The Rebel has some competition, the Nikon D70 at DVinfo.net

Go Back   DV Info Net > And Now, For Something Completely Different... > Still Crazy

Still Crazy
You say you want resolution? The whole world is watching these digicams.


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old January 30th, 2004, 09:46 AM   #1
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Gothenburg, Sweden
Posts: 52
The Rebel has some competition, the Nikon D70

It looks pretty neat!

http://www.dpreview.com/articles/nikond70/default.asp
-

http://www.nikonslr.com/home.html

I might get it this spring/summer...
Benjamin Taft is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 31st, 2004, 09:47 AM   #2
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Gothenburg, Sweden
Posts: 52
Not much of a reaction here, but here's another link if anyone is interested...


http://www.letsgodigital.org/html/fi..._D70_EN01.html

I'm pretty damn excited about this camera :)
Benjamin Taft is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 31st, 2004, 10:26 AM   #3
Trustee
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Deep South, U.S.
Posts: 1,363
Benjamin,

Looks really interesting. Did you come across any info. on body construction. I'am a long time Nikon F2 shooter and my cams have been thru the works and never failed me. It's metal body for me...plastic won't do.

Regards,

Mark
Mark Williams is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 31st, 2004, 11:37 AM   #4
Wrangler
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 6,773
Benjamin:

Thanks for posting--I've been VERY close to buying the Rebel and also considering the Canon 10D, all the while being disappointed about those Nikkor lenses that sit molding with my all-but-abandoned FM2 body. This is the probable answer to that dilemma. Now of course it'll be a couple of months before I can get one, damn!
__________________
Charles Papert
www.charlespapert.com
Charles Papert is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 31st, 2004, 12:16 PM   #5
Trustee
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Arlington VA
Posts: 1,034
As far as I can tell, the Rebel has better image quality features, most notably the ISO 100 setting (where the pictures are just unbelievably crisp). The Nikon only goes down to ISO 200 I believe. And it's black. :) But I think the Rebel is great.
Peter Moore is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 31st, 2004, 12:52 PM   #6
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Gothenburg, Sweden
Posts: 52
Here's another preview:
http://www.digitalreview.ca/cams/NikonD70_intro.shtml

Mark:
This compariation with the D100 and Rebel notes that the D70 is Polycarbonate only while the D100 has an inner metal shell as well. Too bad, but at least it doesn't look as plasticy as the Rebel.

http://www.digitalreview.ca/cams/NikonD70_page5.shtml
Benjamin Taft is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 31st, 2004, 01:11 PM   #7
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Vancouver Island and the rest of Western Canada
Posts: 149
Peter,
Just because the Rebel can go down to ISO100 dose not mean it has less noise at that level in comparison to Nikons ISO200. ISO is only talking about the light sensitivity and not the signal to noise ratio (or RMS granule for film) at that ISO setting.
I believe it was one of Canons top of the line DSLR’s that claimed to have as clean a picture at ISO400 as Fuji ISO100 E6 film (RMS granule of 8)

All in all it sounds like a interesting camera and might find its way into my camera bag as a light/cheap backup for my other cameras.

Happy Shooting
Alex
Alex Ratson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 31st, 2004, 03:34 PM   #8
Warden
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Clearwater, FL
Posts: 8,267
The noise issue between Canon and Nikon models will be decided when actual production models can be reviewed. But if past performance is any indication the Canon CMOS chip cameras will be hard to beat.
__________________
Jeff Donald
Carpe Diem




