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Nikon D70 digital camera
at a glance
3008 x 2000
1.8" lcd viewer
compact flash I / II
Nikon Li ion pack
Nikon D70 review summary
camera date Mar 04  out of production
pixels / class 6.2M  SLR digital camera
overall rating good overall camera rating  12 reviews
image quality good image quality rating  
ease of use good usability rating  many custom settings
camera body good camera body rating  
digital features average it its class digital features rating  
photogr. ctrls good photographic controls rating  
user profile user profile: digital photography enthusiast
Nikon D70 specifications
lens / zoom  nikkor
focus / macro  auto | manual
metering mode  3D matrix / center weighted / spot
aperture  auto | manual / lens dependent
white balance  auto | manual - 6 presets
shutter  auto | manual / B, 30s - 1/8000s
exposure  +/- 5EV in 1/2EV, 1/3EV steps
flash / mode  built-in / hot-shoe - 5 modes
viewfinder  ttl optical
iso ratings  200 - 1600
image size  3008 x 2000 / 2240 x 1448 / 1504 x 1000
image format  raw / jpeg (exif 2.21)
image compr.  
lag/cycle times  
remote control  self timer 2s - 20s
video options  
audio options  
connectivity  usb 1.1  / video (NTSC/PAL)
storage  compact flash I / II
extra features  130,000 pixel LCD viewer
miscellaneous  focal length factor 1.5
Nikon D70 links
Reviews for novices and shutterbugs
20Apr04 Nikon D70 review by DCViews
20Apr04 Nikon D70 review by DCViews (nl)
02Aug05 Nikon D70 review at PhotgraphyBLOG
19Jun04 Nikon D70 review by
11May04 Nikon D70 review by Quesabesde (es)
19Apr04 Nikon D70 review by Steves-digicams
Reviews for shutterbugs and professionals
21Apr04 Nikon D70 review by DCResource
14Apr04 Nikon D70 review by Imaging Resource
05Apr04 Nikon D70 review by Dpreview
Introductions, previews and other reviews
11Apr05 Nikon D70 review by Clive Conway
29Jan04 Nikon D70 review by LetsGoDigital
News, guides, hints & tips
17May05 Nikon D70 firmware update version 2.0
12Jan05 Lenses for use with the Nikon digital SLRs
05Dec03 Nikon press release
Forum discussions Nikon SLR Talk Forum nikon SLR forum Nikon Talk Forum
Forums at the Nikonians  Nikon Forum Nikon Forum
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Nikon D70 announcement clippings

6.1-Megapixel D70 Surges Ahead With More Features & Performance;  Creates New 'Sweet Spot' for D-SLR Customers; D70 Outfit Includes New DX Nikkor 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G IF-ED lens

MELVILLE, N.Y., Jan. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Adding yet another groundbreaking camera to its popular D-series digital SLR line up, Nikon(R) ( today introduced the highly anticipated D70(TM) 6.1-effective megapixel digital SLR camera.  Designed for a broad range of consumers from experienced and amateur photographers to beginners taking their first steps into digital SLR photography, the D70 surges ahead with more features, more performance, and more value than any other camera in its category.

  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.  Nikon's new Dynamic Buffer technology allows the D70 to continuously take up to 144 pictures at a speed of three pictures per second (when using JPEG NORMAL -- Large image settings, and a
SanDisk(R) 256 MB Ultra II CompactFlash(TM) card).  Additional features such as exclusive new Digital Vari-Program(TM) modes, simultaneous compressed NEF (RAW) and JPEG writing capabilities, and new i-TTL flash compatibility with sync speed of 1/500 second further cement the D70's place as a clear leader in its class of cameras.

  At an estimated street price under $999 (for the body), Nikon's D70 is by far the most capable digital SLR camera body in the market today.  Ever since the introduction of the groundbreaking D-Series professional cameras including the D1, D1X, D1H and D2H, Nikon has been in constant pursuit of bringing an xceptional combination of product, performance, technology and price to a broader range of customers. This led to the introduction of the immensely popular D100 camera, now followed by the D70.

  The D70 is Nikon's newest step in expanding the digital SLR camera market, and delivers the ultimate combination of innovative features, robust performance and very affordable price.  The D70 will create a new 'sweet spot' within the total market and create excitement among all sorts of customers who enjoy photographs, as well as the process of making photographs and are now ready to expand into the realm of digital SLR photography.  The D70 is destined to be among the world's best selling digital SLR cameras.

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