This six-mega pixel camera offers a perfect image quality, solid design and an excellent performance. The Nikon D70s is the D70's successor and has a set of improvements. Among the hardware based improvements, you may notice the beefier lithium-ion battery, a colour LCD expanded ten percent diagonally to two inches, a socket for an optional wired (not infrared) shutter remote; the firmware based improvements are more legible menus, more accurate frame counter and a better auto focus tracking of moving objects; a couple of cosmetic changes include the substitution of a charcoal shutter-release button for the brushed-chrome one.
Those photographers, who are looking for professional cameras, will be interested in the Nikon D70s in spite of its slightly high price.
With its weight (two and a half pounds with battery), Compact Flash card, 18mm-to70mm zoom lens (27mm-to-105mm equivalent on a 35mm camera), perfect shape and control layout, this camera will satisfy anybody, who used any 35mm-film or digital SLR.
On top of the right-hand grasp you will find a status LCD, the metering and exposure-compensation controls, and the command dials. You may select a programmed automatic, fully automatic, manual, shutter-priority, or aperture-priority mode with a mode dial at the top left. The Six additional modes include Portrait, Landscape, Close-up, Sports, Night Landscape, and Night Portrait and you may choose the same mode dial at the top left.
As many other professional cameras, the Nikon D70s has a wide number of controls, such as a four-way cursor pad, delete and bracketing keys, a sliding dioptre-correction level, a level that locks the focus area, and a button that can be made over to lock the auto focus and auto exposure.
You will find the menus, playback, and the most frequently used adjusted image-parameter controls to the left of the LCD and the controller pad for navigating menus to the right of it.
The Nikon D70s has a set of distinctive features that make it competitive with the best professional cameras in the sub-$1,000 class.
The D70s can be easily set up to a function as a point-and-shoot camera. As the level of photographing increases, you can switch the camera to one of the Digital Vari-Program modes. You can also position the picture size (large format lovers will not be disappointed with its quality), when specifying prints for the PictBridge output. As well as the D70, this camera uses the Compact Flash media and Micro drives.
The Flash photograph is its strength that marks the D70s among other professional cameras. The Flash syncs at a high 1/500 second. Due to this, you have a better control over the light you want in your photo. The Slow sync (with and without the red-eye control) as well as both: the front- and rear-curtain sync and the conventional red-eye reduction are available.
The reason why this six mega pixel model will go on competing with such professional cameras, as the eight mega pixel Canon Digital Rebel XT, is its exceptional image quality. The images, made by the Nikon D70s, have a good exposure and dynamic range, accurate and neutral colours, and great sharpness and saturation. The light-sensitivity range of this camera begins at ISO 200, but at ISO 1,600.
This camera surprises with really good images.