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Nikon D800/D800E
Nikon D800/D800E
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Initial Price: 
$2990
  • 36.3 megapixel FX-format (full-frame) CMOS sensor.
  • With D800 and without D800E Low-pass filter
  • ISO 100–6400: extendable from 50 up to 25,600.
  • 4 fps consecutive shooting in FX mode. 5 fps in 1.2x/DX crop mode.
  • Full HD (1080p) movies in 30p, Max recording time approx. 30min. Uncompressed HDMI output to external devices and high-fidelity audio control.
Nikon D800/D800E
Nikon D800/D800E
Nikon D800/D800E
Nikon D800/D800E
Nikon D800/D800E
Nikon D800/D800E
Nikon D800/D800E
Nikon D800/D800E
Nikon D800/D800E
Nikon D800/D800E
Nikon D800/D800E
Nikon D800/D800E
Nikon D800/D800E
Nikon D800/D800E
Nikon D800/D800E
Nikon D800/D800E
Nikon D800/D800E
Nikon D800/D800E

Overview

Description by Nikon:

The 36.3 megapixel FX-format sensor and class-leading autofocus system deliver unprecedented levels of depth and detail in your photography. Full HD D-movie offers all the flexibility you need for broadcast quality video. 

 

  • 36.3 megapixel FX-format (full-frame) CMOS sensor with high signal-to-noise ratio, wide dynamic range and 12-channel readout.
  • ISO 100–6400: extendable up to 25,600 (equivalent) and down to 50 (equivalent).
  • 4 fps consecutive shooting in FX/5: 4 crop modes. 5 fps in 1.2x/DX crop modes.
  • Multi-area D-Movie records FX- and DX-format Full HD (1080p) movies in 30p, 25p and 24p. Max recording time approx. 29 minutes 59 seconds. Offers uncompressed HDMI output to external devices and high-fidelity audio control.
  • Multi-CAM3500FX 51-point AF system: individually selectable or configurable in 9-point, 21-point and 51-point coverage settings. Sensitive down to -2 EV (ISO 100, 20°C/68°F).
  • EXPEED 3 image processing engine with 14-bit A/D conversion and 16-bit image processing for superb tonal gradation.
  • 8 cm (3.2-in.), 921k-dot LCD monitor with auto brightness control anti-reflective, with wide color reproduction.
  • 3D Color Matrix Metering III: 91k pixel AE AF sensor with full-time face recognition.
  • 100% viewfinder coverage and three Crop Modes: 5:4, 1.2x and DX-format, with viewfinder masking.
  • Quiet shooting mode: perfect for discreet photography, the sound of the camera’s mirror return mechanism is noticeably reduced.
  • Highly accurate and durable shutter unit: standard rating of 200,000 cycles, with a maximum shutter speed of 1/8,000 sec and flash synchronization at up to 1/250 sec.
  • Storage media: CF and SD card slots.
  • Built-in i-TTL Speedlight: GN / guide number approx. 12, 24mm lens coverage.
  • Durable Magnesium alloy body: moisture and dust resistant.
  • Wireless LAN and Ethernet support via optional Wireless Transmitter WT-4.

 

D800 and D800E

Strikes an ideal balance between sharpness and preventing the occurrence of false color and moiré for consistent performance

Ideal for:

  • All shooting situation
  • Photographers shooting RAW (NEF), JPG or TIFF images
  • Photographers who do not want to adjust their workflow (via software) to reduce the occurrence of moiré and false color

Slight increase in sharpness and resolution with increased occurrence of false color and moiré

Ideal for:

  • Studio, commercial and still life photographers who can control their shooting conditions, lens selection and aperture choice, as well as use of software (Capture NX2) to reduce the occurrence of false color and moiré
  • Medium format photographers whose current digital system do not utilize an optical low pass filter
  • Shooting RAW (NEF)

D800E filter array

 

D800 Vs D800E image comparison

Comparison of false color and moiré
With the D800E, false color and moiré may be noticeable when shooting repetitive and/or fine patterns.

 

Comparison of resolution
Compared to the D800, the D800E reproduces textures with slightly higher resolution for sharper rendering and greater depth.

