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zoomlens Silver Member Nikonian since 03rd Jan 2005Mon 03-Jan-05 10:40 PM
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"Will there be an 8 mp DSLR?"


Cobourg, CA
          

I am the happy owner of a Coolpix 5400.

I am looking to move up to a DSLR (I was a former F80 owner).

I notice the D70 has been on the market for about 9 months now and the Coolpix line has 8 mp cameras.

What is the speculation about Nikon coming out with a new model in the 8 mp range (replacement for D70?)?

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Rick

  

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Rally Registered since 31st Jan 2004Mon 03-Jan-05 11:05 PM
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Auckland, NZ
          

Hi,

Maybe Nikonians needs a new forum "New/Replacement Digital Camera Speculation"

Try here this has been discussed before

http://www.nikonians.org/cgi-bin/dcforum/dcboard.cgi?az=read_count&om=3482&forum=DCForumID86

Cheers
Peter

  

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Bobsprit Registered since 13th Dec 2004Mon 03-Jan-05 11:52 PM
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If you want to take pictures, don't wait and certainly don't worry about 6 or 8MP. I recently bought a Coolpix 8800. It couldn't focus in poor light, had no manual focus that worked and was a slow performer in every way. Basically it was fancy junk. I returned it and bought a D70. I have never had more fun with a camera! I'm so happy with it that I could easily wait for two more generations before getting a new body to replace it. 8MP just won't make enough difference. Meanwhile, I've started getting some lenses and it's just a lot of fun.
And yes, the D70 takes better pics than the 8800. I have the samples from both. Also of note, most comparisons between the D70 and 8MP canon 20D rate the image quality the same or so close it makes no difference. A 12 or 14MP sensor with a lot less noise would probably get us all to take notice, but that's a ways off.
I think you'll be seeing people shooting with D70s 5 years from now. Smarter shooters will have spent on better glass before upgrading a camera body, as they all did in years past with film.

Best of luck,

Capt RB

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BJNicholls Gold Member Awarded for his contributions to the community and the Resources Charter MemberTue 04-Jan-05 07:16 PM
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#3. "RE: Will there be an 8 mp DSLR?"
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Salt Lake City, US
          

Any 6 megapixel DSLR will deliver better image quality than the best 8 Mpix digicam. There probably will be an 8 Mpix (or thereabouts) DSLR from Nikon announced next month, but it's more likely to be a D100 replacement.

Megapixels aren't everthing. Better, bigger sensors in DSLRs offer much lower noise so that detail isn't lost to agressive noise reduction.

BJ

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simpo two Registered since 17th Aug 2004Tue 04-Jan-05 08:23 PM
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Time to wheel out Mr Rockwell again

http://www.kenrockwell.com/tech/mpmyth.htm

John
www.blokewithacamera.co.uk

John
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zoomlens Silver Member Nikonian since 03rd Jan 2005Tue 04-Jan-05 10:36 PM
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Cobourg, CA
          

Thanks to all for your advice.

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Rick

  

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Alex_86 Registered since 19th Aug 2003Wed 05-Jan-05 01:06 AM
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CA
          

Yes there will be an 8mp DSLR (might I dare say with in the year?) although it will not be a D70 replacement. That D100 is looking mighty old

Happy Shooting,
Alex

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YoungAndDangerous Registered since 11th Sep 2004Wed 05-Jan-05 02:09 AM
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Sydney, AU
          

I just got my second/backup D70, while I'll wait for the D100 replacement. I got my first D70 within days of it was released, and I'm still impressed with it now, compared to the other models. It has features that far exceed the D100 and even the newer Canon 20D. Which I was tossing as alternative, but I can't just resist on the image quality the D70 produces, and the lower prices. The 8MP makes no difference between the 6MP, so if that's you concern I think that's the least of your worries.


YaD

  

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