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Forums Lobby MASTER YOUR NIKON CAMERA Nikon D5000/D3000 series (Public) topic #886
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lovemy8514   Columbia, US  Registered since 05th Oct 2007 Thu 19-Nov-09 03:51 AM
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"Has anyone used both the D70 and D3000?"



My wife has been using my older D70s for a while, but it's getting just a bit long in the tooth for her.

I'm leaning towards getting her a new body so that she can use my lenses when she want's too, and the D3000 is on my short list. (Along with a refurb D40).

The D70s isn't too big for her, but she would like a body even a bit smaller than that. How does the D3000 feel in the hand? Does it feel smaller/lighter than the D70?

I probably won't be able to go to a store to handle one before I get it for her as a gift, so I'm asking here. (Outage schedules:Great overtime, no free time!)

Thanks for any help/opinions!

J a m e s
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Asgard Administrator He is your Chief Guardian Angel at the Helpdesk and knows a lot about a lot   East Frisia, DE  Nikonian since 07th Apr 2004 Thu 19-Nov-09 02:08 PM
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#1. "RE: Has anyone used both the D70 and D3000?"
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James,

never had a D3000 in my hands.

But here are the Specifications:

D70:
Demensions: Approximately 140 * 111 * 78 mm
Weight: Approximately 595g

D3000:
Demesions: Approximately 126 * 97 * 64 mm
Weight: Approximately 485g

Gerold - Nikonian in East Frisia
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Floridian Silver Member  Tallahassee, Florida, US  Nikonian since 11th Feb 2007 Thu 19-Nov-09 05:57 PM
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>I'm leaning towards getting her a new body so that she can use
>my lenses when she want's too...

Several of the lenses you list in your profile don't have focusing motors, so they would not autofocus on a D3000. So, if you want her to be able to use ALL your lenses, the D3000 might not be the right choice.

I see the appeal of a new camera, but the D70s still ought to produce great results. I have a D50 (similar vintage) that I still use a lot, even though I also have a D300, and for most purposes, the resulting photos from the old camera are just as good as from the new one.

Randy

  

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William Symonds   Bogor, ID  Registered since 22nd Jan 2007 Sun 22-Nov-09 04:24 PM
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The D5000 is noticebaly smaller than a D80 - I compared the two this evening.

The D3000 is a tad smaller (ie less height as no tilting LCD) than the D5000.

I'd look long and hard at the D5000 - the video is very useful as is the tilting LCD. It is very well specc'd and has a state of the art sensor with far better low light performance than the D3000.

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