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Nikon D70

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The D70 is designed to satisfy your love of pictures. For the first time professional levels of image quality and performance are available to anyone ...

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Excellent

ProNikon build-quality. SLR flexibility. Great pictur...

ConsMuch bulkier than a pocket camera - one for a real...

Just to keep you up to date, this review refers to what is (only just) an older model now, having been superceded by the D70S which is essentially a rationalisation of some improvements to the camera's firmware. This alters the way the auto-focus selects things and tidies up up the menu system...

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Excellent

ProIts a full digital SLR with interchangeable lenses

ConsSlight noise at 400ISO, poor strap design, nowt el...

I worked my way thru the ranks of digital cameras. I started with a tiny Fuji MX1300 1.2MP with NO features. I soon tired of that and upgraded to an Olympus C40z which was great, it did so much more and I even did my sons wedding photos with it. Then I got the MegaPixel bug and upgraded to a Fuji...

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Excellent

ProBrilliant Camera

ConsDoesn't come with a card

And Birthday, Easter, Mothers day, Fathers Day etc. Yes the Nikon D70 is a serious piece of kit, and we have been after one for ages. The delay was not restricted solely by price, as there is a serious shortage of these cameras available in the UK (possibly world wide) and if you are lucky enough...

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Excellent

Pro well made, handles well, ease of use, multi-featu...

Cons fiddly to change features until used to system

The Nikon D70 follows in the Nikon tradition. It is a digital camera that handles like the superb professional cameras its shape and features are based upon. The build quality and handling are superb. This is a camera that I, as a former photographer and still taking pics to sell, am happy to use...

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“To be scared, or to not...”

published 12/11/2005

ProOverall fantastic camera, fast shutterspeed, quick...

ConsNeck strap?

This being my first expensive Digital camera for an up and coming photographer I was petrified at spending half a years hard earned cashed on one hit or miss product, fortunately I have been very pleased with the purchase. Being new to photography I was not totally up to date with technical...

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Excellent

ProPin Sharp Pics, Build Quality, Ease of Use

ConsCost, Buying into Nikon Lenses

So you want to move from a point and shoot to a digital SLR? What are the options? Mainly a Canon or this the Nikon. I bought the Nikon due to the build quality, as soon as you put it into your hand it feels like a camera of this expense should do. The grip is nicely textured, it fits nicely in...

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Excellent

Proamazing quality, easy to operate, solid build

Consno card

I have been waiting to buy a digital SLR for a few years. Then Nikon broke the £1000 barrier with the D70. The lens you get in the kit is amazing quality and worth a fortune - so go for this over the body only for def! I was lucky to take the D70 on a 3 week trip crossing the Atlantic to New York...

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Excellent

“Very Good Camera”

published 18/04/2005

ProFast start-up, very easy to use and excellent resu...

ConsNot all software supplied is full, some is demo on...

I have use the D70 for simple automatic point and shoot pictures as well as for aerial survey images. I have found it to be very reliable and produce excellent results in many scenarios. The quality of aerial survey pictures have surpassed many of the equivalent film shots (including medium...

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Excellent

Profantastic picture quality, shooting modes, SLR, si...

Conspricey, no CF card

I have only recently purchased this camera after a short tussle between the Minolta A2. I finally settled on the D70 despite the higher price tag (£250 more at the time with a 18mm Lens). I must admit the extra money was well worth it. This is the first time I have ever has an SLR camera and the...

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Excellent

Proease of use, image quality, price, size, weight, b...

Consbuild quality, shooting speed, no flash sync

This camera is simply brilliant at what it does. It gives amazing value for money and provides the owner with a excellent peice of kit that performs up there with the big boys of the digita slr market. I have used this camera for portraiture, wildlife, landscape, macro, product, nude, sports...

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ProExcellent functionality, great build quality with ...

ConsISO 200 is sometimes not low enough

Having used a compact digital compact for many years I was often frustrated with missing pictures of the kids as the camera never started quick enough or the shutter speed was never fast enough to stop bluring. Therefore decided to take the plunge and buy the D70 when it first came on to the...

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Excellent

“What a great camera!”

published 23/11/2005

ProIt's a Nikon! Ease of use, multitude of functions,...

ConsNo low (100) ISO, no wired remote.

