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

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D70S with 18-70mm Lens
  • 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
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Technical Details

Style: D70S with 18-70mm Lens
  • Brand Name: Nikon
  • Model: 25226
  • Optical Sensor Resolution: 6.1 MP
  • Optical Sensor Technology: CCD
  • Optical zoom: 3.9 x
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Style: D70S with 18-70mm Lens
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  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 4.4 x 3.1 inches ; 3 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B0009JPRE6
  • Item model number: 25226
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (80 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #10,244 in Camera & Photo (See Top 100 in Camera & Photo)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: April 29, 2005

Product Description

Style: D70S with 18-70mm Lens

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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.



The top display shows critical exposure information.


The D70s' connection ports are easily accessible. View larger.


"In the cockpit": controls at the ready. View larger.


Two-inch TFT LCD monitor.
With the D70s, high-speed action photography is truly a reality. With the ability to shoot a rapid three frames per second (fps) for a continuous burst of 144 pictures, you'll never miss any action. And with shutter speeds that range from 30 seconds to 1/8000 second, or up to a 1/500-second flash synch speed, you'll be sure to have the flexibility you need to capture the action precisely as you want it.

Best of all, the D70s employs the Nikon F lens mount for seamless compatibility with the comprehensive lineup of high-quality AF and AF-S Nikkor lenses that have long been favored by professionals around the world. Included with the D70s is the AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-70mm f3.5-4.5G ED-IF -- a compact standard zoom lens that covers the focal length range of 18 to 70 millimeters, which is equivalent to 27 to 105 millimeters in 35mm format.

Professional Quality with Point-and-Shoot Simplicity
While the D70s offers many features you'd only expect in a professional-level SLR, the camera also supports many features that make picture-taking a breeze for anyone. The D70s features Digital Vari-Program selections that automatically optimize white balance, sharpening, tone (contrast), color, saturation and hue settings to best match the selected scene. Instead of having to worry about all the camera settings, you can have the option of choosing from one of several "modes" -- such as Auto, Portrait, Landscape, Close Up, Sports, Night Landscape, or Night Portrait -- that will deliver the optimum image for you according to the conditions. This means you can concentrate on capturing that special moment while leaving the details to the camera. And once you've taken your shots, Nikon's PictureProject user interface makes image management, editing and sharing easy and fun. Simply connect the camera to a computer to automatically import pictures. You can also quickly e-mail or auto enhance images, run slide shows, burn CD/DVDs, and access other commonly used functions easily and intuitively. With simple drag-and-drop steps, you can organize pictures into separate collections and quickly locate any file by name, keyword, or date.

Among the many other features that make the D70s an ideal digital SLR solution are:

  • Nikon-exclusive Silent Wave Motor for high-speed auto-focusing with accuracy and super-quiet operation
  • Internal Focusing (IF) for smoother operation and great balance
  • Three Nikon ED glass elements, plus aspherical element for low distortion and minimized chromatic aberration
  • M/A mode for instant switching from auto-focus to manual Nikon D-Signal technology for enhanced flash and ambient exposure control
The camera's included EN-EL3a rechargeable lithium-ion offers up to 2,500 shots per charge, and the large, two-inch TFT LCD monitor offers several playback options, including single frame, four or nine-image thumbnail display, zoom with scroll (up to 4.7x), automatic slide show, histogram indication and highlight point display. In short, the Nikon D70s delivers the professional-level quality an SLR of this class but with many of the convenient automated features that can make photography so fun.

What's in the Box
D70s, rechargeable lithium-ion battery EN-EL3a, quick charger MH-18a, video cable, USB cable UC-E4, strap, body cap, eyepiece cap DK-5, rubber eyecup DK-20, LCD monitor cover BM-5, PictureProject CD-ROM. Lens kit includes Nikkor 18-70mm lens, HB-32 hood, CL-0915 case, 67mm lens cap, and rear cap.

Product Description

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.

