Nikon(R) Announces Development of D70(TM) Digital SLR Camera
New Nikon D70 Poised to Expand Digital SLR Camera Market by Delivering
Excellent Performance and Superb Image Quality at an Attractive Price
MELVILLE, N.Y., Dec. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Nikon (http://www.nikonusa.com), the world
leader in photography, today announced development of the D70, a new
interchangeable-lens digital SLR camera designed to deliver superb image
quality and hallmark Nikon SLR performance at an attractive price that a broad
range of consumers will find within reach. A new DX Zoom-Nikkor lens is being
developed concurrently to match the D70, and both products are scheduled to go
on sale in the spring of 2004.
Designed for a wide range of customers, from novices to serious and
experienced photo enthusiasts, the D70 will enable photographers to easily
adopt digital technology into their existing camera system. The new model
will offer an exclusive selection of new features and exciting Nikon SLR
technology that will surpass products within the evolving digital SLR market,
and provide exceptional value at an estimated retail price of $999.00 for the
"The D70 represents Nikon's next step in expanding the digital SLR camera
market. Ever since the introduction of the revolutionary D1 in 1999, Nikon
has been in constant pursuit of the highest image quality and performance in
This has led to the introduction of the D1X, the D1H, and most recently
the groundbreaking D2H. The D100, introduced in June 2002, marked Nikon's
efforts in bringing digital SLR technology into the hands of enthusiast
photographers, and has since become a flagship camera for this audience," said
Richard LoPinto, vice president for SLR camera systems, Nikon Inc. "With the
development of the D70, Nikon is responding to a growing interest among a
broad range of photo enthusiasts who are looking for a full featured digital
SLR camera that fits within their personal budgets, and also the expanding
interest among amateurs who enjoy great pictures and want the high level of
performance that a Nikon digital SLR can provide."
The D70 joins Nikon's current selection of digital SLR models and employs
the popular Nikon DX format sensor and Nikon F lens mount. This design will
allow photographers to use high quality DX Nikkor lenses, and also maintain
seamless compatibility with all AF Nikkor lenses and the D70. Designed
exclusively for Nikon's D-series digital SLR cameras, DX Nikkor lenses are
optimized to achieve outstanding center-to-edge-to-corner image quality, when
used with any of Nikon's digital SLR cameras including the D1, D1X, D1H, D100,
the new high-speed D2H, and the forthcoming D70. Nikon currently has three DX
Nikkor lenses that offer exceptional wide-angle coverage:
-- AF DX Fisheye-Nikkor 10.5mm f/2.8G ED lens: 180 degree angle-of-view
-- AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 12-24mm f/4G IF-ED: 99 degree - 61 degree
-- AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 17-55mm f/2.8G IF-ED: 79 degree - 28 degree 50'
More information and detailed specifications about the D70 will become
available at a later date. Please log on to http://www.nikonslr.com for more
information about Nikon digital SLR photography and products.
Press Release from Nikon UK
Nikon confirms new digital SLR camera will be introduced in the Spring
Following recent media speculation, Nikon is pleased to confirm that a new digital SLR camera, named the D70, 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 £800.
Detailed specifications about the sensor resolution, frame rate, buffer and groundbreaking new features will be finalised and announced at a later date.
Nikon UK’s Group Marketing Manager, Jeremy Gilbert comments on the announcement:
“The D70 marks the next step in Nikon’s 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 Nikon’s intent to be a key player in the next generation of digital SLR cameras.”
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