Nikon D70s 6.1 MP Digital SLR Camera - Black (Body Only) Reviews

Nikon D70s 6.1 MP Digital SLR Camera - Black (Body Only)

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  • The new Nikon D70s and Nikkor AF-S DX f/3.5-f4.5/18-70mm G IF-ED Zoom

    Jul 3, 2005 by Howard_Creech is a Lead on Epinions in Electronics
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Very fast, solid build quality, excellent image quality, and very good battery life
    Cons: Images slightly soft at default settings and No USB 2.0

    Summary: Canon’s EOS D350/Digital Rebel XT was a revolutionary re-design of the original Rebel, but Nikon’s new D70s is more an evolutionary update of the dLSR that POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY magazine chose as it’s CAMERA OF THE YEAR in 2004. ... read more

  • Best Camera we've owned

    Feb 28, 2009 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: great pictures, a lot of options, a lot of accessories.
    Cons: Many menu options.  Some menu selections revert back to default setting when switching modes.

    Summary: As our baby daughter was becoming more mobile, we quickly realized that the run-of-the-mill digital cameras were not up to the task of catching her in action.  Most of them have to much latency between when you push the shutter release button until ... read more

  • An excellent starter digital SLR

    Nov 18, 2008 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: easy to use; well priced; a good way to explore DSLRs
    Cons: older model; less advanced than newer Nikons

    Summary: I purchased the Nikon D70 about two and a half years ago, when I temporarily moved from the United States to Rome, Italy. I had long thought about getting a digital SLR, but both the price and the abandonment of film gave me pause. With an upcoming move ... read more

  • This Camera Dies out of a Sudden

    May 21, 2008 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Perfect camera when it works
    Cons: Can pass away out of a sudden with no warranty left behind.

    Summary: I am a Canadian Nikon user. I had this camera over a year, without any problem. And one day, I was on a road trip to New Jersey with my kids to visit my cousin. Everybody was happy and we wanted to take some pictures. But all of a sudden, the camera ... read more

  • Love My D70

    May 13, 2008 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Quality photos. Easy to use. Many features.
    Cons: A bit heavy.

    Summary: When I decided to upgrade to a digital SLR I felt like I didn't have many options. I already owned a film SLR - the Nikon N65 - and had invested in a few lenses for it. Because Nikon lenses have the motor built into the lens rather than the body they ... read more

  • Excellent Entry Level Body With A Few Compromises

    Apr 26, 2008 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Metering, all the way around is some of the best on the market.
    Cons: Lack of Mirror Lock-Up and Lossy Raw Compression (I WANT MY BITS BACK).

    Summary: First I would like to note I’m not going to cover every spec of the camera because the specifications can be found on the box or Nikon’s website and I refuse to use that as filler like some reviewers will… This is clearly not what this site ... read more

  • A Great First DSLR

    Dec 6, 2007 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Shutter release, heavier body, interchangable lenses, Nikon brand.
    Cons: Compact flash instead of SD cards, only 6MP

    Summary: The D70s body was a strong, solid body. I purchased this body from Cameta Cameras on Ebay with the 18-70mm lens for about $1300 in the early Spring of 2007. I used it primarily for my storm chase season that year before trading it out for another Nikon ... read more

  • Nikon D70 Digital SLR

    Mar 6, 2007 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Great photos, rapid speeds, high quality
    Cons: Price, small viewfinder

    Summary: I have had my Nikon D70 SLR for about 2 years now and I think that it is an excellent camera. It is good for anyone who is beginner or intermediate looking for a great camera to either start using digital SLR or even transition from film to digital. ... read more

  • Incredible Digital SLR

    Nov 21, 2006 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Customizable menus, ISO choices (200 - 1600), auto metering, rechargeable battery (charges fast too).
    Cons: No ISO 100. Can be very heavy with a zoom lens.

    Summary: I purchased this camera body for about $650 in May 2006. After doing a ton of research, I narrowed it down to this camera, the Nikon D100, and a Canon EOS 20D (or at least I think that's what it was called). I eliminated the Canon because it was so ... read more

  • Just buy it! Best buy in past 5 years, maybe longer!

    Nov 10, 2006 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Nikon. Digital. Well built. 3 years of quality pics!
    Cons: Remembering to reset the ISO after speeding it up.

