D70s Digital SLR Camera Body
An instant classic, Nikon's D70 was Digital SLR camera of the year in 2004. The Nikon D70s has all the award-winning features that made its predecessor so popular - 6.1 effective megapixels for clear, sharp resolution; top shutter speed of 1/8000 second and 1/500 second flash sync; near-instant power-up of 0.2 seconds for incredible responsiveness - and more.
The D70s features an advanced AF system; its exceptional subject acquisition, focus tracking and focus precision functions ensure that your action shots will be even crisper and sharper. Built-in i-TTL Speedlight automatically pops up when lighting is inadequate and provides fill flash when necessary. Extra wide peripheral illumination supports lenses up to 18mm, for beautiful wide angle shots. The large 2.0-inch LCD monitor is easy to view and use, with plain-language menus and help dialogs presented clearly. For better results when shooting close-ups and long exposures, use the convenient Remote Cord (MC-DC1). Add to all of this the incredible performance of the rechargeable lithium-ion battery, powering up to 2500 shots per charge, and you have a superb digital SLR camera, always ready for action.
6.1 Effective Megapixel Nikon DX Format CCD
Optimized to deliver a wide dynamic range that produces great pictures with high resolution and sharp details, the DX Format CCD sensor's 6.1 effective megapixels yield 3,008 x 2,000-pixel images that are suitable for making large prints, or for creative cropping to bring out detail.
Near-Instant Power-Up in 0.2 Seconds
Turn the D70s on and with a power-up time of a mere 0.2 seconds, it's ready to shoot. Pictures are processed and recorded extremely quickly. Preview images appear on the LCD monitor almost instantly.
7 Digital Vari-Programs
Digital Vari-Program selections automatically optimizes white balance, sharpening, tone (contrast), color, saturation and hue settings to best match the selected scene, making creative photography as simple as rotating the mode dial. Choose from Auto, Portrait, Landscape, Close Up, Sports, Night Landscape, or Night Portrait for automated performance that makes the Nikon D70s the right choice, whether you are still learning how to make great pictures or an experienced photographer simply in a hurry to capture precious moments.
Increased Battery Performance - with new EN-EL3a rechargeable battery
The new EN-EL3a rechargeable lithium-ion battery increases energy capacity to shoot more images while maintaining the same form factor as the EN-EL3 battery. The new Quick Charger MH-18a is smaller than the charger it replaces, and is capable of charging both the EN-EL3a and EN-EL3 batteries. When the need arises, the Nikon D70s can also be powered using CR2 batteries. (Requires the optional CR2 battery holder, MS-D70)
New Large 2.0 inch TFT LCD Monitor
Playback options on the new 2.0-inch LCD monitor include single frame, 4 or 9-image thumbnail display, zoom with scroll (up to 4.7x), automatic slide show, histogram indication and highlight point display.
3 fps Continuous Shooting - for up to 144 consecutive shots
High-speed continuous shooting means never falling behind the pace of the action or missing the moment. The Nikon D70s can shoot a rapid 3 frames per second for a continuous burst of 144 pictures thanks to optimized systems throughout the camera.
3D Color Matrix Metering
The 1,005-pixel RGB Exposure/Color Matrix Metering Sensor evaluates brightness, color, contrast, selected focus area, and subject-to-camera distance information, references the results against an onboard database of 30,000 scenes from actual photography, then uses high-speed processing to deliver consistently dependable automatic exposures.
Refined 5-Area AF System - with NEW All-Area Search
Nikons advanced 5-area Multi-CAM900 autofocus system continues to feature a cross-type sensor in the center, broad frame coverage, as well as the same class-leading low light detection and convenient AF-assist illuminator that aid shooting in dark situations. New for the Nikon D70s are refinements to deliver greater precision with fast, more consistent subject acquisition and improved focus tracking when using Closest Subject Priority Dynamic AF or Dynamic AF mode with predictive focus tracking and Lock-on (TM).
iTTL and Nikon's Creative Lighting System
Makes taking pictures with flash as easy as turning the flash on! Easy multiple flash lighting is possible using the new Nikon Creative Lighting System including the SB-800 and SB-600 Speedlights.
Wider Coverage from Built-In Speedlight to 18mm
The built-in Speedlight automatically pops up and fires when natural lighting is inadequate, or to add Balanced Fill-Flash when there is strong backlighting. A new, optimized design for the Nikon D70s increases flash coverage to support lenses as wide as 18mm.
Fast - 1/8000 sec. Maximum Shutter Speed & 1/500 Sec. Flash Sync
Shutter speeds from 30 to 1/8,000 sec. and flash-synchronized shutter speeds of up to 1/500 sec. provide a photo experience with greater breadth and creative flexibility to catch more of those important picture moments.
Enhanced Menu Display, Now Easier to Read
A new menu design combining a carefully selected color scheme, the right amount of contrast, and larger fonts makes the user-friendly keywords of the menu displays easier to view and quicker to recognize.
The D70s employs the Nikon F lensmount for seamless compatibility with the comprehensive lineup of high - quality AF and AF- S Nikkor lenses long favored by professionals around the world for their superb color, high contrast and razor-sharp images, as well as for outstanding autofocus. The increasing family of DX Nikkor lenses designed for use with Nikon digital SLR cameras make the options even richer, delivering a wider variety of picture angles, higher performance, and outstanding center-to-edge -to-corner image quality.
PictureProject Software INCLUDED
PictureProject is refined with an intuitive new user interface that makes image management, editing and sharing easier and more fun. Simply connect the camera to a computer to automatically import pictures. Quickly e-mail or Auto Enhance images, run slideshows, burn CD/DVDs, and access other commonly used functions via practical buttons. Use drag-and-drop to organize pictures into separate collections, and quickly locate any file by name, keyword, or date.
