Nikon D70s What You Need to Know for Best Performance

The Nikon D70s uses a Nikon EN-EL3a Lithium-Ion & charger included.

The battery can not be charged via USB. This means a battery charger will be necessary.

Third party battery chargers will be less expensive than OEM Nikon chargers. There will usually be an option to get one bundled with a third party battery purchase.

The Nikon D70s is compatible with Compact Flash (Type I or II) memory cards.

The differences between Type I and II Compact Flash cards is the thickness. Type II meant the slot can accommodate Microdrives, which were very small mechanical hard drives. Another use is for microSD to Compact Flash adapters.

  • Type I - 3.3mm thick
  • Type II - 5mm thick

The D70s is compatible with Nikon F mount lenses. This opens up a wide range of lens possibilities. A full range of lenses exists including circular fisheye, ultra wide angle, perspective control, macro, telephoto, mirror, bellows, and all kinds of zooms.

There is a list of the best Nikon D70s lenses that covers lenses for all different types of photography.

The camera has an APS-C “crop” sensor that has been designed to use DX lenses. These lenses are smaller and less expensive than FX lenses, which are designed to be used on full frame cameras.

The D70s can also use full frame, ‘FX’, lenses. However, the downside to these lenses is that they tend to be larger, heavier, and more expensive than DX lenses.

  • Active D-Lighting
  • 3.0 fps continuous shooting
  • Auto Active D-Lighting System
  • Custom Setting Options
  • Red eye correction

The D70s has an APS-C (23.7 x 15.5 mm) sized sensor. This is paired with the None image processor.

The Nikon D70s can not record video.

No. The Nikon D70s does not have clean HDMI out.

The Nikon D70s can not be used as a webcam. There is no software or video capture device that will allow the camera to be used as a webcam.

Manufacturer Nikon
Model D70s
MSRP None
Body type Mid-size DSLR
Max resolution 3008 x 2000
Other resolutions 2240 x 1488, 1504 x 1000
Image ratio w:h 3:2
Effective pixels 6.1 megapixels
Sensor photo detectors 6 megapixels
Sensor size APS-C (23.7 x 15.5 mm)
Sensor type CCD
Processor None
ISO Auto, 200 - 1600
Boosted ISO (minimum) None
Boosted ISO (maximum) None
White balance presets 6.0
Custom white balance Yes
Image stabilization No
Image stabilization notes None
Uncompressed format RAW
JPEG quality levels Fine, Normal, Basic
Autofocus ['Phase Detect', 'Multi-area', 'Selective single-point', 'Single', 'Continuous']
Manual focus Yes
Number of focus points None
Lens mount Nikon F
Focal length multiplier 1.5×
Articulated LCD No
Screen size 2"
Screen dots 130000
Touch screen No
Screen type None
Live view No
Viewfinder type Optical (pentaprism)
Viewfinder coverage 95%
Viewfinder magnification 0.75× (0.5× 35mm equiv.)
Minimum shutter speed 30 sec
Maximum shutter speed 1/8000 sec
Aperture priority Yes
Shutter priority Yes
Manual exposure mode None
Subject / scene modes None
Built-in flash Yes (pop-up)
Flash range 11.00 m
External flash Yes (Hot-shoe, Wireless)
Flash modes Auto, On, Off, Front curtain, Rear curtain, Red-Eye, Slow Sync
Continuous drive 3.0 fps
Self-timer Yes (2 to 20 sec)
Metering modes None
Exposure compensation ±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
AE Bracketing None
WB Bracketing None
Format None
Videography notes None
Modes None
Microphone None
Speaker None
Storage types Compact Flash (Type I or II)
USB USB 1.0 (1.5 Mbit/sec)
HDMI No
Microphone port None
Headphone port None
Wireless None
Wireless notes None
Remote control Yes (Optional (ML-L3 or MC-DC1))
Environmentally sealed No
Battery Battery Pack
Battery description Nikon EN-EL3a Lithium-Ion & charger included
Battery Life (CIPA) None
Weight (inc. batteries) 679 g (1.50 lb / 23.95 oz)
Dimensions 140 x 111 x 78 mm (5.51 x 4.37 x 3.07")
Orientation sensor Yes
Timelapse recording No
GPS None
GPS notes None