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73%
Jul 25, 2012
76%
Apr 26, 2011
Apr 19, 2012
Apr 5, 2011
 
US: with 18-55mm VR - $699.95; UK: with 18-55mm VR - £649.99; UK: with 18-55mm VR - €699
 
 
Compact SLR
Compact SLR
 
6016 x 4000
4928 x 3264
4512 x 3000, 3008 x 2000
3696 x 2448, 2464 x 1632
3:2
3:2
24 megapixels
16 megapixels
25 megapixels
 
APS-C (23.2 x 15.4 mm)
APS-C (23.6 x 15.7 mm)
CMOS
CMOS
Expeed 3
Expeed 2
sRGB, Adobe RGB
 
 
Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400 (12800 with boost)
Auto, 100- 6400 (plus 12800, 25600 with boost)
12
12
Yes (1)
Yes (5)
No
No
RAW
RAW
Fine, Normal, Basic
Fine, Normal, Basic
  • NEF (RAW): 12 bit
  • JPEG
 
 
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • 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
No
No
Yes
Yes
11
11
Nikon F
Nikon F
1.5×
1.5×
 
Fixed
Fully articulated
3
3
921,000
921,000
No
No
TFT LCD with 160° viewing angle
TFT LCD monitor
Yes
Yes (With contrast-detect AF, face detection and subject tracking)
Optical (pentamirror)
Optical (pentamirror)
95%
95%
0.8×
0.78×
 
30 sec
30 sec
1/4000 sec
1/4000 sec
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
  • Programmed auto with flexible program (P)
  • Shutter-priority (S)
  • Aperture priority (A)
  • Manual (M)
 
  • Portrait
  • Landscape
  • Child
  • Sports
  • Close-Up
  • Night portrait
 
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)
Auto, Red-Eye, Slow, Red-Eye Slow, Rear curtain
Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow sync, Rear curtain
1/200 sec
 
  • Single frame
  • Continuous
  • Self-timer
  • 2s Delayed remote
  • Quick-response remote
  • Quiet shutter release
 
4.0 fps
4.0 fps
Yes
Yes (2, 5, 10 or 20 sec)
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot AF-area
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
±5 (at 1/3 EV steps)
±5 (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)
 
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 (30, 25, 24 fps), 640 x 424 (30, 25 fps)
MPEG-4, H.264
MPEG-4
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
Mono
 
 
SD/SDHC/SDXC UHS-I compliant
SD/SDHC/SDXC
None
 
 
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Yes (Mini Type C)
Yes (Mini Type C)
Optional
Eye-Fi Connected
WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter
 
Yes (Optional)
Yes (Optional ML-L3)
 
No
No
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
Lithium-Ion EN-EL14 rechargeable battery & charger
Lithium-Ion EN-EL14 rechargeable battery & charger
540
 
505 g (1.11 lb / 17.81 oz)
560 g (1.23 lb / 19.75 oz)
125 x 96 x 77 mm (4.92 x 3.78 x 3.03)
128 x 97 x 79 mm (5.04 x 3.82 x 3.11)
 
Yes
Yes
 
Yes
Optional
Optional
GP-1
GP-1