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D70 firmware

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This software update program is for the customer-owned product listed above (the “affected product”), and is provided only on acceptance of the agreement listed below. By selecting “Accept” and clicking “Download”, you are held to have accepted the terms and conditions of the agreement. Be sure you understand the terms of the agreement before beginning download.

About this firmware:

The D70 has two sets of firmware, A and B, which must be updated separately. This firmware update, upgrades previous A and B versions to 2.00. This download file contains both sets of firmware, A and B as separate files. Upgrade is not necessary if your camera already has version 2.00 of firmware installed.
Issues addressed in 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).

Click here to download an addenda to the instruction manual covering the new features added in this firmware update.
Quick guide for download and installing this firmware
  1. Download and expand the firmware files.
  2. Format an approved memory card in the camera (Microdrives cannot be used).
  3. Connect D70 to computer (in MSC USB mode) or use a CF Card Reader (if copying the firmware upgrade to memory card, do not use a Lexar Media JumpShot USB cable as the D70 firmware update may not be performed correctly ).
  4. Copy one of the downloaded files “AD700200.bin” (A firmware) or “BD700200.bin” (B firmware) to the top level of the card . Do not copy both files to the card at the same time .
  5. Disconnect the camera from the computer.
  6. Turn the camera on, press the "Menu" button and select "firmware Ver".
  7. Follow the camera's on-screen menus.
  8. At completion of upgrade turn the camera off.
  9. Repeat steps 2 - 7, to perform the second firmware update.
  10. Re-format Card.

For a detailed guide for downloading and installing this firmware click here

Compatible OS:
Windows 98 SE
Windows 2000
Windows ME
Windows XP
This download includes the following file(s):
D70v200.exe General Instructions - for general instructions on how to download and open compressed files. License Agreement - to view the Nikon License Agreement. Click here to agree to the License Agreement and START download File size - 562KB
About this firmware:

The D70 has two sets of firmware, A and B, which must be updated separately. This firmware update, upgrades previous A and B versions to 2.00. This download file contains both sets of firmware, A and B as separate files. Upgrade is not necessary if your camera already has version 2.00 of firmware installed.
Issues addressed in 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).

Click here to download an addenda to the instruction manual covering the new features added in this firmware update.
Quick guide for download and installing this firmware
  1. Download and expand the firmware files.
  2. Format an approved memory card in the camera (Microdrives cannot be used).
  3. Connect D70 to computer (in MSC USB mode) or use a CF Card Reader (if copying the firmware upgrade to memory card, do not use a Lexar Media JumpShot USB cable as the D70 firmware update may not be performed correctly ).
  4. Copy one of the downloaded files “AD700200.bin” (A firmware) or “BD700200.bin” (B firmware) to the top level of the card . Do not copy both files to the card at the same time .
  5. Disconnect the camera from the computer.
  6. Turn the camera on, press the "Menu" button and select "firmware Ver".
  7. Follow the camera's on-screen menus.
  8. At completion of upgrade turn the camera off.
  9. Repeat steps 2 - 7, to perform the second firmware update.
  10. Re-format Card.

For a detailed guide for downloading and installing this firmware click here

Compatible OS:
Macintosh 9.0.4
Macintosh 9.1
Macintosh 9.2
Macintosh OS X 10.1.3 or later
This download includes the following file(s):
D70v200.sit General Instructions - for general instructions on how to download and open compressed files. License Agreement - to view the Nikon License Agreement. Click here to agree to the License Agreement and START download File size - 747KB

End User License Agreement

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