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Nikon D7000 vs Nikon D70s

Portability
59
Imaging
56
Features
76
Overall
64
Nikon D7000 front
 
Nikon D70s front
Portability
61
Imaging
44
Features
39
Overall
42

Nikon D7000 vs Nikon D70s Key Specs

Nikon D7000
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 6400 (Increase to 25600)
  • 1/8000s Max Shutter
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • Nikon F Mount
  • 780g - 132 x 105 x 77mm
  • Released November 2010
  • Succeeded the Nikon D90
  • Successor is Nikon D7100
Nikon D70s
(Full Review)
  • 6MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 2" Fixed Display
  • ISO 200 - 1600
  • 1/8000s Maximum Shutter
  • No Video
  • Nikon F Mount
  • 679g - 140 x 111 x 78mm
  • Introduced April 2005
  • Previous Model is Nikon D70
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Nikon D7000 vs Nikon D70s Overview

In this write-up, we are reviewing the Nikon D7000 and Nikon D70s, both Advanced DSLR digital cameras and both of them are produced by Nikon. There is a large difference between the resolutions of the D7000 (16MP) and D70s (6MP) but they enjoy the same exact sensor size (APS-C).

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The D7000 was announced 5 years after the D70s which is quite a serious difference as far as tech is concerned. Both of the cameras offer the identical body type (Mid-size SLR).

Before going through a complete comparison, below is a brief introduction of how the D7000 scores vs the D70s in regards to portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Nikon D7000 over the Nikon D70s

 D7000 D70s 
IntroducedNovember 2010April 2005Newer by 69 months
Display sizing3"2"Larger display (+1")
Display resolution921k130kClearer display (+791k dot)

Reasons to pick Nikon D70s over the Nikon D7000

 D70s D7000 

Common features in the Nikon D7000 and Nikon D70s

 D7000 D70s 
Focus manually More precise focus
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Selfie screen Lack of selfie screen
Touch display Lack of Touch display

Nikon D7000 vs Nikon D70s Physical Comparison

If you are looking to travel with your camera frequently, you'll have to take into account its weight and dimensions. The Nikon D7000 offers physical dimensions of 132mm x 105mm x 77mm (5.2" x 4.1" x 3.0") having a weight of 780 grams (1.72 lbs) whilst the Nikon D70s has dimensions of 140mm x 111mm x 78mm (5.5" x 4.4" x 3.1") with a weight of 679 grams (1.50 lbs).

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Take into consideration, the weight of an ILC will change dependant on the lens you have attached at that time. Here is the front view measurements comparison of the D7000 and the D70s.

Nikon D7000 vs Nikon D70s size comparison

Taking into account size and weight, the portability grade of the D7000 and D70s is 59 and 61 respectively.

Nikon D7000 vs Nikon D70s top view buttons comparison

Nikon D7000 vs Nikon D70s Sensor Comparison

In many cases, it's hard to picture the difference between sensor dimensions just by checking technical specs. The picture underneath might give you a stronger sense of the sensor dimensions in the D7000 and D70s.

As you have seen, both of the cameras offer the same exact sensor sizing but different resolution. You can expect to see the Nikon D7000 to give extra detail with its extra 10MP. Greater resolution can also enable you to crop pics a little more aggressively. The fresher D7000 provides an edge in sensor innovation.

Nikon D7000 vs Nikon D70s sensor size comparison

Nikon D7000 vs Nikon D70s Screen and ViewFinder

Nikon D7000 vs Nikon D70s Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Nikon D7000 as a Portrait photography camera
Nikon D70s as a Portrait photography camera
73
has manual focus
megapixel count good (16 megapixels)
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
includes face detection focusing
supports RAW files
53
you can focus manually
flash sync speed is above average (1/500s)
good sensor size (APS-C)
exports RAW formats
no liveview feature
low megapixels (6 megapixels)
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Street Comparison

Street photography with Nikon D7000
Street photography with Nikon D70s
58
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
supports RAW files
weather sealing
fixed screen
no image stabilization
53
good sensor size (APS-C)
exports RAW formats
screen is fixed
no image stabilization
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Sports Comparison

Nikon D7000 as a Sports photography camera
Nikon D70s as a Sports photography camera
66
maximum shutter speed is high (1/8,000 seconds)
megapixel count good (16MP)
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
includes tracking autofocus
weather sealing
good battery pack (1,050 shots)
comes with phase detect AF
very slow continuous shooting (6.0 frames per second)
no image stabilization
43
maximum shutter speed is high (1/8,000 seconds)
good sensor size (APS-C)
sensor has phase detect AF
no liveview feature
very slow continuous shooting (3.0 frames/s)
no image stabilization
low megapixels (6MP)
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Travel Comparison

