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Nikon D70s Digital SLR Camera Preview
Nikon D70s Digital SLR Camera Preview
Written by Dennis Hissink
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Dare to be creative! Fast action is no problem
Nikon D70s Dare to be creative! Nikon D70s Fast action is no problem
Nikon D70s Dare to be creative! Nikon D70s Fast action is no problem
Of course a digital SLR camera like the Nikon D70s is more than just a digital camera to be handled only in automatic mode. With a shutter speed range of 30 - 1/8000 second combined with a built-in auto pop-up flash the camera can synchronize at shutter speeds of up to 1/500 second for great fill flash effects there are interesting ingredients ready to take advantage of. Its new optimized design also increases flash coverage to support lenses as wide as 18mm. The ISO sensitivity can be set between ISO 200 to 1600 in 1/3 EV step or controlled automatically (AUTO ISO) across the same range of settings to maximize available light. The same 5-area autofocus system as we found in the D70, but now improved, can be found in the Nikon D70s digital SLR camera. The 5-area autofocus system features a cross-type sensor in the center, broad frame coverage, and class-leading low light detection, but has been improved to deliver greater precision with fast, more consistent subject acquisition and improved focus tracking. An AF-assist illuminator to help maximize performance when shooting in low lighting conditions is also included. The high advanced System LSI processor should guarantee fine, vivid, clear colours while maximizing the speed of file compression, memory buffer handling, simultaneous recording of JPEG and NEF (Nikon Electronic Format) image files, and near-instant LCD image display. The Nikon D70s just takes you where you want to go, use the D70s on auto-pilot or go on and do it yourself, manual or semi-manual!
The new Nikon D70s digital SLR camera is capable of shooting a series of 144 pictures at 3 frames per second. Talking about action shooting! This has been enabled thanks to improved buffer memory handling, faster image processing, increased memory card access speed and greater system bus bandwidth. Today manufacturers like SanDisk are offering very fast flash memory cards that are capable of handling large data amounts of data transfers. A good example is the SanDisk CompactFlash Extreme III card which is able to handle a minimum of 20MB/sec sequential write and read speed, which allows for faster capturing of large image files to the card, faster viewing of images and faster data transfer rates. The Nikon D70s supports CompactFlash cards and Microdrive media of up to 4GB of storage capacity. The improved 5-area AF system with predictive focus tracking and Lock-on delivers greater precision with fast, more consistent subject acquisition and improved focus tracking to ensure quick response and sharp focus.
Nikon D70s SLR Dennis Hissink LetsGoDigital Online Magazine
Nikon D70s Supports CompactFlash type I and II and the Microdrive medium
Editors comment:
"The 6.1 Megapixel effective Nikon DX format CCD has been improved. Elements that caused extra noise during heat have been eliminated, so we expect better noise ratios with the new Nikon D70s. The improved image sensor features a wide dynamic range with lots of details ready to be blown up to large proportions…"

Nikon D70s Supports CompactFlash type I and II and the Microdrive medium

Custom settings CompactFlash support Dynamic Area-AF
Nikon D70s Custom settings Nikon D70s CompactFlash support Nikon D70s Dynamic Area-AF
Nikon D70s Custom settings Nikon D70s CompactFlash support Nikon D70s Dynamic Area-AF
The Custom Settings (CSM) menu can be used to customize camera settings to suit individual preferences. When Simple is selected for the CSM menu option in the setup menu, the Custom Settings menu contains 25 options. The multi selector on the back of the Nikon D70s camera can be used for navigation and selecting the desired setting.
The Nikon D70s is supporting CompactFlash type I and type II. The first one is, at this moment, the most common one. Storage capacities up until 8GB in CompactFlash type I format became reality and the hunger for more and more storage capacity is still not appeased. Beside capacity another important thing underwent heavy development; speed. Manufacturers like SanDisk are improving every time and thanks to the innovations of new technologies faster read and write access times are still being possible.
Via the menu of the Nikon D70s you can choose three different AF-Area modes. One of them is the Dynamic Area-AF. User selects the focus area manually, but the camera uses information from multiple focus areas to determine focus. If the subject leaves the selected focus area even briefly, the camera will focus based on information from other focus areas (focus area selected in viewfinder does not change). Use when following erratically moving subjects and in other situations in which it is difficult to keep subject in the selected focus area.
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