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Nikon D70s

alaTest has collected and analyzed 627 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. People really like the image quality and portability. The price and usability are also mentioned favorably. The control panel and storage get critical opinions, and there are some mixed views about the low light performance and software.

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 ( review summary for Nikon D70s


alaTest has collected and analyzed 34 user reviews of Nikon D70s from 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 People really like the lens and price. The portability and performance are also appreciated. There are some mixed comments about the size, while many are less positive about the storage and software.

usability, performance, portability, price, lens

focus, viewfinder, software, storage

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

Sep, 2020

Consumer review ( review summary for Nikon D70s


alaTest has collected and analyzed 122 user reviews of Nikon D70s from 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 People are impressed by the lens and portability. The price and usability also get good feedback. Many are critical about the video and shutter.

performance, usability, price, portability, lens

shutter, video

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

Sep, 2020

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

Expert review by : Steve's Digicams (

Nikon D70s SLR


Physical Views Compare the Nikon D70s and Nikon D70 Compare the Nikon D70 and Canon Digital Rebel XT Go to Page Two Nikon D70s Specifications Type of Camera Single-lens reflex, interchangeable lens digital camera Compatible Lenses 1) DX Nikkor: All...

Jun, 2005

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Nikon D70s Review


The Nikon D70s is an updated version of the extremely popular D70 digital SLR camera. The 6 megapixel D70s offers a number of improvements when compared to its predecessor. The autofocus system has been refined, there is a larger 2 inch LCD monitor,...

The Nikon D70s is as good an excuse as any to dip your toe in the water and join the DSLR revolution. It provides almost everything that most photographers will ever need in a camera (digital or otherwise), whilst delivering fantastic ease of use and...

Aug, 2005

Expert review by (

Nikon D70S Digital Camera Review: Intro and Highlights


The new Nikon D70S is the latest in a long line of impressive photographic tools from one of the leaders of the photo industry. Long an established leader in the film world, Nikon is a name that is immediately associated with professional and quality...

Very good resolution and sharpness, "Kit" lens is of higher than average quality, Good color balance, Excellent noise levels at high ISO, ISO 1600 shots are usable at surprisingly large print sizes, In-camera sharpening produces almost no artifacts,...

A tendency to underexpose by about 0.3 EV., Contrast adjustment has limited range in low-contrast direction, Auto and incandescent white balance settings still have trouble with household incandescent lighting, No Kelvin white balance option, Zoomed...

Jun, 2005

Expert review by : Photocrati Staff (

Nikon D70s Review Round-Up


Nikon's D70s is a refinement of one of the most successful amateur dSLR's ever produced. While its resolution falls 2-megapixels short of Canon's industry-leading Digital Rebel XT, the D70s offers very good shooting performance and excellent image...

Mar, 2009

Expert review by : Jeff Keller (

Nikon D70s


The original D70 was one of my favorite D-SLRs from last year. How does this latest revision perform? Find out in our review

Excellent photo quality ; Very well built, feels solid in your hands ; Full manual controls ; Robust performance; impressive continuous shooting mode when a fast memory card is used; fast AF system ; All the expandability you'd expect from a D-SLR ;...

Images aren't overly sharp at default settings (normal for D-SLRs) ; Moiré can be a problem ; No USB 2.0 High Speed support ; Included software doesn't allow for RAW image manipulation; that and remote camera control require $100 Nikon Capture...

Ultimately it comes down to what's important to you. Decide what matters most, try the cameras in person, and then pick the one that fits your needs! You really can't go wrong with any D-SLR on the market.

Apr, 2008

Expert review by : Loren Crannell (

Nikon D70s


As a kid I had dreams of owning a Nikon, and that wish endured for more than 25 years. When I finally got one, I fell in love with the Nikon system and body style. If it had remained a film-only world, I would still be using Nikon cameras and lenses....

Two-button on-camera flash memory card formatting, White balance fine-tuning, Ultra fast flash sync, Viewfinder with grid, Dust elimination in software, Noise acceptable at any ISO, Mirror lockup, Nikon's consistent, system-wide 1.5x digital crop...

Lowest ISO is 200, Small viewfinder, AC adapter not included, NikonCapture software not included

For the price, the Nikon D70s is hard to beat. Nikon built a camera that helps the photographer create great images and reduces the likelihood of a bad image. I believe that Nikon decided to use ISO 200 as the lowest setting to make it easier for...

Jan, 2006

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