ON, April 20, 2005
- Nikon Canada Inc. announces the introduction of a new interchangeable-lens
digital SLR camera, the D70s. This exceptional camera inherits
the image quality, high performance and user-friendliness
of the award-winning D70, and introduces many refinements
to further help photographers capture those precious moments.
Nikon SLR cameras, the D70s employs the Nikon DX Format sensor
and Nikon F lens mount design, making it seamlessly compatible
with all AF Nikkor lenses and the expanding family of high
quality DX Nikkor lenses.
that performance is paramount as you seek the best possible
images, so every system within the camera is optimized to
keep you on top of the action. Powering up in a mere 0.2 seconds,
the D70s is ready to shoot the instant you turn it on. Shutter
release time lag is minimized to make shooting even more efficient
and more enjoyable. It can also shoot a rapid 3 frames per
second for a continuous burst of 144 pictures*.
speeds of 30 to 1/8,000 second ensure users have full creative
control. The built-in auto pop-up flash can synchronize at
shutter speeds of up to 1/500 second 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 and 1600 or controlled automatically (AUTO
ISO) across the same range of settings to maximize available
autofocus system continues to feature a cross-type sensor
in the centre, 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
advanced System LSI processor produces the finest in vivid
colours and clarity, while maximizing the speed of file compression,
memory buffer handling, simultaneous recording of JPEG and
NEF** (Nikon Electronic Format) files, and near-instant LCD
effective megapixel Nikon DX Format CCD image sensor features
wide dynamic range and a high signal to noise ratio that produces
3,008 x 2,000-pixel images with high resolution and superbly
sharp details suited for making large prints, or for cropping
for creative detail.
3D Color Matrix Metering with 1,005-pixel sensor delivers
consistently accurate exposure automatically by measuring
brightness, colour, contrast, selected focus area, and subject-to-camera
distance values for each shot, and then referencing the results
against an onboard database of 30,000 scenes from actual photography.
Variable centre-weighted metering and a choice of five spot
meters are also available, as are exposure compensation, auto
exposure bracketing, and flash exposure compensation.
produces natural colouration 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
shooting options simplify the photographic process, whether
you choose manual control or advanced automatic operation.
Of particular note are the seven automated Digital Vari-Program
selections accessed from the mode dial. These give you a combination
of personal control and powerful automatic operation to help
achieve great results even when in a hurry to catch the shot,
or in complex shooting conditions.
high-energy rechargeable lithium-ion battery EN-EL3a delivers
the power to shoot up to 2,500 images*** on a single charge.
The D70s can also be powered by the EN-EL3 battery used by
the Nikon D100 and D70, or by CR2 batteries when using the
optional battery holder (MS-D70).
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 dialogues
are available for on-the-spot reference to the respective
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 4 (Ver. 4.2) software, which can be
used to control the D70s from a computer via the USB connection.
playback options, versatile custom settings, a USB interface
for easy connectivity or direct printing to any PictBridge
compatible printer, and a bevy of other features make the
D70s a top-performer amongst digital SLR cameras.
the advantages of the camera's outstanding performance with
the empowering and inspiring components of Nikon's Total Imaging
System, including high-quality AF, AF-S and DX Nikkor lenses,
advanced Speedlight technologies, and versatile software options.
Top it off with superb pictures that are vivid, accurate in
colour, and crisp and clean in detail, and you discover the
sheer enjoyment, expanded creative possibilities, and increased
shutter opportunities of Nikon digital SLR photography with
JPEG NORMAL - Large setting, and a SanDisk SDCFH (Ultra II),
SDCFX (Extreme/Extreme III), or Lexar Media 80X WA CompactFlash*
taken with the D70s require Nikon Capture 4 (Ver. 4.2) or
***22,500 images per charge achieved under following test
Fully charged EN-EL3a battery; temperature of 20°C (68°F);
Zoom-Nikkor AF-S DX 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G SG IF ED lens; continuous
shooting mode; continuous-servo autofocus; image quality set
to JPEG BASIC; image size set to Medium; shutter speed 1/250
sec.; shutter release pressed halfway for three seconds and
focus cycled from infinity to minimum range three times with
each shot; monitor turned on for five seconds after six shots
and then turned off; cycle repeated once exposure meters have
The D70s will be available worldwide at the end of April 2005.
in the Box
The Nikon D70s is ready to go right out of the box. All essential
accessories, including rechargeable Li-ion battery, Quick
Charger, video and USB cables, strap, body cap, eyepiece cap,
rubber eyecup, LCD monitor cover, and Nikon's latest release
of its comprehensive PictureProject software for organizing
and editing photos.
Nikon Canada offers an exclusive 2-year warranty for all COOLPIX
cameras and the Nikon D70, D70s, and D50 Digital SLR cameras
purchased from a Nikon Canada Authorized Dealer. Consumers
can feel comfort knowing their investment in protected by
Nikon Canada's 2-Year Warranty with in-Canada service.