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73%
Jul 25, 2012
77%
Mar 31, 2011
77%
Aug 20, 2012
Apr 19, 2012
Feb 7, 2011
Jun 8, 2012
 
US: with 18-55mm VR - $699.95; UK: with 18-55mm VR - £649.99; UK: with 18-55mm VR - €699
 
$849.99/€899 body only, $949.99/€999 with 18-55mm IS II, $1199/€1,249 with 18-135mm IS STM
 
Compact SLR
Compact SLR
Compact SLR
 
 
Stainless Steel and polycarbonate resin with glass fibre
 
6016 x 4000
5184 x 3456
5184 x 3456
4512 x 3000, 3008 x 2000
5184 x 2912, 4608 x 3456,3456 x 3456, 3456 x 2304, 3456 x 1944, 3072 x 2304, 2592 x 1728, 2592 x 1456, 2304 x 1728, 2304 x 2304, 1920 x 1280, 1920 x 1080, 1728 x 1728, 1696 x 1280, 1280 x 1280, 720 x 480, 720 x 400, 640 x 480, 480 x 480
5184 x 2912, 4608 x 3456,3456 x 3456, 3456 x 2304, 3456 x 1944, 3072 x 2304, 2592 x 1728, 2592 x 1456, 2304 x 1728, 2304 x 2304, 1920 x 1280, 1920 x 1080, 1728 x 1728, 1696 x 1280, 1280 x 1280, 720 x 480, 720 x 400, 640 x 480, 480 x 480
3:2
1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9
1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9
24 megapixels
18 megapixels
18 megapixels
25 megapixels
19 megapixels
19 megapixels
APS-C (23.2 x 15.4 mm)
APS-C (22.3 x 14.9 mm)
APS-C (22.3 x 14.9 mm)
CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
Expeed 3
Digic 4
Digic 5
sRGB, Adobe RGB
 
sRGB, Adobe RGB
 
 
RGB Color Filter Array
 
Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400 (12800 with boost)
Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, (12800 with boost)
Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800 (25600 with boost)
12
6
6
Yes (1)
Yes
Yes (1)
No
No
No
RAW
RAW
RAW
Fine, Normal, Basic
Fine, Normal
Fine, Normal
  • NEF (RAW): 12 bit
  • JPEG
 
  • JPEG: Fine, Normal (Exif 2.3 compliant)
  • Design rule for Camera File system (2.0),
  • RAW: 14bit RAW
  • Digital Print Order Format [DPOF] Version 1.1 compliant
 
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
  • 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
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
 
 
by built-in flash
No
Yes (3-10x )
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
11
9
9
Nikon F
Canon EF/EF-S
Canon EF/EF-S
1.5×
1.6×
1.6×
 
Fixed
Fully articulated
Fully articulated
3
3
3
921,000
1,040,000
1,040,000
No
No
Yes
TFT LCD with 160° viewing angle
TFT color LCD, liquid-crystal monitor
Clear View II TFT LCD
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optical (pentamirror)
Optical (pentamirror)
Optical (pentamirror)
95%
95%
95%
0.8×
0.85×
0.85×
 
30 sec
30 sec
30 sec
1/4000 sec
1/4000 sec
1/4000 sec
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
  • Programmed auto with flexible program (P)
  • Shutter-priority (S)
  • Aperture priority (A)
  • Manual (M)
 
  • Program AE
  • Shutter priority AE
  • Aperture priority AE
  • Manual
  • Scene Intelligent Auto
  • No Flash
  • Creative Auto
  • Portrait
  • Landscape
  • Close-up
  • Sports
  • Night Portrait
  • Handheld Night Scene
  • HDR Backlight Control
  • Portrait
  • Landscape
  • Child
  • Sports
  • Close-Up
  • Night portrait
 
 
Yes (Pop-up)
Yes (Pop-up)
Yes (Pop-up)
12.00 m (at ISO 100)
13.00 m
13.00 m
Yes (Hot-shoe, Wireless plus sync connector)
Yes (Hot-shoe, Wireless plus Sync connector)
Yes (Hot-shoe, Wireless plus Sync connector)
Auto, Red-Eye, Slow, Red-Eye Slow, Rear curtain
Auto, On, Off, Red-eye
Auto, On, Off, Red-eye
1/200 sec
 
1/200 sec
  • Single frame
  • Continuous
  • Self-timer
  • 2s Delayed remote
  • Quick-response remote
  • Quiet shutter release
 
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Self timer (2s, 10s+remote, 10s + continuous shots 2-10)
4.0 fps
3.7 fps
5.0 fps
Yes
Yes (2 sec or 10 sec)
Yes (2s, 10s+remote, 10s + continuous shots 2-10))
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot AF-area
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Partial
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Partial
±5 (at 1/3 EV steps)
±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
 
±2 (3 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
±2 (3 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
No
Yes (3 frames in either blue/amber or magenta/green axis)
Yes (3 frames in either blue/amber or magenta/green axis)
 
1920 x 1080 (30,25, 24 fps), 1280 x 720 (60, 50 fps), 640 x 424 (30, 25 fps)
1920 x 1080 (30, 25, 24 fps), 1280 x 720 (60, 50 fps), 640 x 480 (60, 50 fps)
1920 x 1080 (30, 25, 24 fps), 1280 x 720 (60, 50 fps), 640 x 480 (60, 50 fps)
MPEG-4, H.264
MPEG-4, H.264
H.264, Motion JPEG
Frame rates of 30p (actual frame rate 29.97 fps) and 60p (actual frame rate 59.94 fps) are available when NTSC is selected for video mode; 25p and 50p are available when PAL is selected for video mode; Actual frame rate when 24p is selected is 23.976 fps
 
 
Mono
Mono
Stereo
Mono
Mono
Mono
 
SD/SDHC/SDXC UHS-I compliant
SD/SDHC/SDXC
SD/SDHC/SDXC
None
None
None
 
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Yes (Mini Type C)
Yes (HDMI mini)
Yes (HDMI mini)
Optional
Eye-Fi Connected
Eye-Fi Connected
WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter
 
 
Yes (Optional)
Yes (E3 connector, InfraRed)
Yes (E3 connector, InfraRed)
 
No
No
No
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
Lithium-Ion EN-EL14 rechargeable battery & charger
Lithium-Ion LP-E8 rechargeable battery & charger
Lithium-Ion LP-E8 rechargeable battery & charger
540
440
440
505 g (1.11 lb / 17.81 oz)
570 g (1.26 lb / 20.11 oz)
575 g (1.27 lb / 20.28 oz)
125 x 96 x 77 mm (4.92 x 3.78 x 3.03)
133 x 100 x 80 mm (5.24 x 3.94 x 3.15)
133 x 100 x 79 mm (5.24 x 3.94 x 3.11)
 
Yes
Yes
Yes
 
Yes (by USB cable and PC)
Yes (by USB cable and PC)
Optional
None
Optional
GP-1
 
via GPE2