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Image: Processed from Raw | ISO 5600 | 1/160 sec | F5.6| Nikon 35mm F2 D

The D780's 24-megapixel chip isn't the highest resolution around, but it offers excellent dynamic range and solid detail capture if you're not printing wall-sized posters. For hardcore wilderness photographers, the D780's weather-sealing could be handy if inclement weather strikes, and the abundant controls should be pretty easy to operate with gloves. Excellent battery life means that you basically don't have to worry about running out of juice, but if you do want to worry about it, remember you can top up with the camera's USB-C port.

Unlike some competitors, the D780 doesn't have any sort of resolution-boosting sensor-shift mode, but there's a built-in focus stacking feature that could be handy. The tilting screen will make it easy to work from a tripod, and you can rely on the autofocus in pretty much any lighting conditions. There is some risk of shutter shock with longer lenses and slower shutter speeds, so be sure to enable the 'Quiet' shutter-release mode and the electronic front-curtain shutter in the menus if you find it to be a problem.