D70 or 300D


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Hi I am stuck and not sure which to buy:

Just checked out Parissilk and the following is the kit pricing:

1) Nikon D70 (with 18-65 not exactly sure) - $1990

2) Canon 300 D (with 28 to 55) - $1750 plus bundled with an extra batt and 512 CF.

Which would u choose if $ is not a problem and if performance is more impt.
 

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If $$ is not an issue and performance is of utmost priority, u could look at the 1D Mk2 ($7k+) or even the upcoming 20D. If I were u, I'll wait a while first since the newer models are about to be announced soon.

Btw, the above comment was made purely with the intention of expanding your options, just in case u might need higher performance. Just needed to clarify lest I get misunderstood.
 

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I'll get a FM2 and 35/2.
 

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Focusing on the question of either a 300D or D70, I personally feel that the D70 will provide more bang for the buck. It is more feature laden compared to the 300D which is more designed by Canon to be a 'point and shoot' camera, most of the time.
Alot of shutterbugs have a habit of pledging 'allegiance' to either Canon or Nikon and once you accumulate enough lens and assessories, it is an expensive exercise to switch camps, although I have seen in the buy/sell forum of a number of 'defections' from Canon 300D owners who wanted to off-load their new cameras for a D70.
My two cents worth.... :) :)
 

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Take D70 anytime. Do a search and you'll get what you want to know. ;)
 

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digitalbuff said:
Hi I am stuck and not sure which to buy:

Just checked out Parissilk and the following is the kit pricing:

1) Nikon D70 (with 18-65 not exactly sure) - $1990

2) Canon 300 D (with 28 to 55) - $1750 plus bundled with an extra batt and 512 CF.

Which would u choose if $ is not a problem and if performance is more impt.

D70 is good enuff. Sorry to say that u don't need a 1D Mk2 even if you got loads of $$$. Only smart people in this forum will advice you to spend your extra $$$ on good lens instead. :bsmilie:
 

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Unless you in hurry, hang on for a while lah. Heard that new 330D or something from tua-pow is due to launch soon.... I guess it will be in time for the Nov - Dec sales season...
 

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shutterbug said:
D70 is good enuff. Sorry to say that u don't need a 1D Mk2 even if you got loads of $$$. Only smart people in this forum will advice you to spend your extra $$$ on good lens instead. :bsmilie:
That seriously depends on his spending power and the level of performance required, which the threadstarter did not state. Seriously, smart people in this forum will advise u to buy what u need, and not waste extra $$$ unless absolutely necessary.

Given a choice between the 300D and the D70 only, I would choose the D70 myself.
 

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If u aint got a camera at the moment, I would say, not to wait for any "anticipated" models to arrive. Buy a D70 and start shooting. Not unless u have enough money for the 20D.... . 300D.. hmm, its already starting to feel old.
 

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Hi all

Thanks v.much. My heart leans towards the D70 too and i am not very pro, just a beginner who started with a Panasonic FZ1 then LC1 (bought 2 months ago only.... who i like it very much altho it has limitations).

So i guess i will buy the D70 with the AF 28-200mm f/3.5-5.6D

Thanks.....
 

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I will steer clear of the 28-200 though... unless U are not particular.

I would go for the kit lens... 17-55AFS, and the 70-300G (or SIgma) for a start. Buy better stuff as u move along and discover your niche. The 28-200, is not wide enough......... .
 

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Wait a while and get 20D, based on the US list $, it should not be very far from D70. Money not problem ? Go for 20D :thumbsup:
 

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In all honesty, if you starting from scratch and have to choose between the 2, forget 300D and get the 70D. both are great cams but i think the D70 allows you to use more advance stuff as you progress. 300D is good but seems more basic.
 

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if no rush... wait until November then start buying.... or better will be in december... coz prices will be SUper WILD when all the brands starts their price war!!!
 

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