Travel photography with Nikon D7000
Travel photography with Nikon D70s
66
good battery pack (1,050 CIPA)
weather sealing
megapixel count good (16 megapixels)
has built in flash
does not contain selfie friendly display
43
has built in flash
does not have Time Lapse recording
low megapixels (6MP)
display is not selfie friendly
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Landscape Comparison

Nikon D7000 as a Landscape photography camera
Nikon D70s as a Landscape photography camera
73
has manual focus
interchangeable lenses (Nikon F mount)
good sized screen (3")
megapixel count good (16MP)
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
supports RAW files
weather sealing
good battery pack (1,050 CIPA)
has double storage slots
no image stabilization
45
you can focus manually
interchangeable lenses (Nikon F mount)
good sensor size (APS-C)
exports RAW formats
screen is small (2 inches)
no liveview feature
no image stabilization
low megapixels (6 megapixels)
does not have Time Lapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Nikon D7000 Vlogging factors
Nikon D70s Vlogging factors
29
includes face detection focusing
high res video (1920 x 1080 pixels)
does have external microphone port
does not contain selfie friendly display
no image stabilization
9
no video shooting
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Nikon D7000 vs Nikon D70s Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Nikon D7000 and Nikon D70s
 Nikon D7000Nikon D70s
General Information
Brand Name Nikon Nikon
Model type Nikon D7000 Nikon D70s
Category Advanced DSLR Advanced DSLR
Released 2010-11-30 2005-04-20
Body design Mid-size SLR Mid-size SLR
Sensor Information
Processor Chip Expeed 2 -
Sensor type CMOS CCD
Sensor size APS-C APS-C
Sensor dimensions 23.6 x 15.7mm 23.7 x 15.5mm
Sensor area 370.5mm² 367.4mm²
Sensor resolution 16 megapixels 6 megapixels
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 3:2 3:2
Highest resolution 4928 x 3264 3008 x 2000
Highest native ISO 6400 1600
Highest boosted ISO 25600 -
Minimum native ISO 100 200
RAW images
Autofocusing
Focus manually
AF touch
Continuous AF
Single AF
AF tracking
Selective AF
AF center weighted
AF multi area
AF live view
Face detect focusing
Contract detect focusing
Phase detect focusing
Total focus points 39 -
Cross type focus points 9 -
Lens
Lens mount type Nikon F Nikon F
Total lenses 309 309
Focal length multiplier 1.5 1.5
Screen
Range of display Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display sizing 3 inch 2 inch
Resolution of display 921 thousand dot 130 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch function
Display technology TFT LCD monitor -
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Optical (pentaprism) Optical (pentaprism)
Viewfinder coverage 100% 95%
Viewfinder magnification 0.64x 0.5x
Features
Lowest shutter speed 30 secs 30 secs
Highest shutter speed 1/8000 secs 1/8000 secs
Continuous shooting speed 6.0fps 3.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Change WB
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash distance 12.00 m (at ISO 100) 11.00 m
Flash settings Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow sync, Rear curtain Auto, On, Off, Front curtain, Rear curtain, Red-Eye, Slow Sync
Hot shoe
Auto exposure bracketing
White balance bracketing
Highest flash sync 1/250 secs 1/500 secs
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (24 fps), 1280 x 720 (24, 25, 30 fps), 640 x 424 (24 fps) -
Highest video resolution 1920x1080 None
Video format MPEG-4, H.264 -
Mic input
Headphone input
Connectivity
Wireless Eye-Fi Connected None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 1.0 (1.5 Mbit/sec)
GPS Optional None
Physical
Environmental seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 780 grams (1.72 lb) 679 grams (1.50 lb)
Dimensions 132 x 105 x 77mm (5.2" x 4.1" x 3.0") 140 x 111 x 78mm (5.5" x 4.4" x 3.1")
DXO scores
DXO All around rating 80 50
DXO Color Depth rating 23.5 20.4
DXO Dynamic range rating 13.9 10.3
DXO Low light rating 1167 529
Other
Battery life 1050 pictures -
Type of battery Battery Pack -
Battery ID EN-EL15 EN-EL3a
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 seconds) Yes (2 to 20 sec)
Time lapse feature
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC Compact Flash (Type I or II)
Storage slots 2 Single
Retail price $1,049 $700