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Nikon D70

The Nikon D70 is an "entry-level" SLR loaded with features at a sub-$1,000 price.

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Reference: Datasheet

Review First Posted: 04/14/2004

Digital Camera Data Sheet:
Nikon D70


Model Name:

Nikon D70 
Model Number: D70 
Camera Format: SLR 
Currently Manufactured: No 
Retail Price: $999.00
Street Price:  
Price Update Date: 2007-02-05
Date Available: 2004-03-18
Remote Control: Yes 
Remote Control Type: ML-L3 wireless remote 
Tripod Mount: Yes 
Tripod Mount Material: Metal 
Operating System: Windows, Mac OS 
Weight: 24.1 oz (683 g)
Weight With Batteries? checked 
Size: 5.5 x 4.4 x 3.1 in.
(140 x 112 x 79 mm)
Warranty in Months: 12 
Waterproof: No
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 3008x2000, 2240x1448, 1504x1000
Movie Resolution:  
Aspect Ratio: 3:2
CCD Sensor (Megapixels): 6.10
CCD Size (inches): APS-C 
CCD Filter Type: RGBG 
CCD Manufacturer:  
Focal Length Multiplier: 1.50
Movie Audio: No 
Quality Levels: 3
Focal Length (35mm equivalent):  
Zoom Ratio:  
Digital Zoom: No 
Digital Zoom Values: n/a
Auto Focus: Yes 
Auto Focus Type: TTL Phase Detection 
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes 
Auto Focus Min Illum:  
Auto Focus Step:  
Manual Focus: Yes 
Manual Focus Steps:  
Normal Focus Range:  
Macro Focus Range:  
Min Macro Area:  
Min Aperture:  
Max Aperture:  
Aperture Range Description: Varies with lens 
Aperture Step Size: 0.33
Lens Thread:  
Lens Thread Type: Varies with lens 
Optical Viewfinder: Yes 
Optical VF Type: SLR type; eye-level pentamirror 
Optical VF Accuracy: 96%
LCD Viewfinder:  
LCD VF Accuracy:  
LCD Size (inches): 1.8
LCD Resolution: 130,000 dots
OLED Screen: No 
Touchscreen: No 
Max Playback Zoom: 4.70
ISO Settings: 200, 400, 800, 1600
ISO Rating Max: 1600
Number of White Balance Settings: 8
White Balance Settings: Auto, 6 presets with fine-tuning, Manual 
Manual White Balance: Yes 
Longest Shutter Time: 30 
Shortest Shutter Time: 1/8000 
Exp Adj Range: 5.0 EV
Exp Adj Step Size: 0.33 EV
Metering Modes: 3D color matrix, center-weighted, spot 
Spot Metering: Yes 
Aperture Priority: Yes 
Shutter Priority: Yes 
Full Manual Exposure: Yes 
Self Timer: 2 to 20
Internal Flash: Yes 
No of Flash Modes: 4
Flash Modes: Front-Curtain Sync, Red-Eye Reduction, Red-Eye Reduction with Slow Sync, Slow Sync, Rear-Curtain Sync. 
Flash Guide Number (Meters): 12
Flash Range Default ISO (meters):  
Flash Range Description: Guide number (ISO 200/ISO 100, m): approx. 15/11 (manual full 17/12) 
No of Flash "Pops":  
Ext Flash: Yes 
Ext Flash Connection: ISO hot shoe 
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: CompactFlash Type 1, CompactFlash Type 2 
Other Memory Types: Microdrive 
Memory Included (MB):  
Uncompressed Format: NEF (RAW) 
CCD Raw Format: Yes 
Compressed Format: JPEG 
Movie File Format: None 
Video Out: Yes 
Video Mode Switchable: Yes 
Video Usable as Viewfinder: No 
External Connections: Serial, USB 1.1
Other Connection: DC input 
Included Software: PictureProject CD-ROM 
OS Compatibility: Windows, Mac OS 
Performance Timing
Startup Time: 0.100 seconds
Shutdown Time: 0.100 seconds
Play -> Record: 0.100 seconds
Record -> Play (max res): 0.250 seconds
Record -> Play (min res): 0.250 seconds
Shutter Lag (auto focus) WIDE: 0.340 seconds
Shutter Lag (auto focus) TELE: 0.486 seconds
Shutter Lag, Man. Focus: 0.155 seconds
Shutter Lag, Prefocus: 0.124 seconds
Cycle Time Uncompressed Format: 0.600 seconds
Cycle Time Max Res: 0.530 seconds
Cycle Time Min Res:  
Buffer Frames, Max Res: 9
Continuous Mode Rate (Frames/Sec): 2.920
Movie Mode Rate (Frames/Sec):  
Movie Sec @ Max Res:  
Movie Sec @ Min Res:  
Download speed, KB/second: 971.00
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary EN-EL3 or CR2 
Usable Battery Types: Lithium Ion rechargeable, Lithium disposable 
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary EN-EL3 Lithium Ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included: Yes 
More Information
Notes & Features:  
Review URL: Review
Test Shots URL: Test Shots
Photo Gallery URL: Photo Gallery
Device Forum URL: Forum
Manufacturer URL: Mfr. Website

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