D800 or D4 : Family Vacation

Started Feb 27, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Joe Porto
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Re: D800 or D4 : Family Vacation
In reply to Arvind Balaraman, Feb 27, 2013

Arvind Balaraman wrote:

Will be travelling to Europe in May with family. Primarily shootng citiscapes, architecture and landscape. Wondering ifI should take my D4 or D800?

Inclining to take D800

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Rgds Arvind Balaraman

Last year I went to St. Lucia w/ my family, and lugged a huge backpack w/ D800, D7000, and a bunch of lenses. The only gear that ever left the hotel was the D7000 and kit lens. I've since bought a Canon G15 for family trips and snapshots. It's pocketable, and allows me to enjoy the trip with my family, not be the geek dad photographer.

Granted, if you need anything wider than 24-28mm, or fast super tele, you will need a DSLR. I use my DSLRs for more serious nature photography, but as far as vacation photos, I am amazed what a decent P&S can do.

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