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Nikon D70 6.1 MP Digital SLR Camera - Black (Body Only)

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Nikon D70 6.1 MP Digital SLR Camera - DSLR - Everything Shown
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Product Information
Made for preseving great pictures for you and producing bright and beautiful pictures in many different conditions, the Nikon 6.1 MP camera is a flexible personal body only. With its 6.1 MP sensor, this Nikon D70 is great for sharing special prints, and it allows you to make wonderful prints up to 8x11 inches. Cropping and enlarging won't cause pixelation if you get a camera with additional megapixels. With rechargeable Lithium-ion batteries featured on this Nikon digital SLR camera, you can always be primed to preserve your special moments. The removable flash memory slot included with the Nikon 6.1 MP camera makes it easy for you to configure the quantity of storage available for shooting. With its black body, this Nikon D70 is a refined device for taking pictures. Premium picture quality and superb performance are yours with this Nikon digital SLR camera. Because the Nikon 6.1 MP camera features a 1.8-inch LCD monitor, you will be able to compose photos with ease. This Nikon D70 includes only the body and no lens. One advantage to purchasing the camera body alone is that you pick the best interchangeable lens or lenses to get based on your photography budget resources.

Product Features
  • 6.1 effective megapixels
    For exceptional resolution that can produce very high definition 3008 x 2000-pixel images for printing 11 x 14-inch photos.
  • Digital vari-programs
    These easy-to-use modes automatically optimize white balance, sharpening, tone (contrast), color, saturation and hue for great results. Begin shooting right away by selecting portrait, landscape, close-up, sports, night portrait, night landscape or auto for automated performance.
  • Continuous shooting mode
    With 3 frames per second and a dynamic buffer that lets you capture up to 144 pictures in sequence with no buffer stall using selected CF cards.
  • 3D digital matrix image control
    3D digital matrix image control ensures optimum results in digital images with precise exposure control, adaptive auto white-balance control and optimal color accuracy.
  • More exposure control with flash photography
    Shoot in any lighting environment with the D70's built-in creative lighting system and 3D color matrix meter with RGB sensor.
  • Compatible with the Coolwalker digital storage photo viewer
    Store up to 10,000 digital photos and view them on the high-quality 2.5-inch TFT color monitor. Stores JPEG, TIFF and other major image file formats, including NEF files.

Product Highlights

Product Identifiers
UPC0018208252121, 018208901791

Key Features
Camera TypeDigital SLR
Sensor Resolution6.1 MP
Screen Size1.8"

Optical Sensor
Sensor Size15.6 x 23.7mm
Sensor TypeCCD

Lens System
Lens For SDBody Only
Focus AdjustmentAutofocus & Manual Focus, Automatic, Manual
Auto Focus typeTTL phase detection

Max Shutter Speed1/8000 sec
Min Shutter Speed30 sec
Exposure compensation±5 EV range, in 1/2 or 1/3 EV steps
Exposure RangeEV 0-20 ( ISO 100 )
Exposure Metering3D color matrix, Center-Weighted, spot AF area
Exposure ModesAperture-Priority, Automatic, Bulb, Manual, Program, Shutter-Priority
Light SensitivityISO 1600, ISO 200, ISO 320, ISO 400, ISO 600, ISO 800
Light Sensitivity Max1600

Camera Flash
Flash TypePop-up Flash
Red Eye ReductionYes
Camera Flash FeaturesAF Illuminator, Auto Flash, Fill-in Flash, Flash +/- Compensation, Front Sync Flash, Rear Sync Flash, Red-eye Reduction Flash, Slow Sync
Flash ModesAuto Mode, Fill-in Mode, OFF mode, Rear Curtain Sync, Red-eye Reduction, Slow Synchro

Memory / Storage
Supported Flash MemoryCompactFlash, CompactFlash Card Type I, CompactFlash Card Type II, IBM Microdrive, Microdrive, SD Memory Card

Viewfinder TypeOptical, Optical (Through-the-lens)
Optical Viewfinder TypeFixed eye-level pentaprism
Viewfinder - Field Coverage95%
Viewfinder Magnification0.75x
Dioptric Correction Range-1.6 to +0.5

Depth3.07 in.
Height4.3 in.
Width5.51 in.
Weight21 Oz.

Display TypeLCD
Display RotationBuilt-in
Screen DetailsLCD display - TFT active matrix - 1.8" - color
Display Size1.8"

Microphone TypeWithout Built-in Microphone

Connector Types1 x USB, 1 x composite video output
Expansion Slot1 x CompactFlash Card - type I/II

System Requirements for PC Connection
Operating System SupportedApple Mac OS 9.0.4 or later, Apple Mac OS 9.1, Apple Mac OS 9.2, Apple Mac OS X 10.1.5 or later, MS Windows 2000, MS Windows 98, MS Windows 98 SE, MS Windows ME, MS Windows XP, Microsoft Windows 2000, Microsoft Windows 98SE, Microsoft Windows ME, Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Microsoft Windows XP Professional

Battery Form FactorManufacturer specific

File Format
Still Image FormatJPEG, RAW, RAW + JPEG, Raw Image

Environmental Parameters
Min Operating Temperature0 °C
Max Operating Temperature40 °C

