Nikon DSLR Camera Buying Guide

 

  1. Nikon D3100 DSLR

Nikon D3100For the photographer who is ready to take that big step from compact to DSLR camera, the Nikon D3100 will make it a very easy transition. First, because the D3100 is built to feel light and compact, so a new DSLR photographer won’t be concerned with carrying it all day. Second, because the various controls are conveniently located and, in some cases, require only one touch to activate, such as the video record button. Third, is the D3100’s Guide mode, which includes simple instructions and reference photos to understand how to use the camera’s functions. Many photographers new to DSLRs are also not familiar with viewing shooting information through the viewfinder. All they have to do is press the info button and they will see the details on the large LCD screen. The D3100 also has 1080p Full-HD video and a kit lens with built-in image stabilization technology.

For more details, read the PhotographyTalk article, 9 Easy First Steps Into the World of DSLR Photography with the Nikon D3100 Camera.

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Overview

The Nikon D3100 Digital SLR Camera is an affordable, compact and lightweight photographic power-house. It features the all-purpose 18-55mm VR lens, a high-resolution 14.2 MP CMOS sensor along with a feature set that's comprehensive yet easy to navigate - the intuitive onboard learn-as-you grow guide mode allows the photographer to understand what the 3100 can do quickly and easily. Capture beautiful pictures and amazing Full HD 1080p movies with sound and full-time autofocus. Easily capture the action other cameras miss with a fast start up time, split-second shutter release, 3 frames per second shooting and 11-point autofocus. Capture pictures and make movies in near darkness with an ISO range of 100 to 3200 (expandable to 12800-Hi2).

EXPEED 2, Nikon's new image processing engine, assures breathtakingly rich image quality, managing color, contrast, exposure and noise. One-touch Live View and movie recording lets you see the action on the 3" monitor and the Scene Recognition System automatically chooses the ideal settings. You can also select from 6 Automatic Exposure Scene Modes- Portrait, Landscape, Child, Sports, Close-up or Night Portrait for stunning results in otherwise challenging conditions.

Active D-Lighting restores picture-enhancing detail in shadows and highlights. A built-in pop-up flash is ready for those times when there just isn't enough light and in-camera image editing allows creative freedom and effects, without the need for a computer.

The Nikon D3100 is commonly used for Family photos, Landscape/scenery, Low light, Sports/action, Travel, Video, Weddings, Wildlife and more.The Nikon D3100 is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Casual photographer, Photo enthusiast, Semi-pro photographer among others.The Nikon D3100 is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Nikon D3100: Easy to use, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Fast shutter speed, Good image quality, High ISO performance, Image stabilization, Large clear LCD, Quiet, Tilt /swivel LCD to mention just a few.

Nikon D3100 Includes

  • Nikon D3100 14.2 Megapixels Digital SLR Camera
  • 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR AF-S DX Nikkor Lens
  • EN-EL14 Battery
  • MH-24 Battery Charger
  • DK-5 Eyepiece Cap
  • DK-20 Rubber Eyecap
  • AN-DC3 Camera Strap
  • BS-1 Accessory Shoe Cover
  • BF-1B Body Cap
  • ViewNX 2 CD-ROM
  • Nikon Warranty (USB Cable is NOT included)

Features

  • 14.2 Megapixel DX-format CMOS Image Sensor delivers beautiful photographs and prints well beyond 20 x 30 inches
  • Full 1080p HD Cinematic Video with full-time autofocus and sound lets you record cinematic-quality movies in Full 1080p HD format (1920 x 1080 pixels)
  • Easy-To-Use featuring Nikon's Guide Mode with intuitive controls and on-board assistance helping you take better pictures every step of the way
  • Fast 11-point Autofocus System delivers razor-sharp pictures
  • 3in monitor with One-Touch Live View shooting and movie capture
  • Built-in HDMI port lets you connect directly to your HDTV using an optional HDMI cable
  • Control Image and Movie Playback with most HDTV remote controls
  • 6 Automatic Exposure Scene Modes Just set the Mode dial to Portrait, Landscape, Child, Sports, Close-up or Night Portrait for stunning results in otherwise challenging conditions
  • Picture Control lets you choose from Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome, Portrait, or Landscape to apply a personal look and feel to your pictures
  • Built-in pop-up flash for those times when there isn't enough light
  • Includes 3x 18-55mm Zoom-NIKKOR VR Image Stabilization Lens with legendary NIKKOR optical quality and fast, accurate autofocus for vivid color, striking contrast and crisp detail and VR image stabilization to ensure the sharpest hand-held pictures and movies
  • Compact and Lightweight Design Beautifully styled - Ready to go wherever life takes you
  • Split-second Shutter Response eliminates the frustration of shutter delay, capturing moments that other cameras miss
  • ISO sensitivity 100-3200, expandable to ISO 12800 equivalent delivers exceptional results, even in the most challenging low-light situations
  • Scene Auto Selector lets the D3100 decide the best mode to match the shooting situation when using Live View
  • EXPEED 2 Nikon's new image processing engine assures breathtakingly rich image quality, managing color, contrast, exposure, noise and speed
  • Scene Recognition System in Live View automatically optimizes exposure, autofocus, and white balance, allowing you to obtain beautiful photos without the hassle of making complicated camera adjustments yourself
  • Active D-Lighting restores picture-enhancing detail in shadows and highlights
  • Automatic Image Sensor Cleaning uses an ultrasonic process and exclusive Airflow Control combats the accumulation of dust in front of the image sensor, safeguarding image quality shot after shot
  • In-camera Image Editing allows creative freedom, without the need for a computer, offering easy editing functions

Tech Specs

Type Single-lens reflex digital camera
Lens Mount Nikon F bayonet mount
Picture Angle Effective picture angle 1.5x (Approx.) conversion factor (Nikon DX format)
Effective Pixels 14.2 million
Sensor Size 23.1 x 15.4mm
Image Sensor Format DX
Image Sensor Type CMOS
Total Pixels 14.8 million
Dust-reduction system Image sensor cleaning
Airflow Control System
Image Dust Off reference data (optional Capture NX 2 software required)
Image Area (pixels) DX-format
(L) 4608 x 3072
(M) 3456 x 2304
(S) 2304 x 1536
File Format NEF (RAW)
JPEG: JPEG-Baseline compliant with fine (approx 1:4), normal (approx 1:8), or basic (approx 1:16) compression
NEF (RAW) + JPEG: Single photograph recorded in both NEF (RAW) and JPEG formats
Picture Control Standard
Neutral
Vivid
Monochrome
Portrait
Landscape
Storage Media SD
SDHC
SDXC memory cards
File System Compliant with DCF (Design Rule for Camera File System) 2.0
DPOF (Digital Print Order Format)
EXIF 2.21 (Exchangeable Image File Format for Digital Still Cameras
PictBridge
Viewfinder Eye-level pentamirror single-lens reflex viewfinder
Viewfinder Frame Coverage 95% horizontal
95% vertical Approx
Viewfinder Magnification 0.80x (50mm f/1.4 lens at infinity; -1.0m-1) Approx
Viewfinder Eyepoint 18mm (-1.0m-1)
Viewfinder Diopter Adjustment -1.7 to +0.5m-1
Focusing Screen Type B BriteView Clear Matte Mark VII screen
Reflex Mirror Quick-return type
Lens Aperture Instant-return type
Electronically controlled
Compatible Lenses 1 AI-P NIKKOR: All functions supported except autofocus and 3D Color Matrix Metering II
AF-S, AF-I: All functions supported
Non-CPU: Can be used in mode M, but exposure meter does not function; electronic range finder can be used if maximum aperture is f/5.6 or faster IX Nikkor lenses cannot be used
Electronic Rangefinder usable with lens with maximum aperture of f/5.6 or faster
Compatible Lenses 2 Type G or D AF NIKKOR not equipped with an autofocus motor: All functions supported except autofocus
AF-NIKKOR for F3AF not supported
Other AF NIKKOR: All functions supported except autofocus and 3D color matrix metering II
Type D PC NIKKOR: All functions supported except autofocus and some shooting modes
Shutter type Electronically controlled vertical-travel focal-plane
Shutter Speed 1/4000 to 30 sec. in steps of 1/3 EV, Bulb
Flash Sync Speed Up to 1/200 sec, Synchronizes with shutter at 1/200s or slower
Shutter Release Modes Single-frame [S] mode
Continuous
Self-timer mode
Quiet Shutter Release
Frame Advance Rate Up to 3 fps (manual focus, mode M or S, shutter speed 1/250 sec or faster, and other settings at default values)
Self-timer 2 sec, 10 sec Timer duration electronically controlled
Exposure Metering System TTL exposure metering using 420-pixel RGB sensor
Metering Method Matrix: 3D color matrix metering II (type G and D lenses); color matrix metering II (other CPU lenses)
Center-weighted: Weight of 75% given to 8-mm circle in center of frame
Spot: Meters 3.5-mm circle (about 2.5% of frame) centered on selected focus point
Metering Range 0 to 20 EV (Matrix or center-weighted metering at ISO 100 equivalent, f/1.4 lens, at 20 deg.C/68 deg.F)
2 to 20 EV (Spot metering at ISO 100 equivalent, f/1.4 lens at 20 deg.C/68 deg.F)
Exposure Meter Coupling CPU
Exposure Modes Auto modes ( auto, auto [flash off])
Scene Modes
Programmed Auto with flexible Program (P)
Shutter-Priority Auto (S)
Aperture-Priority Auto (A)
Manual (M)
Scene Modes Portrait
Landscape
Child
Sports
Close-up
Night Portrait
Exposure Compensation ±5 EV in increments of 1/3EV
Exposure Lock Luminosity locked at detected value with AE-L/AF-L button
ISO Sensitivity ISO 100 to 3200 in steps of 1 EV
Can also be set to approx. 1 EV above ISO 3200 (ISO 6400 equivalent) or to approx. 2 EV above ISO 3200 (ISO 12800 equivalent
Auto ISO sensitivity control available
Expanded ISO Sensitivity Options 1 EV above ISO 3200 (ISO 6400 equivalent)
2 EV above ISO 3200 (ISO 12800 equivalent) Approx.
Auto ISO sensitivity control available
Active D-Lighting On
Off
Auto-area AF Mode Single Area AF
Dynamic-area
Auto-area AF
3D-tracking (11 points)
Autofocus System Nikon Multi-CAM 1000 autofocus sensor module with TTL phase detection
Detection Range -1 to 19 EV (ISO 100, 68 deg.F/20 deg.C)
Lens Servo Autofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S); Continuous-servo AF (AF-C); Auto AF-S/AF-C selection (AF-A); Predictive focus tracking activated automatically according to subject status
Focus Point Can be selected from 11 focus points
Focus Lock Focus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (single-servo AF)
Focus can be locked by pressing AE-L/AF-L button
Built-in Flash Yes
Auto
Portrait
Child
Close-Up
Night portrait
Auto flash with auto pop-up [P], [S], [A], [M]
Manual pop-up with button release
Guide Number 39/12, 43/13 with manual flash (ft/m, ISO 100, 68 deg.F/20 deg.C) Approx.
Flash Control TTL: i-TTL balanced fill-flash and standard i-TTL flash for digital SLR using 420-pixel RGB sensor are available with built-in flash and SB-900, SB-800, SB-600, or SB-400 (i-TTL balanced fill-flash available when matrix or center-weighted metering)
Auto aperture: Available with SB-900/SB-800 and CPU lens
Non-TTL auto: Supported flash units include BS-900, SB-800, SB-80DX, SB-28DX, SB-28, SB-27, and SB-22S
Distance-priority manual: Available with SB-900 and SB-800
Flash Mode Auto
Auto with red-eye reduction
Fill-flash
Auto slow sync
Auto slow sync with red-eye correction
Rear curtain with slow sync
Flash Compensation -3 to +1 EV in increments of 1/3 EV
Flash-ready indicator Lights when built-in flash or optional flash unit such as SB-900, SB-800, SB-600, SB-400, SB-80DX, SB-28DX or SB-50DX is fully charged
Blinks for 3 sec. after flash is fired at full output
Accessory Shoe ISO 518 hot-shoe with sync and data contacts and safety lock
Nikon Creative Lighting System (CLS) Yes
Advanced Wireless Lighting supported with SB-900, BS-800, SU-800 as commander; Flash Color Information Communications supported with built-in flash and all CLS-compatible flash units
Flash Sync Terminal Sync Terminal Adapter AS-15 (available separately)
White Balance Auto
Incandescent
Fluorescent (7 types)
Direct Sunlight
Flash
Cloudy
Shade
Preset Manual
All except preset manual with fine tuning
Live View Shooting Yes
Live View Lens servo Autofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S); full-time-servo AF (AF-F)
Manual focus (MF)
Live View AF-area mode Face-priority AF
Wide-area AF
Normal-area AF
Subject-tracking AF
Live View Autofocus Contrast-detect AF anywhere in frame (camera selects focus point automatically when face-priority AF or subject-tracking AF is selected
Live View Scene Auto Selector Auto mode
Auto (flash off) mode
Movie Metering TTL exposure metering using main image sensor
Movie Metering method Matrix
Movie Frame size (pixels) and frame rate 1920 x 1080 (24p): 24 fps (23.976 fps)
1280 x 720 (30p): 30 fps (29.97 fps)
1280 x 720 (25p): 25 fps
1280 x 720 (24p): 24 fps (23.976 fps)
640 x 424 (24p): 24 fps (23.976 fps)
Movie Maximum recording time 10 min
Movie File Format MOV
Movie Audio recording format Linear PCM
Movie Audio recording device Built-in monaural microphone
Monitor Size 3 in. diagonal
Monitor Resolution 230,000 Dots
Monitor Type TFT-LCD with brightness adjustment
Playback Functions Full frame
Calendar
Thumbnail (4, 9 or 72 images)
Zoom
Movie Playback
Slideshow
Histogram display
Highlights
Auto image rotation
Image Comment (up to 36 characters)
Highlight point display
Interface Hi-speed USB
Video output: NTSC, PAL
HDMI output: Type C mini-pin HDMI connector
Accessory terminal: Remote cord: MC-DC2 (available separately); GPS unit: GP-1 (available separately)
GPS GP-1 GPS unit
Supported Languages Chinese (Simplified and Traditional)
Dutch
English
Spanish
Finnish
French
Italian
German
Japanese
Korean
Polish
Portuguese
Russian
Swedish
Czech
Norweigon
Turkish
Battery / Batteries EN-EL14 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
AC Adapter EH-5a AC Adapter
Power Connector EP-5a available separately
Tripod Socket 1/4in (ISO1222)
Operating Environment 32 to 104 deg.F (0 to 40 deg.C)
Less than 85% (no condensation)
Dimensions (W x H x D) 4.9 x 3.8 x 2.9in / 124.46 x 96.52 x 73.66mm
Weight 16oz / 455g camera body only

D3100 Books

  1. Nikon D3200 DSLR

Nikon D3200Nikon gave entry-level DSLR photographers a big boost when it introduced the D3200 during early 2012, as a major upgrade of the D3100. Sensor size is one of the most obvious improvements, with a 24.2-MP DX-format CMOS sensor in the D3200 compared to the D3100’s 14.2-MP sensor. Paired with a Nikon EXPEED 3 image processor, the D3200 delivers very high quality images and exceptional color to stills and video. Enthusiasts looking for more DSLR will be pleased to discover that the D3200 is barely bigger or heavier than the D3100. Nikon was smart enough to retain the D3100’s Guide Mode, but enhanced it with “Assist Images,” which provides sample images to help photographers be more creative. Video recording is top-notch with 1080p Full-HD video, an HDMI jack and an auto-focus system that operates fully while making movies. D3200 shooters also have the option of wireless functionality for photo sharing with the WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter, which is a separate accessory.

Read the PhotographyTalk article, 7 Value Features of the New Nikon D3200 DSLR for Digital Photography Enthusiasts.

Look for other photographers’ reviews of the Nikon D3200 DSLR and pricing and ordering information when you click here

Overview

With the announcement of the Nikon D3200, Nikon has raised the bar for image resolution in the sub-$700 camera category. The Nikon D3200 combines a 24MP DX-format (APS) CMOS sensor with a feature set that's designed to please snapshooters who are stepping up from point-and-shoot photography and for more serious shooters looking for a low-cost second body. Nikon's popular Guide Mode, which was introduced with the D3000, offers on-screen guidance for beginners and holds your hand as it allows you to explore the camera's range of creative picture-taking options. Full HD 1080p video capture should appeal to budget-conscious videographers.

The camera is lightweight; it is well-suited for soccer moms who want to capture Junior's sports activities with its 4 fps burst rate. The Nikon D3200 is compatible with a new WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter ($59.95; also available for pre-order), which can send images to mobile devices like smartphones and tabletsand let you control the camera remotely from your device

Key features include:

• 24MP DX CMOS sensor

• ISO range 100-6400, expandablre to 12,800 Expeed 3 image processing engine 3-inch, 921k LCD monitor 1080p HD video at

• 24 or 30 fps Stereo microphone jack

• 4 frames per second burst mode

• 11-point AF system

• Guide Mode

• Six Scene Modes (Portrait, Landscape, Child, Sports, Close-Up, Night Portrait) Compatible with Nikon FX-format lenses, Speedlight system

Nikon D3200 Includes

  • Nikon D3200 Digital SLR Camera
  • 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR AF-S DX Nikkor Lens
  • Nikon 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED IF AF-S DX VR II Lens, Nikon USA
  • EN-EL14 Battery
  • MH-24 Battery Charger
  • DK-5 Eyepiece Cap
  • DK-20 Rubber Eyecap
  • AN-DC3 Camera Strap
  • BS-1 Accessory Shoe Cover
  • BF-1B Body Cap
  • ViewNX 2 CD-ROM
  • Nikon Warranty
  • UC-E17 USB Cable

Features

  • Wi-Fi Connectivity: Now you can easily get GREAT pictures on your smartphone. Using the WU-1a optional wireless mobile adapter you can now automatically send great images to your smart phone and even use your smart phone to remotely capture images from your D3200.
  • Nikon-developed 24.2 megapixel CMOS Sensor: for unrivaled detail and depth in every photo and Full HD (1080p) video, even in low-light situations.
  • EXPEED 3 image-processing: the processing power behind the acclaimed Nikon D4, provides super-fast operation, exceptional image capture, Full 1080p HD-video, in-camera filter effects and more.
  • Clear images from ISO 100 to 6400: for shooting in very low light without a flashor in very bright light with wide aperture lenses. Can even be set to ISO 12800 equivalent (Hi 1) for extreme low-light situations.
  • Guide Mode:walks you through key camera functions and settings and makes recommendations to help you quickly master your new D-SLR and excel in every situation.
  • Scene Auto Selector:that works even during Live-View shooting automatically activates the most suitable Scene Mode (e.g., Portrait, Landscape) to ensure you always get the best shot.
  • Six optimized Scene Modes: including Portrait, Night Portrait, Landscape, Close up and more help you capture every photo and video exactly as you imagined it.
  • One-touch high-def movie recording Full HD 1080p: at 30/25/24p or 720p at 60/50p in AVC format for super-smooth slow-motion. Fulltime autofocus, manual exposure control, an external stereo micjack and more a truly cinemaquality movie-making tool.
  • Highly accurate 420-pixel RGB sensor: supports Nikon's Scene Recognition System and enhances the accuracy of all auto functions, including subject tracking AF, Full-time AF, exposure, white balance, flash, more.
  • High-speed continuous shooting: to capture every frame of the action; simply aim,hold down the shutter button and fire off approx. 4 fps.
  • Precise, fast 11-point Autofocusing System: with phase-detection AF within the camera finder ensures you'll never miss a shot.
  • Versatile AF-S NIKKOR® 18-55mm lens: for wide-angle to medium telephoto shooting a perfect first lens to start your HD-SLR system.
  • Compact, lightweight and durable: Nikon camera design is comfortable, puts key controls at your fingertips and makes bringing along your D-SLR easy and convenient. Approx. 12.7 x 9.6 x 7.8 cm. (W xH x D) and just over .45 kg.
  • SD memory card UHS-I compatible: for high-speed saving and operation.
  • Long lasting rechargeable battery: provides approx. 540 shots per charge.

