISHING that Canon tries to follow the same lame path to forced upgrades which Microsoft has taken...
Canon is like a good poker player that has the deal. It waits until all of the other players have revealed the cards they are holding, and then shows a hand that trumps what everyone has committed to. When you are in the lead position in a race it is never smart to let the competition know just how fast you can go until they have all exposed their weaknesses. Then you pass and take the lead leaving too little distance in the race for the field to catch up.
The poker analogy is good, David. It's like Vegas. Canon is the pro, the shark. The other guys are the ones who come into town in Cadillacs and leave on Greyhound buses...
I don't think Canon is falling behind as much as the 'ole wait n' see game.
As for the 30D I certainly looked over(passed on) the 20D used and picked a new 30d over it.
In Canada used 20 D's(and the even older was it 10D's) are far to expensive for used vs what you can pickup a new 30D for with a manufacturers warranty.
The 30D refined/improved the 20D thats basically all(if thats not much).