Nikon D70s interchangeable-lens digital SLR camera inherits the award-winning image quality, high performance and user-friendliness of the D70 while introducing refinements that further help photographers capture precious moments as they unfold
Powering up in a mere 0.2 seconds, the D70s is ready to shoot the instant it is turned on. Shutter release time lag is minimized for quick response that makes shooting more efficient and more enjoyable. It is also capable of shooting a rapid 3 frames per second for a continuous burst of 144 pictures
Shutter speeds of 30 to 1/8,000 sec. ensure full creative control. The built-in auto pop-up flash can synchronize at shutter speeds of up to 1/500 sec. for great fill flash effects. Its new optimized design also increases flash coverage to support lenses as wide as 18mm. Sensitivity can be set between ISO 200 to 1600 or controlled automatically (AUTO ISO) across the same range of settings to maximize available light.
The 5-area autofocus system continues to feature a cross-type sensor in the center, broad frame coverage, and class-leading low light detection, but is improved to deliver greater precision with fast, more consistent subject acquisition and improved focus tracking. Also included is an AF-assist illuminator to help maximize performance when shooting in low lighting conditions.
Nikon's 3D Color Matrix Metering with 1,005-pixel sensor delivers consistently accurate exposure automatically by measuring brightness, color, contrast, selected focus area, and subject-to-camera distance information for each shot, and then referencing the results against an onboard database of 30,000 scenes from actual photography. Variable center-weighted metering and a choice of five spot meters are also available, as are exposure compensation, and auto exposure bracketing.
The D70s produces natural coloration by matching white balance to the light source of the shot. Advanced Auto white balance is capable of handling most situations, although the flexible options include white balance bracketing, a choice of six specific manual settings with fine-tuning, as well as a preset option for using a gray or white object as a reference for white balance.
Controls are located for easier access and smoother operation. Newly designed menus are presented clearly and in plain language on the large 2.0-inch LCD monitor, while intuitive help dialogs are available for on-the-spot reference to the respective menu selections.
Remote control options are also expanded for the D70s, with the new optional Remote Cord (MC-DC1) adding greater convenience and ease of use in a wider variety of shooting situations, including long exposures and close-ups. Cable-free operation is also available with the optional Wireless Remote Control ML-L3. A third option involves Nikon Capture software, which can be used to control the D70s from a computer via the USB connection.
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I have been shooting Canon for some time, and when I went in to get the next big Canon I found out my lenes don't work with the new Canons, but the Lenes I have had for years from Nikon will work with any Nikon on the market. So I moved to Nikon. This is one great camera. I truley do love it. It has everything from the simple settings to just get you taking pictures to the manual settings PROs need to take great photographs. The controls are simple. The manual/instructions are better than any book you could by for it. It is one detailed manaul. I carry it with me when I need to review or try something new. Most cameras have a book at the book store that you will need to go pick up to get more detail but in this case all you need is the one that came with it. I love CF cards. They are heavy duty and I like the size. It writes fast in RAW and even faster in JPEG. I don't use JPG that much as I do most of my shooting in RAW. The lenes with this kit are great in that they give you a really wide range of shooting. My go to lens is the 18-70. It just works for tons of shots. The other lens is super to for working at a distance and getting in tight. Nikon does need to come out with a full sized senor. I think this is killing them with the PROs. Canon has the full sensor and that alone is a deal killer. I would love to have seen the D70s with a full isze sensor and that is my only real beef with this camera. Make sure if you are moving from film to digital you spend the money on a good sensor cleaning brush. You will thank me later.