Nikon D70 DSLR Camera Review

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.

Nikon D70 Digital Camera (Body Only)

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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.

Nikon D70 Sensor

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.

Nikon D70 Digital LSI

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.

Nikon D70 Processor

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.

Nikon D70 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.

Nikon D70 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.

Nikon D70 Menu

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 D70 Built-in Speedlight with i-TTL technology

Because of the D70’s built-in Speedlight, it will automatically pop up and fire when natural illumination is insufficient or 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 D70 Powerfull 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 typeMid-size SLR
Max resolution3008 x 2000
Other resolutions2240 x 1488, 1504 x 1000
Image ratio w:h3:2
Effective pixels6 megapixels
Sensor photodetectors6 megapixels
Sensor sizeAPS-C (23.7 x 15.5 mm)
Sensor typeCCD
ISOAuto, 200 – 1600
White balance presets6
Custom white balanceYes
Image stabilizationNo
Uncompressed formatRAW
JPEG quality levelsFine, Normal, Basic
AutofocusPhase DetectMulti-area selective single-pointSingleContinuous
Digital zoomNo
Manual focusYes
Lens mountNikon F
Focal length multiplier1.5×
Articulated LCDNo
Screen size1.8″
Screen dots130,000
Touch screenNo
Live viewNo
Viewfinder typeOptical (pentamirror)
Viewfinder coverage95%
Viewfinder magnification0.75× (0.5× 35mm Equiv.)
Minimum shutter speed30 sec
Maximum shutter speed1/8000 sec
Aperture priorityYes
Shutter priorityYes
Built-in flashYes (pop-up)
Flash range11.00 m
External flashYes (Hot-shoe, Wireless)
Flash modesAuto, On, Off, Front curtain, Rear-curtain, Red-Eye, Slow Sync
Continuous drive3.0 fps
Self-timerYes (2 to 20 sec)
Metering modesMultiCenter-weightedSpot
Exposure compensation±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
Storage typesCompact Flash (Type I or II)
Storage includedNone
USBUSB 1.0 (1.5 Mbit/sec)
Remote controlYes (Optional (ML-L3))
Environmentally sealedNo
BatteryBattery Pack
Battery descriptionNikon EN-EL3 Lithium-Ion & charger included
Weight (inc. batteries)679 g (1.50 lb / 23.95 oz)
Dimensions140 x 111 x 78 mm (5.51 x 4.37 x 3.07″)
Orientation sensorYes
Timelapse recordingNo

Nikon D70 Price

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