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Nikon D70 Digital Camera

£1,176.76
£544.00 £632.76 cheaper than 47 days ago
SLR 6.1MP Feb 2016
Camera Type Megapixel Release Date
Expert reviews are good
Good product quality
Good quality pictures
42 Reviews
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Reviews

Expert Reviews Are Good

Seven experts from sites including CNET.com, PC Mag, Good Gear Guide.com.au and itavisen.no have rated this Nikon digital camera on average 84 out of 100.

Excellent User Reviews

People who bought this camera rated this camera as brilliant on average. Over 83% of reviewers gave this camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

Nikon Has Good Digital Camera Reviews

Based on 25,424 expert and owner reviews (including 514 verified purchases), Nikon has good ratings for its digital cameras. Nikon also has good ratings specifically for its low megapixel digital cameras compared to other manufacturers. 99% of those that bought a Nikon digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Six people mentioned in their reviews that the Nikon D70 was heavy and bulky. Nozza said in their review of this digital camera on expert website Amazon “Despite its magnesium alloy casing this is a heavy, well balanced camera that is easy to keep steady”. Book Lover scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars and mentioned in their review of this digital camera “It is much heavier”. They also wrote “The only problem is that it is a little heavy and my neck aches after carrying it around all day” in their review.

Five people mentioned in their reviews that the product was a good body shape. Nozza wrote on expert review site Amazon five years ago “The rubberised coating on the body makes it easy to hold” in their review of this digital camera. Six years ago T. Shah scored the product a maximum of 5 stars and said in their review of this digital camera “Nikon D7000 Body, Amazing!”. Cmaster wrote five years ago “This is nikons current best in class dx body when it comes to buying cameras”.

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Good Quality Pictures

Twenty-three customers said that the product was able to produce good images. Nine years ago expert review site Photo.net mentioned in their review of this digital camera “In 1999 I promised myself I would switch to digital photography once a reasonable 4 Megapixel camera was available”. T. Shah said “The dynamic range in an image is huge, that leaves the photographer alot of scope for editing” in their review of this digital camera. They also wrote “Image quality wise” in their review.

Three people who reviewed the product thought it had a good picture resolution. Expert review site Cnet.com wrote “Digital camera, 6,100,000 pixels, LCD display - TFT active matrix - 1.8 in - Color” in their review of this digital camera and gave it a score of 4 stars out of 5. Mr Baz mentioned “The metering is also easily fooled in backlit shooting scenarios so you can struggle with some underexposure too” but in spite of that he only scored it 2 stars out of 5.

Three customers said in their reviews that the product had a good ISO range. Simonb gave the product a score of 5 stars out of 5 and said in their review of this digital camera “At high ISO) are all massively better than the d200”. Six years ago Chris M. Dooks scored it 4 stars out of 5 and he mentioned in his review of this digital camera on expert website Amazon “The GoodEverything just about; for a CMOS-sized sensor it's got a really wide latitude and it is AMAZING at high ISOs, (I took a day's images by mistake at 1250 iso”.

Three owners wrote in their reviews that it had a good image sensor. Mr Baz he wrote “Excellent 16mp CMOS sensor well resepcted and good at high ISOGood jpeg engine with ability to turn down noise reduction”. Four years ago David Thomas he said on expert website Amazon “Only additional niggle is that Nikon should have taken the excellent 16mp Sensor and upgrade the D300s (about year after D7000) with additional enhancements such as body”.

Two people said in their reviews that it was good in low light. Cmaster said on expert review site Amazon “I aslo got a 50mm 1.8D and a sb-700 speedlite with this camera and it is the ultimate low light combonation for any dark rooms not matter how big”. Mohan Kumar wrote “The initial results of the camera are just amazing, high quality images in low light and normal light” in their review of this digital camera.

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Good Quality Lens

Seven customers mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera had a good lens. Nozza said “On this the body's motor focuses the lens incredibly quickly” and scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars. They also mentioned “The speed of taking multiple shots is impressive - up to five shots a second and the speed of focusing the 18-105 lens is impressive” in their review. Wolfphotos said on expert review site Amazon four years ago “The kit lens does a very reasonable job of the few I do take”.

Six customers who reviewed it concluded that it had a good autofocus. Wolfphotos mentioned in their Nikon D70 review on expert website Amazon four years ago “The image quality is excellent and the auto-focus is quick”. Benjo1985 gave it a rating of 5 stars out of 5 and said on expert review site Amazon “The d7000 has a fantastic autofocus system” in their review of this digital camera. Gmiester mentioned “The focus is fast and sharp” and scored this digital camera a maximum of 5 stars.

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Good Video Capture

Six owners mentioned in their reviews that the Nikon D70 was good for video recording. Six years ago Snakecharmer101 wrote on expert website Amazon “And very competent in video” and rated this digital camera 5 stars out of 5. They also mentioned “It would be wise to invest on good mics Rode Video Mic Pro or the cheaper Nikon ME-1 if you are really into making videos” in their review, and also wrote “The camera also does full HD video 1920x1080 at 24fps”.


