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Nikon D70 vs. Nikon D100

Studio scene comparison (ISO 200, JPEG)

The same studio scene comparison shot (and setup) as the previous pages.

Camera settings:

  • Nikon D70: Nikkor 50 mm F1.4 D, Manual Exposure, ISO 200, JPEG Large/Fine,
    Manual WB, Default Parameters, Self-timer
  • Nikon D100: Nikkor 50 mm F1.4 D, Manual Exposure, ISO 200, JPEG Large/Fine,
    Manual WB, Default Parameters, Self-timer
Nikon D70 Nikon D100
ISO 200, 1/2 sec, F9 ISO 200, 1/2 sec, F9
2,745 KB JPEG (3008 x 2000) 2,788 KB (3008 x 2000)

This is a very interesting comparison because it really does show the improvements Nikon has made in regards to image sharpness since the D100. We know that the D70's CCD has a weaker anti-alias filter and thus higher frequencies (finer details) are captured, however the side effect as we have seen are the increased possibility of moiré artifacts. Overall however it's fair to say that the D70 is a fairly significant step forward in image sharpness and detail from the D100.

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If you dont want to participate in Megapixel race created by Camera Makers & need a camera for photography not for "Bells & whistles" which you are not going to use anyway then this is the camera for you.Nowadays we are paying for features which stay unused & has no direct impact on improving our skills to create a great shot because great shot come from great imaginations & experience not cameras.


Had this DSLR since 2004 and I still can't get enough of it. It feels so much more solid than any reasonably priced offerings of modern day. And the kit lens...what a fantastic kit lens! Reaches longer and has a faster aperture than any kit lens of today. A true workhorse combination.


I have one - I wouldn't say it feels more solid. It's about as composite (plastic)-ish as any other well built Nikon (or other brand). My ex-GF dropped her sister's D70 years ago; it cracked down the middle and stopped working, so they're not exactly bulletproof. :)

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I think thant as of January 2005 it's one of the most popular cameras of all time and usually in short supply. Since stores can sell as many of them as Nikon can ship no one has any reason to have to discount. I've never seen a discount from anyone, and all the discounts I've seen are from scam operations who never really have any to ship. I just got on a waiting list and my camera appeared. Be very wary of fraud over the internet. Adorama and B&H and Amazon are fine, but be careful of the thousands of others offering these.

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Hi am just asking i real don't know what wrong with my camera D70 i just took 350 picture then there no more spice in my me Compact Flash Memory Cards is full


You should make a topic in the forums, but if the camera is functioning correctly, then the memory card is simply full, and you need to make space by moving the pictures to computer.

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