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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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Will a SB700 work with D70?

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Yes, the SB-700 is compatible with the D70.
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It will work, just don't have distance information.
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Is their an adapter plate for old lenses with out auto focus ?
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You will need to get in contact with the manufacture of the third equipment for compatibility information with our products.
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What is the maximum card size that can be used on a D 70 s

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Here is the compatibility chart:http://support.nikonusa.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/9601/~/approved-cf-cards---d70-%2F-d70s
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Why does my shutter release but I get an old image preview and no new file is written?

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I purchased this D70 on eBay, but I've had it for almost a year without issue. Now, without any explanation, it will occasionally refuse to record any new pictures to the memory card. You press the shutter button, the camera fires, and whatever the last successfully recorded image was is displayed.

Change batteries, no result. Change memory card, it says you can't use this memory card. Reformat the card, it reformats and still says you can't use the card. Delete pictures, it deletes the pictures but doesn't solve the problem. Turn the camera off and back on, no result. Turn the camera off, freak out, try to find a back-up to no avail, still no result. Pray to Jesus, camera works fine. (That's not a joke either.)

I've been working with D70s (that's plural, not the updated model) for years, and I am familiar with the pin issues as well as the FOR and CHA errors. This, I've never seen before. The good thing--I guess--is that after a while, the camera works fine again. Sometimes it takes 15 minutes, sometimes it takes 30 seconds. Any ideas?
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What kind of lenes work with the d70?

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All AF and AF-S lenses.
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D70 turns on but does not take a photo. Has no shutter sound

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Please verify: Battery fully charged, Memory card inserted, and the Beep is turn on (see page # 138 of the user's manual).
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Yes.
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what is usefull life of EN-EL3e battery?

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The number of shots that can be taken with fully charged batteries varies with the condition of the batteries, temperature, and how the camera is used. Battery Life (shots per charge) 950 shots approx.
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Is the SB80-DX compatible with the D70?

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Here is the compatibility chart:
http://support.nikonusa.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/886/~/d-slr-and-nikon-speedlight-compatibility
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Are larger memory cards supported than what the instruction manuel indicates

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What are the largest capacity cards that are supported by the D70s
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Nikon has tested the following cards and approved their use in the D70 / D70S Digital SLR:
SanDisk SDCFB series 16 MB, 32MB, 48 MB, 80 MB, 96 MB, 128 MB, 160 MB, 192 MB,
256 MB, 300 MB, 384 MB, 512 MB and 1 GB
SanDisk SDCFB (Type II) 192 MB and 300 MB
Sandisk SDCF2B (Type II) 256 MB
Sandisk SDCFH (Ultra) 128 MB, 192 MB, 256 MB, 384 MB, 512 MB and 1 GB
Sandisk SDCFH (Ultra II) 256 MB, 512 MB, and 1 GB
Sandisk SDCFX (Extreme) 512 MB and 1 GB
Sandisk SDCFX (Extreme III) 1GB, 2GB
Lexar Media 4x USB series 16 MB, 32 MB, 64 MB, 80 MB, 128 MB, 256 MB and 512 MB
Lexar Media 8x USB series 16 MB, 32 MB, 48 MB, 64 MB, and 80 MB
Lexar Media 10x USB series 160 MB
Lexar Media 12x USB series 64 MB, 128 MB, 192 MB, 256 MB, 320 MB and 512 MB
Lexar Media 16x USB series 192 MB, 256 MB, 320 MB, 512 MB, 640 MB and 1 GB
Lexar Media 16x WA* USB Series 128 MB, 192 MB, 256 MB and 512 MB
Lexar Media 24x USB series 256 MB and 512 MB
Lexar Media 24x WA* USB series 256 MB and 512 MB
Lexar Media 32x WA* USB series 1GB
Lexar Media 40x WA* USB series 256 MB, 512 MB, 1 GB, 2 GB and 4 GB
Lexar Media 80x WA* USB Series 512 MB, 1 GB, 2 GB and 4 GB
Renesas Technology (Hitachi) Compact Flash HB28C8x 16 MB and 32 MB
Microdrive DSCM 512 MB and 1 GB
Microdrive 3K4 2 GB and 4 GB

Other brands and capacities of cards may work, but Nikon cannot guarantee their operation. Check with the manufacturer of the third-party card for compatibility information. Nikon recommends keeping one of the approved cards available for troubleshooting.
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shutter double clicks evetually and there is no image recorded

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Please verify that you are using an approved memory card and format it in the camera, since it could be that the memory card is corrupted or is inserted incorrectly.
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What is color bit-depth for Nikon D70? How does it drive monitor specs?

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I want to maximize/optimize my computer graphics display components yet not waste investment beyond D70 NEF color image abilities. Key factors are new graphics card, connections and monitor (likely IPS-P). Is DVI connection, 16.7 million colors (8-bit), enough? Am I wasting money going to DisplayPort, 1.07 billion colors (10-bit) ? I use PictureWindowPro 6.0 for post-processing and it uses 48-bit internally, but outputs 24 bit files (per my understanding). Huge topic, but looking for straight answer re. graphics card, connection, and monitor.
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Whats size lens does it have?

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Discontinued item, depends on what lens it was purchased with.
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pictures are pink
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charged the battery and the pictures are oke now!
now i am confused
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What remote shutter releases work with the D70?

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I have asked this question about the Nikon MC-DC1 Remote Cord and have received mixed answers. One reply said "I use it on occasion with no problems" and another said "Sorry will only work with the D70S, one of the upgrades from the D70 to the S". Two answers contradicting each other. I know the ML-L3 Wireless Remote Control works for the D70 however, if there is a wired option I would like to know.
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Only the ML-3 will work with the D70. The MC-DC1 is for the D70s and will not work on the D70 as there is nowhere for it to plug in.
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What is the difference in the D70 and D70s?

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I'm looking for a timed shutter release and they say they're compatible with the Nikon d70s but none of them say anything about just a plain Nikon d70. Is one just a USA product and the other not?
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Minor differences one being a socket for the MC-DC1 shutter release
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Has anyone fixed a Nikon D70 when it was completely dead? I mean nothing.

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Since it is rendered useless I'm willing to take it apart if needed. I have tried every suggestion just short of taking it apart.
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We recommend that you send your D70 to Nikon for service by a trained technician. Service information can be found here: https://support.nikonusa.com/app/an....
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STRIKE FINDER

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I have a Nikon D70 camera. I have a Strike Finder Elite that came with a cable to connect to the Strike Finder to trigger the shutter. The cable however does not even come close to fitting. My camera had a DC port with 4 pins in a square pattern. The cable is supposedly an MCDC1 cable. I cannot find a pic of the end of the cable the MCDC2 cable but I"m guessing it is the cable I need. The cable I have has 4 holes in a straight line and a slot on the bottom of the plug, not a square pattern. Can anyone confirm what cable I need to order from the company?
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Nikon D70 is not wired remote compatible, the D70s is. The correct wired remote for the D70s is the MC-DC1. Why not just the ML-L3 wireless remote ?
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