I love my 5d3, but...

Started Sep 13, 2012 | Discussions thread
Skip M
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Re: I love my 5d3, but...
In reply to chironNYC, Sep 15, 2012

chironNYC wrote:

I love my 5d3, and since I already have my money invested I am certainly not going to jump ship.

But, if the D600 sensor lives up to its Sony heritage, without the megapixel overweight and manufacturing/design defects of the D800 (AF, green tint, etc.), I think it will be a very attractive camera in its own right. At $1400 less than the 5d3, it will appeal to many categories of shooters. If you can shoot a wedding with a 5d2, you can shoot a wedding with a D600.

Take a look at the comparison between the 5D2 and Sony A900, there's not much there to recommend the Sony, or to brag about "Sony heritage." The Sony board is rife with comments about how the A99 users will live with higher noise than with Canon and Nikon users. Not sure that it's a recommendation for Sony sensors.

Price-wise, it competes with xD Canon cameras. Features-wise, it competes with the 5d3.

Ummm, the 5D3 is an "xD Canon" camera. It's considerably less expensive than a 5D3, considerably more expensive than a 7D (also an "xD Canon"). It's way more expensive than any of the xxD Canons, but undercuts every full frame camera by a lot.

It looks to be a fine and appealing camera at a price and with a sensor that will profoundly challenge Canon.

I'll agree that it's a fine and appealing camera, frankly, at any sub $2500 price, more appealing to new users than either the 5D3 or the D800. We'll have to wait and see what the actual sensor performance is, though.

I think it may be a market-changing camera.

On price alone, it is, indeed, a market changer.
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