Tech Specs

Type Single-lens reflex digital camera
Lens Mount Nikon F bayonet mount
Picture Angle Approx. 1.5× lens focal length (35 mm format equivalent); Nikon DX format
Effective Pixels 24.2 million
Sensor Size 23.2 × 15.4 mm CMOS sensor
Image Sensor Type CMOS
Total Pixels 24.7 million
Dust-reduction system Image Sensor Cleaning
Image Dust Off reference data (optional Capture NX 2 software required)
Image Area (pixels) 6,016 × 4,000 (L), 4,512 × 3,000 (M), 3,008 × 2,000 (S)
File format NEF (RAW): 12 bit, compressed JPEG: JPEG-Baseline compliant with fine (approx. 1:4), normal (approx. 1:8) or basic (approx. 1:16) compression
NEF (RAW) + JPEG: Single photograph recorded in both NEF (RAW) and JPEG formats
Picture Control Standard
Neutral
Vivid
Monochrome
Portrait
Landscape
selected Picture Control can be modified
Storage Media SD (Secure Digital) and UHS-I compliant SDHC and SDXC memory cards
File System Compliant with DCF (Design Rule for Camera File System) 2.0
DPOF (Digital Print Order Format)
EXIF 2.3 (Exchangeable Image File Format for Digital Still Cameras
PictBridge
Viewfinder Eye-level pentamirror single-lens reflex viewfinder
Viewfinder Frame Coverage 95% horizontal
95% vertical Approx
Viewfinder Magnification 0.80x (50mm f/1.4 lens at infinity; -1.0m-1) Approx
Viewfinder Eyepoint 18mm (-1.0m-1)
Viewfinder Diopter Adjustment -1.7 to +0.5m-1
Focusing Screen Type B BriteView Clear Matte Mark VII screen
Reflex Mirror Quick-return type
Lens Aperture Instant-return type
Electronically controlled
Compatible Lenses Autofocus is available with AF-S and AF-I lenses; Autofocus is not available with other type G and D lenses, AF lenses (IX-NIKKOR and lenses for the F3AF are not supported) and AI-P lenses; Non-CPU lenses can be used in mode M but the camera exposure meter will not function
The electronic rangefinder can be used with lenses that have a maximum aperture of f/5.6 or faster
Shutter type Electronically controlled vertical-travel focal-plane
Shutter Speed 1/4000 to 30 sec. in steps of 1/3 EV, Bulb
Flash Sync Speed Up to 1/200 sec, Synchronizes with shutter at 1/200s or slower
Shutter Release Modes Single-frame [S] mode
Continuous
Self-timer mode
(delayed remote)
(quick-response remote)
J (quiet shutter release)
Frame Advance Rate Up to 4 fps (manual focus, mode M or S, shutter speed 1/250 sec or faster, and other settings at default values)
Self-timer 2 s, 5 s, 10 s, 20 s; 1 to 9 exposures
Exposure Metering System TTL exposure metering using 420-pixel RGB sensor
Metering Method Matrix: 3D color matrix metering II (type G and D lenses); color matrix metering II (other CPU lenses)
Center-weighted: Weight of 75% given to 8-mm circle in center of frame
Spot: Meters 3.5-mm circle (about 2.5% of frame) centered on selected focus point
Metering Range 0 to 20 EV (Matrix or center-weighted metering at ISO 100 equivalent, f/1.4 lens, at 20 deg.C/68 deg.F)
2 to 20 EV (Spot metering at ISO 100 equivalent, f/1.4 lens at 20 deg.C/68 deg.F)
Exposure Meter Coupling CPU
Exposure Modes Auto modes ( auto, auto [flash off])
Scene Modes
Programmed Auto with flexible Program (P)
Shutter-Priority Auto (S)
Aperture-Priority Auto (A)
Manual (M)
Exposure Compensation ±5 EV in increments of 1/3EV
Exposure Lock Luminosity locked at detected value with AE-L/AF-L button
ISO Sensitivity ISO 100 to 6400 in steps of 1 EV; can also be set to approx. 1 EV above (Recommended Exposure Index) ISO 6400 (ISO 12800 equivalent); auto ISO sensitivity control available
Active D-Lighting On
Off
Autofocus System Nikon Multi-CAM 1000 autofocus sensor module with TTL phase detection
Auto-area AF Mode Single Area AF
Dynamic-area
Auto-area AF
3D-tracking (11 points)
Detection Range -1 to 19 EV (ISO 100, 68 deg.F/20 deg.C)
Lens Servo Autofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S); Continuous-servo AF (AF-C); Auto AF-S/AF-C selection (AF-A); Predictive focus tracking activated automatically according to subject status
Focus Point Can be selected from 11 focus points
Focus Lock Focus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (single-servo AF)
Focus can be locked by pressing AE-L/AF-L button
AF-area mode Single-point AF, dynamic-area AF, auto-area AF, 3D-tracking (11 points)
Built-in Flash Auto flash with auto pop-up
P, S, A, M: Manual pop-up with button release
Guide Number 39/12, 43/13 with manual flash (ft/m, ISO 100, 68 deg.F/20 deg.C) Approx.
Flash Control TTL: i-TTL flash control using 420-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 Mode Auto, auto with red-eye reduction, auto slow sync, auto slow sync with redeye reduction, fill-flash, red-eye reduction, slow sync, slow sync with red-eye reduction, rear-curtain with slow sync, rear-curtain sync, off
Flash Compensation -3 to +1 EV in increments of 1/3 EV
Flash-ready indicator Lights when built-in flash or optional flash unit is fully charged; flashes after flash is fired at full output
Accessory Shoe ISO 518 hot-shoe with sync and data contacts and safety lock
Nikon Creative Lighting System (CLS) Advanced Wireless Lighting supported with 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; Flash Color Information Communication supported with all CLS-compatible flash units
Flash Sync Terminal Sync Terminal Adapter AS-15 (available separately)
White Balance Auto, incandescent, fluorescent (7 types), direct sunlight, flash, cloudy, shade, preset manual, all except preset manual with fine-tuning
Live View Shooting Yes
Live View Lens servo Autofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S); full-time-servo AF (AF-F)
Manual focus (MF)
Live View AF-area mode Face-priority AF, wide-area AF, normal-area AF, subject-tracking AF
Live View Autofocus Contrast-detect AF anywhere in frame (camera selects focus point automatically when face-priority AF or subject-tracking AF is selected
Live View Scene Auto Selector Auto mode
Auto (flash off) mode
Movie Metering TTL exposure metering using main image sensor
Movie Metering method Matrix
Movie Maximum recording time 10 min
Movie File Format MOV
Movie Audio recording format Linear PCM
Movie Audio recording device Built-in monaural microphone
Monitor Size 3-in./7.5-cm, approx. 921k-dot (VGA) TFT LCD with 160° viewing angle, approx. 100% frame coverage, and brightness adjustment
Playback Functions Full-frame and thumbnail (4, 9 or 72 images or calendar) playback with playback zoom, movie playback, photo and/or movie slide shows, histogram display, highlights, auto image rotation and image comment (up to 36 characters)
Interface Hi-speed USB
Video output: NTSC, PAL
HDMI output: Type C mini-pin HDMI connector
Accessory terminal: Remote cord: MC-DC2 (available separately); GPS unit: GP-1 (available separately)
Audio input Stereo mini-pin jack (3.5-mm diameter)
Supported Languages Arabic, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (Portugal and Brazil), Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian
Battery / Batteries EN-EL14 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
AC Adapter EH-5b AC Adapter
Power Connector EP-5a available separately
Tripod Socket 1/4in (ISO1222)
Operating Environment 32 to 104 deg.F (0 to 40 deg.C)
Less than 85% (no condensation)
Dimensions (W x H x D) Approx. 5.0 × 3.8 × 3.1 in./125 × 96 × 76.5 mm
Weight Approx. 1 lb 1.8 oz/505 g (with battery and memory card but without body cap); approx. 1 lb/455 g (camera body only)

D3200 Books

  1. Nikon D5100 DSLR

Nikon D5100Nikon has designed and positioned the D5100 DSLR between the D3200 and D7000 for experienced enthusiasts who want more than entry-level features, but the opportunity to create with capabilities that approach the pro-level camera. The D5100’s versatility is immediately evident in its side-hinged LCD screen that is big and bright at 3 inches and 920,000 dots. The D5100 also delivers the same sensor (16.2-MP), ISO range to 25,600 and 14-bit RAW shooting as the D7000. The Nikon D5100 is also very competitive, compared to the Canon EOS Rebel T3i, with more points in its AF system and a faster continuous shooting mode at 4 frames per second to the T3i’s 3.7. For the enthusiasts who wants to capture the best pictures of his or her world of family, friends, events and travel, the Nikon D5100 is virtually a perfect choice. Plus, it has the capabilities for the enthusiast photographer who also wants to be more creative with a camera.

Read the PhotographyTalk article, 7 Advantages You’ll Have Over the People Who Didn’t Buy a Nikon 5100 DSLR Camera.

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Overview

Nikon's D5100 Digital SLR Camera (Body Only) delivers a galaxy of professional features in a consumer digital camera. A high-resolution 16.2MP DX format CMOS sensor and an EXPEED 2 image processing engine guarantee superb quality and high performance. The 3" vari-angle tilting LCD monitor allows you full freedom in composition, with sparkling 921,000-dot resolution. Full 1920 x 1080p video with full-time autofocus (for tracking subjects in motion) and stereo sound (using optional microphone) is always available, with in-camera editing and creative controls to bring out your inner director.

The Effects mode provides a dazzling array of special effects for putting your own individual stamp on all of your images-still photos or video. Selective Color, for instance, isolates any color within a scene, and Night Vision captures details in places too dark for your own eyes. High Key effect will create bright, glowing images filled with atmosphere and mystery, or you can emphasize the mood of a scene using Low Key, or Miniature Effect-which produces a scene that looks like a miniature scale model.

With sensitivity ranging from 100 to 6400 ISO, you'll be able to make photos and videos that are amazingly rich, even in low light. In-camera HDR (High Dynamic Range) mode will tame high contrast situations by automatically capturing multiple exposures of the scene and combining them for vastly improved contrast and low noise. A blazing fast 11-point autofocus system and split-second shutter response mean that you won't miss photo opportunities waiting for your camera to catch up. The built-in speedlight has i-TTL for accurate, well-balanced flash every time.

With the Scene Recognition system, 420-pixel RGB 3D Color Matrix Metering II, 16 automatic exposure scene modes, and Active D-Lighting, your control over your photos and movies will be more precise and simple to carry out than ever. The automatic image sensor cleaning prevents dust from ruining any of your images.

The Nikon D5100 is commonly used for Family photos, Landscape/scenery, Low light, Sports/action, Travel, Video, Weddings, Wildlife and more.The Nikon D5100 is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Casual photographer, Photo enthusiast, Semi-pro photographer among others.The Nikon D5100 is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Nikon D5100: Easy to use, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Fast shutter speed, Good image quality, High ISO performance, Image stabilization, Large clear LCD, Quiet, Tilt /swivel LCD to mention just a few.

Nikon D5100 Includes

  • Nikon D5100 16.2 Megapixel DX-Format Digital Camera
  • EN-EL14 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
  • MH-24 Quick Charger
  • DK-20 Rubber Eyecup
  • UC-E6 USB Cable
  • EG-CP14 Audio Video Cable
  • AN-DC3 Camera Strap
  • DK-5 Eyepiece Cap
  • BF-1B Body Cap
  • BS-1 Accessory Shoe Cover
  • Nikon ViewNX 2 CD-ROM
  • Nikon Warranty

Features

  • The NIKON D5100 offers a host of new photographic and video tools that deliver superior performance and exceptional image quality with surprising versatility
  • With 16.2 megapixels, a swivel Vari-Angle LCD monitor, full HD movie capabilities, new EFFECTS Mode and new HDR setting, you hold the power and performance to capture beautiful moments and the freedom to get creative
  • Take pictures or record movies from a unique viewpoint, the D5100's 3.0 inch, super sharp, 921,000-dot Vari-angle LCD monitor allows for versatile high quality viewing and playback
  • Explore every angle, with overhead shots, waist level candids, ground level and fun self portraits; you will never miss a shot. This Vari-angle monitor allows you to be creative from any point of view
  • The D5100 incorporates an amazing array of special effects for use when taking still pictures or recording D-Movie Full HD movies
  • The D5100 delivers exceptionally high-quality movie performance due to its full HD capability while the latest in Full-time autofocus takes the guess work out of tracking your subjects while in motion
  • In scenes with extreme contrasts, such as bright, sunlit clouds and a foreground deep in shadow, it was once quite difficult to render the textures of both equally
  • D5100 combines two exposures to create an image revealing an extremely wide dynamic range, but with less noise and richer color gradation than ever before
  • Incorporating the latest Nikon D-SLR technologies such as the 16.2MP DX-format CMOS sensor and EXPEED 2 image processing engine, the D5100 delivers outstanding image quality
  • Its CMOS sensor offers a remarkably wide ISO range (ISO 100 to 6400) with reduced noise which enables you to shoot at faster shutter speeds and capture scenes and subjects with less blur. Handheld shooting and full HD movies come out looking great even in low light
  • With high-speed continuous shooting at approx. 4 frames per second, you'll never miss a moment and with D5100's large optical viewfinder providing accurate and realistic composition, you'll get a precise view and focus in every situation
  • D5100's 11-point AF system provides flexibility to compose the shot you want ensuring your subject is captured sharply wherever it's located in the frame
  • Working together with the Scene Recognition System, the camera can keep your main subject in focus even if the composition changes using Nikon's exclusive 3D-tracking
  • Vital for dark or backlit subjects, the D5100's built-in pop-up flash automatically brightens your subject even when shooting outdoors in bright sunlight. Expect natural looking results thanks to intelligent flash control

Tech Specs

Lens Mount Nikon F bayonet mount
Picture Angle Effective picture angle 1.5x (Approx.) conversion factor (Nikon DX format)
Effective Pixels 16.2 million
Sensor Size 23.6 x 15.6mm
Image Sensor Format DX
Image Sensor Type CMOS
Total Pixels 16.9 million
Dust-reduction system Image sensor cleaning
Image Area (pixels) DX-format:
(L) 4928 x 3264
(M) 3696 x 2448
(S) 2464 x 1632
File Format Compressed 14-bit NEF (RAW)
JPEG (Baseline Compliant)
MOV
Picture Control Landscape
Monochrome
Neutral
Portrait
Standard
User-customizable SettingsVivid
Storage Media SD
SDHC
SDXC
Card Slot 1 Secure Digital (SD)
File System Compliant with DCF (Design Rule for Camera File System) 2.0
DPOF (Digital Print Order Format)
EXIF 2.3 (Exchangeable Image File Format for Digital Still Cameras
Viewfinder Eye-level pentamirror single-lens reflex viewfinder
Viewfinder Frame Coverage 95% Approx.
Viewfinder Magnification 0.78x Approx.
Viewfinder Eyepoint 17.9mm
Viewfinder Diopter Adjustment -1.7 to +0.7 m
Focusing Screen Type B BriteView Clear Matte Mark VII screen
Reflex Mirror Quick-return type
Lens Aperture Instant-return type
Lens Compatibility at a Glance AF-S Lens Required for Autofocus
Compatible Lenses 1 AF-S, AF-I: All functions supported
AI-P NIKKOR: All functions supported except 3D color matrix metering II
IX NIKKOR lenses can not be used
Compatible Lenses 2 Non-CPU: Can be used in mode M, but exposure meter does not function; Electronic Rangefinder can be used if maximum aperture is f/5.6 or faster
Other AF NIKKOR (Excluding lenses for F3AF): All functions supported except 3D color matrix metering II
Type G or D AF NIKKOR not equipped with an autofocus motor: All functions supported except autofocus
Type D PC NIKKOR: All functions supported except autofocus and some shooting modes
Shutter type Electronically controlled vertical-travel focal-plane
Shutter Speed 1/4000 to 30 sec. in steps of 1/3 EV
Flash Sync Speed Up to 1/200 sec.
Bulb Shutter Setting Yes
Shutter Release Modes Continuous
Delayed remote
Quick Response Remote Mode
Quiet shutter-release
Self-timer mode
Single-frame [S] mode
Top Continuous Shooting Speed 4 frames per second (At full resolution)
Self-timer 2, 5, 10, 20 sec. Timer duration electronically controlled
Exposure Metering System TTL exposure metering using 420-pixel RGB sensor
Metering Method Matrix: 3D color matrix metering II (type G and D lenses); color matrix metering II (other CPU lenses)
Metering Range 0 to 20 EV (3D color matrix or center-weighted metering)
2 to 20 EV (spot metering)
Exposure Meter Coupling CPU
Exposure Modes Advanced Scene Modes
Aperture-Priority (A)
Auto
Auto (flash off)
Manual (M)
Programmed Auto with flexible Program (P)
Shutter-Priority Auto (S)
Special Effects Mode
Advanced Scene Modes Autumn Colors
Beach / Snow
Blossom
Candlelight
Child
Close-up
Dusk / Dawn
Food
Landscape
Night Landscape
Night Portrait
Party / Indoor
Pet Portrait
Portrait
Sports
Sunset
Exposure Compensation ±5 EV in increments of 1/3 or 1/2 EV
Exposure Bracketing 3 frames ±2EV in 1/3 steps
Exposure Lock Yes
ISO Sensitivity ISO 100 - 6400
Hi-0.3
Hi-0.7
Hi-1 (ISO 12,800)
Hi-2 (ISO 25,600)
Lowest Standard ISO Sensitivity 100
Highest Standard ISO Sensitivity 6400
Highest Expanded ISO Sensitivity HI-2 (ISO 25,600 equivalent)
Long Exposure Noise Reduction Yes
High ISO Noise Reduction Low
Normal
High
Off
Active D-Lighting On
D-Lighting Bracketing 2 exposures
Single-point AF Mode Yes
Dynamic AF Mode Number of AF points: 11 (3D-tracking)
Auto-area AF Mode: Yes
Autofocus System Nikon Multi-CAM 1000 autofocus sensor module with TTL phase detection
Lens Servo Autofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S); continuous-servo AF (AF-C); auto AF-S/AF-C selection (AF-A); predictive focus tracking activated automatically according to subject status
Focus Point Can be selected from 11 focus points
Focus Lock Focus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (single-servo AF)
Focus Modes Auto AF-S/AF-C selection (AF-A)
Continuous-servo (AF-C)
Face-Priority AF available in Live View only and D-Movie only
Full-time Servo (AF-A) available in Live View only
Manual focus (M): Electronic rangefinder can be used
Normal area
Single-servo AF (AF-S)
Wide area
Maximum Autofocus Areas/Points 11
Autofocus Sensitivity -1 to +19 EV (ISO 100, 20°C/68°F)
Built-in Flash Yes
Guide Number Approx. 39/12, 43/13 with manual flash (ft/m, ISO 100, 68°F/20°C)
Flash Control Auto aperture: Available with SB-900/SB-800 and CPU lens
Distance priority manual: Available with SB-900, SB-800 and SB-700
i-TTL Balanced fill-flash, standard i-TTL flash for digital SLR
Non-TTL auto: Supported flash units include SB-900, SB-800, SB-80DX, SB-28DX, SB-28, SB-27, and SB-22S
Flash Sync Modes Front-curtain sync (normal)
Slow sync
Rear-curtain sync
Red-eye reduction
Red-eye reduction with slow sync
Flash Compensation -3 to +1 EV in increments of 1/3 EV
Accessory Shoe Yes
Nikon Creative Lighting System (CLS) CLS Supported
White Balance Auto
Cloudy
Direct Sunlight
Flash
Fluorescent (7 types)
Incandescent
Preset Manual
Shade
White Balance Bracketing 2 or 3 exposures
Live View Shooting Yes
Live View Lens servo Autofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S); full-time-servo AF (AF-F)
Live View AF-area mode Face-priority AF
Wide-area AF
Normal-area AF
Subject-tracking AF
Live View Scene Auto Selector Auto mode
Movie Metering TTL exposure metering using main image sensor
Movie Frame size (pixels) and frame rate 640 x 424 (24p): 24 fps (23.976 fps)
1280 x 720 (24p): 24 fps (23.976 fps)
1280 x 720 (30p): 30 fps (29.97 fps)
1920 x 1080 (24p): 24 fps (23.976 fps)
1920 x 1080 (30p): 30 fps (29.97 fps)
Movie Maximum recording time 20 min.
Movie File Format MOV
Movie Video Compression H.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding
Movie Audio recording format Linear PCM
Movie HD 1,920x1,080 / 30 fps
HD 1,920x1,080 / 24 fps
HD 1,280x720 / 30 fps
HD 1,280x720 / 24 fps
VGA 640x424 / 30 fps
Movie Audio Built-in microphone, monaural
Optional external stereo mini-pin jack (3.5mm diameter)
Monitor Size Super Density 3.0 in. diagonal
Monitor Resolution 921,000 Dots
Monitor Angle of View 170-degree wide-viewing angle
Monitor Adjustments Brightness, 7 levels
Playback Functions Auto image rotation
Full-frame and thumbnail (4, 9, or 72 images or calendar)
Highlights
Histogram display
Image Comment
Movie Playback
Playback with zoom
Slideshow
In-Camera Image Editing Color Balance
Color Outline
Color Sketch
D-Lighting
Distortion Control
Edit Movie
Filter Effects
Fisheye
Image Overlay
Miniature Effect
Monochrome
NEF (RAW) Processing
Perspective Control
Quick Retouch
Red-eye Correction
Resize
Side-by-Side Comparison
Straighten
Trim
Image Comment Yes
Interface Audio/Video out
HDMI output: Type C mini-pin HDMI connector
Hi-speed USB
NTSC
Stereo Microphone Input
WiFi Functionality Eye-Fi Compatible
GPS GP-1 GPS unit
Total custom Settings 20
Supported Languages Arabic
Chinese (Simplified and Traditional)
Danish
Dutch
English
Spanish
Finnish
French
Italian
German
Indonesian
Japanese
Korean
Polish
Portuguese
Russian
Spanish
Swedish
Czech
Norweigan
Thai
Turkish
Date, Time & Daylight Savings Settings Yes
World Time Setting Yes
Battery / Batteries EN-EL14 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
Battery Life (shots per charge) 660 shots (CIPA)
AC Adapter EH-5a AC Adapter
Battery Charger MH-24 Quick Charger
Tripod Socket 1/4 in. (ISO1222)
Dimensions (W x H x D) 5 x 3.8 x 1.7"/127 x 96.5 x 78.7 mm
Weight 19.7 oz/560g

D5100 Books

  1. Nikon D5200 DSLR

Nikon D5200The newest edition to the PhotographyTalk Nikon DSLR Camera Buying Guide is the Nikon D5200. As would seem to make sense, the D5200 is an upgrade of the D5100, providing beginners, hobbyists, and even experienced enthusiast, with the latest in “advanced” entry-level capabilities in a DSLR camera. The external upgrades are relatively minor, but a stereo microphone and drive mode button added to the top plate will attract many photographers’ attention. The new D5200 is as well constructed as all Nikon DSLRs, but was kept small and lightweight, so photographers can shoot with it throughout the day. Most of the D5200 upgrades are internal, specifically a 39-point autofocus system and 2,016-pixel, RBG color-sensitive metering sensor. In addition, Nikon has increased the camera’s ISO range to 25,600 and continuous shooting to 5 frames per second, and given the D5200 1080p Full-HD. The new D5200 also retains the D5100’s side-hinged, articulating LCD screen. Nikon has also added more connectivity, including to Nikon’s optional GP-1 GPS and MC-DC2 electronic cable release.

