Nikon D70 specifications
|Price (US)|| Body only: $999
Body + 18-70 mm DX lens kit: $1,299
|Sensor|| 6.24 megapixel (total) CCD
6.1 million effective pixels
23.7 x 15.6 mm
Nikon DX format (size)
RGB Color Filter Array
12-bit A/D converter
|Image sizes|| 3008 x 2000 [L] (6.01 million)
2240 x 1488 [M]
1504 x 1000 [S]
|File formats|| NEF (12-bit lossless compressed
JPEG (EXIF 2.21)
|Color space|| Ia (sRGB)
II (Adobe RGB)
IIIa (sRGB - more green for colourful landscapes)
|Lens mount|| Nikon F mount (with AF coupling
& AF contacts)
1.5x field of view crop
DX Nikkor : All functions supported
|Autofocus|| TTL phase detection
Nikon Multi-CAM900 autofocus module
Detection range: EV -1 to +19 (ISO 100 equivalent, at normal temperature)
|Lens servo|| Single Servo AF (AF-S)
Continuous Servo AF (AF-C)
Manual focus (M)
|AF Area mode|| Single Area AF
Dynamic Area AF
Closest Subject Priority Dynamic Area AF
|Focus area||One of five areas can be selected|
|Focus lock||Focus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (single-servo AF) or by pressing AE-L/AF-L button|
|AF Assist||White light lamp|
|Exposure mode|| Digital Vari-program
- Auto, Portrait, Landscape, Close up, Sports, Night landscape, Night portrait
Programmed auto (P) with flexible program
Shutter-priority auto (S)
Aperture priority auto (A)
|Metering||TTL full-aperture exposure metering
3D color matrix metering with 1,005-pixel RGB sensor
Center-weighted: Weight of 75%(8mm circle) given to 6, 8, 10, or 13-mm circle in center of frame, or weighting based on average of entire frame
Spot: Meters 2.3mm circle (about 1% of frame) centered on active focus area
|Metering range|| EV 0 to 20 (3D color matrix
or center-weighted metering)
EV 3 to 20 (spot metering) (ISO 100 equivalent, f/1.4 lens, 20 °C)
|Meter coupling||CPU coupling|
|Exposure compen.|| +/-5 EV
1/3 or 1/2 EV steps
|AE Lock||Detected exposure value locked by pressing AE-L/AF-L button|
|AE Bracketing|| 2 or 3 frames
+/- 2 EV
1/3 or 1/2 EV steps
ISO 200 - 1600
1/3 EV steps
|Shutter speed|| Combined mechanical and CCD
30 to 1/8000 sec
Steps of 1/3 or 1/2 EV
Flash X-Sync: up to 1/500 sec
|White balance|| Auto (TTL white-balance with
1,005 pixels RGB sensor)
Six manual modes with fine-tuning
Preset white balance
White balance bracketing possible
|Image parameters|| Sharpening
Optical-type fixed eye-level
Built-in diopter adjustment (-1.6 to +0.5 m-1)
Eyepoint: 18 mm (at -1.0 m-1)
Frame coverage 95% (approx.)
Viewfinder magnification approx. 0.75x with 50mm lens at infinity; -1.0 m-1
Focusing screen: Type B BriteView clear matte screen Mark II with superimposed focus brackets and On-Demand grid lines
|LCD monitor|| 1.8"
130,000 pixel TFT
|Flash control|| TTL : TTL flash control by
1,005 pixel RGB sensor
o Built-in Speedlight: i-TTL balanced fill-flash or standard i-TTL flash (spot metering or mode dial set to M)
o SB-800 or 600: i-TTL balanced fill-flash or standard i-TTL flash (spot metering)
Auto aperture: Available with SB-800 and 600 with CPU lens
Non-TTL Auto: Available with Speedlights such as SB-800, 80DX, 28DX, 28, 27, and 22s
Range-priority manual available with SB-800
|Flash Sync Mode|| Front-Curtain Sync (normal
Red-Eye Reduction with Slow Sync
|Built-in Speedlight|| Auto flash with auto pop-up
[P], [S], [A], [M]: manual pop-up with button release Auto flash with auto pop-up
Guide number (ISO 200/ISO 100, m): approx. 15/11 (manual full 17/12)
|Flash compensation|| -3 to +1 EV
1/3 or 1/2 EV steps
|Accessory shoe|| ISO standard hot-shoe with safety lock|
|Flash Sync Terminal||No|
|DOF Preview||When CPU lens is attached, lens aperture can be stopped down to value selected by user (A and M modes) or value selected by camera (Digital Vari-Program, P, and S modes)|
|Shooting modes|| Single frame shooting (S)
Continuous shooting (C) mode: approx. 3 frame per second (up to 12 consecutive shots with JPEG format, 4 shot with RAW format)
Self-timer/remote control mode.
|Self-timer|| 2 to 20 sec|
|Playback functions|| 1 frame: Thumbnail (4 or
Highlight point display
Auto image rotation
|Storage|| Compact Flash Type I or II
No CF card supplied
|Text input||Up to 36 characters of alphanumeric text input is available with LCD monitor and multi-selector; stored in Exif header|
|Playback functions|| Single image
4 or 9 thumbnails
Highlight point display
|Video output||NTSC or PAL selectable|
|Remote control||ML-L3 wireless remote controller (optional)|
|Connectivity|| USB 2.0 (only at 12 Mbps)
Mass storage / PTP selectable
DC-IN (optional AC adapter)
|Power|| Lithium-Ion battery pack
Three CR2 lithium batteries (with supplied MS-D70 battery holder)
AC Adapter EH-5 (optional)
|Dimensions||140 x 111 x 78 mm (5.5 x 4.4 x 3.1 in)|
|Weight (no battery)||595 g (1.3 lb)|
|Weight (inc. batt)||679 g (1.5 lb)|
|Box contents *||Strap, Body cap, Eyepiece cap, LCD monitor cover, Video cable, USB cable, Rechargeable Li-ion battery EN-EL3, Quick Charger MH-18, Picture Project CD-ROM, MS-D70 CR2 battery holder|
|Optional accessories||Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL3, Multi Charger MH-19, Quick Charger MH-18, AC Adapter EH-5, Speedlight SB-800/600, Nikon Capture 4 Software, Semi-soft Case CF-D70, Remote Controller ML-L3, CompactFlash Card|
* Supplied accessories may differ in each country or area
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