You don't say what lens you bought with the Camera. Nikon started shipping a cheap 18-55 Nikkor to lower the price point. I bought mine with the Nikkor 18-70 DX which is the one that tends to be used in the reviews and I am delighted with it.
I purchased a D70s at Samy's in LA on Monday and didn't have a chance to really test it out until yesterday (Sunday). The camera responds like a dream compared to my Fuji S7000. I was pleasantly shocked at the response time and ease of handling.
Unfortunately, then I went home and downloaded the pictures. All my pictures seem just a tad off. They're in focus, but even the pictures I took with on a tripod don't seem as sharp as my Fuji S7000.
I've double-checked all my settings. The D70s is set to Large (6MP), Fine, optimize is normal, most pictures were taken with autofocus on the green Auto mode. I'm unhappy with the resulting clarity. Considering how much I paid for the camera and Nikon's reputation, I expected sharp, clear pictures that would really blow my Fuji away. But as of this moment, I feel the Fuji is a bit superior in sharpness and detail.
I've posted a few unaltered samples to my site for reference.
Any comments on sharpness and clarity would be appreciated. I'm thinking of taking this back and trading it for another model/brand. Suggestions would be appreciated.