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D780 Digital SLR Camera

VBA560AA
Nikon

For all your creative pursuits, passion projects and on-the-go moments, the Nikon D780 Digital DSLR camera is the perfect companion. This camera provides versatility with agility thanks to its 24.5 megapixels sensor, 51-point autofocus system, 4K Ultra HD video recording and 20 Creative Picture Controls.

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Features & Benefits

Sofie Explores the Nikon, D780, DSLR, Camera 2:37

THE Features & Benefits

If footage perfection is your goal, the Nikon D780 Digital DSLR Camera will let you capture it all. Designed for the budding photographer, this camera features a 24.5 megapixels sensor and an EXPEED 6 image-processing engine that’s built to bring more sharpness to your images. If you enjoy taking after-dark footage, the maximum ISO 51200 sensitivity is great for taking images once the sun sets.

Accurately detect and track your subjects with 2 autofocus (AF) systems. When using the viewfinder, take advantage of the 51-point AF system or use the 273-point AF system in live view and video mode. The D780’s Vibration Reduction (VR) system provides a shutter speed that’s up to 4.5 stops faster than normal, ensuring your footage is blur-free. From racing cars, athletes and team sports, capture quick movements with the Sports mode.

Record memories in action with 4K Ultra HD video recording. Additionally, you can record in Full HD in 120 frames per second and you can process it up to 5x in slow motion. Exercise your creativity with the 20 Creative Picture Controls that artistically enhance your images and videos.

Capture and share instantly with SnapBridge connectivity that lets you transfer RAW images to your smart devices via Wi-Fi. Connect via Bluetooth and use your smartphone as a remote control to shoot and playback on images and videos 1. To ensure you stay on the road longer, the battery life of the D780 boasts up to 2,260 shots per charge. If you’re looking for a reliable DSLR camera that’ll help you capture your best work, the Nikon D780 camera is the one for you.

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Product Description

Introducing the next evolution of the Nikon FX-format DSLR. Inheriting Nikon’s top-of-the-line DSLR technology, the D780 brings your creative ventures and passionate works to life in high performance with 24.5 effective megapixels and the EXPEED 6 image-processing engine. Harness the power of speed and accuracy with two autofocus (AF) systems that allow for a more versatile and agile performance. Outstanding design meets cutting-edge operability with the introduction of optimised operation layout. Adapt to any shooting situation with a durable body and smooth connectivity for even greater convenience.

  • 24.5 effective megapixels
  • 3.2″ TFT touch-sensitive LCD
  • ISO 100-51200 sensitivity
  • 51-point AF system with 15 cross-type sensors
  • EXPEED 6 image-processing engine
  • 7-fps continuous shooting
  • Advanced Scene Recognition System
  • Upgraded 180K-pixel RGB sensor
  • Optical viewfinder with approx. 0.7× magnification
  • 273-point hybrid AF system
  • Focal-plane phase-detection AF
  • Eye-detection AF
  • More customizable AF control
  • Optical viewfinder
  • Full HD 120p/100p
  • AF fine-tune

