The most important Nikon camera question that has ever been asked...

Discussion in 'Beyond the Basics' started by kilifila66, Jun 22, 2005.

  1. kilifila66

    kilifila66 TPF Noob!

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    Well not really but it might get more people clicking. Ok I am confused, what is the REAL difference between the Nikon d70 and the Nikon d70s? I heard that with a firmware update the d70 can be upgraded to be almost exactly like the d70s, so what gives? Any help would be appreciated.
     
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    The only REAL difference is that the D70s has a 2" LCD, as opposed to a 1.8". Apparently the flash coverage is better, but c'mon, it's a built-in flash! If you're worried about flash then get a strobe. Apparently the auto focus is more accurate (nothing that can't be improved with firmware), but I don't remember hearing many people complaining about AF problems on the D70.

    Oh yeah, and about $130. I guess it isn't that much money in the scheme of things, but I can't say that I'm sure the D70s is that much better than the D70.
     
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    kilifila66 TPF Noob!

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    Thanks scott, that is all I needed to know. The d70 would be a better choice for me.
     
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    Just one thing to add. The D70s allows the use of a corded remote trigger. The D70 uses a wireless infrared remote. Some people seem to think the use of a corded remote is a big deal, not me. The D70s can also use the wireless remote.

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    The firmware update to the D70 is "supposed" to bring the AF up to par with the D70s, just FYI.
     
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    I have a pair of really cheap pocket universal remotes that I programmed to work as remote shutter releases on my D70. IMO, a remote release is MUCH more useful, especially with self-portraits and such. I agree, a corded remote really isn't anything special, and personally, I wouldn't have much use for one.
     

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