Previous page Next page


Menus

The D70 has a similar menu layout to the D100, split into four sections each one accessed by a 'tab' which run down the left side of the menu system. The font used for the menus is smoother and slightly larger than the D100 although the D70 still maintains six lines down the page.

Playback Menu

Option Values / Actions Notes
Delete  • Selected
 • All
- Enters thumbnail select mode [clip]
Playback Folder  • Current
 • All

- Current record folder
- All folders on card

Rotate tall  • Yes
 • No
- Display portrait images vertically
Slide show  • Start
 • Frame Interval

- Select frame interval
Hide Image  • Thumbnail select mode [clip]  
Print Set  • Select / set
 • Deselect tall?
- Enters thumbnail select mode [clip]

Shooting Menu

Option Values / Actions Notes
Optimize image  • Normal
 • Vivid
 • Sharper
 • Softer
 • Direct Print
 • Portrait
 • Landscape
 • Custom
    - Sharpening
    - Tone comp.
    - Color mode
    - Saturation
    - Hue

Selects the 'image development' setting. There are seven presets as well as a custom set which can be configured to your own personal output. [clip]


- [clip] * Note Adobe RGB Bug
- Auto, 0, +2, -1, +1, +2, None
- Auto, 0, -2, -1, +1, +2, Custom
- Ia (sRGB), II (Adobe RGB), IIIa
- 0 (Normal), - (Moderate), + (Enh.)
- -9° to +9°

Long exp. NR  • Off
 • On
 
Image Quality  • NEF (Raw)
 • JPEG Fine
 • JPEG Normal
 • JPEG Basic
 • RAW+B (NEF+JPEG Basic)
- Menu to select quality [clip]
Image Size  • L (3008 x 2000)
 • M (2240 x 1488)
 • S (1504 x 1000)
 
White Balance  • Auto
 • Incandescent
 • Fluorescent
 • Direct Sunlight
 • Flash
 • Cloudy
 • Shade
 • Preset
- Menu to fine tune WB [clip]
-     "                  "
-     "                  "
-     "                  "
-     "                  "
-     "                  "
-     "                  "
- Menu to select exp. mode [clip]
ISO  • ISO 200
 • ISO 250
 • ISO 320
 • ISO 400
 • ISO 500
 • ISO 640
 • ISO 800
 • ISO 1000
 • ISO 1250
 • ISO 1600
 

* There appears to be a bug which incorrectly tags images with the Adobe RGB color space if you set the color mode to Adobe RGB but revert to one of the standard Optimize Image settings. See the bottom of this page for more information.

Custom Function Menu

By default the D70 displays a 'simple set' of custom functions, just the first 9 custom functions. The setup menu allows you to enable all 25 custom functions. Also new to the D70 is the help function, press and hold the '?' (protect) button with a custom function displayed to show a page of help (click here for an example).

Option Values / Actions Notes
R Menu reset *  • No
 • Reset
 
01 Beep *  • On
 • Off
 
02 Autofocus *  • AF-S
 • AF-C
- Single servo auto focus
- Continuous auto focus
03 AF-area mode *  • Single area
 • Dynamic area
 • Closest subject
- Use selected AF point
- Use all and track movement
- Use all and select closest
04 AF assist *  • On
 • Off
 
05 ISO auto *  • Off
 • On
Allow camera to adjust ISO sensitivity to maintain aperture and shutter spd.
06 No CF Card? *  • Release locked
 • Enable release
- No shutter release without CF card
07 Image review *  • On
 • Off
 
08 Grid display *  • Off
 • On
Enables 4x4 grid on viewfinder focus screen
09 EV Step *  • 1/3 step
 • 1/2 step
EV steps used for shutter / aperture and exp. compen. selection
10 Exp Comp.  • Off: [+/-] & Command dial
 • On : Command dial only
 
11 Center wtd  • 6 mm
 • 8 mm
 • 10 mm
 • 12 mm
Diameter of circle used as 'center' in center weighted metering
12 Bracket Set  • AE & Flash
 • AE Only
 • Flash Only
 • WB Bracketing
 
