N723GW From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 232 posts, RR: 0 Posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 2295 times:
I am agressivly saving up to buy a DSLR. I want to stick with nikon, so I have narrowed my choices down to D50/D70 and D100. For those of you who have each, what are the pros and cons, as far as memory cards, cost and all of the otehr variables. I am more then likely going to be getting it off of ebay, and I have found different combos/sets that are from $500 - $850 ranging from the D50 to D100. Thaughts? Insights?
Scbriml From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 14000 posts, RR: 46
Reply 3, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2211 times:
In order of personal preference, D200, D70/D70s, D100 then D50.
The D50 is really aimed at the low-end of the dSLR market. The D70 is a reasonably serious camera. The D100 was Nikon's first sub-professional dSLR and is getting a bit long in the tooth now (really replaced by the D200).
Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana!
Wanderer From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 233 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2209 times:
I'd go for the D70 if I were you or, if you can afford it, the D200. Both are serious cameras and take compact flash cards unlike the D50 which takes SD cards. Most digital SLRs take CF, so if you bought a D50 and wanted to upgrade, you'd need a whole new set of memory cards.
There are some good second hand deals around, so keep your options open.
Pilotallen From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 656 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2200 times:
I just bought a D50 and happen to like it a lot...however I am not a pro by any means so I don't need anything really special...I have two lenses an 18-55 and a 70-300mm and they work great...quite easy to get used to and figure out how to take decent shots....One thing I would advise you on though is to be careful with eBay. I've heard recently that they have had problems with bogus items for sale in the camera department...just be careful when buying something real low priced. I bought mine at Bestbuy here in the US through a financing program which is kind of cool. Perhaps find a bigger chain to buy from and try that...just an idea. anyway have fun. -J
B737200 From Malta, joined Feb 2005, 225 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 2147 times:
From experience the D70 is better for aviation photography. My father's D100 is slower than my D70 when it comes to writing; and I don't know why but I get the impression that the D70 has a slightly stronger built (of course that could be because the D100 is usually attached to a battery pack, a flash battery pack and the flash itself).
Unless you need the external battery pack I think you should stick with the D70. I believe the D100 has some features which the d70 lacks but mostly they are minor and probably useless to some people, me included. On the other hand when it comes down to core features, i.e the camera's shooting ability the D70 has been refined.
If you have the cash get yourself a D200, no experience with it but the specs are mouth watering and I heard its great.
Hope this helps, oh and this is just my opinion (based on observation) and I'm no particular expert.