Which DSLR was a game changer?

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Which DSLR was a game changer?
Apr 28, 2009

Whether in your own experience or based on what you know, which DSLR really changed the game and set new precedents in the field?

In my opinion:

Original Canon 5D: Full frame, and image quality that is still top tier 3+ years later.

Canon 1D mark II: A doubling of MP while improving image quality and performance, it eclipsed the competing Nikon D2H that had just been released. It is also a camera where everthing "just works", and is still widely used for its reliable AF and image quality.

Nikon D3: This time it was Nikon with the upper hand. A spec sheet that sucked the air out of the competing Canon, and another camera that "just works". Justly credited with bringing Nikon back in force in the pro sports arena.

Runners up: the original digital Rebel, the Nikon D1.

Is there some feature that you think or hope will bring the next game change?

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