Nikon D780 camera body

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The tough D780 boasts a fast, dedicated Hybrid-AF system for Live View shooting, and a fast, powerful 51-point Phase-Detection AF system for viewfinder shooting. When shooting in Live View, photographers and moviemakers benefit from the same AF system as found in the acclaimed Nikon Z 6 mirrorless camera. Users can lock onto expressions with Eye-Detection AF and take advantage of low-light AF, which powers reliable subject acquisition all the way down to -6 EV. Photographers shooting through the viewfinder benefit from flagship tracking performance, and quick switching between advanced AF modes.

Fast burst rates add to the versatility of this camera: up to 7 fps in viewfinder shooting, and 12 fps in Silent Photography mode during Live View shooting. Other notable features include the blazing maximum shutter speed of 1/8000 s, which gives photographers the flexibility to sync with Nikon Speedlights. Or they can stretch time all the way to 900 s, perfect for capturing dramatic light trails and nightscapes.

Movie shooters will love the quality of the footage they can achieve with the D780. The camera uses its 6K image sensor resolution to produce ultra-high-resolution 4K/UHD footage at 30p/25p/24p with zero crop factor. Videographers can also use an external movie recorder to capture rich HLG HDR footage, which can be shown directly on a compatible TV or monitor.

VIEWFINDER AF. The 51-point Phase-Detection AF system is sensitive down to -3 EV. You get flagship tracking capabilities and quick switching between advanced AF modes.

AF IN LIVE VIEW. The 273-point Hybrid-AF system is sensitive down to -4 EV, or down to -6 EV in Low-Light AF.1 Eye-Detection AF is available when shooting stills.  

BURST RATES UP TO 12 FPS. Shoot at up to 7 fps with AF/AE, or up to 12 fps in Silent Live View Photography mode. Users get full resolution images, even when shooting in RAW.

OPTICAL VIEWFINDER AND TILTING TOUCHSCREEN. The 0.70x optical viewfinder gives a wide field of view and 100% coverage. The tilting 2359k-dot LCD monitor offers touch shutter release and AF.

SUPERB IMAGE QUALITY. F-mount lenses. 24.5 MP full-frame CMOS sensor. EXPEED 6 image processor. The same 180K-pixel RGB sensor and Advanced Scene Recognition system as the D850.

ULTRA-WIDE ISO RANGE. The D780 boasts a wider ISO range than the acclaimed D850. Work with ISO 100–51200, extendable up to 204800 and down to ISO 50.  

FULL-FRAME DSLR MOVIES. Shoot ultra-high-resolution 4K/UHD footage at 30p/25p/24p with zero crop factor. Record in N-Log or capture rich Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG) footage.

CREATIVE FREEDOM. In-camera time-lapse. 2 MP stills at a blazing 120 fps. In-camera digitising menu. And more.

FAST IMAGE TRANSFER. The camera’s high-speed data-transfer capabilities and wireless connectivity make it easy to get images out there. And SnapBridge lets users share JPEGs and RAW files with any smart device.

