Discussion in 'News - Discussion' started by CSBC, Sep 17, 2008.
Well the proof of the pudding's in the toilet bowl the morning after so we'll just have to wait and see how it fairs against the D700, the D3 and the new Sony.
It's got ........ full HD video!
[hides behind sofa]
Lock up your weaving frames!
Hardly surprising - it's a useful feature for those media togs who were so keen on the original 5D. And I wouldn't object to it, either...
feck - have been waiting for this now it has another thing on it I don't need
does this mean AP meets will now have video shots as well as stills...
not a good thing seeing me in movement - really
Very clever the Japanese. Given the summer we have had they tell us it works 'better' at low temperatures. Should guarantee a large slice of the wedding market
More importantly does it have live view. Now we need to see the price to know whether it will be a spoiler for the a900.
And an overpopulated sensor.
I'll be sitting this one out. If I buy a camera in the next 12 months it'll be a Canon 1D Mk III or a Nikon D3.
But I may abandon the idea of using a DSLR for my main photography altogether going for a mix of specialized astronomical CCD imaging and rangefinder (film) for pictorial work.
It really depends on what one uses the camera for. BJB's astronomical photography is a highly specialised use where low noise/high ISO (for all I know) is important. I'm interested in landscapes and want to be able to enlarge to A2. I'm happy to leave the camera on ISO64 and only rarely turn it up to the dizzying heights of ISO200 so high ISO isn't necessarily an issue but the resolution, up to a point is.
Well I can't afford one, so I'm safe from temptation (I think).
£2,299.00 at Warehouse Express (with 8Gb Lexar UDMA card) and Callumet so that is a direct competitor for the Sony.
Yup, and that forms the basis of the video mode.
We have. It's competitive.
At the moment my 5D (Mk I I suppose we must call it now) does all that I need. If I do spend that sort of money it will most probably be on a Scarlet digital cine camera.
Seriously I wasn't expecting 21 Mp, more like 16-18, but I supose it makes sense to use the sensor from the 1Ds Mk III rather than develop a new one, like Nikon did for the D700.
... the Sony a900 is £1899 at Camera Centre and Best Priced Brands ... significantly cheaper I would have thought?
Live view will be useful to some people, but without an articulating screen and slow operation - not to me and the video capability would interest me not at all.
However I'm sure it will sell well and make many people happy
£2,299.00 At Warehouse Express
2500.00 Euros which is just over £2000
$2700.00 in the States (rrp) which is just over £1500 at current exchange rates. No pricing yet at B&H but surely it would make sense to get one from the states when it arrives?
Why are we paying so much more?
US prices don't have sales tax included. UK/EU prices include VAT. Different market conditions also can mean different prices.
And wait and see what the street price is. There was an awful lot of fuss about the 1000D SRP, but the street price is somewhat different...
Import Tax and no UK or European warranty are two reasons not to.
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