This Nikon D70s camera is the 2005 successor to Nikon’s best-selling and affordable (under $1000) 6.1-megapixel D70 digital SLR introduced last year. This is well suited for beginning photo enthusiasts, hobbyists and advanced users and offers a combination of superior image quality with robust performance. It takes all of the D70′s features and adds a number of refinements including:
Improved 5-area autofocus system now has an all-area search priority to complement the single area, dynamic area, and close subject priority modes, improving the ability to acquire focus on fast moving subjects within the frame.
* A larger 2.0-inch LCD monitor, making it easier to review images and access menus.
* Added a port for the MC-DC1 electronic cable release (optional) which allows users to trigger the camera and hold the shutter open for timed exposures.
* The built-in Speedlight now has a wider angle of coverage, supports 18mm lenses.
* New easier-to-read menu design uses color-coded menus with a larger type-face.
* A higher capacity Li-ion battery yields more pictures per charge.
Nikon D70s Features
This offers AUTO, Program AE, Shutter speed AE, Aperture priority AE and Manual exposure modes plus seven pre-programmed Digital Vari-Program selections. The Digital Vari-Program modes produce great results with smooth gradations and rich tones even in the most complex shooting conditions. Nikon’s Dynamic Buffer technology allows you to continuously capture up to 144 pictures at three pictures per second. Additional features such as simultaneous compressed NEF (RAW) and JPEG writing capabilities, and i-TTL flash compatibility with a sync speed of up to 1/500 second.
The menus have been designed to offer quick access to the most often used features of the camera like Nikon D500. Users will have a choice of customizing their menu to display simple or advanced options depending on their skill level. A unique help button on the camera temporarily displays a short description for each of the 25 different custom settings, offering users immediate help when changing the camera settings.
The built-in speedlight automatically pops up and fires when natural lighting is inadequate or to add balanced Fill-Flash when there is strong backlighting. In addition, i-TTL technology improves the accuracy of fill-flash exposure and white balance in a picture, by seamlessly integrating color information gathered from the speedlight’s monitor pre-flash with information from the camera’s 1,005-pixel RGB sensor. The built-in speedlight can also be used in Commander Mode to remotely control a group of multiple wireless SB-600 and/or SB-800 Speedlights.
Software is a key component of Nikon‘s Total Imaging System. The included Nikon PictureProject 1.5 boasts powerful features wrapped into a brand new interface that navigates quickly and is easy to master. While PictureProject 1.5 is already a dynamic new addition to Nikon photography, the software also supports plug-ins, allowing users to add new features, as technology and the digital camera market evolve. The software allows users to easily transfer images to PC’s or MAC’s and browse, organize, and share them. With support for JPEG, TIFF and NEF and compressed NEF (RAW) files, PictureProject 1.5 works in close unison with Nikon Capture 4.2 as the ideal companion to its powerful feature set.
6.1-Megapixel CCD imager yielding 3008 x 2000 pixel images
Compact and lightweight digital SLR camera
Accepts Nikon F-mount lenses (with 1.5x FOV multiplier)
Digital Vari-Program, Program w/shift, Shutter priority, Aperture priority and Manual
Exclusive Nikon 3D-Color Matrix metering
Compressed RAW and JPEG formats in three quality levels and sizes
TTL auto white balance, presets and custom set
Shutter speeds from 1/8,000 to 30 seconds, flash sync to 1/500
Continuous drive at 3fps with dynamic buffer (up to 144 frames)
Five area AF with dynamic tracking, single or continuous servo
Three color spaces (two sRGB and Adobe sRGB)
2.0-inch color LCD with 130,000 pixels and white LED backlight
Onscreen menu for Playback, Shooting, Custom functions and Setup
Review with zoomed-playback & pan, histogram and highlights
ISO sensitivity from 200 to 1600 in 1/3 steps
Noise Reduction circuitry for long exposures
3D Multi-Sensor Balanced Fill-Flash with SB-600, SB-800 flashes
CompactFlash Type II storage, Microdrive and FAT-32 compatible
Selectable video output with NTSC or PAL format
USB data and control interface
High-capacity EN-EL3a battery and compact MH-18a rapid charger
System Versatility: DX Nikkor Lenses
This camera joins Nikon’s current selection of digital SLR models and inherits the popular DX format sensor and Nikon F-Mount, making it seamlessly compatible with all AF Nikkor lenses and Nikon’s exclusive DX Nikkor lenses. Designed exclusively for use with DX Format digital SLR cameras, DX Nikkor lenses deliver a wider picture angle, higher performance, and outstanding center-to-edge-to-corner image quality, while realizing smaller and lighter designs. All DX Nikkor lenses have a picture angle comparable to that of 35mm format lenses with a 1.5x factor. Since the introduction of the DX Nikkor lenses, the series has grown to include six lenses. These include:
New AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED
New AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED
AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5 IF-ED
AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 17-55mm f/2.8G IF-ED
AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 12-24mm f/4G IF-ED
AF DX Fisheye-Nikkor 10.5mm f/2.8G ED
This is available either as an Outfit or a Set. The D70s Outfit includes the camera body, rechargeable battery, charger, Nikon PictureProject™ software, neck strap and the high-performance AF-S DX Nikkor 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G IF-ED lens. The Set includes all items mentioned above except the lens.