13 Bracketing Order  • Meter > Under > Over
 • Under > Meter > Over
 
14 Command dial  • No
 • Yes
Reverse function of main and sub command dials
15 Assign AE-L/AF-L butt.  • AE/AF Lock
 • AE Lock only
 • AF Lock only
 • AE Lock hold
 • AF-ON
Control the function of the AE-L/AF-L button
16 AE Lock Button  • AE-L/AF-L Button
 • + Release button
Require release button to be pressed as well as the AE-L/AF-L button held
17 Focus Area  • No Wrap
 • Wrap
When selecting AF points past the left or right extreme, wrap around
18 AF Area Illumination  • Auto
 • Off
 • On
 
19 Flash Mode  • TTL
 • Manual
 • Commander mode
 
20 Flash sign  • On
 • Off
When set to On the camera will indicate when flash use is suggested
21 Shutter speed  • 1/60 sec
 • 1/30 sec
 • 1/15 sec
 • 1/8 sec
 • 1/4 sec
 • 1/2 sec
 • 1 sec
 • 2 sec
 • 4 sec
 • 8 sec
 • 15 sec
 • 30 sec
Slowest shutter speed which will be used with the flash in P and A exposure modes
22 Monitor off  • 10 sec
 • 20 sec
 • 1 min
 • 5 min
 • 10 min
 
23 Meter-off  • 4 sec
 • 6 sec
 • 8 sec
 • 16 sec
 • 30 min
The amount of time the exposure meter keeps (and displays) the exposure after a shutter release half-press. Also controls illumination lamp.
24 Self-timer  • 2 sec
 • 5 sec
 • 10 sec
 • 20 sec
 
25 Remote  • 1 min
 • 5 min
 • 10 min
 • 15 min
The amount of time the exposure meter stays active with the remote control

Setup Menu

Option Values / Actions Notes
Folders  • Select folder
 • New
 • Rename
 • Delete
 
File No. Seq.  • Off
 • On
 • Reset
 
Format  • No
 • Yes
 
CSM menu  • Simple
 • Detailed
 
Date Set date & time  
LCD brightness  • -2 to +2  
Mirror lock-up  • Yes
 • No
For cleaning, doesn't require AC adapter, power off to reset
Video mode  • NTSC
 • PAL
 
Language  • Chinese
 • German
 • English
 • Spanish
 • French
 • Korean
 • Italian
 • Japanese
 • Dutch
 • Swedish
 
Image Comment  • Done
 • Input Comment
 • Attach Comment
Text which is embedded in the header of each image shot [clip]
USB  • Mass storage
 • PTP
 
Dust ref photo  • Yes
 • No
 
Firmware Ver. Displays loaded firmware version  
Image rotation  • Automatic
 • Off
 
Previous page Next page
261
I own it
5
I want it
497
I had it
Discuss in the forums

Comments

Total comments: 4
BobFoster

Had this DSLR since 2004 and I still can't get enough of it. It feels so much more solid than any reasonably priced offerings of modern day. And the kit lens...what a fantastic kit lens! Reaches longer and has a faster aperture than any kit lens of today. A true workhorse combination.

1 upvote
reanim888

I think thant as of January 2005 it's one of the most popular cameras of all time and usually in short supply. Since stores can sell as many of them as Nikon can ship no one has any reason to have to discount. I've never seen a discount from anyone, and all the discounts I've seen are from scam operations who never really have any to ship. I just got on a waiting list and my camera appeared. Be very wary of fraud over the internet. Adorama and B&H and Amazon are fine, but be careful of the thousands of others offering these.

1 upvote
jkittyler

Hi am just asking i real don't know what wrong with my camera D70 i just took 350 picture then there no more spice in my me Compact Flash Memory Cards is full

0 upvotes
Lassoni

You should make a topic in the forums, but if the camera is functioning correctly, then the memory card is simply full, and you need to make space by moving the pictures to computer.

0 upvotes
Total comments: 4