Fenway Pics: My sons ipod is often better than my 5D

Started Apr 22, 2013 | Discussions thread
Shield3 Senior Member • Posts: 2,440
Re: Fenway Pics: My sons ipod is often better than my 5D

jburrows500 wrote:

I think you are missing the point Joe...  I was simply making a comment about the gap between a $3500 dollar piece of equipment (cost of a new 5D when they were introduced with 28-105 kit lens) purchased 10 years ago is narrowing to the point where a $250 dollar pocket size piece of equipment can "sometimes" equal, and in some cases, exceed that of equipment once far superior... Just my humble opinion..  you may not agree.. not all people who pick up a Lecia M3 or M8 loved them either..

If you think about it.. does a camera really have to take a picture capable of being enlarged to a 20x30 in this day and age.. I would venture to say that 98% of all pictures taken by the average Joe.. prosumers included, take them of family, kids, general landscape, vacations, etc.. How do we share theses digital images?  We share them via Facebook, Smugmug, Picassa, etc..  When was the last time invited over the inlaws to sit around the coffee table and enjoy a night of browsing through the photo albums.. better yet, of all of your digital images that reside on your multiple drives can you say you printed out larger than a 8x10?  I would venture to guess less than 5%..  Unless your doing magazine work.. is there really any need for a 20+MB camera?

Maybe this in fact is the point - 10 year old camera.  What ipod camera would you have been using in 2003?  Oh wait, they didn't exist then.  You've got 10 years of memories out of your camera - besides, if we all waited for the perfect camera we'd have 0 pictures.

I'm sure this is a poor analogy - but it'd be like complaining that the new cable box DVR beats my 10 year old standard def Tivo.  Without the latter, you'd have been watching commercials 10 years ago.

Might be time to upgrade though - 10 years is a long time.

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