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6.1 Effective Megapixels: For exceptional resolution that can produce very high definition 3008 x 2000-pixel images for printing 11 x 14-inch photos.

3D Digital Matrix Image Control: 3D Digital Matrix Image Control ensures optimum results in digital images with precise exposure control, adaptive auto white-balance control and optimal color accuracy; Exposure Metering: TTL full-aperture exposure metering system: 1.) 3D Color Matrix Metering with 1,005-pixel RGB sensor; 2.) Center-weighted: Weight of 75% (8mm dia. circle) given to 6, 8, 10 or 13mm dia. circle in center of frame, or weighting based on average of entire frame; 3.) Spot: Meters 2.3mm dia. circle (about 1% of frame) centered on active focus area.

Compatible Lenses: DX Nikkor: All functions supported; Type G- or D-AF Nikkor: All functions supported; Micro Nikkor 85mm F2.8D: All functions supported except some exposure modes; Other AF Nikkor (excluding lenses for F3AF): All functions supported except 3D Color Matrix Metering, i-TTL balanced fill-flash for digital SLR; AI-P Nikkor: All functions supported except 3D Color Matrix Metering, i-TTL balanced fill-flash for digital SLR and autofocus; Non-CPU: Can be used in exposure mode M, but exposure meter does not function; electronic range finder can be used if maximum aperture is f/5.6 or faster. IX Nikkor Lenses: cannot be used.

Compatible with the Coolwalker Digital Storage Photo Viewer: Store up to 10,000 digital photos on the 30GB hard drive and view them on the high-quality 2.5 inch TFT color monitor. Stores JPEG, TIFF and other major image file formats, including NEF files.

Exposure Mode: Programmed Auto [P] with flexible program, Shutter-priority Auto [S], Aperture-priority Auto [A], Manual [M]; Digital Vari-Programs: These easy-to-use modes automatically optimize white balance, sharpening, tone (contrast), color, saturation and hue for great results. Begin shooting right away by selecting Portrait, Landscape, Close-up, Sports, Night Portrait, Night Landscape or Auto for automated performance. Continuous shooting mode: With 3 frames per second and a dynamic buffer that lets you capture up to 144 pictures in sequence with no buffer stall using selected CF cards. Top Shutter Speed: Featuring a 1/8000 second shutter speed.

Autofocus: 5-area autofocus; TTL phase detection by Nikon Multi-CAM900 autofocus module with AF-assist illuminator.

More Exposure Control with Flash Photography: Shoot in any lighting environment with the D70's built-in Creative Lighting System and 3D Color Matrix Meter with 1,005-pixel RGB sensor. Synch speed of 1/500 second for flash.

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Great step up camera This was our second digital camera, back when digital was becoming more practical. The first being a point and shoot. I received this camera as a gift over 7 years ago for a trip I was taking. It was bought from a professional photographer friend who was upgrading. Since that trip, I have taken the D70 "in the field" out on fishing, camping, and kayaking adventures. The camera holds up great to very light moisture exposure (associated with being in a Kayak) The photos it takes may not be as high of a quality as a brand new camera But for me, the Professional amateur, It works just fine for me. If you are looking for a step up camera to get into the more serious side of Photography, I would recommend this model to try it out. December 25, 2013
Awesome Camera!! I am by no means a professional, but using this camera to learn and advance my knowledge of photography has been such a blessing!! Those who have seen my pictures have given great comments and I even photographed my first wedding this weekend!! I LOVE THIS CAMERA!! It takes amazing pictues and it has been worth EVERY PENNY I paid!! May 14, 2013
The D70 is a fantastic DSLR even in 2013 and beond!!! The Nikon D70 was and still is a fantastic camera. The D70 is compatible with every current DX and FX Nikkor lens and every current Nikon Speedlight. It will also work with older CPU lenses and i-TTL flashes to. I'm using my D70 with an SB-700 speed light and 16-85mm G ED VR DX lens. I also use it with the 50mm 1.8G,35mm 1.8G, 85mm G ED VR DX macro lens and 55-300mm G ED VR DX lens. The D70 has all the manual control I need. Its 5 point AF system does a great job of tracking moving subjects. This camera also has amazing battery life. with the EN-EL3e battery I can average 1,500 shots on one charge. With a 16gb x133 CF card I can get 2,800 RAW files which for me equals about two months worth of shooting when I have time to get out. Off camera lighting is also a breeze with the D70 and SB-700. Its easy to set the D70 in commander mode. I'd also like to thank Nikon for making the SB-700 so easy to use and setup. The hand grip on the D70 is I think one of the best that Nikon has ever put on a prosumer DSLR. Its large and fits my hand like a glove. Overall the D70 for me is the perfect choice for anyone who is either looking for a used DSLR to start off with or for someone who just wants a larger body with plenty of control. I liked my first D70 so much that I bought a second one. Both of my D70's still look brand new. I've updated the firmware on both to version 2.0 which improves the overall function of the camera. Overall I'm sticking the D70. These old bodies still have allot to offer. I enjoy these cameras because of there simplicity. Sure the screen is only 1.8inches but its enough for me to tell if the exposure is correct and its easy to see the cameras menus. Its also one of the reasons why the battery life is so long. February 13, 2013
Great overall value I bought this camera used 4 years ago and it has been a great value for the features (even better at the used price I paid). I have owned Nikons for almost 30 years (N90s, F3, FE2, FM2 among others) and this camera has met all my expectations. I'm thinking about upgrading to a newer model, but haven't been able to justify replacing my D70. I would buy this gain. July 17, 2012
My first real digital... I have owned this camera since it was introduced. I love it, it works, time after time, For the day it was released, it was the greatest technology. It has noise, by todays standards tis not perfect , but it is a great camera, easy to learn, to use, to enjoy. From this camera I stepped up to my D2X, I still use this camera as a back up and just enjoy shooting with it. As with all my NIKON equipment, its durable, reliable and produces image quality second to none... June 7, 2012
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Is this a hardware or software problem?

