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Old Oct 18, 2005, 1:16 AM   #1
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I had finally decided on buying the D70s and had been waiting a while to make the purchase. Then, out of nowhere, a friend told me he has a D100 (body only) for sale going for $550 to $600. This is going to be my first DSLR and I don't have a collection of lenses yet. I am attracted to the D100 because it is already depreciated somewhat and I won't lose as much in the end. This also means I can put some more money into what counts, the lenses which I hope to keep for the long haul.

So what does everyone think? At that price point should I buy the D100 (no warranty but I can check it out in person) or spend a little more for the D70s? I'm still trying to review feature differences but the one so far that bothers me a little is the write to CF speed. I want to be able to do continuous shots and from what I remember the D70s does them quite well.

What do those with real world experience say? What downfalls to this choice would there be?
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Old Oct 18, 2005, 3:18 AM   #2
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There's a table comparing features of the D70 and the D100 here http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/nikond70/page20.asp

It may help you decide if either camera has features you would miss.
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Old Oct 21, 2005, 7:21 AM   #3
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I have the D100 and it does everything in the real world of picture taking I ever need. I shoot weddings, pets, motorcycles, portraits, and anything else people pay me to photograph. I have used a friends D70 and another friends D2X and I really like My D100 much better because it is less complicated without all of the extra crap I don't use anyway. The results are the same with each camera. I use an SB28DX Nikon flash and a 24/120 VR Nikon zoom lens for 95% of my photography. I use the flash on a stroboframe bracket to keep the light well above the lens. I like to shoot aperture perfered and let the camera set the shutter speed. If needed I will shoot shutter perfered.

The D100 is much lighter then the D2X and has a built in flash to use for fill if needed in a pinch.

The D100 has an all metal body, / The D70 has a plastic body. The D70 has way to much crap on the menue that I will never need or ever use.

You can change every setting on the D100 without ever going into a menue. It is a very fast camera to learn and use.

Of course You can still put the D100 on PROGRAM and let the camera do everything for you and still get excellent results.

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Old Oct 26, 2005, 12:10 AM   #4
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I've had the D100 on loan from the guy who is selling it and unless I find a problem, I am going for it. I like the camera a lot. Sure, there are features on the D70s that this camera doesn't have but, as you said, the end result will be the same or very similar.

So, I am going to give this camera a try. If I don't like it, well, I am sure someone will be happy to take it off my hands.

So, when is the D200 coming out?! ;-)

Thanks for the replies everyone.

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