I just don't get these 2001 prices??

Started Jan 7, 2012 | Discussions thread
joejack951
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Re: I just don't get these 2001 prices??
In reply to 260684, Jan 7, 2012

260684 wrote:
Exactly neil, these people need to open their eyes. Rip offfff!

NeilJones wrote:

Don't use this silly "longer shutter" argument again. How many shutters have you worn out over the years Harry? Do you know you can replace most for a couple hundred dollars!

Let's compare the D5100 and D4 shutters:

D5100 - 4 FPS, 1/4000s max shutter speed, DX size, 100,000 cycle rated
D4 - 10 FPS, 1/8000s max shutter speed, FX size, 400,000 cycle rated

So for every four shutters you'd replace at a few hundred dollars each in your D5100, you'll replace one in the D4. That's about a $1000 "savings" right there not even taking into account the higher price for the D4 shutter given it's capabilities. Factor in time without the camera, or cost of a rental or second body and you might be nearing $2000.

Do we need to go down the list of the ways the D4 is better than the D5100 to justify the rest of the $3000 price difference?

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