Sure, views can differ. Just as some say its the photographer who makes the shot and the camera is irrelevant, to whom I say both matters. Same with lens and body. It is jsut a matter of degree which is has more weightage, but my view remains the same, both matters.
As an extreme example, if I give you a top notch lens, and a leaky lightbox, I think you won't get any good result either. Everything in the chain matters.
If got extra MONEY just buy both Prosumer and DSLR.........I did it some time lazy to carry DSLR i just grab Prosumer out....the more the merry hehehee.
IMO I agree with Vince123123
think of the DSLR body now as a camera and also the film grade. old days of film the camera is 1 component and lense is another and also the film used is another factor, of which all 3 can be a independent variable. but now the film is replace by the CMOS sensor and this sensor is not changable like film.
another point we can ponder about is that back in film days the normal range of film we use are like what? 100-800 or 1000 ISO but now CMOS sensor have open up the range of 1600, 3200 and even 6400 to photographers. ISO 1600/3200/6400 have open up another options of photography at night where light is dim/low. u cannot capture shots of moving people at night in dim lit area with ISO 400 or 800(common film ISO) at speed of 1/50 or 1/60. its either under expose of motion blur of the subject. with ISO 3200 the chances to capture a good shot under the same situition is now possible.
IMO the camera body now play a important part, equal to that of lense. a F3.5 lens (normal kit lens) would be able to perform well at night if couple with a high ISO performance body, but a F2.8 lens (high/pro grade) might not be able to get a proper expose picture with a body that is limited to ISO 400/800
moi 2 cents
D80/D700 18-135/17-50/14-24/24-70/70-200/70-300/50/60 SB600/900
Not sure if it's the same for all systems but sometimes, the more expensive bodies would
have better sensors (DR, ISO sensitivity). Even the function layout matters if we need to
shoot fast and when settings need to be changed frequently.
Thanks, you said it a lot better than I could have. Everything plays a part - it is a flawed view to say that only one factor matters. This is the same when pple say "photographer matters, camera doesn't".
Other obvious factors include things like sync speed, highest shutter speed, frame rate amongst so many other factors.
you have taken prosumer versus dslr to become
lens versus body, for some who always complain about ot, you should reflect on yourselves. that's all i have to say, you have scared the ts away
and this isn't even kopitiam..
If I were you, I'll probably buy the FZ28 since it's good enough for you.
I remember choosing the FZ18 for my mum and TZ7 for my dad, both were happy
with their cam as it suits their needs. They could tell the difference between a pic
from a dslr to their compacts but it doesn't matter as their cams were more than
sufficiently sharp and vibrant in colours for them. It's a whole lot easier to bring around
and does simple videos too!
Using a dslr during travel at times is not so much fun too, you might get the "no cam pls"
thing from ppl but at the same time ppl around you who are using compacts don't get