Honestly not interested in super megapix SLRs right now
I mean, I'm watching and waiting to find out like everyone else, but I'm not sure that even if I could afford these monsterous cameras I'd be all that interested. As an amateur, i'm not really interested in producing images any bigger than A4 really. Perhaps a bit more res for cropping and that's it. 6MegaPix may be enough. The way I see it, there are two solutions to this magnification factor with the more recent DSLRs. 1. make the CMOS/CDD bigger to full frame like Kodak's new camera. or 2. reduce the size of current lenses so they project images that can be captured on the smaller chips. The result would be cameras that are cheaper, smaller and lighter. chips coud even be advanced in the future to improve res by density instead of size. true, you'd have to buy all new lenses, but i dunno. for me, i only have 3 and use only 2. cameras that cost at least half as much, that weigh half as much, at half the size sound good to me. this is of course, with a traveling amateur's needs in mind. Good idea? or is this just a matter of having lens support? which, like advancing technology would take a lot of time.
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#1. "RE: Honestly not interested in super megapix SLRs right" | In response to Reply # 0darrellyoung Registered since 21st Apr 2006Mon 30-Sep-02 07:51 PM
In my opinion you ought to consider the CoolPix 5700. I just bought one for my wife, and it does a marvelous job. The lens on the 5700 is designed for that CCD, and has a comparable 35mm range to 35-280mm. Plus the macro mode is simply amazing.
The camera only costs about $1,000.00 at most discount houses. THis is the D100 forum, so I hate to mention it here, but, why wait? Get yourself an nice 5 MP jewel. Or, get the D100. Either way you'll be happy.