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Reasonably Priced

Nine customers reckoned that the product was good value for money. Expert website Neocamera.com wrote “The D70 represents Nikons entry into the affordable DSLR market” in their review of this digital camera. Vivien W. mentioned on expert review site Amazon “Got it at a great price because it wasn't the latest model” in her review of this digital camera and scored the product a maximum of 5 stars. David Thomas he wrote on expert website Amazon “Excellent camera and good value for the money” in his review of this digital camera.

Pricey

Digital cameras of this age and spec range in price from £24 to £1,869. We think that this Nikon digital camera looks expensive compared to other digital cameras of this age and spec.


Audio

Acceptable Noise Level

Four owners who bought the product considered that it was quiet. Cmaster wrote in their review of this digital camera on expert website Amazon “The quiet mode is aslo great for takiing photos in assembalys without drawing to much attention to your self”. Five years ago Mr Baz said in his review of this digital camera “Good even at high ISO levelsQuiet shutter, very quiet in Q modeVirtual horizon” but despite that he gave it a score of 2 stars out of 5. Liam wrote on expert review site Amazon “The 39 point focus points are sharp as a razor and the shutter suprisingly quiet”.


Design

Good Product Quality

Eleven people who reviewed it said that it was good quality. Five years ago Nozza wrote on expert review site Amazon “Picture quality is brilliant” in their review of this digital camera. Rugby Mad mentioned “Manual is easy to follow and the picture quality is superb” in their Nikon D70 review. Nozza also wrote “The 18-105 lens has a firm zoom that oozes quality to the touch” in their review.

Robust

Six owners agreed that the product was well made. William scored the product 5 stars out of 5 and he mentioned in his review of this digital camera “What can I say about this camera just is brilliant easy-to-use well built gives you all the functions of”. Wolfphotos wrote in their review of this digital camera on expert review site Amazon “I love Nikon gear and this is a well built camera with a lot of useful features”. Mr Baz mentioned five years ago “150k rated shutter with a top speed of 1/8000sPartial mag alloy build it feels well built and very satisfactory in the handLots of on body controls”.

Three owners agreed that it was strong and durable. Expert website Shutterbug.com said in their review of this digital camera “The D100 is more rugged thanks to a metal (vs”. Expert review site Neocamera.com wrote in their review of this digital camera eleven years ago “The D70 does not disappoint in that area with a sturdy Nikon camera body, support for Nikon F-mount lenses, complete photographic control” . Snakecharmer101 rated the product 5 stars out of 5 and said “It is slightly more robust”.

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Nice Design

Four people who purchased the Nikon D70 considered that it was good looking. Nozza wrote in their review of this digital camera on expert website Amazon “Colours are beautifully rendered, landscapes look engaging”. Snakecharmer101 mentioned “Shot a song played by street performer with the 35mm 1.8 at full HD and it turned out really nice and has that cinematic look, audio is pretty good.”. Four years ago Benjo1985 said on expert review site Amazon “It's also 6 fps which is pretty damn good.3”.

Two customers who purchased the product agreed that it was ergonomic. Snakecharmer101 said in their review of this digital camera “Ergonomically its great and buttons are rightly placed” and scored it a maximum of 5 stars. Lemonypea wrote in their review of this digital camera “Ergonomically everything is so well placed, all key settings can be changed very quickly without removing your eye from the viewfinder” .

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Easy to Use

Five customers who reviewed it wrote that it was easy to use. Four years ago Benjo1985 wrote “I've changed for ease of use and access to older lenses, not to improve picture quality” in their review of the Nikon D70 and gave the product the highest possible rating of 5 stars out of 5. Mark gave it the highest possible rating of 5 stars out of 5 and he mentioned in his review of this digital camera “I am off to Monument Valley and Yosemite in August, by which time I should know how to use it properly”. Mr Baz said in his review of this digital camera on expert website Amazon “In practical use no camera metering is perfect” but despite that he only scored the product 2 stars out of 5.

Three customers who reviewed it considered that it was easy to use the menus. Benjo1985 mentioned “This means you can pre-set your camera and it will save the settings” . They also said “There are two user settings as well as M, P” in their review, and also mentioned “If you're looking to upgrade as you've reached the limits of the d3100 and want to be able to change settings quickly then it's worth the money”.

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Features

Good Technical Features

Four people who reviewed the product reckoned that it had good features. Expert review site Cnet.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “Noise profiles; terrific continuous-shooting performance; feature set accommodates a variety of users”. Tatsu scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars and said “This package features a decent kit lens that will get people new to DSLRs on their way” in their review of this digital camera. Mohan Kumar gave this digital camera a score of 5 stars out of 5 and wrote in their review of this digital camera on expert review site Amazon “The camera is full of features and functions that I am sure will take some time to understand.”.


Other

Released Over a Year Ago

It was February 2016 when Nikon released the D70.


Picture Quality

6.1 Megapixels Megapixel

This is a 6.1 megapixels camera.

Alternative 6.1MP digital cameras currently available that you might want to look at include cheaper cameras such as the Nikon D70s (£499.99).

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00000001623616, 00000001624296, 00000001624676

Nikon D70 Review Sources

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