Why no focus issues with D5100 or D3100 compared with D7000

Started Oct 28, 2012 | Discussions thread
Reilly Diefenbach
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Re: Why no focus issues with D5100 or D3100 compared with D7000
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jonrobertp wrote:

It's true that entry level users have low expectations. It is also true that a mid level cam like the D7k gives the buyer certain expectations ...after all, 39 AF points ...etc.

So the unit is good, but not that great. It's still a relatively cheap unit, and performs as such.

Then there are the host of D7k users to whom the 7k is a wonderful machine. They don't have much aspriration for a higher end cam. So when someone has a minor complaint or issue with it, they become unreasonably defensive of the cam that to them, was superior to what they used before.

It is sometimes user error...from inexperienced users, and it is also a simple fact that you get what you pay for...and the D7k is merely mid-level...when some of us were hoping it was more than we paid for. But that didn't happen, as it seldom does in any field.

One wonders what it would take for Nikon to produce a camera that would impress some of you ungrateful biotches.

Manufacture a camera with image quality superior in resolution and noise to a $3000 D700 at low ISO for less than half the price?  Well, gosh, they did that.

Put out a DX camera that can shoot at 6400 and not embarrass itself like a D300 with a sandstorm of noise and off colors?  By gum, they did that, too.

Take all your old crappy lenses and focus them?  Check.

Run a veritable studio full of flashes with the popup right from an easy to understand commander screen on the back of the camera?  Oh wow, that too.  Hmmm.

Better not try that with your RX100 or your Powershot.

Focus well enough to catch birds in flight, let alone dogs and cats?  Check.

Leave every Canon shooter who bought a 7D for $1700 with a bunch of expensive glass grinding their teeth to the gums in helpless envy?  Yes indeed, that didn't hurt a bit either ;^)

Be able to crop every which way but loose compared to any model before it?

The rest of you can feel free to chime in, the list is long.

Not you, Barry, you can $od off.

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