Nikon D80 Breaks Cover
Overall, the D70 has been a wonderful tool for us. Like most of today’s DSLRs, it has no startup time and no shutter lag, and that’s crucial to getting good shots of children. The controls are all pretty convenient and reasonably intuitive. It has a reassuring solidity to it that I feel is somehow missing in competing cameras from other makers, from the feel of the chassis to the ka-thwapp of the shutter.
I have three main complaints about the D70:
- Images taken at ISO 800 and above are pretty darn grainy.
- The viewfinder is too small for my poor eyes to tell if the image is in focus.
- The LCD is quite small by today’s standards. Even my parents’ pocket Casio has a much bigger screen.
It sounds like the D70’s recently announced successor, the D80, handily solves each of these problems, while also boosting resolution from 6 megapixels to 10.2 megapixels–a significant difference that gives you more freedom to crop. Not nearly enough to warrant an upgrade for us, but definitely worth taking a look at if you’re in the market.
Me, I’m still trying to figure out how to convince Amy that we need a D200… 🙂
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