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Specification for Nikon D70

Main Features
Resolution 6
Optical Zoom 1
Battery Type Rechargeable

Features:
  • 6.1-megapixel resolution for 3008 x 2000-pixel images and photo-quality poster-plus sized enlargements
  • Includes Nikon's 18-70mm Nikkor lens created for this camera's DX format CCD
  • 1.8-inch LCD screen; built-in pop-up flash; shoot JPEG, TIFF, or RAW
  • Store images on CompactFlash type I/II memory cards; Microdrive compatible; no memory card included
  • Powered by a rechargeable lithium-ion battery pack (included with charger); connects via USB 1.1
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    ★★★★☆

    “SLR is still the craftsman's choice for professional...”

    Written on: 26/05/2009 by beawill (2 reviews written)

    SLR is still the craftsman's choice for professional photography. However, Nikon D70 has changed that by bringing the craft to the digital dimension without changing the art of handcrafted image capturing in the classical sense of the art of photography. Simply put Nikon D70 has brought the art in digital science. The modifications are inline with not changing the craft but in enhancing the true craftsmanship of professional photographic imaging. Not cheats, just the same old lights and shutter… Read Full Review

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    ★★★★★

    “The nikon D70 was (and still is) my second DLSR i...”

    Written on: 24/02/2009 by nikonian (11 reviews written)

    The nikon D70 was (and still is) my second DLSR i bought. i bought it second hand barely uesd (1995 clicks). it always produced fine images and though i had to learn to get used to it i still have no regrets for buying it. It is still a very good camera no things you don't need , even so many possibilities that i some times can be confusing.

    i just can recommend this fine piece to every body who want a decent camera and not is going to make A0 enlargements. Good points are: resolution
    brand… Read Full Review

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    ★★★★★

    “I have a D70s. I used to use the std 28-70 and also...”

    Written on: 14/12/2008

    I have a D70s. I used to use the std 28-70 and also have a zoom lens (70-300) and an SB600. The camera extremely versatile. Have travelled extensively with this camera. Early on, shot mostly in Auto with fantastic results. Camera has allowed me to grow and experiment with other fine features - producing even better results! I am currently coupling this camera mostly with the 18-200 VR lens. All lens' I have used are Nikon. Also have a tripod for those landscapes and lowlight conditions and a… Read Full Review

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    ★★★★★

    “Overall the Nikon D70 is a nice camera and I have been...”

    Written on: 11/06/2008 by louisaw (1 review written)

    Overall the Nikon D70 is a nice camera and I have been using it for a few years… Read Full Review

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    ★★★★☆

    “The Nikon D70 makes a fantastic first DSLR. If you are...”

    Written on: 07/04/2008 by jbnz (3 reviews written)

    The Nikon D70 makes a fantastic first DSLR. If you are wanting to take the plunge and move from a 'prosumer' camera this (or it's replacement the D80) would be a good choice. Brought out as direct competition to the Canon Rebel 350. IMHO it beat the Canon in everything… Read Full Review

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    ★★★★★

    “I like the Nikon D70 and think it is great for the...”

    Written on: 27/02/2008

    I like the Nikon D70 and think it is great for the price I paid for it. Quick and efficient. Fairly simple to use without much need to refer to instructions… Read Full Review

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    ★★★★★

    “This Nikon D70 is a very versatile camera, and easy to...”

    Written on: 07/09/2006 by caxtonman (1 review written)

    This Nikon D70 is a very versatile camera, and easy to use. Colour and contrast in final prints are spot on, instant viewing on the LCD monitor and very easy to hold. The bad points are only minor, but on the replay view of your shot you can only zoom in on part of the image unlike my Fuji Finepix S5500 where you could zoom in and pan around the whole picture. A really good mid-entry camera… Read Full Review

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    ★★★★☆

    “In general my Nikon D70 is excellent for its price,...”

    Written on: 10/08/2006 by chrisletts (3 reviews written)

    In general my Nikon D70 is excellent for its price, however within 6 months I have dirt on the CCD which refuses to budge even with a pro air-blower. Yes I do interchange lenses (standard/telephoto), but I'm always careful doing it and wouldn't have expected dirt to get in that way so quickly. Also I take some Astronomical shots, and would have liked a remote that locks the shutter open… Read Full Review

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    Chrisletts's Response to chrisletts's Review

    Written on: 12/06/2008

    I've now upgraded to a D200 - interesting since at first the pics didn't seem as good as my D70, but the D200 requires more careful setup and once you get the hang of it it cannot be beaten AND no dirt on the CCD yet !!!

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    ★★★★☆

    “I was a real fan of the last generation of Nikon 35mm...”

    Written on: 10/10/2005 by FuzzyTalz (1 review written)

    I was a real fan of the last generation of Nikon 35mm AF SLRs, which atoned for weaknesses in their feature set (no built-in ability to leave the film leader out of the cartridge upon rewind, no mirror lockup) with superb ergonomics and useability. Plus, most Nikon lenses, also despite their often hamfisted engineering, do manage to put as fine an image onto film as any other - better with wide angles, indeed. Alas, with digital trending to more-or-less supplant 35mm (and even medium format)… Read Full Review

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    ★★★★★

    “Nikon D70 - I use this camera profesionally for...”