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115.5
143.5
76
0.84
Single-lens reflex digital camera
Nikon F mount (with AF coupling and AF contacts)
Nikon FX format
FX
CMOS
35.9 mm x 23.9 mm
25.28 million
Image sensor cleaning, Image Dust Off reference data (Capture NX-D software required)
24.5 million
FX (36×24) image area: (L) 6048 x 4024 ( 24.3 million) (M) 4528 x 3016 ( 13.7 million) (S) 3024 x 2016 ( 6.1 million) DX (24×16) image area: (L) 3936 x 2624 ( 10.3 million) (M) 2944 x 1968 ( 5.8 million) (S) 1968 x 1312 ( 2.6 million) 1:1 (24×24) image area: (L) 4016 x 4016 ( 16.1 million) (M) 3008 x 3008 ( 9.0 million) (S) 2000 x 2000 ( 4.0 million)
16:9 (36×20) image area: (L) 6048 x 3400 ( 20.6 million) (M) 4528 x 2544 ( 11.5 million) (S) 3024 x 1696 ( 5.1 million) Photographs taken while filming movies at a frame size of 3840 x 2160: 3840 x 2160 Photographs taken while filming movies at other frame sizes: 1920 x 1080
NEF (RAW): 12 or 14 bit (lossless compressed or compressed) JPEG: JPEG-Baseline compliant with fine (approx. 1:4), normal (approx. 1:8), or basic (approx. 1:16) compression; size-priority and optimal-quality compression available NEF (RAW)+JPEG: Single photograph recorded in both NEF (RAW) and JPEG formats
Auto, Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome, Portrait, Landscape, Flat Creative Picture Controls (Dream, Morning, Pop, Sunday, Somber, Dramatic, Silence, Bleached, Melancholic, Pure, Denim, Toy, Sepia, Blue, Red, Pink, Charcoal, Graphite, Binary, Carbon); selected Picture Control can be modified; storage for custom Picture Controls
SD, SDHC (UHS-II compliant), SDXC (UHS-II compliant)
2 Secure Digital (SD) cards The card in Slot 2 can be used for overflow or backup storage or for separate storage of NEF (RAW) and JPEG images; pictures can be copied between cards.
DCF 2.0 Exif 2.31
Eye-level pentaprism single-lens reflex viewfinder
FX: Approx. 100% horizontal and 100% vertical DX: Approx. 97% horizontal and 97% vertical 1:1: Approx. 97% horizontal and 100% vertical 16:9: Approx. 100% horizontal and 97% vertical
Approx. 0.7x (50 mm f/1.4 lens at infinity, -1.0 m(*1))
-3 to +1 m
Type B BriteView Clear Matte Mark VIII screen (with AF-area brackets; framing grid can be displayed)
Quick return
Yes Pressing Pv button stops lens aperture down to value selected by user (A and M modes) or by camera (P and S modes)
Instant return, electronically controlled
Types G, E, and D (some restrictions apply to PC lenses) Other AF NIKKOR lenses (excluding IX NIKKOR lenses and lenses for the F3AF) AI-P NIKKOR lenses DX lenses (using [DX (24 × 16)] image area) Non-CPU AI lenses (modes A and M only) During viewfinder photography, the electronic rangefinder can be used with lenses that have a maximum aperture of f/5.6 or faster. With lenses that have a maximum aperture of f/8 or faster, the electronic rangefinder supports 11 focus points
Electronically-controlled vertical-travel focal-plane mechanical shutter; electronic front-curtain shutter; electronic shutter
1/8000 to 30 s (choose from step sizes of 1/3 and 1/2 EV, extendable to 900 s in mode M); Bulb; Time; X200
X=1/200 s; synchronizes with shutter at 1/200 s or slower Auto FP high-speed sync supported
S (single frame), CL (continuous low speed), CH (continuous high speed), Q (quiet shutter-release), QC (quiet continuous shutter-release), Self-timer, MUP (mirror up)
Up to 7 fps CL: 1 to 6 fps (viewfinder photography); 1 to 3 fps (live view photography) CH: 7 fps; when shooting NEF/RAW pictures during silent photography, either 8 fps (bit depth 14 bits) or 12 fps (bit depth 12 bits) QC: 3 fps
2 s, 5 s, 10 s, 20 s; 1 to 9 exposures at intervals of 0.5, 1, 2, or 3 s
Viewfinder photography: TTL exposure metering using RGB sensor with approximately 180K (180,000) pixels Live view: TTL exposure metering performed by image sensor
Matrix: 3D color matrix metering III (type G, E, 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 and AF-S Fisheye NIKKOR 8–15mm f/3.5–4.5E ED lenses use 12-mm circle) Spot: Meters circle approximately 4 mm in diameter (about 1.5% of frame) centered on selected focus point (on center focus point when non-CPU or AF-S Fisheye NIKKOR 8–15mm f/3.5–4.5E ED lens is used) Highlight-weighted: Available with type G, E, and D lenses
Matrix and center-weighted metering: -3 to +20 EV Spot metering: 2 to 20 EV Highlight-weighted metering: 0 to 20 EV * Figures are for ISO 100 and f/1.4 lens at 20 °C/68 °F
CPU, AI
Auto, P: programmed auto with flexible program, S: shutter-priority auto, A: aperture-priority auto, M: manual EFCT Special effects modes: night vision; super vivid; pop; photo illustration; toy camera effect; miniature effect; selective color; silhouette; high key; low key U1 and U2: user settings
–5 to +5 EV; -3 to +3 EV when filming movies (choose from step sizes of 1/3 and 1/2 EV) available in P, S, A, M, and EFCT modes