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Though this may…I had the opportunity to take action and stills during a Youth Regional Soccer tournament a few weeks back and all of the pictures taken were great quality. Read more ›
The quality of the image is excellent. The camera handles extremely well and the ergonomics are great. Read more ›
I also have a D70 for backup. The batteries go forever, it is very quick to respond, the images are beautiful, and it has the typical Nikon durability and reliability. If… Read more ›
The camera is a used product but seems a new camera. It is working perfectly and make pictures like a new camera. Read more ›
Bought this camera for my 11 year old grandson since it looks like he wants to follow me as a professional photographer. This is his first "real" digital camera (I… Read more ›
Oh, about the camera ... the Nikon D70 and D70s are excellent machines that produce very high-quality image files. But they can't take great pictures. No camera can; only… Read more ›
The RAW+JPEG mode is great, however, Nikon has dropped the ball by not including RAW conversion software with this very capable camera. But all is not lost. Read more ›
Pluses are the…If you can afford it, avoid the standard Nikkor lenses and go for the DX line with the ED glass elements and improved IF functions or image-stabilization. Read more ›
It also features a solid grip that…Confidence is further enhanced by an uncanny responsiveness, incredible burst mode, and lightning quick focus (on my 18-135mm AF-S lens). Read more ›
- Lack of full functionality with flashes other than the SB-600 and SB-800. Read more ›
It's still a great camera, but expect it to be replaced by the new D80, which has 40 percent more pixels, a 2.5-inch LCD, and additional useful features at the old price of… Read more ›
D200 also has more conveniently separated creative controls. Read more ›
I personally love the optional grid overlay, I have no excuses for…The wireless flash system is great, though you have to buy an SB-600 or SB-800 to get the full benefit. Read more ›
The D70S includes its own built-in flash, which does a good job for casual close-in snapshots and fill-flash. Serious users will want to upgrade to the Nikon SB800 (or 600)… Read more ›
Another selling point - It uses compact flash cards so I can share them with my Canon point-and-shoots. In fact, I almost bought the D50 - a good camera that's a lot… Read more ›
Start with at least a fast 512 MB flash card, but a 1GB would be ever better. Read more ›
With essentially instant-on (.2 seconds), improved built in flash, a larger and brighter lcd screen, and especially the ability to take up to 144 exposures at 3 frames per… Read more ›
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… Read more ›
Oh, also the D70s uses the DX lenses along with…So, if you have or are able to get a hold of some older Nikon Nikkor lenses, you should be good to use them on this body. Read more ›
No complaints. The menu system is very straightforward and easy to use. Read more ›
To be fair, the feature-set was advanced and the norm for 2004, but Canon makes a better camera (lighter weight, smaller, more user-friendly, easier to use). Read more ›
well I first got it had no clue how to use it but now after 2yrs... I love it and it has been sucha good camera for me and It is very easy to use. I love it so much it will… Read more ›
Photos can be as easy or technical as the photographer desires. The controls are easy to use, though it takes practice to be comfortable. On a personal level, the camera… Read more ›
I upgraded to the D70 since I have a number of…While the pictures taken out-of-doors are very good to excellent, using the internal flash indoors is very disappointing. W… Read more ›
at 6 mp, d70 proves megapixels arent the be-all and end all, it's what you do with 'em. kit lens is sharp, too. Read more ›
P.S. After you've purchased a flash…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. T… Read more ›
Hardware and software worked as described in manual. Two memory cards, rechargeable battery, camera strap, camera and lens cap all provided with camera plus lens deal. Great… Read more ›
* A good macro lens such as the AF Micro Nikon 105mm f2.8. Read more ›
* A good macro lens such as the AF Micro Nikkor 105mm f2.8. Read more ›
If you do decide to get this camera, I highly recommend getting the kit with the len included - it's a high quality lens, adequately fast, and works quite well with the… Read more ›
Its autofocus is fast and accurate, and features both single-autofocus, continuous-autofocus (for tracking action), and a novel "automatic" autofocus mode that switches… Read more ›
