Named the D70, it will be introduced by the Nikon Corporation,
Japan for worldwide sale in the spring of 2004.
Of interest to a broad range of customers from novices to experienced photo
enthusiasts, the D70 will enable photographers to easily adopt digital technology
into their existing camera systems. The new model will offer an exclusive selection
of features and exciting Nikon SLR technology that will surpass products within
the evolving digital SLR market, and provide exceptional value by combining
the essential handling characteristics of an analogue SLR with high-quality
digital output, at an attractive price.
The D70 will be sold in Europe with a choice of lens kit options, one of which
will include a new high-quality DX format Nikkor zoom lens that covers wide-angle
to telephoto focal lengths. The body only price is targeted to be approximately
Detailed specifications about the sensor resolution, frame rate, buffer and
groundbreaking new features will be finalised and announced at a later date.
Nikon UKs Group Marketing Manager, Jeremy Gilbert comments on the announcement:
The D70 marks the next step in Nikons expansion of the digital
camera market. Having pioneered the introduction of performance digital SLR
cameras with the D1 in 1999, Nikon has established a product range that addresses
the needs of high-end professionals, business users and photo enthusiasts. Through
the incorporation of the Nikon DX format and Nikon F lens mount, The D70 gives
access to the full range of Nikon AF lenses and accessories. This new camera
will bring the excitement of digital SLR photography within the reach of advanced
amateurs and sends a clear message of Nikons intent to be a key player
in the next generation of digital SLR cameras.