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Sep 15, 2011
Aug 21, 2012
Jan 5, 2012
Feb 1, 2012
Jul 27, 2011
Jul 18, 2012
Feb 28, 2012
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Approx. $480
 
SLR-like (bridge)
Compact
SLR-like (bridge)
SLR-like (bridge)
SLR-like (bridge)
SLR-like (bridge)
SLR-like (bridge)
 
4000 x 3000
4608 x 3456
4608 x 3456
4608 x 3456
4288 x 3216
4608 x 3456
4896 x 3672
4000 x 2248, 4000 x 2664, 2992 x 2992, 2816 x 2112, 2816 x 1880, 2816 x 1584, 2112 x 2112, 1920 x 1080, 1600 x 1200, 1600 x 1064, 1200 x 1200, 640 x 480, 640 x 424, 640 x 360, 480 x 480
 
4608 x 3072, 4608 x 2592, 3264 x 2448, 3264 x 1840, 2304 x 1728, 2304 x 1536, 1920 x 1080
4608 x 2592, 4608 x 3072, 3456 x 3456, 3264 x 2448, 1920 x 1080, 1600 X 1200, 640 x 480
4288 x 2416, 3264 x 2448, 2560 x 1920, 2048 x 1536, 1920 x 1080, 1600 x 1200, 1280 x 960, 640 x 480
4608 x 3072, 4608 x 2592, 3648 x 2736, 3648 x 2432, 3072 x 2048, 3072 x 2304, 3072 x 1728, 2736 x 2736, 2560 x 1920, 2560 x 1712, 2560 x 1440, 2304 x 2304 , 2048 x 1536, 2048 x 1360, 1920x1920 , 1920 x 1080, 1536 x 1536, 640 x 480, 640 x 424, 640 x 360, 480 x 480
4912 x 1080, 4896 x 2752, 3648 x 2736, 3424 x 1920, 2592 x 1944, 1920 x 1080, 640 x 480
1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9
1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9
4:3, 3:2, 16:9
1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9
4:3, 16:9
1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9
4:3, 16:9
12 megapixels
16 megapixels
16 megapixels
16 megapixels
14 megapixels
16 megapixels
18 megapixels
 
17 megapixels
 
17 megapixels
15 megapixels
18 megapixels
19 megapixels
1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm)
1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm)
1/2" (6.4 x 4.8 mm)
1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm)
1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm)
1/2.33" (6.08 x 4.56 mm)
1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm)
BSI-CMOS
CCD
EXRCMOS
BSI-CMOS
CCD
CMOS
BSI-CMOS
 
Digic 4
EXR
Expeed C2
TruePic III+
 
BIONZ
 
 
RGB color filter
 
 
 
 
 
Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200
Auto, 80 ,100, 200, 400, 800, 1600
Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200 (6400 and 12800 with boost)
Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 2000, 3200
Auto, High Auto, 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200
Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, (6400 with boost)
Auto, 100, 125, 160, 200, 250, 320, 400, 500, 640, 800, 1000, 1250, 1600, 2000, 2500, 3200, 4000, 5000, 6400, 8000, 10000, 12800
 
 
6400
 
 
 
 
 
 
12800
12800
 
6400
 
6
5
6
5
4
5
7
Yes
Yes
Yes (1)
Yes
Yes (2)
Yes (2)
Yes (1)
Optical
Optical
Sensor-shift
Optical
Sensor-shift
Optical
Optical
No
No
RAW
No
No
No
No
 
Superfine, Fine
Fine, Normal
Fine, Normal, Basic
 
Fine, Standard
 
 
  • JPEG v2.3
  • JPEG (Exif Ver 2.3 )
  • RAW (RAF format)
  • RAW+JPEG
 
 
  • JPEG (DCF/Exif2.3)
  • MPO
  • JPEG (Exif 2.3)
  • 3D: MPF
 
 
 
 
 
  • Contrast
  • Sharpness
  • Color Saturation
  • Noise Reduction
 
 
24–840 mm
24–720 mm
24–720 mm
24–1000 mm
24–864 mm
25–600 mm
27–810 mm
35×
30×
30×
41.7×
36×
24×
30×
F2.7–5.8
F3.4–5.8
F2.8–5.6
F3–5.9
F2.9–5.7
F2.8–5.2
F2.8–5.6
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Multi-area
  • Selective single-point
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Tracking
  • Face Detection
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Multi-area
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Face Detection
 
