Nikon D3000 vs Nikon D70

Winner
Nikon D3000

100

Nikon D70

52

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D3000

Large screen
Screen size
3"
Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
700 ms startup delay
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
262 ms shutter lag
Phase detection autofocus
Badge
fast and accurate
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D70

Badge
Built-in focus motor
Autofocuses with more lenses
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/8000 of a second
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Pentamirror
Interchangeable lenses
Interchangeable lenses
Many lenses to choose from

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Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon D3000.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon D70.

competitors

Nikon D3000 Competitors

Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$550 body only

Live view Has live view
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Thickness Much thicker
Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Entry-level DSLR

$337 with 18-55mm lens

Live view Has live view
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Thickness Much thicker
Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$473 body only

$399 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Live view Has live view
Thickness Much thicker

Nikon D70 Competitors

Nikon D750

Nikon D750

Pro DSLR

$1,149 - $1,297 body only

$1,797 with 24-120mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Movie format Shoots movies
Lens availability Fewer lenses available
Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$473 body only

$399 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Movie format Shoots movies
Built-in focus motor Doesn't have a built-in focus motor
Nikon D60

Nikon D60

Entry-level DSLR

$398 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
Built-in focus motor Doesn't have a built-in focus motor

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