Other than the very slight image quality differences described above, the D800 and D800E perform exactly the same. Focus speed, exposure metering, shooting speed, movie recording, accessory compatibility, control location and function, and all other aspects are identical.

Reviews

The new firmware adds support for the new AF-S NIKKOR 800mm f/5.6E FL ED VR for both cameras, and several image and AF performance issues for the D800 are resolved. In D600 it also changes the HDMI frame output size  from 95% to 100%

D800 firmware A: 1.01 / B:1.02 addresses the following issues:

  • Support for the AF-S NIKKOR 800mm f/5.6E FL ED VR has been added.
  • Subject tracking performance in AF-C (continuous-servo autofocus) autofocus mode with framing using the viewfinder has been improved.
  • Gamut for Adobe RGB images displayed in the camera's monitor has been changed. This enables more vivid display of images.
  • With live view photography in [M] (Manual) exposure mode, exposure preview was always on.  This issue has been resolved.
  • In some very rare cases when certain memory cards were used, movie recording would stop, even when the time remaining display indicated remaining recording time.  This issue has been resolved.
  • With shooting at an image quality setting of TIFF (RGB) and an image size setting of Small, the right edge of images contained a purple line.  This issue has been resolved.
  • In some rare cases, images recorded in JPEG format could not be opened by some software applications.  This issue has been resolved.
  • In some very rare cases, colors would change with shooting when white balance was set to a specific color temperature, as with Preset manual or Choose color temp.  This issue has been resolved.
Post date: 02/04/2013 - 06:16

“Nikon D800 functions as Nikon’s flagship camera” according to DXO Mark, and it is currently the top camera on their Sensor Scores. The 36mp image sensor is an extremely demanding piece of photography both to the photographer and the lens. The resolution advantage is easily lost when it's not focused properly, or the quality of the lens does not meet the highest standards. Only when using lenses like the Nikon AF-S Nikkor 16-35mm f/4G ED VR, Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8G ED and the Nikon 70-200mm f/4G ED VR  will get some decent zoom performance wile the best results will only come when using prime lenses like the Carl Zeiss Distagon 15mm f/2.8, Nikon AF-S Nikkor 85mm f/1.4G and will shine with the new Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM.

"Announced in 2012, the Nikon D800 is the current undisputed king of DxOMark, with results that eclipse every other camera from all other manufacturers. However, with so much resolution on tap, the question is, which lenses should you use to make the best of what you’ve got? The DxOMark labs have tested 61 different lenses on the D800 to bring you an unparalleled resource of which lenses are best and which should be avoided.

Post date: 26/03/2013 - 09:48

The reviewer, Theano Nikitas tested the D800 with the Nikkor 16-35mm, 24-70mm, 70-200mm and 24-120mm lenses, with the latter struggling to meet the demands of the camera's sensor in the detail department.

"With its 36 megapixel sensor, sophisticated feature set and amazing image quality, the Nikon D800 offers a solid--and more affordable--alternative to photographers who crave medium-format files without stretching a budget to the breaking point. It's no speed demon with a continuous shooting speed of about 4fps but it's not designed that way. It's great for studio, portrait and product photographers, as well as landscape shooters who want the ultimate amount of information. Heed our warning, though. Be sure your computer and storage systems are up to the task of handling large files. This

Post date: 25/01/2013 - 03:23

"As we said at the outset, this review is more about the single difference between the D800 and D800E: the absence of a low-pass filter and its effects. It's clear from our analysis that both the D800 and D800E have moiré issues, but the D800E's is much more apparent and challenging to address. What we also found was that the D800E indeed captures more detail than the D800, making it uniquely suited to landscape photography, or scientific applications where moiré won't be an issue.

Post date: 22/12/2012 - 10:45

"Given its surprisingly-good image quality and comparatively low price, it seems that the Nikon D800/800E has taken away many of the advantages that the Pentax 645D held just a year and a half ago.  The Nikon D800E lets professionals and enthusiasts alike enjoy extremely high-resolution photos without having to step up to a medium format camera.  

