Going on Safari - but which camera XS-1 or Nikon D700?

Started Feb 15, 2013 | Discussions thread
2nd degree
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Re: Going on Safari - but which camera XS-1 or Nikon D700?
In reply to Robert Garcia NYC, Feb 15, 2013

Thanks for the help (I thinkĀ  )

No easy answer here!  I have a D80 at my disposal which gives me the 1.5x crop factor too, but I wouldn't fancy using it above ISO800 (guess that's unlikely as light levels should be okay).  Also it's nowhere near as nice as the D700 to use, plus I'm worried about the 70-200mm lens value wise.

Not sure I want to make another lens purchase either, because I'd never use it once I got home.

Got a Panasonic TZ10 as backup which is okay for snapshots.

Jeez, I just don't know what to do.  I am still drawn to the convenience of the XS-1.  Think I'll see if I can track a nearby store down that has one in stock.

Alternatively I just take the D700 and lens(es) and make sure it's all insured.  (Is covered on my household but would need to check for abroad).

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