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Apr 5, 2004
Oct 13, 2008
Jan 28, 2004
Aug 27, 2008
Sep 15, 2010
 
Mid-size SLR
Mid-size SLR
Mid-size SLR
 
3008 x 2000
4288 x 2848
4928 x 3264
2240 x 1488, 1504 x 1000
3216 x 2136, 2144 x 1424
3696 x 2448, 2464 x 1632
3:2
3:2
3:2
6 megapixels
12 megapixels
16 megapixels
6 megapixels
13 megapixels
17 megapixels
APS-C (23.7 x 15.5 mm)
APS-C (23.6 x 15.8 mm)
APS-C (23.6 x 15.7 mm)
CCD
CMOS
CMOS
 
 
Expeed 2
 
Auto, 200 - 1600
Auto, 200 - 3200 (plus 6400 with boost)
100 - 6400 in 1, 1/2 or 1/3 EV steps (100 - 25600 with boost)
 
 
100
 
6400
25600
6
12
12
Yes
Yes (5)
Yes (5)
No
No
No
RAW
RAW
RAW
Fine, Normal, Basic
Fine, Normal, Basic
Fine, Normal, Basic
 
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Selective single-point
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Selective single-point
  • 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
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
 
11
39
Nikon F
Nikon F
Nikon F
1.5×
1.5×
1.5×
 
No
Fixed
Fixed
1.8
3
3
130,000
920,000
921,000
No
No
No
 
Super Density TFT color LCD with wide-viewing angle
TFT LCD monitor
No
Yes
Yes
Optical (pentamirror)
Optical (pentaprism)
Optical (pentaprism)
95%
96%
100%
0.75×
0.96×
0.95×
 
30 sec
30 sec
30 sec
1/8000 sec
1/4000 sec
1/8000 sec
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
 
Yes
Yes
 
Yes
Yes
Yes (pop-up)
Yes (pop-up)
Yes (Pop-up)
11.00 m
17.00 m (at ISO 100)
12.00 m (at ISO 100)
Yes (Hot-shoe, Wireless)
Yes (Hot-shoe, Wireless)
Yes (Hot-shoe, Wireless)
Auto, On, Off, Front curtain, Rear curtain, Red-Eye, Slow Sync
Auto, On, Off, Front curtain, Rear curtain, Red-Eye, Slow Sync
Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow sync, Rear curtain
3.0 fps
4.5 fps
6.0 fps
Yes (2 to 20 sec)
Yes (2, 5, 10 or 20 sec)
Yes (2 or 10 seconds)
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Average
  • Spot
±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)
 
(2, 3 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 (2 or 3 frames in either blue/amber or magenta/green axis)
Yes (2 or 3 frames in steps of 1, 2 or 3 mired)
 
 
1280 x 720 (24 fps), 640 x 424 (24 fps), 320 x 216 (24 fps)
1920 x 1080 (24 fps), 1280 x 720 (24, 25, 30 fps), 640 x 424 (24 fps)
 
Motion JPEG
MPEG-4, H.264
None
Mono
Mono
 
 
Mono
 
Compact Flash (Type I or II)
SD/SDHC
SD/SDHC/SDXC
None
None
 
 
USB 1.0 (1.5 Mbit/sec)
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
No
Yes (Mini Type C)
Yes (Mini Type C)
 
Eye-Fi Connected
Eye-Fi Connected
Yes (Optional (ML-L3))
Yes (Optional ML-L3 or MC-DC2)
Yes (Optional, wired or wireless )
 
No
No
Yes (Weather and dust resistant)
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
Nikon EN-EL3 Lithium-Ion & charger included
Lithium-Ion EN-EL3e rechargeable battery & charger
Lithium-Ion EN-EL15 rechargeable battery & charger
 
850
1050
679 g (1.50 lb / 23.95 oz)
703 g (1.55 lb / 24.80 oz)
780 g (1.72 lb / 27.51 oz)
140 x 111 x 78 mm (5.51 x 4.37 x 3.07)
132 x 103 x 77 mm (5.2 x 4.06 x 3.03)
132 x 105 x 77 mm (5.2 x 4.13 x 3.03)
 
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes (by USB cable and PC)
Yes
None
Optional
Optional
 
GP-1
GP-1