Read the PhotographyTalk article, The Nikon D5200 DSLR: A Sneak Peek at its Newest DX-Format Camera for Beginners and Hobbyists that Want More.

Currently, Nikon has not released a price for the D5200 DSLR, nor is it available for pre-order at major online retailers. PhotographyTalk will update this Buying Guide when that information becomes available.

Overview

  • Special Effects that enable you to enjoy various creative expressions in still images and movies by setting prior to shoot. 
  • High-speed, multifunctional and high-performance image-processing engine "EXPEED 3", equivalent to that of the Nikon's flagship model, D4. 
  • Wide sensitivity range of ISO 100 to 6400 (expandable to ISO 25600 equivalent) that delivers sharp images with reduced image blur even in low-lit situations or sports scenes. 
  • High-speed continuous shooting at approx. 5 fps that surely captures decisive moments. 
  • Stereo microphone employed [NEW], Full HD (1920 x 1080) D-Movie with selectable 60i/50i frame rate. 
  • Easy-to-understand and easy-to-operate, new GUI that effectively utilizes graphic processing. [NEW] 
  • Large, easy-to-view, approx. 921k-dot, wide viewing angle (170°), 7.5-cm (3-in.) horizontal-opening vari-angle LCD monitor. 
  • Energy-saving design that achieves approx. 500 shots* per charge (with EN-EL14, in single-frame mode). 
    • *Based on CIPA Standards.
  • Compatible with the WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter (optional) that enables transmission of images to smartphone or tablet PC wirelessly. 
  • Compatible with the WR-R10/WR-T10 Wireless Remote Controllers (optional). Remote control is ensured even if there are obstacles in the way. [NEW] 
  • 16 options of Scene Modes that enable selection of the most appropriate mode according to the shooting scene or subject.
  • Variety of image-editing functions that allow you to retouch images easily after shooting, such as NEF (RAW) processing, Trim and Fisheye. 

Tech Specs

Type

Type

Single-lens reflex digital camera

Lens mount

Nikon F mount (with AF contacts)

Effective angle of view

Nikon DX format; focal length equivalent to approx. 1.5x that of lenses with FX-format angle of view

Effective pixels

Effective pixels

24.1 million

Image sensor

Image sensor

23.5 x 15.6 mm CMOS sensor

Total pixels

24.71 million

Dust-reduction system

Image sensor cleaning, Airflow Control System, Image Dust Off reference data (optional Capture NX 2 software required)

Storage

Image size (pixels)

  • 6000 x 4000 [L]

  • 4496 x 3000 [M]

  • 2992 x 2000 [S]

File format

  • NEF (RAW): 14 bit, compressed

  • JPEG: JPEG-Baseline compliant with fine (approx. 1:4), normal (approx. 1:8) or basic (approx. 1:16) compression

  • NEF (RAW)+JPEG: Single photograph recorded in both NEF (RAW) and JPEG formats

Picture Control System

Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome, Portrait, Landscape; selected Picture Control can be modified; storage for custom Picture Controls

Media

SD (Secure Digital) and UHS-I compliant SDHC and SDXC memory cards

File system

DCF (Design Rule for Camera File System) 2.0, DPOF (Digital Print Order Format), Exif (Exchangeable Image File Format for Digital Still Cameras) 2.3, PictBridge

Viewfinder

Viewfinder

Eye-level pentamirror single-lens reflex viewfinder

Frame coverage

Approx. 95% horizontal and 95% vertical

Magnification

Approx. 0.78x (50 mm f/1.4 lens at infinity, -1.0 m-1)

Eyepoint

17.9 mm (-1.0 m-1; from center surface of viewfinder eyepiece lens)

Diopter adjustment

-1.7 to +0.7 m-1

Focusing screen

Type B BriteView Clear Matte Mark VII screen

Reflex mirror

Quick return

Lens aperture

Instant return, electronically controlled

Lens

Compatible lenses

Autofocus is available with AF-S and AF-I lenses; autofocus is not available with other type G and D lenses, AF lenses (IX NIKKOR and lenses for the F3AF are not supported), and AI-P lenses; non-CPU lenses can be used in mode Nikon Camera Buying Guide, but the camera exposure meter will not function
The electronic rangefinder can be used with lenses that have a maximum aperture of f/5.6 or faster

Shutter

Type

Electronically controlled vertical-travel focal-plane shutter

Speed

1/4000 to 30 s in steps of 1/3 or 1/2 EV, bulb, time (requires optional ML-L3 Remote Control)

Flash sync speed

X=1/200 s; synchronizes with shutter at 1/200 s or slower

Release

Release modes

Nikon Camera Buying Guide (single frame), Nikon Camera Buying Guide (continuous low speed), Nikon Camera Buying Guide (continuous high speed), Nikon Camera Buying Guide (self-timer), Nikon Camera Buying Guide (delayed remote; ML-L3), Nikon Camera Buying Guide (quick-response remote; ML-L3), Nikon Camera Buying Guide (quiet shutter release); interval timer photography supported

Frame advance rate

Up to 3 fps (Nikon Camera Buying Guide) or 5 fps (Nikon Camera Buying Guide)

Self-timer

2 s, 5 s, 10 s, 20 s; 1 to 9 exposures

Exposure

Metering mode

TTL exposure metering using 2016-pixel RGB sensor

Metering method

  • Matrix: 3D color matrix metering II (type G and D lenses); color matrix metering II (other CPU lenses)

  • Center-weighted: Weight of 75% given to 8-mm circle in center of frame

  • Spot: Meters 3.5-mm circle (about 2.5% of frame) centered on selected focus point

Range
(ISO 100, f/1.4 lens, 20°C/68°F)

  • Matrix or center-weighted metering: 0 to 20 EV

  • Spot metering: 2 to 20 EV

Exposure meter coupling

CPU

Exposure modes

Auto modes (Nikon Camera Buying Guideauto; Nikon Camera Buying Guide auto [flash off]); programmed auto with flexible program (Nikon Camera Buying Guide); shutter-priority auto (Nikon Camera Buying Guide); aperture-priority auto (Nikon Camera Buying Guide); manual (Nikon Camera Buying Guide); scene modes (Nikon Camera Buying Guide portrait; Nikon Camera Buying Guide landscape; Nikon Camera Buying Guide child; Nikon Camera Buying Guide sports; Nikon Camera Buying Guide close up; Nikon Camera Buying Guide night portrait; Nikon Camera Buying Guide night landscape; Nikon Camera Buying Guide party/indoor; Nikon Camera Buying Guide beach/snow; Nikon Camera Buying Guide sunset; Nikon Camera Buying Guide dusk/dawn; Nikon Camera Buying Guide pet portrait; Nikon Camera Buying Guide candlelight; Nikon Camera Buying Guide blossom; Nikon Camera Buying Guide autumn colors; Nikon Camera Buying Guide food); special effects modes (Nikon Camera Buying Guide night vision; Nikon Camera Buying Guide color sketch; Nikon Camera Buying Guide miniature effect; Nikon Camera Buying Guide selective color; Nikon Camera Buying Guide silhouette; Nikon Camera Buying Guide high key; Nikon Camera Buying Guide low key)

Exposure compensation

Can be adjusted by -5 to +5 EV in increments of 1/3 or 1/2 EV in Nikon Camera Buying Guide , Nikon Camera Buying Guide , Nikon Camera Buying Guide and Nikon Camera Buying Guide modes

Exposure bracketing

3 shots in steps of 1/3 or 1/2 EV

Exposure lock

Luminosity locked at detected value with Nikon Camera Buying Guide ( Nikon Camera Buying Guide ) button

ISO sensitivity
(Recommended Exposure Index)

ISO 100 to 6400 in steps of 1/3 EV; can also be set to approx. 0.3, 0.7, 1 or 2 EV (ISO 25600 equivalent) above ISO 6400; auto ISO sensitivity control available

Active D-Lighting

Auto, extra high, high, normal, low, off

ADL bracketing

2 shots

Focus

Autofocus

Nikon Multi-CAM 4800DX autofocus sensor module with TTL phase detection, 39 focus points (including 9 cross-type sensors), and AF-assist illuminator (range approx. 0.5 to 3 m/1 ft 8 in. to 9 ft 10 in.)

Detection range

-1 to +19 EV (ISO 100, 20°C/68°F)

Lens servo

  • Autofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S); continuous-servo AF (AF-C); auto AF-S/AF-C selection (AF-A); predictive focus tracking activated automatically according to subject status

  • Manual focus (M): Electronic rangefinder can be used

Focus point

Can be selected from 39 or 11 focus points

AF-area modes

Single-point AF, 9-, 21- or 39-point dynamic-area AF, 3D-tracking, auto-area AF

Focus lock

Focus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (single-servo AF) or by pressing Nikon Camera Buying Guide ( Nikon Camera Buying Guide ) button

Flash

Built-in flash

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Guide number

Approx. 12/39, 13/43 with manual flash (m/ft, ISO 100, 20°C/68°F)

Flash control

TTL: i-TTL flash control using 2016-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 modes

Auto, auto with red-eye reduction, auto slow sync, auto slow sync with red-eye reduction, fill-flash, red-eye reduction, slow sync, slow sync with red-eye reduction, rear-curtain with slow sync, rear-curtain sync, off

Flash compensation

-3 to +1 EV in increments of 1/3 or 1/2 EV

Flash-ready indicator

Lights when built-in flash or optional flash unit is fully charged; flashes after flash is fired at full output

Accessory shoe

ISO 518 hot-shoe with sync and data contacts and safety lock

Nikon Creative Lighting
System (CLS)

Advanced Wireless Lighting supported with SB-910, SB-900, SB-800 or SB-700 as a master flash or SU-800 as commander; Flash Color Information Communication supported with all CLS-compatible flash units

Sync terminal

AS-15 Sync Terminal Adapter (available separately)

White balance

White balance

Auto, incandescent, fluorescent (7 types), direct sunlight, flash, cloudy, shade, preset manual, all except preset manual with fine-tuning

White balance bracketing

3 shots in steps of 1

Live View

Lens servo

  • Autofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S); full-time servo AF (AF-F)

  • Manual focus (M)

AF-area modes

Face-priority AF, wide-area AF, normal-area AF, subject-tracking AF

Autofocus

Contrast-detect AF anywhere in frame (camera selects focus point automatically when face-priority AF or subject-tracking AF is selected)

Automatic scene selection

Available in Nikon Camera Buying Guide and Nikon Camera Buying Guide modes

Movie

Metering

TTL exposure metering using main image sensor

Metering method

Matrix

Frame size (pixels)
and frame rate

  • 1920 x 1080, 60i (59.94 fields/s)/50i (50 fields/s)*, ? high/normal

  • 1920 x 1080, 30p (progressive)/25p/24p, ? high/normal

  • 1280 x 720, 60p/50p, ? high/normal

  • 640 x 424, 30p/25p, ? high/normal

  •  Frame rates of 30p (actual frame rate 29.97 fps), 60i, and 60p (actual frame rate 59.94 fps) are available when NTSC is selected for video mode; 25p, 50i, and 50p are available when PAL is selected for video mode; actual frame rate when 24p is selected is 23.976 fps
    *Sensor output is about 60 or 50 fps
    Note: A smaller crop is used for movies with a frame size/frame rate of 1920 x 1080 60i or 50i

File format

MOV

Video compression

H.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding

Audio recording format

Linear PCM

Audio recording device

Built-in monaural or external stereo microphone; sensitivity adjustable

Maximum length

29 min. 59 s (3 min. in miniature effect mode)

ISO sensitivity

ISO 100 to 6400; can also be set to approx. 0.3, 0.7, 1, or 2 EV (ISO 25600 equivalent) above ISO 6400

Monitor

Monitor

7.5-cm (3-in.), approx. 921k-dot (VGA), vari-angle TFT monitor with 170° viewing angle, approx. 100% frame coverage, and brightness adjustment

Playback

Playback

Full-frame and thumbnail (4, 9, or 72 images or calendar) playback with playback zoom, movie playback, photo and/or movie slide shows, histogram display, highlights, auto image rotation, and image comment (up to 36 characters)

Interface

USB

Hi-Speed USB

Video output

NTSC, PAL

HDMI output

Type C mini-pin HDMI connector

Accessory terminal

Wireless remote controller: WR-R10 (available separately)
Remote cord: MC-DC2 (available separately)
GPS unit: GP-1 (available separately)

Audio input

Stereo mini-pin jack (3.5-mm diameter)

Supported languages

Supported languages

Arabic, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (Portugal and Brazil), Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian

Power source

Battery

One EN-EL14 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery

AC adapter

EH-5b AC Adapter; requires EP-5A Power Connector (available separately)

Tripod socket

Tripod socket

1/4 in. (ISO 1222)

Dimensions / weight

Dimensions
(W x H x D)

Approx. 129 x 98 x 78 mm/5.1 x 3.9 x 3.1 in.

Weight

Approx. 555 g/1 lb 3.6 oz with battery and memory card but without body cap; approx. 505 g/1 lb 1.8 oz (camera body only)

Operating environment

Temperature

0 to 40°C/32 to 104°F

humidity

85% or less (no condensation)

Accessories

Supplied accessories
(may differ by country or area)

EN-EL14 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery, MH-24 Battery Charger, DK-5 Eyepiece Cap, DK-20 Rubber Eyecup, UC-E17 USB Cable, EG-CP16 Audio Video Cable, AN-DC3 Camera Strap, BF-1B Body Cap, BS-1 Accessory Shoe Cover, ViewNX 2 CD-ROM

  1. Nikon D90 DSLR

Nikon D90The Nikon D90 DSLR has retained its value, even though it was introduced during August 2008, because thousands of photographers have found it to be a very “comfortable” camera. That comfort is both physical, as the D90 is very portable and lightweight, and technological, as it has the features and functions that allow the hobbyist or enthusiast to be confident that he or she will capture excellent images of virtually any kind of subject matter. Shooting comfort is made easy with a 3-inch, 920,000-dot color LCD screen and the combination of a 12.3-MP DX-format CMOS Sensor and Nikon EXPEED image processor. The Nikon D90’s 11-point auto-focus system brings subjects, even those in motion, into sharp focus quickly and accurately. What will make your purchase of the D90 feel most comfortable is that it has proven its quality and value, and continues to be a great choice for the serious enthusiast.

Read the PhotographyTalk article, 9 Comfort Zones of the Nikon D90 DSLR Camera. 

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Overview

The Nikon D90 is a 12.3-megapixel DX-format camera. Fusing 12.3-megapixel image quality inherited from the award-winning D300 with ground breaking features, the D90's breathtaking, low-noise image quality is further advanced with EXPEED image processing.

Split-second shutter response and continuous shooting at up to 4.5 frames-per-second provide the power to capture fast action and precise moments perfectly, while Nikon's exclusive Scene Recognition System contributes to faster 11-area autofocus performance, finer white balance detection and more.

The D90 delivers the control passionate photographers demand, utilizing comprehensive exposure functions and the intelligence of 3D Color Matrix Metering II. Stunning results come to life on a 3-inch 920,000-dot color LCD monitor, providing accurate image review, Live View composition and brilliant playback of the D90's cinematic-quality 24-fps HD D-Movie mode.



The Nikon D90 is commonly used for Art, Family photos, Fun, Landscape/scenery, Low light, Macro photography, Photojournalism, Portraits, Sports, Sports/action, Travel, Video, Weddings, Wildlife and more.The Nikon D90 is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Casual photographer, Photo enthusiast, Pro photographer, Semi-pro photographer among others.The Nikon D90 is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Nikon D90: Easy to use, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Fast shutter speed, Good image quality, Great picture quality, High ISO performance, Image stabilization, Large clear LCD, Lightweight, Quiet, Simple controls, Strong construction to mention just a few.

Nikon D90 Includes

  • Nikon D90 DX-Format Digital SLR Camera Body
  • EN-EL3e Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
  • MH-18a Quick Charger
  • DK-5 Eyepiece Cap
  • DK-21 Rubber Eyecup
  • UC-E4 USB Cable
  • EG-D2 Audio Video Cable
  • AN-DC1 Camera Strap
  • BM-10 LCD Monitor Cover
  • Body Cap
  • BS-1 Accessory Shoe Cover
  • Software Suite CD-ROM
  • Nikon Warranty

Features

  • 12.3-megapixel DX-format CMOS imaging sensor: Coupled with Nikon's EXPEED image processing technologies and NIKKOR optics, breathtaking image fidelity is assured
  • Continuous shooting as fast as 4.5 frames-per-second: Combined with fast 0.15ms power-up and split-second 65ms shooting lag, dramatic action and decisive moments are captured easily
  • D-Movie Mode-Cinematic 24fps HD with sound: Record cinematic-quality movie clips at up to 720p HD (1280 x 720 pixels) in Motion JPEG format, enhanced by NIKKOR interchangeable lens quality and versatility
  • Low noise ISO sensitivity from 200 to 3200: High signal-to-noise components and design deliver exceptional performance, even at high ISO setting
  • 3-inch super-density 920,000-dot color LCD monitor: High resolution, 170-degree wide-angle viewing guarantees confident image review and movie playback
  • Built-in image sensor cleaning: Effective 4-frequency, ultrasonic sensor cleaning frees image degrading dust particles from the sensor's optical low pass filter
  • 11-point AF system with Face Priority: Consistently fast and accurate autofocus, reinforced by the Nikon Scene Recognition System, delivers razor sharpness in a wide variety of conditions
  • One-button Live View: Easy to use Live View activates access to 3 contrast detection focus modes including Face Priority AF
  • Nikon 3D Color Matrix Metering II with Scene Recognition System: Nikon's renowned 420-pixel RGB 3D Color Matrix Metering II, teamed with the exclusive Scene Recognition System, evaluates images, referencing an on-board database of over 30,000 photographic scenes, for unmatched exposure accuracy
  • Comprehensive exposure control: Five advanced scene modes plus Program Auto, Shutter Priority, Aperture Priority and Manual
  • Auto Active D-Lighting: Selectable and Automatic, Active D-Lighting optimizes details within shadows and highlights, taming high-contrast situations in real time
  • Durable, high precision shutter: Testing to over 100,000 cycles assures shutter life and accuracy
  • In-Camera Image Editing: Creative freedom stems from exclusive in-camera image editing, featuring Fisheye effect, Straighten and Distortion Control as well as D-Lighting, Red-eye Reduction, Image Overlay, Monochrome and more
  • GPS geo-tagging: GP-1 GPS unit (optional) provides automatic real-time geo-tagging

