Apr 20, 2005

Nikon D70 Firmware Update adds New Features

I own a Nikon D70 so this is a wonderful surprise to wake up to this morning. Nikon has announced that in May they will be releasing new firmware for the D70 dSLR which adds new features found on the all new D70s. Details below-

New firmware update further enhances the functionality of 2004's Digital SLR Camera of the Year

TOKYO – Nikon Corporation is pleased to announce a firmware update that brings refined performance enhancements to the Nikon D70.

The rapid pace at which development of digital technologies is proceeding inevitably leads to a continual release of new products. In the face of this dynamic, Nikon is determined to demonstrate our respect for the many customers who purchased a D70 digital SLR camera by delivering, where possible, the latest technology that the digital world has to offer through firmware updates. The D70 firmware update to be released shortly aims to share enhancements developed for the new D70s, and thereby to strengthen the performance of the D70.

The firmware update includes the following additions and refinements:

* Improved performance for the 5-area autofocus system's Dynamic Area AF and Closest Subject Priority Dynamic Area AF modes.
* Updated menus with a new design similar to that of the D70s, making them easier to view and quicker to recognize.
* Added in-camera page setup support for PictBridge compatible printers.

Release schedule: Nikon Corporation will release the D70 firmware updater worldwide in mid-May 2005.