Technical Specifications
for Nikon F70 /N70 QD

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Type of camera   Integral-motor autofocus 35mm single-lens reflex (SLR) with built-in TTL flash
Picture format   24mm x 36mm (standard 35mm film format); Panorama (F70D only): 13mm x 36mm, changeable by Panorama switch
Lens mount   Nikon F mount
Lenses   Nikkor and Nikon lenses having Nikon F mount with some limitations; see chart below
Viewfinder   Fixed eyelevel pentaprism high-eyepoint type; 0.78x magnification with 50mm lens set at infinity; approx. 92% frame coverage
Eyepoint   Approx. 18mm
Viewfinder illuminator:   Automatically activates when exposure meter is on
Autofocus area   Wide and Spot selectable
Focus modes:   Autofocus, and Manual with Electronic Rangefinder
Autofocus modes:   Single Servo AF and Continuous Servo AF
Autofocus detection system:   Nikon CAM274 autofocus module
Autofocus detection range:   Approx. EV -1 to 19 (at ISO 100)
Autofocus lock:   Possible once stationary subject is in focus in Single Servo AF
Electronic rangefinder   Available in Manual focus mode with AF Nikkor and other AI-type Nikkor lens with a maximum aperture of f/5.6 or faster
Focusing Screen   New Nikon advanced B-type BriteView screen II; fixed
Focus tracking:   Automatically activated with a moving subject
Exposure Modes   Programmed Auto (Auto-Multi Program and Vari-Program), Shutter-Priority Auto, Aperture-Priority Auto and Manual
Programmed Auto exposure control:   Camera sets both shutter speed and lens aperture automatically; Flexible Program possible in increments of 1/3 EV. Vari-Program: Eight kinds built-in: Portrait Program, Hyperfocal Program, Landscape Program, Close-Up Program, Sport Program, Silhouette Program, Night Scene Program, and Motion Effect
Program; each has its own program line
Shutter-Priority Auto exposure control:   Aperture automatically selected to match manually set shutter speed
Aperture-Priority Auto exposure control:   Shutter speed automatically selected to match manually set aperture
Manual exposure control:   Both aperture and shutter speed are set manually
Shutter speed/aperture adjustment:   Rotating the Command Dial changes shutter speed in and modes or aperture value in mode in 1/2 EV steps. To change aperture value in mode, rotate the Command Dial while pressing the aperture button
Quick Recall function   By QR button the original or favourite camera settings can be recalled; up to three settings can be memorised
Auto exposure lock:   Available by pressing the AE-L button while the exposure meter is on
Viewfinder information LCD:   Focus area, focus indications, exposure metering system, exposure mode, Flexible Program, shutter speed, aperture, electronic analogue display, exposure compensation and flash output compensation are all shown in LCD readout; also shows flash recommended light and ready light LEDs
LCD panel information:   Shutter speed, aperture, QR, focus area, film speed setting mode, film advance mode, focus mode, exposure mode, exposure metering system, flash sync mode, exposure compensation/flash output level compensation, All-Mode Exposure Bracketing/Flash Exposure Bracketing and frame counter/compensation value, film loading, film rewind, self-timer and battery power
