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Old Mar 6, 2007, 4:17 AM   #1
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I have had the Nikon D70 for at least 2 years now.

Which camera would be a good upgrade from this one.

I love the D70 but would like to upgrade to more megpix.

Would this new camera D40xcompare with it higher or lower.

I take action sports photos mainly, have the 2.8 70-200 lens.

Its been a while since ive been on here, I need a fast but not to big camera.


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Old Mar 6, 2007, 4:23 AM   #2
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You might take a look at the D200. Probably the nicest SLR for the money available today.


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Old Mar 6, 2007, 5:43 AM   #3
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The D80 is the closest to the D70 in terms of control, features and price. With a 10 mp sensor, some new menu features and better implementation and functionality of the creative lighting system, the D80 is a small step up from the d70. If you need alot more camera, the D200 gets you into the semi pro class.
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Old Mar 6, 2007, 5:46 AM   #4
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The D40x has higher resolution, larger screenand lower ISO than the D70 but it's not something I would see as and upgrade from the D70. It has 3 autofocus points instead of 5, it only performs autofocus with AF-S lenses so unless I'm mistaken you'd be using your 70-200 with manual focusing.

As mentioned the D200 would be a great camera to get. Don't discount the D80 though. Reviews I've read rate the D80 as 95% of a D200 for 50% of the price.

For myself I've decided to wait for the D80x or whatever it is that replaces the D80 before I upgrade. This is self imposed discipline. My film bodies lasted me at least 5 years so I'm determined not to chase every upgrade Nikon releases. Just my 2 cents.


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Old Mar 7, 2007, 3:24 AM   #5
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thanks to all your comments that helps.

I prob. wont be able to upgrade for while anyway.

Just checking my options.

I still love my D70.

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Old Mar 7, 2007, 7:36 AM   #6
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I had a D70s and sold it to buy a D80. I wanted the viewfinder and the 10mp. If I had it to do all over again... I would have kept the D70s. So don't worry about upgrading anytime soon. It's not that I don't love the D80, it's just that I don't love it that much more than the D70s. To add insult to injury, I have seen the new owners pictures, he is a friend, and his skill far surpasses mine. Just one more example of it's not the camera stupid.
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