- 6MP - APS-C Sensor
- 1.8" Fixed Screen
- ISO 200 - 1600
- 1/8000s Maximum Shutter
- No Video
- Nikon F Mount
- 679g - 140 x 111 x 78mm
- Released April 2004
- Newer Model is Nikon D80
- Read full specs
- Size Comparison
Nikon D70 summary
Nikon D70 is Nikon's Advanced DSLR digital camera originally released on April of 2004. It includes a 6 MegaPixel, CCD APS-C sized sensor and has a max resolution of 3008 x 2000.
Nikon introduced the fresher Nikon D80 (Read Full Comparison) in an effort to update this model.
The D70 ranks at #76 out of 92 in Advanced DSLR cameras & over-all #651 out of 1459 for digital cameras in our list. You should try out our Advanced camera finder to find camera ratings based on your customized criteria.
The following is a graph of different factors used in the rating system.
Nikon D70 history
The Nikon D70 is part of a family of digital cameras. You can see the detailed range below.
D70 vs D750021MPAPS-C8.0 fps2017
D70 vs D50021MPAPS-C10.0 fps2016
D70 vs D720024MPAPS-C6.0 fps2015
D70 vs D710024MPAPS-C6.0 fps2013
D70 vs D700016MPAPS-C6.0 fps2010
D70 vs D300S12MPAPS-C7.0 fps2009
D70 vs D9012MPAPS-C4.5 fps2008
D70 vs D30012MPAPS-C6.0 fps2008
D70 vs D8010MPAPS-C3.0 fps2006
D70 vs D20010MPAPS-C5.0 fps2006
D70 vs D506MPAPS-C3.0 fps2005
D70 vs D70s6MPAPS-C3.0 fps2005
D70 vs D1006MPAPS-C3.0 fps2002
Nikon D70 Gallery
You can check the D70 from several angles in the gallery underneath.
Nikon D70 Pros and Cons
Below is a checklist of benefits and drawbacks of the Nikon D70 based on features that are generally considered important in a digital camera.
Nikon D70 Sensor info
The specification of the sensor in the Nikon D70 is 23.7mm x 15.5mm (APS-C). The 367 mm² sensor is able to capture 3008 x 2000 pixels and aspect ratios of 3:2.400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100
The CCD sensor has 6 megapixels and features a standard ISO range of 200 - 1600. RAW photos are saved so the user has wider room to maneuver in post.
The graphic below illustrates the D70's sensor dimensions in comparison to other popular sizes. The D70 sensor has a crop factor of 1.5 and is displayed in green.Handle those 8K RED files like a boss
To get a sense of specific aspect ratios, you can refer to the graphic below.
Nikon D70 dimensions
Nikon D70 weighs 1.50 pounds (679 grams or 23.95 ounces) & has outer measurements of 140mm x 111mm x 78mm (5.5" x 4.4" x 3.1"). The weight of typical Advanced DSLR camera is 776 grams so the Nikon D70 is less heavy when compared to its rivals.Instagram's $20 billion Ad success
The following is a pic of the Nikon D70 with a soft drink so you can get a sense of its scale.
The top view directly below will show the button design on the D70.
Nikon D70 Lens info
The D70 uses the Nikon F mount and has 315 lenses available to buy. Below is some of the lenses we have in our collection which will fit the D70.
Nikon D70 Connectivity
The D70 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
Digital cameras which include NFC or Bluetooth connectivity are able to be used wirelessly via smartphones. You can transfer files and sometimes adjust settings with no need to connect directly to the camera.
Certain applications even allow a Liveview and hit the shutter in case you are not near the camera. If the camera includes a HDMI port, it can easily be hooked up to an external display. The majority of cameras will allow you to recharge the battery pack with the USB port.
Nikon D70 Video info
Nikon D70 does not record video. In case you are shopping for a digital camera to take only images, this might not be an issue.
Nikon D70 Weather Sealing
Nikon D70 does not include environment sealing so wet conditions may affect the camera.
Nikon D70 Screen and Viewfinder
The Nikon D70 includes a 1.8" fixed display supporting a resolution of 130k dots.
Sadly the display isn't a touch screen. The D70 also includes a Top screen so you can instantly checkout your settings.Last day to get your files as Canon Irisa shuts down
The View Finder specifications for Nikon D70 are the following:
- ViewFinder Optical (pentamirror)
- ViewFinder Coverage 95 percent
- ViewFinder Magnification 0.5x
Viewfinders can be really helpful during bright outdoor situations which may make the camera screen washed out and difficult to see.
Nikon D70 Shutter info
Nikon D70 is able to shoot continuously at 3.0 frames/s. The highest shutter speed is 1/8000 seconds.
Nikon D70 Flash and Hot shoe info
Nikon D70 comes with both inbuilt flash along with external flash support. The highest flash sync speed is 1/500 seconds.
Nikon D70 Autofocus info
Nikon D70 comes with both Phase Detect AF plus Contrast Based AF. Phase Detection focusing is more faster and precise when compared to Contrast Based focusing.
Nikon D70 features manual focusing if needed during low light scenarios or you need more accurate control on focusing.
Nikon D70 Battery life
The usual Advanced DSLR camera battery life is 909. Nikon D780 comes with the maximum (2260) battery life within this type of cameras.
Here is a listing of Advanced DSLR cameras with the highest battery life:
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Nikon D70 for different kinds of photography
The following chart indicates a summary of the Nikon D70 for different kinds of photography. To learn more, check out the specific section below.
Nikon D70 as a Portrait photography camera
The Nikon D70 receives a rating of 53 which is average, meaning that it is fairly acceptable to use for portraits. Shooting portrait photos leans heavily to sensor resolution, RAW support in addition to the capability to work with off-camera flash.
Nikon D70 as a Street photography camera
Coming in at a average points total of 53, the Nikon D70 is relatively adequate to buy for street photography. A good street photography camera gives a good balance of image quality plus portability.
Nikon D70 as a Sports photography camera
A low sports photography rating of 43 indicates the Nikon D70 is simply not very good for taking photos of sports. A camera needs to have excellent focusing plus shutter speeds for sports photography.
Nikon D70 Travel photography information
Size is extremely crucial in getting a travel camera. All things considered, the Nikon D70 gets a low 43 for a travelling camera which makes it simply not very good for your journeys.
Nikon D70 Landscape photography info
In case you're planning to pick a digital camera for landscape pictures, the most significant factor is going to be image quality. The Nikon D70 with it's low rating of 45 as a landscape camera is simply not very good among its competitors.
Nikon D70 Vlogging info
A vlogging camera ought to have a moving display screen, mic port and if possible image stabilization. Considering all the details, the Nikon D70 is simply not very good as a vlog camera as it receives a low rating of 9.
Nikon D70 Alternatives
If you are trying to find replacements to the D70, here is a range of the top ranked cameras that fall into the class of Advanced DSLR.
The line chart followed below shows you a summary of the D70 versus it's highest ranking competitors shown previously.
There are more cameras you may have a look at as alternative options. To go through a full comparison, visit the "compare" link.