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Nikon D70s Digital SLR Camera Preview
Nikon D70s Digital SLR Camera Preview
Written by Dennis Hissink
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High Image quality Vivid color and Sharp details
Nikon D70s High Image quality Nikon D70s Vivid color and Sharp details
Nikon D70s High Image quality Nikon D70s Vivid color and Sharp details
Like the earlier version the Nikon D70s is equipped with a 6.1 effective Megapixel Nikon DX Format CCD image sensor featuring a wide dynamic range and a high signal to noise ratio that produces 3,008 x 2,000 pixel images with high resolution and superbly sharp details. Such a resolution is ideal for making beautiful prints, even large A3 ones or prints from cropped images. The built-in 3D Colour Matrix Metering, with 1,005-pixel sensor, automatically delivers consistently accurate exposure levels by measuring brightness, colour, contrast, selected focus area, and subject-to-camera distance information for each shot. After that the Nikon D70s's intelligence is comparing the results against an onboard database of 30,000 real life photographic scenes. To complete the entire package of high quality image processing a variable center-weighted metering and a choice of five spot meters are also available, as are exposure compensation, and auto exposure bracketing. The Nikon D70s produces natural coloration by matching white balance to the light source of the shot. An Advanced Auto white balance feature is capable of handling most situations, although flexible options include white balance bracketing, a choice of six specific manual settings with fine-tuning, as well as a preset option for using a grey or white object as a reference for white balance.
Beside the high resolution of 6.1 Megapixels provided by the Nikon DX format image sensor Nikon also uses a high-performance digital image processor that uses advanced algorithms to handle all steps of digital image processing to produce images that are ready to print straight from the camera. The image quality is optimized, including auto white balance, auto tone and color control, while real-time processes that diminish digital noise produce beautiful long exposure shots. These intelligent calculations are done with very fast precision, you will never have to ask the question "What took the D70s so long?" 3D Color Matrix Metering assures consistently accurate exposure. The photographer is able to get control over the exposure which include selections for variable center-weighted metering and a choice of five spot meters, as well as exposure compensation, auto exposure bracketing, and flash exposure compensation. The built-in auto TTL white balance ensures natural coloration, and includes a choice of six different manual white balance settings, (Incandescent, Fluorescent, Direct Sunlight, Flash, Cloudy, and Shade), or user-defined preset white balance. Additionally white balance bracketing is also available.
Tone Compensation Predictive Focus tracking Manual focus
Nikon D70s Tone Compensation Nikon D70s Predictive Focus tracking Nikon D70s Manual focus
Nikon D70s Tone Compensation Nikon D70s Predictive Focus tracking Nikon D70s Manual focus
As photographs are saved to the memory card, they are processed to adjust the distribution of tones in the image, enhancing contrast. Tone compensation is performed by means of tone curves that define the relationship between the distribution of tones in the original image and the compensated result. The Tone comp. menu controls the type of curve used.
If the camera autofocus system detects that the subject is moving when the shutter-release button is pressed halfway, it will automatically initiate predictive focus tracking. If the subject is moving toward or away from the camera, the camera will track focus while at tempting to predict where the subject will be when the shutter is released. In single-servo autofocus, the camera will initiate predictive focus tracking if the subject was moving when the shutter-release button was pressed halfway. Focus will lock when the subject stops moving. In continuous-servo AF, the camera will also initiate predictive focus tracking if the subject starts moving after the shutter-release button is pressed halfway. Focus will not lock when the subject stops moving. Predictive focus tracking is not available in manual focus mode.
Manual focus is available for lenses that do not support autofocus (non-AF Nikkor lenses) or when autofocus does not produce the desired results. To focus manually, set the focus mode selector to M and adjust the lens focusing ring until the image displayed on the clear matte field in the viewfinder is in focus. Photographs can be taken at any time, even when the image is not in focus.
Nikon D70s SLR Dennis Hissink LetsGoDigital Online Magazine
Nikon D70s A body with a comfortable grip and an excellent weight
Editors comment:
"The Nikon D70s feels comfortable. The body has a good grip and its ergonomics are excellent. The previous model was the big success of Nikon for 2004, the Nikon D70s will without a doubt get a warm welcome."
Nikon D70s A body with a comfortable grip and an excellent weight
AF-S DX Zoom Nikkor 18-55mm
AF-S DX Zoom Nikkor 55-200mm
Nikon D50 AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-55mm f3.5-5.6G ED lens Nikon D50 AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 55-200mm f4-5.6G ED lens
AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-55mm f3.5-5.6G ED lens AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 55-200mm f4-5.6G ED lens
One of the keys to a user's enjoyment of Nikon's digital SLR equipment is the creative potential afforded by having interchangeable lenses. The new D70s offers seamless compatibility with Nikon's extensive family of high-performance AF Nikkor lenses, as well as the expanding family of dedicated digital DX Nikkor lenses, providing superb color reproduction, razor-sharp image clarity and fast, accurate autofocus performance. Nikon expands its lens assortment by the introduction of a new standard zoom lens, specially made for digital photography. The new Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-55mm f3.5-5.6G ED lens has a 3x optical focal range and can therefore be marked as a standard zoom lens. The new lens is optimized to be used on Nikon digital SLR cameras and is a perfect match for the Nikon D70s camera. Compared to a 35mm camera the new Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-55mm f3.5-5.6G ED lens has a focal range of 27-82.5mm which covers an ideal range for inside shootings or portraits. The new developed Silent Wave Motor contributed to the ultra-compact and light weight design. The Nikon lens weighs only 210 g. An ED-glass element and an aspherical element guarantee a high dissolvent capacity whereas chromatic aberrations and other errors are restricted to an absolute minimum. Due to the built-in Silent Wave Motor the auto focus function is assured to operate smoothly and quietly.
To enlarge the playing field of the user of a Nikon D70s or other Nikon digital SLR cameras Nikon introduces a second new lens - the Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 55-200mm f4-5.6G ED lens. This ultra-compact light weight tele zoom lens has a 3.6x focal range covering 55-200m (equiv. 35mm camera is 82.5-300mm). The new AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 55-200mm f4-5.6G ED lens and the AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-55mm f3.5-5.6G ED lens both have an excellent cost-quality comparison. The new Nikon lens is fully optimized to be used on Nikon digital SLR cameras and of course this includes the Nikon D70s digital SLR camera. The compact lens offers a powerful zoom range of 55-200mm and is suitable for subjects like candid photography, sports, nature and wild life. The new developed Silent Wave Motor contributed to its ultra-compact and light weight design. The Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 55-200mm f4-5.6G ED lens weighs only 255 g. Two ED-glass elements guarantee a high dissolvent capacity whereas the chromatic aberrations and other errors are restricted to a minimum. Due to the built-in Silent Wave Motor the auto focus function is assured to operate smooth and quiet. By using the lens in combination with the new AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-55mm f3.5-5.6G ED lens the user is able to cover a wide focal range from 18mm wide to 200mm tele (27-300mm equivalent with a 35mm camera). With such a zoom range the user is able to capture a large diversity of subjects and situations.
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