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Fawn S.
 

Camras


I notice on this web-site, not many people have Nikon Digital Camras, is that a bad brand, or really spendy? Is it a good camara? I was looking into getting one, and just though I would ask. Thanks


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6/13/2004 1:34:31 PM

 
Ricki E. Chester   I have the Nikon D100. When I bought it I was trying to decide between it and the Canon 10D. I already had Canon lenses and was really wanting the 10D but after reading everything I could find and listening to sales people etc. I went with Nikon. Am I happy I did? Well... I can'say if the 10D was any better because I haven't gotten my hands on one, but the D100 hasn't impressed me too much. Since I bought mine the cheaper D70 has come out (under $1,000) which reaportedly takes better pictures and has most of the same features as the D100 ($1700+) Yes, I'm sooo happy about that. It is the camera introduced to compete with Canon's digital rebel ($1000-). From the reviews I've read the D70 blows the rebel away, where when I bought the reviews were pretty 'neck & neck' for the D100 & D10 with the D100 just barely edging out the D100 most of the time. So.... If I had it to do all over again I'd probably buy the Olympus. Just kidding! I don't know, I'm just waiting to be able to upgrade to something better than all of those! But if you are trying to keep it down. The D70 is probably your best bet for now (assuming you are looking for a digital that you can change lenses on) I don't think I'd fork out the extra $800+ for the D100 right now. It's just not that great. But be sure to check the reveiws. It was VERY new when I read the ones I'm basing my opinion on and more will come out as people get their hands on them.

Good luck!
Hope your not seeing DDDDD's and 00001100111's :-)


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6/17/2004 7:44:09 AM

 
Peter K. Burian
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/8/2004
  Fawn: Based on my tests of this camera ...

The simple answer is that the Nikon D70 is an incredibly great camera and a bargain at the price.

Or do you mean one of the compact Nikon digital cameras with built-in zoom? Which one? Overall, Nikon cameras have an excellent reputation, as do Canon, Minolta, etc. etc.

Cheers! Peter Burian


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6/17/2004 7:52:25 PM

 
Jan W. Brown   The D70 is fantastic. It is rugged (Don't ask me to explain why I know this first hand)After using one I sold my Nikon N90 and my Olympus E20. Could not be happier.


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7/15/2004 9:40:49 AM

 
Fawn S.   Great, thanks for the input.


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7/15/2004 1:44:01 PM

 
Thomas    I only use Nikon, because I was lucky to get a F2 from my Dad and now I added 3 more and had no problems. I also have to note, that I had no chance to test any other, because I stay with what I have. So I can't say much about others. I also like the interchangability, quality, and reputation. I'm very satisfied with all 4 of my Nikons!


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7/16/2004 9:26:42 AM

 
Margaret Colford   The bottom line for a Nikon choice is lens quality. No one makes the kind of glass Nikon does. The camera body itself is as competitive with others plus you have perfect glass with all Nikon lenses.


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7/18/2004 6:03:08 AM

 
Fawn S.   Thanks. I guess I wil be aiming for a Nikon then. Great!! Thanks for the help. Fawn S.


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7/18/2004 10:39:31 AM

 
Carol Marsh
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  I had a Nikon Coolpix 995. It took great pictures. A year and a half after I bought it the electrical system went out and they wanted $220.00 to repair it and it was no longer made. This happened three days before I left for Europe. I bought a Nikon Coolpix 3100. It also takes great pictures. It is 14 months old. It eats batteries like crazy and one of the little tabs that holds the batteries in the camera has broken off and they now fall out. Price to repair it, $80.00, I like the cameras but can't afford to repair it so frequently or look for an alternative camera. Good luck with your choice.

Carol


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7/20/2004 5:37:55 PM

 
Carol Marsh
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  I had a Nikon Coolpix 995. It took great pictures. A year and a half after I bought it the electrical system went out and they wanted $220.00 to repair it and it was no longer made. This happened three days before I left for Europe. I bought a Nikon Coolpix 3100. It also takes great pictures. It is 14 months old. It eats batteries like crazy and one of the little tabs that holds the batteries in the camera has broken off and they now fall out. Price to repair it, $80.00, I like the cameras but can't afford to repair it so frequently or look for an alternative camera. Good luck with your choice.

Carol


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7/20/2004 5:58:14 PM

 
Fawn S.   Thanks, that is something to watch out for!


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7/21/2004 5:55:25 PM

 
Grant Davenport   Hi there and thanks for my chance to respond to this question.

I don't know how many times these sort of questions have been asked on this website....

It's like asking "how long is a piece of string" or "how tall's a china man" or "do you like sweet & sour chicken or sweet & sour pork"
It comes down to the individual. It's there personal choice aas to what camera they pick up, feel, like to hold and ultimately what they buy. The consumer is the only person who can make this choice.

But yes, the D70 is a great camera at a very good price. It has alot of the better features and functions of the more expensive D100 and you do have the ability to use 99% of the older Nikon lenses that you may already own. Nikon have always been of very good quality and hopefully will continue this tradition of reliabilty and decent prices.
As for "is Canon better than Nikon", that again comes down to the individual. I love my Nikon equipment and wouldn't part with it for the world
however if I was to ever have to replace all my equipment for some strange reason, I would definately consider Canon gear as it too is excellent photographic equip' and some of the functions/features on Canon aren't available on Nikon so it's 6 of one and half a dozen of the other.

Best of luck with your choice and remember, forget what camera you use but remember get out there and start shooting.

Grant
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2/3/2005 5:02:04 PM

 
Grant Davenport   Hi there and thanks for my chance to respond to this question.

I don't know how many times these sort of questions have been asked on this website....

It's like asking "how long is a piece of string" or "how tall's a china man" or "do you like sweet & sour chicken or sweet & sour pork"
It comes down to the individual. It's there personal choice aas to what camera they pick up, feel, like to hold and ultimately what they buy. The consumer is the only person who can make this choice.

But yes, the D70 is a great camera at a very good price. It has alot of the better features and functions of the more expensive D100 and you do have the ability to use 99% of the older Nikon lenses that you may already own. Nikon have always been of very good quality and hopefully will continue this tradition of reliabilty and decent prices.
As for "is Canon better than Nikon", that again comes down to the individual. I love my Nikon equipment and wouldn't part with it for the world
however if I was to ever have to replace all my equipment for some strange reason, I would definately consider Canon gear as it too is excellent photographic equip' and some of the functions/features on Canon aren't available on Nikon so it's 6 of one and half a dozen of the other.

Best of luck with your choice and remember, forget what camera you use but remember get out there and start shooting.

Grant
anyoccasionphotography.net


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2/3/2005 5:03:18 PM

 
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