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.
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.
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.
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...
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.