Nikon D70 or wait for Fuji's Finepix S3 Pro

Discussion in 'Nikon' started by Cary D., Sep 23, 2004.

  1. Cary D.

    Cary D. Guest

    I have been planning on purchasing the Nikon D70 for the past several
    months. I already have many Nikon lenses. Recently, I learned of
    Fujifilm's planned launch of the Finepix S3 Pro.

    Any thoughts on the advantages of one over the other? Also, has anyone
    heard what the expected price of the S3 Pro will be? I understand it will
    be launched in October. Is it better to wait or just jump into the D70?
    Cary D., Sep 23, 2004
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  2. If you can wait, wait and see what the S3 images look like. If they're as
    good as Fuji says they are, and the S3 comes in maybe slightly higher than
    the D70, then go for the S3. If the rumors of a $3000 price tag for the S3
    are true, give it a pass and go for the D70, unless you can wait a few
    months more and look at the D100 replacement.

    Howard McCollister, Sep 23, 2004
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  3. D70. Nikon did a _great_ job on that camera.

    David J. Littleboy
    Tokyo, Japan
    David J. Littleboy, Sep 23, 2004
  4. Cary D.

    [BnH] Guest

    Does this interest you ? =) :
    "For the first time on any digital SLR, a pre-exposure Live Image Mode has
    been incorporated to enable photographers to frame and focus images without
    the need to use the viewfinder. Activated for up to 30 seconds prior to a
    normal exposure, Live Image Mode is ideal for shots using a tripod as well
    as effective capture of candid image"

    [BnH], Sep 23, 2004
  5. Cary D.

    Chuck Guest

    just gor for the 20D
    Chuck, Sep 23, 2004
  6. I could see where this would be a useful feature. (in the studio) but can
    you just imagine the batteries you'd go through without an external power
    Not Dick Daley, Sep 23, 2004
  7. Cary D.

    ;o\)-max- Guest

    "Cary D."
    Some features on the D70, like 1/500 x-sync is nice if you need it
    forget the S3, if not wait and see, we have great expectations so
    lets see if Fuji delivers the improved image quality they claim, that would
    be nice, though I had hoped for better kamera specs, hmm.. ;o)-max-
    ;o\)-max-, Sep 24, 2004
  8. I'm not sure how useful the live image mode actually is since it's for
    display only, you can't trigger the shutter release in this mode.
    Additionally, the viewfinder is blacked out because the mirror is up and the
    shutter is open.

    Howard McCollister, Sep 24, 2004
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