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Nikon D70S 6.1MP Digital SLR Camera Kit with 18-70mm Nikkor Lens

Nikon D70S 6.1MP Digital SLR Camera Kit with 18-70mm Nikkor Lens
Nikon D70S 6.1MP Digital SLR Camera Kit with 18-70mm Nikkor Lens


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Nikon D70S 6.1MP Digital SLR Camera Kit with 18-70mm Nikkor Lens


Nikon D70S 6.1MP Digital SLR Camera Kit with 18-70mm Nikkor Lens

Based on the award-winning image quality, high performance and user-friendliness of the Nikon D70, the D70s offers several refinements that will further enhance your digital SLR experience. For starters the D70s features a 6.1 effective megapixel Nikon DX format CCD that yields 3,008 x 2,000-pixel images that are suitable for making large prints, or for creative cropping to bring out detail. With a power-up time of a mere 0.2 seconds, this SLR is basically ready to shoot when you are. Pictures are processed and recorded extremely quickly, and preview images appear on the LCD monitor almost instantly.Based on the award-winning image quality, high performance and user-friendliness of the Nikon D70, the D70s offers several refinements that will further enhance your digital SLR experience. For starters the D70s features a 6.1 effective megapixel Nikon DX format CCD that yields 3,008 x 2,000-pixel images that are suitable for making large prints, or for creative cropping to bring out detail

  • 6.1-megapixel CCD captures enough detail for photo-quality 14 x 19-inch prints
  • Includes AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-70mm f3.5-4.5G ED-IF lens
  • 2.0-inch LCD display; power-up time of approximately 0.2 seconds
  • RAW and JPEG capture; burst mode allows for capture of three frames per second for up to 144 pictures
  • Stores images on CF cards or Microdrive; powered by EN-EL3a or EN-EL3 rechargeable lithium-ion battery (includes EN-EL3a battery and charger)
  • Stores images on CF cards or Microdrive , powered by EN-EL3a or EN-EL3 rechargeable lithium-ion battery (includes EN-EL3a battery and charger)
  • RAW and JPEG capture , burst mode allows for capture of three frames per second for up to 144 pictures
  • Includes AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-70mm f3.5-4.5G ED-IF lens
  • 6.1-megapixel CCD captures enough detail for photo-quality 14 x 19-inch prints
  • 2.0-inch LCD display , power-up time of approximately 0.2 seconds

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  1. 238 of 249 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    A bit of Advice, August 9, 2005
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    This review is from: Nikon D70S 6.1MP Digital SLR Camera Kit with 18-70mm Nikkor Lens (Electronics)

    The other reviews and the description seem to properly describe this camera. I am writing this review to give you the perspective of someone who started out with film SLR cameras in school, then got a digital 5MP camera and have used that for years and am now finally getting into Digital SLR photography. This is a big step back into the professional circle for me, and I’m anxious to get out to the zoo or to some vacation spot in the mountains to do my professional photography once again. I purchased this camera almost a month ago and my opinion is that it is the best camera ever made under $2,000. This camera has everything you can need.

    I want to warn you, get the full set with the lense. This lense sells for almost $400 and is about the best all around lense you can find. Don’t go for the cheap models. I wrote a list about this camera that may appear on this page for you to look at, but be sure that you get the ML-L3 wireless remote (for $20, how can you go wrong) and a spare battery (2,000 pictures sounds like a lot, and I haven’t needed to recharge in this month that I’ve had the camera, but remember that when you go on a trip you may forget to recharge and you don’t want to get stuck). Also, get a tripod (try the Slik Tripods U9000, I wrote a review of it and I find it to be the best buy around for a light-weight tripod that acts like a much heavier one) and get a carrying case (the jury is still out, I haven’t found one that I like, I want one that will hold two cameras, 4 lenses, a large flash and a bunch of accessories).

    If you aren’t sure if the D70s is worth the money over the D50 or the D70, it is. The improved autofocusing system is much better than the others and the larger LCD is worth all the tea in China! I leave the LCD protector that came with it on and have no problem seeing my pictures, even outside. Although this is a larger camera than the D50, it isn’t much of a difference and you will regret going with the cheaper camera.

    If your budget was lower, save up and buy this camera. I bought a CoolPix 5000 a few years back and always kicked myself for not going with the D100. Now I’ve gone with the best camera on the market and I’m perfectly happy. Plus, I have the satisfaction of knowing that none of my friends can show me a better camera (unless they spent $4,000 or more on a D2X or D2H, and none of my friends can afford to do that)!!!

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  2. 170 of 181 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    s means Superb!!, June 28, 2005
    By 
    Wayne Fogel (The Villages, FL) –
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    This review is from: Nikon D70S 6.1MP Digital SLR Camera Kit with 18-70mm Nikkor Lens (Electronics)

    When Nikon has brought out an `s’ camera, it is virtually a sure thing that this is a camera you want to get your hands on. The D70s is not an exception. With essentially instant-on (.2 seconds), improved built in flash, a larger and brighter lcd screen, and especially the abilitry to take up to 144 exposures at 3 frames per second make this an incredible improvement to the existing D70. Imagine the sports or wildlife exposures you have the chance to get with this capability!

