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Update: April 28th, 2005

We have just added a side by side image sample comparison between the Nikon D70 and the Nikon D70s taken at 400 ISO. See how the cameras compare here.

April 21st, 2005

Today we have posted a series of sample images taken at 200,400 and 1000 ISO with a production level Nikon D70s digital SLR, (Firmware a 1.00, B 1.00) using the Nikon AF-S DX 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G ED IF zoom lens. This is the Nikon lens that will be available with the Nikon D70s in a kit package. (Same as the Nikon D70)

The general image quality from the Nikon D70s seems very similar to that delivered by the Nikon D70 (very good), which is what we expected given the two cameras share the same hardware technology.

Looking at the Nikon D70s image samples taken at high ISO settings (1000 ISO), we feel that the D70s does offer a slight improvement in noise suppression compared to the Nikon D70, a camera that is already a very good performer at higher sensitivity settings. Looks like Nikon has tweaked some of the image processing in this area.

 

 

 

 


 

 

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Nikon D70s 200 ISO Sample Images
Vespa Bike
  • Nikon D70s with Nikkor DX AF-S 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G IF-ED
  • Aperture Priority Mode with Multi-Pattern Metering
  • Exposure at 1/200 sec and f/7.1
  • Focal Length 18mm
  • 200 ISO Sensitivity
  • Color Mode Ia
  • Image cropped to 1764 x 2393 size

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Nikon D70s 200 ISO Image Sample
Bird Man
  • Nikon D70s with Nikkor DX AF-S 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G IF-ED
  • Aperture Priority Mode with Multi-Pattern Metering
  • Exposure at 1/160 sec and f/6.3
  • Focal Length 43mm
  • 200 ISO Sensitivity
  • Color Mode Ia
  • Image cropped to 1105 x 1788 size

Download larger size image file here

 

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Nikon D70s 200 ISO Image Sample
Hot Dog Cart
  • Nikon D70s with Nikkor DX AF-S 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G IF-ED
  • Aperture Priority Mode with Multi-Pattern Metering
  • Exposure at 1/200 sec and f/6.3
  • Focal Length 55mm
  • 200 ISO Sensitivity
  • Color Mode Ia
  • JPEG FINE (3008 x 1960 size)

Download larger size image file here




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Nikon D70s 400 ISO Image Samples
Window Scene
  • Nikon D70s with Nikkor DX AF-S 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G IF-ED
  • Aperture Priority Mode with Multi-Pattern Metering
  • Exposure at 1/80 sec and f/8
  • Focal Length 27mm
  • 400 ISO Sensitivity
  • Color Mode Ia
  • JPEG FINE (3008 x 1960 size)

Download larger size image file here




Nikon D70s 1000 ISO Sample
Low Light Scene
  • Nikon D70s with Nikkor DX AF-S 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G IF-ED
  • Aperture Priority Mode with Multi-Pattern Metering
  • Exposure at 1/15 sec and f/5.6
  • Focal Length 18mm
  • 1000 ISO Sensitivity
  • Color Mode Ia
  • JPEG FINE (3008 x 1960 size)

Download larger size image file here



Nikon D70s Compared to Nikon D70 at 400 ISO
Image Test


Nikon D70s at 400 ISO
Nikon D70 at 400 ISO
400 ISO with D70s
  • Nikon D70s with Nikkor DX
    AF-S 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G IF-ED
  • Aperture Priority Mode
  • Multi-Pattern Metering
  • Exposure at 1/10 sec and f/8
  • Preset White Balance
  • Focal Length 70mm
  • 400 ISO Sensitivity
  • Color Mode II
  • JPEG FINE

Download larger size image file here (3MB)

400 ISO with D70
  • Nikon D70 with Nikkor DX
    AF-S 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G IF-ED
  • Aperture Priority Mode
  • Multi-Pattern Metering
  • Exposure at 1/10 sec and f/8
  • Preset White Balance
  • Focal Length 70mm
  • 400 ISO Sensitivity
  • Color Mode II
  • JPEG FINE

Download larger size image file here (3MB)








Nikon D70s vs Nikon D70
400 ISO Crop
Nikon D70s vs D70 at 400 ISO
Nikon D70s with Nikon AF-S DX 18-70mm
Nikon D70 with Nikon AF-S DX 18-70mm

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Initial Conclusion:

Offering the same great responsiveness and image quality as the Nikon D70, and with the improvements in relation to the Auto Focus (AF) tracking technology, larger 2" LCD monitor, support for the Nikon MC-DC1 remote cord and new menu design, Nikon has taken an already proven camera in the Nikon D70 and made it even better with the Nikon D70s.

We have no doubt that Nikon will have another winner on their hands with this one.

For another preview of the Nikon D70s and a closer look at all its features, visit our friends at letsgodigital.org and see their report.


Nikon D70s Introduction, Nikon D70s Major Features vs D70,
D70s Specifications,
D70s Compared to D50 and Canon Rebel XT / 350D,

Nikon D70s Image Samples, Nikon D70 Review and Image Samples




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