are these cameras any good??

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ive just been looking in a photography shop near to where i live and they had these 3 cameras second hand has anybody got one of these or had one and are they still ok or outdated now ??

1.Nikon F70

2.Nikon D70

3.Canon EOS 350D

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You're mixing film and digital. The Nikon F70 is/was a film camera. The other two are digital and they're both pretty outdated at this point with the D70 being the newer.
 
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ok thanks im going to start saving for a new one then!
 

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I'm not sure how serious you are about photography but if you don't need a DSLR, a bridge camera might be the way to go. From what I hear/read Nikon P500 is pretty good.
 

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ph0enix said:
You're mixing film and digital. The Nikon F70 is/was a film camera. The other two are digital and they're both pretty outdated at this point with the D70 being the newer.

When I'm shooting what should I have my image quality on? Should I always have it on raw
 

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ph0enix said:
You're mixing film and digital. The Nikon F70 is/was a film camera. The other two are digital and they're both pretty outdated at this point with the D70 being the newer.

When I'm shooting what should I have my image quality on? Should I always have it on raw

In case you're serious: if you're just starting out then JPEG (fine) is a good setting since RAW images require post processing.
 

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If you are shooting in full raw you have the best amount of information to work with. On some cameras you do have a smaller raw option. Shoot at the full size.
What are you shooting with currently?
 

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The D70 is a good camera, and yes flash at 1/500, very nice. Well built for the money . Just make sure you check it out and get a shutter count read out. I have seen them for around $200.00 with a low shutter count of around 12,000 to 15,00 clicks, that is low for that year camera. It is good for around 75,000 clicks they say. I use to have one.

But seconds thouights you can get a Nikon D80 for around that same price, A little more maybe but a lot more camera but a lower Flash
 
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i have already got a bridge camera im just waiting to step up to dslr just short of funds so need to start saving
 

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The D70 is a good camera, and yes flash at 1/500, very nice. Well built for the money . Just make sure you check it out and get a shutter count read out. I have seen them for around $200.00 with a low shutter count of around 12,000 to 15,00 clicks, that is low for that year camera. It is good for around 75,000 clicks they say. I use to have one.

But seconds thouights you can get a Nikon D80 for around that same price, A little more maybe but a lot more camera but a lower Flash

Hold the phone! You're telling me, I should be looking for shutter counts while buying a used camera? Does the shutter degrade in some way after a while? Or what really happens in a old camera with say a lot of shutter counts?
 

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The D70 is a good camera, and yes flash at 1/500, very nice. Well built for the money . Just make sure you check it out and get a shutter count read out. I have seen them for around $200.00 with a low shutter count of around 12,000 to 15,00 clicks, that is low for that year camera. It is good for around 75,000 clicks they say. I use to have one.

But seconds thouights you can get a Nikon D80 for around that same price, A little more maybe but a lot more camera but a lower Flash

Hold the phone! You're telling me, I should be looking for shutter counts while buying a used camera? Does the shutter degrade in some way after a while? Or what really happens in a old camera with say a lot of shutter counts?

Low shutter count is a good indication that the camera has not been used and abused too badly ...and yes, the shutter itself in every camera is rated for a certain number of clicks. Most work beyond the projected cycle but when buying a camera, you should try to get one with the lowest number. If you find a used camera that you like, ask the seller to take a photo of today's newpaper with it and send it to you. You can verify the camera's shutter actuation count by reviewing the metadata (EXIF) in the photo.
 

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The D70 is a good camera, and yes flash at 1/500, very nice. Well built for the money . Just make sure you check it out and get a shutter count read out. I have seen them for around $200.00 with a low shutter count of around 12,000 to 15,00 clicks, that is low for that year camera. It is good for around 75,000 clicks they say. I use to have one.

But seconds thouights you can get a Nikon D80 for around that same price, A little more maybe but a lot more camera but a lower Flash

Hold the phone! You're telling me, I should be looking for shutter counts while buying a used camera? Does the shutter degrade in some way after a while? Or what really happens in a old camera with say a lot of shutter counts?[/QUOT

Yes , a digital camera has a expected life to it, The higher end cameras have a life expectancy of around 200,000 clicks and up lower end cameras maybe around 100,000 before you many need some repairs.
 

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Yes , a digital camera has a expected life to it, The higher end cameras have a life expectancy of around 200,000 clicks and up lower end cameras maybe around 100,000 before you many need some repairs.

Older cameras have lower life cycles than that. For example:
nikon d70 | Camera Shutter Life Database

Average number of actuations after which shutter is still alive: 34,304.4
Average number of actuations after which shutter died: 49,301.0
 

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wow, learnt something new today. How would one find out the current count? Like for example, if I plan to buy one off eBay, should the seller be asked to post that number?
EDIT: never mind found this website: http://myshuttercount.com/
 

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