Summary Nikon D70

Prices Price
Body only
Unknown
Kit
Unknown
Score Snapsort rank
Among similar cameras
#n/a of 5
Specifications Key specs
Sensor size
Help APS-C 23.7x15.5mm
Screen resolution
Help 130k dots
Megapixels
Help 6 MP
Movie format
Help None
Screen size
Help 1.8"
Light sensitivity
Help 1,600 ISO
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Pros

The Nikon D70 vs other recent DSLRs

Lens availability More lenses available Help
230 lenses
Fastest shutter speed Fast shutter speed Help
1/8000 of a second
Built-in focus motor Built-in focus motor Help
Autofocuses with more lenses

The Nikon D70 vs other recent pro DSLRs

Size Quite small Help
Professional size (140×111×78 mm)
Weight Light Help
679 g
Thickness Thin Help
3.1"
Built-in flash Built-in flash Help
External flash not needed

Cons

The Nikon D70 vs other recent DSLRs

Dynamic range Very narrow dynamic range Help
10.3 EV
Live view No live view Help
Preview with viewfinder
Screen flips out Fixed screen Help
Less flexible
Announced Old Help
January 2004
Sensor type Sensor type Help
CCD
Popularity Not so popular Help
Among snapsort users
Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
Risk of blur
Touch screen No touch screen Help
More buttons
Viewfinder Uses battery, see less detail Help
Pentamirror
GPS No GPS Help
Missing geo-tagging
Storage slots Fewer storage slots Help
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The Nikon D70 vs other recent pro DSLRs

Low light performance Very noisy at high ISO Help
529 ISO
Color depth Little color depth Help
20.4 bits
Screen resolution Very low resolution screen Help
130k dots
Viewfinder size Small viewfinder Help
0.49x
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
1,600 ISO
Weather sealed No weather sealing Help
Need to shelter it from weather
Light sensitivity (boost) Lacks boost light sensitivity Help
None
Overall image quality Very low overall image quality Help
50.0
Movie format No movies Help
None
Screen size Very small screen Help
1.8"
Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
3 fps
True resolution Lower true resolution Help
6 MP
Autofocus Manual focus only Help
None
Viewfinder coverage Below average viewfinder coverage Help
95%

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Discussion

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Avatar for pocketchange pocketchange (3:12 AM, February 11, 2013)
Nikon D70s will continue to be in my bag for a long time.
I've shot the D90 and D7000 for extended periods of time and could buy either but until the FX hits the street at a more reasonable price, I'm keeping my D70s. I will have a hard time letting go of the funds it would take for the minimum improvement the D90 or D7000 would provide for the pictures I get with the D70s...
Nikon D70s is a great camera and video ain't my cup of tea.
 
Avatar for Snapsort Snapsort (8:23 PM, January 24, 2012)
Hi Leo, yes the D70 has a focus motor, see the Nikon D70 specs page!
 
Leo (7:37 PM, January 24, 2012)
Does it have facus motor?