Nikon have announced the upcoming release of the new D70 interchangeable-lens digital SLR camera. Being developed concurrently with a DX Zoom-Nikkor lens that will become its standard zoom lens, details are still scarce on the exact specifications of the D70, which is due to reach Australia in Autumn 2004. The D70 body will utilise the Nikon F Mount system so as to be compatible with AF Nikkor lenses already in use and its image sensor will provide a picture angle 1.5 times the focal length of a 35mm format lens.No pricing details are available on the D70 camera body but it is expected to be at a lower price point than current digital SLRs in the Nikon range. Australian distributor for Nikon, Maxwell Optical Industries, will release further details in the New Year - stay tuned to www.Gizmo.com.au for updates.The announcement follows the release of the Nikon D2H at the end of November.
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Mike grew up thinking he would become a mathematician, accidentally started motorcycle racing, got a job writing road tests for a motorcycle magazine while at university, and became a writer. As a travelling photojournalist during his early career, his work was published in a dozen languages across 20+ countries. He went on to edit or manage over 50 print publications, with target audiences ranging from pensioners to plumbers, many different sports, many car and motorcycle magazines, with many more in the fields of communication - narrow subject magazines on topics such as advertising, marketing, visual communications, design, presentation and direct marketing. Then came the internet and Mike managed internet projects for Australia's largest multimedia company, Telstra.com.au (Australia's largest Telco), Seek.com.au (Australia's largest employment site), top100.com.au, hitwise.com, and a dozen other internet start-ups before founding Gizmag in 2002. Now he writes and thinks.All articles by Mike Hanlon