And here I was being afraid of the D3x and worrying about the pricing of our 1D series. My God. This morning when I saw the Nikon press release, my jaw hit the floor from amazement first. For a few minutes, I wasnít sure what I was experiencing. But then it sank in and I started laughing out loud slamming my desk with my hands. Everyone came running to my office to ask what was wrong. People thought I was finally losing my mind after all the problems I was facing at Canon. They were about to dial 911 when I turned around my monitor and showed them the price of the D3x.
My God. I still canít believe this. I thought we were ****ed here at Canon having Maeda as our boss, but whoever took that decision at Nikon to price the D3x at $8000 has got to be many times worse compared to Maeda! Jesus Christ! How clueless do you have to be to price the D3x at $8000 at this point in time? Seriously? And donít get me wrong, we are partying here at Canon because of this, but even as a competitor I have to admit thatís just insane. Our 1Ds Mark III now costs around $6700, and even that is still way overpriced, so howcome Nikon priced the D3x at $8000? I donít get it. Is the D3x that much better compared to the 1Ds Mark III? I DONíT THINK SO?!!
Hey Nikon, you stupid morons, if you are targeting the medium format crowd with the D3x and that price, Iíve got a newsflash for ya: We already have a better and cheaper alternative, itís called the 1Ds Mark III! We even have a 5D Mark II that comes pretty close and for sure beats the D3x when it comes to image quality. How the hell do you expect to sell a D3x at $8000? But hey donít get me wrong, feel absolutely free to give it a try. Just so you know, your users are already buying our 5D2.
Weíre now also going to ramp up production of the 1Ds Mark III again. The D3x canít stand a chance. Right now at this very moment, life is good.