Nikon D70 - Winner Or Loser?
Posted 07 December 2003 - 12:30 AM
I´m too tired to get deep into your question right now (02.30am), but I write down something.
I think Nikon may have introduced D-70 a bit too late. Canon have already sold —god knows how— many D300 -cameras. I myself don´t like the color and plastic look of D300 and D-70 seem much more pro from that point...sure the power is inside.
ps. there is a "promo page" open for D-70...not much information yet, but I thought that I let you know anyway (or maby you already knew that)
Posted 18 December 2003 - 08:23 PM
i guess canon has a lot more of the market... i think people in general would like more the plastic look but the serious amateur would like much (much ) more the look of the d100/10d - but i guess its a complex question... another thing (among many others i guess) would a serious amateur or a professional work with the programs for landscape, night, etc?
about the promo page: would a person that buys a d70 spend the extra money for a 12-24 lens? or a 17-55? now a thought! instead or buying a d100 buy the d70 and save the extra money for the 12-24 lens - its another option i guess
too much rumbling?
Posted 16 January 2004 - 12:40 PM
Nikon probably may argue that, functionality-wise, the D70 wiil be superior to the D300, and they may or may not be right, but that isn't the point. It's an old-but-true marketing adage that it's better to be first rather than best.
Bert Hinkler was the second man to fly solo across the Atlantic; he did on less fuel, in less time than Lindbergh and landed where he said he would. But I bet it's likely you never heard of him until now.
Posted 16 January 2004 - 12:47 PM
Good point about getting there first - by the time the D70 is released, the Canon EOS 300D will already have been on the market for 6 months.
The thing that I don't understand is why Nikon didn't tell us more details about the D70 when they pre-announced it? Then people would have held off buying another DSLR until the D70's release. I'm betting that some of them will have looked elsewhere because they don't know what the D70 will actually deliver.
Posted 08 February 2004 - 02:52 AM
As to whether or not Nikon has waited too long to release this camera, I am not sure. But I do know this. Nikon makes it's customers (e.g. me) feel like dummies. I bought the D100 for $2kUS in August, 2002, it now sells for $1.5kUS, and soon an equivalent product (D70) will sell for sub $1kUS. Ok.. that is the risk of being an "early adopter". Nikon also charges you $80US more to use the Nikon Capture software that allows you to control the camera from a computer. Seems excessive in a competitive market. And by the way... if you need to transfer Nikon Capture to a new computer, good luck (unless you have another $80US).
All that said, I love the D100 (but have my doubts about the company behind it).
Posted 13 February 2004 - 07:46 PM
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