Tech Specs

Image Sensor Format DX
Image Sensor Type CMOS
Sensor Size 15.8 x 23.6mm
Total Pixels 12.9 million
Effective Pixels 12.3 million
Image Area (L) DX Format DX-format: (L) 4288x2848, (M)3216x2136, (S)2144x1424
Top Continuous Shooting Speed 4.5 frames per second (full resolution)
Continuous Shooting Options (CH) DX-format: CH: Up to 4.5 frames per second; CL: Up to 4 frames per second
LCD Monitor Size 3 in. diagonal
LCD Monitor Type Super Density
LCD Monitor Resolution 920,000 Dots
LCD Monitor Angle of View 170-degree wide-viewing angle
LCD Monitor Adjustments Brightness, 7 levels
Shutter type Electronically controlled vertical-travel focal-plane
Slowest Shutter Speed 30 sec. in steps of 1/3, 1/2, 1 EV
Fastest Shutter Speed 1/4000 sec. in steps of 1/3, 1/2, 1 EV
Bulb Shutter Setting Yes
Lowest Standard ISO Sensitivity 200 in steps of 1/3, 1/2, 1 EV
Highest Standard ISO Sensitivity 3200 in steps of 1/3, 1/2, 1 EV
Lowest Expanded ISO Sensitivity Lo-1 (ISO 100 equivalent)
Highest Expanded ISO Sensitvity Hi-1 (ISO 6400 equivalent)
Expanded ISO Sensitivity Options Lo-1 (ISO 100 equivalent) in steps of 1/3, 1/2, 1 EV
Hi-1 (ISO 6400 equivalent) in steps of 1/3, 1/2, 1 EV
Storage Media SD
SDHC
Storage System JPEG: JPEG-baseline-compliant; can be selected from Size priority and Optimal Quality
AVI
Compressed 12-bit NEF (RAW)
File System Compliant with DCF 2.0
DPOF
EXIF 2.21
Exposure Modes Programmed Auto (P) with Flexible Program
Shutter-Priority Auto (S)
Aperture-Priority Auto (A)
Manual (M)
Auto Auto (flash off) Advanced Scene Modes
Advanced Scene Modes Portrait
Landscape
Close-up
Sports
Night Portrait
Exposure Metering System 420 pixel RGB sensor 3D Color Matrix Metering II
Center-weighted
Spot
Metering Range 1) 0 to 20 EV (Matrix or center-weighted metering); 2) 2 to 20 EV (Spot metering) (ISO 100 equivalent, f/1.4 lens, at 20 degrees C/68 degrees F)
Exposure Meter Coupling CPU
Exposure Compensation ±5EV in increments of 1/3, 1/2, 1
Exposure Lock Yes
Exposure Bracketing Yes, 2 or 3 frames in steps of 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, 1 or 2 EV
Shutter Release Modes Single-frame [S] mode
Continuous low-speed [CL] mode; 1-4 frames-per-second
Live View [LV] mode
Self-timer mode
Continuous high-speed [CH] mode: 4.5
Movie Modes Movie with sound
HD 1280 x 720/24 fps VGA 640 x 424/24 fps QVGA 320 x 216/24 fps
White Balance Sun
Shade
Fluorescent
Incandescent
Flash
Preset
Fine Tune by Kelvin color temperature setting
Auto Auto (TTL white balance with 420-pixel RGB sensor) Seven manual modes with fine-tuning; Sun Shade Fluorescent Incandescent Flash Preset Fine Tune by Kelvin Color temperature setting
White Balance Bracketing Yes, 2 or 3 exposures, in increments of 1, 2 or 3
D-Lighting Bracketing 2 exposures
Playback Functions Full frame
Zoom
Slideshow
Pictmotion
Histogram
Shooting data
Highlight point display
Auto image rotation
Sound playback
D-Movie playback Thumbnail (4, 9, 72 segments)
Calendar
Interface Hi-speed USB
NTSC
HDMI
Lens Mount Nikon F bayonet mount
Compatible Lenses 1) DX AF NIKKOR: All functions possible
2) D-/G-type AF NIKKOR (excluding IX NIKKORlenses): All functions possible (excluding PC Micro- NIKKOR)
3) AF NIKKOR other than D-/G-type (excluding lenses for F3AF): All functions except 3D-Color Matrix Metering II possible
4) AI-P NIKKOR: All functions except Autofocus, 3D-Color Matrix Metering II possible
5) Non-CPU AI NIKKOR: Autofocus not supported. Can be used in exposure modes A and M but exposure meter does not function
Picture Angle 1.5
Viewfinder -2.0 to +1.0 m-1
Viewfinder Frame Coverage Approx. 96%
Viewfinder Diopter Adjustment (-2.0 to +1.0 m-1)
Viewfinder Eyepoint 19.5
Reflex Mirror Quick-return type
Interchangeable Focusing Screens No
Viewfinder Magnification Approx. 0.94
Depth-of-field Control Yes
Autofocus System Nikon Multi-CAM 1000 autofocus module with TTL phase detection, 11 focus points (including 1 cross-type sensor) and AF-assist illuminator (range approx. 0.5-3 m/1 ft. 8 in.-9ft.10 in.)
Maximum Autofocus Areas/Points 11
Autofocus Sensitivity -1 - +19 EV (ISO 100, 20°C/68°F
Focus Modes Single-servo AF (S)
Continuous-servo (C)
Manual (M) with electronic rangefinder
Live View autofocus; Face-priority, wide area, normal area
Single-point AF Mode Yes
Dynamic AF Mode Yes
Auto-area AF Mode Yes
Focus Lock AE-L/AF-L button
Half press of shutter-release button (single-point AF in AF-S)
Picture Control Standard
Neutral
Vivid
Monochrome
Nine User-customizable settings
Portrait
Landscape
In-Camera Image Editing Trim
D-Lighting
Color Balance
Image Overlay
Filter Effects
Monochrome
Color Balance
NEF (RAW) processing
Quick retouch
Straighten
Distortion Control
Built-in Flash Yes
External Flash Shoe Yes
Built-in Flash Distance 56 at ISO 200 ft.17 at ISO 200m
Dust-Off Reference Photo Yes
Save/Load Camera settings Yes
Nikon Creative Lighting System Yes
Built-in Commander Mode 2 Groups: A/B 4 Channels: 1-4 TTL, Non-TTL Auto and Manual mode
Flash Sync Speed Up to 1/200
FP High Speed Sync Up to 1/4000
Flash Sync Modes Front-curtain sync (normal)
Slow sync
Rear-curtain sync
Red-eye reduction
Red-eye reduction with slow sync
Flash Control 1) i-TTL: TTL flash control by 1,005-pixel RGB sensor, built-in flash, SB-900, SB-800, SB-600, SB-400: i-TTL balanced fill-flash and standard i-TTL flash
2) AA (Auto Aperture-type) flash: Available with SB-900 and SB-800 used with CPU lens
3) Non-TTL Auto: Available with Speedlights such as SB-800, 28, 27, and 22S
4) Range-priority manual flash; available with SB-900 and SB-800
Accessory Shoe Yes
Self-timer 2, 5, 10, 20 seconds duration
World Time Setting Yes
Date, Time & Daylight Savings Setting Yes
Battery Type Rechargeable
Battery / Batteries EN-EL3e Lithium-ion Battery
AC Adaptor EH-5a AC Adapter
Battery Charger MH-18a Quick Charger
Image Comment Yes
Battery Life (shots per charge) 850 shots (CIPA)
Tripod Socket 1/4-20
Supported Languages Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish
Supplied Software Software Suite CD-ROM
Approx. Dimensions Camera Width 5.2 in. (132mm)
Height 4.1 in. (103mm)
Depth 3.0 in. (77mm)
Approx. Weight Camera 22 oz. (620g)
Warranty Nikon warranty

D90 Books

  1. Nikon D7000 DSLR

Nikon D7000Having received a number of major industry awards from independent organizations, the Nikon D7000 has proven to be the best of the best among intermediate DSLR cameras. If you’re a serious enthusiast who is ready to enter the ranks of pro-style shooters, then you couldn’t select a better camera. The D7000 has all the features and capabilities to help transform a casual photographer into one that wants to focus on greater creativity. These tools include a 16.2-MP DX-format CMOS sensor working in tandem with Nikon’s EXPEED 2 image processor and 14-bit A/D conversion. Add an ISO range that is expandable to 25,600; as much as 6 frames per second continuous shooting; a 39-point AF system with 9 center cross-type sensors; a bright, optical viewfinder with 100% coverage; and a 3-inch, 921,000-dot LCD screen and you’ll be fully equipped to capture your world with superior image quality. You’ll also have the opportunity to become a serious videographer with the D7000’s 1080p Full-HD video and external stereo microphone jack.

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Overview

The D7000 is a new mid-class DX-format camera with a compact body loaded with a number of advanced functions.

As the D-SLR market expands, D-SLR users are becoming more diverse to include those who demand the ability to capture images with greater definition and imagequality, those looking for more advanced shooting functions, and those looking for the ability to record movies with the rich power of expression that is only possible with SLR cameras.

The D7000 is a high-quality mid-class D-SLR that responds to user demands with a variety of the latest camera technologies and functions for high-quality, high-definition shooting, all in a durable, high-performance, yet compact body. Among its features are a new DX-format CMOS image sensor, Nikon's latest image-processing engine, EXPEED 2, a new 2,016-pixel metering sensor, a new AF system that utilizes 39 focus points, and the D-Movie function that enables recording of full HD movies.

The Nikon D7000 is commonly used for Family photos, Landscape/scenery, Low light, Sports/action, Travel, Video, Weddings, Wildlife and more.The Nikon D7000 is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Casual photographer, Photo enthusiast, Pro photographer, Semi-pro photographer among others.The Nikon D7000 is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Nikon D7000: Easy to use, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Fast shutter speed, Good image quality, High ISO performance, Image stabilization, Large clear LCD, Long battery life, Quiet, Tilt /swivel LCD to mention just a few.

Nikon D7000 Includes

  • EN-EL15 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
  • MH-25 Quick Charger
  • EG-D2 Audio/Video Cable; UC-E4 USB Cable
  • BM-11 Monitor Cover; DK-21 Rubber Eyecup
  • AN-DC1 Camera Strap
  • DK-5 Eyepiece Cap
  • BF-1B Body Cap
  • BS-1 Accessory Shoe Cover
  • Nikon View NX2 Software CD-ROM
  • Nikon U.S.A. Warranty

Features

  • High Resolution 16.2 MP DX-format CMOS sensor for large prints and tight cropping
  • Breathtaking Full 1080p HD Movies with Full Time Autofocus and external stereo microphone jack to record cinematic-quality movies up to 20 minutes all enhanced by NIKKOR interchangeable lens quality and versatility
  • High Speed 6 frames per second continuous shooting up to 100 shots captures the most fleeting action
  • Dynamic ISO range from 100 to 6400 expandable to 25,600 (Hi2) lets you shoot in near darkness or slow down the action
  • Ground-breaking 2,016-pixel RGB (3D Color Matrix) sensor delivers more accurate control of light metering and optimizes the Scene Recognition System for exposure, white balance, focus tracking and iTTL flash control
  • Customizable 39 point AF System includes nine center cross-type sensors that operate with every AF NIKKOR lens so you can focus on making great images
  • EXPEED 2 image processing and 14-bit A/D Conversion provides smooth tones, rich colors, and fast camera performance
  • Compact but durable with magnesium-alloy top and rear covers, superior weather and dust seals and a 150,000 cycle-rated shutter system providing reliable operation
  • Large Bright Glass Pentaprism Optical Viewfinder with approx. 100% frame coverage and approx. 0.94x magnification
  • 3 Inch, 921,000-dot Super-Density LCD Monitor with 170 degree viewing delivers bright, crisp image playback, and precise Live View and Movie shooting
  • Twin SD Card Slots with SD, SDHC, SDXC memory card compatibility gives you options to keep on shooting or separate your NEF (RAW), JPEG and movie files
  • Built-in Speedlight flash with i-TTL and Wireless Commander support so you can light your subjects any way you like
  • Compact EN-EL15 Battery lets you shoot up to 1050 shots
  • Optional MB-D11 multi-power pack doubles your shooting time and battery choices while adding a vertical shutter-release and control dials to your camera
  • Built-in HDMI Connection lets you connect your camera right to your HDTV and playback with most HDTV remote controls
  • Two User Definable Settings (U1, U2) right on the Mode Selector Dial let you store most camera settings so you can go back to them at anytime without the need for further adjustments or menu settings
  • Active D-Lighting restores picture-enhancing detail in shadows and highlights
  • Picture Control lets you choose from Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome, Portrait, or Landscape to apply a personal look and feel to your pictures
  • Versatile Scene Modes lets you choose from Portrait, Landscape, Child, Sports, Close-up or Night Portrait for stunning results in otherwise challenging conditions
  • Virtual Horizon Graphic Indicator

Tech Specs

Lens Mount Nikon F bayonet mount
Picture Angle Effective picture angle 1.5x (Approx.) conversion factor (Nikon DX format)
Effective Pixels 16.2 million
Sensor Size 23.6 x 15.6mm
Image Sensor Format DX
Image Sensor Type CMOS
Total Pixels 16.9 million
Dust-Off Reference Photo Yes
Image Area (pixels) DX-format
(L) 4928 x 3264
(M) 3696 x 2448
(S) 2464 x 1632
File Format NEF (RAW): lossless compressed or compressed 12 or 14 bit
JPEG: JPEG-baseline-compliant; can be selected from Size Priority and Optimal Quality MOV
Picture Control Standard - Neutral - Vivid - Monochrome - Portrait - Landscape - Nine User-customizable Settings
Storage Media SD - SDHC - SDXC memory cards
Card Slot 2 Secure Digital (SD)
File System Compliant with DCF (Design Rule for Camera File System) 2.0
DPOF (Digital Print Order Format)
EXIF 2.3 (Exchangeable Image File Format for Digital Still Cameras
Viewfinder Eye-level pentaprism single-lens reflex viewfinder
Viewfinder Frame Coverage 100% Approx.
Viewfinder Magnification 0.95% Approx.
Viewfinder Eyepoint 19.5mm
Viewfinder Diopter Adjustment -3 to +1m
Focusing Screen Focusing Screen Type B BriteView Clear Matte Mark II with AF area brackets (grid lines can be displayed)
Interchangeable Focusing Screens No
Reflex Mirror Quick-return type
Depth-of-field Control Yes
Compatible Lenses Type G/D AF NIKKOR: All functions supported
IX Nikkor lenses cannot be used
DX AF NIKKOR: All functions possible
Other AF NIKKOR: All functions supported except autofocus and 3D color matrix metering II
AI-P NIKKOR: All functions supported except 3D color matrix metering II
PC Micro-NIKKOR does not support some functions
Non-CPU: Can be used in modes A and M; color matrix metering and aperture value display if user provides lens data (AI lenses only)
Shutter type Electronically controlled vertical-travel focal-plane
Fastest Shutter Speed 1/8000 sec. in steps of 1/3, 1/2, 1 EV
Slowest Shutter Speed 30 sec. in steps of 1/3, 1/2, 1 EV
Flash Sync Speed Up to 1/250 sec.
Synchronizes with shutter at 1/320s or slower (flash range drops at speeds between 1/250 and 1/320s)
Bulb Shutter Setting Yes
Shutter Release Modes Single-frame [S] mode
Continuous low-speed [CL] mode; 1-5 frames per second
Continuous high-speed [CH] mode; 6 frames per second
Live View [LV] mode
Self-timer mode
Continuous Shooting Options DX-format
CH: Up to 6 frames per second
CL: Up to 5 frames per second
Top Continuous Shooting Speed 6 frames per second, (CIPA guidelines)
Self-timer 2, 5, 10, 20 sec. Timer duration electronically controlled
Exposure Metering System TTL exposure metering using 2,016-pixel RGB sensor
Metering Range 0 to 20 EV (Matrix or center-weighted metering at ISO 100 equivalent, f/1.4 lens, at 20°C/68°F)
2 to 20 EV (Spot metering at ISO 100 equivalent, f/1.4 lens at 20°C/68°F)
Exposure Meter Coupling CPU, AI
Exposure Modes Programmed Auto with flexible Program (P) - Shutter-Priority Auto (S) - Aperture-Priority Auto (A) - Manual (M) - Auto - Auto (flash off) - Advanced Scene Modes - U1 (user setting 1) - U2 (user setting 2)
Advanced Scene Modes Portrait - Landscape - Close-up - Sports - Night Portrait - Night Landscape - Party / Indoor - Beach / Snow - Child - Sunset - Dusk / Dawn - Pet Portrait - Candlelight - Blossom - Autumn Colors - Food - Silhouette - High Key - Low Key
Exposure Compensation ±5 EV in increments of 1/3 or 1/2 EV
Exposure Bracketing Yes
2 or 3 frames in steps of 1/3, 1/2, 2/3 or 1 EV
Exposure Lock Yes
Lowest Standard ISO Sensitivity 100 in steps of 1/3 - 1/2 - 1 EV
Highest Standard ISO Sensitivity 6400 in steps of 1/3 - 1/2 - 1 EV
Expanded ISO Sensitivity Options Hi-1 (ISO-12,800 equivalent) in 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV
Hi-2 (ISO 25600 equivalent)
Long Exposure Noise Reduction Yes
Long Exposure Noise Reduction Yes Low - Normal - High - Off
D-Lighting Bracketing 2 or 3 exposures
Single-point AF Mode Yes
Dynamic AF Mode Yes
Auto-area AF Mode Yes
Autofocus System Nikon Multi-CAM 4800DX autofocus sensor module with TTL phase detection
Finetuning
39 focus points (including 9 cross-type sensors)
AF-assist illuminator (range approx. 1 ft. 8in.-9 ft. 10 in.)
Focus Lock AE-L/AF-L button
Half press of shutter-release button (single-point AF in AF-S)
Focus Modes Single-servo AF (AF-S)
Continuous-servo (AF-C)
Auto AF-S/AF-C selection (AF-A)
Full-time Servo (AF-A) available in Live View only
Face-Priority AF
Predictive focus tracking automatically activated according to subject status
Wide area
Normal area
Manual focus (M): Electronic rangefinder can be used
Maximum Autofocus Areas/Points 39
Autofocus Sensitivity -1 to +19 EV (ISO 100, 20°C/68°F)
Built-in Flash Yes
Flash Bracketing 2 to 3 exposures in increments of 1/3 to 2 EV
Built-in Flash Distance 39 (ISO 100)
FP High Speed Sync Up to 1/8000
Flash Control Auto aperture: Available with SB-900/SB-800 and CPU lens
TTL: i-TTL balanced fill-flash and standard i-TTL flash for DSLR using 2,016-pixel RGB sensor available w/ built-in flash and SB-900, SB-800, SB-700, SB-600 or SB-400 (i-TTL balanced fill-flash available when matrix or center-weighted metering is selected
Non-TTL auto: Supported flash units include SB-900, SB-800, SB-28, SB-27 and SB-22S
Distance priority manual: Available with SB-900, SB-800 and SB-700
Flash Sync Modes Front-curtain sync (normal) - Slow sync - Rear-curtain sync - Red-eye reduction - Red-eye reduction with slow sync
Flash Compensation -3 to +1 EV in increments of 1/3 or 1/2 EV
Accessory Shoe Yes
Nikon Creative Lighting System (CLS) Yes
Built-in Commander Mode 2 Groups: A and B
4 Channels: 1-4 TTL, Non-TTL Auto and Manual mode
White Balance Auto (2 types) - Incandescent - Fluorescent (7 types) - Direct Sunlight - Flash - Cloudy - Shade - Preset manual (up to 5 values can be stored) - Auto (TTL white balance with 2,016-pixel RGB sensor) - Fine Tune by Kelvin color temperature setting (2,500 K to 10,000K) - Seven manual modes with fine-tuning
White Balance Bracketing 2 or 3 exposures in increments of 1, 2 or 3
Live View Shooting Yes
Movie Movie with sound - 1,920 × 1,080 (24p); 24 fps - 1,280 × 720 (24p); 24 fps - 1,280 × 720 (30p); 30 fps - 640 × 424 (30p); 30 fps
Movie Audio Built-in microphone, monaural
Optional external stereo mini-pin jack (3.5mm diameter)
Microphone sensitivity can be adjusted
Monitor Size 3 in. diagonal
Monitor Resolution 921,000 Dots
Monitor Type Super Density
Monitor Angle of View 170-degree wide-viewing angle
Monitor Adjustments Brightness, 7 levels
Virtual Horizon Camera Indicator Yes
Playback Functions Full frame - Calendar - Thumbnail (4, 9 or 72 segments) - Zoom - Movie Playback - Slideshow - Histogram display - Auto image rotation - Shooting data - Highlight point display - Sound playback
In-Camera Image Editing Trim - D-Lighting - Image Overlay - Side-by-Side Comparison - Filter Effects - Monochrome - Color Balance - NEF (RAW) Processing - Quick retouch - Straighten - Distortion Control - Fisheye - Red-eye Correction - Perspective Control - Color Outline - Resize - Edit Movie - Miniature Effect
Image Comment Yes
Interface Hi-speed USB - NTSC - HDMI - Stereo Microphone Input Audio/Video out
WiFi Functionality Eye-Fi Compatible
FTP file transfer available and PTP/IP with optional WT-4A (IEEE 802.11 a/b/g)
GPS GP-1 GPS unit
Save/Load Camera settings Yes
Total custom Settings 48
My Menu Yes with customization
Recent Settings Yes
Supported Languages Arabic - Chinese (Simplified and Traditional) - Danish - Dutch - English - Spanish - Finnish - French -Italian - German - Indonesian - Japanese Korean - Polish - Portuguese - Russian - Swedish - Czech - Norweigan - Thai - Turkish
Date, Time and Daylight Savings Time Yes
World Time Setting Yes
Battery Rechargeable
Battery / Batteries EN-EL15 Lithium-ion Battery
Battery Life (shots per charge) 1,050 shots (CIPA)
AC Adapter EH-5a AC Adapter
Requires EP-5B Power Supply Connector
Battery Charger MH-25 Quick Charger
Tripod Socket 1/4 INCH 20
Approx. Dimensions Width 5.2 in. (132mm) - Height 4.1 in. (103mm) - Depth 3.0 in. (77mm)
Approx. Weight 24.3 oz. (690g)

D7000 Books

  1. Nikon D300S DSLR

Nikon D300SThe D300S DSLR represents a major challenge and triumph for Nikon, as it was able to design a camera that is truly an improvement on its predecessor, the Nikon D300, which many consider one of the best ever. The D300S is the intermediate DSLR that will make any experienced enthusiast a very happy photographer. Built with magnesium-alloy parts, the D300S is meant to be used in most shooting situations, as it continues to deliver high quality images. The 12.3-MP DX-format CMOS sensor is thoroughly enhanced by a Nikon EXPEED image processor and 1,005-pixel 4D Color Matrix Metering II. The 3-inch, 921,000-dot VGA LCD screen is extremely bright, and renders colors accurately for reviewing captured photos and Live View operations. Picture sharpness and focus clarity is virtually assured with the 51-point auto-focus system and its 3D Focus Tracking mode. Every photographer will discover more creativity with the D300S’s Picture Control Settings and In-Camera Image Editing capabilities.

