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Jun 11, 2012
Apr 20, 2005
Feb 7, 2012
 
 
US: $2999.95 UK: £2599.99 EU: €2829
 
Mid-size SLR
Mid-size SLR
 
Magnesium alloy
 
3008 x 2000
7360 x 4912
2240 x 1488, 1504 x 1000
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
6 megapixels
36 megapixels
6 megapixels
37 megapixels
APS-C (23.7 x 15.5 mm)
Full frame (35.9 x 24 mm)
CCD
CMOS
 
Expeed 3
 
sRGB, Adobe RGB
 
Primary Color Filter
 
Auto, 200 - 1600
100 - 6400 in 1, 1/2 or 1/3 EV steps (50 - 25600 with boost)
6
12
Yes
Yes (5)
No
No
RAW
RAW
Fine, Normal, Basic
Fine, Normal, Basic
 
  • NEF (RAW): 12 or 14 bit, lossless compressed, compressed or uncompressed
  • TIFF (RGB)
  • JPEG
 
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Selective single-point
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
 
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
 
51
Nikon F
Nikon F
1.5×
1×
 
No
Fixed
2
3.2
130,000
921,000
No
No
 
TFT Color LCD with 170 degrees wide-viewing angle
No
Yes
Optical (pentaprism)
Optical (pentaprism)
95%
100%
0.75×
0.7×
 
30 sec
30 sec
1/8000 sec
1/8000 sec
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
 
Yes
 
No
 
  • Programmed auto with flexible program (P)
  • Shutter-priority (S)
  • Aperture priority (A)
  • Manual (M)
Yes (pop-up)
Yes (pop-up)
11.00 m
12.00 m (at ISO 100)
Yes (Hot-shoe, Wireless)
Yes (Hot-shoe, Wireless plus sync connector)
Auto, On, Off, Front curtain, Rear curtain, Red-Eye, Slow Sync
Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow sync, Rear curtain, High-speed sync
 
1/250 sec
 
  • S (single frame)
  • CL (continuous low speed)
  • CH (continuous high speed)
  • Q (quiet shutter-release)
  • MUP (mirror up)
  • Self-timer
3 fps
4 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)
 
  • 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)
 
(2, 3, 5, 7 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV steps)
 
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)
 
MPEG-4, H.264
None
Mono
None
Mono
 
Compact Flash (Type I or II)
Compact Flash (Type I), SD/SDHC/SDXC UHS-I compliant
None
None
 
USB 1.0 (1.5 Mbit/sec)
USB 3.0 (5 GBit/sec)
No
Yes (Mini Type C)
Yes (Optional (ML-L3 or MC-DC1))
Yes (Optional, wired or wireless )
 
No
Yes (Water and dust resistant)
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
Nikon EN-EL3a Lithium-Ion & charger included
Lithium-Ion EN-EL15 rechargeable battery & charger
679 g (1.50 lb / 23.95 oz)
1000 g (2.20 lb / 35.27 oz)
140 x 111 x 78 mm (5.51 x 4.37 x 3.07)
146 x 123 x 82 mm (5.75 x 4.84 x 3.23)
 
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
None
Optional
 
GP-1