Sounds like you really need to go with a d7000 or keep your d70. Keep in mind... the d3200 is designed as an entry level camera. It doesn't need all the whistles. I got it for the sensor... all else can be manipulated in the menu. Its all about focus, white balance, shutter speed, aperture, exposure compensation, ISO, picture control, and photo composition anyway. You get all those right, even an old brownie produces quality.