The D70 employs the popular Nikon DX Format sensor & Nikon F lens mount design, maintaining seamless compatibility with all AF Nikkor lenses & allowing you to take full advantage of high quality DX Nikkor lenses designed exclusively for Nikon's D-series digital SLR cameras optimized to achieve outstanding center-to-edge-to-corner image quality. Developed concurrently as a perfect match for daily use with the D70 and compatible with all Nikon D-Series SLR models, the new AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G IF-ED combines top performance & outstanding value.
The D70 is ready to use the instant it is turned on. The 5-area autofocus system is fast & precise, includes an AF-assist illuminator to help maximize performance even in dark conditions. Shoots a rapid 3 frames per sec for a continuous burst of 12 pictures (maximum) thanks to improved buffer memory handling, faster image processing, increased memory card access speed & greater system bus bandwidth.
Controls are located for easy access & smooth operation. Menus are presented clearly on the large LCD monitor. And, innovative new shooting options have been added to simplify the photographic process, whether controlled manually or via advanced automatic operation. Of particular note are Nikon's 7 new automated Digital Vari-Program selections accessed from the new Mode dial for a combination of personal control & powerful automatic operation t hat helps achieve great results under even complex conditions.
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. Sensitivity can be set between ISO 200 to 1600 or controlled automatically across the same range of settings to maximize availablelight.
A new 6.1 effective megapixel Nikon DX Format CCD image sensor featuring wider dynamic range & a higher signal to noise ratio produces 3,008 x 2,000-pixel images with high resolution & superbly sharp details for making large prints, or for cropping.
The D70's advanced System LSI processor is programmed for next generation performance to produce the finest in vivid colors & clarity, while maximizing the speed of file compression, memory buffer handling, simultaneous recording ofJPEG & NEF (Nikon Electronic Format) files, & near-instant LCD image display.
Nikon's acclaimed 3D Color Matrix Meter with 1,005-pixel sensor assures accurateauto TTL white balance. 6 different manual white balance modes, preset white balance, & white balance bracketing are also available for full creative control. Exposure compensation & flash exposure compensation combine with auto bracketing to further aid in achieving the perfect shot. The EN-EL3 lithium-ion battery delivers the power to shoot up to 2,000 images(1) on a single charge, & there is a disposable battery holder as well. Diverse playback options, versatile custom settings, a USB nterface too.
|Type of Camera:||Single-lens reflex digital camera|
|Effective Pixels:||6.1 million|
|Image Sensor:||RGB CCD, 23.7 x 15.6 mm; total pixels: 6.24 million|
|Image Size (pixels):||3008 x 2000 [L], 2240 x 1448 [M], 1504 x 1000 [S]|
|Sensitivity:||200 to 1600 (ISO equivalent) in steps of 1/3 EV|
|Storage Media:||CompactFlash" (CF) Card (Type I and II ) and Microdrive"|
|Storage System:||Compressed NEF (RAW): 12-bit lossless compression, JPEG: JPEG baseline-compliant|
|File System:||Exif 2.21, Compliant DCF 2.0 and DPOF|
|Storage (Number of:||RAW approx. 23, FINE approx. 73, NORMAL approx. 144, BASIC approx. 279, RAW & BASIC approx. 21|
|White Balance:||Auto (TTL white balance with 1,005 pixels RGB sensor), six manual modes with fine-tuning, preset white balance, white balance bracketing possible|
|LCD Monitor:||1.8-in., 130,000 -dot, low-temperature polysilicon TFT LCD with brightness adjustment|
|Playback Function:||1 frame: Thumbnail (4 or 9 segments); Magnifying playback; Slide show; Histogramindication; Highlight point display; Auto image rotation|
|Delete Function:||Card format, All frames delete, Selected frames delete|
|Video Output:||Can be selected from NTSC and PAL|
|Interface:||USB: Mass Storage and PTP selectable|
|Text Input:||Up to 36 characters of alphanumeric text input available with LCD monitor and multi-selector; stored in Exif header|
|Compatible Lenses:||1) DX Nikkor: All functions supported; 2) Type G- or D-AF Nikkor: All functions supported; 3) Micro Nikkor 85mm F2.8D: All functions supported except some exposrue modes; 4) Other AF Nikkor (excluding lenses for F3AF): All functions supported except 3D Color Matrix Metering, i-TTL balanced Fill-Flash for digital SLR;|
