Nikon is about to release D70 successor in two weeks

by Volker Weber



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Gibt es schon irgendwelche Daten ?

Christoph Jung, 2006-07-27

Thanks, this is a much better link than I originally had. You can now click on the image. No specs yet, only some rumors. I think it is going to be a great camera. And a good opportunity to buy a D70s at bargain prices.

Volker Weber, 2006-07-27

Looking at the bottom left image it looks like the memory card door is the same as the one on the D50 so I'd guess that this camera will be using SD cards for memory as opposed to CF cards.

Lots of talk about it at the Nikonians website

Declan Lynch, 2006-07-27

Okay, since you guys seem to know some Nikon - is there anything on the D70 in a way, that waiting for and getting the new D80 is really worthwhile? Or should I rather follow the advice and get the D70 at a bargain price?

Dominik Schwind, 2006-07-27

A camera system that does no disappoint would be indeed nice to have ("Does not disappoint" seems to be a rather weak claim for a new topseller. But then again, a promise is a promise.) So let's wait and see ...

... if it has a mount for power grips with aux trigger releases (working without is a showstopper for me)

... how it behaves with high ISO numbers (same sensor as the D200?)

... and if it has support for manual lenses similar to that of the D200 (I hope this feature will be standard on all new Nikon DSLR cameras, except of the entry models, perhaps)

Btw, my hope for seeing metal trigger releases with tap holes for mounting wire releases on new non-high-end cameras is nearly lost. Wire releases are convenient, but of course, selling overpriced cable releases is a much better business.

Haiko Hebig, 2006-07-27

I love my remote control release for my D50. No wires to worry about.

The D80 won't be on the market for about 6 - 9 months so getting a D70 at bargin prices could be better. As I read in the Nikonian forums a while back... You can either buy the D70 now and take 1000's of images or wait 9 months for the D80 and miss 1000's of pictures.

Declan Lynch, 2006-07-27

@Dominik: There's nothing wrong with the D70 unless you want to print very large posters.

Moritz Petersen, 2006-07-27

here are a few more Infos

Christoph Jung, 2006-07-28

So it looks like the new D80 will have 10.2 MPixels. At least that we can see from the link of Christoph. But i think i'll keep my D70 since i just got my AF-S DX 18-200 VR. That was enough money to spent on it this year :-)

Dirk Steins, 2006-07-28

I am currently looking to buy a Nikon D50 as my first DSLR camera. Do you think there is a chance that the price of the D50 will be affected as well when the D70 successor is released?

Ralph Unden, 2006-07-31

Unlikely. But you may be able to catch a D70s w/ 18-70mm kit for a bargain price. And that lens is way superior to the 18-55mm you get with a D50. Unless you already have Nikon glass and want to buy the D50 body. Beware, you will be buying more stuff, starting with a serious flashlight.

Volker Weber, 2006-07-31

I have a D200 and an older D70. While I use the D200 for assignment work I almost always grab the D70 for personal shooting. If the new D80 is similar to the D70 in size, shape and function but with a larger image capture file, and LCD display - it's a no brainer for me. I'm putting my money down on a deposit for the D80 the moment it's introduced.

Bob Stewart, 2006-08-01

I'm currently owning analog Nikon SLR's and a couple of lenses. Digital cameras I have as well but from various brands.

In order to change to digital Nikon I want to have a body with full size sensor as I don't want to loose my 20mm wide angle capabilities.

One of my japanese colleagues has explained that NIKON doesn't have the capability to build full size sensors so in case next model has APS sensor again I'll buy another brand of compact digital camera (Panasonic LUMIX).

Bernd Köhler, 2006-08-02

@Bernd: I wouldn't throw fullframe cameras, current Nikon sensors and Lumix cameras into one bucket. Lumix cameras are ok, and for lots of people they are a good way to get a lot of telephoto bang for the buck.

Having a 20 mm SLR lens is not a case for wanting a fullframe sensor, though. I have tried Canon fullframe cameras, and if you do not have the most expensive glasses you will hate such cameras: most lenses simply are not good enough, and any errors become visible. So, apart from the philosophical issue, fullframe is not the way to go unless you are prepared to spend a lot of money on glass bricks.

Having said that, DSLR with smaller sensors and older lenses often are a good match as just the sweet center part of the lenses get used, but not the problem zones (outer areas). If you consider a Lumix good enough in terms of photo quality, results from a D70, D80 or D200 with a somewhat decent lens will be stellar in comparison, anyway.

If you have a good 20 mm lens, you will have a very good 35 mm lens which is quite a good focal length. Concerning wide angel shots, there are new 10-20 mm zoom lenses which deliver good results on cropformat DLSRLs for just a few hundred Euros. Results likely match those of a decent MF Nikkor 15mm f/3.5 which costs you 3.5 Kiloeuros.

Finally, as you have a Nikon film camera, you already know about their fine handling and you will love the usability of their DSLR cameras. In my opinion, the D200 has the best usabiliy in the market (sans the top models), and that of the D100/50/70 isn't bad at all, either. Compared, Canon handling is painful and Lumix handling is agony city, to speak with Bob Ross.

Haiko Hebig, 2006-08-03

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