Updated (January, 2014): Compare the Nikon D3300 vs Nikon D70

Nikon D3200

Winner
Nikon D3200

69

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Nikon D70

21

Nikon D70

Runner-up
     
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D3200

Overall image quality
Great image quality
81.0
Color depth
Great color depth
24.1 bits
Dynamic range
Wide dynamic range
13.2 EV
Screen size
Large screen
3.0"
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D70

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Built-in focus motor
Autofocuses with more lenses
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/8000 of a second
 
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Advantages of the Nikon D3200

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Screen size Much larger screen 3.0" vs 1.8"
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Around 70% larger screen
Color depth Better color depth 24.1 bits vs 20.4 bits
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Distinguishes 3.7 more bits of color
Overall image quality Much better image quality 81.0 vs 50.0
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More than 60% better image quality
Dynamic range More dynamic range 13.2 EV vs 10.3 EV
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2.9 f-stops more dynamic range
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen 921k dots vs 130k dots
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More than 7x higher resolution screen
Live view Has live view Yes vs No
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Preview your photos on the camera's screen before taking them
True resolution Much higher true resolution 24.2 MP vs 6 MP
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Capture more than 4x more detail in your photos
Movie format Shoots movies 1080p @ 30fps vs None
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Shoots Full HD (1080p) video as well as still pictures
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO 1,131 ISO vs 529 ISO
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The D3200 has excellent image quality 1.1 f-stops higher ISO than the D70
Autofocus Video autofocus Contrast detection vs None
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Automatically focuses shooting video
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Size Smaller 125x96x76 mm vs 140x111x78 mm
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More than 20% smaller
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 4 fps vs 3 fps
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More than 30% faster continuous shooting
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 6,400 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The D3200's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
Weight Lighter 505 g vs 679 g
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Around 30% lighter
Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost ISO 12,800 ISO vs None
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Allows taking photos in darker situations, often at the cost of additional noise in the image
Thickness Slightly thinner 3" vs 3.1"
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Almost the same
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Advantages of the Nikon D70

Built-in focus motor Has a built-in focus motor Yes vs No
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Autofocuses with all autofocus lenses
Fastest shutter speed Much faster max shutter speed 1/8000s vs 1/4000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
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        similarities

        Compared to recent DSLRs

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
        Lens availability Many lenses available Help
        205 lenses
        Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
        External flash not needed
        Viewfinder coverage Below average viewfinder coverage Help
        95%
        Storage slots Fewer storage slots Help
        1
        Light sensitivity (boost) One has boost ISO Help
        D3200:12,800 ISO
        D70:None
        Weather sealed Neither is weather sealed Help
        Need to shelter it from weather
        Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
        D3200:4 fps
        D70:3 fps
        Viewfinder size Below average viewfinder size Help
        D3200:0.50x
        D70:0.49x
        Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
        D3200:6,400 ISO
        D70:1,600 ISO
        Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
        Less flexible
        Sensor size Very small sensors Help
        D3200:APS-C 23.2x15.4mm
        D70:APS-C 23.7x15.5mm
        Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
        Risk of blur

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        Nikon D3300

        Nikon D3300

        Entry-level DSLR

        $597 with 18-55mm lens

        Viewfinder size Slightly larger viewfinder
        Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
        Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
        Startup delay Has much more startup delay
        Canon Rebel T3i

        Canon Rebel T3i

        Entry-level DSLR

        $499 - $699 body only

        $200 - $729 with 18-55mm lens

        Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
        Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
        Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
        Thickness Is thicker
        Nikon D5200

        Nikon D5200

        Entry-level DSLR

        $547 body only

        $647 - $697 with 18-55mm lens

        Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
        HDR Has in-camera HDR
        Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
        Nikon D5100

        Nikon D5100

        Entry-level DSLR

        $352 - $415 body only

        $495 - $797 with 18-55mm lens

        Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
        HDR Has in-camera HDR
        Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
        Nikon D3100

        Nikon D3100

        Entry-level DSLR

        $278 body only

        $427 with 18-55mm lens

        Thickness Is thinner
        Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
        External mic jack Lacks and external mic jack
        Canon Rebel T3

        Canon Rebel T3

        Entry-level DSLR

        $400 - $419 body only

        $399 - $550 with 18-55mm lens

        Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
        Sensor cleaning Lacks a self cleaning sensor
        Nikon D5300

        Nikon D5300

        Entry-level DSLR

        $747 body only

        $679 - $847 with 18-55mm lens

        Screen size Has a significantly larger screen
        Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
        Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed

        Nikon D3200 Competitors

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        Disadvantages

        Canon EOS Rebel T5

        Canon EOS Rebel T5

        Entry-level DSLR

        $699 - $849 body only

        $499 - $822 with 18-55mm lens

        Weight Slightly lighter
        Overall image quality Significantly worse image quality
        Dynamic range Less dynamic range
        Canon Rebel T5i

        Canon Rebel T5i

        Entry-level DSLR

        $200 - $1,148 with 18-55mm lens

        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        HDR Has in-camera HDR
        Color depth Worse color depth
        Overall image quality Much worse image quality

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        Nikon D40

        Nikon D40

        Entry-level DSLR

        $459 with 18-55mm lens

        Screen size Much larger screen
        Color depth Better color depth
        Built-in focus motor Doesn't have a built-in focus motor
        Continuous shooting Shoots slightly slower
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        Nikon D70s

        Pro DSLR

        $830 with 18-70mm lens

        Screen size Significantly larger screen

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