DPR forums, 5D3, D800 and the real world

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DPR forums, 5D3, D800 and the real world
Jul 19, 2012

I don't know if Amazon or B&H numbers could be called 'real world'. But I was just curious as to 'what's happening out there' and found something interesting.

It seems that 5D3 is selling more than D800 in Amazon.
In Amazon's Best Seller list for DSLRs, 5D3 is now at #9 and D800 at #12.

http://www.amazon.com/Best-Sellers-Electronics-Digital-SLR-Cameras/zgbs/electronics/3017941/ref=zg_bs_nav_e_3_281052

Maybe it is the supply issue. But 5D3 tops D800 in Amazon's Most Wished For DSLR list too.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/most-wished-for/electronics/3017941/ref=zg_bs_tab_t_mw?pf_rd_p=1374969382&pf_rd_s=right-10&pf_rd_t=2101&pf_rd_i=list&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=0P3BJXKNVB6BPT7WB5HN

B&H doesn't give us these numbers. I thought, maybe number of people reviewed these cameras would give me some idea. A surrogate marker.
13 people reviewed D800.
338 people reviewed 5D3.
Supply issue?

Reading DPR forums it would appear that Canon, especially 5D3, is doomed. Yet, 'out there', the story seems to be quite different.
Are these folks, who buy high end DSLRs, ignorant?
Are they too invested in Canon gears?
Haven't they read DXO and how '5D3 stumbles against D800'?

Or maybe, as opposed to majority of the folks here and the 'scientists' in DXO, they know a little more about photography?

Just curious.

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