Old Horse , still a great Camera in 2013, its Nikon you wont go wrong.
4 March 2013
Summary: This is in 2013 so camera is considered outdated , It is still a Great camera , my previous Nikon was a F2 Photomic with MD-2 , I am from the old school, Manual SLR group. the weigth almost like my old F2, noise level about the same as far as mirror flop, which i like, D70s more comfortable feel. comparing , the speed , could be faster on FPS since I am use to 5 FPS , but 3 is ok.
An affordable and excellent DSLR for beginners and other creative person
3 January 2013
Summary: Since the price of DSLR became affordable, I was debating for a long time whether I should purchase a new mirror-less SLR or an old-fashioned DSLR. I did not have any DSLR lens to speak of, so, I needed to start from scratch. In the end, I purchased Olympus Pen E-PL3, because of its small size and features. (I have been a huge fan of a tilting screen) My E-PL3 takes very good pictures, and it's very light indeed.
Summary: Great camera. Get a good lense and this camera will amaze you. Not real large, easy to use and you can download instruction manuals from Nikon for more complex ways this camera is capable of performing. Or you can point and shoot in that style too for people not familiar with photography digital or not. Great seller and great price. Snatch these up. Newer models use too many megapixels and do not always mean a better camera nor as economical.
Summary: I /love/ this camera. The pictures are amazingly crisp and quickly taken, it's not too heavy, and the price was amazing for the amount of extras it came with. My only complaint is that the listing stated it was a D70s, and the one that came in the mail was a D70. Still a great camera though!
Summary: I dabbled in infrared photography years ago with my 35mm cameras, but was frustrated by several factors including the time to get film back from the processors and the varied results. I have owned a Nikon D70 since the year they were introduced (2004 I think), and have read various reviews regarding its suitability for infrared photography. So, I bought several IR filters and obtained reasonable results even with the long exposure times required.
Summary: It's hard to know where to start because there are so many positive attibutes to this camera. I bought two new D70's over 8 years ago and entered the digital age when it bacame clear that I needed to provide images to my across the country publisher by deadline following auto racing events I was covering on the west coast. My three F3's had done a fine job but digital had proven itself by then and it was time to make a change.
Summary: Great, durable construction, unique high-speed flash synch, off camera flash, long-life battery. Auto white balance is usually better than custom levels, even including flash. Seems to fit the mold of lots of other cameras, DSLR and others in this regard. Consistent slight underexposure for highlight preservation, quick shooting and storage of RAW. Full manual control and DOP. Stick on any f mount lens you can find.
Summary: The Nikon D70 is a great camera for the money. I have been very please with the one I purchased on ebay. I needed a camera to capture action shots and work well in low light situations. The D70 works well in these sisuations where a point and shoot dgital will not. The D70 is far superior to an older Cannon DSLR that I previously owned. The D70 is a little heavy, but that comes with the camera. The only thing I miss is the live monitor/screen.
Summary: My main camera is a Nikon d90. I got the d70 converted to shoot IR only photographs. The interface is practically the same as the more advanced d90. The seller did a perfect conversion to IR, perfect focus for the lens specified and a white balance beyond what I could do myself. Even though the camera only has 6.1mp, the image quality is so good, it doesn't matter and using a blow-up photoshop plug-in you can still make the images as big as you want.
Summary: FOR THE MONEY. the Nikon D70 (or its later model D70S) is the best Nikon digital ever built. Yes, you can get more bells and whistles with some more expensive models such as the D300 which I presently use, but only one other Nikon camera has one feature that the D70 has - 1/500 second flash synchronization. Just the cheaper D40 (& D40X) has this feature. My D300 has 1/250 for example. Even the professional D3X is just half the speed as the D70 sync.