I am thinking about upgrading (even though I absolutely love my D70) and just wondering if anyone else did this and what their thoughts were... Thanks!
You are the only one who can determine if the newer features are a benefit to you.
I'm seriously thinking about doing the D70 to D200 upgrade. It's not about features as much as the actual pixel dimensions of the files. I have occasion to shoot paintings for artists and one of their needs is to have 35mm slides made from the digital files. All the labs use 4K film recorders which requires a pixel dimensions of 4096x2730 and the D200 comes much closer than the D70 does in meeting that size requirement without as much interpolation.
But then it's all about money. If I could afford the D200, I'd probably go for the D2X and if I could afford the D2X, I'd probably go for the Canon 1DS Mark II for the highest quality file and most pixels to work with. That's if the occasional shooting was more often.
Owning and using a D70 has made me painfully aware of the built in limitations of digital cameras where the more you can afford, the more versatile the camera.
Ronk - Well, of course that is true. My post was to inquire if anyone did in fact upgrade and what their experience was/has been etc... Why state the obvious when my post was meant to gather information from other users experiences and what they have found from going from the D70 to the D200. You response was not helpful to me or anyone else that might be considering this ugrade.
Larry - Thank you for your response. I feel 100% the same as you re the $ factor... If I do get the D200 I will be sure to share here what I like and how it differs from the D70 etc. Thanks again for your HELPFUL response.
If you are using Camera Raw to open your files into photoshop then you will be able to get the file size you need from the D70. I have reproduced artst's works with the D100 and had slides made as you mentioned. The bigger issue is actually getting the color as accurate in every aspect (or as many as possible) of the painting.
I made the switch from the d70 to the D200 and I wouldn't think twice about doing it again. The D200 more acuratly white balances, focuses,and iso settings than the D70. It far surpased my expectations of a minimal upgrade. The menu is a bit more to look at but once you sit down with the camera for a while its all intuitive. If your thinking about making the switch I would recomend it very highly. Just one thing to keep in mind and to look for. the first relesase of the camera had some issues with the sensor which has since been fixed. SO look at the serial # if its really low skip it. I don't have my camera with me now as to give you a number to go by but most that are available now should be the good ones. GL