Nikon's D50, the new entry-level "king?"

Discussion in 'Nikon' started by RichA, Aug 12, 2005.

  1. RichA

    RichA Guest

    I read the review in Popular Photography (yes, I know
    most people don't like it) but they seemed to imply that
    this camera is THE new entry-level champ. Noise is lower
    than the Rebel XT or D70s, they actually "passed" it's
    1600 iso noise level, and it's kit lens (which places it
    price-wise identical to the Rebel XT) is very good as well.
    It's autofocus is also better than the other two cameras
    in low light or normal light, it's faster.
    They did mention that it couldn't shoot as fast as the Rebel XT
    and that it's colours are "well saturated" but it looks like Nikon
    concentrated on what mattered the most for image quality
    and left some of the gloss off.
    It's only 6 meg versus the Rebel's 8 meg, but that seems to take
    a back-seat to noise supression and other image attributes.
    I'm just wondering if Nikon will tweak the D70s to achieve lower
    noise levels now?
    -Rich


    "Bittorrents are REFUNDS for all the BAD movie products Hollywood
    never gave us refunds for in the past"
     
    RichA, Aug 12, 2005
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  2. RichA

    RichA Guest

    I'd just like to ad to this that despite it's very low ISO noise,
    Nikon's sensor is CCD, not CMOS so the "take over" of digital camera
    sensor market by CMOS may not happen that quickly.
    -Rich


    "Bittorrents are REFUNDS for all the BAD movie products Hollywood
    never gave us refunds for in the past"
     
    RichA, Aug 13, 2005
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    Darrell Guest

    Then next month the KM 5D will be released at the same price as the Nikon
    D50. Our pre-book price is 5D with the 18~70 kit lens is $1100 cdn. It
    should finally grab the Minolta Maxxum users who hadn't bought the more
    expensive 7D.
     
    Darrell, Aug 13, 2005
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    Tony Polson Guest


    According to my friendly dealer, who has been a Minolta authorised
    dealer for over 30 years, all his regular Minolta customers have
    already bought Canon, Nikon or Olympus digital. He has had one
    Minolta 7D on display since launch, and despite now offering it at a
    60% discount on the launch price, it has never sold.
     
    Tony Polson, Aug 13, 2005
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  5. RichA

    RichA Guest

    In 30 years he has no customers with Minolta legacy lenses or they've
    all sold them off to buy Canon or Nikon or Olympus? That must be some
    kind of record.
    -Rich


    "Bittorrents are REFUNDS for all the BAD movie products Hollywood
    never gave us refunds for in the past"
     
    RichA, Aug 13, 2005
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  6. RichA

    Darrell Guest

    The shop I work at in Ottawa moved dozens of 7D bodies, mind you many were
    Internet sales to places that had no local stocking dealers..
     
    Darrell, Aug 14, 2005
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  7. RichA

    Tony Polson Guest


    That's Canada for you ... perhaps Konica Minolta should collect the
    thousands of unsold Maxxum/Dynax 7D bodies that are languishing on
    dealers' shelves across the world and send them to Canada, where they
    will find willing buyers?

    I know a couple of dealers who would be *absolutely delighted* to have
    Konica Minolta take these unsaleable items off them.

    ;-)
     
    Tony Polson, Aug 14, 2005
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