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vincelotus1 Registered since 15th Dec 2011Thu 12-Jan-12 02:55 PM
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"up grade"


Ft. Myers, US
          

I have a D70 and want to up grade. I want something in that quality range or better. I am not much interested in video but will use it.

  

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gbowen Gold Member Nikonian since 31st Mar 2011Thu 12-Jan-12 04:03 PM
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Canton, US
          

I have a D70s and I upgraded to the D7000. Awesome camera and I recommend it. Makes the D70s look and feel like a beginner's camera. And you can use the lenses you have for the D70 with no problems.

George

  

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kentak Silver Member Nikonian since 03rd Jul 2010Thu 12-Jan-12 04:06 PM
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US
          

Assuming DX sensor body and in the consumer/prosumer market category:

Well regarded D90, introduced in mid '08
Affordable D5100, introduced early '11
More expensive and somewhat complex D7000, introduced mid '10

What're your intended uses and feature preferences?

Kent

  

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Belmore Registered since 16th Dec 2011Fri 13-Jan-12 07:31 PM
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On same level I would say D90, it replace D80 and D 80 replace D70, so in simple answer will be D90 and up (D7000, D300s, then you got the full frame D700, D3 or soon D4)

  

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ShrimpBoy Silver Member Nikonian since 08th Jan 2006Sat 14-Jan-12 03:47 AM
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Brighton and Hove, GB
          

Kent asked the best question. Why are you upgrading?

If you want better focus tracking, bigger viewfinder, bigger rear monitor, live view, higher output resolution, better output quality, higher ISO range, AF fine tuning, metering with non-CPU lenses and dual card slots, or you've got just some spare cash and want to spend it on a new body, go for the D7000.
If you want to bracket more than three shots at a time, you need a D300/D700/D3/D4.
If you want a full-frame sensor and/or the biggest viewfinder, you need a D700/D3/D4.
If you want a built-in vertical grip, you need a D3/D4.
If you want the fastest burst shooting speed, you need a D3.
And so on...

However, if your profile is anything to go by, you might consider some f/2.8 glass before you upgrade your body. I see a noticeable improvement in sharpness and contrast between my 18-70 and 70-300, so I can only imagine how much better things could be with a 17-55 to replace the 18-70 and a 70-200 to replace the 70-300.

Gary
"Yea, Sussex by the sea!" - Rudyard Kipling

  

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michaelhager Registered since 15th Feb 2007Tue 31-Jan-12 06:08 PM
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Fountain Inn, US
          

The biggest upgrade I ever made was to good glass. Going from the kit lenses to my 70-200 and 17-55 improved the visible quality of my images immediately. Even more when I really learned how to use them.

Later, I upgraded to a D300 because of the bracketing, mirror up capability, etc., etc. I use my D300 and D70 together for weddings and other than by the image size, you can't tell the images apart if you keep the iso down to noiseless levels.

C. Michael Hager
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