Summary: Wanted to see if my wife would be interested in going digital, She always took 35mm pictures with a film camera and since both film and developement was getting tougher to find I decided to purchase this camera.
Summary: Camera and lens arrived in well protected packaging. Equipment performance was as if they were bought new. No scratches on the lens, no scuff marks or other problems with camera body. Hardware and software worked as described in manual. Two memory cards, rechargeable battery, camera strap, camera and lens cap all provided with camera plus lens deal. Great value for money and saved 100's dollars if bought new. I would not hesitate to purchase from this seller again.
Summary: The D70 is a great DSLR camera for pros and joes alike. It's one of Nikon's most versatile early digital cameras. I plays well with most of the cutting edge accessory equipment (lenses, flashes, etc.) that's coming out, as well as much of the older Nikon equipment that has been around for years.
Summary: Wonderful camera with an Achilles heel. The compact flash system can outspeed the SD cards but the SD cards are so much more reliable. There are error codes shown which disables the camera, primarily CHR and -E-. All are fixable if you know the tricks. Google 'D70 error codes' for the fixes. Have bought several for less than $100 supposedly for parts only, broken and got them to work fine. Also got a D50 supposedly broken that just had a busted lens. Works fine.
Summary: The D70 remains a good buy for its features, especially if you can find a reasonably priced body that has a lower number of shutter actuations. I bought one to have a body that could autofocus a few non AF-S Nikon lenses I had acquired. It has produced very good images and I have been using it more than my D40. The only draw backs for me have been the smallish LCD & that camera settings can't be reviewed on the rear LCD.
Summary: I owned the D40 for a little over two years before purchasing a used D70s in June 2009. On the internet I found there was little information comparing these two cameras and those that did all recommended the D40 over the D70 because of the larger screen and better jpeg quality straight out of camera. From my experience, the D40 is also noticably better at high ISOs and the auto white balance is a bit warmer.
Summary: I'm a serious amateur who has used the D70s for nearly three years for paid gigs and personal use. Focusing and frame rate are fast enough for nearly every event I've ever been to. Photojournalists will be pleased, but sport shooters may want to look for another option. don't let the lower MP count scare you away from this little gem; prints enlarge just fine up to 11X14 (I don't usually print larger than that). Battery life on the D70s leaves nothing to be wanted.
Summary: I got this camera as a kit purchased off the Internet from an online merchant (not Amazon) in 2004. It dodn't come with the same equipment as this one, but it did include the camera body, 2 lenses, cleaning kit, sunshade, 3 filters, a macro lens, a charger and 2 extra batteries, a mini and compact tripod, a soft case and hard travel case.
Great quality Digital SLR, but probably better out there now.
Nate Patrick, Amazon
5 January 2008
Summary: I got this camera a year or two ago, and it has been great for me. I use it once in a while to do some event and wedding photos on the side with my Video Production business - and it does just fine for the limited pictures I need to take for the events. The build and quality of the body itself is great, feels good in my hands and is fairly intelligent to use if you are used to SLR cameras.