Specs or performance, which is most important?

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Chris R-UK Forum Pro • Posts: 20,096
Re: Specs or performance, which is most important?

It depends on what you mean by “specs”.

The specifications sheets published on this site are badly out of date. They include many items that have little or no interest, e.g. whether the camera supports PASM modes, and miss some really crucial specs like maximum fps rate with Liveview and the sensor readout time.

The specs tell you almost nothing about how well the camera handles, not even whether it has one or two control wheels. They don’t mention any of the computational photography capabilities like HHHR, pre-capture, HDR, focus stacking, ND filter simulation, etc. They also don’t tell you anything about how well the AF system works.

Feedback from actual users is much more useful.

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