Search DVinfo.net for quick answers | Where to Buy? From the best in the business: DVinfo.net sponsors
Jeff Donald is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 31st, 2004, 03:46 PM   #9
Trustee
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Arlington VA
Posts: 1,034
Ok I see Alex. Well, pictures I've taken at ISO 100, even at very low light (long exposure) have been as sharp as any picture I've ever taken with 100 speed film. So, like Jeff said, I think that's going to be hard to beat.
Peter Moore is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 31st, 2004, 03:50 PM   #10
Warden
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Clearwater, FL
Posts: 8,267
Charles, you don't want to use your old manual focus Nikkor lenses on the D70. It does not have a focusing aid in the viewfinder (but neither does the Digital Rebel or 10D). If you've got old equipment, just sell it, give it away, donate it, or keep it, but get modern (AF) lenses for your digital SLR.
__________________
Jeff Donald
Carpe Diem




Search DVinfo.net for quick answers | Where to Buy? From the best in the business: DVinfo.net sponsors
Jeff Donald is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 31st, 2004, 04:22 PM   #11
Trustee
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Pembroke Pines, Florida
Posts: 1,418
The Nikon D70 has a better feature set than does the Rebel.....I'm a big fan of Canon's DSLR's and think the new EOS 1D mark II is the best DSLR in the world- but in sub $2000 DSLR's the Nikon D70 has the best specs of them all... if I had Nikon glass and was looking for an exceptional DSLR- the D70 would be 1st choice.

Having said that- I'm in absolute awe how Canon just trumps Nikon every single time they "announce" a new revolutionary new "professional" DSLR- the EOS 1D (II) just set the bar so high- the new Nikon D2H is hopelessly outclassed.....at $4500 Canon will sell every Mark II they make- get to your dealers now and put some $$$$ down- they'll be sold out before they even hit the store shelves.

(For those of you DSLR's enthusiasts who have read the specs- you'll know exactly what I mean- this is the equivalent of Canon coming out with a new XL1S that does hi-def with 3CCD's !!!)
__________________
Steve Nunez-New York City
www.stevenunez.com
Steve Nunez is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 31st, 2004, 04:27 PM   #12
Warden
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Clearwater, FL
Posts: 8,267
Canon has announced that the total monthly production for the D1 mk II is 4,000 units per month (for world wide distribution). This is an Olympic year and I doubt the average photographer will get their hands on one until next winter. There will always be exceptions of course, but if the new D1 is off interest follow Steve's advice.
__________________
Jeff Donald
Carpe Diem




Search DVinfo.net for quick answers | Where to Buy? From the best in the business: DVinfo.net sponsors
Jeff Donald is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 31st, 2004, 08:40 PM   #13
Trustee
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Chigasaki, Japan.
Posts: 1,660
The D70 looks like it's a very good camera and something that Nikon users will be very happy with as an entry level DSLR.

The 1D(II) will be difficult to get but it also means there are going to be a lot of secondhand original 1Ds around. Even though the new version is one hell of a camera the original version is still an extremely capable DSLR and at secondhand prices good for advanced amatures.
Adrian Douglas is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 31st, 2004, 09:21 PM   #14
Major Player
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: St. Louis, MO
Posts: 581
And Charles, when you decide to give that junk away, let me know. I'll even pay shipping!
Rob Belics is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 31st, 2004, 10:44 PM   #15
Trustee
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Arlington VA
Posts: 1,034
Are you guys saying it's impossible to focus manually without the focusing aid?
Peter Moore is offline   Reply
Reply

DV Info Net refers all where-to-buy and where-to-rent questions exclusively to these trusted full line dealers and rental houses...

Professional Video
(800) 833-4801
Portland, OR

B&H Photo Video
(866) 521-7381
New York, NY

Z.G.C.
(973) 335-4460
Mountain Lakes, NJ

Abel Cine Tech
(888) 700-4416
N.Y. NY & L.A. CA

Precision Camera
(800) 677-1023
Austin, TX

DV Info Net also encourages you to support local businesses and buy from an authorized dealer in your neighborhood.
  You are here: DV Info Net > And Now, For Something Completely Different... > Still Crazy

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

 



Google
 

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:30 AM.


DV Info Net -- Real Names, Real People, Real Info!
1998-2017 The Digital Video Information Network