Friday, October 31, 2008

The DSLR and Digital Rangefinder Map

Welcome to DSLR Map! DSLR Map is a reference blog that provides a map of the DSLR World. Click on a particular DSLR's name for a list of reviews. Click on the brand name for an overview of that brand's current DSLR line-up. This blog will grow in features and size over time. For more details, be sure to check the About and FAQ page.

NikonCanonSony-MinoltaPentaxOlympusThe Rest
Nikon D3X
Nikon D3
Nikon D700
Nikon D2Xs
Nikon D2Hs
Nikon D2X
Nikon D2h
Nikon D1X
Nikon D1h
Nikon D1
Canon 1Ds Mk III
Canon 1Ds Mk II
Canon 1Ds Mk I
Canon 1D Mk III
Canon 1D Mk II N
Canon 1D Mk II
Canon 1D Mk I
Canon 5D Mk II
Canon 5D Mk I
Sony A900
Sony A850
645D unfrozenOlympus E3
Olympus E1
Leica S2
Leica M9
Leica M8.2
Leica M8
Kodak DCS/c
Kodak DCS/n
Kodak dcs-14n
Leica Modul-R
Epson R-D1x
Epson R-D1
Nikon D300s
Nikon D300
Nikon D200
Nikon D100
Nikon D90
Nikon D80
Nikon D70s
Nikon D70
Canon 7D
Canon 50D
Canon 40D
Canon 30D
Canon 20Da
Canon 20D
Canon 10D
Canon D60
Sony A700
Sony A550
Sony A500
Sony A450
Minolta 7D
Pentax K7
Pentax K20D
Pentax K10D
Pentax *istD
Olympus E30
Olympus E620
Olympus E600
Olympus E520
Olympus E510
Olympus E500
Fuji S5 Pro
Fuji IS Pro
Fuji S3 Pro
Fuji S2 Pro
Fuji S1 Pro
Leica Digilux 3
Panasonic L1
Panasonic L10
Samsung GX20
Samsung GX10
Sigma SD15
Sigma SD14
Sigma SD10
Sigma SD9
Nikon D5000
Nikon D3000
Nikon D60
Nikon D50
Nikon D40x
Nikon D40
Canon T1i/500D
D-Rebel XSi 450D
D-Rebel XS 1000D
D-Rebel XTi 400D
D-Rebel XT 350D
D-Rebel 300D
Sony A380
Sony A350
Sony A330
Sony A300
Sony A230
Sony A200
Sony A100
Minolta 5D
Pentax K200D
Pentax K100Ds
Pentax K100D
Pentax K110D
Pentax K-x
Pentax K2000 K-m
Pentax *istDS2
Pentax *istDS
Pentax *istDL2
Pentax *istDL
Olympus E-P1
Olympus E450
Olympus E420
Olympus E410
Olympus E400
Olympus E330
Olympus E300
Panasonic GH1
Panasonic GF1
Panasonic G1
Samsung GX1s
Samsung GX1L


Anonymous said...

Congratulations. Your groupings are very good. Ignore criticism if any. This is a great tool!


1001 noisy cameras said...

Thanks Jon! I'm glad you liked it!

With only three major groups, some cameras are bound to be on the borderline. If people can make a compelling case, I will move them up or down accordingly.

Cateto said...

I find hard to understand why the Olympus E-3 is listed in the above part of your chart, while the Nikon D-300 and the Pentax K20D are listed in the mid part. In my opinion, and having a deep look at their features, all of them belong to the same category of cameras, nothing to do with the big popes of Canon and Nikon (1D and D3)

1001 noisy cameras said...

That is a good point, those were some of the cameras that fell on a boundary.

The grouping is organizational and it is going in both directions, up and down a specific company's line-up, and also left to right across the manufacturers.

The reason E1/E3 were included in the top box was because they are flagship DSLRs in their line-up (vertical over horizontal). I was tempted to only put the E1 there (that would make the E1 fans happy) but then it would be harder to explain why one but not the other.

If enough people feel otherwise, I'll move the E1/E3 to the middle box, or one of them as a compromise :)

eolake said...

I love the idea.

It should be made more clear why there are three boxes for most manufacturers. I had to study it a bit to realize why.

1001 noisy cameras said...

Great point, I will put a more detailed explanation in a more prominent place. I think it's lost somewhere in one of the comments right now.

This feature will be pulled back into the new main blog for better integration with everything else, but it will maintain the same format. The functionality of the left column will probably be replaced by an extra "matrix" under each brand's overview page.