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Which nikon DSLR's ?

Discussion in 'Photography & Video' started by 86JR, 30 Sep 2009.

  1. 86JR

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    have live view for when taking photos ? Ie display the photo in real time before you take it, on the lcd screen, instead of just the viewfinder ? (i have spectacles, its tricky).

    D40 and D70 dont... used them today :)

    thanks!
     
  2. syke

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    Nikon D5000, D90.
     
  3. alle

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    ...D5000 is low res too.
     
  4. Snapshot

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    plus D300, D300s & D700.
     
  5. syke

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    Yes, assumed if looking at D40/70 the D700 would be out of budget, heh.
     
  6. Kenai

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    I've never had trouble using the viewfinder perfectly fine with glasses...
     
  7. D.P.

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    Well, if you get a D700 you don't need live view as the viewfinder is huge compared to a D40.
     
  8. 86JR

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    I have a d70 sitting next to me right now, and the display is hard to see, very gray and cant see the focus points...
     
  9. D.P.

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    You know you can control the focus of the viewfinder (there is a black slider on the right of the viewfinder).

    The D70 does have a small viewfinder compared to the newer cameras. CHeck out a D300.
     
  10. 86JR

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    I didnt know that, sorted that now.

    Nice camera, tbh i prefer working with a d40, everything is simpler and I cant really tell the difference in image quality.

    I suspect a D90, which is what I really hanker after, would be perfect ?
     
  11. Mud

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    The D90 is great, but people using the D90/D300s for video recommend using an external monitor for critical focusing, so good as the screen is it could be better. Also, you're stuck with slow (but accurate) contrast-based autofocus on liveview, and slower framerates.