harold1968: sorry, 16mp on a professional camera does not cut itCanon and Nikon are like supertankers. They have heard photographers demanding better quality higher ISO for years so now have both delivered low pixel cameras for their flagships.Many of us most shoot at base, or just above, ISO and want maximum detail.Are we now being pushed to medium format ?I hope Canon and Nikon have high pixel flagships up their sleeves.
Well stated "Masterof..". I get 'killer' event pics in low light with the D3s. Great concert coverage, sports event camera! So I come from the opposite direction - Why on earth do I need to trade up for the few mps when clients are happy with what i present? If your shooting for Playboy then get the Canon and the 85mm f1.2 so you can blow the photo up to billboard size. Its not in my strategy...
tmurph: Oh dear oh dear. I can never understand people who look at cameras as more than just a tool to use and create great pictures. Most cameras help you do this but some help the process more than other models do.Yes,yes I hear you say we know this but just look at the moaning brigade on here. " it only shoots at 10 frames per sec" I know, terrible, shoot the boffins at Nikon for getting it wrong. " they forgot to put GPS on it" again. how absolutely shocking is that, well maybe some people need GPS at the end of the day who cares.For all its wizz bangs this is a box, put a good lens on it and see what YOU are capable of.This is a pro tool out of the reach of most of us but even if you could afford one then make sure it makes money for you if not then you're either too rich or you think spending that kind of money will make you a better photographer.
For the " hang it from my shoulder just to look good brigade" then good luck when they ask you to show them some of your pics.
Great post tmurph. Glad to see the technology advancing more at a snails pace - I love my D3s and will hang on and use it for a bit longer while investing in better glass. Like with Apple, I founf its best to buy smart, then hang onto it and use it fir what its worth and only then replace it when obsolensence requires it. I still get wonderful images out of my D70, which was 'stake in the ground' cutting edge just 8 short years ago, and hope to do the same with the D3s for years to come. My next will probably be a D5s at the rate I'm going and the switch will come more because of battery and memory card issues LOL... Let the Nikon fanboi's drool and the haters hate over the new stuff as its fun to watch..