As well as being compared against other pro DSLRs, the Nikon D70 is also often compared to entry-level DSLRs, super zooms and compacts. The Nikon D70's top rivals come from Nikon (such as the D750 and the D3300) and Canon (such as the EOS 7D and the EOS 5D Mark III)

compared toPro DSLR competitors

Nikon D750

Nikon D750
10 years newer
$1,149 - $1,297 (body only)
$1,797 24-120mm lens

Significant advantages of the D750 (vs the D70)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the D750 (vs the D70)

  • None found

common strengths of the D750 and D70

  • None found

Canon EOS 7D

Canon EOS 7D
5 years newer
$1,099 (body only)
$1,418 18-135mm lens

Significant advantages of the 7D (vs the D70)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the 7D (vs the D70)

  • None found

common strengths of the 7D and D70

  • None found

Nikon D700

Nikon D700
4 years newer
$1,591 (body only)
$2,277 24-85mm lens

Significant advantages of the D700 (vs the D70)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the D700 (vs the D70)

  • None found

common strengths of the D700 and D70

  • None found

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Canon EOS 5D Mark III
8 years newer
$2,300 (body only)
$2,844 50mm lens

Significant advantages of the 5D Mark III (vs the D70)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the 5D Mark III (vs the D70)

  • None found

common strengths of the 5D Mark III and D70

  • None found

Nikon D70s

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1 year newer
$266 (body only)
$399 18-70mm lens

Significant advantages of the D70s (vs the D70)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the D70s (vs the D70)

  • None found

common strengths of the D70s and D70

  • None found

Nikon D100

Nikon D100
1 year older

Significant advantages of the D100 (vs the D70)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the D100 (vs the D70)

  • None found

common strengths of the D100 and D70

  • None found

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300
10 years newer
$473 (body only)
$399 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D3300 (vs the D70)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the D3300 (vs the D70)

  • None found

common strengths of the D3300 and D70

  • None found

Nikon D60

Nikon D60
4 years newer
$398 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D60 (vs the D70)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the D60 (vs the D70)

  • None found

common strengths of the D60 and D70

  • None found

Konica Minolta Dynax 5D

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1 year newer

Significant advantages of the Dynax 5D (vs the D70)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the Dynax 5D (vs the D70)

  • None found

common strengths of the Dynax 5D and D70

  • None found

Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100
6 years newer
$329 (body only)
$550 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D3100 (vs the D70)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the D3100 (vs the D70)

  • None found

common strengths of the D3100 and D70

  • None found

Nikon D3000

Nikon D3000
5 years newer
$637 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D3000 (vs the D70)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the D3000 (vs the D70)

  • None found

common strengths of the D3000 and D70

  • None found

Nikon D50

Nikon D50
1 year newer
$1,342 (body only)
$2,058 24-85mm lens

Significant advantages of the D50 (vs the D70)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the D50 (vs the D70)

  • None found

common strengths of the D50 and D70

  • None found

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon D70 compared to super zoom competitors include: it is thinner (3.1" vs 4.2"), has interchangeable lenses, has higher quality type of viewfinder (pentamirror vs none), supports an external flash and has a faster max shutter speed (1/8000 of a second vs 1/1500 of a second).

However, on average it has a much smaller screen (1.8" vs 3"), has a much lower resolution screen (130k dots vs 921k dots), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens), takes slightly lower resolution photos (6 MP vs 9.7 MP) and slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (1,600 ISO vs 12,800 ISO).

Nikon Coolpix B500

Nikon Coolpix B500
12 years newer
$242 - $257

Significant advantages of the Coolpix B500 (vs the D70)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 1.8"
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 130k dots

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix B500 (vs the D70)

  • Built-in lens only
  • No viewfinder: None vs Pentamirror
  • No external flash support

common strengths of the Coolpix B500 and D70

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (114×78×95 mm) vs Professional size (140×111×78 mm)
  • Thin: 3.7" vs 3.1"
  • Light weight: 541 g vs 679 g

Nikon Coolpix P900

Nikon Coolpix P900
11 years newer
$458 - $597

Significant advantages of the P900 (vs the D70)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 1.8"
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 130k dots

Significant disadvantages of the P900 (vs the D70)

  • Built-in lens only
  • Significantly thicker: 5.4" vs 3.1"
  • No external flash support

common strengths of the P900 and D70

  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/8000 of a second

Nikon Coolpix L340

Nikon Coolpix L340
11 years newer
$237

Significant advantages of the L340 (vs the D70)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 1.8"
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 460k dots vs 130k dots

Significant disadvantages of the L340 (vs the D70)

  • Built-in lens only
  • No viewfinder: None vs Pentamirror
  • No external flash support

common strengths of the L340 and D70

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (111×76×83 mm) vs Professional size (140×111×78 mm)
  • Thin: 3.3" vs 3.1"
  • Light weight: 430 g vs 679 g

Nikon Coolpix B700

Nikon Coolpix B700
12 years newer
$339 - $459

Significant advantages of the Coolpix B700 (vs the D70)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 1.8"
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 130k dots

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix B700 (vs the D70)

  • Built-in lens only
  • No external flash support
  • Has a digital viewfinder: Digital vs Pentamirror

common strengths of the Coolpix B700 and D70

  • Fairly small: Professional size (125×85×107 mm) vs Professional size (140×111×78 mm)
  • Thin: 4.2" vs 3.1"
  • Light weight: 565 g vs 679 g

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon D70 compared to compact competitors include: it has a built-in flash, has a much larger screen (1.8" vs 1.5"), takes slightly higher resolution photos (6 MP vs 3.1 MP), has interchangeable lenses and has a viewfinder (pentamirror vs none).

However, on average it is much larger (professional size (140×111×78 mm) vs compact (114×60×32 mm)), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs digital), it's body is not weather sealed, doesn't shoot as fast continuously (3 fps vs 30 fps) and has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS).

Nikon Coolpix 3500

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1 year older

Significant advantages of the 3500 (vs the D70)

  • Much smaller: Compact (114×60×32 mm) vs Professional size (140×111×78 mm)
  • Much lighter: 250 g vs 679 g
  • Much thinner: 1.3" vs 3.1"

Significant disadvantages of the 3500 (vs the D70)

  • Much smaller screen: 1.5" vs 1.8"
  • Built-in lens only
  • No external flash support

common strengths of the 3500 and D70

  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/3000 of a second vs 1/8000 of a second

GoPro Fusion

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13 years newer
$591

Significant advantages of the Fusion (vs the D70)

  • Much smaller: Compact (74×75×40 mm) vs Professional size (140×111×78 mm)
  • Much lighter: 220 g vs 679 g
  • Shoots much faster: 30 fps vs 3 fps

Significant disadvantages of the Fusion (vs the D70)

  • No built-in flash
  • Built-in lens only
  • No external flash support

common strengths of the Fusion and D70

  • None found