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Aug 13, 2003
Nov 5, 2015
Dec 16, 2014
Dec 18, 2015
May 26, 2017
Feb 18, 2003
Sep 15, 2014
Feb 12, 2014
May 16, 2014
Aug 26, 2014
Apr 13, 2015
Sep 5, 2013
Jan 5, 2015
Apr 14, 2015
 
 
$899
$799.99
$799
$599
$699
$549.95
$399
$430
 
Compact
Large sensor compact
Large sensor compact
Compact
Compact
SLR-like (bridge)
Compact
Compact
Compact
 
Aluminum
Magnesium alloy
Aluminum
Magnesium alloy
Magnesium alloy
 
 
 
 
2048 x 1536
4112 x 3088
4160 x 3120
5472 x 3648
4000 x 3000
3968 x 2976
4000 x 3000
4000 x 3000
4896 x 3672
1600 x 1200, 1280 x 960, 1024 x 768, 640 x 480
4112 x 3088, 4272 x 2856, 4480 x 2520, 3088 x 3088, 2976 x 2232, 3120 x 2086, 3840 x 2160, 2240 x 2240, 2048 x 1536, 2112 x 1408, 1920 x 1080, 1536 x 1536
4352 x 2904, 4352 x 2448, 3120 x 3120, 2496 x 3120, 3072 x 2304, 3072 x 2048, 3072 x 1728, 2304 x 2304, 1840 x 2304, 2048 x 1536, 2048 x 1368, 1920 x 1080, 1536 x 1536, 1232 x 1536
3:2 mode: 3888x2592, 2736x1824; 4:3 mode: 4864x3648, 3648x2736, 2592x1944, 640x480; 16:9 mode: 5472x3080, 2720x1528; 1:1 mode: 3648x3648, 2544x2544, 1920x1920
4000 x 2664, 4000 x 2248, 2992 x 2992, 2816 x 2112, 2816 x 1864, 2816 x 1584, 2112 x 2112, 2048 x 1536, 2048 x 1360, 1920 x 1080, 1536 x 1536
2560 x 1920, 1280 x 960
3264 x 2448, 2272 x 1704, 1600 x 1200, 640 x 480, 3984 x 2656 (3:2), 3968 x 2232 (16:9), 3000 x 3000 (1:1)
4:3 (3264 x 2448, 2560 x 1920, 2048 x 1536, 640 x 480), 3:2 (4000 x 2672, 3264 x 2176, 2560 x 1712, 2048 x 1360, 640 x 424), 16:9 (4000 x 2248, 3840 x 2160, 2560 x 1440, 1920 x 1080, 640 x 360), 1:1 (2992 x 2992, 2448 x 2448, 1920 x 1920, 1536 x 1536, 480 x 480)
4896 x 3264, 4896 x 2752, 3664 x 3664, 3648 x 2736, 3648 x 2432, 3648 x 2056, 2736 x 2736, 2592 x 1944, 2592 x 1728, 1920 x 1920, 1920 x 1080, 640 x 480
4:3
1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9
1:1, 5:4, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9
1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9
1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9
1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9
1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9
1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9
1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9
3 megapixels
13 megapixels
13 megapixels
20 megapixels
12 megapixels
12 megapixels
12 megapixels
12 megapixels
18 megapixels
3 megapixels
17 megapixels
15 megapixels
21 megapixels
 
13 megapixels
13 megapixels
13 megapixels
21 megapixels
1/2.7" (5.312 x 3.984 mm)
Four Thirds (17.3 x 13 mm)
1.5″ (18.7 x 14 mm)
1″ (13.2 x 8.8 mm)
2/3" (8.8 x 6.6 mm)
1/1.7" (7.44 x 5.58 mm)
1/1.7" (7.44 x 5.58 mm)
1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm)
1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm)
 
 
13.1 megapixel at 4:3 12.8 megapixel at 3:2
 
 
 
 
 
 
CCD
CMOS
CMOS
BSI-CMOS
CMOS
BSI-CMOS
BSI-CMOS
CMOS
BSI-CMOS
 
Venus Engine
Digic 6
Bionz X
EXR Processor II
 
 
 
Bionz X
 
sRGB, Adobe RGB
 
sRGB, AdobeRGB
sRGB
sRGB
 
sRGB
sRGB
 
Primary color filter
Primary color filter
Primary color filter
X-Trans II
Primary color filter
 
Primary color filter
Primary color filter
 
Auto (50 - 800)
Auto, 200-25600 (expands to 100-25600)
Auto, 100-12800
Auto, 125-12800
Auto, 100-12800
Auto, 100 - 12800
 
Auto, 80-6400
Auto, 80-12800
 
100
 
80
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
25600
 
 
6400
 
 
5
5
8
9
7
6
7
4
8
Yes
Yes (4 slots)
Yes (2 Custom settings)
Yes
Yes
Yes (2)
Yes (2)
Yes
Yes
Optical
Optical
Optical
Optical
Optical
Optical
Optical
Optical
Optical
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
5-axis hybrid OIS
 