    Summary: I had the N80 - but couldn't remember how I got the nice pics between when I shot them, and when I got them developed. Dropped a G on the D70 because my old lens were compatible. WOW! If your spouse complains - tough! Buy it - It's great - Shoot, ... read more

  • Near Professional Quality Pictures - Point/Shoot Ease ( Wife and Son Have Used It)

    Sep 23, 2006 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Image Quality, Price, Battery Life, Features...
    Cons: None

    Summary: I have had several digitals and recently I sold all of my 35MM equipment and went all digital. I couldn't be happier that I did. I bought the Nikon N70s with the 18mm-70mm ED lens and a Sandisk 4Gb Extreme III CF card, remote control (ML-L3), and a ... read more

  • When Going To a Gunfight, Bring a Big Gun

    Aug 7, 2006 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Superb image quality. Fast response.
    Cons: Poor automatic white balance.

    Summary: Let's get right to the guts of it. I love my Nikon D70. It is, without a doubt, the most powerful and versatile imaging tool I've ever laid my hands on. I've owned other superb P&S digicams, but comparing them to the D70 is an exercise in futility. The ... read more

  • The Nikon D70s put a dent in my wallet... and my hardwood floor!

    Jun 7, 2006 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great quality.
    Cons: I'm broke.

    Summary: After dropping my Nikon F65 35mm SLR down a scree slope, and then more recently submerging it in the Pacific Ocean, I thought it might not be a bad idea to get a new and improved camera – a digital SLR. At the same time, I was hesitant to go and ... read more

  • Great camera, but read this if buying secondhand

    May 31, 2006 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Good ergonomics and quick response (mostly), customisable; good lens
    Cons: Slower response after 1.5yrs, steep learning curve

    Summary: The Nikon D70 is the only DSLR that I've owned, though I've also used the Canon EOS 300D and 350D (Digital Rebel and Rebel XT resp.). I bought it in 2004, more than 1.5 years ago. In these 20 or so months, I've shot more than 26,000 images, for work ... read more

  • Nikon D70s - Excellent digital SLR

    Mar 20, 2006 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Excellent value, great results.
    Cons: 1.5 lens factor, RAW + jpg mode. I would like to have RAW only.

    Summary: First I must explain that I have resisted switching from film cameras to digital for many years. Yes I own a digital point and shoot, I guess everyone does, but as a working pro my Nikon F3, F5 and my medium format cameras have been my mainstay. I got an ... read more

  • This camera made me turn to digital photography

    Feb 1, 2006 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Fast response. Excellent flash system.
    Cons: Kit lens OK, but light loss in the corners in wide angle setting.

    Summary: The other reviews pretty much covered the technical specifications of this camera, so I am not going to bother reviewing those. I am not much of a numbers person anyway -- creativity is more my thing when it comes to photography. I have used various ... read more

  • D70s is a high quality camera

    Jan 22, 2006 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Many existing Nikon lenses, and compatible third-party lenses, are available. Great metering and colour.
    Cons: Nikon lenses are quite expensive!

    Summary: I have owned a Sony DSC-V1 for a number of years, and decided to move into the digital SLR world around September 2005. In the end, my choice came down to either the Canon EOS 20D, or the Nikon D70s. Resolution aside, the Nikon FELT like a better ... read more

  • An excellent pro-am entry camera

    Jan 9, 2006 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Versatile, flexible, part of a huge system, excellent quality.
    Cons: Not as rugged as metal Nikons. Can't meter with non-AF Nikkors.

    Summary: I owned a total of six digital cameras before purchasing my D70, ranging from an execrable little Agfa that drained a pair of AAs to produce a dozen terrible VGA shots thorugh a Canon G2 that was a pleasure to use. The Canon was pretty good, with manual ... read more

  • Not only Land Photos - Underwater too!

    Dec 25, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Excellent entry-level price for a pro-level camera
    Cons: Lack of TTL underwater, smaller viewfinder than Film SLRs

    Summary: Don't let the price fool you: This is a camera that suits everyone between the beginners to photography right up until Professional/Commercial photographers! As other reviews have covered the usage of this camera setup on land very well, I will cover ... read more

  • Nikon D70s - Excellent entry level prosumer DSLR!

    Dec 17, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Low cost, excellent image quality, pro-sumer level camera.
    Cons: Lack of GPS support.

    Summary: INTRODUCTION: This review will be edited and re-edited over time as I become use to, and learn more about the D70s. I purchased the camera / lens combination - but this review will apply to the body only variant as well. BODY: The D70s is a ... read more

  • Nikon D70S is a good buy

    Oct 5, 2005 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Great photos reliably. Menus are a breeze. Battery lasts forever Uses many Nikon lenses.
    Cons: I still end up with some out of focus pictures. (May be operator error)

    Summary: I recently bought a NEW Nikon D70s body only. This is after having owned the earlier model D70 (no 'S') for over a year. I've enjoyed the ease of use, quality pictures, and the joys of Compact flash on both cameras. We bought another D70 from Nikon ... read more

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