Yesterday I had my hands on a D70 for the first time and I must say that I was impressed! After weeks Kees finally got to buy one of these machines.
I could find my way on this machine immediately without figuring how to operate it, including features lay playback and exposure compensation. This is very different from my CoolPix 5700 where you definately need to have read the manual before you understand the more enhanced features and now how to operate the custom settings!
The weight of the camera is fine and probably mostly determined by its lens. The LCD is very bright and can be used to check sharpness. I probably wast most impresse dby the AFS lens. As I have never used such a lens I was struck by its quiet and fast focussing. Als the the build quality seems very good as you won’t feel any uncomfortable margin on the zoom and focus rings.
Have fun Kees! You might have made me jealous!