|Compatible Lenses:||5) AI-P Nikkor: All functions supported except 3D Color Matrix Metering, i-TTL balanced Fill-Flash for digital SLR and autofocus; 6) Non-CPU: Can be used in exposure mode M, but exposure meter does not function; electronic range finder can be used if maximum aperture is f/5.6 or faster. 7) IX Nikkor Lenses cannot be used.|
|Picture Angle:||Equivalent in 35 mm  format is approx. 1.5 times lens focal length|
|Viewfinder:||Fixed-eyelevel penta-Dach-mirror type; built-in diopter adjustment (-1.6 to +0.5m -1)|
|Eyepoint:||18 mm (-1.0 m -1)|
|Focusing Screen:||B-type BriteView clear matte screen II with superimposed focus brackets and On-Demand grid lines|
|Viewfinder Frame Coverage:||Approx. 95%|
|Viewfinder Magnification:||Approx. 0.75x with 50 mm lens at infinity; -1.0 m-1|
|Viewfinder Information:||Focus indications, Metering system, AE/FV lock indicator, Shutter speed, Aperture value, Exposure/Exposure compensation indicator,Exposure mode, Flash output level compensation, Exposure compensation, Number of remaining exposures|
|Autofocus:||TTL phase detection by Nikon Multi-CAM900 autofocus module with AF-assist illuminator (approx. 0.5 m to 3.0 m) Detection range: EV -1 to +19 (ISO 100 equivalent, at normal temperature: 20Â°C/68Â°F)|
|Lens Servo:||1) Autofocus (AF): single-servo AF (AF-S); continuous servo AF (AF-C); predictive focus tracking automatically activated according to subject status2) Manual focus (M)|
|Focus Area:||Can be selected from 5 focus areas|
|AF Area Mode:||1) Single Area AF, 2) Dynamic Area AF,3) Closest Subject Priority Dynamic Area AF|
|Focus Lock:||Focus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (single-servo AF)or by pressing AE-L/AF-L button|
|Exposure Metering:||TTL full-aperture exposure metering system(1) 3D color matrix metering with 1,005-pixel RGB sensor(2) Center-weighted: Weight of 75% (8mm dia. circle) givento 6, 8, 10, or 13 mm dia. circle in center of frame, or weighting based on average of entire frame(3) Spot: Meters 2.3 mm dia. circle (about 1% of frame) centered on active focus area|
|Exposure Metering:||1) EV 0 to 20 (3D color matrix or center-weighted metering)2) EV 2 to 20 (spot metering) (ISO 100 equivalent, f/1.4 lens, 20Â°C/68Â°F)|
|Exposure Meter Coupling:||CPU coupling|
|Exposure Mode:||Digital Vari-Program ( Auto, Portrait, Landscape, Close up, Sports, Night landscape, Night portrait),programmed auto [P] with flexible program; shutter-priority auto [S]; aperture priority auto [A]; manual [M]|
|Exposure Compensation:||Â±5 EV in increments of 1/3 or 1/2 EV|
|Auto Exposure Lock:||Luminosity locked at detected value with AE-L/AF-L button|
|Auto Exposure Bracketing:||Two or three frames Â±2EV in 1/3 or 1/2 steps|
|Shooting Modes:||1) Single frame shooting mode2) Continuous shooting mode: approx. 3 frames per second3) Self-timer/remote control mode|
|Shutter:||Combined mechanical and CCD electronic shutter,30 to 1/8000 s in steps of 1/3 or1/2 EV, bulb|
|Sync Contact:||X-contact only; flash synchronization at up to 1/500 second|
|Flash Control||1) TTL: TTL flash control by 1,005 pixel RGB sensor Built-in Speedlight: i-TTL balanced Fill-Flash or standard i-TTL flash (spot metering or mode dial set to [M]) SB-800 or 600: i-TTL balanced Fill-Flash or standard i-TTL flash (spot metering)2) Auto aperture: Available with SB-800 and 600 with CPU lens3) Non-TTLAuto: Available with Speedlights such as SB-800, 80DX, 28DX, 28, 27, and 22s4) Range-priority manual available with SB-800 and 600|
|Flash Sync Mode:||1) Front-Curtain Sync (normal sync), 2) Red-Eye Reduction, 3) Red-Eye Reduction with Slow Sync, 4) Slow Sync, 5) Rear-Curtain Sync|
|Built-in Speedlight:||auto flash with auto pop-up[P], [S], [A], [M]: manual pop-up with button release Guide number (ISO 200/ISO 100, m): approx. 15/11 (manual full 17/12)|
|Flash Compensation:||-3 to +1 EV in increments of 1/3 or 1/2EV|
|Accessory Shoe:||Standard ISO hot-shoe contact with safety lock provided|
|Self-timer:||Electronically controlled timer with 2 to 20 second duration|
|Depth of Field Preview:||When CPU lens is attached, lens aperture can be stopped down and previewed by pressing the preview button|
|Remote Control:||ML-L3 wireless remote controller (optional)|
|Power Source:||One rechargeable Nikon Li-ion Battery EN-EL3;Three CR2 lithium batteries (with supplied CR2 Battery Holder MS-D70) AC Adapter EH-5 (optional)|
|Dimensions (W x H x D):||Approx. 5.5 x 4.4 x 3.1 inches|
|Weight (without battery):||Approx. 21 oz without battery, memory card, body cap, or monitor cover|