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Overview

The Nikon D300S SLR Digital Camera is Nikon's remarkably creative DX-format digital-SLR flagship. Designed for professionals and other serious photographers who require an extra measure of agility, the D300S delivers phenomenal speed from its smart, responsive body. Its rugged performance inspires confidence in extreme environments.

The D300S's Multi-CAM 3500DX AF sensor module offers an exceptionally wide area of AF coverage. With 51 AF points strategically positioned across the frame, it 's designed to capture your subject accurately, even when its movement is unpredictable.

Moreover, this AF module employs 15 powerful cross-type sensors in the center of the frame to deliver the ultimate in detection performance with any AF NIKKOR lens of f/5.6 or faster. You can also choose to shoot with 11 focus points. The D300S offers three AF area modes - Dynamic-area AF, Single-point AF and Autoarea AF. using 51 points.

The D300S's intelligent sensor applications have undergone a refining process that has led to a breakthrough technology, Scene Recognition System. Using the precise color and brightness information from the 1,005-pixel RGB sensor, Scene Recognition System pushes the accuracy levels for autofocus, auto exposure, i-TTL flash control and auto white balance to an unprecedented high. And in playbackmode, the Face Detection System lets you instantly zoom in on a human face in the LCD monitor.

The Nikon D300S is commonly used for Family photos, Landscape/scenery, Low light, Macro photography, Sports/action, Travel, Video, Weddings, Wildlife and more.The Nikon D300S is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Photo enthusiast, Pro photographer, Semi-pro photographer among others.The Nikon D300S is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Nikon D300S: Easy to use, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Fast shutter speed, Good battery life, Good image quality, Good in low light, Great resolution, High ISO performance, Image stabilization, Large clear LCD, Quiet to mention just a few.

Nikon D300S Includes

  • Nikon D300S 12.3 Megapixels SLR Digital Camera Body
  • Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL3e
  • Quick Charger MH-18a
  • Eyepiece Cap DK-5
  • Rubber Eyecup DK-23
  • USB Cable UC-E4
  • Audio Video Cable EG-D2
  • Camera Strap AN-DC4
  • LCD Monitor Cover BM-8
  • Body Cap BF-1A
  • Accessory Shoe Cover BS-1
  • Software Suite CD-ROM
  • Nikon 1 Year Limited Warranty

Features

  • Rapid 7 fps or 8 fps continuous shooting (CIPA Guidelines)
  • Refined D-Movie function including an external microphone input for clear stereo sound recordings
  • Multi-CAM 3500DX AF sensor module featuring 51 AF points offers fast, efficient and precise autofocus coverage across the frame
  • Large, bright viewfinder with approx. 100% frame coverage and approx. 0.94 magnification
  • Nikon's original DX-format CMOS image sensor; 12.3 effective megapixels
  • Nikon's original Scene Recognition System, utilizing 1,005-pixel RGB sensor, delivers more accurate autofocus, auto exposure, i-TTL flash control and auto white balance
  • Dual card slots for CF/SD memory cards
  • Magnesium alloy body for light weight and rugged durability
  • Durable shutter unit proven by 150,000 cycles of testing on fully assembled camera
  • Easy-to-access Live View modes enable ease of shooting while composing on the LCD monitor
  • Quiet Shutter-release mode for nonintrusive shooting
  • Active D-Lighting allows bracketing images up to five frames
  • Built-in flash with 16mm lens coverage and Nikon's original i-TTL flash control that commands Advanced Wireless Lighting
  • Highly efficient energy-saving design allows as many as 950 images on a single charge of the Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL3e (CIPA Standards)
  • Versatile in-camera Retouch Menus enable enhancement of images without using a computer
  • Compatible with HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) output
  • Optional Multi-Power Battery Pack MB-D10 extends shooting capability up to approx. 2,950 shots per charge (CIPA Standards)

Tech Specs

Type Single-lens reflex digital camera
Lens mount Nikon F mount (with AF coupling and AF contacts)
Effective picture angle Approx. 1.5 x conversion factor (Nikon DX format)
Effective pixels 12.3 million
Image sensor 23.6 x 15.8 mm CMOS sensor
Total pixels 13.1 million
Dust-reduction system Image Sensor Cleaning, Image Dust Off reference data (requires optional Capture NX 2 software)
Image size (pixels) 4,288 x 2,848 [L], 3,216 x 2,136 [M], 2,144 x 1,424 [S]
Storage File 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
Picture Control System Can be selected from Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome; storage for up to nine custom Picture Controls
Media Type I CompactFlash memory cards (UDMA compliant); SD memory cards, SDHC compliant and JPEG images; images can be copied between cards
Dual card slots Either card can be used as the primary card; secondary card can be used for overflow or backup storage, or for separate storage of NEF (RAW)
File system DCF (Design Rule for Camera File System) 2.0, DPOF (Digital Print Order Format), Exif 2.21 (Exchangeable Image File Format for Digital Still Cameras), PictBridge
Viewfinder Eye-level pentaprism single-lens reflex viewfinder
Frame coverage Approx. 100% horizontal and 100% vertical
Magnification Approx. 0.94 x (50mm f/1.4 lens at infinity; -1.0 m)
Eyepoint 19.5 mm (-1.0 m)
Diopter adjustment -2 to +1 m
Focusing screen Type B BriteView Clear Matte screen Mark II with AF area brackets(framing grid can be displayed)
Reflex mirror Quick return
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)
Lens aperture Instant return, electronically controlled
Compatible lenses 1 DX NIKKOR: All functions supported
Type G or D AF NIKKOR: All functions supported (PC Micro-NIKKOR does not support some functions); IX-NIKKOR lenses not supported
Other AF NIKKOR: All functions supported except 3D color matrix metering II; lenses for F3AF not supported
AI-P NIKKOR: All functions supported except 3D color matrix metering II
Compatible lenses 2 Non-CPU: Can be used in exposure modes A and M; color matrix metering and aperture value display supported if user provides lens data (AI lenses only) Electronic rangefinder can be used if maximum aperture is f/5.6 or faster
Shutter Type Electronically-controlled vertical-travel focal-plane shutter
Shutter Speed 1/8,000 to 30 s in steps of 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV, bulb, X250
Flash sync speed 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)
Release modes S (single frame), CL (continuous low speed), CH (continuous high speed), (quiet shutter-release), 0 (self-timer), MUP (mirror up)
Frame advance rate With Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL3e: Approx. 1 to 7 fps (CL), approx.7 fps (CH); With optional Multi-Power Battery Pack MB-D10 and Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL4a: Approx. 1 to 7 fps (CL), approx. 8 fps (CH)*
Self-timer Can be selected from 2, 5, 10 and 20 s duration
Metering TTL exposure metering using 1,005-pixel RGB sensor
Metering method 1 Matrix: 3D color matrix metering II (type G and D lenses); color matrix metering II (other CPU lenses); color matrix metering available with non-CPU lenses if user provides lens data
Center-weighted: Weight of 75% given to 8-mm circle in center of frame. Diameter of circle can be changed to 6, 10 or 13 mm, or weighting can be based on average of entire frame (fixed at 8 mm when non-CPU lens is used)
Metering method 2 Spot: Meters 3-mm circle (about 2% of frame) centered on selected focus point (on center focus point when non- CPU lens is used)
Exposure Range Matrix or center-weighted metering: 0 to 20 EV
Spot metering: 2 to 20 EV (ISO 100 equivalent,f/1.4 lens, 20°C/68°F)
Exposure meter coupling Combined CPU and AI
Exposure modes Programmed auto with flexible program (P); Shutter-priority auto (S);Aperture-priority auto (A); Manual (M)
Exposure compensation -5 to +5 EV in increments of 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV
Exposure bracketing 2 to 9 frames in steps of 1/3, 1/2, 2/3 or 1 EV
Exposure lock Luminosity locked at detected value with AE-L/AF-L button
ISO sensitivity ISO 200 to 3200 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 100 equivalent) below ISO 200 or to approx. 0.3, 0.5, 0.7 or 1 EV (ISO 6400 equivalent) above ISO 3200(Recommended Exposure Index)
Active D-Lighting Can be selected from auto, extra high, high, normal, low or off
ADL bracketing 2 to 5 frames with strength levels varying according to number of frames chosen; for 2 frames, off and a chosen level are applied
Autofocus Nikon Multi-CAM 3500DX autofocus sensor module with TTL phase detection, fine-tuning, 51 focus points (including 15 cross-type sensors) and AF-assist illuminator (range approx. 0.5 to 3 m/1 ft. 8 in. to 9 ft. 10 in.)
Focus Detection range -1 to +19 EV (ISO 100 equivalent, 20°C /68°F)
Lens servo Autofocus: Single-servo AF (S); continuous-servo AF (C); predictive focus tracking automatically activated according to subject status in single- and continuous-servo AF
Manual (M): Electronic rangefinder supported
Focus point Can be selected from 51 or 11 focus points
Focus AF-area modes Single-point AF, dynamic-area AF, auto-area AF
Focus lock Focus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (Singleservo AF) or by pressing AE-L/AF-L button
Built-in flash Manual pop-up with button release; Guide number of 17/56 (m/ft., ISO 200, 20°C/68°F) or 12/39 (m/ft., ISO 100 equivalent, 20°C/68°F)
Flash control TTL: i-TTL balanced fill-flash and standard i-TTL flash for digital SLR using 1,005-pixel RGB sensor are available with built-in flash, Speedlight SB-900, SB-800, SB-600 or SB-400
Auto aperture: Available with Speedlight SB-900 or SB-800 and CPU lens
Non-TTL auto: Supported flash units include Speedlight SB-900, SB-800, SB-28, SB-27 and SB-22S
Range-priority manual: Available with Speedlight SB-900 and SB-800
Flash modes Front curtain sync, slow sync, rear-curtain sync, red-eye reduction, redeye reduction with slow sync
Flash compensation -3 to +1 EV in increments of 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV
Flash bracketing 2 to 9 frames in steps of 1/3, 1/2, 2/3 or 1 EV
Flash-ready indicator Lights when built-in flash or flash unit such as Speedlight SB-900, SB-800, SB-600, SB-400, SB-80DX, SB-28DX or SB-50DX is fully charged; blinks after flash is fired at full output
Accessory shoe ISO 518 hot-shoe with sync and data contacts and safety lock
Nikon Creative Lighting System (CLS) Advanced Wireless Lighting supported with built-in flash, Speedlight SB-900, SB-800 or SU-800 as commander and SB-900, SB-800, SB-600 or SB-R200 as remotes; 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
Sync terminal ISO 519 sync terminal with locking thread
White balance Auto (TTL white-balance with main image sensor and 1,005-pixel RGB sensor), Incandescent, Fluorescent (7 options), Direct Sunlight, Flash, Cloudy, Shade, preset manual (able to store up to 5 values) and color temperature setting (2,500K to 10,000K); fine-tuning available for all options
White balance bracketing 2 to 9 frames in steps of 1, 2 or 3
Modes Tripod, Hand-held
Live View Autofocus Tripod: Contrast-detect AF anywhere in frame
Hand-held: TTL phase detection AF with 51 focus points (including 15 cross-type sensors)
Frame size (pixels) 1,280 x 720/24 fps, 640 x 424/24 fps, 320 x 216/24 fps
Movie File format AVI
Compression format Motion-JPEG
Movie Autofocus Contrast-detect AF on a desired point within a frame is possible (Tripod mode)
Movie Audio Sound can be recorded via built-in or optional external microphone; sensitivity can be adjusted
Movie Maximum length 5 min (1,280 x 720 pixels), 20 min (640 x 424, 320 x 216 pixels)
LCD monitor 3-in., approx. 920k-dot (VGA), low-temperature polysilicon TFT LCD with 170° viewing angle, approx. 100% frame coverage and brightness adjustment
Playback function Full-frame and thumbnail (4, 9 or 72 images) playback with playback zoom, movie playback, slide show, histogram display, highlights, auto image rotation and image comment (up to 36 characters)
USB Hi-Speed USB
Audio video output Can be selected from NTSC and PAL
HDMI output Type C HDMI connector; camera monitor turns off when HDMI cable is connected
Audio input Stereo mini-pin jack (3.5-mm diameter)
10-pin remote terminal Can be used to connect optional remote control, GPS Unit GP-1 or GPS device compliant with NMEA0183 version 2.01 or 3.01 (requires optional GPS Cable MC-35 and cable with D-sub 9-pin connector)
Supported languages Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish
Battery One Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL3e
Battery pack Optional Multi-Power Battery Pack MB-D10 with one Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL3e, EN-EL4a/EN-EL4 or eight R6/AA-size alkaline,Ni-MH, lithium or nickel-manganese batteries; Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL4a/EN-EL4 and R6/AA-size batteries available separately; Battery Chamber Cover BL-3 (available separately) required when using Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL4a/EN-EL4
AC adapter AC Adapter EH-5a/EH-5 (available separately)
Tripod socket 1/4 in. (ISO 1222)
Temperature 0-40°C/32-104°F
Humidity Less than 85% (no condensation)
Dimensions (W x H x D) Approx. 147 x 114 x 74 mm/5.8 x 4.5 x 2.9 in.
Weight Approx. 840 g/1 lb. 14 oz. without battery, memory card, body cap or monitor cover
Warranty Nikon 1 year limited warranty

D300S Books

  1. Nikon D600 DSLR

Nikon D600Introduced during August 2012, the Nikon D600 represents a true advancement in DSLR photography, as it is a full-frame, or FX-format, camera in the compact, lighter body of a DX-format, or cropped-sensor DSLR. Now, serious amateurs, and even some semi-professionals, can have much more camera at a more affordable price point. With its transformative 24.3-MP full-frame CMOS sensor, non-professionals will achieve an image quality and a depth of field heretofore only found in pro-level DSLRs. Maybe, what is an even bigger practical advantage is that the Nikon DX-format lenses these photographers have been using work automatically with the D600, making it unnecessary to buy an entirely new line-up of FX-format lenses. A fast, accurate auto-focus system is a must for a camera of this quality; and the D600 delivers with 39 focus points, 9 cross-type sensors and 7 center-focus points. The Nikon D600 is also the camera for the new multimedia artist who wants to explore the whole world of video creativity, with 1080p Full-HD video. Another value feature that is now important to even serious photographers is Wi-Fi connectivity; and the D600 connects to the optional WU-1B Wireless Adapter.

Read the PhotographyTalk article, Why the Nikon D600 Full-Frame DSLR is Exciting News for Serious Enthusiasts.

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Overview

Nikon D600, FX-quality images and HD videos Nikon's most compact full-frame HD-SLR

Passionate photographers who seek exceptional full-frame, high-resolution performance rely on Nikon FX-format HD-SLRs. For the first time ever, that level of performance is available in a compact, affordable HD-SLR. D600's 24.3 megapixel FX-format CMOS sensor captures every detail with lifelike sharpness. Its EXPEED 3 processing system manages all that data with remarkable speed and accuracy, enabling up to 5.5 fps continuous shooting at full resolution. And the lowlight performance synonymous with Nikon is again proven deserved - shoot crystal clear images from ISO 100 to 6400, expandable down to 50 and up to 25600 for extreme situations.

A remarkable new breed of FX-format HD-SLR
D600's 24.3 megapixel FX-format CMOS sensor captures every detail and nuance with the least possible noise. Nikon's EXPEED 3 processing system manages all that data with remarkable speed and accuracy, enabling up to 5.5 fps continuous shooting at full resolution.

Flawless metering and Onboard Intelligence
D600's 2,016 pixel RGB sensor evaluates every scene, taking into account brightness, contrast, subject distance and the scene colors and is referenced against an onboard image database for consistently accurate AE, auto white balance, i-TTL flash and subject tracking autofocus performance.

All Day Shooter
Wide ISO range from 100 to 6400, can be set as high as ISO 25600, lets photographers shoot under varying lighting conditions with extremely low noise.

Cinema-quality HD video projects
Shoot Full HD (1080p) videos with selectable frame rates of 30/25/24p or 720p HD at 60/50/30/25/24p. Equipped with manual exposure control, fulltime AF with face-priority, dedicated inputs for a stereo mic and headphones, still image exporting, Simultaneous Live View, uncompressed 8-bit full HD via HDMI port and much more. NIKKOR interchangeable lenses offer dramatic perspectives and a cinematic look perfect for your customers next project

Share images easily - anytime, anywhere. Wi-Fi connectivity with the optional WU-1b Wireless Mobile Adapter
Using the optional WU-1b Wireless Mobile Adapter users can automatically send great pictures to their smartphone or tablet and even remotely capture images from the D600. With its easy to use app, now when you can't wait to share that great D600 image you don't have to. Share it to your smartphone or tablet in an instant.

The Nikon D600 is commonly used for Landscape/scenery, Low light and more.The Nikon D600 is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Photo enthusiast among others.The Nikon D600 is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Nikon D600: Easy to use, Good image quality, High ISO performance, Large clear LCD to mention just a few.

Nikon D600 Includes

  • Nikon D600 DSLR
  • EN-EL15 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
  • MH-25 Quick Charger
  • EG-D2 AV Cable
  • UC-E15 USB Cable
  • BM-14 Monitor Cover
  • DK-21 Rubber Eyecup
  • AN-DC8 Camera Strap
  • DK-5 Eyepiece Cap
  • BF-1B Body Cap
  • BS-1 Accessory Shoe Cover
  • Nikon View NX2 Software CD-ROM
  • 1 Year Nikon USA Warranty

Features

  • Nikon's most compact FX-format HD-SLR. Optimized for FX-format quality and versatility; streamlined for compactness and ease-of-use.
  • Newly developed 24.3 MP FX-format CMOS sensor delivers endless resolution and sharpness across a wide range of lighting situations.
  • Ultra-fast EXPEED 3 image processing, Nikon's original comprehensive processing concept, achieves unrivaled high-speed performance and accuracy.
  • Noise-free shooting from ISO 100 to 6400, expandable down to 50 and up to 25,600 for extreme lighting situations.
  • Intelligent Scene Recognition System with 3D Color Matrix Metering II, Nikon's innovative onboard metering system, uses a high-performance 2,016-pixel RGB sensor for consistently beautiful results.
  • Ultra fast performance 5.5 fps continuous shooting, fast power-up (just 0.13 sec) and minimal shutter release lag (~0.052 sec).
  • Superior 39-point AF system with 9 cross-type sensors and seven center points that work with an extended selection of teleconverters and long-reach lenses plus contrast-detect AF for fulltime AF during Live View shooting.
  • Cinema-quality Full HD (1080p) video recording with MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 compression, selectable frame rates, manual exposure control, fulltime AF with face-priority and subject tracking, dedicatedstereo mic and headphone inputs, ultrasmooth 60p slow motion, time lapse shooting and much more.
  • Share your best D600 images anytime, anywhere with the optional WU-1b Wireless Mobile Adapter. Wirelessly transfer photos to your smartphone, tablet or any compatible Wi-Fi enabled device, then upload your shots to the web or email them to a friend. With the WU-1b you can remotely control the D600 and see what the camera sees from your smartphone
  • WU-1b you can remotely control the D600 see what the camera sees from your smartphone or tablet and fire off shots!
  • Compatible with all NIKKOR lenses, FX- and DX-formats alike, for maximum creativity.

