The best DX camera in the world

Started Nov 28, 2013 | Discussions thread
Dave Cruz Contributing Member • Posts: 927
Re: The best DX camera in the world
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Eurodynamica wrote:

It seems to me that Nikon has already built the best DX camera in the world....and so has everybody else. The test reports you see here at dpreview show only minor differences in cameras regardless of specification or manufacturer.

Further, (if you are old enough) look back at your 35mm transparencies, and try applying the same level of critique to them. With grain and all, it is actually startling how bad those slides are in comparison!

Then compare the price/performance of a film based Nikon back then to the price/performance today compared to your take home pay. The D5200 is a steal, and comes with a zoom lens that the film cameras didn't even consider.

We have never had it so good.

Now everybody has bought one, each with probably twice the number of megapixels they really need, the manufacturers are trying to eke out a cash flow with incremental changes.

Reminds me of the CD player market of a couple of decades ago. Every manufacturer had a product line ranging to the $1000s of dollars for the right D/A converter. Now, you can't find them anymore, and when you do there is no product differentiation

What they need is something new to sell, but no one apart from Sony is taking a real stab at changing the market in the way that Sony itself did with the Walkman those many years ago...

I think you're right. From the D300 on, DSLRs have been good enough to make a lot of people realise they don't really 'need' further upgrades if the goal is simply to take great photographs.

The novelty of ever-evolving technology was always the marketing 'carrot', but it's effectiveness has been dissipating, thus the buying curve flattening out.

Makes one wonder what the real-world cost of designing a D300 would be today, i.e. without the competitive environment in which it evolved.

Not to mention a D400, or D500

DC

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