No
RAW
RAW
RAW
RAW
RAW
RAW
RAW
No
Fine, Normal, Basic
Fine, standard
Superfine, fine
Extra fine, fine, standard
Fine, Normal
Super fine, fine, normal, basic
 
Fine, standard
Fine, standard
 
  • JPEG (DCF/EXIF v2.3)
  • Raw (RW2)
  • JPEG (Exif v2.3)
  • RAW (14-bit Canon CR2)
  • JPEG (Exif v2.3, DCF v2.0)
  • Raw (Sony ARW v2.3)
  • JPEG (Exif v2.3)
  • Raw (RAF format)
  • JPEG (DCF)
  • RAW (12-bit, ORF)
  • JPEG Exif 2.3
  • NRW (RAW)
  • JPEG (DCF Exif 2.3)
  • RAW (RW2)
  • MPO (3D)
  • JPEG (Exif v2.3)
 
  • Contrast
  • Sharpness
  • Noise Reduction
  • Saturation
  • Color Tone
  • Filter Effect
 
  • Contrast
  • Saturation
  • Sharpness
  • Creative Style
  • Color space
 
 
 
 
  • Contrast
  • Saturation
  • Sharpness
  • Creative Style
  • Quality
 
38–115 mm
24–75 mm
24–120 mm
24–70 mm
28–112 mm
28–300 mm
28–200 mm
24–720 mm
24–720 mm
3×
3.1×
5×
2.9×
4×
10.7×
7.1×
30×
30×
F2.8–4.9
F1.7–2.8
F2–3.9
F1.8–2.8
F2–2.8
F2.8
F2–4
F3.3–6.4
F3.5–6.4
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Single
  • Live View
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Touch
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Touch
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
 
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes (4x)
Yes (4X)
Yes (4X)
Yes (5.8x)
Yes (2x)
Yes (2X)
Yes (4x)
Yes (2X-4X)
Yes (2X-4X)
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
 
30 cm (11.81)
50 cm (19.69)
5 cm (1.97)
5 cm (1.97)
50 cm (19.69)
10 cm (3.94)
50 cm (19.69)
50 cm (19.69)
5 cm (1.97)
4 cm (1.57)
3 cm (1.18)
5 cm (1.97)
5 cm (1.97)
1 cm (0.39)
5 cm (1.97)
5 cm (1.97)
3 cm (1.18)
5 cm (1.97)
 
49
31
25
49
35
99
23
 
 
No
Fixed
Tilting
Tilting
Tilting
Tilting
Fully articulated
Fixed
Tilting
1.5
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
110,000
921,000
1,040,000
1,228,800
920,000
1,040,000
921,000
1,040,000
921,000
No
No
Yes (Capacitive)
No
No
Yes (Touch focus, touch shutter, menus)
No
No
No
 
TFT-LCD
sRGB PureColor II Touchscreen LCD
WhiteMagic TFT-LCD
TFT-LCD
 
 
TFT LCD with AR coating
TFT-LCD
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optical (tunnel)
Electronic
Electronic (optional)
Electronic
Electronic
Electronic
Electronic
Electronic
Electronic
 
100%
 
100%
100%
100%
100%
100%
100%
 
1.39×
 
0.59×
0.65×
1.15×
 
0.46×
0.5×
 
2,764,000
 
1,440,000
2,360,000
1,440,000
921,000
1,166,000
638,400
 
4 sec
60 sec
60 sec
30 sec
30 sec
60 sec
60 sec
4 sec
30 sec
1/3000 sec
1/4000 sec
1/4000 sec
1/2000 sec
1/4000 sec
1/2000 sec
1/4000 sec
1/2000 sec
1/2000 sec
 
1/16000 sec
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
 
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
 
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
 
  • Program
  • Aperture priority
  • Shutter priority
  • Manual
  • Auto
  • Hybrid Auto
  • Program
  • Shutter Priority
  • Aperture Priority
  • Manual
  • Superior Auto
  • Intelligent Auto
  • Program Auto
  • Aperture Priority
  • Shutter Priority
  • Manual Exposure
  • Auto
  • Program
  • Aperture priority
  • Shutter priority
  • Manual
  • iAuto
  • Program
  • Aperture Priority
  • Shutter Priority
  • Manual
  • Custom 1/2
  • Scene
  • Art Filter
  • Program (P)
  • Shutter-priority (S)
  • Aperture priority (A)
  • Manual (M)
  • Movie
  • Scene
  • Effects
  • User 1/2/3
  • Auto
  • Intelligent Auto
  • Program
  • Aperture priority
  • Shutter priority
  • Manual
  • Custom 1/2
  • Panorama Shot
  • Scene
  • Creative Control
  • Intelligent Auto
  • Superior Auto
  • Program Auto
  • Aperture Priority
  • Shutter priority
  • Manual exposure
 