 
 
 
 
Yes
Yes
Yes (4x)
Yes (4x)
Yes (2x)
Yes (2x)
Yes (4x)
Yes (4x)
Yes (2x)
Yes
Yes
Yes (Still and Movies)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
 
 
45 cm (17.72)
30 cm (11.81)
30 cm (11.81)
30 cm (11.81)
 
0 cm (0)
1 cm (0.39)
1 cm (0.39)
2 cm (0.79)
5 cm (1.97)
1 cm (0.39)
1 cm (0.39)
9
 
 
 
 
23
 
 
Fully articulated
Fixed
Tilting
Tilting
No
Fixed
Tilting
2.7
3
3
3
3
3
3
230,000
461,000
460,000
921,000
230,000
460,000
921,600
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
PureColor II VA TFT LCD
TFT Color LCD
TFT color LCD monitor with Sunny Day mode
TFT-LCD with Anti-reflection coating
 
TFT Screen LCD Display
XtraFine TruBlack TFT LCD
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Electronic
None
Electronic
Electronic
None
Electronic
Electronic
 
 
100%
 
 
100%
 
 
 
 
 
 
202,000
 
 
15 sec
15 sec
30 sec
 
1/4 sec
4 sec
30 sec
1/3200 sec
1/1600 sec
1/4000 sec
 
1/1200 sec
1/2000 sec
1/4000 sec
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
 
  • Auto
  • Program
  • Shutter priority
  • Aperture priority
  • Manual
  • Scene
  • Creative Filter
  • Discreet
  • Movie
  • Programmed AE
  • Aperture Priority
  • Shutter Priority AE
  • Manual
 
 
  • Intelligent Auto
  • Program
  • Aperture Priority
  • Shutter Priority
  • Manual
  • Custom
  • Creative Video
  • Creative Control
  • Scene
  • Superior Auto
  • Intelligent Auto
  • Easy Shooting
  • Program Auto, w/Program Shift
  • Movie Mode
  • Panorama
  • Shutter Speed Priority
  • Aperture Priority
  • Manual Exposure
  • Scene Selection
  • Picture Effect
  • 3D
  • Background Defocus
 
  • Portrait
  • Face Self-timer
  • Low Light
  • Snow
  • Fireworks
  • Natural Light
  • Natural Light & Flash
  • Portrait
  • Portrait Enhancer
  • Dog
  • Cat
  • Landscape
  • Sport
  • Night
  • Night (Tripod)
  • Fireworks
  • Sunset
  • Snow
  • Beach
  • Party
  • Flower
  • Text
 
 
  • Portrait
  • Soft Skin
  • Scenery
  • Panorama Shot
  • Sports
  • Panning
  • Night Portrait
  • Night Scenery Handheld Night Shot
  • HDR
  • Food
  • Baby1
  • Baby2
  • Pet
  • Sunset
  • High Sensitivity
  • Glass Through
  • 3D photo
  • High Sensitivity
  • Night Scene
  • Handheld Twilight
  • Night Portrait
  • Landscape
  • Soft Snap
  • Soft Skin
  • Anti Motion Blur
  • Backlight Correction HDR
  • Beach
  • Snow
  • Fireworks
  • Advanced Sports Shooting
  • Gourmet
  • Pet Mode
Yes (Pop-up)
Yes (Pop-up)
Yes (Pop-up)
Yes (Pop-up)
Yes (Pop-up)
Yes (Pop-up)
Yes (Pop-up)
7.00 m
5.00 m
7.10 m (Wide: 30cm - 7.1m / Tele: 2.0m - 3.8m )
 
6.20 m
13.50 m
12.40 m
Yes (Hot-shoe)
No
Yes (via Hot-shoe EF-42/EF-20 )
No
No
No
No
Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync, Fill-in
Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync
Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Sync
Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow-sync
Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye
Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Sync
Auto, On, Off, Slow Sync, Rear Slow Sync
 
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Self-timer
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Self-timer
 
 
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Self-timer
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Self-timer
10.3 fps
0.8 fps
11.0 fps
 
