As promised back in April when the D70s was announced Nikon has now released firmware version 2.0 for the D70. This new firmware adds several improvements which were introduced with the D70s; improved 5-area AF performance (especially continuous tracking), updated menu design and layout, new in-camera setup page for PictBridge compatible printers.

Download the Nikon D70 firmware 2.0 update (Nikon USA)

Download the Nikon D70 firmware 2.0 update (Nikon Europe)

Download the Nikon D70 firmware 2.0 manual addendum (PDF)

Nikon D70 Firmware update 2.0

Issues addressed with firmware version 2.0

  1. Performance of the 5-area AF system has been improved (Dynamic area and Closest subject AF-area modes).
  2. Changes have been made to the design of menu displays.
  3. Page-size settings can now be applied from the camera with direct printing from a PictBridge-compatible printer.
  4. The number of exposures remaining, displayed in the control panel and viewfinder, when shooting at an image-quality setting of NEF (RAW) or NEF+JPEG Basic has been changed (the number is calculated based on the size of compressed RAW file).
    Maximum number of exposures displayed when a 256-MB CompactFlash memory card is used:

    Version 2.00: NEF (RAW): approx. 44 exposures; NEF+JPEG Basic: approx. 39 exposures
    Version 1.03 or earlier: NEF (RAW): approx. 23 exposures; NEF+JPEG Basic: approx. 21 exposures
  5. The default setting for camera clock has been changed from 2004.01.01 to 2005.01.01. Now you cannot set the clock back to a date before 2004.12.31.
  6. A problem that sometimes caused communication between the camera and computer to be unexpectedly terminated when using Nikon Capture Camera Control has been corrected. (Windows)