SIGH......after 3 months of research, i am still in a dilimma in whether to buy the KM 7D or Canon 30D. i have tried out my friend's 20D, and when to shops to try out 7D. i have read hundreds of reviews, browsed thousands of forums, but i am still stuck. to give everyone a clearer picture, i shall state all the thoughts i have on both systems
:Lenses are easier to choose----i have been trying to compare KM lenses and Canon lenses, but apperantly, ALL updated sites i have went through are only dedicated to canon, not KM.
:Lenses are easier to buy-----KM is low on stocks
:AS system------i tried planning out a canon system with IS in all of them. but all IS lenses either have an unattractive zoom(24-XX), low quality(17-85), or too expensive.using dimage A1 for several years, i find AS something neccesary not only in telezooms, but wide too.
:intergrated wireless flash(heard abt the wireless transmitter in canon. but if i can it intergrated, why not)
:egronomics wins over canon (a more personal issue. i like dials )
: photo quality of both systems(body) are too similar.(no arguement about that, about 200 posts, reviews, tests, comparisions, photographers all said this)
:i no need the 5fps in canon.
:8 mp or 6.1mp doesn't matter to me
:if a KM lenses review and test site exsist, it will make my life comparing both system easier. for example, when planning to place KM17-35 into my possible list, i am unable to do it as confidently as the EF17-40L due to lack of websites that does tests on KM lenses.
:i value AS/IS seriously. (the main reason why i cannot fix firmly on canon)
:im not bothered by Sony buying over, since the service center will still exist.
i would greatly value any suggestions. if you really like canon so much and find that KM sucks, THROW IN ALL negatives you can find in KM. if you favour KM, and hate canon sooo much, DIG OUT EVERY plus points the KM system has. flame your system's opponent like a debate match, as i would really like to know what i am into when i finally bought my system. thanks to all in advance.
btw, i made similar threads in both KM and canon forums, but i think both died off.