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

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

Nikon D70 First Look- Page 5

Nikon D70 compared to Nikon D100 and Canon EOS Digital Rebel

Update Feb 4th. Lens comparison of optional kit lenses, Nikon AF-S DX 18-70mm f3.5-4.5G versus Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 USM added below.


Feature

Nikon D100

Nikon D70

Canon Digital Rebel

Construction

Polycarbonate with inner metal shell

Polycarbonate

Polycarbonate

Resolution

6.1 MP

6.1 MP

6.3 MP

Sensor

CCD

CCD

CMOS

Multiplier Effect

1.5 x

1.5 x

1.6 x

Metering

10 segment

1005 RGB segment (D2H type)

35 zone

Metering modes

3D Matrix, Centre Weighted, Spot, Spot AF area

3D Matrix, Variable Centre Weighted (in custom settings), Spot, Spot AF area

Evaluative, Partial at Centre, Centre Weighted in Manual Exposure Mode only

Recording Format

JPEG, TIFF, RAW

JPEG, RAW, JPEG + RAW

JPEG, RAW, JPEG + RAW

FAT 32 Compliant

Yes

Yes

Yes

Exposure Modes

P,A,S,M

P,A,S,M + 7 Scene modes

P,A,S,M + 7 Scene modes, DEP

ISO Sensitivity

200 -1600 (Hi 1 and Hi 2)

200 -1600 ISO

100 -1600 ISO

Color Mode

sRGB I, Adobe RGB, sRGB II

sRGB I, Adobe RGB, sRGB II

sRGB, Adobe RGB

Hue Adjustment

3 step for each mode approx. 3/ step

3 step for each mode approx. 3/ step

No

Continious Shooting

2.5 fps

3 fps

2.5 fps

Buffer Capacity

6 JPEG, 4 RAW

12 JPEG ( up to 20 JPEG Normal / Large), 5 RAW

4 JPEG

White Balance

6 settings + preset

6 settings + preset

6 settings + preset

WB Fine-Tuning

Fine tuning for each setting with 3 step

Fine tuning for each setting with 3 step

No

WB Bracketing

Yes, Three steps

Yes, two or three steps

Yes, Three steps

Shutter Speed

30 sec to 1/4000 + Bulb

30 sec to 1/8000 sec + Bulb

30 sec to 1/4000 + Bulb

Exposure Compensation

+5.0 to -5.0EV
(1/2, 1/3EV step)

+5.0 to -5.0EV
(1/2, 1/3EV step)

+2.0 to -2.0EV
(1/2, 1/3EV step)

AEB

2 or 3 frames -2.0 to +2.0
(.5 or .3 step)

2 or 3 frames -2.0 to +2.0
(.5 or .3 step)

3 frames -2.0 to +2.0
1/3 step

Flash sync

1/180 sec

1/500 sec

1/200 sec

Built-in flash GN

12

11

13

Flash Modes

Auto, red-eye reduction, Red-eye reduction with slow sync, slow sync, rear curtain

Auto, red-eye reduction, Red-eye reduction with slow sync, slow sync, rear curtain

Auto, On, Off, Red-eye reduction

High Speed Sync

No

No

Yes, with EX series Speedlight

Flash Compensation

-3 to +1EV(1/2, 1/3 step )

-3 to +1EV (1/3 step )

No

Flash Type

D-TTL

i-TTL + Wireless with SB-800, SB-600. "Commander Mode" on built-in flash for wireless i-TTL

E-TTL

AF Detection

EV -1 to 19 EV

EV -1 to 19 EV

EV .5 to 18 EV

Focus Points

5

5 (D100 type AF)

7

Focus Modes

Single area AF, Dynamic AF, Close subject priority AF

Single area AF, Dynamic AF, Close subject priority AF, (D100 type AF)

No selection available, depends on exposure mode: AI Focus AF, One shot AF, AI Servo AF

Lens Compatibility

DX, AF Nikkor, Manual D type

DX, AF Nikkor, Manual D type

Canon EF

Viewfinder Coverage

95%

95%

95%

Eyepoint

24mm

18mm

21mm

LCD monitor

1.8 " 120 K

1.8 " 134 K

1.8 " 118 K

Custom Functions

26 settings

25 settings

None

Noise Reduction

Yes

Yes (Very fast two stage)

Yes

Interface

USB 1.1

USB 2.0 (Full Speed, similar transfer rate to USB 1.1)

USB 1.1

Vertical Image Rotation

No

Yes

Yes

Alphanumeric data input

Yes up to 36 characters

Yes up to 36 characters

No

PictBridge Support

No

Yes

Yes

Accessory vertical grip

Yes MB-D100

No

Yes BG-E1 (Supports two BP-511 Li-Ion batt)

Software

Nikon View 6 / Capture 4.0 optional provides tools for NEF/RAW editing, camera control, Digital DEE and more

Nikon View 6 / Capture 4.1 optional provides tools for NEF/RAW editing, camera control, Digital DEE and more

ZoomBrowser EX, Adobe Photoshop Elements, RAW converter, Photo Record (Remote Capture)

Remote

Yes MC-20 or standard cable

Wireless ML-L3 only

Cable remote RS-60E3 or Wireless RC-1

Power Source

EN-EL3

EN-EL3 or 3 x CR2

BP-511 Li-Ion battery

Weight w/o battery

700 grams

595 grams

560 grams





Lens Comparison


AF-S Nikkor 18-70mm f3.5-4.5G IF-ED lens
versus the Canon EF-S 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 kit lens
available with the Canon Digital Rebel

The Nikkor AF-S DX 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G ED-IF zoom lens covers a focal range up to 105mm in 35mm equivalent terms (70mm x 1.5 multiplier effect). The Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 USM lens in comparison covers a focal length up to 88mm in 35mm equivalent terms (55mm x 1.6 multiplier effect). See here for an image perspective comparison between the two.

Lens Comparison

Nikon AF-S DX 18-70mm
F3.5- 4.5G IF-ED

Canon EF-S 18- 55mm
F3.5- 5.6 USM

Focal length

18 to 70mm

18 to 55mm

Maximum aperture

f/3.5 - 4.5

f/3.5 - 5.6

Focal Length in 35mm equivalent

27-105mm

29.8 - 88mm

Lens construction

15 elements in 13 groups

11 elements in 9 groups

Lens Mount
Metal
Polycarbonate

ED glass elements

3

-

Aspherical lens elements

1

-

Closest focusing distance

0.38m (all focal range)

0.28m

Macro function

No

No

Minimum F/stop

22-36

22-36

Number of blades

7

6

Aperture ring

No (G-type)

No

AF drive

AF-S (Silent Wave Motor) drive

USM drive

M/A mode

Yes

No

Focus distance indicator

Yes (distance window)

No

Focus method

IF (Internal Focusing)

-

Hood

HB-32 supplied

-

Protective Case
Supplied (soft pouch)
No

Filter attachment size

67mm

58mm

Rotating attachment ring

Does not rotate (good with filters)

Rotates

Diameter x length

73 x 75.5mm (2.9 x 3.0in.)

68.5 x 66mm (2.7 x 2.6in.)

Compatibility
All Nikon Digital SLR cameras
Available only for Canon Digital Rebel

Weight (approximate)

390g (12.5oz.)

190g (6.1oz.)



Nikon D70 compared to Canon EOS Digital Rebel (product views)




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

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






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