Please help! Nikon D70 or Canon 350D

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  1. cillie

    cillie TPF Noob!

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    Hi there!

    I am outgrowing my Sony F828 and need to buy a new DSLR, but cannot decide between the Nikon D70 and the Canon 350D.

    I would love to hear from people who bought/own/looked at one of these cameras and WHY they bought that specific model.

    Would you suggest I look at other cameras as well?

    I want to start doing semi-professional work (wedding, sport etc.) and need an all-rounder.

    Thanks
     
  2. etaf

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    for weddings i would suggest the 20D.

    anyway to your question on D70 / 350D
    you may also want to consider the new D70s released by nikon

    But you must go and handle them - i do not like the 350D as I find the grip too small for my hand. I use a pro1 all the time which is a small camera - so handle them and see if you like and are natural with the control layouts
     
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    don't forget D70s
     
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    I love 350d.. it fits exactly to my hand while Nikon is way too big. Even Canon with a grip is smaller than Nikon and I don't find Nikon as comfortable an easy to use as canon...
     
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    350D all the way!
     
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    Unless you can find a must have feature on one that the other doesn't have, I'd say it doesn't really matter. There are lots and lots of photographers happy with both cameras.

    I would look at lenses and accessories that you want, and see if both brands are covered there, or if one brand is too expensive, etc...
     
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    i owned the d70 and loved everything about it and only sold it because i had the opportunity to buy the d2x. the quality of the d70 is very impressive the color tonality is great. as far as comparing the two in my opinon they are both great cameras and are a personal preference.
     
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    Dosent the 350 have more pixels?

    Isnt the 300D its equal?
     
  9. thebeginning

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    the 300d is not the equal of the 350d...most likely because the 350d is a new model, and the 300d is a couple years old. the d70 is a very high quality camera (as is the 350d). like the others said, go try them out. megapixels dont really matter much from 6 to 8 megapixels. to me, megapixels has little to do with image quality. instead of more megapixels meaning more quality, more megapixels means bigger photos. If you want to blow up your photos past 11x14 or so prints, you may want to look into the 350d (but if you're looking at 8 megapixel cameras, the 20d is the way to go (aside from the canon 1ds series)).


    Another tip: go read reviews. I've found many reviews and comparisons between the 350d and d70, even the d70 and the 20d.
     
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    I was saying the canon 300D is 6 pixels just like the Nikon d70.

    And about the same price.

    The canon 350D has two more pixels and cost much more.
     
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    Your right, the 300D is defenetly a lower grade than 350D, for example, size, body type (350D uses a magnisium body) speed, 4 fps, 14 frames continous, Digic II processor...and cant remember much more of the top of my head, but I defenetly would try to save a couple and go for the 300D, its defenetly worth the extra...and I truly believe it to be supirior to the D70...although the D70 is an amazing camera!
     
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    Well i believe Cannon havew some problems with it's software and cards? Something i read the other day. I have just bought a Nikon D70 and love it !! :) What swung it for me was nice colours and a good grip !! Unputdownable !! :D
     

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