Granted, you won't get the most out of your D800E without premium lenses and a sturdy tripod, but the fact that the D800E

Post date: 04/12/2012 - 00:00

"The frame-rate is really 4-5fps. I know what some reports say about having the battery grip can give you 6fps, but I don’t buy it. It doesn’t seem any quicker to me. Because of the massive RAW files, even Nikon’s capacious buffers fill up pretty quickly. However, I like this camera a lot as it takes a step back in some regards. With the D3s I am spoilt. I can be lazy and just fire away with a vague unengaged hope of bagging the right moment. But the D800E takes me back to my 1Ds mkII with its 5fps. I had to be careful. I had to be selective. I had to choose the moment. I think that made me a better

Post date: 26/11/2012 - 00:00

"Overall, the Nikon D800 is a gentlemanly camera, one that is true to all that its external appearance and demeanor promise. It is big and burly, with a solid feel appropriate of a professional tool. Its controls are excellent for the serious photographer, because almost all of the important aspects have a button or dial. Drive modes, ISO, White Balance, Quality, and Bracketing are all available on the top left, for example. Having to dig for these features in a menu is a trial

Post date: 23/11/2012 - 07:11

What's better than an iso train? Well, TWO iso trains, especially if they run in parallel and compare the noise quality of these two cameras. Let the civil war begin!:

"With both sets of images processed using the same RAW recipe, the crops from each camera below are unsurprisingly similar in style and to my eyes, preferable to the JPEG versions, at least at lower sensitivities. The RAW recipe described

Post date: 25/10/2012 - 00:00

"On the stills side, it was more complicated than I first expected. The advantages of the added resolution were obvious when shooting macro. It was possible to shoot tiny subjects from farther away, crop the resulting frame, and still end up with at least a 10 megapixel file. The images have far more depth of field then would be possible if shooting them at close range. On wide angle, it was a different story. Only the best optics, the best dome port, and perfect technique will suffice.

Post date: 28/09/2012 - 00:00

"I was pleased to see the performance of Nikon D800E. Despite the huge difference in a price, D800E was able to deliver the quality comparable to 5+ times more expensive Hasselblad. Great shadow and highlight recovery was actually a big surprise for me, considering 14 Bit small sensor vs 16 bit in Hassy (more bit depth means more colors and wider dynamic range).

Also, we need to keep in mind that it was not a true sensor-to-sensor performance test, as the glass was playing a big part of the resolution and details quality of the shots. Nikon had cheap, and most likely it would deliver even better

Post date: 15/09/2012 - 00:00

"Whole Lotta Pixels. One of the D800's pluses is also a minus for some. You need to be prepared for big files (17MB JPEG, 41MB NEF typically). You need plenty of RAM on your computer, and lots of storage (don't forget backups). You really have to ask yourself whether you need that many more pixels if you're not ready for multiple Terabyte drives."

Post date: 26/06/2012 - 00:00

Unfortunately we have to go by the reviewer's words for those claims, since the images chosen to showcase the optical performance and image quality of the D800E, are utterly worthless.  200x200 pixel pics for judging a 36 Mpixel camera? Yeah, right.

Post date: 11/06/2012 - 21:10

"or a camera costing around £2,600, the D800 is unrivalled in the level of detail it can resolve and is an enticing prospect, particularly for landscape photographers.

While luminance and chroma noise are gradually introduced up the ISO range, and the camera's full-

Post date: 24/05/2012 - 17:36

"On the resolution front, the Nikon D800 delivers images with a truly stunning amount of detail, comparable to what you can achieve with a number of medium-format digital cameras and backs. The 7360×4912-pixel photographs print to 24”x16” (60×40cm) size at industry-standard 300ppi with no interpolation required, which also means they are ideal

Post date: 22/05/2012 - 21:08

Here it is, the big one. The DP Review staff has gone great lenghts in order to produce this exhaustive review, in part because of the special requirements that come with using this monster 36mp sensor:

"Back to resolution though. Can the D800 make good on its pixel count and provide a level of fine detail that trumps its DSLR

Post date: 09/05/2012 - 13:27

Yes, this is the 'E' version of the D800, with the missing AA filter. Does it live up to Nikon's claims?:

"To process the Nikon D800 and D800E in Adobe Camera Raw, we opened them using ACR release candidate version 6.7 at its default settings, with the exception that we set sharpening to zero. (We like the results of unsharp masking in Photoshop better

Post date: 02/05/2012 - 04:39

There's been a lot of debate about the methodology and logic of DXO mark, but all serious debaters agree on the facts that is it meticoulosly carried out, and includes a fair bit of science. So, the score is Nikon D800, 95 points, Canon 5D Mark III, 81 points.

