30th August 2006, 07:58 PM
Re: 350d or d70s
Actually I think there's a problem with your overall throw of argument. You're coming from point of a experienced user. You don't really fit into the "consumer" camera section, because you know what you want, and likely you've already got a preference of how you want it.
Originally Posted by Tetrode
For a beginner, there's no difference if there's a 350D or a D70s or a 20D, because they won't know what they want anyway. They'll have to learn everything from the manual. Given that, it's much easier to screw up your settings in the D70s than the 350D or 20D if you're a beginner. touch here touch there and everything is changed.
Just to let you know, once I borrowed a D70s to shoot.. it took me more than 1 hour + 3 phone calls to figure out how to change the focus region (I was outside). In comparison, 350D took me 5 min to figure out (they actually label the camera, so any one with some brains and eyes can figure out by just looking), and I was a relative noob then to dSLR.
For someone familiar with cameras, they can work out just about any camera's UI in minutes. It's a matter of someone's adapatability. To newbies, these won't really matter at all.