How long usually before Canon announces their competing camera?
mmm, I thought everyone said the MP wars were over?
I don't remember if Nikon has ever beaten Canon as far as a significant MP upgrade in FF. The 20mp barrier was the 1DsMark3, out about a year before the D3x.
So when will canon offer an answer? who knows ... based on the 1Dx announcement they may have decided not to even go there.
Canon has been aggressively improving lenses for some time now, some speculate so users aren't disappointed with the IQ of higher pixel counts of the 36+mp sensors.
D800 looks like a sweet camera ... great news for Nikon shooters - finally
a high resolution body for under $3000. I doubt any Canon shooters will abandon their glass as long as Canon can offer a decent alternative sometime this year, but if not some will, great for my store. Nikon is now price protecting dealers like Sony does, so the big internet sellers can't undercut the little guys out of the game. there is a lot of pent up demand for this body ... years worth.
I really like the option of leaving the AA filter off (not sure whey they didn't leave it off of all them, at 36mp the sensels are so small moire should be extremely rare.)
I've seen a ton of users move from Nikon to canon because of the 5D mark 2, will be interesting how many of them still have their Nikon glass. If so I expect them to dump the canon stuff and grab this baby fast. Can't wait to get one in the store and give it a go.
(although I don't shoot either anymore, it's either MFDB for me or sony NEX5 soon to be NEX 7).