Bob Andersson wrote:
In two different posts skylightphotos wrote:
I am not the first to say this, but this is a useless comparison. Where I live a D90 is almost twice as expensive as the A380. Not only that, Sony has never laid claim to any great ISO performance for that camera, it is simply not after that type of market...
Yes both cameras are both DSLRs but clearly the 2 cameras are not in the same class and clearly they are aimed at different markets.
It seems to me that your first post on the forum clearly shows you understand the principle that price is a major determining factor in deciding which cameras should be compared. And I utterly reject the idea that when a manufacturer can't match the features that are present in other similarly priced cameras, in this context high ISO noise, they should somehow be excused from comparison. And yet it also seems from your most recent post that somehow the A380 shouldn't be compared with other cameras in the same price range. You are shifting your ground and you'll get no further argument from me. I may, in your eyes, yet again be exercising my "democratic right to be wrong" but I'll at least do you the courtesy of assuming your pop at Gordon is through genuinely held belief and I would urge other members to accept that you did not
join the forum just to engage in a spot of trolling
I admit that t I was incorrect about the magnitude of the price difference, the Nikon kit sells for $1230 and the Sony kit $850, making the difference about $400 once the 5% sales tax is calculated in. This still puts the D90 well out of the price league of the a380. Shifting my ground? Absolutely not! I am not saying at all that the 380 is excused from comparison, but at least do it to cameras in the same price range.
Trolling? Sure give it a name and accuse me of it, fine with me. I just saw something that was wrong wrong wrong, and felt I needed to let you know.
(edit) I am sorry to say as I read back, it is pretty clear to me you still did not really understand what I said, and that may well be because of the way I said it.
I am sure if we were sitting at the same table and having this discussion over a beer or two, I would be better able to explain my point. The truth is, I HATE these forums but in SPITE of that I still wanted to get my point across, that is how STRONGLY I felt about this.