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73%
Jul 25, 2012
76%
Apr 26, 2011
79%
May 16, 2013
85%
Apr 25, 2013
87%
Nov 13, 2012
Apr 19, 2012
Apr 5, 2011
Nov 6, 2012
Feb 21, 2013
Sep 13, 2012
 
US: with 18-55mm VR - $699.95; UK: with 18-55mm VR - £649.99; UK: with 18-55mm VR - €699
 
With 18-55mm VR lens: Eu: €920 UK: £820
Body only: $1199.95/£1099.99/€1179, With 18-105mm F3.5-5.6 VR lens : $1,599/£1,299/€1399
Body: $2099/ £1955.99 ; With 24-85mm F3.5-5.6G ED VR: $2699/£2443.99
 
Compact SLR
Compact SLR
Compact SLR
Mid-size SLR
Mid-size SLR
 
 
 
 
Magnesium alloy top and rear, polycarbonate front-plate
 
6016 x 4000
4928 x 3264
6000 x 4000
6000 x 4000
6016 x 4016
4512 x 3000, 3008 x 2000
3696 x 2448, 2464 x 1632
4496 x 3000, 2992 x 2000
6000 x 3368, 4800 x 3200, 4800 x 2696, 4494 x 3000, 4496 x 2528, 3600 x 2400, 3600 x 2024, 2992 x 2000, 2992 x 1680, 2400 x 1600, 2400 x 1344
4512 x 3008, 3936 x 2624, 3008 x 2008, 3008 x 1688, 2944 x 1968
3:2
3:2
3:2
3:2, 16:9
3:2
24 megapixels
16 megapixels
24 megapixels
24 megapixels
24 megapixels
25 megapixels
 
25 megapixels
25 megapixels
25 megapixels
APS-C (23.2 x 15.4 mm)
APS-C (23.6 x 15.7 mm)
APS-C (23.5 x 15.6 mm)
APS-C (23.5 x 15.6 mm)
Full frame (35.9 x 24 mm)
CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
Expeed 3
Expeed 2
Expeed 3
 
Expeed 3
sRGB, Adobe RGB
 
sRGB, Adobe RGB
 
sRGB, Adobe RGB
 
 
 
 
Primary Color Filter
 
Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400 (12800 with boost)
Auto, 100- 6400 (plus 12800, 25600 with boost)
Auto, 100 - 6400 (25600 with boost)
ISO 100 – 6400, Lo-1 (ISO 50), Hi-1 (ISO 12,800), Hi-2 (ISO 25,600)
100 - 6400 in 1, 1/2 or 1/3 EV steps (50 - 25600 with boost)
12
12
12
12
12
Yes (1)
Yes (5)
Yes (5)
Yes
Yes (4)
No
No
No
No
No
RAW
RAW
RAW
RAW
RAW
Fine, Normal, Basic
Fine, Normal, Basic
Fine, Normal, Basic
 
Fine, Normal, Basic
  • NEF (RAW): 12 bit
  • JPEG
 
 
  • JPEG
  • NEF (RAW)
  • NEF (RAW) + JPEG
  • NEF (RAW): 12 or 14 bit, lossless compressed, compressed or uncompressed
  • 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
  • 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
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
 
 
Yes
 
 
No
No
No
 
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
11
11
39
51
39
Nikon F
Nikon F
Nikon F
Nikon F
Nikon F
1.5×
1.5×
1.5×
 
1×
 
Fixed
Fully articulated
Fully articulated
Fixed
Fixed
3
3
3
3.2
3.2
921,000
921,000
921,000
1,228,800
921,000
No
No
No
No
No
TFT LCD with 160° viewing angle
TFT LCD monitor
TFT LCD monitor
Wide Viewing Angle TFT-LCD monitor
TFT LCD monitor
Yes
Yes (With contrast-detect AF, face detection and subject tracking)
Yes (With contrast-detect AF, face detection and subject tracking)
Yes
Yes
Optical (pentamirror)
Optical (pentamirror)
Optical (pentamirror)
Optical (pentaprism)
Optical (pentaprism)
95%
95%
95%
100%
100%
0.8×
0.78×
0.78×
0.94×
0.7×
 
30 sec
30 sec
30 sec
30 sec
30 sec
1/4000 sec
1/4000 sec
1/4000 sec
1/8000 sec
1/4000 sec
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
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)
 
  • Programmed auto with flexible program (P)
  • Shutter-priority (S)
  • Aperture priority (A)
  • Manual (M)
  • Aperture-Priority (A)
  • Manual (M)
  • Programmed auto with flexible program (P)
  • Shutter-Priority (S)
  • Program (P)
  • Shutter-priority (S)
  • Aperture priority (A)
  • Manual (M)
  • Portrait
  • Landscape
  • Child
  • Sports
  • Close-Up
  • Night portrait
 
