Click here to get the New D70 firmware update which will share enhancements developed for the new D70s, strengthening the performance of your D70.
This firmware update includes the following additions and refinements:
- Improved performance for the 5-area autofocus system?s Dynamic Area AF and Closest Subject Priority Dynamic Area AF modes.
- Updated menus with a new design similar to that of the D70s, making them easier to view and quicker to recognize.
- Added in-camera page setup support for PictBridge compatible.
Built from ground up as a digital SLR, the Nikon D70 offers tremendous value to consumers by incorporating many advanced features and new innovations that make photography with the D70 faster, easier and better. Its DX format 6.1-effective megapixel CCD sensor is optimized to deliver images with excellent sharpness and clarity, while a new advanced system Large Scale Integrated Circuit (LSI) processor ensures images with vivid color, accurate white balance and minimized noise
Features: Catch all the action: With 3 frames per second and a Dynamic Buffer that lets you capture up to 144 shots in sequence, you'll capture every special moment you want to photograph. More speed: Featuring a 1/8000 second shutter speed and a synch speed of 1/500 second for flash. Easy-to-Use Features: Flexible Digital Vari-Program modes, a Nikon-exclusive feature, lets photographers begin shooting right away by setting the camera on a specific auto mode. Portrait, Landscape, Close-Up, Sports, Night Portrait, Night Landscape, Auto. Versatility: Choose from a variety of file formats, including Nikon's RAW mode (NEF), JPEG formats or Nikon's exclusive compressed JPEG + NEF combination. A Real Turn On! Just switch it on and you're ready to take pictures. No waiting for the camera to start up. Complex Technology That's Simple to Use: The D70 displays menus with simple or detailed information on a bigger LCD viewing screen. More Exposure Control: Shoot in any lighting environment with the D70's built-in creative lighting system and 3D Color Matrix meter with 1,005-pixel RGB Sensor
Specifications: Type of Camera: Single-lens reflex digital camera Effective Pixels: 6.1 million Image Sensor: RGB CCD, 23.7 x 15.6 mm; total pixels: 6.24 million Image Size (pixels): 3008 x 2000 [L], 2240 x 1448 [M], 1504 x 1000 [S] Sensitivity: 200 to 1600 (ISO equivalent) in steps of 1/3 EV Storage Media: CompactFlash" Storage System: Compressed NEF (RAW): 12-bit lossless compression, JPEG: JPEG baseline-compliant File System: Exif 2.21, Compliant DCF 2.0 and DPOF White Balance: Auto (TTL white balance with 1,005 pixels RGB sensor), six manual modes with fine-tuning, preset white balance, white balance bracketing possible Video Output: Can be selected from NTSC and PAL Interface: USB: Mass Storage and PTP selectable Text Input: Up to 36 characters of alphanumeric text input available with LCD monitor and multi-selector; stored in Exif header Compatible Lenses:
DX Nikkor: All functions supported; Focusing Screen: B-type BriteView clear matte screen II with superimposed focus brackets and On-Demand grid lines Viewfinder Frame Coverage: Approx. 95% Viewfinder Magnification: Approx. 0.75x with 50 mm lens at infinity; -1.0 m-1 Autofocus: TTL phase detection by Nikon Multi-CAM900 autofocus module with AF-assist illuminator (approx. 