1 Playback operation is only available via Bluetooth connection.

Product Description

Introducing the next evolution of the Nikon FX-format DSLR. Inheriting Nikon’s top-of-the-line DSLR technology, the D780 brings your creative ventures and passionate works to life in high performance with 24.5 effective megapixels and the EXPEED 6 image-processing engine. Harness the power of speed and accuracy with two autofocus (AF) systems that allow for a more versatile and agile performance. Outstanding design meets cutting-edge operability with the introduction of optimised operation layout. Adapt to any shooting situation with a durable body and smooth connectivity for even greater convenience.

  • 24.5 effective megapixels
  • 3.2″ TFT touch-sensitive LCD
  • ISO 100-51200 sensitivity
  • 51-point AF system with 15 cross-type sensors
  • EXPEED 6 image-processing engine
  • 7-fps continuous shooting
  • Advanced Scene Recognition System
  • Upgraded 180K-pixel RGB sensor
  • Optical viewfinder with approx. 0.7× magnification
  • 273-point hybrid AF system
  • Focal-plane phase-detection AF
  • Eye-detection AF
  • More customizable AF control
  • Optical viewfinder
  • Full HD 120p/100p
  • AF fine-tune

“CODE

115.5
143.5
76
0.84
Single-lens reflex digital camera
Nikon F mount (with AF coupling and AF contacts)
Nikon FX format
FX
CMOS
35.9 mm x 23.9 mm
25.28 million
Image sensor cleaning, Image Dust Off reference data (Capture NX-D software required)
24.5 million
FX (36×24) image area: (L) 6048 x 4024 ( 24.3 million) (M) 4528 x 3016 ( 13.7 million) (S) 3024 x 2016 ( 6.1 million) DX (24×16) image area: (L) 3936 x 2624 ( 10.3 million) (M) 2944 x 1968 ( 5.8 million) (S) 1968 x 1312 ( 2.6 million) 1:1 (24×24) image area: (L) 4016 x 4016 ( 16.1 million) (M) 3008 x 3008 ( 9.0 million) (S) 2000 x 2000 ( 4.0 million)
16:9 (36×20) image area: (L) 6048 x 3400 ( 20.6 million) (M) 4528 x 2544 ( 11.5 million) (S) 3024 x 1696 ( 5.1 million) Photographs taken while filming movies at a frame size of 3840 x 2160: 3840 x 2160 Photographs taken while filming movies at other frame sizes: 1920 x 1080
NEF (RAW): 12 or 14 bit (lossless compressed or compressed) JPEG: JPEG-Baseline compliant with fine (approx. 1:4), normal (approx. 1:8), or basic (approx. 1:16) compression; size-priority and optimal-quality compression available NEF (RAW)+JPEG: Single photograph recorded in both NEF (RAW) and JPEG formats
Auto, Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome, Portrait, Landscape, Flat Creative Picture Controls (Dream, Morning, Pop, Sunday, Somber, Dramatic, Silence, Bleached, Melancholic, Pure, Denim, Toy, Sepia, Blue, Red, Pink, Charcoal, Graphite, Binary, Carbon); selected Picture Control can be modified; storage for custom Picture Controls
SD, SDHC (UHS-II compliant), SDXC (UHS-II compliant)
2 Secure Digital (SD) cards The card in Slot 2 can be used for overflow or backup storage or for separate storage of NEF (RAW) and JPEG images; pictures can be copied between cards.
DCF 2.0 Exif 2.31
Eye-level pentaprism single-lens reflex viewfinder
