After 4 years using Canon gear i am thinking of selling all my stuff and switch over to Nikon to get better sensor performance. The lenses of Nikon are not as good as Canon's but with the Nikon sensor the (DSLR+Lens combi) scores are much better. "It's the combi that makes the picture"
What do you all think?
Keep waiting till Canon gets up (again) with Nikon?
I think this can take a long time... Maby never... Or are there any rumors canon wil get back on top soon?
hi, what about a Sony?
I think Sony will dominate this FF camera market.
I think DSLRs just have a few more years of life in it.
Probably next year, 2014 I guess ? will be the birth year for a fullframe mirrorless camera with Alpha mount and E mount, which will allow you to shoot at 60 frame per second shooting rate with almost no shutter lag or mirrorshock.
As long it has the annoying mirror inside , it will not get as fast as Sony cameras.
If you did not try the A99v yet , just try it at your local shop.
and if you like it get it from Amazon.
I just bought the lightly used A99v and I am pretty amazed with it , it is fast , reliable and almost shock-less(no mirror lock up required).
Also you should know there will soon be NEX9 or whatever called Sony full frame E mount mirrorless camera announced , and IMHO, the future is hybrid not sill or video only camera.
and therefore, moving to Nikon,which is actually weaker than Canon in many ways as it comes to designing a good hybrid body, is not worth the time and effort.
BTW, I was a Nikon D800e/D600 shooter and now I am slowly moving to Canon /sony set up(the EOS6D, A99v and probably the upcoming NEXFF).
Unless you have some lenses in Nikon line up that you must have or want to use , do not waste your money into that system.
Nikon is a weak company as its latest finacial report tells , it is not good at video and thus, it will have tough time competing against Canon, Sony , PAnasonic and Samsung.
IMHO, it is not Nikonvs Canon any more but more likely Canon vs Sony.
Currently Nikon has really loose manufacturing tolerance and most of its FX cameras have either quality control related issues or design flaws.
Many many D800/E have AF issue , video moire issue, LV issue , card error issues and sometimes even misaligned OVF issue.
The D600 has the infamous lowlight AF and dust issues.
And Nikon seldom honor your warranty or admits some of its products have some serious design flaws.
The D600 dust issue is , imo,not just a minor QC issue but a big design flaw.
I sent mine in for service 7 times before I finally sold it in last week, every time I sent it in it got clean for a few days but then it would collect annoying dust or more likely producing some oily spots in side itself.
There is no real cure for it , so I suggest avoid Nikon FX for now unless you have some particular lenses that you must need or you shoot only landscape or something seldom moves.
Finally, Nikon's biggest issue is its way of LV implementation , it is terrible , the LCD is really dim and rough in resolution in lowlight and so hard to nail the focus in lowlight. In case of the D600 , you cannot even change aperture in LV, which is ridiculous.