These days, DSLRs have ample resolution and generally high image quality. While I have strong preferences for certain aspects of image quality, for many users the ergonomics will outweigh other factors, simply as a practical matter for the way one prefers to shoot, for size/weight, etc.
With a new camera (5D Mark III in this case), I start using it to see if it makes my shooting more efficient (or not) than the previous model (5D Mark II). And whether the “feel” is right. That is so important in a camera, perhaps as important as most everything else these days. Which is why a camera like the Leica M9, despite all its other frustrations, remains an enjoyable and efficient way to work in many situations— the feature set is straightforward and limited in scope.
Every reviewer has a perspective, but to offer that clearly and without hedging or mincing words is perhaps the most valuable way to describe a camera to a prospective user of that camera. I am not a features nerd, I just want a solid and reliable tool.
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