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 for updates.The announcement follows the release of the Nikon D2H at the end of November.