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Great camera for intermediate photographers

bysingingduck123 Nov 2, 2011
5 Helpfuls 6 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros price, size, quality of pictures, digital, long-lasting battery
Cons not very user friendly (unless you really know what you're doing), a little heavy
Recommended it? Yes

I have this camera and it works great! I love how most of my pictures have turned out. I've just started doing photography as a hobby and I don't know much about the technical aspects of a camera yet. So sometimes I don't know how to fix a setting so the picture turns out weird. But overall, I... Read full review »


great camera

bybv4967 May 11, 2009
1 Helpfuls 2 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros easy to use, great pics <:)>
Cons none
Recommended it? Yes

easy to use, great pics <:)>
i use it all the time. great quality pictures. i bought it 3 months back and am very happy. Read full review »


Best Camera we've owned

byk1rdm Feb 28, 2009
12 Helpfuls 13 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
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...
Recommended it? Yes

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 they capture the picture.

We did some... Read full review »


An excellent starter digital SLR

byignu Nov 18, 2008
12 Helpfuls 13 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros easy to use; well priced; a good way to explore DSLRs
Cons older model; less advanced than newer Nikons
Recommended it? Yes

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 abroad, however, I made the leap--knowing... Read full review »


This Camera Dies out of a Sudden

bycanmus May 21, 2008
1 Helpfuls 2 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Perfect camera when it works
Cons Can pass away out of a sudden with no warranty left behind.
Recommended it? No

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 didn't work. My cousin firmly told me that there... Read full review »


Love My D70

bysara_h May 13, 2008
9 Helpfuls 10 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Quality photos. Easy to use. Many features.
Cons A bit heavy.
Recommended it? Yes

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 will not work on other cameras. This limitation... Read full review »


Excellent Entry Level Body With A Few Compromises

byEl_Terrible Apr 26, 2008
11 Helpfuls 12 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
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).
Recommended it? Yes

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 was intended for when it was first created. With that... Read full review »


A Great First DSLR

bylaubacht Dec 6, 2007
4 Helpfuls 5 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Shutter release, heavier body, interchangable lenses, Nikon brand.
Cons Compact flash instead of SD cards, only 6MP
Recommended it? Yes

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 model. The D70s was a great first DSRL camera... Read full review »


More than I could have ever asked for...

bypalbin Sep 26, 2007
5 Helpfuls 6 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Easy to use with great results.
Cons Could take a little while to fully understand all the features this camera offers.
Recommended it? Yes

Wow - I have been shooing with Nikon cameras since the Nikon FE was introduced and have always been very impressed with the Nikon's cameras and lenses. Now that I have moved beyond 35mm film cameras and am embracing digital SLR cameras, it made complete since that I would look to Nikon for a... Read full review »


Not very happy with this camera

byartemis5 Aug 11, 2007
5 Helpfuls 6 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros It has little shutter lag time. I get great shots with a flash.
Cons Poor autofocus, no manual focus assist grid, indistinct, uninteresting results.
Recommended it? No

I have owned this camera for about two years, and it has been a source of frustration from the beginning. I used to be a pretty good photographer with my Nikon FE2 film camera. I'm glad I kept it. With the D70 I find my results to be unpredictable. Sometimes I get a clear photo, other times not... Read full review »


I take it everywhere.

byjessi330 Mar 8, 2007
4 Helpfuls 5 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Immediate on, fantastic shutter speed, max ISO 1600, great sensor, fast autofocus,
Cons None from me.
Recommended it? Yes

I finally upgraded to this entry-level digital slr and I am very glad I chose Nikon.
This camera can do it all. Sure it's got auto-mode but this baby is for those who want control. You can control aperture, shutter speed, or both in manual. You can set the ISO, or let it auto configure. With... Read full review »


Nikon D70 Digital SLR

byawk318 Mar 6, 2007
5 Helpfuls 6 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Great photos, rapid speeds, high quality
Cons Price, small viewfinder
Recommended it? Yes

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. The camera is fairly easy to use and if you don't... Read full review »


good camera

byjpsdtiger Jan 25, 2007
7 Helpfuls 8 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros ease of use
Cons should have better resolution
Recommended it? Yes

this is an excellent slr camera for hobbyist and enthusiast. I enjoy taking pictures with this camera. It has a solid body and good ergonomics and ease of use Read full review »


Incredible Digital SLR

byfloodcliff Nov 21, 2006
7 Helpfuls 8 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Customizable menus, ISO choices (200 - 1600), auto metering, rechargeable battery...
Cons No ISO 100. Can be very heavy with a zoom lens.
Recommended it? Yes

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 noisy. I wanted to be able to shoot... Read full review »


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

byyerba1 Nov 10, 2006
8 Helpfuls 9 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Nikon. Digital. Well built. 3 years of quality pics!
Cons Remembering to reset the ISO after speeding it up.
Recommended it? Yes

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, shoot, shoot - fiddle with the buttons - figure it... Read full review »


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

bytct Sep 23, 2006
6 Helpfuls 7 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Image Quality, Price, Battery Life, Features...
Cons None
Recommended it? Yes

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 Nikon SB-800 Speedlight, B W 67MM UV,... Read full review »


Nikon d70

bymrsteven8113 Sep 1, 2006
2 Helpfuls 3 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Ease of use and takes any Nikkor lenses.
Cons Pricey but worth the investment for the digital slr beginner.
Recommended it? Yes

Sturdy fixture that is not bulky and heavy. I have an old camera bag that easily houses the d70 with 3 lenses. I have dropped it twice and have no scratches or dings. High quality purchase for which I have no regrets. Read full review »


When Going To a Gunfight, Bring a Big Gun

byChunchu Aug 7, 2006
12 Helpfuls 13 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Superb image quality. Fast response.
Cons Poor automatic white balance.
Recommended it? Yes

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 D70 ain't in the same ball park with those P&S... Read full review »


Not bad

byhamletjsd Aug 2, 2006
5 Helpfuls 6 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Best camera I have ever used
Cons For the price, seems like they could up the resolution (10 to 12 MP maybe?)
Recommended it? Yes

I love this camera to death ... The only issue I could possibly have is that now, in 2006, even small "point and shoot" cameras can have more than 6 MP. It is mildly frustrating to spend $1,600 on camera and accessories and have my wife's $200 digital p+s be near the same pixel quality.
That... Read full review »


Nikon lens compatibility

bycfordg1 Jun 30, 2006
3 Helpfuls 4 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Nikon lens compatibility a big plus
Cons Nothing glaring
Recommended it? Yes

Just an addendum to a previous comment on using non auto-focus Nikon lenses. After experimenting with my 55mm Nikkor micro, I tried my 24mm f2.8 that I thought would have to shelve for use in the Nikon d70s, based upon feedback received to the effect that non auto-focus lenses wouldn't work on the... Read full review »

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