"Yet," notes the magazine, "for all the pro-caliber talk, this camera reaches out to beginners. With its program modes, extensive but easily understood menus including handholding help menus, this camera really does allow any photographer to move smoothly and painlessly into a digital SLR."|
The 6.0 mega pixel D70 costs $999 for the body and $1,299 with an 18-70mm f/35-4.5G AF-S DX Nikkor lens.
The December issue of Pop Photo also includes a comprehensive 27-page guide to cameras, lenses, printers and software, added John Owens, editor-in-chief of the magazine. He noted that a recent survey by the Consumer Electronics Association determined that the digital camera is the number one planned consumer electronics gift item for this year, replacing last year's leader, DVD players (29% vs. 25%).