  • Auto
  • Portrait
  • Child
  • Close up
  • Night Portrait
  • Party/indoor
  • Pet Portrait
  • Color Sketch
  • Autumn Colors
  • Beach / Snow
  • Blossom
  • Candlelight
  • Child
  • Close-up
  • Dusk / Dawn
  • Food
  • Landscape
  • Night
  • Landscape
  • Night Portrait
  • Party / Indoor
  • Pet Portrait
  • Portrait
  • Sports
  • Sunset
 
Yes (Pop-up)
Yes (Pop-up)
Yes (Pop-up)
Yes (Pop-up)
Yes (Pop-up)
12.00 m (at ISO 100)
12.00 m (at ISO 100)
12.00 m (at ISO 100)
12.00 m (at ISO 100)
12.00 m (at ISO 100)
Yes (Hot-shoe, Wireless plus sync connector)
Yes (Hot-shoe)
Yes (Hot-shoe)
Yes (Hot-shoe, Wireless)
Yes (Hot-shoe, Wireless)
Auto, Red-Eye, Slow, Red-Eye Slow, Rear curtain
Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow sync, Rear curtain
Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow sync, Rear curtain
Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow sync, Rear curtain
Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow sync, Rear curtain
1/200 sec
 
1/200 sec
1/250 sec
1/200 sec
  • Single frame
  • Continuous
  • Self-timer
  • 2s Delayed remote
  • Quick-response remote
  • Quiet shutter release
 
  • Single frame
  • Continuous
  • Self-timer
  • 2s Delayed remote
  • Quick-response remote
  • Quiet shutter release
  • Single-frame [S] mode
  • Continuous low-speed [CL]
  • Continuous high-speed [CH]
  • Quiet Shutter Release
  • Self-timer mode
  • Mirror-up [Mup] mode
  • Single-frame [S] mode
  • Continuous low-speed [CL]
  • Continuous high-speed [CH]
  • Mirror-up [Mup]
  • Quiet Shutter Release
  • Self-timer
4.0 fps
4.0 fps
3.0 fps
6.0 fps
5.5 fps
Yes
Yes (2, 5, 10 or 20 sec)
Yes (2, 5, 10 or 20 sec)
Yes (2 or 10 seconds)
Yes
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot AF-area
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Average
  • Spot
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Average
  • Spot
±5 (at 1/3 EV steps)
±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV steps)
 
±2 (3 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
±2 (3 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
(2, 3, 5 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV, 2 EV steps)
(2, 3 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV, 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)
Yes
Yes (2 or 3 frames in steps of 1, 2 or 3 mired)
 
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)
1920 x 1080 (60, 50, 30, 25, 24 fps), 1280 x 720 (60, 50 fps), 640 x 424 (30, 25 fps)
1920 x 1080 (60, 50, 25, 24 fps), 1280 x 720 (60, 50 fps), 640 x 424 (30, 24 fps)
1920 x 1080 (30, 25, 24 fps), 1280 x 720 (60, 50, 30, 25 fps)
MPEG-4, H.264
MPEG-4
MPEG-4, H.264
MPEG-4, H.264
MPEG-4, H.264
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
 
1920 x 1080, 60i (59.94 fields/s)/ 50i (50 fields/s), high/normal 1920 x 1080, 30 p (progressive)/25p/24p, high/normal
1080i60, 1080p25 in NTSC countries, 1080i50, 1080p24 in PAL countries
 
Mono
Mono
Stereo
Stereo
Mono
Mono
 
Mono
Mono
Mono
 
SD/SDHC/SDXC UHS-I compliant
SD/SDHC/SDXC
SD/SDHC/SDXC
SD/SDHC/SDXC x 2 slots
SD/SDHC/SDXC x 2 slots
None
 
 
 
 
 
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Yes (Mini Type C)
Yes (Mini Type C)
Yes (Mini Type C)
Yes (Mini Type C)
Yes (Mini Type C)
Optional
Eye-Fi Connected
Optional
Optional
Optional
WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter
 
 
 
Wu-1b mobile adapter
Yes (Optional)
Yes (Optional ML-L3)
Yes (Optional ML-L3 or WR-R10)
Yes (Optional, wired MC-DC2 or wireless WR-1 and WR-R10 )
Yes (Optional, wired or wireless )
 
No
No
No
Yes (Water and dust resistant)
Yes (Water and dust resistant)
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
Lithium-Ion EN-EL14 rechargeable battery & charger
Lithium-Ion EN-EL14 rechargeable battery & charger
Lithium-Ion EN-EL14 rechargeable battery & charger
Lithium-Ion EN-EL15 rechargeable battery & charger
Lithium-Ion EN-EL15 rechargeable battery & charger
540
 
 
950
900
505 g (1.11 lb / 17.81 oz)
560 g (1.23 lb / 19.75 oz)
555 g (1.22 lb / 19.58 oz)
765 g (1.69 lb / 26.98 oz)
850 g (1.87 lb / 29.98 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)
129 x 98 x 78 mm (5.08 x 3.86 x 3.07)
136 x 107 x 76 mm (5.35 x 4.21 x 2.99)
141 x 113 x 82 mm (5.55 x 4.45 x 3.23)
 
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
 
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional
GP-1
GP-1
GP-1
GP-1
GP-1