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

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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.

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.

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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: 06/05/10

Almost perfect!

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

Although the Nikon D70 is discontinued, this is still a great DSLR [for the beginner/novice]. The only sub-par elements of the camera, compared to todays DSLRs, is the smaller LCD (but that's expected with a camera built in 2004), the CF card door could be stronger (I have the impression it can break easily), and it would be perfect if it had another slot for say, an SD card or another CF card (but do any DSLRs from pre-2008 have those multicard options?). These dislikes must be forgiven, given the date of the camera, though.

As far as the lense goes, I feel that it needs to be a standard lense in any photographer's arsenal, along with maybe a macro and a 70-200 telephoto. The feel of the lense is great; it feels very strong and sturdy and the operation of the lense on autofocus is almost silent.

Overall, based on the date of the camera and the revitalization it can experience with a new lense proves that Nikon camera are truly the best and continues their legacy and, though a bit outdated, this camera is still very operable and valid.

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Created: 02/28/10

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

I have had bad tough luck with my D 70 First I got the blinking light of death. When I called Nikon I was told there wasn't a recall but I could send it to Nikon. They fixed it for no charge. The camera again stopped working and it was sent back and again Nikon fixed it at no cost and upgraded it internally to a D 70s.

One year later the camera started acting up again and they replaced some electrical parts for around $350 they said it was out of warranty. Just last year it needed cleaned and checked more parts were replaced for another $350. All for 9000 clicks.

It is a fun camera great pictures but it just doesn't seem to be the quality you would expect from Nikon. My friend has a D 100 that he loves. I went on Ebay and bought one for $250. Sensor was dirty that was $100 repair. Great backup because my batteries, memory cards and lens are interchangeable. Now I prefer the D 100 over the D 70.

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Created: 11/19/10

Nikon D70

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

FOR THE MONEY. the Nikon D70 (or its later model D70S) is the best Nikon digital ever built. Yes, you can get more bells and whistles with some more expensive models such as the D300 which I presently use, but only one other Nikon camera has one feature that the D70 has - 1/500 second flash synchronization. Just the cheaper D40 (& D40X) has this feature. My D300 has 1/250 for example. Even the professional D3X is just half the speed as the D70 sync. Also, the D70 will accept EVERY autofocus Nikon lens ever made and autofocus with it properly. I have been taking pictures for 56 years as an amateur, although I worked on two newspapers and managed a camera store and have used every kind of camera imaginable - from the 4X5 speed graphic press camera to the Leica 35mm cameras to several digital cameras and none, absolutely NONE will do the two things mentioned. This is one heck of a fine camera and is still extremely popular, even though it has been out of production for about 4 years now. I absolutely LOVE the D70 models that I have used. The quality of the pictures are every bit as good as my D300 at a third the price!

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Created: 08/29/10


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

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Created: 03/04/11

For my first DSLR, I am happy as the proverbial clam.

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

I've been wanting one of these for the last couple of years, ever since I saw some images taken by an acquaintance on MySpace back around 2007 or 2008. The crispness and quality blew me away. I've taken tons of pictures on my Cyber-shot DSC-F505 and gotten some great pictures, but all the people who said there's no comparison between a non-DSLR digital camera and a DSLR were definitely on the money.

I'm not a photography snob by any stretch of the imagination (in fact, I have a long way to go before I can say I'm experienced with my DSLR), but I understand the basics behind focal length, aperture, composition, etc. The fact that the D70 makes it so easy is wonderful. I took my first shots of the full moon with the 70-300mm lens that the seller included in the kit and was blown away at what I could see in the details on the surface of the moon. The other pictures I took with it so far were also very satisfying.

In all, I know this camera will provide a wonderful photographic experience for me in my journey into the DSLR world.

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