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Old Apr 13, 2004, 5:11 PM   #11
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vito, you dont want that canon junk, you wnat nikon!!
yes, i know you have a g2 but i mean you just cant beat nikon
here are mine:
1 nikon
2 nikon
3 nikon
4 nikon
5 nikon

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Old Apr 13, 2004, 7:52 PM   #12
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1. Very fast write speed - >5MB/s

2. High flash synch rate - 1/500s and faster is nice

3. Larger TTL viewfinder image - just because a camera's sensor isn't full frame doesn't mean the viewfinder should provide a smaller image - can't a lens element be added to magnify it so the image appears to take up the same area as in a full frame camera?

4. Reasonably large (>2"), high res. (>200K pixels) LCD monitor that can be viewed in direct sunlight

5. Less noise at all ISO's, specially 1600 and above - the D100 does a good job at 1600 but I wished for even cleaner images at that setting

Okay, I want to add one thing to my wish list:

6. Lighter, stiffer, stronger bodies and lenses incorporating titanium and carbon fiber composites. I can dream can't I? :P
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Old Apr 13, 2004, 10:21 PM   #13
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I've had an early DimageX since they first came out in 2002. The little I needed then was:

1. Very small pocket sized so I can rig it up to be pocket carried conveniently to quickly shoot for the record, social, and informational shots in all types of situations.
2. Enough resolution for images to fill my 21 inch computer monitor screen.
3. Takes images with reasonable quality.
4. Battery functions that don't interfere with my work. Like I can charge one battery in a charger while another is in camera. Battery monitor functions that alert me.
5. Flash storage that can hold lots of images at the size I shoot.

Now in 2004 I plan to order a Pentax S4i tomorrow from B&H. What I now wanted in addition to the above is:

6. A pretty good macro function at reasonable working distances without much barrel distortion.
7. Mpeg movie function that doesn't need to stop after say 20 seconds once some tiny ram buffer fills in order to write out to flash storage. Newer cameras with more internal ram and faster processors can keep up with smaller mpeg formats and fill out a full flash card of whatever size. Thus these now really become tiny camcorders.

Oh note for real aesthetic images I use a Pentax 6x7 AEII or Wisner 4x5 since any digitals are still limited at prices mortals can afford. -David
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Old Apr 17, 2004, 12:56 PM   #14
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My Wish List:
1. NO Shutter lag.
2. FAST Autofocus (I've used a Nikon F100, it's AF is amazing!)
3. Interchangeable lenses (dSLR)
4. Fast startup time.
5. BRIGHT, full frame TTL Optical viewfinder. I hate dark viewfinders.

Hopefully my next camera will have all this. (Although it may not be digital)
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Old Apr 20, 2004, 4:58 AM   #15
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Having just purchased a D70 and at times reaching its limitations during a month's holidaying use, here's my compiled list of must haves:

*Ability to switch continuous/single servo AF with a button (not thru a cumbersome menu system).

*Manual focus override at any time (thank you Nikon!)

*Accurate white balance metering - sometimes there's no time to fiddle with customiseable or manually selectable WB settings to take a shot.

*Optical viewfinder - even today's top of the line prosumers cams like the Coolpix 8700 have horrible EVF that are like watching a television set 3 inches from your nose.

*Usable image quality at high sensitivities. I found ISO1600 to be barely adequate as maximum on the D70.
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Old Apr 20, 2004, 9:36 AM   #16
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*Manual focus override at any time
Onyx, that feature comes standard on AF-S lenses.
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Old Apr 20, 2004, 10:20 AM   #17
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Default A Nikon 8700 tpie camera without all the crap!!!!

If Nikon would only make A camera without all the crap like Movie Mode and BSS and stupid scene modes and digital zoom. Sound cards and all of the other goofy things that just confuse the photographer and take up space that could be used for more pictures on a larger buffer Etc. Also they could let the Nikon flashes Zoom in and out with the lens. Just think, Would it not be nice to use just one menue instead of hunting around on 3 or 4 of them not includihg the hidden one's? Come on Nikon, Make A camera that takes great still photographs instead of just piling on A bunch of crap nobody want or will ever use.
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Old Apr 21, 2004, 3:03 AM   #18
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*Manual focus override at any time
Onyx, that feature comes standard on AF-S lenses.
Yes, which is why I'm a nikonian not a canonite.
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Old Apr 21, 2004, 11:18 AM   #19
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Default Re: A Nikon 8700 tpie camera without all the crap!!!!

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If Nikon would only make A camera without all the crap like Movie Mode and BSS...
What does BSS stand for?
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Old Apr 21, 2004, 11:35 AM   #20
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BSS: Best Shot Selector
The camera takes 3 pictures at once as opposed to one, and IT determines which is the best, keeps that, and dumps the other 2.
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