« on: March 08, 2012, 03:08:26 AM »
BTW, does anyone know if D800's 90k RGB metering can do the same?
The D800 has the ability to meter off of an AF point. In fact, many inexpensive Nikon bodies have had this feature, including the Nikon D40 from 2006 and the newer D3100 and D5100. I'm not sure why only the 1-series has it.
It's simply because manufacturers have to distinguish different product lines. I believe Canon's aim is to make 5D best selling product (as both 1D X and 5D Mark III are great all-around cameras and you'd defenitely want one of those for yourself), whereas Nikon have clear separation of the target audience their professional cameras aimed for.