0.5 m to 3.0 m) Detection range: EV -1 to +19 (ISO 100 equivalent, at normal temperature: 20??C/68??F) Lens Servo: 1) Autofocus (AF): single-servo AF (AF-S); continuous servo AF (AF-C); predictive focus tracking automatically activated according to subject status2) Manual focus (M) Focus Area: Can be selected from 5 focus areas AF Area Mode: 1) Single Area AF, 2) Dynamic Area AF,3) Closest Subject Priority Dynamic Area AF Focus Lock: Focus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (single-servo AF) or by pressing AE-L/AF-L button Exposure Metering: TTL full-aperture exposure metering system(1) 3D color matrix metering with 1,005-pixel RGB sensor(2) Center-weighted: Weight of 75% (8mm dia. circle) given to 6, 8, 10, or 13 mm dia. circle in center of frame, or weighting based on average of entire frame(3) Spot: Meters 2.3 mm dia. circle (about 1% of frame) centered on active focus area Exposure Mode: Digital Vari-Program ( Auto, Portrait, Landscape, Close up, Sports, Night landscape, Night portrait),programmed auto [P] with flexible program; shutter-priority auto [S]; aperture priority auto [A]; manual [M] Exposure Compensation: ??5 EV in increments of 1/3 or 1/2 EV Auto Exposure Lock: Luminosity locked at detected value with AE-L/AF-L button Auto Exposure Bracketing: Two or three frames ??2EV in 1/3 or 1/2 steps Shooting Modes: 1) Single frame shooting mode2) Continuous shooting mode: approx. 3 frames per second3) Self-timer/remote control mode Shutter: Combined mechanical and CCD electronic shutter,30 to 1/8000 s in steps of 1/3 or 1/2 EV, bulb Flash Control : 1) TTL: TTL flash control by 1,005 pixel RGB sensor Built-in Speedlight: i-TTL balanced Fill-Flash or standard i-TTL flash (spot metering or mode dial set to [M]) SB-800 or 600: i-TTL balanced Fill-Flash or standard i-TTL flash (spot metering)2) Auto aperture: Available with SB-800 and 600 with CPU lens3) Non-TTL Auto: Available with Speedlights such as SB-800, 80DX, 28DX, 28, 27, and 22s4) Range-priority manual available with SB-800 and 600 Flash Sync Mode: 1) Front-Curtain Sync (normal sync), 2) Red-Eye Reduction, 3) Red-Eye Reduction with Slow Sync, 4) Slow Sync, 5) Rear-Curtain Sync Built-in Speedlight: auto flash with auto pop-up[P], [S], [A], [M]: manual pop-up with button release Guide number (ISO 200/ISO 100, m): approx. 15/11 (manual full 17/12) Flash Compensation: -3 to +1 EV in increments of 1/3 or 1/2EV Accessory Shoe: Standard ISO hot-shoe contact with safety lock provided Self-timer: Electronically controlled timer with 2 to 20 second duration Remote Control: ML-L3 wireless remote controller (optional) Power Source: One rechargeable Nikon Li-ion Battery EN-EL3;Three CR2 lithium batteries (with supplied CR2 Battery Holder MS-D70) AC Adapter EH-5 (optional) Tripod Socket: 1/4 inch (ISO1222) Dimensions (W x H x D): Approx. 5.5 x 4.4 x 3.1 inches Weight: Approx. 21 oz without battery, memory card, body cap, or monitor cover Supplied Accessories: Strap, Body cap, Eyepiece cap, LCD monitor cover, Video cable, USB cable, Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL3, Quick Charger MH-18, PictureProject CD-ROM, CR2 Battery Holder MS-D70 Optional Accessories: Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL3, Multi Charger MH-19, Quick Charger MH-18, AC Adapter EH-5, Speedlight SB-800/600, Nikon Capture 4 (ver.4.1) Software, Semi-Soft Case CF-D70, Remote Controller ML-L3, CompactFlash Card
Type G- or D-AF Nikkor: All functions supported;
Micro Nikkor 85mm F2.8D: All functions supported except some exposrue modes;
Other AF Nikkor (excluding lenses for F3AF): All functions supported except 3D Color Matrix Metering, i-TTL balanced Fill-Flash for digital SLR;
AI-P Nikkor: All functions supported except 3D Color Matrix Metering, i-TTL balanced Fill-Flash for digital SLR and autofocus;
Non-CPU: Can be used in exposure mode M, but exposure meter does not function; electronic range finder can be used if maximum aperture is f/5.6 or faster.
IX Nikkor Lenses cannot be used.