The difference is staggering to say the least, and the fact that the Nikon is a good $500 cheaper just adds salt to the wounds. Oh, and there's more troubling news:

Post date: 18/04/2012 - 00:00

Ken Shows almost unconditional love for the D800:

"The Nikon D800 is the world's best DSLR for outdoor, nature landscape and many other kinds of photography. The D800 is the biggest news from Nikon since 2008 when they introduced their last all-new full-frame DSLR, the D700.

The Nikon D800 is the world's best because it has such extremely high image quality that it exceeds not just every

Post date: 14/04/2012 - 00:00

Nasim Mansuron is primarily a Nikon Shooter, so there may be a slight bias in this review, however, the numbers and the image samples speak their own language, and there's no doubt that the Nikon D800 is a landmark camera, by every measure:

"The Nikon D800 yields very impressive results at all ISO levels, even at boosted ISO 12,800 and 25,600. Given how little noise there is, I

Post date: 04/04/2012 - 22:30

Slowly moving away from the shiny light of the new and exciting, the D800 is now in the hands of a few lucky photographers and its time for a more critical view of the whats and whatnots:

"It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out that getting the most out of the D800 is going to require a lot more care than the D700; the

Post date: 23/03/2012 - 15:43

The studio samples are very interesting as always, a full iso train:

"The D800's automatic ISO mode is inherited from the D4 and is improved over the same mode in earlier Nikon DSLRs. Previously, auto ISO customization was minimal, and consisted simply of an option to set the maximum ISO and minimum shutter speed when the camera

Post date: 23/03/2012 - 11:32

Ok, 'trashes' is a bit of an overstatement, but still, as opposed to Canon's careful product line placement, it looks like Nikon Genuinely produced a camera that will bite into the profit margins from the higher end's butt. Perhaps the only factor that stops a big percentage of pro photogs to go D800 only, is its abysmal fps rate:

Post date: 21/03/2012 - 00:00

Time for the first controlled light studio shoot of the D800 output by a major photography review site. The first and obvious remark is about the ridiculous amount of detail the camera delivers. It clearly is within medium format range, and without a hint of softness or other obvious blemishes. If the D800 is this good, i wonder what the D800E files will look like...

The second impressive thing is the ability of the camera to deliver god results at high iso, despite the very high pixel count.

Post date: 14/03/2012 - 22:52

No, Gary does not have all three cameras in his possession, he just pits their specs against each other. Surprisingly, this simple roundup is is enough to stir a discussion, and draw some interesting conclusions:

"The main issues that really kill image resolution are AF accuracy, camera shake and optical quality, and it is on the 1st 2 of these

Post date: 04/03/2012 - 23:18

This is a battle none could have imagined, just 3 or 4 years ago. Two of the best full-frame DSLRs duking it out...in the fields of video:

"All the signs point to the 5D Mark III’s image quality being spectacular. Because of the high bitrates and i-frame codec compression

Post date: 03/03/2012 - 20:04

From the guide:

 

This “Technical Guide” details the principal techniques used
to create two of the more technically advanced photographs
in the D800/D800E catalog. Enjoy this opportunity to admire

Post date: 17/02/2012 - 20:21

First we got something titled 'Nikon D4 and D800 shootout' at NikonUser.info. Its more of a D4 user review, loaded with both cropped and full samples. As always, of special interest to us peepers are the 6.400 to 25.800 iso samples:

Post date: 11/02/2012 - 11:53

Imaging Resource goes deep down on some aspects of the D800/E, like that of the missing (or not so missing) antialiasing filter:

"Anti-aliasing. Like almost all Bayer-filtered cameras, the Nikon D800 includes an optical low-pass filter, sited just above the image sensor. 

