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D70 Introduction, Features and Screen Shots, AF System and Custom settings,
Compared to D100 and Canon Digital Rebel (Chart),

Compared to D100 and Canon Digital Rebel (Images), D70 Image Samples

Nikon D70 Digital SLR Specifications


Nikon D70 Digital SLR Camera

Effective Pixels

6.1 million

Image Sensor

Nikon DX Format RGB CCD, 23.7 x 15.6 mm total pixels: 6.24 million

Image size (pixels)

3008 x 2000 [Large], 2240 x 1448 [Medium], 1504 x 1000 [Small]


ISO equivalency 200 to 1,600 (variable in 1/3 EV step)

Storage Media

CompactFlash; (CF) Card (Type I / II) and Microdrive

Storage System

Compressed NEF (RAW): 12-bit lossless compression, JPEG

File System

Exif 2,21, Compliant DCF 2.0 and DPOF

White Balance

Auto (TTL white-balance with 1,005 pixels RGB sensor), six custom manual modes with fine-tuning (+/1 3 steps for each parameter), 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; Histogram indication; Highlight point display; Auto image rotation

Delete Function

Card format, All frames delete, Selected frames delete

Video Output



USB: Mass Storage and PTP selectable

Text Input

Up to 36 characters of alphanumeric text input is 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 85 mm F2.8D : All functions supported except autofocus and some exposure modes 4) Other AF Nikkor*2 : All functions supported except 3D color matrix metering, i-TTL balanced fill-flash for digital SLR
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
*1 IX Nikkor lenses can not be used
*2 Excluding lenses for F3AF

Picture Angle

Equivalent in 35 mm [135] format is approx. 1.5 times lens focal length


Built-in diopter adjustment (1.6 to +0.5 m1)


18 mm (at -1.0 m-1)

Focusing Screen

Type B BriteView clear matte screen Mark II with superimposed focus brackets and On-Demand grid lines

Viewfinder Frame Coverage

Approx. 95%

Viewfinder Magnification

Approx. 0.75x with 50mm lens at infinity; 1.0 m1


TTL phase detection, Nikon Multi-CAM900 autofocus module;
Detection range: EV -1 to +19 (ISO 100 equivalent, at normal temperature)

Lens Servo

1) Autofocus (AF): single-servo AF (AF-S); continuous servo AF (AF-C); predictive focus tracking automatically activated according to subject status
2) Manual focus (M)

Focus Area

Can be selected from one of 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 System

TTL full-aperture exposure metering system
(1) 3D color matrix metering with 1,005-pixel RGB sensor
(2) Center-weighted: Weight of 75%(8mm circle) given to 6, 8, 10, or 13-mm circle in center of frame, or weighting based on average of entire frame
(3) Spot: Meters 2.3mm circle (about 1% of frame) centered on active focus area

Exposure Metering Range

1) EV 0 to 20 (3D color matrix or center-weighted metering)
2) EV 3 to 20 (spot metering)

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

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 2 EV in 1/3 or 1/2 steps

Shooting Modes

1) Single frame shooting (S) mode
2) Continuous shooting (C) mode: approx. 3 images per second (up to 12 consecutive shots with JPEG format, 4 shot with RAW format)
3) Self-timer / remote control mode.


Combined mechanical and CCD electronic shutter, 30 to 1/8000 sec in steps of 1/3 or 1/2 EV, bulb

Sync Contact

X-contact only; flash synchronization at up to 1/500 sec

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 lens
3) Non-TTL Auto: Available with Speedlights such as SB-800, 80DX, 28DX, 28, 27, and 22s
4) Range-priority manual available with SB-800

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 Auto flash with auto pop-up

Flash compensation

3 to +1 EV in increments of 1/3 or 1/2EV


Lights when SB-series Speedlight such as SB800, SB600, SB80DX, 28DX, 50DX, 28, 27, or 22s is fully charged; blinks for 3 sec after flash is fired at full output

Accessory Shoe

Standard ISO hot-shoe contact with safety lock provided


Electronically controlled timer with 2 to 20 sec duration

Depth of Field Preview Button

Yes available

Print Support

Compatible with PictBridge enabled printers, DPOF support

Remote Control

ML-L3 wireless remote controller (optional)

Power Source

One rechargeable Nikon EN-EL3 Li-ion battery
Three CR2 lithium batteries (with supplied MS-D70 battery holder)
EH-5 AC adapter (Optional)

Tripod Socket

1/4 in. (ISO1222)

(W x H x D)

Approx. 140 x 111 x 78mm (5.5 x 4.4 x 3.1 in.)


Approx. 595g (1 lb 5 oz) without battery, memory card, body cap, or monitor cover

Supplied Accessories*

Strap, Body cap, Eyepiece cap, LCD monitor cover, Video cable, USB cable, Rechargeable Li-ion battery EN-EL3, Quick Charger MH-18, NikonView Software, MS-D70 CR2 battery holder

Optional Accessories

Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL3, Multi Charger MH-19, Quick Charger MH-18, AC Adapter EH-5, Speedlight SB-800/600, Nikon Capture 4 Software, Semi-soft Case CF-D70, Remote Controller
ML-L3, CompactFlash Card

D70 Introduction, Features and Screen Shots, AF System and Custom settings,
Compared to D100 and Canon Digital Rebel (Chart),

Compared to D100 and Canon Digital Rebel (Images), D70 Image Samples

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