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I have a Nikon D70 bought in 2005. Last summer I suddenly got "FOR" on the display [formatting error], the SanDisk flashcard wouldn't reformat and work in the camera. I bought a new SanDisk, installed and formatted it, and it worked great for 6 months. Then it came up with the same "FOR" error, and wouldn't reformat & work in the D70. BOTH SanDisks flashcards format and hold data fine on my PC. Is this a problem with the camera hardware, or do I need some sort of software fix?
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I have the same problem only my camera changes error message, sometimes it´s FOR and sometimes it´s CHAR. The problem can be solved by removing and putting back the memorycard but lately it takes several removals before it works, seems like something´s getting worn out in there.
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I have had this problem occasionally with my D70 and it's an EASY fix for me. Simply push the card in a little harder and make sure it's seating properly into the drive. I guess some of the contacts aren't meeting and it's resulting in the error. This fixes the problem EVERY time for me. Pop out the card, and push it in again, making sure it's in good. That's it! Good luck!!
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I've had similar problems with SanDisk cards in my D200 and D300. Mentioned it when I had the cameras serviced, but problem persisted.
I solved it by switching to different brand cards (Lexar, Delkin, Hoodman). No problem anymore, and I take a lot of photos!
Can't remember having any problems with my D70 and SanDisk cards though, but they may have been better in the good ol' days (before I bought the D200).

If you've had the camera since 2005 it might be a good idea to get it serviced and cleaned anyway.
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Its a problem with the slot that hold the card my error message CHAR
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is the new version EN-EL3 Li-ion 7.4 1500 battery compatible with the D70?

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My camera came with the 7.4 1400.
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Yes--I've used the EN-EL3 with my D70 for years.
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You can use the EN-EL3e Battery.
 
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Put the F stop on the highest setting (32) and lock it. it will then work
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Try the lens in a different body. If the problem persists you will need to send the lens for service in order to be evaluated by one of our techs.
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does the d70 offer video recording?

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The D70 does not offer video recording. The first DSLR to offer video was the NIkon 90.
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no.
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Where is located the serial number at a Nikon D70?

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On the bottom of the body next to the tripod mount.
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AF Nikkor 35-70 mm lens

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I recently obtained a D70 with an AF Nikkor 35-70 mm lens. I've not been able to find any info. on that lens. Does anyone have a source or have experience with it?
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Not one of Nikon ' s best, discontinued in the early 90's, before DSLR s were introduced. Can be bought today for about $30-35.
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it is the 1:3.3-4.5
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How do i restore the labels on the camera body?

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There is not enough information to answer specifically.
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CAN YOU SUGGEST A GPS DATALOGGER FOR THE D70 USING A MAC COMPUTER

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We take pictures of insects with a macro lens and would like to use the R1C1 for its versatility.
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Yes it will work.
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Will a SB700 work with D70?

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Yes, the SB-700 is compatible with the D70.
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