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Old Jul 14, 2002, 4:06 AM   #1
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Default Size matters!

This may not be apparent but most digital cameras are way too small. I went to buy the old Fuji 6900 last year and found my hand was far too large to get a comfortable grip - in fact my hand cramped up in minutes. The D7 is much chunkier and is a far better fit in my hand. It also takes great pictures and once you get over the fact that it has more controls than you can shake a stick at, it just becomes an extension of your eye. I'm waiting for the upgrade kit (will we ever see it in the UK?) as moving house means no cash for a D7i. The only other camera worth looking at would be the Nikon 5700 IMHO.
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Old Jul 14, 2002, 11:29 AM   #2
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i don't know.
side by side both have there points.
the lens alone in my opinion makes the D7i better. a wide angle (good indoors) and a reasonable long 200mm. a smattering of good macro options too.

5700- 35 a not so wide wide angle to 280mm wow! look how long it gets (yes size does matter. where's my support (tripod- not because of the weight but due to the lack of it. no damping. if you get a tremor it a possible fuzzy shot. the longer the focal length the higher the vibration is amplified.
the rest of the spec almost read like a D7i
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Old Jul 14, 2002, 12:18 PM   #3
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Don't forget with the MB5700 battery, it will be both slighly larger and heavier (if not for the extra 2 AA over the D7i)

I also feel a little more confortable with the manual zoom ring over the pushbutton...

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Old Jul 16, 2002, 8:57 AM   #4
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that's right, the zoom on the 5700 is is still a pushbutton. that was another great thing on tht minolta, gaining back total control of the zoom. kinda made it feel like a slr again. and one less motor to screw up.

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Old Jul 16, 2002, 9:12 AM   #5
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... and just like I predicted, the complains are coming in:

http://www.stevesforums.com/forum/vi...d.php?tid=1145

http://www.stevesforums.com/forum/vi...d.php?tid=1146

Beauty and look is one thing until you got to live with the darn thing (not counting the high maintenance) !!! Wait till they found out about the microdrive, and the flash...

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Old Jul 16, 2002, 9:26 AM   #6
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Yes sir!
That's why , after my D7, I get the D7i, not the 5700

But I admit that I love the tilt LCD, it's still priceless :P
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Let put a wager together...

Nikon (like Minolta) is no Intel nor AMD, they have to buy their processors, CCD, and EVF from somebody (and we all know the CCD is common to the Sony and D7). With an EN-EL1 650mAh battery (and an extra EVF a' la D7 over the 5000), and a powered zoom... The battery hog issue on the 5700 will make the one on the D7 seems like nothing! Unless their processor runs much slower and we all know what all this means...
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I am pretty sure no other camera will beat the D7i at my 2708 shots test
( I could be wrong too :P )
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Yea, in case anyone missed this: the same CCD means the same processing power... so unless Nikon has some magic behind their battery source what it'll mean is the 5700 is either going to have a worst battery life or a slower operating mode...Who know they might even hit both jackpot and the D7/D7i'll look pretty amazing then...

There's no magic here folks, It's all physics and basic electricity...
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Default DIMAGE X has OK form factor

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This may not be apparent but most digital cameras are way too small.
Minolta's new DIMAGE X is thin and light but still useable IMO.

Can't say the same of some smaller (but thicker and heavier) cameras.
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