The main reasons why I bought a D70 were; it was a good price for the technology, I already have a reasonable amount of 35mm Nikon cameras/lenses, & I wouldn't buy a Canon ;-) The D70 is nicely balanced, it fits the hand well. The battery seems to last forever (well, almost). If you are used to...

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Excellent

“Nickon D70”

published 25/05/2005

ProHigh Picture Quality, Traditional "SLR" Digital C...

ConsBigger than most digital cameras, Heavy, Expencive...

The Nickon D70 is everything a professional, or Amature photographer needs. It has all the functions of the traditonal SLR cameras, but with the versitility of a Digital Camera, cutting down on costs of prosessing, and being able to edit easly using programs such as Photoshop. On the down side...

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Excellent

ProIdiot-proof autofocus and automatic modes, easy to...

ConsCamera wobble at slow shutter speeds using autofoc...

The Nikon D70 is sort of last year's flavour of the year, when it was hailed as the best value for an SLR under a thousand quid. It's still good value, especially if you look around before you buy - there are plenty of cashback deals. If you're trying to decide whether to buy this or the Canon...

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published 15/03/2006

Proa well priced low end digital slr

Consno usb2 function

Having had a nikon compact digital camera I thought it was time to join the digital slr league. I was weighing up between the canon 300 and this. after sifting through many reviews and trying the cameras out i went for the nikon d70. I've found nikons have been very reliable and found their...

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Product Information : Nikon D70

Manufacturer's product description

The D70 is designed to satisfy your love of pictures. For the first time professional levels of image quality and performance are available to anyone regardless of photographic experience, thanks to a choice of seven easy to use automated Digital Vari-Program modes for any photographic opportunity. The Nikon DX Format 6.1 effective megapixel resolution sensor combines with highly refined image processing systems to deliver beautiful prints straight from the camera using any PictBridge compatible printer. Nikon's renowned 5-Area dynamic AF system, 3 fps frame advance and auto pop up flash make shooting family and friends a breeze and the new large font, plain language menu enables anyone to develop their creative control further.

Product Details

Product Description: Nikon D70 - digital camera - body only, Nikon D70 - digital camera AF-S DX 18-70mm lens, Nikon D70 - digital camera G AF 28-80mm lens

Product Type: Digital SLR Camera

Lens Included: Body only, AF-S DX 18-70mm lens, G AF 28-80mm lens

Memory Card Slot: CompactFlash Card

Sensor Resolution: 6.1 Megapixel

Camera Flash: Pop-up flash

Viewfinder: Optical - fixed eye-level pentaprism

Display: LCD display - 1.8"

Supported Battery: 1 x Li-ion rechargeable battery ( included )

AV Interfaces: Composite video/audio

Dimensions (WxDxH): 14 cm x 7.8 cm x 11.1 cm

Weight: 0.6 kg

Manufacturer: Nikon

Lens System: 3.8 x zoom lens - 18 - 70 mm - f/3.5-4.5, 2.9 x zoom lens - 28 - 80 mm - f/3.3-5.6

Focus Adjustment: Automatic, manual

Min Focus Distance: 38 cm, 34 cm

General

MPN: VBA104EB, UBA-104X0, D70KIT1, VBA-104-K1, VBA104XAKIT, VBA104EA, 25214, VBA104S1, VBA104KIT2880, D70KIT2, 25212

Product Type: Digital camera - SLR

Lens Included: Body only, AF-S DX 18-70mm lens, G AF 28-80mm lens

Sensor Resolution: 6.1 Megapixel

Optical Sensor Type: CCD

Total Pixels: 6,240,000 pixels

Effective Sensor Resolution: 6,100,000 pixels

Optical Sensor Size: 15.6 x 23.7mm

Auto Focus: TTL phase detection

Auto Focus Points (Zones) Qty: 5

Image Recording Format: JPEG, RAW, RAW + JPEG

AV Interfaces: Composite video/audio

Optical Zoom: 3.8 x, 2.9 x

Exposure & White Balance

Light Sensitivity: ISO 800, ISO 400, ISO 200, ISO 320, ISO 1600, ISO 600

Exposure Metering: 3D Colour Matrix, spot AF area, centre-weighted

Exposure Modes: Programme, bulb, automatic, manual, aperture-priority, shutter-priority

Shooting Programs: Landscape, portrait mode, close-up, night portrait, night landscape, sports mode

