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1.0 out of 5 stars Nothing you can't find for free on the web; no Nikon D70!, December 20, 2004
This review is from: The Master Guide to Digital SLR Cameras: Choosing and Using the Digital SLRs from Leading Manufacturers, Including Canon, Nikon, Pentax, Fuji, and More (Paperback)
It puzzles me why this book got published in the first place. Maybe it holds some interest for the digital photography historian who has twenty bucks to throw away. Every single bit of information in this book can be found, for free, at dpreview.com. You can also find all the information at dcresource.com, imaging-resource.com, or pcphotoreview.com. (Any one of these sites would do, so you don't have to dig among all these sties.)

This book is meant to be a survey of the current crop of digital SLRs. (Fixed-lens digital cameras are not covered.) Even though the copyright year is 2005, it's already way out of date. To be fair, any such book will have little current value as the state of the d-SLR market changes rapidly.

For example, the very important Nikon D70 is NOT covered in this book. Nor is the smallish but capable Pentax *ist DS. (The websites I listd above do cover these cameras, in lots of details.) The omission of the D70 is a HUGE mistake, as that camera is important for being a full-featured d-SLR that sells at a consumer price point (unlike the feature-crippled Canon EOS Digital Rebel).

This book is totally disappointing and holds no value whatsoever.
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