the lesser the digit the more pro the camera is?


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As the title shown, I doubt about it.
I was told by a friend about the statement.

Hence, I would like to ask everyone here,is it true?
I thought it depends on the spec of the SLR?
and does it apply on every brand of SLR?
 

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As the title shown, I doubt about it.
I was told by a friend about the statement.

Hence, I would like to ask everyone here,is it true?
I thought it depends on the spec of the SLR?
and does it apply on every brand of SLR?
Applies to Canon...:bsmilie:
 

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As the title shown, I doubt about it.
I was told by a friend about the statement.

Hence, I would like to ask everyone here,is it true?
I thought it depends on the spec of the SLR?
and does it apply on every brand of SLR?
Errr...so? :think:
 

Randius

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Just do a comparison between the models (E-450/E-30/E-3, 500D/50D/5DII/1D3, D60/D90/D300/D3 etc.) of each brand and you will have your answer.

But so what about it?
 

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lesser digits, more pro...

so I guess Mamiya and Hassys are not that pro in your frds eyes...

It does not matter what the camera brand is, how many digits they have. What do you actually mean by a "professional camera"? Ask your frd that. See what answer he can give you. ;)
 

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Different camera makers have different nomenclature for naming, dun think they standardised it across all makes.

For instance Hasseys the bigger the number the more ex

Ryan
 

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It's not always the case. I bought the Panasonic Fz1 2mp cam, it's so pro that you get watercolor effects due evening/night. Now they've the newer Fz20 and 30, improved versions I'm sure.
 

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the markers are running out of numbers.. not surprise when the same digit appear within a period of a few years.
 

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Don't you think that's a little arbitrary? I mean, as a manufacturer, I can name my products with anything I want. Even if the statement is true today, it may not be true tomorrow.
 

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Don't you think that's a little arbitrary? I mean, as a manufacturer, I can name my products with anything I want. Even if the statement is true today, it may not be true tomorrow.
Not true, naming the product is very important, name wrongly, the product will bite the dust.
 

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Not true, naming the product is very important, name wrongly, the product will bite the dust.
Well, the naming of a product is definitely very important, but what I meant was that there's really no need for any manufacturer to adhere to the "the lesser the digit the more pro the camera is" rule, if such a rule existed in the first place.
 

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The lesser shots required to achieve a good picture, the more pro the user is. ;P


It's always the user, never the equipment.
 

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not always true...but I know the bigger the body, the more "pro" the camera will be...:bsmilie:
 

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It's always the user, never the equipment.
Then take a entry level camera with kit lens and go for birding or macro. You'll notice the role of the equipment: it should be the right one, fitting the purpose ;)
 

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Don't you think that's a little arbitrary? I mean, as a manufacturer, I can name my products with anything I want. Even if the statement is true today, it may not be true tomorrow.
Well, the naming of a product is definitely very important, but what I meant was that there's really no need for any manufacturer to adhere to the "the lesser the digit the more pro the camera is" rule, if such a rule existed in the first place.
I'm referring to your above comment.

anyway, when Nikon and Canon produce their FIRST professional body, Nikon call it Nikon F, and Canon call it Canon F1,

so the succeeding Nikon pro body is Nikon F2 instate of Nikon F1, it is not a rule, but a tradition.
 

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