NikonCapture Software (Optional)
Nikon Capture 4 offers a unique image-editing environment and is the only program that provides complete functionality to edit NEF (Nikon Electronic Format) files, enabling photographers to optimize output for every possible need.
Type of Camera: Single-lens reflex digital camera
Effective Pixels: 6.1 million
Image Sensor: RGB CCD, 23.7 x 15.6mm; total pixels: 6.24 million
Image Size: 3,008 x 2,000 [L]; 2,240 x 1,488 [M]; 1,504 x 1,000 [S]
Autofocus: TTL phase detection by Nikon Multi-CAM900 autofocus module with
AF-assist illuminator (approx. 0.5m to 3.0m) Detection range: EV -1 to +19 (ISO 100 equivalent, at normal temperature: 68 degrees F/20 degrees C)
Focus Lock: Focus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (single-servo AF) or by pressing AE-L/AF-L button
LCD Monitor: 2.0-in., 130,000-dot, low-temperature polysilicon TFT LCD with brightness adjustment
Media: CompactFlash(TM) (CF) Card (Type I and II ) and Microdrive (TM)
File Format: Exif 2.21, Compliant DCF 2.0 and DPOF
Shooting Modes -- Still: 1) Single frame shooting mode; 2) Continous shooting mode: approx. 3 frames per second; 3) Self-timer mode; 4) Delayed remote mode : 2 sec. delay; 5) Quick-response remote mode
Focus Area: Can be selected from 5 focus areas
Picture Angle: Equivalent in 35mm  format is approx. 1.5 times lens focal length
Lens Servo: 1) Autofocus (AF): single-servo AF (AF-S); continuous servo AF (AF-C); predictive focus tracking automatically activated according to subject status; 2) Manual focus (M)
Remote Control: Via Remote Cord MC-DC1 (optional) or Wireless Remote Control ML-L3 (optional)
Storage: RAW approx. 44, FINE approx. 73, NORMAL approx. 144, BASIC approx. 279, RAW & BASIC approx. 39 (Number of frames per 256MB CF card, image size L)
Viewfinder: Focus indications, AE/FV lock indicator, Shutter speed, Aperture value, Exposure/Exposure compensation indicator, Exposure mode, Flash output level compensation, Exposure compensation,Number of remaining exposures, Flash-ready indicator
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 Metering: 1) EV 0 to 20 (3D Color Matrix or center-weighted metering); 2) EV 2 to 20 (spot metering) (ISO 100 equivalent, f/1.4 lens, 68 degrees F/20 degrees C)
Storage System: Compressed NEF (RAW): 12-bit compression, JPEG: JPEG baseline-compliant
Sensitivity: 200 to 1600 (ISO equivalent) in steps of 1/3 EV
White Balance: Auto (TTL white balance with 1,005-pixel RGB sensor), six manual modes with fine-tuning, preset white balance, white balance bracketing possible
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)
Accessory Shoe: Standard ISO hot-shoe contact with safety lock provided
Auto Exposure Bracketing: Two or three frames A +/- 2 EV in 1/3 or 1/2 steps
AF Area Mode: 1) Single Area AF, 2) Dynamic Area AF, 3) Closest Subject Priority Dynamic Area AF
Auto Exposure Lock: Luminosity locked at detected value with AE-L/AF-L button
Depth of Field Preview Button: When CPU lens is attached, lens aperture can be stopped down and previewed by pressing the preview button
Exposure Compensation: A+/-5 EV in increments of 1/3 or 1/2 EV
Eyepoint: 18mm (-1.0m -1)
Flash Sync Modes: 1) Front-curtain Sync (normal sync), 2) Red-eye Reduction, 3) Red-eye Reduction with Slow Sync, 4) Slow Sync, 5) Rear-curtain Sync
Self-Timer: Electronically controlled timer with 2 to 20 seconds duration
Playback Menu: 1 frame: Thumbnail (4 or 9 segments); Magnifying playback; Slide show; Histogram indication; Highlight point display; Auto image rotation
Delete Function: Card format, All frames delete, Selected frames delete
Power Requirements: One Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL3a or EN-EL3, Three CR2 Lithium batteries (with optional MS-D70 CR2 battery holder), AC Adapter EH-5 (optional)
Dimension (W x H x D): Approx. 5.5 x 4.4 x 3.1 in. (140 x 111 x 78mm)
Weight (without batteries): Approx. 1lb 5 oz (600g)
Supplied Accessories: Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL3a, Quick Charger MH-18a, Video Cable, USB Cable UC-E4, Strap, Body cap, Eyepiece Cap DK-5, Rubber Eyecup DK-20, LCD monitor cover BM-5, PictureProject CD-ROM.
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
Focusing Screen: Type-B BriteView Clear Matte screen Mark V with superimposed focus brackets and on-demand grid lines
Viewfinder Frame Coverage: Approx. 95%
Viewfinder Magnification: Approx. 0.75x with 50mm lens at infinity; -1.0m-1
Exposure Metering System: 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 12mm dia. circle in center of frame, or weighting based on average of entire frame; (3) Spot: Meters 2.3mm dia. circle
Shutter: Combined mechanical and CCD electronic shutter, 30 sec to 1/8000 sec. in steps of 1/3 or 1/2 EV, bulb
Sync Contact: X-contact only; flash synchronization at up to 1/500 sec.
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 with CPU lens3) Non-TTL Auto: Available with Speedlights such as SB-800, 80DX, 28DX,28, 27, and 22s4) Distance-priority manual available with SB-800
Flash Compensation: -3 to +1 EV in increments of 1/3 or 1/2 EV
Tripod Socket: 1/4 in. (ISO 1222)