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Old Jun 25, 2005, 10:15 PM   #1
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I'm interested in buying a Nikon DSLR and I figure if I'm going to spend around a grand on a camera I mine as well get the best I can in the same sort of price range. Which of these two is the better DSLR?

The D70 looks to be newer (as judging from Steve's review dates) so I am unsure if the D100 is the better camera.
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Old Jun 26, 2005, 9:57 PM   #2
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Now this poses an interesting comparison. The D100 is certainly "older technology" but, it has many desireable features not available on the D70. Cable shutter release is the first thing that catches my eye. I can't figure out why they have all but disappeared from digital cameras. Next are the additional individual controls for the metering zones and shooting modes. Then there is the availability of a battery/portrait mode grip, only a third party option for the D70. I think the structure/frame is a bit sturdier than the D70.
On the other hand the D70 has the wireless remote, even if it only works from the front??? Then there are the digi-vari programs for "idiot-proof" (me) instant scene setup. The i-TTL flash is supposedly better as is the 1/500 flash sync. The sensor appears to be the same but the logic engine surely is more advanced in the D70.
In hindsight, if I had it to do over again, and seeing that the prices are VERY similar now, I might choose the D100 just for the cable release feature alone!

Tough call...flip a coin maybe.

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w.pbase.com/ihabhAlso, the D100 has mirror-lockup which is essential for telephoto shots and night shots on a tripod.* That's probably the only reason I went for a D100 over a D70.
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Quou nunc? In other words where do we go from here? IMHO, the D100 replacement can't be far away, and for most people the new D100 replacement will bea muchbetter camera than the D70S I reckon. Looking at the D 70S and then thinking where the D100 replacement will go I reckon perhaps 8mp plus some of the features of the D2X, like perhaps the facility to reduce to 6mp with a faster shutter speed for sports. Certainly it needs to compete with the new Canon 350 and so it must be a stunner, and surely, now that the D100 is so old in modern terms, can't be far away. For most people the D70S is sufficient for the moment, but I am breathlessly awaiting the specifications of the D100 replacement and will, if sufficiently impressed, be ordering straight away. I need at least 6fps to impress me, since the 3fps on the D70 is nowhere near sufficient. We'll see!
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Well, For My type of photography I will stick to My D100. It is a very good camera that is very easy to use. I can set any part of this camera without going into any of the menues at all. Even if I go into the menues to set something they are very easy and not clutterd up with way to much stuff. It is a great camera and I have used a D70 and a D1X but I like the D100 Much,Much better.


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Well, For My type of photography I will stick to My D100. It is a very good camera that is very easy to use. I can set any part of this camera without going into any of the menues at all. Even if I go into the menues to set something they are very easy and not clutterd up with way to much stuff. It is a great camera and I have used a D70 and a D1X but I like the D100 Much,Much better.


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Old Jul 18, 2005, 8:33 AM   #7
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But no new clothes for the D100? Why?

Chances are, it's because Sony wasn't very fast at developing a sensor with more resolution (which is what most consumers want). Nikon, Pentax, and Konica-Minolta are all using Sony's 6MP Sensors for theirDSLR models in this market niche.

Now, Nikon *could* use the same 12MP sensorthey used in the D2x for a new model. But, I wouldn't count on it.
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