Tech Specs

Type Single-lens reflex digital camera
Lens Mount Nikon F bayonet mount
Picture Angle Nikon FX format
Effective Pixels 24.3 million
Image Sensor CMOS sensor, 35.9mm x 24.0mm, Nikon FX format
Total Pixels 24.7 million
Dust-Reduction System Image sensor cleaning
Dust-Off Reference Photo Yes
File Format JPEG: JPEG-Baseline Compliant; can be selected from Size Priority and Optimal Quality
JPEG: JPEG-Baseline Compliant with fine (approx 1:4), Normal (approx 1:8) or Basic (approx 1:16) Compression
NEF (RAW): Lossless Compressed, Compressed or Uncompressed 12 or 14 bit
TIFF (RGB)
Picture Control System Landscape
Monochrome
Neutral
Portrait
Standard
User-customizable Settings
Vivid
Storage Media SD
SDHC
SDXC
File System Compliant with DCF (Design Rule for Camera File System) 2.0
DPOF (Digital Print Order Format)
EXIF 2.3 (Exchangeable Image File Format for Digital Still Cameras)
PictBridge
Viewfinder Eye-level Pentaprism Single-Lens Reflex Viewfinder
Viewfinder Frame Coverage FX (36x24): 100% Horizontal and 100% Vertical Approx.
DX (24x16): 97% Horizontal and 97% Vertical Approx.
Viewfinder Eyepoint 20.6mm (-1.0)
Viewfinder Diopter Adjustment Built-in diopter adjustment (-3 to +1)
Viewfinder Magnification 0.70x Approx.
Focusing Screen Type B BriteView Clear Matte Mark VIII with AF Area Brackets (grid lines can be displayed)
Compatible Lenses AF NIKKOR lenses, including type G and D lenses (some restrictions apply to PC lenses) and DX lenses (using DX 24 × 16 1.5x image area), AI-P NIKKOR lenses, and non-CPU AI lenses (A and M modes only).
IX NIKKOR lenses, lenses for the F3AF, and non-AI lenses cannot be used.
Reflex Mirror Quick-return type
Slowest Shutter Speed 30 sec.
Depth-of-field Control Yes
Bulb Shutter Setting Yes
Fastest Shutter Speed 1/4000 sec.
Lens Compatibility at a Glanc AF-S or AF lenses fully compatible
Metering with AI lenses
Shutter Type Electronically controlled vertical-travel focal-plane shutter
Self-timer 2, 5, 10, 20 sec. Timer duration electronically controlled
Speed 1/4000 to 30 sec.
Bulb
Flash Sync Speed Up to 1/200 sec.
Synchronizes with shutter at 1/250s or slower
Release Modes Continuous low-speed [CL] mode; 1-5 frames per second
Continuous high-speed [CH] mode; 5.5 frames per second
Mirror-up [Mup] mode
Quiet Shutter Release
Self-timer mode
Single-frame [S] mode
Continuous Shooting Options FX-format
CH: Up to 5.5 frames per second
CL: Up to 1-5 frames per second
Top Continuous Shooting at full resolution 5.5 frames per second
Mirror Lock Up Yes
Metering System TTL exposure metering using 2,016-pixel RGB sensor
Metering System Center-weighted: Weight of 75% given to 8mm circle in center of frame
Matrix: 3D color matrix metering II (type G and D lenses); color matrix metering II (other CPU lenses)
Spot: Meters 4mm circle (about 1.5% of frame) centered on selected focus point
Metering Range 0 to 20 EV (3D color matrix or center-weighted metering)
0 to 20 EV (spot metering)
Exposure Meter Coupling Combined CPU and AI
Exposure Modes Aperture-Priority (A)
Manual (M)
Programmed auto with flexible program (P)
Shutter-Priority (S)
Exposure Compensation ±5 EV in increments of 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV
Exposure Lock Yes
Exposure Bracketing 2 or 3 frames in steps of 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, 1 or 2 EV
ISO Sensitivity ISO 100 - 6400 Lo-1 (ISO 50)
Hi-1 (ISO 12,800)
Hi-2 (ISO 25,600)
Lowest Standard ISO Sensitivity 100
Highest Standard ISO Sensitivity 6400
Lowest Expanded ISO Sensitivity Lo-1 (ISO 50 equivalent)
Highest Expanded ISO Sensitivity HI-2 (ISO 25,600 equivalent)
Expanded ISO Sensitivity Options Hi-1 (ISO-12,800 equivalent) in 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV
Hi-2, (ISO-25,600 equivalent) 1 EV
Long Exposure Noise Reduction Yes
High ISO Noise Reduction Low
Normal
High
Off
Active D-Lighting Auto
Extra High
High
Normal
Low
Off
D-Lighting Bracketing D-Lighting Bracketing 2 frames using selected value for one frame
3-5 frames using preset values for all frames
Single-point AF Mode Yes
Dynamic AF Mode Number of AF points 9, 21, 39 and 39 (3D-tracking)
Auto-area AF Mode Yes
Autofocus System Nikon Multi-CAM 4800 autofocus sensor module with TTL phase detection
Detection Range -1 to 19 EV (ISO 100, 68°F/20°C)
Lens Servo Autofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S); Continuous-servo AF (AF-C); auto AF-S/AF-C selection (AF-A); predictive focus tracking activated automatically according to subject status
Manual focus (MF): Electronic rangefinder can be used
AF-area mode 9, 21 or 39 point Dynamic-area AF
Auto-area AF
Single-point AF
3D-tracking (39 points)
Focus Lock Focus can be locked by pressing AE-L/AF-L button
Focus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (single-servo AF)
Focus Modes Auto AF-S/AF-C selection (AF-A)
Continuous-servo (AF-C)
Face-Priority AF available in Live View only and D-Movie only
Manual (M) with electronic rangefinder
Normal area
Single-servo AF (AF-S)
Wide area
Maximum Autofocus Areas/Points 39
Autofocus Sensitivity -1 to +19 EV (ISO 100, 20°C/68°F)
Autofocus Fine Tune Yes
Built-in Flash Yes
Flash Bracketing 2 to 3 frames in steps of 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, 1 or 2 EV
Built-in Flash Distance 39 ft. (ISO 100)
X-Sync Speed 1/200
Top FP High Speed Sync Up to 1/4000
Flash Control TTL: i-TTL flash control using 2,016-pixel RGB sensor are available with built-in flash and SB-910, SB-900, SB-700, or SB-400; i-TTL balanced fill-flash for digital SLR is used with matrix and center-weighting metering, standard i-TTL flash for digital SLR with spot metering
Flash Sync Modes Front-curtain sync (normal)
Rear-curtain sync
Red-Eye reduction
Red-Eye reduction with slow sync
Slow sync
Flash Compensation -3 to +1 EV in increments of 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV
Flash-ready indicator Lights when built-in flash or optional flash unit such as SB-910, SB-900, SB-400, SB-80DX, SB-28DX or SB-50DX is fully charged
Accessory Shoe Yes
Nikon Creative Lighting System (CLS) CLS Supported
White Balance Auto
Choose color temperature (2500K-10000K)
Cloudy
Direct Sunlight
Flash
Fluorescent (7 types)
Incandescent
Preset manual (up to 4 values can be stored)
Shade
White Balance Bracketing 2 or 3 exposures
Live View Shooting Photography Live View Mode
Movie Live View Mode
Live View AF-area mode Face-priority AF
Wide-area AF
Normal-area AF
Subject-tracking AF
Live View Autofocus Contrast-detect AF anywhere in frame (camera selects focus point automatically when face-priority AF or subject-tracking AF is selected)
Live View Scene Auto Selector Auto mode
Auto (flash off) mode
Movie Metering TTL exposure metering using main image sensor
Movie Maximum recording time 20 minutes at highest quality
29 minutes 59 seconds at normal quality
Movie File Format MOV
Movie Video Compression H.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding
Movie Audio recording format Linear PCM
Movie HD 1,920x1,080 / 30 fps
HD 1,920x1,080 / 25 fps
HD 1,920x1,080 / 24 fps
HD 1,280x720 / 60 fps
HD 1,280x720 / 50 fps
HD 1,280x720 / 30 fps
HD 1,280x720 / 25
Movie Audio Built-in microphone, monaural
External stereo microphone (optional)
Monitor Size 3.2 in. diagonal
Monitor Resolution 921,000 Dots
Monitor Type Wide Viewing Angle TFT-LCD
Monitor Angle of View 170-degree wide-viewing angle
Monitor Adjustments Brightness, 5 levels
Brightness control using ambient brightness sensor
Virtual Horizon Camera Indicator Yes
Playback Functions Auto Image Rotation
Full-Frame and Thumbnail (4, 9, or 72 images or calendar)
Highlights
Histogram Display
Image Comment
Movie Playback
Movie Slideshow
Playback with Zoom
Slideshow
In-Camera Image Editing Color Balance
Color Outline
Color Sketch
D-Lighting Distortion Control
Edit Movie
Filter Effects
Fisheye
Image Overlay
Miniature Effect
Monochrome
NEF (RAW) Processing
Perspective Control
Quick Retouch
Red-Eye Correction
Resize
Selective Color
Side-by-Side Comparison
Straighten
Trim
Image Comment Yes
Interface Accessory Terminal: Remote Cord: MC-DC2 (available separately); GPS
unit: GP-1 (available separately)
HDMI output: Type C mini-pin HDMI connector
Headphone Connector
Hi-speed USB
Stereo Microphone Input
Wi-Fi Functionality Eye-Fi Compatible
WU-1b Wireless Mobile Adapter
GPS GP-1 GPS unit
GP-1A GPS unit
Save/Load Camera settings Yes
Total custom Settings 50
My Menu Yes with customization
Recent Settings Yes
Supported Languages Arabic
Brazilian Portuguese
Chinese (Simplified and Traditional)
Czech
Danish
Dutch
English
Finnish
French
German
Greek
Hindi
Hungarian
Indonesian
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Norweigan
Polish
Portuguese
Romanian

Russian
Spanish
Swedish
Thai
Turkish
Ukrainian
Date, Time and Daylight Savings Time Yes
World Time Setting Yes
Battery / Batteries EN-EL15 Lithium-ion Battery
Battery Life (shots per charge) 900 shots per charge (Battery Life) (CIPA)
AC Adapter EH-5b AC Adapter
Requires EP-5B Power Supply Connector
Battery Charger MH-25 Quick Charger
Tripod Socket 1/4 in.
Approx. Dimensions Width: 5.6 in. (141mm)
Height: 4.4 in. (113mm)
Depth: 3.2 in. (82mm)
Approx. Weight 26.8oz. (760g) - camera body only
Operating Environment 0-40 °C (+32 104 °F)
Warranty Nikon U.S.A.

D600 Books

  1. Nikon D700 DSLR

Nikon D700To say the Nikon D700 was a professional DSLR before its time would be an understatement. It achieved the virtually unthinkable at the time of its release, which was providing professional features and capabilities in a “compact” body. This is a primary reason why it is still an excellent choice for the aspiring professional who’s not yet ready to commit thousands of dollars more for the D3X or D4. The D700 provides a complete palette of functionality to satisfy any client with sharp, accurate and color-rich images, including a 12.1-MP FX-format CMOS sensor; ISO sensitivity that delivers exceptional low noise to 6,400, and then expandable to 25,600; 5 frames per second continuous shooting mode; 3-inch, 921,000-dot VGA color monitor; two Live View shooting modes; 1,005-Pixel #D Matrix Metering II; and 51-point auto-focus system with 3D Focus Tracking and 3 dynamic AF modes.

Read the PhotographyTalk articles, Photography Equipment Review—The Nikon D700 DSLR Camera, Part 1 and Part 2.

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Features

  • Nikon's original FX-format CMOS image sensor with 36.0 (H) x 23.9 (V) mm image size; 12.1 effective megapixels
  • Superior picture quality throughout a wide ISO sensitivity range of ISO 200 to 6400; can be set to ISO-equivalent 25,600
  • Incorporates Nikon's original EXPEED digital image processing concept
  • Continuous shooting speed is up to 5 frames per second with the included Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL3e, and up to 8 frames per second when using the optional Multi-Power Battery Pack MB-D10 and Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL4a/4 or eight AA-size batteries
  • Nikon's original Scene Recognition System, utilizing the 1,005-pixel RGB sensor, greatly improves autofocus, auto exposure and auto white balance performance
  • Active D-Lighting automatically compensates highlights or shadows while you shoot, creating images with natural contrast — even in difficult lighting
  • Picture Control System for image finishing optimized to match individual preferences
  • 3D Color Matrix Metering II for ideal exposures in almost any lighting situation
  • Multi-CAM 3500FX autofocus sensor module featuring 51 AF points offers fast, efficient and precise autofocus
  • Two Live View modes enable shooting while confirming subjects in the LCD monitor
  • 3-inch LCD with 920,000-dot (VGA) resolution and a 170° ultra-wide viewing angle
  • Built-in flash with 24mm lens coverage and Nikon's dependable i-TTL flash control
  • Magnesium alloy used for the exterior cover, rear body and mirror box reduces weight and provides rugged durability
  • Optional Multi-Power Battery Pack MB-D10 extends shooting capability, enhances stability, and provides the further shooting potential of added controls
  • Support for the Wireless Transmitter WT-4/4A (optional) enables direct cable-free image transfer to a compatible computer
  • Included Nikon ViewNX software makes browsing and organizing your images easy
  • Optional photo-editing software, Capture NX 2 allows users quick and easy photo editing

Tech Specs

 

Effective pixels

12.1 million

Image sensor

CMOS sensor, 36.0 x 23.9 mm; total pixels: 12.87 million; Nikon FX format

Image size (pixels)

FX format (36 x 24): 4,256 x 2,832 [L], 3,184 x 2,120 [M], 2,128 x 1,416 [S]
DX format (24 x 16): 2,784 x 1,848 [L], 2,080 x 1,384 [M], 1,392 x 920 [S]

Sensitivity

ISO 200 to 6400 in steps of 1/3, 1/2, or 1 EV; can be set to approx. 0.3, 0.5, 0.7, or 1 (ISO 100 equivalent) EV below ISO 200, or to approx. 0.3, 0.5, 0.7, 1 (ISO 12800 equivalent), or 2 (ISO 25600 equivalent) EV over ISO 6400

Storage media

CompactFlash (Type I, compliant with UDMA)

Monitor

3-in., approx. 920,000-dot (VGA), 170-degree wide-viewing-angle, 100% frame coverage, low-temperature polysilicon TFT LCD with brightness adjustment

Exposure metering

3D Color Matrix Metering II, Center-Weighted and Spot Metering

Exposure modes

Programmed Auto (P) with flexible program, Shutter-Priority Auto (S), Aperture-Priority Auto (A), Manual (M)

Interface

Hi-speed USB

Power sources

One Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL3e, Multi-Power Battery Pack MB-D10 (optional) with one Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL4a/4/3e, or eight R6/AA-size alkaline (LR6), Ni-MH (HR6), lithium (FR6) batteries, or nickel-manganese (ZR6) batteries

Dimensions (W x H x D)

Approx. 147 x 123 x 77 mm (5.8 x 4.8 x 3.0 in.)

Weight

Approx. 995 g (2.19 lb.) without battery, memory card, body cap or LCD monitor cover

D700 Books

  1. Nikon D800 DSLR

Nikon D800Nikon took a major step forward in its full-frame DSLR line-up with the February 2012 introduction of the D800. This may just be the most versatile, high-end DSLR for today’s hard-working professionals, and become their most highly prized creative tool. With a rather amazing 36.15-MP full-frame CMOS sensor and Nikon’s latest iteration of its EXPEED 3 image processor, there is no type of pro photography that the D800 can’t tackle, and highly successfully. Wedding, portrait and fashion photographers who need that extremely high resolution will also like the smaller footprint and weight of the D800 for those long, all-day shoots. These photographers will be particularly pleased with the D800’s 91,000-pixel 3D Color Matrix Metering III System, which represents just about the best available. To capture such precise and extremely high quality images, the D800 also boasts a 3.2-inch, 921,000-dot LCD, with auto brightness adjustment and 46x magnification for extremely accurate focusing. With 1080p Full-HD video, wedding photographers can create stunning video programs as an additional revenue stream and any professional can become a major multimedia creator for corporate video, documentaries and dramatic presentations.

Read the PhotographyTalk article, 12 Hard Facts About the New Nikon D800 Full-Frame DSLR Camera.

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Overview

The Nikon D800 is a 36.3MP professional HDSLR that breaks new ground in resolution and metering technology. More than an upgrade to the just-discontinued 12MP D700, the D800 is a major overhaul. Unlike the D700, which was positioned as a "prosumer" camera, the Nikon D800 is definitely geared towards pro users especially studio, fashion, and wedding and portrait photographers. The D800 has a 91,000-pixel RGB Matrix Metering System, Advanced Scene Recognition, and what Nikon says is an improved 51-point AF system. It has a relatively small form factor for a pro camera, similar in size to the D700. For videographers, the camera can capture 1080p video at up to 30fps with manual control and uncompressed HDMI output.

Unlike the 16MP D4, Nikon's recently-announced new flagship camera that boasts an ISO range of 100-204-800, the D800's native ISO range is 100-6400, expandable to 50 and 25,600. However, Nikon says improvements in light transmission to the sensor photodiodes, changes in sensor design, an enhanced Optical Low Pass Filter (OLPF) and 14 bit A/D conversion with a high signal to noise ratio will translate into outstanding low-light, high-ISO performance. Also unlike the D4, the D800 delivers only 4fps burst rate at full resolution, 6fps in DX mode (see below).

Nikon users who have invested in DX-format lenses will be able to use them on the D800 by using the 15.4MP resolution setting. In this setting, only the pixels that cover a DX-sized portion of the sensor will be active, giving the camera a 1.5x crop.

Other features include Advanced Scene Recognition, which compares the scene with Nikon's 30,000 image database. Face recognition has been refined, with the Color Matrix Meter placing priority on exposures of detected faces. Nikon says it has also improved white balance to better recognize both natural and artificial light.

D800: Tool for serious cinematography
For videographers, the D800 is a serious tool. Able to record full HD 1080p at 30 or 25p and 720p at 60/30p, the D800 records H.264 or MPEG4 AVC format video using the B-Frame data compression method for up to 29:59-minute clips. Rolling shutter distortion a common problem for HDSLRs is said to be minimized thanks to fast data read rates at the sensor. High-ISO performance is said to allow filmmakers to capture footage where previously impossible.

The D800 is available both with and without a low-pass filter (the model without the low-pass filter is the D800E. The D800E cancels anti-aliasing properties and allows light to be delivered directly to the photodiodes. This is said to offer the highest possible color fidelity and dynamic range that, according to Nikon, delivers near-medium-format image quality. Color moire correction ise available within Capture NX2.

Both the D800 and D800E will use UMDA6 and UMDA7 Compact Flash cards as well as SD SDXC and UHS-1 cards in two card slots. The camera is protected from moisture and dust and is constructed of magnesium alloy. Nikon also claims up to 900 image captures and 60 minutes of HD video recording per battery charge.

The Nikon D800 is commonly used for Family photos, Low light and more.The Nikon D800 is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Nikon D800: Fast / accurate auto-focus, Good image quality, High ISO performance, Large clear LCD to mention just a few.

Nikon D800 Includes

  • D800 Digital SLR Body
  • EN-EL15 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
  • MH-25 Charger
  • UC-E14 USB Cable
  • AN-DC6 Strap
  • BM-12 LCD Monitor Cover
  • BF-1B Body Cap
  • BS-1 Accessory Shoe Cap
  • DK-17 Viewfinder Eyepiece
  • NikonView NX2 CD ROM
  • 1 Year Nikon Warranty

Features

  • Extreme resolution 36.3-megapixel FX-format (35.9 x 24.0mm) CMOS sensor: Large 4.88 pixels capture astonishing detail and subtleties with outstanding dynamic range for demanding wedding, landscape, fashion/commercial and video applications.
  • Full 1080p HD broadcast quality video and minimized rolling shutter: Create true cinematic experiences using Full 1080p video at 30 or 24fps in H.264/MPEG-4 AVC format. D800's massive 36.3MP sensor combined with B-frame datacompression delivers high quality video in a lighter file ensuring unmatched moving image integrity at up up to 29min/59 sec
  • View simultaneous Live View output on external monitors and record uncompressed video via HDMI terminal: Check video recording on the camera's LCD and external monitor simultaneously and when the highest possible image quality is required you can bypass CF or SD storage media and record uncompressed 1080p footage directly from the image sensor
  • Multi-Area Full HD D-Movie Video Recording Mode: Designed to help filmmakers, multi-media professionals and event photographers realize their creative vision, recording on either FX or DX-format at Full HD 1080p at 30/24p and 16:9 is now possible.
  • Comprehensive high fidelity audio recording and playback control: Built-in external stereo microphone input allows for recording crystal clear sound using the optional ME-1 Stereo Microphone and can be precisely controlled in 20 incremental steps. Check audio in isolation as you record using headphones directly connected to the camera.
  • 91,000-Pixel 3D Color Matrix Metering III with Advanced Scene Recognition System: Face detection using the optical viewfinder and detailed scene analysis using the 91K RGB sensor enables superior auto exposure, auto white balance detection,AF performance and i-TTL flash exposure.
  • Nikon EXPEED 3 image processing technologies: EXPEED 3 extends and assures breathtakingly rich image fidelity and reduces noise, even at high ISO's.
  • Low noise ISO sensitivity from 100 to 6400: Added ISO settings of Lo-1 (ISO 50 equivalent), Hi-1 (ISO 12,800 equivalent) andHi-2 (ISO 25,600 equivalent) extend versatility.
  • Fast, accurate 51-point AF system: AF system features 4 Dynamic AF modes, including 3D Focus Tracking, for autofocus precision and razor sharpness.
  • 3.2-inch super-sharp 921,000-dot LCD monitor with automatic monitor brightness control: Ambient brightness sensor automatically adjusts LCD visibility according to environment for bright, crisp image playback, menu adjustment and Live View shooting. Enlarge images up to up to 46x to make on the spot focus confirmation.
  • Two Live View shooting modes: Photography Live View and Movie Live View modes add flexibility; exposure, whitebalance, histogram, focus mode, AF area mode and focusing accuracy are easily confirmed
  • Expand Dynamic Range using built-in HDR: Combines two exposures at up to 3EV to create a single image revealing an extremely wide dynamic range, but with less noise and richer color gradation than ever before.
  • Dedicated Nikon Picture Control Button: Convenient Picture control button provides six preset options: Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome, Landscape and Portrait for stills and video while 9 customizable settings provide advanced, personalized color control.
  • Continuous shooting at up to 4 fps at full FX-format resolution: Commercial image quality teams with speed and handling to create new shooting possibilities in the studio or on location. Shoot DX-format images up to 6 fps using the optional MB-D12 Multi Power Battery Pack and batteries other than the EN-EL15.
  • Rugged, durable and precise magnesium-alloy construction: Effectively protected from invasive dust, moisture and tested to exceed 200,000 cycles.
  • High speed CF and SD dual memory card slots: CF cards compatible with UDMA6 as well as UDMA7. For SD cards, SDXC and UHS-1 are supported.
  • Two axis Virtual Horizon graphic indicator: Use either LCD monitor or viewfinder to check if camera is level; horizontally or with forward or rear rotation.
  • Up to 900* images and 60 minutes of HD Video per battery charge

