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Nikon D70 Digital Camera

SLR 6.1MP Feb 2016
Camera Type Megapixel Release Date
Expert reviews are good
Good product quality
Excellent resolution and sharpness, seems better than EOS 300D EOS 10D
48 Reviews

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Reviews

Expert Reviews Are Good

This Nikon digital camera has an average expert rating of 84% based on seven expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, PC Mag, zdnet.co.uk and Good Gear Guide.com.au.

Excellent Owner Reviews

D70 owners on average rated this camera as outstanding. 25 reviewers gave this camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars. Owners think this low megapixel digital camera is one of the very best digital cameras of this age and type.

Nikon Has Good Camera Reviews

Based on 25,534 expert and owner reviews (including 548 verified purchases), Nikon has good ratings for its cameras. Nikon also has good ratings specifically within its low megapixel digital cameras range. 99% of those that bought a Nikon camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Design

Good Product Quality

Thirteen customers wrote in their reviews that it was good quality. Five years ago Rugby Mad wrote in their Nikon D70 review “Manual is easy to follow and the picture quality is superb”. Patrick mentioned “As yet I have not found any down side to the D7000, particularly loving the high quality of its build”. Patrick also mentioned “With a fairly thorough knowledge of entry level DSLR's, I was concerned that the D7000 would be of magnificent quality.” in his review.

Easy to Use

Twelve customers who purchased the product concluded that it was easy to use. Patrick wrote on Amazon “It is brilliantly easy to use, intuitive, almost, in a mac like way, almost everything is adjustable.”. Patrick also wrote “It's justifiable as an entry level DSLR such is it's ease of use” in his review. Wittgenfrog scored it a maximum of 5 stars and mentioned on Amazon also six years ago “LCD screens are rarely bright enough to use in strong lighting” in their review of this digital camera.

Two people wrote in their reviews that the product was easy to use the menus. Ron E Reagan wrote in his review of this digital camera “U1 and U2 modes, where you can run banks of your favourite settings” and rated it 80 out of 100.

Two customers said in their reviews that it was easy to handle. Smiller said on Amazon “File sizes are big though on RAW compared to earlier 10 or 12mp Nikons, you may need a new hard drive!The handling is excellent” in their review of this digital camera. Smiller also wrote “It does produce truly superb photographs and the handling is good” in their review.

One owner who reviewed it considered that it was comfortable and easy to hold.

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Robust

Four people who purchased the product reckoned that it was strong and durable. Thirteen years ago Shutterbug.com wrote “The D100 is more rugged thanks to a metal (vs”. Expert review site Neocamera.com wrote “The D70 does not disappoint in that area with a sturdy Nikon camera body, support for Nikon F-mount lenses, complete photographic control” in their review of the Nikon D70 and gave it a score of 80 out of 100. Four years ago Unifaun mentioned “It is a very robust”.

Two owners wrote that this digital camera was well made. 2bhonest mentioned on Amazon six years ago “Make no mistake, this is a fantastic piece of engineering and is a wonderfully sensitive instrument - currently in inexperienced” in their review of this digital camera.

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Nice Design

Four owners mentioned in their reviews that the product was good looking. Patrick said in his review of this digital camera “Bought the D7000 in november as a replacement for my old D40X, moving upmarket”. Nozza scored it a maximum of 5 stars and said “Colours are beautifully rendered, landscapes look engaging”. Ms. Janet Haines mentioned in her review of this digital camera “It certainly sits beautifully in the hand, is well balanced” .

One person who reviewed it wrote that it was smooth. Steves-Digicams.com wrote “The Digital Vari-Program modes produce great results with smooth gradations and rich tones even”. One customer said in their reviews that the product was well designed.

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Excellent Resolution and Sharpness, Seems Better Than EOS 300D EOS 10D

Twenty-three owners who purchased this digital camera thought it was able to produce good images. Expert website Photo.net wrote “In 1999 I promised myself I would switch to digital photography once a reasonable 4 Megapixel camera was available”. Nozza mentioned in their Nikon D70 review “Picture quality is brilliant” . Six years ago Ron E Reagan wrote “It makes taking good pictures easier - buy one”.

Six owners concluded that it had a good ISO range. Simonb wrote in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “At high ISO) are all massively better than the d200”. Tiki wrote on Amazon “If you can, check there Are no read hot/ dead pixel at high iso”. Dr. Keith A. Moseley said on Amazon six years ago “The high ISO capability is amazing (even at ISO3200 the noise is minimal)” in his review of this digital camera.

