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Started Feb 17, 2007 | Discussions thread
iano Senior Member • Posts: 1,892
the target market for new models is not always the prior model

Canon updates the product lineup to a schedule.
Goals for new models are:-

  • improve competitive position

  • improve margin

Sometimes, like the 30D, the major achievement is to improve margin. Canon did not target 20D owners, simply people who were buying a camera at that market point. If choosing between canon and competitors, they figured the 30D gave an improved chance the canon would be chosen.

Down at the rebel level, canon hope only new DSLR purchases will buy, and that prior rebel owners will move up the range when they upgrade. At the 1D end of the range the focus is the proffessional. If you make your living from your equipment, then yes a small improvement may justify having the latest, but again they update the unit in production simply to bring what improvements they have to market and give the highest probability they can a buyer will buy canon.

For the professional sports shooter any improvement in FPS increases the chance your burst will include that magic shot you are seeking, but mostly when it is time (for depreciation or wear) to buy a new body, you buy what is available. This market is about selling lenses, not bodies. Bodies are cheap.

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