Post date: 07/02/2012 - 08:54

Both Canon and Nikon are heading to the same direction: The ultra high-iso domain is to be reserved for Pro models only (Canon 1D X, Nikon D4), but instead their 'entry level' full framers will be rewarded with pixel bliss.In Nikon's case, the D800/E has enough pro features trickled down to it that makes it a formidable opponent to whatever Canon will release as a replacement to the 5D mark II in the near future.

Post date: 07/02/2012 - 07:41

The D800/D800E is finally upon us. Most of the specs have been know beforehand, but still, some surprises managed to escape the leaky chorus. The cameras can already be pre-ordered at various places. (D800 and D800E preorder links at Amazon, D800E at B&H) We have included press releases from both Nikon UK and US.

Post date: 07/02/2012 - 06:59

Specifications

Initial Price: 
$2990
Release Date: 
03/2012
DXO Mark
DXO Color Depth: 
25.3bits
DXO Dynamic Range: 
14.4Ev
DXO Low Light Performance: 
2853 ISO
Image Sensor
Type: 
Full frame
Image Sensor Type : 
35.9 x 24.0 mm CMOS sensor with Image sensor cleaning, Image Dust Off reference data (requires optional Capture NX 2 software)
Effective Pixels: 
36.3 Megapixels
Total Pixels: 
36.8Megapixels
Aspect Ratio: 
3:2
Intelligent Orientation Sensor: 
Yes
Filter Array: 
Bayer RGB color filter and Low Pass Filter for the D800, Bayer RGB color filter without Low Pass Filter for the D800E
Sensor has dust removal: 
Yes
Sensor Dust Removal: 
Image sensor cleaning
Sensor Stabilization
Stabilization details: 
No
Image Processor
Image Processor Type : 
EXPEED 3 image processing engine with 14-bit A/D conversion and 16-bit image processing
Lenses
Focal Length (35mm Equivalent): 
1.0x the focal length of the lens
Lens Mount: 
Nikon F mount
Focal Length details: 
Equivalent to 1.0x the focal length of the lens
Storage
Memory Card Slots: 
2
Memory Card Type: 
SD
SDHC
SDXC
CF
Memory Card Type Details: 
Dual memory card slots (SD, CF) SD (Secure Digital) and UHS-I compliant SDHC and SDXC memory cards
Type I CompactFlash memory cards (UDMA compliant)
Exposure Control
Metering Mode: 
TTL exposure metering using 91K (91,000)-pixel RGB sensor

Matrix: 3D color matrix metering III (type G and D lenses); color matrix metering III (other CPU lenses); color matrix metering available with non-CPU lenses if user provides lens data.

Center-weighted: Weight of 75% given to 12 mm circle in center of frame. Diameter of circle can be changed to 8, 15, or 20 mm, or weighting can be based on average of entire frame (non-CPU lenses use 12-mm circle or average of entire frame).

Spot: Meters 4 mm circle (about 1.5% of frame) centered on selected focus point (on center focus point when non-CPU lens is used)

Metering range: 
0.0 - 20.0 EV
Metering Range Details: 
Matrix or center-weighted metering: 0-20 EV Spot metering: 2-20 EV (Range (ISO 100, f/1.4 lens, 20 °C/68 °F) )
Exposure Compensation: 
±5.0 EV
Exposure Compensation Details: 
-5 -+5 EV in increments of 1/3, 1/2, or 1 EV
Exposure Compensation Braketing: 
2-9 frames in steps of 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, or 1 EV
AE Lock: 
Luminosity locked at detected value with AE-L/AF-L button
Shutter Type : 
Electronically-controlled vertical-travel focal-plane shutter
Maximum shutter speed: 
1/8000 sec
Minimum shutter speed: 
30 sec
Bulb mode: 
Yes
Shutter Speed: 
1/8000 - 30 s in steps of 1/3, 1/2, or 1 EV, bulb, X250
Shooting Modes: 
Programmed auto with flexible program (P)
shutter-priority auto (S)
aperture-priority auto (A)
manual (M)
Drive Modes: 
Single frame,
Continuous low speed,
Continuous high speed,
Quiet shutter-release,
Self-timer,
Mirror up
Continuous shooting: 
4.0 fps
Continuous Shooting Details: 
With EN-EL15 batteries
- Image area: FX/5 :4;
CL: 1-4 fps, CH: 4 fps
- Image area: DX/1.2x
CL: 1-5 fps, CH: 5 fps

