Conclusion: The D70s is basically the popular D70 with a slightly larger LCD screen. It's an excellent 6.1MP D-SLR, but our Editors' Choice remains the Canon Rebel XT, an excellent (and less expensive) 8MP D-SLR.
Pros: Slightly larger LCD than the D70. Excellent flash coverage. Good menu structure.
Excerpt: Nikon has officially released details of the upgrade to the Nikon D70s DSLR. The changes from the original Nikon D70 are fairly minor, with upgrades to the AF system and some tweaks to the user interface. There is no change to the 6MP sensor. The most significant changes are: While these changes are good (and some of the software improvements will be available as a fiemware up grade for the N70), some Nikon users have been underwhelmed by the changes.
Excerpt: Physical Views Compare the Nikon D70s and Nikon D70 Compare the Nikon D70 and Canon Digital Rebel XT Go to Page Two Nikon D70s Specifications Type of Camera Single-lens reflex, interchangeable lens digital camera Compatible Lenses 1) DX Nikkor: All functions supported 2) Type G or D AF Nikkor: All functions supported 3) Micro Nikkor 85 mm F2.8D: All functions supported except autofocus and some exposure modes 4) Other AF Nikkor: All functions supported except 3D Color...
Excerpt: The Nikon D70s is an evolutionary -- not revolutionary -- update to the popular D70 digital SLR. Where Canon took their Digital Rebel and changed it dramatically when it became the Rebel XT, Nikon took smaller steps with the D70s.
Pros: Excellent photo quality, Very well built, feels solid in your hands, Full manual controls, Robust performance; impressive continuous shooting mode when a fast memory card is used; fast AF system, All the expandability you'd expect from a D-SLR, Excellent battery life (though some CIPA standard numbers would be helpful), RAW, RAW+JPEG supported, No redeye, Great low light focusing ability, Framing grid can be superimposed on viewfinder
Cons: Images aren't overly sharp at default settings (normal for D-SLRs), Moiré can be a problem, No USB 2.0 High Speed support, Included software doesn't allow for RAW image manipulation; that and remote camera control require $100 Nikon Capture software, No battery grip available (though a third party option may be available)
Excerpt: Nikon's new D70s boasts faster, more accurate AF, faster image processing and buffering and a bigger LCD than the old D70. It's joined by the new, budget D50 model, designed to compete with bargain-basement models from Canon (the EOS 350D) and Pentax (the *ist Ds).
Summary: The Nikon D70s is as good an excuse as any to dip your toe in the water and join the DSLR revolution. It provides almost everything that most photographers will ever need in a camera (digital or otherwise), whilst delivering fantastic ease of use and very impressive image quality. The Nikon D70s offers a wealth of features, fast and accurate operation and solid build quality at a price point that would have been difficult to believe only a couple of years ago.
Summary: You’ll need to spend some time with your head in the manual, but it’s worth it. This is one of the best budget SLRs on the market. The potential image quality is excellent, and the degree of control you have is stunning. Be warned, though: you will need to put in a lot of post-shoot editing work to produce top images. You may say I am unconventional because I find the D70S delivering better results than the highly acclaimed D50 & D40/D40x. How come ?
Summary: With no higher-resolution sensor available, Nikon has opted to improve the features and functionality of its popular D70 model. Fortunately, until the next generation of 'pro-sumer' DSLR cameras arrives, the new D70s model will make many potential buyers very happy. For starters, for the $1999 price tag you now get a high-quality AF-S Nikkor 18-70mm lens as well as the improved camera body. . .
Summary: Nikon D70s har 6 megapixlar med en CCD-sensor med storleken 23,7x15,5 mm. Kamerahuset är i plast och väger 600 gram. Likt D50 saknar den möjligheten till ISO 100 eller 3200. Annars presterar D70 mycket bra, där bildkvaliteten imponerar med hög upplösning, bra exponering och god färgåtergivning. Kameran ligger skönt i handen och passar både för stora och små händer. Displayen är 2,0 tum stor. D70s startar snabbt och knapparnas placering är bra.