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Oct 7, 2008
Jul 1, 2008
Feb 7, 2012
Feb 7, 2012
 
 
US: $2999.95 UK: £2599.99 EU: €2829
US: $3,299.95 UK: £2689.99 EU: €3171
 
Mid-size SLR
Mid-size SLR
Mid-size SLR
 
Magnesium alloy
Magnesium alloy
 
4256 x 2832
7360 x 4912
7360 x 4912
3184 x 2120, 2128 x 1416
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
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
3:2
5:4, 3:2
5:4, 3:2
12 megapixels
36 megapixels
36 megapixels
13 megapixels
37 megapixels
37 megapixels
Full frame (36 x 24 mm)
Full frame (35.9 x 24 mm)
Full frame (35.9 x 24 mm)
CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
Expeed
Expeed 3
Expeed 3
 
sRGB, Adobe RGB
sRGB, Adobe RGB
 
Primary Color Filter
Primary Color Filter
 
200 - 6400 in 1, 1/2 or 1/3 EV steps (100 - 25600 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 (50 - 25600 with boost)
100
50
50
25600
25600
25600
12
12
12
Yes (5)
Yes (5)
Yes (5)
No
No
No
RAW
RAW
RAW
Fine, Normal, Basic
Fine, Normal, Basic
Fine, Normal, Basic
 
  • NEF (RAW): 12 or 14 bit, lossless compressed, compressed or uncompressed
  • TIFF (RGB)
  • JPEG
  • NEF (RAW): 12 or 14 bit, lossless compressed, compressed or uncompressed
  • TIFF (RGB)
  • JPEG
 
  • 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
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
 
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
51
51
51
Nikon F
Nikon F
Nikon F
1×
1×
1×
 
No
Fixed
Fixed
3
3.2
3.2
922,000
921,000
921,000
No
No
No
TFT Color LCD with wide-viewing angle
TFT Color LCD with 170 degrees wide-viewing angle
TFT Color LCD with 170 degrees wide-viewing angle
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optical (pentaprism)
Optical (pentaprism)
Optical (pentaprism)
95%
100%
100%
0.72×
0.7×
0.7×
 
30 sec
30 sec
30 sec
1/8000 sec
1/8000 sec
1/8000 sec
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
 
  • 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)
Yes (pop-up)
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, Wireless plus sync connector)
Yes (Hot-shoe, Wireless plus sync connector)
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, High-speed sync
 
1/250 sec
1/250 sec
 
  • S (single frame)
  • CL (continuous low speed)
  • CH (continuous high speed)
  • Q (quiet shutter-release)
  • MUP (mirror up)
  • Self-timer
  • S (single frame)
  • CL (continuous low speed)
  • CH (continuous high speed)
  • Q (quiet shutter-release)
  • MUP (mirror up)
  • Self-timer
8.0 fps
4.0 fps
4.0 fps
Yes (2 to 20 sec)
Yes (2 to 20 sec, 1 to 9 exposures at intervals of 0.5, 1, 2 or 3 sec)
Yes (2 to 20 sec, 1 to 9 exposures at intervals of 0.5, 1, 2 or 3 sec)
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Average
  • Spot
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Average
  • Spot
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Average
  • Spot
±5 (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)
(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)
Yes
Yes (2 to 9 frames in steps of 1, 2 or 3)
Yes (2 to 9 frames in steps of 1, 2 or 3)
 
 
1920 x 1080 (30, 25, 24 fps), 1280 x 720 (60, 50, 30, 25 fps), 640 x 424 (24 fps)
1920 x 1080 (30, 25, 24 fps), 1280 x 720 (60, 50, 30, 25 fps), 640 x 424 (24 fps)
 
MPEG-4, H.264
MPEG-4, H.264
None
Mono
Mono
None
Mono
Mono
 
Compact Flash (Type I)
Compact Flash (Type I), SD/SDHC/SDXC UHS-I compliant
Compact Flash (Type I), SD/SDHC/SDXC UHS-I compliant
None
None
None
 
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
USB 3.0 (5 GBit/sec)
USB 3.0 (5 GBit/sec)
Yes (Mini Type C)
Yes (Mini Type C)
Yes (Mini Type C)
Yes
Yes (Optional, wired or wireless )
Yes (Optional, wired or wireless )
 
Yes (Water and dust resistant)
Yes (Water and dust resistant)
Yes (Water and dust resistant)
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
Lithium-Ion EN-EL3e rechargeable battery & charger
Lithium-Ion EN-EL15 rechargeable battery & charger
Lithium-Ion EN-EL15 rechargeable battery & charger
1000
 
 
1074 g (2.37 lb / 37.88 oz)
1000 g (2.20 lb / 35.27 oz)
1000 g (2.20 lb / 35.27 oz)
147 x 123 x 77 mm (5.79 x 4.84 x 3.03)
146 x 123 x 82 mm (5.75 x 4.84 x 3.23)
146 x 123 x 82 mm (5.75 x 4.84 x 3.23)
 
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Optional
Optional
GP-1
GP-1
GP-1