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03/05/2012 02:12:10 AM · #1
Nikon D4, Nikon D800/D800E, Canon 1Dx, Canon 5D mark III are the contenders for this year.

Now, I'm not sure how any of these cameras are going to blow the current line-up out of the water, since a lot of what people have now is still insanely great for photography (And if you're into video, video as well). Which do you think will be the winner...and by winner I mean which will sell the most considering prices. I would imagine the D800 will outsell the D4 but only because of the price. Taking that into account with both the Nikon and Canon cameras, which do you think will do best and why?

Until I see what kind of video images we're going to see (My current camera does a fine job at photography) I don't know which one I'd choose. Right now I'm looking at the Nikon D800 with the advantage being it's price. I'm not sure what the video is going to look like and my wallet is going to kill me having to buy Nikon glass all over again, but being a gear head I can't help but want that Nikon D800. If I could sell all my Canon glass and body for a good price or trade for Nikon equivalent gear so that I could move (Again) to Nikon, I think I would...but this is based solely on the little I've seen so far of all the cameras.

What does everyone else think?
03/05/2012 03:15:53 AM · #2
I like the look of the D800 but I cant really afford it as I'll need to upgrade all my glass at the same time.

Shame really, my D90's lens has started to rattle and I'm pretty sure it's not as sharp as it was :(
03/05/2012 03:42:02 PM · #3
Maybe it's just me, but I don't think there is any semblance of parity between "best" and "most sold."

By that, let's just call the LX5 the best camera on the market per amazon.

Sales are sorta pointless, since they rely so heavily on mega fanboy-ism as well as the NEED to purchase within your manufacturer (I'm not against Canon, they produce great products, but the cost of switching is huge at this point, so to make me do so, they'd have to offer an insanely better product at the same price or less). It's just a matter of money, as you note.

Myself, I chose my body/system based on what was available at the time. It was D300 v 40D, and I felt the D300 was a better fit for me, but I didn't consider the system down the line. Are there things about Nikon that frustrate me? Sure, but I'm in that system and I'm happy (notably, the nearly complete lack of high quality F4 glass that Canon has... but I'd probably have gone to 2.8 anyway, so perhaps it's not so bad... just a big gap between the consumer and 2.8 zooms).

I guess, to me, it's one of those, pick a horse, weather the storms you may have, and revel in the sunshine when its had. I think the larger manufacturers sorta swap the lead periodically, so everybody wins some, they lose some. There are perks to both systems, so choose one, stick with it, and accept that you may miss a generation of the feature you really want because your manufacturer doesn't improve there.

Or, throw your money in a pit in your backyard if you have it, that's fine too.
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