Nikon D70s review - Lets Go Digital
Member of DIWA Awards Nikon D70s Digital SLR Camera Preview
Nikon D70s Digital SLR Camera Preview
Nikon D70s Digital SLR Camera Preview
Written by Dennis Hissink
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Nikon D70s Introduction
Today LetsGoDigital brings you an exclusive Nikon D70s digital SLR camera preview. We have had the opportunity to get our hands on both new Nikon digital SLR cameras; Nikon D70s and Nikon D50.

Both of them were already 'hot' on the Internet, already spread around the world wide forums due to a 'slip of the finger' of Nikon Asia where both manuals were published on the net, wide in the open. Within a flash this caused a buzz around the Internet and most of the stories that were hanging around were actually true, well; that was the benefit of having the manual wide in the open... Of course we were also informed and we had to wait, like everyone else on the date of announcement to publish our preview of the Nikon D70s digital SLR camera.
Nikon D70s 6.1 Megapixel high quality digital SLR camera available in May 2005
Nikon D70s 6.1 Megapixel high quality digital SLR camera follows up the Nikon D70
Strengthened position Great performance
Nikon D70s Strengthened position Nikon D70s Great performance
Nikon D70s Strengthened position Nikon D70s Great performance
With the introduction of the Nikon D70s digital SLR camera Nikon further strengthened its position in the digital SLR market. We are glad to see that this time Nikon is acting fast and is not letting its big rival win more and more market share. The Nikon D70s is the successor of the DIWA Gold awarded Nikon D70 camera. It uses a Nikon DX format RGB CCD image sensor of 23.7 x 15.6mm and 6.24 million pixels, 6.1 effective Megapixels. The Nikon D70s has a Nikon F lens mount design shared by all Nikon SLR cameras for seamless compatibility with all AF Nikkor lenses, as well as the expanding family of high quality DX Nikkor lenses. Designed and built to exacting standards, and acknowledging that performance is paramount if the user is to capture precious moments and get the best possible results, every aspect of the Nikon D70s' functionality has been optimized to keep the photographer on top of the action.
The new Nikon D70s is fast, just turn it on, 'wait' for 0.2 seconds and you are ready to capture your moment. When we first got our hands on the new Nikon model, turned it on, it felt comfortable immediately, and reliable. The shutter release time lag is also minimized for quick response that makes shooting more efficient, and therefore friendlier during action shots. Like the D70 the Nikon D70s camera is able to shoot a rapid 3 frames a second for a continuous burst of 144 pictures, amazing!
Digital Vari-Programs
Viewfinder focus
Portrait scene
Nikon D70s Viewfinder focus Nikon D70s Digital Vari-Programs Nikon D70s Portrait scene
Nikon D70s Viewfinder focus Nikon D70s Digital Vari-Programs Nikon D70s Portrait scene
The viewfinder of the Nikon D70s is equipped with diopter adjustment to accommodate individual differences in vision. To adjust viewfinder focus, slide the diopter adjustment control up and down until the viewfinder display and focus brackets are in sharp focus. If necessary, the rubber eyepiece cup can be removed; when the cup is replaced, the lettered face should be down.
The Nikon D70S digital SLR camera offers a choice of seven Digital Vari-Program modes. Selecting a program automatically optimizes settings to suit the selected scene, making creative photography as simple as rotating the mode dial. Digital Vari-Programs are available with CPU lenses only. When a non-CPU lens is attached, the shutter release is disabled.
This setting is used for portraits. The main subject stands out clearly while background details are softened, lending composition sense of depth. The degree of softening depends on amount of light available. To get the best result increase the distance between subject and background or use a tele photo lens. The flash is set to front-curtain sync.
ISO menu
Preset white balance
Nikon D70s Preset white balance Dennis Hissink LetsGoDigital Online Magazine
Nikon D70s ISO menu
Editors comment:
"Nikon's success of the year 2004 has been improved and will for sure continue its success story. The Nikon D70s is fully packed with intelligent software and with the knowledge that this model got the intelligence of the Nikon D2X camera…. Well, it could be a highly appreciated body to wait for…"
Nikon D70s Preset white balance
Nikon D70s ISO menu
Preset white balance is used to record and recall custom white balance settings for shooting under mixed lighting, to compensate for light sources with a strong color cast, or to replicate the white balance used in an existing photo. Two methods are available for setting preset white balance: Measure white balance and Copy from existing photograph.
Sensitivity can be set between values roughly equivalent to ISO 200 and ISO 1600 in steps equivalent to 1/3 EV. Sensitivity can be adjusted using the ISO option in the shooting menu or by pressing the ISO button and rotating the main command dial. The higher the sensitivity, the more likely pictures are to be subject to "noise" in the form of randomly-spaced, brightly-coloured pixels.
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