Metering range   (at ISO 100 with f/1.4 lens) EV -I to EV 20 for Matrix and Centre-Weighted metering; EV 4 to EV 20 for Spot metering
Exposure Metering Switch   Activated by lighdy pressing shutter release button; stays on for 8 sec., after finger leaves button
Exposure control Modes   Three built-in exposure meters - Matrix, Centre-Weighted and Spot
Exposure compensation   With exposure compensation button; +-5 EV range, in 1/3 EV steps
AE Lock   By pressing AE-L (auto exposure lock) button while exposure meter is activated
Film speed range   ISO 25 to 5000 for DX-coded film; ISO 6 to 6400 can be manually set
Shutter   Electromagnetically controlled vertical-travel focal-plane shutter
Shutter speeds   Lithium niobate oscillator-controlled speeds from 1/4000 to 30 sec in 1/3 EV steps; electro-magnetically controlled Bulb setting is provided
Shutter Release:   By motor trigger
Automatic film advance   automatically advances to first frame when shutter release button is depressed once. In single-frame and single-frame silent rewind mode, film automatically advances one frame when, shutter is released; in continuous high or continuous low shooting mode, shots are taken as long as shutter release button is depressed; in continuous high mode, shooting speed is approx. 3.7 fps, and in continuous low approx. 2.0 fps
Frame counter   Additive type; counts back while film is being rewound
Film rewind   By pressing IN and Ps button; fast rewind or silent rewind is selectable
Self timer   Electronically controlled; blinking LED indicates self-timer operation; cancellable
Dioptre adjustment:   -1.5 to +1.0 dioptre
Reflex mirror   Automatic, instant-return type
Camera back   Hinged back with film cartridge confirmation window; unchangeable
Accessory shoe   Standard ISO-type with hot-shoe contact, ready-light contact, TTL flash contact, monitor contact; mount receptacle for Posi-Mount system provided
Built-in TTL flash:   Guide number: 14 (ISO 100, m); flash coverage: 28mm or longer lens; Red-Eye Reduction, TTL flash control including 3D Multi-Sensor Balanced Fill-Flash, Slow Sync and Rear-Cuttain Sync are possible
Flash synchronization   Up to 1/125 sec. TTL Multi Sensor Five-segment multi sensor used for TTL auto flash control; Automaffc Balanced FiD-Flash with TTL Multi-Sensor Possible when AF Nikkor or AI-P Nikkor lens is used with built-in Speedlight or Nikon Speedlight SB26, SB-23, SB-22, SB-20, etc.
Monitor Pre-flash   Built-in TTL Speedlight or Nikon Speedlight SB-26 fires Monitor Pre-flash(es) for TTL multi sensor when AF Nikkor or AI-P Nikkor lens is used
Flash recommended light   Lights up when flash is recommended
Flash ready-light   When Speedlight is off: blinks when using flash is recommended; when Speedlight is on: lights up when built-in Speedlight or Nikon dedicated Speedlight is ready to fire; blinks after shooting to warn of insufficient light for correct exposure
Batteries   Two CR123A-type lithium batteries
Battery power confirmation:   for sufficient power; indicates batteries are nearing exhaustion; blinking indicates batteries are just about exhausted; no indication/symbol appears when batteries are completely exhausted or improperly installed
Body finish:   Silver and Black available
Dimensions (W x H x D):   151 x 103 x 70mm (F70), 151 x 103 x 71mm (F70D)
Weight (body only)   585g (F70), 600g (F70D)

