Nikon updates D70 firmware to 2.0

by Volker Weber

After installing this update a D70 performs like a D70s.

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Isn't this the firmware upgrade that adds D70s features to the D70? Or is this another (newer) update?

Moritz Petersen, 2005-05-16

Yes, this is the "D70s" update. It was announced a couple of weeks ago but only published today.

Volker Weber, 2005-05-16

... and who would like to publicly share his/her experience with this new Firmware? :-)

Stefan Heinz, 2005-05-16

The upgrade seems to have worked without problems, at least it now says v2.0 on both A and B.

Can't say anything about the new features yet, probably won't have the time until the weekend.

Armin Grewe, 2005-05-16

Indeed. And the menus look different. ;-)

Volker Weber, 2005-05-16

Would you advice to buy an old D70 (relatively cheap) and upgrade it with the new Firmware instead of buying an new D70s (relatively expensive)? Or is there a new killer-feature that legitimates the difference on the price?

Martin Hiegl, 2005-05-17

If you can get the D70 for a reasonable discount, then go for it. Make sure you get the 18-70mm f3.5-4.5G ED-IF AF-S DX lens and not the 28-80mm f/3.3-5.6G AF .

The Canon 350D is now also worth a second look. I preferred the D70 over the 300D by a wide margin, but the 350D is much better and can stand up against the D70. Again, you need to upgrade to the better lens (EF-S 17-85 IS) there as well. Beware, the Canon is really tiny which is good when you need to carry it, but can be a boon if you have big hands.

Volker Weber, 2005-05-17

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