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79%
Feb 13, 2009
89%
Feb 16, 2010
86%
Feb 19, 2009
82%
Jun 11, 2012
80%
Nov 30, 2010
Sep 17, 2008
Oct 14, 2009
Dec 1, 2008
Feb 7, 2012
Sep 15, 2010
 
 
 
 
US: $2999.95 UK: £2599.99 EU: €2829
 
 
Mid-size SLR
Large SLR"
Large SLR"
Mid-size SLR
Mid-size SLR
 
 
 
Magnesium alloy
 
 
5616 x 3744
4256 x 2832
6048 x 4032
7360 x 4912
4928 x 3264
4080 x 2720, 2784 x 1856, 5616 x 3744, 3861 x 2574, 2784 x 1856
3552 x 2832, 3552 x 2368, 3184 x 2128, 2784 x 1848, 2656 x 1776, 2128 x 1416, 2080 x 1384, 1776 x 1416, 1776 x 1184, 1392 x 920
5056 x 4032, 4544 x 3024, 3968 x 2640, 3792 x 3024, 3024 x 2016, 2976 x 1976, 2528 x 2016, 1984 x 132
6144 x 4912, 6144 x 4080, 5520 x 3680, 4800 x 3200, 4608 x 3680, 4608 x 3056, 3680 x 2456, 3600 x 2400, 3072 x 2456, 3072 x 2040, 2400 x 1600
3696 x 2448, 2464 x 1632
3:2
5:4, 3:2
3:2
5:4, 3:2
3:2
21 megapixels
12 megapixels
25 megapixels
36 megapixels
16 megapixels
22 megapixels
13 megapixels
26 megapixels
37 megapixels
17 megapixels
Full frame (36 x 24 mm)
Full frame (36 x 23.9 mm)
Full frame (35.9 x 24 mm)
Full frame (35.9 x 24 mm)
APS-C (23.6 x 15.7 mm)
CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
Digic 4
Expeed
Expeed
Expeed 3
Expeed 2
 
 
 
sRGB, Adobe RGB
 
 
 
 
Primary Color Filter
 
 
Auto, 100 - 6400 in 1/3 stops, plus 50, 12800, 25600 as option
200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800 (100-102400 with boost)
100, 200, 400, 800, 1600 (50-6400 with boost)
100 - 6400 in 1, 1/2 or 1/3 EV steps (50 - 25600 with boost)
100 - 6400 in 1, 1/2 or 1/3 EV steps (100 - 25600 with boost)
6
12
12
12
12
Yes (1)
Yes (4)
Yes (5)
Yes (5)
Yes (5)
No
No
No
No
No
RAW
RAW + TIFF
RAW + TIFF
RAW
RAW
Fine, Normal
Fine, Normal, Basic
Fine, Normal, Basic
Fine, Normal, Basic
Fine, Normal, Basic
 
 
 
  • NEF (RAW): 12 or 14 bit, lossless compressed, compressed or uncompressed
  • TIFF (RGB)
  • JPEG
 
 
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Selective single-point
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Selective single-point
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Live View
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Selective single-point
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Live View
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
 
 
 
Yes
 
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
9
51
51
51
39
Canon EF
Nikon F
Nikon F
Nikon F
Nikon F
1×
1×
1×
1×
1.5×
 
Fixed
Fixed
Fixed
Fixed
Fixed
3
3
3
3.2
3
920,000
921,000
920,000
921,000
921,000
No
No
No
No
No
TFT liquid-crystal color LCD
Low-temperature polysilicon TFT color LCD
Super Density TFT color LCD with wide-viewing angle
TFT Color LCD with 170 degrees wide-viewing angle
TFT LCD monitor
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optical (pentaprism)
Optical (pentaprism)
Optical (pentaprism)
Optical (pentaprism)
Optical (pentaprism)
98%
100%
100%
100%
100%
0.71×
0.7×
0.7×
0.7×
0.95×
 
30 sec
30 sec
30 sec
30 sec
30 sec
1/8000 sec
1/8000 sec
1/8000 sec
1/8000 sec
1/8000 sec
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
No
Yes
 
 
 
  • Programmed auto with flexible program (P)
  • Shutter-priority (S)
  • Aperture priority (A)
  • Manual (M)
 
No
No
No
Yes (pop-up)
Yes (Pop-up)
 
 
 
