POLL - which D800 model would YOU buy

Started Jan 7, 2012 | Discussions thread
bobn2 Forum Pro • Posts: 55,393
Re: Latest totals

CriticalI wrote:

bobn2 wrote:

CriticalI wrote:

Discarding don't knows and alternative votes (except adding 0.5 where two options were chosen)

D800s 18.5
D800sv 12.5
D800x 11
D800xv 15

The split is becoming more and more even. What is perhaps somewhat interesting is that the two most popular options (though only just) are a direct upgrade of the D700 (low MP, no video) and the all singing all dancing 5Dmk3 competitor with 36MP and video.

Since car makers make many differentiated versions of a single car with different motors and other options, I wonder how much mileage there is for camera makers to do the same.

Whereas I doubt Nikon will make a camera without video as no-one appears to even consider it these days, I think there is plenty of evidence that both low and high resolution versions of the D800 would find a market.

Ha ha ha ha ha ha.
Evidence is just what it isn't.

Bob, you've lost it completely. I didn't say this survey was "plenty of evidence" as its pretty obvious from the heated debates and popularity of the D700.

That again is not evidence that there would be a market for both. All it indicates is that current D700 owners, who are in anyway defined as being those for whom resolution isn't the top consideration, like their cameras. Whether a 16MP camera would present them with enough more to actually buy it is an unanswered question.

This survey just illustrates it.

This 'survey' (nice grandiose term there) illustrates nothing at all. As I keep telling you, it is non-information. You cannot draw any useful inference for it because you have built in all sorts of confounding variables into your questions.

Now go and line up all your pencils again.

In real life there would be very likely a market for both, simply because the lower resolution one would offer less capability than the high resolution one for the same price. Once people wised up to the idea that the 36MP one had exactly the same low light capability as the 16MP one, but less DR and resolution, the only people buying the 16MP version would be low resolution obsessives or people without the money to keep their computing resources marginally up to date.

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