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Nikon D70s

alaTest has collected and analyzed 627 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the image quality and portability. The price and usability also get good feedback. There are some mixed reviews about the low light performance and software, and the control panel and storage get negative opinions.

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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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Stuff magazine


This Nikon is a prince among DSLRs

A decent upgrade to an already accomplished DLR

Sep, 2006

Expert review by : Joanne Carter (

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 (

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....

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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 (

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 (

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 (

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 (

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 (

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 (

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.


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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