I've found plenty of videos like below… people complaining about the Canon EOS 6D Mark II and how Canon isn't listening to users… so they're switching.
I guess it is much like the PC vs Mac discussions isn't it? The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence.
Many of us are addicted to new gear. We love new technology and we now seem to expect that every new camera will be the “perfect” camera for us, and when it isn't, then we go on the internet and bitch bitch bitch about how the manufacturer isn't listening to our needs.
I think i'm just getting tired of the internet. Maybe i'm becoming a crotchety old man. But it seems like everyone is so quick to judge these days. Like they know the answer to everything (and I should know, I'm one of them! HA!).
I go back to the Canon XC10 announcement – and there was HUGE BITCHING about how stupid Canon was for releasing the camera. How it would never sell. It was the dumbest camera ever!
And then about a year later, I remember seeing a planet5D fan (he'll remain nameless unless he comments LOL) start posting about how he initially trashed Canon for the XC10 and then looked at it again… and decided it was a very good camera for his needs and style of shooting and bought one.
At the time, and I still say this… If camera xxx is the worst idea ever, then it wasn't designed for you! You're NOT the target market but there are obviously people who ARE and therefore you should just quietly move on to find a camera that does appeal to you.
Camera manufacturers are generally not stupid (i'm sure there are a few), but if they go thru the trouble to design and build a camera, then they KNOW there's a market for it. They would NOT waste money on something they aren't pretty sure is going to sell well and they'll make a profit.
And yes, I realize this seems to be a theme of mine… bitching about the bitching — so I realize I'm part of the problem. But maybe, just maybe, if I can help show folks that the best solution isn't to go online and create a “I'm leaving for brand x” video, but that what you should do is evaluate your real needs and find the tool that works and then just move on.
I get the brand loyalty and the disappointment… but do people who decide that say Chevrolet is no longer making cars they love and they decide to buy Honda then go and make a youtube video about how Chevy is no longer meeting their needs? Maybe I'm wrong, but I don't think they are.
I also know there are thousands upon thousands of very happy Canon (in this example) buyers who will quietly just buy the new Canon EOS 6D Mark II because it will help them make more money or maybe improve their shooting and just won't tell anyone about it… and Canon will continue developing cameras for those people.
Could they possibly add more features? Sure. And in time they will.
And just as a side FYI… TechRadar just published “The 10 best DSLRs you can buy right now” and Canon has 5 of the 10… (yes, I realize mirrorless cams aren't in that list – but mirrorless is still only 13% of the market) just sayin. Ok, for balance, here's the “Top 10 best mirrorless cameras” from TechRadar too (shocker, there's no Canon in the list LOL).
For about 4 years now, I've had a Canon 6D. I loved it. Now it's gone. In a decade of shooting, I've only owned Canon cameras. But after the release of the 6D Mk II, I'm not sure I'll ever be back. I bought a Fuji XT2, and I already own a Panasonic G85.
(cover photo credit: snap from the video)
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