I'm staying with Canon
Aug 26, 2008
I've been in a "wait-and-see"-mode for about a year, considering a switch to Nikon or Sony. I've been wating for a full frame camera that can be significant upgrade to my 40D, not wanting to commit myself fully to one brand without knowing there's a satisfactory upgrade path.
Now with the release of the 50D I am almost certain to stay with Canon. I doubt they would put ISO12800 in the camera if it wasn't up to the quality we expect from Canon. They have been (quite confidently) limiting the upper ISO to "only 1600" (the competitors have been offering smudged out and noisy ISO3200 to appear better) in their crop sensor cameras, knowing that it was the best on the market anyway.
Well, Nikon changed that with the D3/D300/D700 and now Canon has responded.
While we will have to wait for further tests and reviews to get the final verdict my gut feeling is that the 5D II will be a k*ick ss camera and I doubt the Sony A900 or any other camera will be able to challenge it as the IQ king of semipro cameras.
That means Canon has the upgrade path, lenses and equipment I want. With the 50D they have erased most of my doubts. Looks like I'm staying with Canon.