Next Generation DSLR's?

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  1. |DeZaStR|

    |DeZaStR| TPF Noob!

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    Does anyone have any ideas on when the next generation of digital SLR's will be released? Specifically, the ones that fall within the $1000-$1500 range and shoot greater than 6MP...

    I'm looking to invest in one in the near future, but most of the ones now in the price range I'm looking for are 6MP. I've seen many standard consumer digicams now that have begun using 8MP (and higher) and I would assume it's mearly a matter of time before the next DSLR's are on the market with the same capabilities.

    Any input would be appreciated! :)
     
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    molested_cow No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I'm more concerned with the conversion ratio. I want something that is 1:1 and AFFORDABLE so that my wide angle lens won't go to waste.
     
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    Slowboat TPF Noob!

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    Be open minded when looking at the 8MP consumer digicams. Those 8MP cameras have poor image quality when compared to 4 and 6MP models. The noise in these 8MP cameras is much greater than the older models.

    If you are interested in a DSLR, I say why wait. Jump in and get your feet wet and you won't regret it. The only down side is at the wide angle end where 12 - 16mm lenses are exepnsive, but still cheaper than a full frame DSLR.
     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    ksmattfish Now 100% DC - not as cool as I once was, but still

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    Check out this page for a direct comparison of images from an 8mp digicam and the 6mp Canon 10d. It's about 1/2 way down the page.

    http://www.luminous-landscape.com/reviews/cameras/sony828.shtml

    To me there is no comparison. The bigger sensor makes a huge difference.

    Luminous Landscape is also a great site for all sorts of digital info, and actually if you dig, there is a lot of good film info too.
     
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    danalec99 TPF Noob!

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    Interesting infos
     
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    Some very good points made. Thanks for the information guys. I just may begin leaning that much more toward a Nikon D70 now. :)
     
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    danalec99 TPF Noob!

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    Why would you even consider D70 when we have THE 10D? ;)
     
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    photogoddess TPF Noob!

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    They are both good cameras. I have a 10D and experienced a bit of D70 envy over Chase and Voodoocat's cameras. :twisted:
     
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    I own a 10D too but have checked out my sons D70 and I think we agree that performance wise there's nothing in it between them.
    Cost is the one big difference with the 10D around $500 more expensive but really it comes down to lesser things such as build quality which may mean more to some but the Nikon doesn't feel cheap by any means, weight of the 10D is quite a bit more to lug around and general feel and here I prefer my 10D but would I if I'd started with a D70?
    The one obvious point is what lenses do you already own because this is a major cost consideration.
     
  11. Jeff Canes

    Jeff Canes No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I got my 10D a year ago and have been very happy with it when shooting sports and landscapes. Choose Canon because of the lenses before going digital. I like their image stabilizing lenses. Also what about the Canon Digital Rebel it has most of the same options that the 10D has, and cost less

    Remember when it comes to DSLR just as with a film SLR the lens quality and film/sensor size are the most import options
     
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    nikon90s TPF Noob!

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    All cunsumer electronics will mostly show up on the market place right before or a month after new years. CES is vagas in on the 9th or so of Jannuary and that is where most show off their new Goods for all the Buyers to see.

    and I have the D70 :lol:
     

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