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Old Dec 31, 2005, 12:08 PM   #1
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Old Jan 1, 2006, 7:53 AM   #2
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What do you mean by bad experiences with shutter speeds?
D70: 30 to 1/8000 sec, flash sync up to 1/500 sec.
D50: 30 to 1/4000 sec, flash sync up to 1/500 sec.
So D70 is clearly better choice if you need faster than 1/4000 sec shutter speed
however i havent even get near the 1/4000 limit of D50 so it's no issue to me.

Biggest gripes with D50 seems to be that some of the funcions are only accessible trough menu (metering modes)
or not available at all (DOF preview), non-backlighted top LCD and the inability to use the internal flash as "commander".

However D50 has some advantages over D70 that include less noise especially with higher ISO values,
less moire problems, better dynamic range and easier viewing of pictures in camera.
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Old Jan 1, 2006, 8:21 AM   #3
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I'm not sure what someone would mean by "bad experience with shutter speed". I doubt that most amateurs will ever need the higher shutter speed available with the D70. The d50's range of 30" to 1/4000 will cover just about every situation an amateur will encounter, and the 1/500 flash sync speed is the best among DSLR's.
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