I've been using the Nikon D70 since I was 15. That was about 7 years ago. I realized that there are specks in my photos (always the same spot) and would like to know if this is due to the prolonged negligence of my camera? I'm bound for Australia for a year for my studies after I ORD, so I'm looking to get a newer more functional camera. The D70 does little at high iso setting as we all know, so I'd really love for you guys, the professionals to solve my dilemma.
I've looked through marketplace and realized that my camera is now worth only 250-350 dollars. So I'm just wondering if I should spend the money to send it for cleaning and servicing (how much will that cost) or look at a newer Dslr. Then again, I'm torn between a dslr or a semi pro compact camera (is that what they call it?), something like a really powerful canon powershot or the Olympus pen? Or I'm hearing the Nikon coolpix? I'd really need some recommendations. I don't wish to settle for quality lower than my current dslr cos that just doesn't make any sense.
If not, should I be looking at dslr? I'll rather buy one from Nikon because I have various accessories like a sb600 that I have painstakingly save up pocket money to buy. Haha.. So I'll really appreciate if any one of you, who's more in tune to the current market, can give and offer your advice to someone who's not been in the market for several years already.
Thank you, and a Happy New Year to all!