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Oct 7, 2008
82%
Jun 11, 2012
84%
Jun 11, 2012
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)
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