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Old Jul 28, 2006, 11:37 AM   #1
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Nikon D70s

Am new to this and this is my first message to this site. Recently purchased the Nikon D50. For some reason I wish thatI had gone for the D70s with the 18-70 mm lens. Been offered a second hand D70 for £440 with a Nikor 28-100 mm lens. Don't know if this is a good buy or not? My main question is what is the dffference between the D70 and the D70s

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Old Jul 28, 2006, 12:04 PM   #2
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bembridge wrote:
My main question is what is the dffference between the D70 and the D70s
Start reading at the first paragraph on the first page of the Nikon D70s Review here:

The D70s is the 2005 successor to Nikon's best-selling and affordable (under $1000) 6.1-megapixel D70 digital SLR introduced last year. The D70s is well suited for beginning photo enthusiasts, hobbyists and advanced users and offers a combination of superior image quality with robust performance. It takes all of the D70's features and adds a number of refinements including:
  • Improved 5-area autofocus system now has an all-area search priority to complement the single area, dynamic area, and close subject priority modes, improving the ability to acquire focus on fast moving subjects within the frame. [/*]
  • A larger 2.0-inch LCD monitor, making it easier to review images and access menus. [/*]
  • Added a port for the MC-DC1 electronic cable release (optional) which allows users to trigger the camera and hold the shutter open for timed exposures. [/*]
  • The built-in Speedlight now has a wider angle of coverage, supports 18mm lenses. [/*]
  • New easier-to-read menu design uses color-coded menus with a larger type-face. [/*]
  • A higher capacity Li-ion battery yields more pictures per charge. [/*]
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Old Jul 28, 2006, 10:07 PM   #3
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:?You might want to check some of the comparison threads in this forum. I think you'll conclude that the D50 you have is in many ways equivalent in capability and picture quality to the D70 or D70s. Especiallyconsidering the £440you're talking about paying.

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