Nikon D70s summary
Nikon D70s is Nikon's Advanced DSLR digital camera originally announced on April of 2005. The camera comes with a 6MP, CCD APS-C size sensor with a max resolution of 3008 x 2000.
The D70s is ranked #70 out of 91 in Advanced DSLR cameras and over all #594 out of 1422 for digital cameras in our list. You should use our Smart camera filter to get camera listings based on your custom criteria.
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Nikon D70s history
The Nikon D70s is part of a family of cameras. You can read the complete list underneath.
Nikon D70s Gallery
You can view the D70s from different angles in the gallery below.
Nikon D70s Pros and Cons
Here is a shortlist of good and bad points of the Nikon D70s based on factors which are typically considered crucial in a digital camera.
Nikon D70s Sensor features
The dimension of the sensor on the Nikon D70s is 23.7mm x 15.5mm (APS-C). The 367 mm² sensor can capture 3008 x 2000 pixels with aspect ratios of 3:2.Coronavirus is affecting the sensor business
The CCD sensor boasts 6MP and gives a standard ISO range of 200 to 1600. RAW files are saved therefore you have more room to maneuver in post.
The picture underneath illustrates the D70s's sensor size in comparison to other popular sizes. The D70s sensor comes with a crop factor of 1.5 and is presented in green.Control Profoto B10 & B10 Plus with your Android Phone
To get an understanding of different aspect ratios, you should refer to the graphic below.
Nikon D70s dimensions
Nikon D70s has a weight of 1.50 lb (679 gr / 23.95 ounces) and features external proportions of 140mm x 111mm x 78mm (5.5" x 4.4" x 3.1"). The weight of typical Advanced DSLR camera is 775 gr and the Nikon D70s is less heavy compared to various competitors.400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100
Here is a shot of the Nikon D70s besides a soda to help you to have a feel for its size.
The top view underneath will provide the button layout on the D70s.
Nikon D70s Lens features
The D70s fits the Nikon F mount and has 308 lenses available in the market. Here is some of the lenses we have in our database that will fit the D70s.
Nikon D70s Connectivity
The D70s has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
Digital cameras with NFC and Bluetooth support are able to be controlled wirelessly via smartphones. You are able to transfer images and usually alter settings with no need to connect directly with the camera.
Many apps also provide a Liveview and hit the shutter if you are not close to the camera. If the camera boasts a HDMI out, it can easily be hooked up to an external screen. A lot of cameras enable you to charge the battery pack using the USB port.
Nikon D70s Video features
Nikon D70s doesn't capture video. If you are wanting a digital camera to shoot just photos, it might not be a concern.
Nikon D70s Weather Sealing
There is no environment proofing for the Nikon D70s so you have to be careful in wet and dusty conditions.
Nikon D70s Screen and Viewfinder
The Nikon D70s comes with a 2 inch fixed display screen with a resolution of 130 thousand dots.
Unfortunately the display screen isn't a touch screen. The D70s also comes with a Top screen so that you can instantly view your settings.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
The ViewFinder specs regarding Nikon D70s are the following:
- ViewFinder Optical (pentaprism)
- Coverage 95%
- Magnification 0.5x
In those sunny outdoor conditions that make the camera displays washed out and tricky to view, viewfinders will be very useful.
Nikon D70s Shutter features
Nikon D70s can shoot continuously at 3.0 frames/s. The highest shutter speed is 1/8000 seconds.
Nikon D70s Flash and Hot shoe features
Nikon D70s boasts both integrated flash and also external flash support. The maximum flash sync is 1/500 seconds.
Nikon D70s Autofocus features
Nikon D70s boasts both Phase Detect Auto Focus and Contrast Detect Auto Focus. Phase Detection autofocusing is a lot more snappier & exact compared to Contrast Detect autofocusing.
Nikon D70s can use manual focus when needed for low light or you need to have more precise control on focus.
Nikon D70s Battery life
The usual Advanced DSLR camera battery life is 911. Nikon D780 has got the maximum (2260) battery life for this group of cameras.
Listed below is a collection of Advanced DSLR cameras that come with the best battery life:
Nikon D70s for different categories of photography
The following graph gives a outline of the Nikon D70s for different categories of photography. To find out more, check out the specific section underneath.
Portrait photography with Nikon D70s
The Nikon D70s receives a points tally of 54 which is modest, meaning that it is somewhat acceptable for portrait images. Shooting portraits favors heavily to sensor specs, RAW support and potential to work with external lighting.
Nikon D70s Street photography features
With a average points total of 53, the Nikon D70s is reasonably suited to use in street photography. A good street photography camera provides a good balance of image quality and portability.
Nikon D70s Sports photography factors
A subpar sports photography rating of 44 indicates the Nikon D70s is not suitable for shooting sports. A camera should have good focusing plus shutter speeds for sports photography.
Nikon D70s Travel photography factors
Weight is extremely crucial in picking a travel camera. Overall, the Nikon D70s gets a subpar 43 for a travel camera which makes it not suitable to purchase for your travels.
Nikon D70s Landscape photography highlights
For anyone planning to purchase a camera for landscape photos, the most important aspect is going to be image quality. The Nikon D70s and it's reasonable score of 46 for a landscape camera is reasonably appropriate compared to it's competition.
Nikon D70s Vlogging info
A vlogging camera should really posses a articulating display screen, mic input and preferably image stabilization. Taking everything in to account, the Nikon D70s is not suitable for vlogging as it delivers a subpar score of 9.
Nikon D70s Alternatives
If you need alternatives to the D70s, below is a selection of the top placed cameras that fall within the family of Advanced DSLR.
The diagram just below offers you a bird's eye view of the D70s vs it's highest ranking competitors mentioned earlier.
Following are additional cameras you may consider as alternatives. To read through a thorough comparison, just click on the "compare" link.