Other power sources
- Image area: FX/5 : 4;
CL: 1-4 fps, CH: 4 fps
- Image area: 1.2x;
CL: 1-5 fps, CH: 5 fps
- Image area: DX;
CL: 1-5 fps, CH: 6 fps

Self Timer : 
2 s, 5 s, 10 s, 20 s; 1-9 exposures at intervals of 0.5, 1, 2, or 3 s
ISO Range: 
100 - 6,400 ISO
ISO Sensitivity: 
ISO 100 - 6400 in steps of 1/3, 1/2, or 1 EV.
Can also be set to approx. 0.3, 0.5, 0.7, or 1 EV (ISO 50 equivalent) below ISO 100 or to approx. 0.3, 0.5, 0.7, 1, or 2 EV (ISO 25600 equivalent) above ISO 6400;
auto ISO sensitivity control available
ISO Sensitivity (Extended): 
25600
White Balance
White Balance Settings: 
Auto (2 types),
incandescent,
fluorescent (7 types),
direct sunlight, flash,
cloudy, shade,
preset manual (up to 4 values can be stored),
choose color temperature (2500 K-10000 K),
all with fine-tuning.
White Balance Personal: 
Yes
Focusing
Focusing Type: 
Phase Detect
Focusing Type Details: 
Nikon Advanced Multi-CAM 3500FX autofocus sensor module Single-point AF, 9-, 21-, or 51- point dynamic-area AF,
3D-tracking, auto-area AF with TTL phase detection
Contrast-detect AF anywhere in frame (camera selects focus point automatically when face-priority AF or subject-tracking AF is selected)
AF System Points: 
51 points
AF System Points Details: 
Can be selected from 51 or 11 focus points (including 15 cross-type sensors)
AF Point Selection: 
Auto
Manual
AF Working Range: 
-2.0 - 19.0 EV
AF Working Range Details: 
-2 -+19 EV (ISO 100, 20 °C/68 °F)
AF Modes: 
Autofocus (AF):
Single-servo AF (AF-S);
full-time servo AF (AF-F)
Manual focus (M) be used.
Face-priority AF,
wide-area AF,
normal-area AF,
subject-tracking AF
Predictive AF: 
Yes, (3D-tracking)
AF lock : 
Focus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (single-servo AF) or by pressing AE-L/AF-L button
Manual Focus : 
Yes
AF Assist Beam : 
AF-assist illuminator (range approx. 0.5-3 m/1 ft 8 in.-9 ft 10 in.)
AF Fine Adjustment: 
Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Type: 
Optical Pentaprism
Viewfinder Type Details: 
Eye-level pentaprism single-lens reflex viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage: 
~100.0%
Viewfinder Coverage Details: 
FX (36 x 24): Approx. 100% horizontal and 100% vertical 1.2x (30 x 20): Approx. 97% horizontal and 97% vertical DX (24 x 16): Approx. 97% horizontal and 97% vertical 5:4 (30 x 24): Approx. 97% horizontal and 100% vertical
Viewfinder Magnification: 
~0.7%
Viewfinder Magnification Details: 
Approx. 0.7 x (50 mm f/1.4 lens at infinity, -1.0 m-1)
Viewfinder Eyepoint: 
17.0mm
Viewfinder Eyepoint Details: 
17 mm (-1.0 m-1; from center surface of viewfinder eyepiece lens)
Viewfinder Dioptre Correction : 
-3 -+1 m-1
Viewfinder Focusing Screen : 
Type B BriteView Clear Matte Mark VIII screen with AF area brackets and framing grid
Grid: 
On demand,
Depth of Field Preview: 
When depth-of-field preview button is pressed, lens aperture is stopped down to value selected by user (A and M modes) or by camera (P and S modes)
Live View
Liveview: 
Yes
Liveview Details: 
Live view photography (still images), movie live view (movies)
Live View Grid Overlay: 
Yes
Live View Autofocus: 
Contrast-detect AF anywhere in frame (camera selects focus point automatically when face-priority AF or subject-tracking AF is selected)

