New Nikons!

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  1. Unimaxium

    Unimaxium TPF Noob!

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    I'm surprised there's no thread about this yet (unless I'm blind and missed it somewhere). Nikon today debuted two new DSLRs: the entry-level D50 and the new D70s. Both seem to be 6.1 megapixels. The D50 is supposed to be small and light and feature a new mode for photographing children (strange :meh: ). Not sure yet what's new with the D70s. Here are the official press releases:
    D50
    D70s

    And here's a page that kind of sums the stuff up (but I haven't read it all the way through yet):
    http://www.macnn.com/articles/05/04/20/new.nikon.digital.slr/
     
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    awesome!
     
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    Just going to move this over to the General Photo forum.
    If you'd all just step to one side for a moment... Ahh, thank you.
     
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    And for us existing D70 users there's going to be a nice firmware upgrade that improves AF performance :)
     
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    Can we call that the "Micheal Jackson Mode" then?!

    Sorry couldn't resist :p
     
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    Sounds like a good name to me :eyebrows:
     
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    i was going to make a thread about this the other day, as i had heard rumors about these new cameras. Now i'm wondering if i should save up to buy a D70, a D50, a D70s, or a 300D or 350 xt .... hmmmm
     
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    May I suggest the Nikon D2X. 12.4 megapixel. let me know if you find it for under 5 grand.
     
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    damn... now I have a huuuuge problem the same as John3eblover... hey, but I haven't spotted any difference between d70 and d50... hmm only in weight? can somebody wise explain it to me?
     
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    No LCD light on D50
    No DOF preview button
    Some difference in focusing method..slightly less manual choice with AF-C and AF-S on D50
    slightly larger LCD on D50 but no cover.
    Only 1/4000 max shutter speed on D50 as opposed to 1/8000 on D70
    D50 takes SD cards as opposed to CF cards
    2.5 FPS on D50. 3FPS on D70
     
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    ohh thanks Ant... I'm waiting to see it in shop and compare the prices here in Poland
     
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    I have to admit that if the D50 had been out when I was making my DSLR purchasing decision I probably would have got it instead of the D70. The stuff they've taken off I don't usually use anyway.
     

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