    Written on: 14/07/2005 by victoranthony (14 reviews written)

    Nikon D70 - I use this camera profesionally for wedding photography and it doesn't disappoint my clients at all. The colours are natural (Canons are overblown). Metering is slightly overexposed (1/2 a stop maybe) but is easilly adjusted.
    If you are used to SLR's generallly this camera will not disappoint. Turn on time is instant and there is no shutter lag at all.
    I have never run the batteries down despite usually taking 300 to 400 images at a wedding… Read Full Review

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    ★★★★★

    “The Nikon D70 is a great camera, but not for everybody ”

    Written on: 10/06/2005 by ccc3 (1 review written)

    The Nikon D70 is a great camera, but not for everybody

    To put it bluntly, this is one of those devices where you have to go through a rather lengthy learning curve to use, compared to a general point-and-shoot digital camera. Until you learn the ins and outs of how to use it, and how to use the many settings it offers, you may be dissapointed in your photos. But, I hear this is fairly normal with most digital SLR cameras.

    I'm a bit upset that Nikon makes you pay extra for imaging software… Read Full Review

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    ★★★★★

    “I bought the Nikon D70 camera in December after having...”

    Written on: 22/05/2005 by ALAN MILLAR (1 review written)

    I bought the Nikon D70 camera in December after having tried to make do with an instant camera after my old SLR stopped working {after 22 years}. The photos that I had been used to and what you get from an instant camera had put the idea of a digital SLR into my head. After reading loads of reviews I went for the D70 and as the saying goes it been all plane sailing from then on. This must be the easiest thing to use in the last 1000 years point it push the button half way then push it in the… Read Full Review

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    ★★★★☆

    “I moved on to the Nikon D70 digital SLR from a Nikon...”

    Written on: 07/05/2005 by mgztt190 (1 review written)

    I moved on to the Nikon D70 digital SLR from a Nikon Coolpix and Nikon SLR given the great experience I had with both. The quality of both equipment and pictures is undeniably the same but you can get lost in the various options and functions this camera has... some time reading the manual (and some basic photography guides for a beginner) would really help you get the most out of it.

    The battery however has been a major frustration as heavy use drinks it dry in no time. I have had to buy the… Read Full Review

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    Petejohnston's Response to 192383_mgztt190's Review

    Written on: 29/12/2005

    I'm not sure why you are having such a battery problem. I regularly shoot 4-5 cards worth (500+) shots before recharging the battery. Even then the display tells me that there is more juice left - I just like to be on the safe side.

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    ★★★★★

    “The last Nikon I bought was an F2 back in 1974. It is...”

    Written on: 03/05/2005 by John Deere (1 review written)

    The last Nikon I bought was an F2 back in 1974. It is still going strong but there comes a time when one must stumble into the current century. I had been waiting for Nikon to bring a product to market that hit an affordable price point and provided equivalent performance to the film cameras I was accustomed to using.
    After a week of shooting with the D70, I am just stunned by the quality of the images I am getting. This was going to augment the F2 but may very well lead to mothballing my… Read Full Review

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    ★★★★★

    “The Nikon D70 is truly my first digital cam over the...”

    Written on: 27/03/2005 by zigzag (3 reviews written)

    The Nikon D70 is truly my first digital cam over the value of £300. I can't say I've had much experience with other digi slr's, but I'm very pleased with the performance of the camera overall.

    I've used it to date in a good few diferent conditions and it's produced perfect pictures which I am very happy with.

    The battery life is next to none and the functions are very functional, e.g. the multiframe function is a lot quicker than many similar prices slr's… Read Full Review

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    ★★★★★

    “The Nikon D70 is a great camera for beginner or pro....”

    Written on: 04/02/2005 by transmit (2 reviews written)

    The Nikon D70 is a great camera for beginner or pro. Whatever level you are as a photographer you won't be held back by this camera. Very good image quality but you'll need to hone up on your Photoshop skills to get the best images out of this camera. Best value for the price. Happy with camera and with Nikon lenses/accessories.

    Check out this site for a great list of other reviews:

    http://www.noendpress.com/pvachier/cameras/nikon_D70.php… Read Full Review

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    ★★★☆☆

    “I have owned the Nikon D70 for two months. Nice...”

    Written on: 09/12/2004 by Art (1 review written)

    I have owned the Nikon D70 for two months. Nice features, and excellent pictures when I am able to take them. But the camera is tempermental. Sometimes I click the power button and my display is wrong and the camera is non responsive. I have to click it on and off until it finally works; once taking over five minutes. Then, on occasions, the rear LCD panel would meltdown to white with Asian characters when I press the menu button. Though these things were bothersome, my pictures were nice… Read Full Review

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    ★★★★★

    “Previously a Pentax 6X7 and Spotmatic user I needed a...”

    Written on: 10/04/2004 by Stefan Lorett (1 review written)

    Previously a Pentax 6X7 and Spotmatic user I needed a digital SLR for work. Controls and choice of programmes meant I could change over almost seamlessly. My usual panic about whether I had bracketed enough is now gone. I bought the Nikon D70 Digital Camere ten days ago, taken about 1000 shots and had no problems except that the battery guage goes from full to empty rather suddenly and only gives about half an hours warning. The only shots that it struggles with is misty landscapes, best to… Read Full Review

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    ★★★★★

    “I've had a Nikon F100 for many years, but was using it...”

    Written on: 30/03/2004 by fmilder (1 review written)

    I've had a Nikon F100 for many years, but was using it somewhat less than my two digital rangefinders (first an Olympus 3040 and then a Pentax Optio-S). I was waiting for a new Nikon that would use my existing set of lenses. Reviews of the Nikon D100 were mixed, and the other Nikon SLRs were VERY expensive.

    In addition to the Nikon D70 Digital camera-kit, I bought a second battery (it's not clear that I needed it, but I like to have two; the camera comes with a battery holder, so that you… Read Full Review

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