    The D70s is the digital SLR to record daily life and life events. With a 6.1 megapixel resolution limits the size of prints you can make with it to about 11″ by 17″. If this is not a problem for you then this is your digital camera. It has wonderful color resolution and great auto-focus capabilities. When you are ready, it is a fully capable manual camera.

    The D70s comes bundled with the excellent and compact 18-70 Nikkor Lens and one EN-EL3a battery. To get started with the camera I suggest the following in addition:

    * One extra EN-EL3a Lithium-Ion Battery.

    * Two 2GB 80X CompactFlash cards with write acceleration (WA) technology.

    Note: Nikon recommends either the SanDisk SDCFH (Ultra II), SDCFX (Extreme/Extreme III) or Lexar Media 80X WA CompactFlash™ card for best performance.

    * One CF card reader for your computer. Firewire or USB connection depending upon your needs.

    As time and money permit you may want to add the following:

    * A telephoto lens for wildlife and sporting events. The 70-300mm F4-5.6G AF Nikkor is a great value and complements the bundled lens nicely. If money is not an object step up to the 70-300ED or the 70-200 F2.8 with vibration reduction.

    * A good macro lens such as the AF Micro Nikkor 105mm f2.8.

    * Polarizing filters for both the kit lens and the telephoto. Get Nikon filters there is no sense in spending money for Nikkor lenses and then putting junk filters on them.

    * A bag to carry all this stuff.

    This will get you nicely started. Further down the line you may wish to get the following:

    * A speedlight. Either the SB 600 or 800.

    * A tripod and ballhead.

    Be sure to check prices at B&H Photo as well as those shown here. They have a tremendous selection and have long been known and trusted by serious photographers. In addition I would suggest that anyone who buys a D70 join Nikonians. There or literally tens of thousands of people who are more than happy to help you with any question you may have about Nikon Cameras, lenses and other equipment as well as help you with your photography skills. And, bet of all, it’s free! Go to nikonians.org.

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  3. 45 of 45 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Awesome d-SLR, April 15, 2006
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    This review is from: Nikon D70S 6.1MP Digital SLR Camera Kit with 18-70mm Nikkor Lens (Electronics)

    After spending hours reading many reviews, switching back & forth to Canon then Nikon, I finally decided to buy the Nikon D70s.

    Very happy I did.

    What strikes me on this camera is the controls & settings are extremely intuitive. I’m the typical male with big hands, and every button seems to be placed right where I expect them to be. I had the opportunity to play around with a Rebel XT afterwards, and not only did the camera feel very awkward (too small), the quick settings buttons & knob did not feel as “natural” as they do on the D70s …far from it. I would be extremely disappointed today to be an owner of a Rebel XT , and see what a D70 feels like post-purchase.

    Many people are picking a D50 over the D70s to save some money, and truthfully I think people should think twice about it.

    Key missing features on the D50:

    - Grid Lines in the viewfinder.

    - Shortcut button for metering. I change my metering mode alot, would be annoying to do it thru the menu each time.

    - Front dial knob. Might sound insignificant, but after a while you do get used to controlling Aperture & Shutter speed on their respective front or back knob, especially in manual mode.

    - Illuminated top LCD. If you take alot of night photos, you will miss that feature alot. You could use a mini-flashlight held in your mouth, but personally I’d grow tired of relying that each time I have to go out at night.

    - Wireless flash. Probably a gimmick for most, but usefull once you know how to exploit it.

    - Shortcut button for bracketing. Not that usefull if you shoot in Raw, but can be great for JPEG landscape photos that have alot of hightlights and shadows.

    - Compactflash memory card. SD cards on the D50? ouch. Compactflash is the most common media type, and the more affordable when it comes to price/storage. The odds are about 10:1 that in 2-3 years, if you upgrade to a better model than the D50, your new SLR would need Compactflash media. That’s easily a 150-200$ waste right there, if you own something like 2-3 x 2GB memory cards (you will get to a point where you’ll want more than one card).

    All-in-all, I love this camera and I doubt many will be disappointed with theirs. I would suggest you buy a flash unit like the SB-600 as well. It opens up a whole new world of indoors photography , both in terms of photo quality, and shooting speed (with the onboard flash you cannot shoot in bursts).

    P.S. After you’ve purchased a flash unit, start saving money for a zoom lens. The 18-70mm kit lens is nice, but the zoom limit of 70mm will be become very apparent not long after you’ve purchased your camera. Take a loot at the new 18-200 VR ;)

    P.S.2. There is something I dislike alot on the camera , and it’s the fact it doesn’t support high-speed USB 2.0. Yuck, I lost patience with the slow speed after a day only (transferring 2 gigs worth of photos does take quite a while), so I bought a compaqflash reader. Only 20$, but the camera should have been up to that standard, considering it’s a recent model.

    Enjoy

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