Five people wrote in their reviews that it had a good picture resolution. Nine years ago Photo.net mentioned “Excellent resolution and sharpness, seems better than EOS 300D EOS 10D”. Six years ago Ron E Reagan wrote “> The shooting mode (single shot, continuous, timer etc) has moved to a dial under the mode dial” in his review of this digital camera. Nikonian_man mentioned “I got a full days shooting (> 1000 shots) out of one charge.I love the camera”.

One owner who purchased this digital camera considered that it was good in low light. Six years ago Smiller said on Amazon “It is fantastic at low light It does very well up to ISO 1600 without any visble noise” and gave it a rating of the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

One person who reviewed this digital camera thought it was good at handing highlights and shadows in pictures.

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Good Video Capture

Four people who purchased it concluded that it was good for video recording. Wittgenfrog said in their review of this digital camera “The camera takes an excellent Video.”. Ms. Janet Haines said in her Nikon D70 review on Amazon “It has a movie mode - SO! I am a serious amateur”.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

One owner reckoned that it had a good screen. Cnet.com rated it 4 stars out of 5 and mentioned in their review of this digital camera on expert website CNET.com “Digital camera, 6,100,000 pixels, LCD display - TFT active matrix - 1.8 in - Color”.

Good Flash

One customer who reviewed it thought it had a good flash.

Good Quality Lens

Eight customers who reviewed the product reckoned that it had a good lens. Nozza wrote “On this the body's motor focuses the lens incredibly quickly” in their review of this digital camera. Nozza also wrote “The speed of taking multiple shots is impressive - up to five shots a second and the speed of focusing the 18-105 lens is impressive” in their review. Unifaun gave this digital camera a rating of a maximum of 5 stars and wrote on Amazon “And the versatile 18-105 is a good walk around lens”.

Five owners who reviewed this digital camera mentioned that it had a good autofocus. Ron E Reagan wrote in his review of this digital camera on Amazon “Focus is much more precise - it almost always heads in the right direction” and rated the product 80 out of 100. Smiller said on Amazon “It has focus override”. Dr. Keith A. Moseley said on Amazon “The autofocus is fast and accurate” in his review of this digital camera.

Two customers reckoned that this digital camera had a good zoom. Smiller mentioned on Amazon six years ago “To see the full potential quality put on a prime (even 50mm 1.8) or better zoom lens” in their review of this digital camera. Nozza wrote on Amazon “The 18-105 lens has a firm zoom that oozes quality to the touch” in their review of this digital camera.

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Power

Good Battery Life

One owner considered that it had a good battery life. Nikonian_man wrote in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “The 6 frames per second came in useful too! The battery performance is excellent”.


Support

Good Support

Five customers who bought the Nikon D70 concluded that it had good technical guidance. Dokdoom mentioned “Either way though, I strongly urge you to read the manual thoroughly in order to get the most out of the many capabilities”. Gs "gs" said on Amazon “The instructions provided a clear, from the single sheet setup information to the weighty tome which is the full instruction book”. Cheez Monsta gave the product a score of the highest possible rating of 5 stars and mentioned on Amazon “Luckily lots of kind people have posted guidance, videos and a special mention to someone who created”.


Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Six customers mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was a good body shape. Five years ago Dokdoom wrote on Amazon “It's just a great, great body that you can use for years to come, especially for the more dedicated user” and scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars. Dokdoom also said “Previously I used the D90 as my backup body and fine camera though that still is” in their review. Nozza mentioned in their Nikon D70 review on Amazon “The rubberised coating on the body makes it easy to hold” and gave it a score of a maximum of 5 stars.

Six customers said in their reviews that it was heavy and bulky. Patrick wrote in his review of this digital camera “Though the camera is larger and heavier than the D40” and rated the product a maximum of 5 stars. Unifaun said on Amazon “The only slight down side I can think of is body and lens together are quite heavy; this can put strain on the neck”. Wittgenfrog wrote in their review of this digital camera “Is a bit bulky” .

Two owners said in their reviews that this digital camera was compact.

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Features

Good Technical Features

Two people who bought it agreed that it had good features. Cnet.com said “Noise profiles; terrific continuous-shooting performance; feature set accommodates a variety of users” . Ms. Janet Haines gave the product a rating of 4 stars out of 5 and she said in her review of this digital camera on Amazon “It takes good clear images and once I have learnt all the new additional features then I am sure it could be a step change up”.


Audio

Unacceptable Noise Level

Four people who bought this digital camera agreed that it was noisy. Unifaun mentioned “I also love the auto ISO setting which enables good noise free (no flash) shooting in very dark conditions e.g” although they scored the Nikon D70 a maximum of 5 stars.


Other

Released Over a Year Ago

It was April 2017 when this low megapixel digital camera was released.

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