Tape5: Canon's act reminds me of a joke. A boxer inside a ring suddenly starts yelling at his opponent '' stop!, right now!, stop it!, I have to ask you something.'' His opponent stops '' what? what is it?'' he asks. '' why are you trying to hurt me?'' says the guy.'' Why go higher with megapixels I ask you?'', Canon says. They must be thinking ''We got lucky with all this high ISO and Video craze.'' Canon have hit a technological wall. They would have loved to pull a 36.5 one on Nikon. They just cannot right now. It is sad because I heard many of their top guys saying ''40 mp? no problems at Canon.'' I knew that was a bad sign. And Ah..Canon, thanks for worrying about my processing times and storage with larger files that Nikon delivers. I just bought myself another six terabytes with one tenth the cost of your camera.
Yes Canon struggle and cannot keep up with Nikon. But don't forget that there are still people who print 40inch photos from single frame and 36Mpx sensor would be ideal for this purpose. I know that 90% users don't print at all only use web presentations and they would be fine with 12Mpx pretty much. I know medium format is better for this and that is why I am also using Hasselblad 503CW and Fuji Velvia 50 with Nikon 9000Ed scanner. This is great for 36x36inch prints or larger but for difficult hikes with one DSLR 36Mpx would be great.