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Nikon D70 dSLR firmware upgrade

Nikon have, as promised last month, released new firmware version 2.00 for the D70 dSLR

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Issues addressed with firmware version 2.00


  • 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 recognise.
  • Page size and setup support for PictBridge compatible printers has been added to the camera menu.
  • The display for number of exposures remaining when using NEF (RAW) or NEF+JPEG Basic image-quality settings has been changed. The number is now calculated based on the average size of a compressed RAW file, instead of the maximum file size.
  • Maximum number of exposures displayed using a 256-MB CompactFlash memory card:
    Version 2.00: NEF (RAW): approx. 44 exposures; NEF+JPEG Basic: approx. 39 exposures.
    Version 1.03 or earlier: NEF (RAW): approx. 23 exposures; NEF+JPEG Basic: approx. 21 exposures
  • The default setting for the camera clock has been changed from 2004.01.01 to 2005.01.01. The clock can not be set to a date before 2004.12.31.
  • Correction of a problem that occasionally caused communication between Nikon Capture Camera Control and the D70 to be unexpectedly terminated (Windows).

The upgrade is available here

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Just Upgraded my D70 to Ver 2.0. Straight forward to do although stomach chruning until "Done" appears on screen.

What a difference with the auto focus. Before I upgraded I tried a couple of tests in the sitting room to find at what point the focus was struggling to lock on. Now with it upgraded it appears to be able to lock on more often than not! Menu nicer too.

Graysta 16 1.1k England
Just done mine also,much improvement on menu graphics& autofocus seems more positive
Does anyone know how i can get this in australia... when i enter my serial number it says invalid!!
User_Removed 17 17.9k 8 Norway
Mike - Try here.

I grabbed mine from this Forum link and no Serial No was needed. If that fails - give me an email (see PF) and I'll mail you the A&B files.
future 16 153
Just done it, auto focus is better and menu easier to read...nice to get a free upgrade! Chris
Im another converted..

Piece of cake thanks for the link nikons site was giving me the run around..


Im another converted..

Piece of cake thanks for the link nikons site was giving me the run around..


Thanks, I have just converted, a bit nervous but it went ok.

I know this is nothing to do with the upgrade but whilst i'm here I always shoot in Raw, tweak if needed in Nikon Capture then save as TIFF and transfer to Photoshop, why then can I not edit in 16 bit I always have to convert to 8 bit channel, am I loosing quality somewhere when I do this?


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