My Nikon D70 really took me to a different level moving up from my Nikon D50 with a lot more features that are missing. For that kind of money, it’s an absolutely perfect camera for anybody to move up from point & shoot to really get a taste of DSLR photography. I had a talk with my die-hard Canon friend comparing features of the few cameras we’ve had our hands on, and I’m sure he’ll agree if I say that Nikon really packed a lot more features and value into this camera than anything comparable with the same price tag with the name Canon on it. Just by holding the camera in your hand and you’ll feel the difference, much like feeling BMW plastic comparing to Honda Civic plastic.
Why am I getting rid of it? It’s sad but 6.1 megapixel is simply not enough if I start printing or selling my images. It’s really unfortunate that it boils down to this, but it’s the sad truth that the D70 is made for the consumers, not prosumers, nor the pros. If I were ever to dip my foot into that area, it simply isn’t good enough.
Why not sell the D50? The D50 is a newer camera, and I find it generally much easier to capture good images with it than the D70. Don’t get me wrong. Both cameras are neck to neck in terms of image quality, and the D70 gives you a lot more bells and whistles and extend your capabilities to create that “better” you’ll struggle with the D50. However, the D50 is my choice to serve as a second camera, or as a backup camera. On top of all that, my wife bought the D50 to me as a gift… :-)
If you want to seize this opportunity and pick up my D70, it’s on ebay for 7 days starting today 7/25/07. Here’s the link to the auction.
Goodbye D70! You served me well, and It’s really sad to see you go. I hope your new owner takes great care of you!