Tech Specs

Lens Mount Nikon F bayonet mount
Effective Pixels 36.3 million
Image Sensor CMOS sensor, 35.9 x 24 mm; Nikon FX format
Total Pixels 36.8 Million
Dust-Reduction System Image sensor cleaning
Dust-Off Reference Photo Yes
Image Are (pixels) FX-format (L) 7,360 x 4,912 (M) 5,520 x 3,680 (S) 3,680 x 2,456
1:2 format (30 x 20) (L) 6,144 x 4,080 (M) 4,608 x 3,056
5:4 format (30 x 24) (L) 6,144 x 4,912 (M) 4,608 x 3,680 (S) 3,072 x 2,456
DX-format (L) 4,800 x 3,200 (M) 3,600 x 2,400 (S) 2,400 x 1,600
File Format - Still Images JPEG: JPEG-Baseline Compliant with fine (approx 1:4), Normal (approx 1:8) or Basic (approx 1:16) Compression
NEF (RAW): lossless compressed 12 or 14 bit, lossless compressed, compressed or uncompressed
TIFF (RGB)
JPEG: JPEG-Baseline-Compliant; can be selected from Size Priority and Optimal Quality
Picture Control System Landscape - Monochrome - Neutral - Portrait - Standard - User-customizable Settings Vivid -
Storage Media CompactFlash© (CF) (Type I, compliant with UDMA) - SD - SDHC - SDXC
Card Slot 1 CompactFlash (CF) card and 1 Secure Digital (SD) card
File System Compliant with DCF (Design Rule for Camera File System) 2.0
DPOF (Digital Print Order Format)
EXIF 2.3 (Exchangeable Image File Format for Digital Still Cameras)
PictBridge
Viewfinder Eye-level Pentamirror Single-Lens Reflex viewfinder
Viewfinder Frame Coverage FX (36x24): 100% Horizontal and 100% Vertical Approx.
1.2x (30x20): 97% Horizontal and 97% Vertical Approx.
DX (24x16): 97% Horizontal and 97% Vertical Approx.
5:4 (30x24): 97% Horizontal and 97% Vertical Approx.
Viewfinder Magnification Approx. 0.70x
Viewfinder Diopter Adjustment Built - in (-3 to +1)
Viewfinder Eyepoint 19.5 (-1.0)
Focusing Screen Type B BriteView Clear Matte Mark VIII with AF Area Brackets (grid lines can be displayed
Reflex Mirror Quick-return type
Depth-of-field Preview Yes
Lens Aperture Instant-return type
Depth-of-field Control Yes
Lens Compatibility at a Glance AF-S or AF lenses fully compatible Metering with AI lenses
Compatible Lenses AF NIKKOR other than type G or D*2: All functions supported except 3D Color Matrix Metering III
AI-P NIKKOR: All functions supported except autofocus and 3D Color Matrix Metering III
DX AF NIKKOR: All Functions Supported Except FX-format (36x24)/5:4 (30x24) Image Size
Type G or D AF NIKKOR: All Functions Supported
Non-CPU: Usable in [A] or [M] mode Center-Weighted or Spot Metering; Electronic Rangefinder can be used if Mazimum Aperture is f/5.6 or faster
Shutter Type Electronically controlled vertical-travel focal-plane shutter
Shutter Speed 1/8,000 to 30 seconds, bulb
Flash Sync Speed Up to 1/250 sec.
Synchronizes with shutter at 1/320s or slower (flash range drops at speeds between 1/250 and 1/320s)
Shutter Release Modes Continuous low-speed [CL] mode; 1-4 frames per second
Continuous high-speed [CH] mode; 4 frames per second
Mirror-up [Mup] mode
Quiet Shutter Release
Self-timer mode
Single-frame [S] mode
Continuous Shooting Speed FX-format: CH: Up to 4 frames per second CL: Up to 4 frames per second
FX-format CH: Up to 4 frames per second CL: Up to 4 frames per second
DX-format CH: Up to 5 frames per second CL: Up to 5 frames per second
1:2 format CH: Up to 5 frames per second CL: Up to 5 frames per second
Top Continuous Shooting Speed 4 frames per second at full resolution
Self-timer 2, 5, 10, 20 sec. Timer duration electronically controlled
Exposure Metering System TTL full-aperture exposure metering using 1,005-pixel RGB sensor
Metering Method Center-weighted: Weight of 75% given to 8mm circle in center of frame
Matrix: 3D color matrix metering III (type G and D lenses); color matrix metering III (other CPU lenses)
Spot: Meters 4mm circle (about 1.5% of frame) centered on selected focus point
Metering Range 0 to 20 EV (3D color matrix or center-weighted metering)
0 to 20 EV (spot metering)
Exposure Meter Coupling Combined CPU and AI
Exposure Modes Aperture-Priority (A)
Manual (M)
Programmed auto with flexible program (P)
Shutter-Priority (S)
Exposure Compensation ±5 EV in increments of 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV
Exposure Bracketing 2 to 9 frames in steps of 1/3, 1/2, 2/3 o
Exposure Lock Yes
Mirror Lock Up Yes
ISO Sensitivity ISO 100 - 6400
Lo-1 (ISO 50)
Hi-1 (ISO 12,800)
Hi-2 (ISO 25,600)
Lowest Standard ISO Sensitivity 100
Highest Standard ISO Sensitivity 6400
Lowest Expanded ISO Sensitivity Lo-1 (ISO 50 equivalent)
Highest Expanded ISO Sensitivity HI-2 (ISO 25,600 equivalent)
Expanded ISO Sensitivity Options Lo-1 (ISO-50 equivalent), Hi-1 (ISO-12,800 equivalent), Hi-2 (ISO-25,600 equivalent)
Long Exposure Noise Reduction Yes
High ISO Noise Reduction Low - Normal - High - Off
Active D-Lighting Auto - Extra High - High - Normal - Low - Off
D-Lighting Bracketing 2 frames using selected value for one frame
3-5 frames using preset values for all frames
Single-point AF Mode Yes
Dynamic AF Mode Number of AF points: 9, 21, 51 and 51 (3D-tracking)
Auto-area AF Mode Yes
Autofocus System Nikon Advanced Multi-CAM 3500FX autofocus sensor module with TTL phase detection
AF Detection Range -1 to 19 EV (ISO 100, 68°F/20°C)
Lens Servo Autofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S); Continuous-servo AF (AF-C); auto AF-S/AF-C selection (AF-A);
predictive focus tracking activated automatically according to subject status
Manual focus (MF): Electronic rangefinder can be used
AF-Area Mode 9, 21 or 51 point Dynamic-area AF
Auto-area AF
Single-point AF
3D-tracking (51 points)
Focus Lock Focus can be locked by pressing AE-L/AF-L button
Focus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (single-servo AF)
Focus Modes Auto AF-S/AF-C selection (AF-A)
Continuous-servo (AF-C)
Face-Priority AF available in Live View only and D-Movie only
Full-time Servo (AF-A) available in Live View only
Manual (M) with electronic rangefinder
Normal area
Single-servo AF (AF-S)
Wide area
Maximum Autofocus Areas/Points 51
Autofocus Sensitivity -2 to +19 EV (ISO 100, 20°C/68°F)
Autofocus Fine Tune Yes
Built-in Flash Yes
Flash Bracketing 2 to 9 frames in steps of 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, or 1 EV
Built-in Flash Distance 39 ft. (ISO 100)
Flash Control TTL: i-TTL flash control using 91,000-pixel RGB sensor are available with built-in flash and SB-910, SB-900, SB-700, or SB-400; i-TTL balanced fill-flash for digital SLR is used with matrix and center-weighting metering, standard i-TTL flash for digital SLR with spot metering
Flash Sync Modes 1) Front-curtain sync (normal), 2) Slow sync, 3) Rear-curtain sync, 4) Red-eye reduction, 5) Red-eye reduction with slow sync
Flash Compensation -3 to +1 EV in increments of 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV
Flash-ready Indicator Lights when built-in flash or optional flash unit such as SB-910, SB-900, SB-400, SB-80DX, SB-28DX or SB-50DX is fully charged
Accessory Shoe Yes
Flash Sync Terminal Yes
Nikon Creative Lighting System (CLS) CLS Supported
White Balance Auto (2 types) - Choose color temperature (2500K 10000K) - Cloudy - Direct Sunlight - Flash - Fluorescent (7 types) - Incandescent - Preset manual (up to 4 values can be stored) - Shade
White Balance Bracketing 2 to 9 exposures in increments of 1, 2 or 3 EV
Live View Shooting Live View Shooting Photography Live View Mode
Movie Live View Mode
Live View Lens servo Live View Lens servo Autofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S); full-time-servo AF (AF-F)
Manual focus (MF)
Live View AF-area mode Face-priority AF - Wide-area AF - Normal-area AF - Subject-tracking AF
Live View Autofocus Contrast-detect AF anywhere in frame (camera selects focus point automatically when face-priority AF or subject-tracking AF is selected)
Movie Metering TTL exposure metering using main image sensor
Movie Frame size (pixels) and frame rate 1280 x 720 (30p): 30 fps (29.97 fps) - 1280 x 720 (60p): 60 fps (59.94 fps) - 1920 x 1080 (24p): 24 fps (23.976 fps) - 1920 x 1080 (30p): 30 fps (29.97 fps)
Movie Maximum recording time 20 minutes at highest quality
29 minutes 59 seconds at normal quality
Movie File Format MOV
Movie Video Compression H.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding
Movie Audio recording format Linear PCM
Movie Audio recording Device Built-in monaural microphone - External stereo microphone (optional)
Movie HD 1,920x1,080 / 30 fps - HD 1,920x1,080 / 24 fps - HD 1,280x720 / 30 fps - HD 1,280x720 / 24 fps - HD 1,280x720 / 60 fps
Movie Audio Built-in microphone, monaural - External stereo microphone (optional)
Monitor Size 3.2 in. diagonal
Monitor Resolution 921,000 Dots
Monitor Type Wide Viewing Angle TFT-LCD
Monitor Angle of View 170-degree wide-viewing angle
Monitor Adjustments Brightness, 5 levels
Virtual Horizon Camera Indicator Virtual Horizon Camera Indicator Yes
Also visible in LiveView Modes
Also visible in Viewfinder
Playback Functions Auto Image Rotation
Full-Frame and Thumbnail (4, 9, or 72 images or calendar)
Histogram Display
Image Comment
Movie Playback
Movie Slideshow
Playback with Zoom
Slideshow
Highlights
In-Camera Image Editing Color Outline - Color Sketch - D-Lighting - Distortion Control -Edit Movie - Filter Effects Fisheye - Image Overlay - Miniature Effect - Monochrome - NEF (RAW) Processing -Perspective Control - Quick Retouch - Red-eye Correction - Resize - Selective Color - Side-by-Side Comparison - Straighten - Trim - Color Balance
Image Comment Yes
Interface HDMI output: Type C mini-pin HDMI connector - Headphone Connector - NTSC - Stereo Microphone Input - Super Speed USB 3.0
Wi-Fi Functionality Eye-Fi Compatible - WT-4A
GPS GP-1 GPS unit
Save/Load Camera settings Yes
Total custom Settings 54
My Menu Yes with customization
Recent Settings Yes
Supported Languages Arabic - Chinese (Simplified and Traditional) - Czech - Danish - Dutch - English - Finnish - French - German - Indonesian - Italian - Japanese - Korean - Norweigan - Polish - Portuguese - Romanian - Russian - Spanish - Swedish - Thai - Turkish - Ukrainian
Date, Time and Daylight Savings Yes
World Time Setting Yes
Battery EN-EL15 Lithium-ion Battery
Battery Life (shots per charge) 900 Battery Life (shots per charge) (CIPA)
AC Adapter EH-5b AC Adapter
Requires EP-5B Power Supply Connector
Battery Charger MH-25 Quick Charger
Tripod Socket 1/4 in. (ISO 1222)
Approx. Dimensions Width 5.7 in. (144.78mm) - Height 4.8 in. (121.92mm) - Depth 3.2 in. (81.28mm)
Approx. Weight 31.7 oz (900G)
Camera Body only

D800 Books

  1. Nikon D3X DSLR

Nikon D3XWhat accomplished professional photographer wouldn’t want to be shooting with the Nikon D3X DSLR? The short answer is “None.” Here is a camera that is a masterwork of the photographic arts for many types of professionals who demand the very best. The impeccable image quality of the D3X begins with a 24.5-MP FX-format CMOS sensor, EXPEED image processor and 138-MB Processed NEF (RAW) 12- or 14-bit image files. Of equal importance is a camera body of the highest integrity; and the D3X’s magnesium-alloy construction and dust, moisture and electromagnetic interference protection puts a superior and precise instrument in the hands of any pro. Composition is fully enhanced with two Live View shooting modes, including as much as 27x magnification in the Tripod Mode. Just as important to creativity through the camera is 100% viewfinder coverage and a 3-inch, 921,000-dot VGA LCD monitor that has been individually calibrated at the Nikon factory. Professional photographers at this level also expect the best in accurate, precise auto-focus system; and the D3X provides 51 points, 4 Dynamic AF modes and 3D Focus Tracking.

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Overview

The Nikon D3X Digital SLR Camera features extreme resolution 24.5-megapixel FX-format (35.9 x 24.0mm) CMOS sensor. Large 5.94µm pixels capture astonishing detail and subtleties with outstanding dynamic range for demanding commercial applications. It has Nikon EXPEED image processing technologies which extends and assures breathtakingly rich image fidelity and reduces noise, even at high ISOs.

Selectable bit depths of 12-bit (4,096 tones) or 14-bit (16,384 tones), both yielding incredible image quality through a 16-bit processing pipeline, for smoother tonal gradations. It has low noise ISO sensitivity from 100 to 1600. Added ISO settings of Lo-1 (ISO 50 equivalent), Hi-1 (ISO 3200 equivalent) and Hi-2 (ISO 6400 equivalent) extend versatility.

The Nikon D3X is commonly used for Landscape/scenery, Portraits, Travel, Weddings and more.The Nikon D3X is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Pro photographer among others.The Nikon D3X is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Nikon D3X: Easy to use, Fast shutter speed, Good image quality, Large clear LCD, Simple controls, Strong construction to mention just a few.

Nikon D3X Includes

  • Nikon D3X Digital SLR Camera Body
  • Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL4a
  • Quick Charger MH-22
  • USB Cable UC-E4
  • Audio Video Cable EG-D2
  • Camera Strap AN-D3X
  • Body Cap BF-1A
  • Accessory Shoe Cover BS-2
  • Eyepiece DK-17
  • Battery Chamber Cover BL-4
  • USB Cable Clip
  • Software Suite CD-ROM
  • Nikon 1 Year Limited Warranty

Features

  • Two Live View shooting modes: Two Live View modes add flexibility and up to 27x magnification in the Tripod Mode, acute focusing accuracy is easily confirmed
  • Continuous shooting at up to 5 fps at full FX-format resolution: Commercial image quality teams with speed and handling to create new shooting possibilities-in the studio or on location
  • Fast, accurate 51-point AF system: AF system features 4 Dynamic AF modes, including 3D Focus Tracking, for autofocus precision and razor sharpness
  • 1,005-Pixel 3D Color Matrix Metering II with Scene Recognition System: Two Nikon-exclusive technologies provide intelligent auto exposure capabilities, along with refined auto white balance detection and faster, more accurate AF performance
  • 3-inch super-density 920,000-dot VGA LCD monitor: Individual factory calibration assures the color accuracy of each D3X monitor for critical image review
  • 100% viewfinder coverage
  • Nikon Picture Control: Four preset options: Standard, Neutral, Vivid and Monochrome and 9 customizable settings provide advanced, personalized color control
  • Rugged, durable and precise magnesium-alloy construction: Effectively protected from invasive dust, moisture and electromagnetic interference with a self-diagnostic shutter mechanism tested to exceed 300,000 cycles
  • Dual CF card slots with overflow, backup and copy options
  • Virtual Horizon Graphic Indicator
  • Up to 4,400 images per battery charge

