The NIKON Thread (Talk About Nikon Stuff here)
Jul 24, 2008 at 5:33 AM Post #1,682 of 5,893
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question here :
when the nikon D200 was first introduced it was about $1699 (body)and now they are sellng like $979.

i have a nikon D70 and i can snap up a nikon D200 body right now but im not at that point where i need the upgrade yet

im wondering how long before we see the nikon D300 go lower as to price of a body sat $1000-$1200



Well, as cameras have now effectively become computer technology, there will always be a "next big thing" to wait for, and prices on "outdated" gear will be dropping. Trying to get the best of the situation, one would end up never buying anything.

Depending on what you shoot, the difference between a D200 and D300 would be quite significant, or marginal at best. Either will be a large upgrade from a D70 (I used to use a D70s). You just have to ask yourself if you'd rather have a D200 now, or a D300 in 12-18 months at the same price.
 
Jul 24, 2008 at 2:35 PM Post #1,683 of 5,893

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The difference between the D70 and D200 is mostly build quality and features. The image quality will be pretty much the same. The D200 is a great camera. That's what I shoot with.

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Jul 24, 2008 at 10:33 PM Post #1,685 of 5,893

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The difference between the D70 and D200 is mostly build quality and features. The image quality will be pretty much the same. The D200 is a great camera. That's what I shoot with.

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The D40, D50, D70, etc. use the same sensor, but the D80/200 sensor is different enough that I think a quality difference would be noticable. You'd get MORE of a difference investing in glass as always, but there'd be a difference nonetheless.
 
Jul 24, 2008 at 11:38 PM Post #1,686 of 5,893

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The D40, D50, D70, etc. use the same sensor


Are you 100% sure of that?
 
Jul 25, 2008 at 10:16 AM Post #1,688 of 5,893

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I believe the image processor (signal amplifiers, noise reduction circuits, etc) has more to do with the IQ when it comes to ISO performance. I don't think Sony would have actually designed different 6MP sensors. Rather, the sensors may very well be the same (as in, bought from Sony in a huge batch), but they may be tweaked differently. There are other brands using the same sensors, but even the RAW data will be different because they tweak them differently, put slightly different UV/IR/antialias-filters on top, etc.
Still, I don't have any evidence they're the same, but that's what I got from reading around
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Jul 25, 2008 at 10:50 AM Post #1,690 of 5,893

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Didn't the D50 have one of the last Nikon sensors before they switched over to Sony? I thought I read that somewhere. Maybe I'm wrong?
 
Jul 25, 2008 at 2:41 PM Post #1,691 of 5,893

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"Sensor manufacturer Sony " according to DPreview. Then again, manufacturing is not the same as designing. Does it really matter though? The stuff they put into these things come from all over the place and it's hard to tell which factory belongs to which brand.
 
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I believe the image processor (signal amplifiers, noise reduction circuits, etc) has more to do with the IQ when it comes to ISO performance. I don't think Sony would have actually designed different 6MP sensors. Rather, the sensors may very well be the same (as in, bought from Sony in a huge batch), but they may be tweaked differently. There are other brands using the same sensors, but even the RAW data will be different because they tweak them differently, put slightly different UV/IR/antialias-filters on top, etc.
Still, I don't have any evidence they're the same, but that's what I got from reading around
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Yeah, I thought the D100, D70, D50, D70s, and D40 all used the same basic 6MP sensor, just with different supporting casts.
 
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The 80-400VR?
 
Jul 30, 2008 at 12:45 AM Post #1,695 of 5,893

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The 80-400VR?


I haven't used the 100-400 but the 80-400 from Nikon isn't all that special really. In the end it gets the job done; its just not a great lens.
 

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