Summary: I've been away from photography for a long time. I got the bug again after entering some images into a company Art in the Workplace program. My entries were from 15 years ago, when I had a film darkroom. Lucky, one of my images was selected to be shown. So I started.
Summary: This camera has been a superb buy with excellent photo results in high an low light conditions. There is "no" delay between pressing the button and shutter release, like in most other digital cameras.
Summary: I have been a Nikon user for over 20 years, and owned at least six different bodies and lots of lenses. My all time favorite is the FM2N. Why Nikon? It's the lenses! Nikon seems to understand this is the main selling point of their system. SO they have never changed the F lens mount.
Summary: I got frustrated taking pictures and not being able see what I was getting in the viewfinder. And I was even more frustrated with the shutter lag. There was no choice. I had to move up to an SLR. I read everything, and spoke to top commercial and news photographers about what to get.
Summary: Lets get to the main point of buying a DSLR - I wanted fast & sharp results with versatility included. This is what I wanted and this is what I got! The price couldn't get much cheaper or it'd be an absolute steal (not that it already isn't). I feel like a real professional just HOLDING the D70.
Summary: I've had this camera for three months and have shot several thousand pictures. I tried the Olympus 8MP 8080 but it was noisy except for ISO 50 like all prosumer ZSLR's. I exchanged it this beauty and after the first day never looked back.