The Nikon D70 is intended for a broad range of photographers, from experienced and amateur photographers to beginners making their first forays into digital SLR photography. It provides tremendous value by incorporating many advanced features and innovations that make photography with the D70 faster, easier, and more enjoyable for everyone.
As a digital SLR, it was designed from the ground up with a CCD sensor in DX format that delivers photos with exceptional sharpness and clarity. An advanced system Large Scale Integrated Circuit (LSI) processor provides images with vibrant color, perfect white balance, and little noise.
As a result of Nikon’s Dynamic Buffer technology, the D70 is capable of continually taking up to 144 photographs at a rate of three photographs per second. More advanced features, including proprietary Digital Vari-Program modes, the ability to write both compressed NEF (RAW) and JPEG files simultaneously, as well as i-TTL flash compatibility with sync speeds of up to 1/500 second, help to establish the D70 as a clear leader in its class of cameras.
CCD Sensor with 6.1 Megapixels
The D70 is equipped with a next-generation 6.1-effective-megapixel DX Format CCD image sensor, which generates photos with a resolution of 3,008 x 2,000 pixels and is intended to offer photographs with a broad dynamic range and very crisp details.
LSI Digital LSI System with Advanced Technology
For the D70, Nikon programmed the advanced system LSI processor to deliver improved performance in terms of producing vivid colors and clarity, as well optimizing automatic white balance, auto-tone, and color control, as well as running real-time processes that reduce digital noise in long exposure shots for cleaner overall results.
It also increases system speed by utilizing the LSI and its double-path bus, which allows for quicker processing of compressed Nikon Electronic Format (NEF) RAW data.
Processing is completed more quickly.
Nikon’s D70 has been engineered to provide speedier operation across the board, at practically every level of capability. As soon as the camera is turned on, the camera is ready to shoot, and the shutter-lag time is among the fastest in its class.
Technology Using a Dynamic Buffer
In order to capture three frames per second for a continuous burst of up to 144 images, the D70 has improved image processing, enhanced memory card access speed, and increased system bus bandwidth (JPEG NORMAL with SanDisk Ultra II CF card). In addition, the camera’s automatic picture rotation feature guarantees that photographs captured with the D70 are ready to be shared as soon as possible.
There are seven different digital variable-program modes.
When combined with seven new Digital Vari-Program selections, the D70 provides powerful automatic operation that allows you to achieve excellent results with smooth gradations and rich tones, even in challenging shooting conditions. The D70 is a versatile personal control and image enhancement camera that combines versatile personal control and image enhancement options.
The menu has been redesigned.
In order to provide easy access to the most frequently used functions of the camera, the menus on the D70 have been overhauled. Users have the option of personalizing their menu to display basic or complicated choices, depending on their degree of expertise and experience.
In addition, a special help button on the camera momentarily shows a brief summary for each of the 25 various custom options available on the D70 camera.
Nikon F-mount and DX Nikkor lenses are available.
It will allow photographers to utilize high-quality DX Nikkor lenses while simultaneously maintaining compatibility with all AF Nikkor lenses on the Nikon D70, which is a significant advantage.
DX Nikkor lenses are designed specifically for Nikon’s D-series digital SLR cameras and are tuned to deliver superb image quality from the center of the image to the edges and corners of the image.
Built-in Speedlight with i-TTL technology, which is revolutionary.
Because of the D70’s built-in Speedlight, it will automatically pop up and fire when natural illumination is insufficient or to provide balanced Fill-Flash when there is intense backlighting, and the D70’s i-TTL technology will increase the precision of fill-flash exposure and white balance.
The D70 also allows you to capture beautiful fill effects with synchronized shutter speeds of up to 1/500 second in higher lighting situations, and it can be used in Commander Mode to remotely operate a group of wireless SB-600 and/or SB-800 Speedlights.
Nikon PictureProject is a more powerful piece of software.
Users may simply transfer photographs to PCs or Macs, as well as explore, organize, and share them with others using the program. The controls for retouching chores, such as brightness and red-eye correction, are simple and quick to operate.
PictureProject, which supports JPEG, TIFF, and NEF files, as well as compressed NEF (RAW) files, works in close collaboration with Nikon Capture 4 to provide the ideal complement to its extensive feature set.
Nikon D70 Specs
|Body type||Mid-size SLR|
|Max resolution||3008 x 2000|
|Other resolutions||2240 x 1488, 1504 x 1000|
|Image ratio w:h||3:2|
|Effective pixels||6 megapixels|
|Sensor photodetectors||6 megapixels|
|Sensor size||APS-C (23.7 x 15.5 mm)|
|ISO||Auto, 200 – 1600|
|White balance presets||6|
|Custom white balance||Yes|
|JPEG quality levels||Fine, Normal, Basic|
|Autofocus||Phase DetectMulti-area selective single-pointSingleContinuous|
|Lens mount||Nikon F|
|Focal length multiplier||1.5×|
|Viewfinder type||Optical (pentamirror)|
|Viewfinder magnification||0.75× (0.5× 35mm Equiv.)|
|Minimum shutter speed||30 sec|
|Maximum shutter speed||1/8000 sec|
|Built-in flash||Yes (pop-up)|
|Flash range||11.00 m|
|External flash||Yes (Hot-shoe, Wireless)|
|Flash modes||Auto, On, Off, Front curtain, Rear-curtain, Red-Eye, Slow Sync|
|Continuous drive||3.0 fps|
|Self-timer||Yes (2 to 20 sec)|
|Exposure compensation||±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)|
|Storage types||Compact Flash (Type I or II)|
|USB||USB 1.0 (1.5 Mbit/sec)|
|Remote control||Yes (Optional (ML-L3))|
|Battery description||Nikon EN-EL3 Lithium-Ion & charger included|
|Weight (inc. batteries)||679 g (1.50 lb / 23.95 oz)|
|Dimensions||140 x 111 x 78 mm (5.51 x 4.37 x 3.07″)|