|Nikon D70 6.1 MP Digital SLR Camera - Black (Body Only) DSLR|
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|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.|
|Camera Type||Digital SLR|
|Sensor Resolution||6.1 MP|
|Sensor Size||15.6 x 23.7mm|
|Lens For SD||Body Only|
|Focus Adjustment||Autofocus & Manual Focus, Automatic, Manual|
|Auto Focus type||TTL phase detection|
|Max Shutter Speed||1/8000 sec|
|Min Shutter Speed||30 sec|
|Exposure compensation||±5 EV range, in 1/2 or 1/3 EV steps|
|Exposure Range||EV 0-20 ( ISO 100 )|
|Exposure Metering||3D color matrix, Center-Weighted, spot AF area|
|Exposure Modes||Aperture-Priority, Automatic, Bulb, Manual, Program, Shutter-Priority|
|Light Sensitivity||ISO 1600, ISO 200, ISO 320, ISO 400, ISO 600, ISO 800|
|Light Sensitivity Max||1600|
|Flash Type||Pop-up Flash|
|Red Eye Reduction||Yes|
|Camera Flash Features||AF Illuminator, Auto Flash, Fill-in Flash, Flash +/- Compensation, Front Sync Flash, Rear Sync Flash, Red-eye Reduction Flash, Slow Sync|
|Flash Modes||Auto Mode, Fill-in Mode, OFF mode, Rear Curtain Sync, Red-eye Reduction, Slow Synchro|
|Memory / Storage|
|Supported Flash Memory||CompactFlash, CompactFlash Card Type I, CompactFlash Card Type II, IBM Microdrive, Microdrive, SD Memory Card|
|Viewfinder Type||Optical, Optical (Through-the-lens)|
|Optical Viewfinder Type||Fixed eye-level pentaprism|
|Viewfinder - Field Coverage||95%|
|Dioptric Correction Range||-1.6 to +0.5|
|Screen Details||LCD display - TFT active matrix - 1.8" - color|
|Microphone Type||Without Built-in Microphone|
|Connector Types||1 x USB, 1 x composite video output|
|Expansion Slot||1 x CompactFlash Card - type I/II|
|System Requirements for PC Connection|
|Operating System Supported||Apple 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 Factor||Manufacturer specific|
|Still Image Format||JPEG, RAW, RAW + JPEG, Raw Image|
|Min Operating Temperature||0 °C|
|Max Operating Temperature||40 °C|
|Additional Features||AE/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 Programs||Close-up, Landscape, Night landscape, Night portrait, Portrait mode, Sports mode|
|Continuous Shooting Speed||3 frames per second|
Average review score based on 91 user reviews
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.