Is my camera being wasted on me? In the fact that I dont use every feature to its fullest, probably. In that I tend to use the camera to provide me lower resolution shots? I dont think so. SquameshPro, your argument seems to be that the primary reason to get a more expensive camera should be the MegaPixels. Otherwise, you're wasting your money. I have to disagree with that general assertion. For some people, more MP might be what you need, but i dont think thats a fair general assertion.
I love my d300 for the following reasons:
- Its AF, and control of AF
- its durability against other cameras of its time.
- its low light capabilities against other cameras of its time.
When I purchased it (I think about 3 years ago?), I had been using a d2h (which i still occasionally use as a second camera when my wife is using the d300), and I had to decide whether I wanted to get the expensive d3 or much less expensive d300. Although I owned a pro body (and in that case, I admit, I was wasting the camera, it was just too good for my needs, and the d300 ended up being perfect for my needs. Even if i rarely shoot in RAW.
I will admit that TaoTeJared is right, that major editing of the files can sometimes be a problem, but thats a tradeoff I have learned to live with. (I find the more shots more than makes up for it).
I guess my point is that MP has been given a larger value than it really should for many people.