There is a War On…

 
K Madhavan Pillai

K Madhavan Pillai

Or, as our cynical Assistant Editor-Technical, Shridhar Kunte, puts it, “It’s like a football match between two teams, with each player marking the other.” Of course, you get no extra points for guessing which teams these are.

In the last couple of months, Nikon announced the D90 (do you recall the following the F90x had?) and the D700, which we tested for this issue. Canon announced the EOS 50D and the EOS 5D Mark II. In a surprising move, Sony released a 25-megapixel DSLR, the Alpha 900. As megapixel counts rise (so much for the megapixel myth?), it still seems to be the peg upon which some manufacturers are hanging their strategies.

In any case, what is certain is that the bar has been raised and the war cry has been sounded, yet again. In the end, consumers like us get more bang for the buck. Since the beginning of this year, we’ve noticed a huge leap in the quality of images produced by digital cameras in every single category. If you’ve been thinking of buying a new DSLR, it is a good time to plan your investments.

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