Nikon D70 Firmware Update Announced

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

A firmware update that brings refined performance enhancements to the Nikon D70 is scheduled to be released in mid-May, 2005.

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.