It also features a solid grip that…Confidence is further enhanced by an uncanny responsiveness, incredible burst mode, and lightning quick focus (on my 18-135mm AF-S lens). Read more ›
Because I have been involved in photography for almost 35 years,…In particular, I have never been comfortable with auto exposure and even less comfortable with auto focus. Read more ›
The D-70's size feels just right to me, ( a rather middle-sized…The auto focus AFS Nikkor 18-70 lens is worth the extra bucks for ease and sharp focus/re-focus in seconds. Read more ›
If you aren't sure if the D70s is worth the money over the…The improved autofocusing system is much better than the others and the larger LCD is worth all the tea in China! Read more ›
This is the fourth generation of this lens by Nikon and it now has all the bells and whistles: Nikons best ed glass for super sharp and clear pictures, silent wave motor… Read more ›
Easy to use but also has a lot of options and manual settings. Battery life is amazing. Taken at least 500+ photos in raw format and still have half battery. Read more ›
Also buy the Hood man to protect the viewer, buy a Tamrac shock bag. The Lithium battery is great you can take 500 pictures with no charge on a 10 day vacation. Remember… Read more ›
Lenses came with warranty cards, but the camera itself did not. I bought the SB-600 flash as well and another battery and two 1 GB compact flash cards to round out the kit. C… Read more ›
- slightly more powerful battery Read more ›
- slightly more powerful battery Read more ›
Great camera, though. Price was the best I could find anywhere. Read more ›
* A telephoto lens for wildlife and sporting events. The 70-300mm F4-5.6G AF Nikon is a great value and complements the bundled lens nicely. If money is not an object step… Read more ›
* 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… Read more ›
Between the kit and the body-only versions, I highly…The kit 4x zoom lens is of excellent quality (especialy optics-wise) and is well worth the price differential. It… Read more ›
Fast and with a superb quality of pictures will leave the owner extremelly…The quality of body and construction is great and it benefit from a large selection of lens. Read more ›
I am very happy with the D70S. Well built, solid construction. Do take advantage of the manual modes - extensive metering and focusing options allow great flexibility in… Read more ›
* Very good build quality. Read more ›
Camera body was in great condition...battery was bad but after we got the replacement it was good to go. Got a brand new charger with it too. Read more ›
I use it once in a while to do…The build and quality of the body itself is great, feels good in my hands and is fairly intelligent to use if you are used to SLR cameras. Read more ›
Taken at least 500+ photos in raw format and still have half battery. Well built, strong body. 6.1MP is decent. Read more ›
Between the kit and the body-only versions, I highly…The kit 4x zoom lens is of excellent quality (especialy optics-wise) and is well worth the price differential. It… Read more ›
Nikon has other excellent zooms and you may want to look at them but I can highly recommend this lens as one to have if you never want to miss a shot of the kids or what is… Read more ›
The kit 4x zoom lens is of excellent quality (especialy optics-wise) and is well worth the price differential. It makes a great "street zoom" lens. Read more ›
The camera was easy to handle. The pictures had good color. Afterward, I made a large blow up (8X12) from a JPEG (Fine, Large) and the picture was quite sharp and had good… Read more ›
Second Update - A shot I took with the D70s with a Nikon 80-200 f:2.8 just was published as the cover picture…Seriously sharp, good color and (dare I say) better than film. Read more ›
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… Read more ›

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

246 of 257 people found the following review helpful By B. McCarthy VINE VOICE on August 9, 2005
Style Name: D70S with 18-70mm Lens
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!
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173 of 184 people found the following review helpful By Wayne Fogel on June 28, 2005
Style Name: D70S with 18-70mm Lens
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.
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48 of 48 people found the following review helpful By Frank Martin on April 15, 2006
Style Name: D70S with 18-70mm Lens
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.
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