12.00 m (at ISO 100)
12.00 m (at ISO 100)
Yes (Hot-shoe, Wireless plus Sync connector)
Yes (Hot-shoe plus Sync connector)
Yes (Hot-shoe, Wireless plus sync connector)
Yes (Hot-shoe, Wireless plus sync connector)
Yes (Hot-shoe, Wireless)
 
Front curtain, Rear curtain, Red-Eye, Slow Sync
Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow sync, Rear curtain
Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow sync, Rear curtain, High-speed sync
Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow sync, Rear curtain
 
 
 
1/250 sec
 
 
 
 
  • S (single frame)
  • CL (continuous low speed)
  • CH (continuous high speed)
  • Q (quiet shutter-release)
  • MUP (mirror up)
  • Self-timer
 
4 fps
11 fps
5 fps
4 fps
6 fps
Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Yes (2 to 20 sec)
Yes (2 to 20 sec, custom)
Yes (2 to 20 sec, 1 to 9 exposures at intervals of 0.5, 1, 2 or 3 sec)
Yes (2 or 10 seconds)
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Average
  • Spot
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Average
  • Spot
±2 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 1 EV steps)
±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 1 EV steps)
±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 1 EV steps)
±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
±2 (3 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
±3 (2, 3, 5, 7 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV steps)
(2, 3, 5, 7 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV steps)
(2, 3, 5, 7 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV steps)
(3 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 1 EV, 2 EV steps)
Yes (3 frames in either blue/amber or magenta/green axis)
Yes (2 to 9 frames in either blue/amber or magenta/green axis))
Yes (2 to 9 frames either blue/amber or magenta/green axis)
Yes (2 to 9 frames in steps of 1, 2 or 3)
Yes (2 or 3 frames in steps of 1, 2 or 3 mired)
 
1920 x 1080 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
1280 x 720 (24 fps), 640 x 424 (24 fps), 320 x 216 (24 fps)
 
1920 x 1080 (30, 25, 24 fps), 1280 x 720 (60, 50, 30, 25 fps), 640 x 424 (24 fps)
1920 x 1080 (24 fps), 1280 x 720 (24, 25, 30 fps), 640 x 424 (24 fps)
H.264
Motion JPEG
 
MPEG-4, H.264
MPEG-4, H.264
Mono
Stereo
None
Mono
Mono
Mono
None
 
Mono
Mono
 
Compact Flash (Type I or II), UDMA, Microdrive
Compact Flash (Type I or II) x 2, UDMA
Compact Flash (Type I or II) x 2, UDMA
Compact Flash (Type I), SD/SDHC/SDXC UHS-I compliant
SD/SDHC/SDXC
None
None
None
None
 
 
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
USB 3.0 (5 GBit/sec)
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Yes (HDMI mini)
Yes
Yes (Mini Type C)
Yes (Mini Type C)
Yes (Mini Type C)
 
 
 
 
Eye-Fi Connected
(Optional)
Optional
 
 
 
Yes (N3 connector)
Yes
Yes
Yes (Optional, wired or wireless )
Yes (Optional, wired or wireless )
 
Yes
Yes (Water and dust resistant)
Yes (Water and dust resistant)
Yes (Water and dust resistant)
Yes (Weather and dust resistant)
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
Lithium-Ion LP-E6 rechargeable battery & charger
Lithium-Ion EN-EL4a rechargeable battery & charger
Lithium-Ion EN-EL4a rechargeable battery & charger
Lithium-Ion EN-EL15 rechargeable battery & charger
Lithium-Ion EN-EL15 rechargeable battery & charger
850
4200
4400
 
1050
850 g (1.87 lb / 29.98 oz)
1240 g (2.73 lb / 43.74 oz)
1260 g (2.78 lb / 44.45 oz)
1000 g (2.20 lb / 35.27 oz)
780 g (1.72 lb / 27.51 oz)
152 x 114 x 75 mm (5.98 x 4.49 x 2.95)
160 x 157 x 88 mm (6.3 x 6.18 x 3.46)
160 x 157 x 88 mm (6.3 x 6.18 x 3.46)
146 x 123 x 82 mm (5.75 x 4.84 x 3.23)
132 x 105 x 77 mm (5.2 x 4.13 x 3.03)
 
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes (by cable and PC)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
None
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional
 
GP-1
GP-1
GP-1
GP-1