I love my 5d3, but...

Started Sep 13, 2012 | Discussions thread
Press Correspondent
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Re: I love my 5d3, but...

Skip M wrote:

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

Strictly speaking, on price alone it is not. 5D2 is less expensive and would still be preferred by many. A lot of people don't care for the latest bells and whistles, but want a solid proven performer. The D600 sensor performance may not be better enough to be dramatic, the Nikon skin tones remain yellowish, plus the Nikon AF reputation has been turned by D800 into a wide spread fear.

On price alone, although used and outdated, but still FF and hugely popular, 5D is just a third of the price of D600. Plus surely 6D is coming soon as a follow up to 5D2. I see D600 as a result of the FF market price dropping slowly over time to the current levels. D600 is a result of the market, not a market driver.

D600 would be a market changer, if it could be sold for $3,000, but was offered for $2,000. However, it is offered already at the maximum of what it can be sold for and therefore it is no market changer at all.

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