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Why is the market for digital rangefinder cameras so much smaller than it was for film-based rangefinders?

Manufacturers, with the notable exception of Leica, apparently don't consider digital rangefinder cameras to be worth making. Film rangefinders came in quite an array of types and families, from ...
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What practical advantages do expensive Nikon DSLRs give vs affordable ones?

Nikon has DSLR cameras such as D5, D3x, or D4s which are rather expensive, but they offer less resolution than D810 or D750 which are more affordable. I have been comparing these tree models with D810 ...
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Better to buy an older high-level camera or newer entry-level camera?

What are the pros and cons of buying an older higher-level camera if the price is about the same as a new entry-level one?
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Why don't camera manufacturers offer pro bodies and pro lenses as a kit?

Why do camera manufacturers (Canon, for the sake of argument) not offer multiple types of "kits"? For example: 5d mkIII + 24-105 for $$ 5d mkIII + 24-70 F4L for $$ + $$ 5d mkIII + 24-70 f2.8 for $$ + ...
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Nikon segmentation strategy for D4 vs D600?

The D4 is slightly less than 3x the cost of the D600 at MSRP. In terms of bare specs, the D4 exceeds the D600 by a level or two in numerous areas, but the gap is relatively small when one compares it ...
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What is the next step up from the Canon T2i?

I had a Canon T2i that is damaged and so I'm in the market for a new camera. I really enjoyed the T2i and so I am considering getting another one. From using snapsort.com to compare the T2i with a ...
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Is the Nikon D5100 really better than the D200?

On a wedding occasion, I learned the photographer was using D200. I have D5100. I quickly jumped in and checked the prices on Amazon (it was 2.5x expensive) and then compared it on snapsort. Now the ...
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Are compact camera forced to be missing something?

A quote from dcresource.com comparing compact cameras: This comparison felt kind of like an auto race where all the cars were missing a wheel That is, one camera takes good pictures but no other ...
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What sets apart DSLRs in different price levels?

I was going through different models of Canon and found that the price range of the camera body for entry level DSLR is lesser than the semi-professional DSLR although both of these range of cameras ...
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What are the major differences between these camera series by Canon?

Here is a shot of the different series of camras that Canon has to offer: There's several models of Rebel, then there's the 50D, the 5D, and the 1Ds. Broadly, which one is for whom broadly?