Number of 36-exposure film rolls per set of fresh batteries *:


at 20° C

at -10° C

36-exposure film

Without flash

Approx 115

Approx 80

With 50% flash

Approx 25

Approx 20

* For autofocus operation using AF Zoom-Nikkor 35-80mm f4-f5.6D lens covering the full range from infinity to the closest distance and back to infinity before each shot, in Continuous Servo AF mode with film advance mode at CH and a shutter speed of 1/125 sec. or faster.

Date/time imprint function (For F70D only):

Display mode: Year/Month/Day, Day/Hour/ Minute, No Imprint, Month/Day/Year and Day/ Month/Year are selectable; 24-hour built-in clock with timing accuracy within +- 90 seconds a month at normal temperature
Power source: One 3V lithium (CR2025) battery
Battery life: Approx.3 years (May vary depending on extent of imprint use, film speed in use, etc.)

Nikon F70 Front View.jpg (9k)
WARNING: 1. AI-type Nikkors can be used. However, the camera's exposure meter will be cancelled. Set exposure mode to Manual.
* Credit: Boon Seng Chew for rectifying a mistake made earlier on this page.

AI, AI-S, AF and AF-I (S) Nikkor Lenses

AF 20-35mm f/2.8D AF
24-50mm f/3.3-4.5 AF
28-70mm f/3.5-4.5D
AF 28-85mm f/3.5-4.5
AF 35-70mm f/2.8D
AF 35-80mm f/4-5.6D
AF 35-105mm f/3.5-4.5
AF 35-135mm f/3.5-4.5
AF 70-210mm f4-5.6D
AF 75-300mm f/4.5-5.6
AF 80-200mm f/2.8D ED
AF 18mm f/2.8D
AF 20mm f/2.8D
AF 24mm f/2.8D
AF 28mm f/1.4D
AF 28mm f/2.8D
AF 35mm f/2
AF 50mm f/1.4
AF 50mm f/1.8
AF 85mm f/1.8D

AI-P-type Nikkors
500mm f/4 P IF-ED
1200-1700mm f/5.6-8 P IF-ED

AF 180mm f/2.8 IF-ED
AF 300mm f/2.8 IF-ED
AF-I 300mm f/2.8D IF-ED
AF 300mm f/4 IF-ED
AF-I 400mm f/2.8D IF-ED
AF-I 500mm f/4D IF-ED
AF-I 600mm f/4D IF-ED
AF Fisheye 16mm f/2.8D
AF Micro 60mm f/2.8D
AFMicro 105mmf/2.8D
AF Micro 200mm f/4D IF-ED

AF DC 105mm f/2D
AF DC 135mm f/2

28-85mm fl3.5-4.5
35-70mm f/3.3-4 5
35-105mm f/3.5-4.5
35-135mm f/3.5-4.5
35-200mm f/3.5-4.5
80-200mm f/4
50-300mm f4.5 ED
100-300mm f/5.6
180-600mm f/8 ED

13mm f/5.6
15mm f/3.5
18mm f/3.5
20mm f/2.8
24mm f/2
24mm f/2.8
28mm f/2
28mm f/2.8
35mm f/1.4
35mm f2
35mm fl2.8
50mm f/1.2
50mm f/1.4
50mm f/1.8
85mm f/1.4
85mm f/2
105mm f/1.8
105mm f/2.5
135mm f/2
135mm f/2.8
180mm f/2.8 ED
200mm f/2 IF-ED
200mm f/4
300mm f/2.8 IF-ED
4300mm f/4.5
300mm f/4.5 IF-ED
400mm f/2.8 IF-ED
400mm f/3.5 IF-ED 00mm f/5.6 IF-ED 600mm f/4 IF-ED
600mm f/5.6 IF-ED 800mm f/5.6 IF-ED

Fisheye 6mm f/2.8
Fisheye 8mm f/2.8 Fisheye 16mm f/2.8 Noct 58mm f/1.2 Micro 55mm f/2.8 Micro 105mm f/2.8 Micro 200mm f/4 IF UV 105mmf/4.5

Other Nikkors

Reflex 500mm f/8 Reflex
1000mm f/11 Reflex
2000mm f/11
PC 28mm f/3.5
PC 35mm f/2.8
Medical 120mm f/4 IF


F70 Chart.jpg (16k)
1. 3D Matrix Metering is selected with D-type AF Nikkor and Matrix Metering is selected with non-Dtype lenses.
2.With maximum aperture of f/5.6 or faster.
3. Aperture cannot be selected.
4. Set preset ring, then use AE-lock lever before shifting.
5. Set preset ring, then determine exposure before shifting.
6 Set shutter speed to 1/125 sec. or slower,


Built-in Speedlight and Nikkor lens compatibility

Compatible Nikkkor lense:
Lenses with focal length 28mm to 300rnm (
Except AF Zoom-Nikkor 20-35mm f/2.8D, Zoom-Nikkor 180-600rnm f/8 ED, Nikkor 200mm f/2 IF-ED and Nikkor 300rnm f/2.8 IF-ED).

Important !

AF 28-85mm f/3.5-4.5: at a focal length shorter than 35mm;
AF 35-70rnm f/2.8D: if subject is within 1m at a 35mm focal length;
AF 28mm f/1.4D: If subject is within 0.7m;
AF 300rnm f/2.8 IF-ED: If subject is within 3.2m;
Zoom 28-85mm f/3.5-4.5: at a focal length shorter than 35mm;
50-300mm f/4.5 ED: at a focal length shorter than 135mm.

Credit: Images courtesy of Adorama® Inc. "Ebay - Mathew Duren" <ebay@adorama> Webisite URL:, who also operates a popular Ebay Store. All images appeared herein are Copyright © 2005. All rights reserved.

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