Other Features
Additional FeaturesAE/FE Lock, AF Lock, Auto Power Save, Brightness Control, DPOF Support, Date/Time Stamp, Depth-Of-Field Preview Button, Direct Print, Histogram Display, Interchangeable Lenses, PictBridge Support, USB 2.0, With Tripod Mount

Shooting ProgramsClose-up, Landscape, Night landscape, Night portrait, Portrait mode, Sports mode
White BalanceAuto
Continuous Shooting Speed3 frames per second

eBay Product ID: EPID100103335

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Created: 11/08/10

D70, Still a good camera

Review For: Nikon D70 6.1 MP Digital SLR Camera - Black (Body Only)

The D70 remains a good buy for its features, especially if you can find a reasonably priced body that has a lower number of shutter actuations. I bought one to have a body that could autofocus a few non AF-S Nikon lenses I had acquired. It has produced very good images and I have been using it more than my D40. The only draw backs for me have been the smallish LCD & that camera settings can't be reviewed on the rear LCD. Budget considerations were primary in my decision to get a D70 versus a D80 but also reviews had mentioned inaccuracies with the light meter readings on D80, whereas the meter for the D70 has reviewed as very accurate. For me the so-called advantage of 10 MB over 6 MB resolution is trivial.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful. Was this review helpful? Yes | No

Created: 12/17/10

Nikon d70 IR Converted Camera a Fantastic Deal

Review For: Nikon D70 6.1 MP Digital SLR Camera - Black (Body Only)

My main camera is a Nikon d90. I got the d70 converted to shoot IR only photographs. The interface is practically the same as the more advanced d90. The seller did a perfect conversion to IR, perfect focus for the lens specified and a white balance beyond what I could do myself. Even though the camera only has 6.1mp, the image quality is so good, it doesn't matter and using a blow-up photoshop plug-in you can still make the images as big as you want. I love this as a back up IR camera, but if I could have afforded it, I would have gone with a converted d90 as I could shoot IR video on that model.

The one thing I didn't like is no SD card, it takes the older compact flash card which is trickier to find in retail stores and only reasonably priced online. I got a 4gb and it takes over 1000 pics if you shoot jpeg fine only. I'm probably going to shoot a RAW-JPEG combo and that will reduce the number of pics.

It uses the same battery as the d90, same shutter release, same TTL flash and same lens adapters so it's a great deal for someone that already has a Nikon dSLR and all the gear.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful. Was this review helpful? Yes | No

Created: 03/15/11

Nikon D70, a DSLR workhorse.

Review For: Nikon D70 6.1 MP Digital SLR Camera - Black (Body Only)

The D70 is a great DSLR camera for pros and joes alike. It's one of Nikon's most versatile early digital cameras. I plays well with most of the cutting edge accessory equipment (lenses, flashes, etc.) that's coming out, as well as much of the older Nikon equipment that has been around for years. That means you can either save your pennies by buying older gear that still works great, or you can buy high-end accessories and keep using them when you upgrade your camera body.

I've been using the D70 as a main camera for graduations and special events for 5 years, and even when shooting medium size files at the basic quality setting you still get images that will print 8x10s without pixelation. Unless you're shooting for billboard size prints, the D70's 6.1 megapixels is a great place to start. Plus, it syncs to external flashes up to 1/500 of a second. None of the newer Nikon D line does that.

The one negative about the D70 is that they have a tendency to start giving error messages related to the memory card. So if you are looking to buy one used, be sure you ask if it's been giving either the CHA or FOR error message. It starts out annoying, but eventually the camera will be useless. Be gentle when you insert and remove the compact flash card, and you'll have years of shooting with this digital photography workhorse.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful. Was this review helpful? Yes | No

Created: 12/19/09

nikon D70

Review For: Nikon D70 6.1 MP Digital SLR Camera - Black (Body Only)

Superb DSLR for the average or above average photographer. Excellent machine! Pixels are not everything! This camera has more than enough horsepower and bells and whistles for the vast majority of one's daily photo needs. If you do not intend to make prints larger than 30x 40 inches, then this camera will meet all your needs. Bigger and faster is not always better. This auto focus is FAST. The potential range of shutter speeds and f-stops is more than adequate for just about anyone. The recycle time is FAST! Start-up time is FAST!
If you want a small point and shoot to have in a purse, then this is not for you. However, with a good small zoom lens, you can take a better variety and better quality photos.
I have been using all kinds and brands of cameras for close to 50 years. This is a quality camera.

9 of 9 people found this review helpful. Was this review helpful? Yes | No

Created: 02/12/11

Nikon D70 workhorse

Review For: Nikon D70 6.1 MP Digital SLR Camera - Black (Body Only)

Great, durable construction, unique high-speed flash synch, off camera flash, long-life battery. Auto white balance is usually better than custom levels, even including flash. Seems to fit the mold of lots of other cameras, DSLR and others in this regard. Consistent slight underexposure for highlight preservation, quick shooting and storage of RAW. Full manual control and DOP. Stick on any f mount lens you can find. Upgrades available for minimal potential problems including moire. Great Nikon camera.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful. Was this review helpful? Yes | No

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