 
10.0 fps
10.0 fps
Yes (2 or 10 sec, Custom)
Yes (2 or 10 sec, Custom)
Yes (2 or 10 sec, Auto release, Auto shutter (Dog, Cat))
Yes
Yes (12 or 2 sec)
Yes (2 or 10 secs)
Yes (2 or 10 sec, Portrait 1/2)
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Multi
  • Average
  • Spot
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Spot AF-area
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
±2 (at 1/3 EV steps)
±2 (at 1/3 EV steps)
±2 (at 1/3 EV steps)
±2 (at 1/3 EV steps)
±2 (at 1/3 EV steps)
±3 (at 1/3 EV steps)
±2 (at 1/3 EV steps)
 
 
(at 1/3 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV steps)
 
 
(3 frames )
 
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
 
1920 x 1080 (24fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps) 640 x 480 (30, 120 fps), 320 x 240 (30, 240 fps)
1280 x 720 (25 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
1920 x 1080 (30 fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
1920 x 1080 (15, 30fps), 1280 x 720p (60, 30 fps), 640 x 480 (120, 30fps)
1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
1920 x 1080 (60, 50, 30, 25 fps), 1280 x 720p (60, 50, 30, 25 fps), 640 x 480 (30, 25 fps)
1920 x 1080 (60 fps), 1440 x 1080 (60, 30 fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
MPEG-4, H.264
H.264
MPEG-4, H.264
MPEG-4, H.264
MPEG-4
MPEG-4, AVCHD
MPEG-4, AVCHD
 
Miniature Effect (HD, L) 6fps, 5fps, 3fps, 1.5 fps
 
 
 
1920 x 1080 pixels, 60i, 50i (FSH: 17Mbps / AVCHD) (Sensor Output is 30, 25fps) ; 1280 x 720 pixels, 60p, 50p (SH: 17Mbps / AVCHD) (Sensor Output is 30, 25fps) ; 1920 x 1080 pixels, 30, 25 fps (FHD: 20Mbps / MP4) (Sensor Output is 30, 25fps), 1280 x 720 pixels, 30, 25 fps (HD: 10Mbps / MP4) (Sensor Output is 30, 25fps)
 
Stereo
Stereo
Stereo
Stereo
Mono
Stereo
Stereo
None
Mono
Stereo
Mono
None
Mono
Mono
 
SD/SDHC/SDXC
SD/SDHC/SDXC
SD/SDHC/SDXC
SD/SDHC/SDXC
SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal
SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal
SD/SDHC/SDXC, Memory Stick Duo/Pro Duo/Pro-HG Duo
 
 
20 MB
 
14 MB
70 MB internal
105 MB
 
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Yes
No
Yes (mini)
Yes (Mini Connector)
Yes (Mini Type D)
Yes (mini )
Yes (Mini)
Eye-Fi Connected
Eye-Fi Connected
 
Eye-Fi Connected
 
 
Eye-Fi Connected
No
No
Yes (Optional RR-80)
No
No
Yes (Optional DMWRSL1)
No
 
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
Lithium-Ion NB-10L rechargeable battery & charger
Lithium-Ion NB-6L rechargeable battery & charger
Li-ion NP-W126 battery and charger
Nikon EN-EL5 Lithium-Ion battery
Lithium-Ion LI-50B rechargeable battery & charger
Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery & charger
Lithium-Ion NP-FH50 battery and charger
380
195
 
200
 
450
450
600 g (1.32 lb / 21.16 oz)
341 g (0.75 lb / 12.03 oz)
687 g (1.51 lb / 24.23 oz)
555 g (1.22 lb / 19.58 oz)
413 g (0.91 lb / 14.57 oz)
493 g (1.09 lb / 17.39 oz)
583 g (1.29 lb / 20.56 oz)
123 x 92 x 108 mm (4.84 x 3.62 x 4.25)
104 x 70 x 80 mm (4.09 x 2.76 x 3.15)
131 x 97 x 126 mm (5.16 x 3.82 x 4.96)
120 x 83 x 102 mm (4.72 x 3.27 x 4.02)
106 x 76 x 74 mm (4.17 x 2.99 x 2.91)
120 x 81 x 92 mm (4.72 x 3.19 x 3.62)
122 x 87 x 93 mm (4.8 x 3.43 x 3.66)
 
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
None
None
None
Built-in
None
None
Built-in
 
 
 
 
 
 
with GPS Log Recording function