Face-priority AF
Wide-area AF
Normal-area AF
Subject-tracking AF

Autofocus (AF):
Single-servo AF (AF-S);
full-time-servo AF (AF-F)
Manual focus (MF)

Live View Exposure Simulation: 
Yes
Monitor
Rear screen size: 
3.2 in
Rear Screen Details: 
8-cm/3.2-in., TFT LCD
Resolution: 
921000 dots
Resolution Details: 
approx. 921k-dot (VGA)
Rear Screen Touch sensitive: 
No
Tiltable Monitor: 
No
Tiltable Monitor Details: 
No
Coverage: 
approx. 100% frame coverage
Brightness: 
automatic monitor brightness control using ambient brightness sensor
Viewing Angle: 
170 ° viewing angle
Flash
Flash Hotshoe: 
Yes
Flash Hotshoe Details: 
ISO 518 hot-shoe with sync and data contacts and safety lock
Built in Flash: 
Yes
Flash Modes: 
Front curtain sync,
slow sync,
rear-curtain sync,
red-eye reduction,
red-eye reduction with slow sync,
slow rear-curtain sync;
Auto FP High-Speed Sync supported
TTL: i-TTL flash control using 86K (86,400)-pixel RGB sensor is available with built-in flash and SB-910, SB-900, SB-800, SB-700, SB-600, or SB-400;
i-TTL balanced fill-flash for digital SLR is used with matrix and center-weighted metering,
standard i-TTL flash for digital SLR with spot metering
Flash Xsync: 
X=1/250 s; synchronizes with shutter at 1/320 s or slower (flash range drops at speeds between 1/250 and 1/320 s)
Flash compensation: 
-3 -+1 EV in increments of 1/3, 1/2, or 1 EV
Flash bracketing: 
2-9 frames in steps of 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, or 1 EV
Redeye Reduction: 
Yes
External Flash Wireless Sync: 
System (CLS)
Advanced Wireless Lighting supported with built-in flash, SB-910, SB-900, SB-800, or SB-700 as a master flash and SB-600 or SB-R200 as remotes, or SU-800 as commander;
built-in flash can serve as master flash in commander mode;
Auto FP High-Speed Sync and modeling illumination supported with all CLS-compatible flash units except SB-400;
Flash Color Information Communication and FV lock supported with all CLS-compatible flash units
Guide Number: 
12/39, 12/39 with manual flash (m/ft, ISO 100, 20 °C/68 °F)
Media Types / Sizes
Maximum Still Image Size: 
7,360 x 4,912
Maximum Video Image Size (pixels/fps): 
1,920 x 1,080 / 30
Image Sizes: 
FX (36 x 24) image area:
7,360 x 4,912 (L),
5,520 x 3,680 (M),
3,680 x 2,456 (S)

1.2x (30 x 20) image area:
6,144 x 4,080 (L),
4,608 x 3,056 (M),
3,072 x 2,040 (S)

DX (24 x 16) image area:
4,800 x 3,200 (L),
3,600 x 2,400 (M),
2,400 x 1,600 (S)

5 : 4 (30 x 24) image area:
6,144 x 4,912 (L),
4,608 x 3,680 (M),
3,072 x 2,456 (S)

FX-format photographs taken in movie live view:
6,720 x 3,776 (L),
5,040 x 2,832 (M),
3,360 x 1,888 (S)

DX-format photographs in movie live view:
4,800 x 2,704 (L),
3,600 x 2,024 (M),
2,400 x 1,352 (S)

Note: Photographs taken in movie live view have an aspect ratio of 16 : 9. A DX-based format is used for photographs taken using the DX (24 x 16) 1.5x image area; an FX-based format is used for all other photographs.

