Damphousse Posted October 4, 2013 Share Posted October 4, 2013 That's all very nice to say, but if you really wanted to make a film you would have. Make a list of everything you want Canon to include on a $500 camera and tell me honestly, would that camera make the difference and prompt you to get out and shoot your masterpiece? I seriously doubt it, because filmmaking has very little to do with that in the first place. There are a few things I've said in this thread that you didn't catch so I will reiterate them. I am not looking to make "my masterpiece." I am an amateur that is interested in filming some family moments and trips and making a very small amount of money on the side to fund the hobby. And yes since this is not my career or what I do to put food on the table better technical results will make me more inclined to shoot and spend money. If any manufacturer is going to sell a lot of cameras in the $500 price range they are going to need lots of people like me. Honestly if I was doing this for a job spending $15,000 on a camera wouldn't be a problem. Because I would use it, make money, and get my use out of it before depreciation destroyed it's value. I just can't spend $3,000+ on a camera because I don't shoot enough to justify the cost. In short if I needed to "make my masterpiece" $15,000 would not be a hurdle. So you have a 50D and a 600D, I don't think buying yet more Canon cameras is the best way to show them how much you disagree with them... Who said I "disagree with them"? To disagree with them would imply I know whay they know. As I said I don't think anyone on this forum knows the size of the sub $1,000 prores 4:2:2 and raw video dslr market. I don't think anyone here knows what the margins are on sub $1,000 dslrs. All I can say is what I want. But I can't condem a man when I don't know his situation. I bought by 600D mainly for photography. In the photography world we have a saying. You buy a system not a camera. You don't dump your whole system just because you disagree with one or two bodies. I have more invested in my lenses than my bodies. And I don't think me buying a 50D on ebay and a refurbised 600D is a signal to Canon that everything is peachy. Those are both firsts for me for Canon DSLRs. The T5i is going to be a relative flop. That will send a signal to Canon. Besides if 50Ds are flying off ebay don't you think that's a strong signal to Canon? I actually started a thread on this very topic. 50Ds are NOT flying off of ebay in the US so that tells Canon the market for such a thing is smaller than we had hoped. You think a sustained bubble in used 50D prices would convice Canon to hold back raw video?! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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