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Nikon reveals details of upcoming D70 digital SLR - Continued
Camera
Type Single-lens reflex interchangeable lens digital camera
Lens Mount Nikon F mount (with AF coupling and AF contacts)
Autofocus System

TTL phase detection
 5 area Multi-CAM900 (centre sensor is cross-type)
AF detection range: -1 EV to +19 EV (ISO 100, normal temperature)
Focus area manually selectable using multiselector
Focus can be locked with AE/AF lock button or by pressing the shutter-release button halfway (Single Servo AF only)

AF area modes:
Single Area AF
Dynamic AF with Focus Tracking and Lock-on
Closest Subject Priority Dynamic AF

Servo Modes:
Single Servo AF [S]
Continuous Servo AF [C]
Manual focus [M]

Note: Camera body includes a selector on the lens mount to switch between autofocus and manual focus modes. When set to autofocus, a user-changeable Custom Setting dictates whether Single Servo AF or Continuous Servo AF will be used.

Shutter Exposure time is controlled both by the shutter and electronically within the CCD
Shooting Modes/Shooting Speed

Continuous shooting at up to 3 fps
Dynamic buffer design: For example, 12 frame buffer when camera is set to JPEG Fine; 4 frame buffer when camera is set to NEF (compressed).

Note: Nikon USA indicates that the speed of image processing in the D70 is such that, in internal testing, with the camera set to JPEG Normal, the D70 was able to fill an entire Sandisk Ultra II 256MB CompactFlash card at 3 fps without stopping, as the buffer cleared fast enough to always allow the next photo to be taken. So, in some cases, the number of frames that can be taken in a burst may be more - perhaps many more - than the specifications for a given file format indicate

When power switch is turned to Off, camera finishes writing all photos to the card before powering down

Ambient Metering TTL full-aperture exposure metering system
3D Color Matrix Metering using camera's 1005-pixel metering CCD
Center-Weighted Metering: 75% of the meter's sensitivity is concentrated on an 8mm diameter circle. Circle size is adjustable in rear LCD menu
Spot Metering: 2.3mm dia. circle, approx. 1% of entire frame; metering position is linked to the active focus area
Exposure metering range is EV 0-20 (3D Color Matrix or Center-Weighted); EV 2-20 (Spot)
ISO Range 200 - 1600 in 1/3 step increments
Exposure 30-1/8000 second in 1/2 or 1/3 step increments, plus Bulb
Long exposure noise reduction possible

Exposure modes:
Program (shiftable)
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual
Digital Vari-Program (7 settings)

Exposure compensation possible:
-5 to +5 EV in 1/3 or 1/2 EV increments

Automatic bracketing possible:
2 or 3 exposures, +/-2 EV in 1/2 or 1/3 EV steps
Built-in Flash

Yes; automatic popup type

Flash Modes  TTL: TTL flash control by 1,005 pixel RGB sensor
Built-in Speedlight: i-TTL balanced Fill-Flash or standard i-TTL flash
(Spot metering or mode dial set to [M])
SB-800 or SB-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 and 600
FV-Lock possible
Viewfinder Optical fixed eye-level penta-dach mirror:
Eyepoint: 18mm (at -1.0m-1)
Built-in diopter adjustment of -1.6 to +0.5 m-1
Frame coverage: Approx. 95%
B-type BrightView Clear Matte Screen II
On-demand grid lines
Viewfinder Display Focus indications
Metering system
AE/FV lock indicator
Shutter speed
Aperture value
Exposure/Exposure compensation indicator
Exposure mode
Flash output level compensation
Exposure compensation amount
Number of remaining exposures
Self-Timer Yes 2 to 20 seconds
Depth of Field Preview Yes
Microphone No
Orientation Sensor Yes; photos are tagged internally to indicate their orientation; Nikon Picture Project, Nikon View and other compatible software will be able to present photos properly rotated
Sensor and Resolution
Type  CCD image sensor
Bayer pattern RGB filter array
Dimensions 23.7mm x 15.6mm sensor size
7.8m x 7.8m pixel size
 6.02 million actual image pixels
Sensor Output 12-bits per colour
Actual Image Size 3008 x 2000 pixels (Large)
 2240 x 1488 pixels (Medium)
 1504 x 1000 pixels (Small)
Focal length cropping factor Approx. 1.5x (relative to 35mm film frame)
Low-Pass Filter? Yes; non-removable
Microlenses Yes
File Formats and Image Controls
File Formats JPEG Fine
JPEG Normal
JPEG Basic
NEF (compressed only)
Colour Modes Three colour modes are choosable in the camera, each of which combines a colour look and a colour space:
Mode Ia (sRGB)
Mode II (Adobe RGB)
Mode IIIa (sRGB)

Photos shot as NEF may be processed in Nikon Capture software into a colour space other than the default for the Color Mode setting selected
A Nikon Adobe RGB ICC profile is embedded into Mode II in-camera processed files
White Balance Auto (TTL white balance with 1005 pixel RGB sensor)
Six manual modes with fine-tuning
Preset white balance (1 setting may be stored)
White balance bracketing possible
Custom Functions

Yes; 25

Storage, Connectivity and Firmware
Image Storage CompactFlash Type I and II (single slot), including Microdrive
FAT12/16 support
FAT32 support for cards over 2GB
File System

EXIF 2.2.1
DCF 2.0

Remote Control Remote control possible via:
Optional ML-L3 remote trigger (camera incorporates ML-L3-compatible receiver)
USB 2.0 connection to a computer
GPS Support No
Video Out Yes, NTSC and PAL as well as audio only
Tripod Socket Yes; 1/4 in.
User-Upgradeable Firmware? Unknown
Playback
Rear LCD Monitor 1.8", 130,000-dot TFT LCD
Brightness adjustable
Playback Modes

Single image viewing
4-up image viewing
9-up image viewing
Slideshow
Multi-step zoom (up to 4.7x)
Histogram
Saturated highlights

Dimensions and Power Source
Dimensions Approx. 5.5(W) x 4.4(H) x 3.1(D) inches
Weight Approx. 21 oz without battery, CF card, body cap or monitor cover
Power 7.2V DC EN-EL3 Li-Ion rechargeable battery
3 x CR2 batteries (in CR2 Battery Holder MS-D70)
AC Adapter EH-5 optional
Software and accessories
Included Software Nikon PictureProject (Nikon View downloadable from a Nikon web site)
Extra Cost Software Nikon Capture
Included Accessories (may vary by region) Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL3
Quick Charger MH-18
CR2 Battery Holder MS-D70
Strap
Body cap
Eyepiece cap
LCD monitor cover
Video cable
USB cable
Nikon
PictureProject CD-ROM
Optional Accessories Multi Charger MH-19
AC Adapter EH-5
Semi-Soft Case CF-D70
Remote Controller ML-L3
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