[HELP] Nikon D100 vs. Nikon D70

Discussion in 'Nikon' started by Steve Lam, Aug 16, 2004.

  1. Steve Lam

    Steve Lam Guest

    Can anyone give some advise about these 2 models?
    Thank you for your help.

    /S
     
    Steve Lam, Aug 16, 2004
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    C J Campbell Guest

    The D100 has more features and is a little better built. The D70 is much
    easier to use and is lighter. If you need a camera right now, get the D70.
    If you want a better one, wait for the D200.
     
    C J Campbell, Aug 16, 2004
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    Wayne Moses Guest

    Check these websites for proper comparisons --

    http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/nikond70/
    http://www.dcviews.com/reviews/Nikon-D70/Nikon-D70-review.htm
    http://www.popphoto.com/article.asp?section_id=2&article_id=867
    http://www.popphoto.com/article.asp?section_id=2&article_id=978
    http://www.kenrockwell.com/nikon/d70.htm
    http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/D70/D70A.HTM
    http://www.dcresource.com/reviews/nikon/d70-review/index.shtml

    .... and the list goes on.

    As for feel ... they feel very similar, and that is because they are made of
    very similar/same materials.

    The D70 is a better buy than the D100, IMO.
    --

    Regards,
    Wayne
    Nikon D70
    AF-S Nikkor 18-70mm f3.5/4.5G ED
    AF Nikkor 70-300mm f4/5.6G
    Sigma 50mm f2.8 Macro 1:1
     
    Wayne Moses, Aug 16, 2004
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    Apteryx Guest

    Apteryx, Aug 17, 2004
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    Bruce O'Neal Guest

    check out the reviews (both site and user reviews) at
    http://www.dpreview.com/

    _bruce
     
    Bruce O'Neal, Sep 13, 2004
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    Hockey Dude Guest

    Depends on what in particular you would be using either one for.

    Both cameras are 6.1 Megapixel sensors (3008 × 2000) with a couple of
    differences. Each uses a slightly different algorithm for writing to
    memory. On a 1GB card, the D100 will give you about 307-310 large, fine
    JPEG images. With the D70, that number falls to about 292-295. Both shoot
    around 3.2 fps. Both optimized for D or G series lenses. RAW or TIFF
    imaging may also be an issue for you. Personally, JPEG suits me fine for
    now. Photoshop 7 opens the JPEG's as uncompressed images anyway.

    I've had the D100 since June 2003, and must say that I love the camera. I
    find it is very versatile, especially with the battery grip/pack. Makes
    for a slightly heavier camera, but for what I use it for (hockey pictures
    in cold Alberta arenas), the extra battery life afforded by the pack is
    very welcome. It has a lot of features packed into it, as it is
    considered on the higher end of prosumer cameras. Easy to follow menus
    and very intuitive, IMHO. Great camera with the 70-200 G F2.8.

    As for the D70 ... love that camera too. Had it for about three months
    and I must say the thing that impresses me the most is the metering
    system. Beats the D100 (or any other camera I've seen) hands down. Not as
    many knick-knacks in it, but it is aimed at a totally different audience.
    No optional battery grip, for one. Does come with a very nice 18-70mm
    lens as a kit. May be different where you are. High flash sync of 1/500
    of a second. A couple of things that are annoying if the mode is not
    correctly selected. Otherwise, shazam!!!

    In short, D100 — versatile, robust, lots of menu options, easy to use.
    D70 — great 3D Matrix Metering system, slightly different menu setup,
    fewer knick-knacks, easy to use. D70 is a few hundred dollars cheaper,
    while sacrificing nothing as far as picture quality.
     
    Hockey Dude, Sep 14, 2004
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