I have been chatting with a forum member on another forum (Aquatic-Photography) about D70/D70s differences and where to buy. Just to make a long story short - there are many online places that are just pure EVIL! evil: For those new to the hobby and looking for good places to buy your equipment all I can say is - if the place you are looking at is $100's of dollars lower than other places stay away! Here is one example from www.resellerratings.com on a place called Express Camera (BTW->This type of thing below is very typical of these bad places) Found an advertised price of $499.00 for a Nikon D70 body only at www.expresscameras.com. This is about $250.00 less than the competition. The item was not specifically described, but a general descripion says all there products are factory new with manufacturer's warranty. An email arrived requesting a verbal confirmation, and I talked to Jeff at extension 238 9/15/05 approx 8:00 AM PDT. After trying to sell me an overpriced extended warranty (more than half the price of the camera for 3 years, he says "I forgot to ask did you want the battery and charger, to which I replied "I assumed the battery and charger came in the box" I was told the box contains only the body, cables and software, and the battery would cost $69.00, and the charger $199.00. I told him to hold the order and I would get back to him. Telephone calls to the 3 next lowest priced dealers confirmed that they were selling the standard Nikon distribution pakcage for "body only" that does include a battery and charger, bringing their prices less than Exprss Cameras. I called Jeff back and told him what I had learned, and that Nikon does not distribute the D70 body only without the battery and charger, to which he replied that this is a "special package that they distribute to wholesalers not to retailers." Then he offered to sell me the D70s body with the battery and charger for about $40.00 more than the usual competitors' online prices. To which I replied, that I wanted to cancel the order, which he says has now been done. I hope I can believe him on that at least. A telephone call to Nikon USA confirms that there is no special package distributed without the battery and charger, and advice to visit this page. Maybe some of you out there can share some of your thoughts on this too!