Model D780
Effective pixels 24.5 Million
Image sensor Nikon FX format backside illumination CMOS sensor
Lens mount Nikon F mount
Image-processing engine EXPEED 6
File format •NEF (RAW): 12 or 14 bit (lossless compressed or compressed): JPEG (FINE, NORMAL, BASIC; optimal quality compression
•Single photograph recorded in both NEF (RAW) and JPEG formats
Picture Control Auto, Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome, Portrait, Landscape, Flat and Creative Picture Controls (storage for custom Picture Controls available)
Storage media SD memory card, SDHC memory card, SDXC memory card (SDHC/SDXC memory cards are UHS II standard compliant)
Double slots Slot 2 can be used for overflow or backup storage or for separate storage of copies created using RAW +JPEG; pictures can be copied between cards
Viewfinder Frame coverage: approx. 100%, magnification: approx. 0.7
Shutter Electronically controlled vertical travel focal plane mechanical shutter, electronic front curtain shutter (at quiet shutter-release, quiet continuous shutter-release and mirror up shooting)
Shutter speed X200, Time, Bulb, 30 s (max. of 900 s in manual mode) to 1/8000 s
Release time lag Approx. 0.052 s
Start-up time Approx. 0.13 s
Release mode Single frame (S), continous low speed (CL), continuous high-speed (CH), quiet shutter-release (Q), quiet continuous shutter-release (QC), self-time, mirror up (MUP)
Continuous shooting  Approx. 7 fps, approx.12 fps (silent shooting)
Metering  180K pixel RGB sensor
Metering range -3 to 20 EV (matrix or center weighted metering, ISO 100, with f/1.4 lens, at 20˚C/68˚F)
Metering method •Viewfinder shooting/photo live view: matrix/center weighted/spot/highlilghted weighted metering •Movie recording: matrix/center weighted/highlight weighted metering.
Shooting modes Auto, P: program auto (program shift available), S shutter priority auto, A: aperture-priority auto, M: manual, Special Effects (night vision, super vivid, pop, photo illustration, toy camera effect, miniature effect, selective color, silhoutte, high key, low key), storage for user setting in U1 and U2 available.
White balance •Auto, natural light auto, incandescent, fluorescent, direct sunlight, flash, cloudy, shade, preset manual, spot white balance; all with fine-tuning.
ISO sensitivity ISO 100 to 51200, Lo 1, Hi 1, 2
Phase-detection AF in viewfinder photography 51 focus points (15 cross sensors, f/8-compatible 11 points): Single-point AF, dynamic-area AF, 3D-tracking, auto-area AF, group area AF. Lowest detection limit: -3 EV (-2 EV to -3 EV for other points)
AF in live view Hybrid system with focal-plane phase detection AF and contrast-detection AF. 273-point (in photo live view, FX image area, single-point AF), 81-point (in auto area AF). AF detection area: approx. 90% horizontally 90% vertically. Lowest limit of AF detection range: -4 EV (low-light AF: -6 EV). Face-detection AF, wide-area AF,
Silent photography •Max. of approx. 12 fps high speed continuous shooting can be achieved with electronic shutter (with AE, AF) •Silent time lapsemovie shooting •Silent interval timer shooting
Interval timer shooting/time lapse
shooting/time lapse •Time lapse movie can be generated in camera after interval timer photography (interval timer photography and time lapse movie are also individually available) •Exposure smoothing function •4K UHD time lapse photography
Movie H.264/MPEG 4 AVC: 3840 x 2160 (4K UHD): 30p/25p/24p; 1920 x 1080: 120p/100p/60p/50p/30p/25p/24p •Image area: selectable from FX based or DX based format (Full HD 120p/100p is FX fixed) •Electtonic vibration reduction (4K UHD, in Full HD 60p/50p/30p/25p/24p) • Active D Lighting •Focus peaking • Full HD slow motion with audio • Minute setting for highlight display • 10 bit HDMI output
Audio Built in stereo microphone, built-in monaural speaker. Sound attenuator employed. Recording format: Linear PCM (at MOV)/AAC (at MP4)
Retouch Menu • RAW batch processing •Trimming area can be set on playback screen by touch operation •Because vertical aspect ratio is supported, trimming horizontal image in vertical orientation is possible • Lighten and darken overlay are possible after shooting • Images with aspect ratio of 1:1, 16:9 are also resizable
Monitor Touch screen, tilting, 3 2 in 2359 k dot LCD (XGA) manual monitor brightness control
Nikon Creative Lighting System Radio controlled Advanced Wireless Lighting support
Battery EN-EL15b Rechargeable Li ion Battery (supports EH 7P AC Adapter for body charging), EH 5d/EH 5c/EH 5b AC Adapter (use with EP 5B Power Connector)
Interface USB 3.1 (Gen1, Type C), HDMI mini connector (Type C) external stereo microphone connector, headphone connector, accessory terminal, accessory shoe, wired LAN environment is provided with the WT 7 Wireless Transmitter
Dust and water resistant performance/shutter durability Yes (equivalent to D750)/ tested for 150,000 cycles
Dimensions Approx. 143.5 x 115.5 x 76 mm/ 5.6 x 4.5 x 3.0 in.
Weight Approx. less than 765g
Exterior •Monocoque structure • No built-in flash
Brand Nikon
Category DSLR
Fit Nikon
Camera Format Full Frame
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