|Nikon D70 6.1 MP Digital SLR Camera - DSLR - Everything Shown|
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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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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.
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.
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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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.