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Nikon D70s

Review Date: Oct 24, 2006 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 10 

Pros: Easy to use, Command dial & sub command dial work excellently together, comfortable to hand hold, very reliable, battery life is excellnt, Spot meter, 2 years old and still going strong. Noise good up to ISO400.
Not much for the price and market it is aimed at. No ISO100, unbearably noise in high ISO's (800 and above).

All the excellent ratings I have given above take into account the price and market the D70 is aimed at.

The only real negative is the noise at high ISO's. But, if you get your exposure dead on using high ISO's it's not too bad. Under exposing and brightening the image in PP will 'expose' terrible noise at ISO800 and above.

That said, I have had this camera for 2 years now and it is still a great camera. I can't say that I've always been careful with it either - it has taken a few bangs on tree branches etc, been rained on (not too extensively mind) and taken a few other knocks over this time. I wouldn't recommend being to careless with it though as you may void the warranty Smile

I can't think of anything else to say that has not already been said. I also can't think of any reason to upgrade to a higher mega pixel, faster frame rate yet, so hopefully it will last me another good few years to come. And even if I do upgrade (for reasons other than camera failure) I will still keep the D70 as either a second/back-up, or just for sentimental reasons.

If I was in the market now for my first DSLR I would probably go for the D80 (for the higher MP) or even a Canon, for the low ISO on the budget models. But I'm glad I chose the D70 and have absolutely no regrets.