Tech Specs

Image Sensor Format FX
Image Sensor Type CMOS
Sensor Size 35.9 x 24.0mm
Total Pixels 25.72 million
Effective Pixels 24.5 million
Image Area (pixels) FX-format: (L) 6,048 x 4,032, (M) 4,544 x 3024, (S) 3,024 x 2016
5:4 format (30 x 24): (L) 5,056 x 4,032, (M) 3,792 x 3,024, (S) 2,528 x 2,016
DX-format: (L) 3,968 x 2,640, (M) 2,976 x 1976, (S) 1,984 x 1,320
Top Continuous Shooting Speed 5 frames per second at full resolution
Continuous Shooting Options FX-format: CH: Up to 5 frames per second, CL: Up to 4 frames per second
5:4 format: CH: Up to 5 frames per second, CL: Up to 4 frames per second
DX-format: CH: Up to 7 frames per second, CL: Up to 5 frames per secondSingle
LCD Monitor Size 3 in. diagonal
LCD Monitor Type VGA TFT
Super Density
LCD Monitor Resolution 920,000 Dots
LCD Monitor Angle of View 170-degree wide-viewing angle
LCD Monitor Adjustments Brightness,7 levels
Shutter type Electronically controlled vertical-travel focal-plane
Slowest Shutter Speed 30 sec. in steps of 1/3, 1/2, 1 EV
Fastest Shutter Speed 1/8000 sec. in steps of 1/3, 1/2, 1 EV
Bulb Shutter Setting Yes
Mirror Lock Up Yes
Lowest Standard ISO Sensitivity 100 in steps of 1/3, 1/2, 1 EV
Highest Standard ISO Sensitivity 1600 in steps of 1/3, 1/2, 1 EV
Lowest Expanded ISO Sensitivity Lo-1 (ISO 50 equivalent, in steps of 1/3, 1/2, 1 EV)
Highest Expanded ISO Sensitivity Hi-2 (ISO 6400 equivalent)
Expanded ISO Sensitivity Options Lo-1, (ISO-50 equivalent), in 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV steps
Hi-1, (ISO-3200 equivalent), in 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV steps
Hi-2, (ISO-6400 equivalent), 1 EV step
Storage Media CompactFlash (Type I/II, compliant with UDMA)
MicroDrive
Storage System Uncompressed 12/14-bit NEF (RAW)
Compressed 12/14-bit NEF (RAW, Lossless compressed): approx. 60-80 percent
Compressed 12/14-bit NEF (RAW, Compressed): approx. 45-60 percent
JPEG: JPEG-baseline-compliant; can be selected from Size priority and Optimal Quality
TIFF (RGB)
WAV
File System Compliant with DCF 2.0
DPOF
EXIF 2.21
Exposure Modes Programmed Auto (P) with Flexible Program
Shutter-Priority Auto (S)
Aperture-Priority Auto (A)
Manual (M)
Exposure Metering System 1,005-pixel RGB sensor 3D Color Matrix Metering II
Variable Center-weighted
Spot AF
Spot meter centered on selected focus point (on center focus point when non-CPU lens is used)
Metering Range 1) 0 to 20 EV (Matrix or center-weighted metering); 2) 2 to 20 EV (Spot metering) (ISO 100 equivalent, f/1.4 lens, at 20 degrees C/68 degrees F)
Exposure Meter Coupling CPU
AI
Exposure Compensation ±5EV in increments of 1/3, 1/2, 1
Exposure Lock Yes
Exposure locked at detected value with AE-L/AF-L button
Exposure Bracketing Yes
From 2 to 9 exposures in increments of 1/3, 1/2, 2/3 or 1 EV
Shutter Release Modes Single-frame [S] mode
Continuous low-speed [CL] mode; 1-4 frames-per-second
Continuous high-speed [CH] mode; 5 frames-per-second
Live View [LV] mode
Self-timer mode
Mirror-up [Mup] mode
White Balance Sun
Shade
Fluorescent
Incandescent
Flash
Preset
Fine Tune by Kelvin color temperature setting
Auto
White Balance Bracketing Yes, 2 to 9 exposures, in increments of 1, 2 or 3
White Balance Fine Tuning Yes
Live View Shooting Handheld mode
Tripod mode
Playback Functions Full frame
Thumbnail (4, 9 or 16 segments)
Zoom
Slideshow
Histogram
Shooting data
Highlight point display
Auto image rotation
Voice Memo
Interface Hi-speed USB
NTSC
PAL
HDMI
10-pin Terminal
Lens Mount Nikon F bayonet mount
Compatible Lenses 1) Type G or D AF NIKKOR: All functions supported
2) DX AF NIKKOR: All functions supported except FX-format (36x24)/5:4 (30x24) image size
3) AF NIKKOR other than type G or D*2: All functions supported except 3D Color Matrix Metering II
4) AI-P NIKKOR: All functions supported except autofocus and 3D Color Matrix Metering II
5) Non-CPU AI NIKKOR: Can be used in exposure modes A and M; electronic rangefinder can be used if maximum aperture is f/5.6 or faster
Picture Angle Equivalent to angle produced by lens focal length (1.5 times when DX format is selected)
Viewfinder SLR-type with fixed eye-level pentaprism
Viewfinder Frame Coverage Approx. 100%
Viewfinder Diopter Adjustment -3 to +1 m
Viewfinder Eyepoint 18 mm (-1.0 m-1)
Reflex Mirror Quick-return type
Focusing Screen BriteView Clear Matte VI - Type B
Interchangeable Focusing Screens Yes
BriteView Clear Matte VI - Type B Clear Matte VI - Type E
Viewfinder Magnification Approx. 0.7x (50mm f/1.4 lens at infinity; -1.0m-1)
Lens Aperture Instant-return type with depth-of-field preview button
Depth-of-field Control Yes
Autofocus System Autofocus TTL phase detection, 51 focus points (15 cross-type sensors) by Nikon Multi-CAM 3500FX autofocus module; Detection: -1 to +19 EV (ISO 100 at 20°C/68°F); AF fine adjustment possible. Focal-plane contrast [in LiveView (Tripod) mode]
Maximum Autofocus Areas/Points 51
Autofocus Fine Tune Yes
Focus Modes Single-servo AF (S)
Continuous-servo (C)
Manual
Single-point AF Mode Yes
Dynamic AF Mode Yes
Number of AF points: 9, 21, 51 and 51 (3D-tracking)
Auto-area AF Mode Yes
Focus Lock AE-L/AF-L button
Half press of shutter-release button (single-point AF in AF-S)
Picture Control Standard
Neutral
Vivid
Monochrome
Nine User-customizable settings
In-Camera Image Editing Trim
D-Lighting
Color Balance
Image Overlay
Side-by-Side Comparison
Filter Effects
Monochrome
Red-eye correction
Built-in Flash No
External Flash Shoe Yes
External Flash Shoe Type Standard ISO 518 hot-shoe contact with safety lock
Dust-Off Reference Photo Yes
Virtual Horizon Camera Indicator Yes
Save/Load Camera settings Yes
Nikon Creative Lighting System Compatibility: Yes
Flash Sync Speed Up to 1/250
X-Sync Speed Up to 1/250
FP High Speed Sync Up to 1/8000
Flash Sync Modes Front-curtain sync (normal)
Slow sync
Rear-curtain sync
Red-eye reduction
Red-eye reduction with slow sync
Flash Control 1) TTL flash control with 1,005-pixel RGB sensor; i-TTL balanced fill-flash and standard i-TTL fill-flash available with SB-900, SB-800, SB-600 or SB-400
2) Auto aperture (AA): Available with SB-900, SB-800 and CPU lens
3) Non-TTL auto (A): Available with SB-900, SB-800, 28, 27 or 22s
4) Range-priority manual (GN): Available with SB-900, SB-800
Flash Sync Terminal Yes
Accessory Shoe Yes
Self-timer Electronically controlled timer with duration of 2, 5, 10 or 20 sec.
World Time Setting Yes
Date, Time & Daylight Savings Time Yes
Battery Type Rechargeable
Battery / Batteries EN-EL4a Lithium-ion Battery
EN-EL4 Lithium-ion Battery
AC Adaptor EH-6 AC Adapter
Battery Charger MH-21 Quick Charger
MH-22 Quick Charger
Image Comment Yes
Up to 36 characters
Voice Memo Function Yes
Battery Life (shots per charge) 4,400 shots (CIPA)
Tripod Socket 1/4-20
Supported Languages Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish
Supplied Software Software Suite CD-ROM
Approx. Dimensions Width 6.3 in. (159.5mm)
Height 6.2 in. (157mm)
Depth 3.4 in. (87.5mm)
Approx. Weight 43.0 oz. (1,220g)
Warranty Nikon 1 year limited warranty

D3X Books

  1. Nikon D4 DSLR

Nikon D4Although priced less than the D3X, the Nikon D4 DSLR (released in January 2012) represents the finest workmanship and feature-rich capabilities in a top-of-the-line DSLR. Recipient of the Best Product 2012-2013 EISA Award for a professional camera, the D4 has been designed with virtually no limits to what a professional can accomplish with a digital camera. This is the DSLR for the wildlife, sports and action photographer who needs as many as 10 frames per second of shooting speed and an ISO range expandable to 204,800 balanced against an excellent 16.2-MP FX-format CMOS sensor and EXPEED 3 image processor. With durable magnesium-alloy parts and tough weather sealing, the D4 is meant to withstand whatever conditions confront the professional. A 51-point auto-focus system delivers great focus accuracy and precision and the 91,000-Pixel RGB 3D Color Matrix Metering III sensor renders spot-on colors in stills and the broadcast quality 1080p Full-HD video the D4 records. Other outstanding capabilities include time-lapse, face detection and scene analysis as well as connectivity to an FTP server or computer via the Nikon WT-5A wireless transmitter.

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Overview

The Nikon D4 DSLR is equipped with a new Nikon FX-format CMOS image sensor (imaging size of 36.0 x 23.9 mm) and EXPEED 3, the latest image-processing engine specifically optimized for digital-SLR cameras, making it the next-generation flagship Nikon digital-SLR camera with the ultimate in versatility and functionality that offers superior image quality rich in detail along with excellent high-speed performance. It has an effective pixel count of 16.2-million pixels and offers superior image quality under a broad range of lighting conditions with its image sensor supporting an incredible range of sensitivities from ISO 50 to ISO 204800.

The new 91K-pixel (approximately 91,000 pixels) RGB sensor supports the Advanced Scene Recognition System, which is able to recognize human faces even when images are framed using the optical viewfinder. In addition, the Advanced Scene Recognition System offers significant improvements in AF, AE, i-TTL flash control and auto white balance (AWB) control accuracy.

The 51 focus point AF system has been improved with faster initiation of autofocusing and the ability to detect and focus on subjects with less lighting. In addition, 11 focus points are fully functional when lenses with a maximum aperture of f/8 are used. All of this means more precise autofocusing when super-telephoto NIKKOR lenses are used with teleconverters (2.0x). The Multi-area Mode Full HD D-movie movie recording function is capable of recording full-HD movies at 30 fps and offers three movie recording formats for selection according to recording conditions or creative intent.

In addition to built-in wired LAN features, the D4 also supports high-speed image transfer via wireless LAN when the new, compact, easy-to-use Wireless Transmitter WT-5 (available separately) is connected to the camera. The D4 is also equipped with a number of new functions that support a more efficient workflow for professional photographers, including one that allows users to add IPTC (International Press Telecommunications Council) information to images.

Nikon D4 Includes

  • Nikon D4 DSLR Camera USA
  • Nikon 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF-S VR II Lens, Nikon USA Warranty
  • Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL18
  • Battery Charger MH-26
  • USB Cable UC-E15
  • Camera Strap AN-DC7
  • Body Cap BF-1B
  • Accessory Shoe Cover BS-2
  • Eyepiece DK-17
  • Battery Chamber Cover BL-6
  • USB Cable Clip
  • ViewNX 2 CD-ROM
  • Nikon 1 Year Warranty

Features

  • 16.2 megapixels in a newly designed FX-format image sensor: The D4 is engineered to achieve image integrity in the most diverse and difficult lighting conditions, thanks to an optimized balance between the FX-format sensor size (36.0 x 23.9 mm) and 16.2 effective megapixels
  • Super-charged EXPEED 3 image-processing engine: EXPEED 3 performs multiple tasks at blindingly fast speeds, a result of engineering expertise and meticulous attention to detail
  • Reliable ISO 12800 performance as standard: The D4 provides low-noise performance at ISO 12800 and extends the range one EV further, compared with that of the D3S, making ISO 100 standard; a welcome addition when using slow shutter speeds in bright sunlight
  • Faster to winning frames: The frame rate can also be boosted to up to 11 fps in FX format. The camera's large buffer memory allows shooting up to approx. 100 frames in RAW and up to 200 frames in JPEG (when using SONY XQD Memory Card H series QD-H32 with 32GB capacity).
  • Faster total workflow speed: The D4's speed runs across its entire workflow. The camera is ready to shoot in approx. 0.12 s and release time lag is minimized to a mere approx. 0.042 s.
  • A new level of accuracy in auto operation with 91K-pixel RGB sensor: With Nikon's original Advanced Scene Recognition System, the D4 achieves new standards of accurate autofocus, auto exposure, i-TTL flash, Active D-Lighting and auto white balance results
  • Face detection: The camera's auto-area AF mode accurately recognizes human faces and achieves sharp focus immediately and automatically - useful when there's no time to manually choose focus point. It focuses on a subject's body when the face is out of the AF area
  • Advanced Multi-CAM 3500FX AF sensor module: The Advanced Multi-CAM 3500FX autofocus sensor module utilizes 51 strategically placed AF points that are designed to capture your subject as chosen. All 51 AF points of the D4 are usable with every AF NIKKOR lens of f/5.6 or faster.
  • Fast initial AF detection speed: Its faster initial AF detection captures decisive moments like never before, which is advantageous when there is not enough time to press the shutter-release button halfway to focus, or if the subject moves fast or appears unexpectedly.
  • 15 cross-type sensors in the central area and 11 focus points compatible with f/8: The D4 aligns its 15 cross-type sensors in the central viewfinder area to detect contrast in both vertical and horizontal lines for better AF performance
  • AF modes and AF-area modes: The 3D-tracking mode locks onto moving subjects, moving the AF point and allowing the photographer to concentrate on composition
  • Multi-area mode Full HD D-Movie with three image area options: The D4 can record 1080p Full HD video at 30/25 or 24p in H.264/MPEG-4 AVC format with broadcast quality full of fine tones and natural colors
  • Excellent audio control: The D4 is designed for crisp stereo recording with a built-in external stereo microphone connector. Attach the compact Stereo Microphone ME-1 to record clear sound while significantly reducing mechanical noise
  • Improved operation in every situation: The D4 is designed to make operation in both horizontal and vertical orientations as intuitive as possible. Each orientation has identically laid-out controls, consisting of a main command dial, a sub-command dial, an AF-ON button and a multi selector
  • Durability in severe environmental conditions: The D4's body is comprised of strong-yet-lightweight magnesium alloy. This assures the camera's superb reliability even in the most demanding environmental conditions
  • Optical viewfinder with grid line option: The D4 offers approx. 100% frame coverage for FX format, with a viewfinder that is designed to minimize visual fatigue over long periods of use. The approx. 0.7x magnification enhances the confirmation of every visual element in the frame
  • High-speed dual card slots: Fast and reliable card reading and recording are crucial to a smooth and productive workflow. The D4 is equipped with two card slots, one for a CF card compatible with UDMA 7 and another for the XQD memory card, the next-generation recording media
  • Wired and wireless communication system: The D4 employs a built-in wired LAN function of IEEE802.3u standard (100BASE-TX). Moreover, the D4 is compatible with the compact, easy-to-connect, newly developed WT-5A/B/C/D (optional) that realizes high-speed wireless transmission.
  • NIKKOR lenses: To bring out the full potential of the D4, look no further than the vast array of NIKKOR lenses designed and tested to match the D4's resolution and image integrity with sharpness, accuracy and field-proven reliability.

Tech Specs

Image sensor 36.0 x 23.9 mm CMOS sensor (Nikon FX format)
Total pixels 16.6 million
Dust-reduction system Image sensor cleaning, Image Dust Off reference data (requires optional Capture NX 2 software)
Effective pixels 16.2 million
Lens mount Nikon F mount (with AF coupling and AF contacts)
Image size (pixels) 1 FX format (36x24): 4,928 x 3,280 [L], 3,696 x 2,456 [M], 2,464 x 1,640 [S]
1.2x (30x20): 4,096 x 2,720 [L], 3,072 x 2,040 [M], 2,048 x 1,360 [S]
DX format (24x16): 3,200 x 2,128 [L], 2,400 x 1,592 (M), 1,600 x 1,064 (S)
5:4 (30x24): 4,096 x 3,280 [L], 3,072 x 2,456 [M], 2,048 x 1,640 [S]
FX-format photographs taken in movie live view (16:9): 4,928 x 2,768 [L], 3,696 x 2,072 [M], 2,464 x 1,384 [S]
Image size (pixels) 2 DX-format photographs taken in movie live view (16:9): 3,200 x 1,792 [L], 2,400 x 1,344 [M], 1,600 x 896 [S]
FX-format photographs taken in movie live view (3:2): 4,928 x 3,280 [L], 3,696 x 2,456 [M], 2,464 x 1,640 [S]
DX-format photographs taken in movie live view (3:2): 3,200 x 2,128 [L], 2,400 x 1,592 [M], 1,600 x 1,064 [S]
A DX-based format is used for photographs taken using the DX (24x16) 1.5x image area; an FX-based format is used for all other photographs
Storage File 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
Picture Control System Can be selected from Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome, Portrait, Landscape; selected Picture Control can be modified; storage for custom Picture Controls
Media XQD and Type I CompactFlash memory cards (UDMA compliant)
Dual card slots Either card can be used for primary or backup storage or for separate storage of NEF (RAW) and JPEG images; pictures can be copied between cards
File system DCF (Design Rule for Camera File System) 2.0, DPOF (Digital Print Order Format), Exif (Exchangeable Image File Format for Digital Still Cameras) 2.3, PictBridge
Viewfinder Eye-level pentaprism single-lens reflex viewfinder
Frame coverage FX (36x24): Approx. 100% horizontal and 100% vertical
1.2x (30x20): Approx. 97% horizontal and 97% vertical
DX (24x16): Approx. 97% horizontal and 97% vertical
5:4 (30x24): Approx. 97% horizontal and 100% vertical
Magnification Approx. 0.7x (50 mm f/1.4 lens at infinity, -1.0 m-1)
Eyepoint 18 mm (-1.0 m-1; from center surface of viewfinder eyepiece lens)
Diopter adjustment -3 to +1 m-1
Focusing screen Type B BriteView Clear Matte Mark VIII screen with AF area brackets and framing grid
Reflex mirror Quick return
Depth-of-field preview When Pv button is pressed, lens aperture is stopped down to value selected by user (A and M modes) or by camera (P and S modes)
Lens aperture Instant return, electronically controlled
Compatible lenses Compatible with AF NIKKOR lenses, including type G and D lenses (some restrictions apply to PC-NIKKOR lenses), DX lenses [using DX (24x16) 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 cannot be used
Shutter Type Electronically-controlled vertical-travel focal-plane shutter
Speed 1/8,000 to 30 s in steps of 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV, bulb, X250
Flash sync speed X=1/250 s; synchronizes with shutter at 1/250 s or slower
Release modes S (single frame), CL (continuous low speed), CH (continuous high speed), Q (quiet shutter-release), (self-timer), MUP (mirror up)
Frame advance rate Up to approx. 10 fps (CL) or approx. 10 to 11 fps (CH)
Self-timer 2 s, 5 s, 10 s, 20 s; 1 to 9 exposures at intervals of 0.5, 1, 2 or 3 s
Exposure Metering TTL exposure metering using RGB sensor with approx. 91K (91,000) pixels
Metering method 1 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)
Metering method 2 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)
Range (ISO 100, f/1.4 lens, 20deg.C) Matrix or center-weighted metering: -1 to 20 EV
Spot metering: 2 to 20 EV
Exposure meter coupling Combined CPU and AI
Exposure modes Programmed auto with flexible program (P); shutter-priority auto (S); aperture-priority auto (A); manual (M)
Exposure compensation -5 to +5 EV in increments of 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV
Exposure bracketing 2 to 9 frames in steps of 1/3, 1/2, 2/3 or 1 EV
Exposure lock Luminosity locked at detected value with the center of the sub-selector
Exposure: ISO sensitivity ISO 100 to 12800 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, 2, 3 or 4 EV (ISO 204800 equivalent) above ISO 12800; auto ISO sensitivity control available
Active D-Lighting Can be selected from auto, extra high +2/+1, high, normal, low or off
ADL bracketing 2 frames using selected value for one frame or 3 to 5 frames using preset values for all frames
Autofocus Nikon Advanced Multi-CAM 3500FX autofocus sensor module with TTL phase detection, fine-tuning, 51 focus points (including 15 cross-type sensors; f/8 supported by 11 sensors)
Detection range -2 to +19 EV (ISO 100, 20deg.C/68deg.F)
Focus: Lens servo Autofocus (AF): Single-servo autofocus (AF-S); continuous-servo autofocus (AF-C); predictive focus tracking automatically activated according to subject status
Manual focus (M): Electronic rangefinder can be used
Focus point Can be selected from 51 or 11 focus points
Focus: AF-area modes Single-point AF, 9-, 21- or 51-point dynamic-area AF, 3D-tracking, auto-area AF
Focus lock Focus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (single-servo autofocus) or by pressing the center of the sub-selector
Flash control TTL: i-TTL flash control using RGB sensor with approx. 91K (91,000) pixels is available with 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 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
Flash compensation -3 to +1 EV in increments of 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV
Flash bracketing 2 to 9 frames in steps of 1/3, 1/2, 2/3 or 1 EV
Flash-ready indicator Lights when optional flash unit is fully charged; flashes after flash is fired at full output
Accessory shoe ISO 518 hot-shoe with sync and data contacts and safety lock
Nikon Creative Lighting System (CLS) Advanced Wireless Lighting supported with 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; 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
Sync terminal ISO 519 sync terminal with locking thread
White balance Auto (2 types), incandescent, fluorescent (7 types), direct sunlight, flash, cloudy, shade, preset manual (up to 4 values can be stored), choose color temperature (2,500 K to 10,000 K); all with fine-tuning
White balance bracketing 2 to 9 frames in steps of 1, 2 or 3
Live View Modes Live view photography (quiet or silent), movie live view
Live View: Lens servo Autofocus (AF): Single-servo autofocus (AF-S); full-time servo autofocus (AF-F)
Manual focus (M)
Live View: AF-area modes Face-priority AF, wide-area AF, normal-area AF, subject-tracking AF
Live View: Autofocus Contrast-detect AF anywhere in frame (camera selects focus point automatically when face-priority AF or subject-tracking AF is selected)
Movie Metering TTL exposure metering using main image sensor
Frame size (pixels) and frame rate 1,920 x 1,080; 30p (progressive), 25p, 24p
1,920 x 1,080 crop; 30p, 25p, 24p
1,280 x 720; 60p, 50p, 30p, 25p
640 x 424; 30p, 25p
Actual frame rates for 60p, 50p, 30p, 25p and 24p are 59.94, 50, 29.97, 25 and 23.976 fps respectively; all options support both high and normal image quality
Movie: File format MOV
Video compression H.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding
Audio recording format Linear PCM
Audio recording device Built-in monaural or external stereo microphone; sensitivity adjustable
Movie: ISO sensitivity Automatically adjusted in the range ISO 200 to 12800 or ISO 200 to Hi 4
Maximum length Approx. 29 min. 59 s (20 min. depending on frame size/rate and movie quality settings)
Monitor 8-cm (3.2-in.), approx. 921k-dot (VGA) TFT LCD with 170deg.viewing angle, approx. 100% frame coverage and automatic monitor brightness control using ambient brightness sensor
Playback Full-frame and thumbnail (4, 9, or 72 images) playback with playback zoom, movie playback, photo and/or movie slide shows, histogram display, highlights, photo information, GPS data display, auto image rotation, voice memo input and playback and IPTC information embedding and display
USB Hi-Speed USB
HDMI output Type C mini-pin HDMI connector; can be used simultaneously with camera monitor
Audio input Stereo mini-pin jack (3.5-mm diameter; plug-in power supported)
Audio output Stereo mini-pin jack (3.5-mm diameter)
10-pin remote terminal Can be used to connect optional remote control, GPS Unit GP-1 or GPS device compliant with NMEA0183 version 2.01 or 3.01 (requires optional GPS Adapter Cord MC-35 and cable with D-sub 9-pin connector)
Ethernet RJ-45 connector
Peripheral connector For Wireless Transmitter WT-5A/B/C/D
Supported 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
Battery One Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL18
AC adapter AC Adapter EH-6b; requires Power Connector EP-6 (available separately)
Tripod socket 1/4 in. (ISO 1222)
Operating Temperature 0 to 40deg.C/32 to 104deg.F
Operating humidity Less than 85% (no condensation)
Dimensions (W x H x D) Approx. 160 x 156.5 x 90.5 mm/6.3 x 6.2 x 3.6 in.
Weight Approx. 1,340 g/2 lb 15.3 oz with battery and XQD memory card but without body cap and accessory shoe cover; approx. 1,180 g/2 lb 9.6 oz (camera body only)

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