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Nikon D70s

alaTest has collected and analyzed 642 reviews of Nikon D70s. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Comments about the image quality and portability are overall positive. The price and usability are also appreciated. There are some negative opinions about the control panel and storage. There are some mixed comments about the image stabilizer and low light performance.

performance, usability, price, portability, image quality

shutter, viewfinder, storage, control panel

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Nikon D70s is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Nikon D70s

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 34 user reviews of Nikon D70s from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the lens and price. The portability and performance are also appreciated, whereas many are less positive about the storage and software. There are some mixed opinions about the size.

usability, performance, portability, price, lens

focus, viewfinder, software, storage

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Nikon D70s

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 122 user reviews of Nikon D70s from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Opinions about the lens and portability are on the whole positive. The price and usability are also appreciated, whereas there are some negative opinions about the video and shutter.

performance, usability, price, portability, lens

shutter, video

89% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2019

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Stuff magazine

 

This Nikon is a prince among DSLRs

A decent upgrade to an already accomplished DLR

Sep, 2006

Expert review by : Joanne Carter (digitalartsonline.co.uk)

D50 & D70s digital SLRs

 

Nikon's latest brace of digital SLRs lower the entry-price into the professional camera market still further. Both will challenge the wave of high-end, closed-system prosumer models, such as Sony's Cyber-Shot DSC-F828 and Nikon's own Coolpix 8800.

D50: Compact body with responsive AF, 1/500 flash sync and bags of auto and manual control. Impressive buffer and file handling allow extended burst depth ; D70s: Super durable body with ultra-fast handling, plus there's low-noise and great colour from...

D50: Some handling quirks due to a single-command dial to the rear. Kit lens not a patch on the 18-70mm supplied with the D70s. Still only six-megapixel resolution ; D70s: cons Pricey for a six-megapixel digital SLR, but the kit lens is by far the best...

Surprisingly, we found both cameras tended to underexpose slightly, but the D70s did so on far fewer occasions. Naturally, both models offer two sRGB colour spaces, Adobe RGB, and Nikon's compressed NEF RAW file option, with the choice to capture a...

Aug, 2005

Expert review by : Neil Paton (thinkcamera.com)

Review: Nikon D70s

 

The Nikon D70s may be an older camera now, especially with Nikon's big announcement looming (rumoured to be its replacement), but the D70s is still worth a look...

Exceptional feature list, program modes which really work, solid build

Very little to complain about, perhaps a slightly small viewfinder

This camera meets the needs of many. The digital vari-programs will suit those who still prefer a method of photography closer to point and shoot; on top of which, if you don't want to get your hands dirty with exposure, there's always Program mode....

Expert review by (dcmag.co.uk)

Nikon D70s Kit

 

Youll need to spend some time with your head in the manual, but its 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...

Expert review by : What Digital Camera Magazine (whatdigitalcamera.com)

Review of the Nikon D70s - Digital SLR Reviews

 

So what's the big deal with the D70s? Actually there are only a few changes from the original.

Expert review by : Good Gear Guide.au (goodgearguide.com.au)

Expert Review

 

The small, lightweight Nikon D70s offers conveniences you won't find on many other models, though its image quality lags behind many other SLRs.

Small and lightweight, fast startup and autofocus times, superb colours in manual mode

Controls can be awkward, settings cannot be saved, poor image sharpness

Aug, 2006

Expert review by : Richard Baguley (pcworld.com)

Nikon D70S Camera

 

Compared to some other digital SLRs--such as the bulky Fujifilm Finepix S2 Pro or the heavy Konica Minolta Maxxum 7D--the Nikon D70s feels small and lightweight. The D70s fits comfortably in the hand, measuring just 5.5 by 4.4 by 3.1 inches, and weighs...

Small and lightweight

Image quality could be better

At $1299 for the kit we reviewed, the D70s costs a few hundred dollars more than some other SLRs we've tested. But it is a good value for the money if you don't own any lenses: the 18-70mm Nikkor lens that comes with the kit is excellent. But if you...

Aug, 2005

Expert review by : Richard Baguley (pcworld.com)

Nikon D70s SLR Digital Camera Kit w/ 18-70mm Lens (6.1MP, 3008x2000, 4x Opt)

 

Small and lightweight ; Fast power up ; Great value, fine optical performance, great light meter, good auto focus performance

Image quality could be better ; Not compatible with older, manual focus Nikon lenses ; Noisy low-light performance

Small and lightweight, the D70s offers conveniences that other models don't have, but its image quality lags a bit.

Aug, 2005

Expert review by : David D. Busch (cnet.com)

Nikon D70s review

 

Nikon D70s

Versatile drive mode; excellent dynamic range, noise levels, and color rendition; full feature set with lots of customization options; responsive operation; solid battery life.

No preshot mirror lockup; only one set of custom parameters; raw-file editing/control software costs extra.

Small improvements fine-tune one of the best digital SLRs in the sub-$1,000 class.

Jun, 2005

Expert review by : Terry Sullivan (pcmag.com)

Nikon D70S

 

Megapixels: 6.1, Media Format: CompactFlash, Maximum Resolution: 3008 x 2000 pixels, Type: D-SLR

Slightly larger LCD than the D70. Excellent flash coverage. Good menu structure.

Expensive.

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.

Jun, 2005

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