FX: Approx. 100% horizontal and 100% vertical DX: Approx. 97% horizontal and 97% vertical 1:1: Approx. 97% horizontal and 100% vertical 16:9: Approx. 100% horizontal and 97% vertical
Approx. 0.7x (50 mm f/1.4 lens at infinity, -1.0 m(*1))
-3 to +1 m
Type B BriteView Clear Matte Mark VIII screen (with AF-area brackets; framing grid can be displayed)
Quick return
Yes Pressing Pv button stops lens aperture down to value selected by user (A and M modes) or by camera (P and S modes)
Instant return, electronically controlled
Types G, E, and D (some restrictions apply to PC lenses) Other AF NIKKOR lenses (excluding IX NIKKOR lenses and lenses for the F3AF) AI-P NIKKOR lenses DX lenses (using [DX (24 × 16)] image area) Non-CPU AI lenses (modes A and M only) During viewfinder photography, the electronic rangefinder can be used with lenses that have a maximum aperture of f/5.6 or faster. With lenses that have a maximum aperture of f/8 or faster, the electronic rangefinder supports 11 focus points
Electronically-controlled vertical-travel focal-plane mechanical shutter; electronic front-curtain shutter; electronic shutter
1/8000 to 30 s (choose from step sizes of 1/3 and 1/2 EV, extendable to 900 s in mode M); Bulb; Time; X200
X=1/200 s; synchronizes with shutter at 1/200 s or slower Auto FP high-speed sync supported
S (single frame), CL (continuous low speed), CH (continuous high speed), Q (quiet shutter-release), QC (quiet continuous shutter-release), Self-timer, MUP (mirror up)
Up to 7 fps CL: 1 to 6 fps (viewfinder photography); 1 to 3 fps (live view photography) CH: 7 fps; when shooting NEF/RAW pictures during silent photography, either 8 fps (bit depth 14 bits) or 12 fps (bit depth 12 bits) QC: 3 fps
2 s, 5 s, 10 s, 20 s; 1 to 9 exposures at intervals of 0.5, 1, 2, or 3 s
Viewfinder photography: TTL exposure metering using RGB sensor with approximately 180K (180,000) pixels Live view: TTL exposure metering performed by image sensor
Matrix: 3D color matrix metering III (type G, E, 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 and AF-S Fisheye NIKKOR 8–15mm f/3.5–4.5E ED lenses use 12-mm circle) Spot: Meters circle approximately 4 mm in diameter (about 1.5% of frame) centered on selected focus point (on center focus point when non-CPU or AF-S Fisheye NIKKOR 8–15mm f/3.5–4.5E ED lens is used) Highlight-weighted: Available with type G, E, and D lenses
Matrix and center-weighted metering: -3 to +20 EV Spot metering: 2 to 20 EV Highlight-weighted metering: 0 to 20 EV * Figures are for ISO 100 and f/1.4 lens at 20 °C/68 °F
CPU, AI
Auto, P: programmed auto with flexible program, S: shutter-priority auto, A: aperture-priority auto, M: manual EFCT Special effects modes: night vision; super vivid; pop; photo illustration; toy camera effect; miniature effect; selective color; silhouette; high key; low key U1 and U2: user settings
–5 to +5 EV; -3 to +3 EV when filming movies (choose from step sizes of 1/3 and 1/2 EV) available in P, S, A, M, and EFCT modes

1 Playback operation is only available via Bluetooth connection.

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