We all hoped for the best from canon's new 7d mkII but with some recent news of the camera, it looks like it WON'T feature 4k video. (source) And if had it released a 4k APS-C camera, it would have had competition from the 4k dslr newcomer, The Samsung Nx-1. So Canon has fall behind in fact in all aspects... there is no reason to buy any of there products.
First off the canon cinema line. They're all over priced to start with but now lets compare each with it's competition. Well recently sony announced the FS7, which shoots 4k 60p, super35 sensor, ND filters, ect. for $8k. Which is much cheaper than the $12,000 C300 which fails to even shoot 1080p60. The C500 was never popular and it's competition spans from the new 4k baring f5, Panasonic's super35 Varicam, AJA's Cion, Blackmagic's URSA and surprise all of these are more capable cameras at cheaper (F5 is about the same, Varicam is more) prices.
Next the 5d mkiii. So theres the A7s with amazing low light sensitivity. The Gh4 and Samsung NX-1 blows the 7d mkii out the water. Sony's 4k prosumer camcorders trumps the wimpy overpriced Canon Camecorders. Third Party EF lenses are getting to the point of almost always being better than canon lenses. Nikon has better cameras for pictures. Where are you Canon? What are you STILL good at? Absolutely nothing. We don't need you anymore. So..... Goodbye Canon.
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