White Balance: Custom, automatic, presets

Max Shutter Speed: 1/8000 sec

Min Shutter Speed: 30 sec

Exposure Compensation: ±5 EV range, in 1/2 or 1/3 EV steps

Auto Exposure Bracketing: 3 steps in 1/2 or 1/3 EV steps

White Balance Bracketing: Yes

X-sync Speed: 1/500 sec

Exposure Range: EV 0-20 ( ISO 100 )

Lens System

Lens System Mounting: Nikon F

Filter Size: 67 mm, 58 mm

Lens Construction: 13 groups / 15 elements, 6 groups / 6 elements

Zoom Adjustment: Manual

Type: 3.8 x zoom lens - 18 - 70 mm - f/3.5-4.5, 2.9 x zoom lens - 28 - 80 mm - f/3.3-5.6

Features: Internal focusing system, ED glass, Silent Wave Motor (SWM), aspherical lens

Focus Adjustment: Automatic, manual

Min Focus Distance: 38 cm, 34 cm

Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera: 27 - 105mm

Camera Flash

Camera Flash: Pop-up flash

Guide Number (m / ISO 100): 11

Flash Modes: Fill-in mode, rear curtain sync, slow synchro, auto mode, flash OFF mode, red-eye reduction

Features: AF illuminator, flash +/- compensation

Additional Features

Continuous Shooting Speed: 3 frames per second

Self Timer Delay: 2 - 20 sec

Flash Terminal: Hot shoe

Status LCD Display Illumination: Yes

LCD Display Information: Autofocus mode, shutter speed, frame counter, aperture, red-eye reduction, self-timer mode, film speed, photo quality, photos remaining, memory card status, remote control indicator, white balance indicators, picture resolution, exposure compensation, Metering Mode, battery condition, programme, flash mode

Additional Features: Direct print, auto power save, date/time stamp, DPOF support, display brightness control, depth-of-field preview button, PictBridge support, histogram display, AE lock, AF lock

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type: Optical - fixed eye-level pentaprism

Field Coverage: 95%

Magnification: 0.75x

Dioptric Correction Range: -1.6 to +0.5

Viewfinder Frames: Autofocus frame

Viewfinder Information: Shutter speed, exposure compensation, AE lock, AF-in-focus, flash charge completion, aperture, frame counter, metering system

Display

Type: 1.8" LCD display

Resolution: 130,000 pixels

Display Features: Built-in

Connections

Connector Type: 1 x composite video output ¦ 1 x USB

Memory Card Slot: CompactFlash Card

Software

Software: Drivers & Utilities

System Requirements for PC Connection

Operating System Support: MS Windows XP, MS Windows 2000, MS Windows ME

Peripheral Devices: USB port

System Requirements Details: Windows 98SE/2000/ME/XP - Pentium - 300 MHz - 64 MB - 60 MB ¦ MacOS X 10.1.5 or later - PowerPC G3 - 64 MB - 60 MB

Miscellaneous

Included Accessories: Eyepiece cover, lens hood, battery charger, body cap, shoulder strap, USB cable, LCD display cover, video cable

Battery

Details: 1 x Li-ion rechargeable battery ( included )

Memory / Storage

Memory Card Slot: CompactFlash Card

Supported Memory Cards: CompactFlash, Microdrive

Image Storage: RAW 3008 x 2000 - 5 MB ¦ 3008 x 2000 - 5.8 MB ¦ Fine JPEG 3008 x 2000 - 2.9 MB ¦ Fine JPEG 2240 x 1448 - 1.6 MB ¦ Fine JPEG 1504 x 1000 - 0.8 MB ¦ Normal JPEG 3008 x 2000 - 1.5 MB ¦ Normal JPEG 2240 x 1448 - 0.8 MB ¦ Normal JPEG 1504 x 1000 - 0.4 MB ¦ Basic JPEG 3008 x 2000 - 0.8 MB ¦ Basic JPEG 2240 x 1448 - 0.4 MB ¦ Basic JPEG 1504 x 1000 - 0.2 MB

Dimensions & Weight

Width: 14 cm

Depth: 7.8 cm

Height: 11.1 cm

Weight: 0.6 kg

Environmental Parameters

Min Operating Temperature: 0 °C

Max Operating Temperature: 40 °C

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