A great camera and gives a lot for the money. It's a Nikon.
3 weeks ago
Summary: This is my second Nikon D70. I have moved up, but pro cameras get heavy walking the streets. Looking for something lighter, I went back to the light D70. It will take most all Nikon lens and work in AF. It may be older, but still a great camera for general use and cheap enough to keep handy with a nice lens like the 28-80mm. Keep it in the car or on the kitchen table without worry of crashing $2000 or more.
Summary: I bought this with the money I got for doing my first gig (wedding) I wanted to have something to remember my first gig as a photographer. Its sweet. Its a stripped down version of the newer cameras. who the hell needs 9 fps and 32 mp anyways? I like the basics. Its not what you use, its how you use what you got.
A Nikon D70 is worth the price, all things included!
9 September 2012
Excerpt: This Nikon, all things considered, is for a moderate to advanced digital camera user. It has numerous possabalities for adaptabality. You will find it a wonderfull unit to work with, both now as well as in the future.
Excerpt: With perhaps the exception of the battery compartment cover, the D70 is very well built. If you pick up the Digital Rebel and then the D70, you'll notice a huge difference. The Rebel feels light and plasticky, while the D70 has some weight to it, and feels like it can take whatever you throw at it. As you'd expect with an SLR, it's very easy to hold, with a large grip for your right hand (with the lens being the resting spot for your left).
Excerpt: The Nikon D70 DSLR is a great camera. I purchased it with the kit lens. The camera is easy to use, takes great photographs, and holds up well even after being dropped (a few times). I have taken wedding photographs, portraits, and I have even photographed birth photos with this camera and have gotten outstanding results a majority of the time. I have had 16x20 prints and higher made from photos taken with this camera. They have turned out beautifully.
Excerpt: The Nikon D70 was a great purchase. I compared it to Pentax and Canon equivalents. In the end, I think that the Nikon brand was my principal decision point, that and the fact that the D70 came with an exceptional 18-70mm lens in a package deal that ran $1200 after a rebate. As compared to current camera advancement over the past two years, the 6 megapixel rate it now considered on the lower end of the scale, but I find image quality to be very good.My only gripe is with...
Excerpt: If you're one of the holdouts who are still using a good film camera and waiting for the right reason to switch to digital, this could be for you. I've always taken a lot of pictures while traveling, which means a lot of film. The hassles of carrying all that undeveloped film in airports, especially in the 3rd world, made it time to finally switch to digital.
Summary: I bought this camera a few weeks ago with the intention of using it as my backup/"uh-oh" camera, one that I could break and not really care too much about. The quality is decent, it does appear grainy depending on the light conditions outside. I did a small shoot recently when there was about half a foot of snow on the ground and a slight overcast and there was still a noticeable amount of grain (at least to me, friends can't tell).