D40 vs. D70

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  1. jonahr

    jonahr TPF Noob!

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    I am interested in purchasing my first dslr, and i am seriously considering either the d40 or the d70, other than the obvious difference in size and age, are their any differences in features between the two?
     
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    The D70 has a focusing motor, making compatiable with all af lenses, the d40 requires AFS lenses for autofocus, which are less common and more expensive.

    The D70 has a more convienent button layout and requires less menu-digging to change common options.

    The D40 has a MUCH larger screen

    The D40 has a larger memory buffer, allowing it to take more pictures without a pause.

    The D70's battery life is forever and a day, the d40 doesn't last as long--probably due to the larger screen.

    D70 uses compact flash, the d40 uses sd

    Picture quality is nearly identical.

    The D70 cost about $350 used, the D40 goes for about $250 used.

    Overall they are both good cameras, I prefer the D70 due to it's size and button layout, and autofocus motor.
     

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