Wed 11-Apr-12 11:30 AM | edited Wed 11-Apr-12 07:08 PM by walk43
I don't know how many readers are aware of Snapsort, who does comparisons based on specs for camera/lens 'A' to camera/lens 'B', but I thought I would post the link where Snapsort has used these specs for the D800 ($3000) compared to the specs for the D3X ($8000)....and several others. In some cases they do not seem 100% accurate...but consider it for what it is.
I am not endorsing Snapsort as an ultimate technology testing lab just as 1 source for information and general comparisons. So if anyone has an informed opinion about Snapsort and its 'evaluations' and 'recommendations' please let me know for my own reference.
I don't think they are a testing lab at all but just look at specifications. Their point system is also meaningless. Some of the advantages they give to the D800 are also disadvantages to others. For instance they say the pro size body of the D3X is a disadvantage in size, weight and thickness. I personally prefer the pro bodies. One point they totally missed is they say the D800 supports image stabilization (VR) and the D3X does not. Really? While I agree the D800 is a higher performing camera I think they miss the mark in doing a reputable evaluation.
Some details shown in his blog and a wealth of examples on his paid site. Really really liking it! Since it is a paid site and how Lloyd Chambers makes his living I encourage people to join... he does point out advantages of the D800 over D3X as well as examples where the D3X is nearly as good.