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07-01-13, 11:26 AM
N-Photo Tech Ed
Join Date: Jan 2012
Actually, that four-star rating for the D800 was a production error - apologies for that. If you check the comparison table on the following page (page 110, issue 15) you'll see that the D800 gets five stars in the comparison table.
That was our mistake, to be sure, but we can't agree with all of your other points. Do we give too much weight to price? That's a matter of opinion, and ours is that price is a very important factor for people choosing a camera.
Do we keep harping on about the D90? Nikon still makes it, people still buy it and it's still a good camera for the money, so it would be wrong to ignore it (though Angela has asked us to point out that she now uses a D600).
We don't talk much about the D4 because it's a professional camera through and through - its price puts it well outside the scope of amateurs and enthusiasts, and it's a highly-specialised tool with lower resolution that most photographers would accept and faster continuous shooting speeds than they need.
As for your final point – we're not saying the D600 is a better camera than the D800, but for many users it will be a better buy. That's the point of camera reviews – people can see straight away which camera is best, but what they really need to know is which camera they should buy given the money they've got, their level of technical understanding, and the features they're going to find most useful.
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