Still Image Format: 
NEF (RAW): 12 or 14 bit, lossless compressed, compressed, or uncompressed
TIFF (RGB) JPEG: JPEG-Baseline compliant with fine (approx. 1 : 4), normal (approx. 1 : 8), or basic (approx. 1 : 16) compression (Size priority);
Optimal quality compression available NEF (RAW)+JPEG: Single photograph recorded in both NEF (RAW) and JPEG formats
Movie: 
1,920 x 1,080; 30 p (progressive), 25 p, 24 p
1,280 x 720; 60 p, 50 p, 30 p, 25 p
Actual frame rates for 60 p, 50 p, 30 p, 25 p, and 24 p are 59.94, 50, 29.97, 25, and 23.976 fps respectively;
options support both high and normal image quality
Movie Format: 
MOV movie format, Video compression H.264/MPEG-4, Audio recording format Linear PCM
Movie Length: 
20 minutes at highest quality
29 minutes 59 seconds at normal quality
Sound Files: 
Audio recording device, Built-in monaural or external stereo microphone; sensitivity adjustable
Other Features
Intervalometer: 
Yes
Wi-Fi: 
No
GPS: 
No
Firmware Update: 
Update possible by the user
Histogram: 
Brightness: Yes RGB: Yes
Photo Effects: 
Can be selected from Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome, Portrait, Landscape; selected Picture Control can be modified; storage for custom Picture Controls
Playback Zoom: 
Full-frame and thumbnail (4, 9, or 72 images) playback with playback zoom, movie playback, photo and/or movie slide shows, highlights, histogram display, auto image rotation, and image comment (up to 36 characters)
Menu Languages: 
Arabic, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional),
Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish,
French, German, Indonesian, Italian,
Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish,
Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish,
Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian
Accessories
Lenses: 
Compatible with AF NIKKOR lenses, including type G and D lenses (some restrictions apply to PC Micro-NIKKOR lenses) and DX lenses (using DX 24 x 16 1.5x image area),
AI-P NIKKOR lenses, and non-CPU AI lenses (exposure modes A and M only).
IX NIKKOR lenses, lenses for the F3AF, and non-AI lenses can not be used.
The electronic rangefinder can be used with lenses that have a maximum aperture of f/5.6 or faster.
Battery Grip: 
Optional MB-D12 multi-power battery pack with one rechargeable Nikon EN-EL15 Li-ion battery or eight AA alkaline, Ni-MH, or lithium batteries.
Connectivity
Computer Interface: 
SuperSpeed USB (USB 3.0 Micro-B connector)
Other Conection Interface: 
Type C mini-pin HDMI connector; can be used simultaneously with camera monitor.
Audio input-Stereo mini-pin jack (3.5mm diameter),
Audio output-Stereo mini-pin jack (3.5mm diameter)
Ten-pin remote terminal (with lock)Can be used to connect optional remote control,
GP-1 GPS unit, or GPS device compliant with NMEA0183 version 2.01 or 3.01
(requires optional MC-35 GPS adapter cord and cable with D-sub 9-pin connector)
Eye-Fi Compatible
WT-4A
Direct Print Support
Direct Print: 
Yes
Power Source
Power Source: 
One rechargeable Li-ion EN-EL15 battery
Battery Life: 
900 Battery Life (shots per charge) (CIPA)
AC Power: 
EH-5b AC adapter; requires EP-5B power connector (available separately)
Physical Specifications
Body Materials: 
Magnesium Alloy
Weather sealing: 
Yes
Weather Sealing Details: 
Effective sealing using O rings and packing make the camera more resistant to dust and water
Width: 
146mm
Height: 
123mm
Depth: 
81mm
Weight: 
900.0 g
Weight: 
Approx. 1,000 g (2 lb 3.3 oz) with battery and SD memory card but without body cap; approx. 900 g/1 lb 15.7 oz (camera body only)
OperatingEnvironment: 
0-40 °C (+32-104 °F), Humidity-Less than 85% (no condensation)

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