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Firmware update version 2.0 for the Nikon D70 digital SLR

Following Nikon's advance announcement last month, firmware version 2.0 is now released. Issues addressed:
- Improved 5 area AF system
- Changes to menu displays
- Default clock is 2005.01.01
- PictBridge page-size can be set from the camera
- The number of exposures remaining is calculated based on the size of compressed RAW file).
- Maximum number of exposures displayed when a 256-MB CompactFlash memory card is used
- Fixed computer and camera communication...

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Nikon World-wide download pagesEU Nikon D70 software download page

USA Nikon D70 software download page - Windows
USA Nikon D70 software download page - Macintosh


The Issues addressed with firmware version 2.0:

Performance of the 5-area AF system has been improved (Dynamic area and Closest subject AF-area modes).

Changes have been made to the design of menu displays.

Page-size settings can now be applied from the camera with direct printing from a PictBridge-compatible printer.

The number of exposures remaining, displayed in the control panel and viewfinder, when shooting at an image-quality setting of NEF (RAW) or NEF+JPEG Basic has been changed (the number is calculated based on the size of compressed RAW file).

Maximum number of exposures displayed when a 256-MB CompactFlash memory card is used:
Version 2.00:  NEF (RAW):  approx. 44 exposures; NEF+JPEG Basic:  approx. 39 exposures
Version 1.03 or earlier:  NEF (RAW):  approx. 23 exposures; NEF+JPEG Basic:  approx. 21 exposures

The default setting for camera clock has been changed from 2004.01.01 to 2005.01.01. Now you cannot set the clock back to a date before 2004.12.31.

A problem that sometimes caused communication between the camera and computer to be unexpectedly terminated when using Nikon Capture Camera Control has been corrected. (Windows)

Additional information: Nikon World-wide download pages
May 17, 2005
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