 
  • Portrait, Smart Shutter, Star, Handheld Night Scene, Underwater, Snow, Fireworks
  • Portrait, sports action, macro, landscape, sunset, night scene, handheld twilight, night portrait, anti motion blur, pet, gourmet, fireworks, high sensitivity
  • Portrait
  • Portrait Enhancer
  • Landscape
  • Sport
  • Night
  • Night (Tripod)
  • Fireworks
  • Sunset
  • Snow
  • Beach
  • Party
  • Flower
  • Text
  • Underwater
  • Portrait
  • e-Portrait
  • Landscape
  • Interval Shooting
  • Sport
  • Night
  • Night + Portrait
  • Sunset
  • Documents
  • Panorama
  • Fireworks
  • Multiplex exposure
  • Beach & Snow
  • Back Light
  • Beach
  • Black and White Copy
  • Close Up
  • Dusk/Dawn
  • Easy Panorama
  • Fireworks Show
  • Food
  • Landscape
  • Museum
  • Night Landscape
  • Night Portrait
  • Party/Indoor
  • Pet Portrait
  • Portrait
  • Scene Auto Selector
  • Snow
  • Sports
  • Sunset
  • Portrait
  • Soft Skin
  • Scenery
  • Sports
  • Night Portrait
  • Night Scenery
  • Handheld Night Shot
  • Food
  • Baby 1/2
  • Pet
  • Sunset
  • High Sensitivity
  • Glass Through
  • HDR
  • Starry Sky
  • High Speed Video
  • 3D Photo
  • Portrait
  • Advanced Sports Shooting
  • Landscape
  • Sunset
  • Night Scene
  • Handheld Twilight
  • Night Portrait
  • Anti Motion Blur
  • Pet Mode
  • Gourmet
  • Beach
  • Snow
  • Fireworks
  • Soft Skin
  • High Sensitivity
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes (Pop-up)
Yes (Pop-up)
Yes (Pop-up)
Yes
Yes
3.00 m
7.00 m (with included external flash at ISO 100)
6.80 m
 
7.00 m
10.30 m (at ISO 1600)
10.00 m
6.40 m
5.40 m (with Auto ISO)
No
Yes (via hot shoe)
Yes
No
Yes (via hot shoe)
Yes
Yes (via hot-shoe or wireless)
No
No
Auto, Fill-in, Red-Eye reduction, Off
Auto, auto w/redeye reduction, on, on w/redeye reduction, slow sync, slow sync w/redeye reduction, off
Auto, On, Slow Synchro, Off
 
Auto, forced flash, slow synchro, commander, suppressed flash
Auto, redeye reduction, fill-on, off, redeye reduction slow sync, full, manual
 
Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off
Auto, flash on, slow sync, flash off, rear sync
 
 
1/4000 sec
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  • Single, auto drive, continuous, continuous AF, self-timer
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Speed priority
  • Self-timer
  • Single bracket
  • Continuous bracket
  • WB bracket
  • DRO bracket
  • Still
  • Continuous
  • Best Frame Capture
  • AE bracket
  • ISO bracket
  • Film Simulation bracket
  • WB bracket
  • Dynamic range bracket
  • Single
  • Sequential
  • Bracketing
  • Self-timer
 
 
  • Single
  • Continuous shooting
  • Self-timer
  • Cont. bracketing
  • Single bracketing
  • WB bracketing
  • DRO bracketing
 
11.0 fps
5.2 fps
10.0 fps
12.0 fps
7.0 fps
8.0 fps
10.0 fps
10.0 fps
Yes (3 or 10 sec)
Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Yes (2 or 10 secs, custom)
Yes (2 or 10 sec, self-portrait, continuous)
Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Yes (2 or 12 sec, custom)
Yes (10 or 2 seconds)
Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Yes
 
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Multi
  • Average
  • Spot
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
±2 (at 1/3 EV steps)
±3 (at 1/3 EV steps)
±3 (at 1/3 EV steps)
±3 (at 1/3 EV steps)
±3 (at 1/3 EV steps)
±3 (at 1/3 EV steps)
±3 (at 1/3 EV steps)
±2 (at 1/3 EV steps)
±3 (at 1/3 EV steps)
 
±3 (3, 5, 7 frames at 1/3 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV steps)
 
±3
±3 (at 1/3 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV steps)
±3 (2, 3 frames at 1/3 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV steps)
 
±1 (3 frames at 1/3 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV steps)
±3 (at 1/3 EV steps)
 
 
 
Yes
Yes (1-3 stops)
Yes (+/- 7 steps along A-B/G-M axis)
Yes
No
Yes
 
640 x 480 max 20 sec, 320 x 240 max 40 sec
3840 x 2160 (30p, 24p), 1920 x 1080 (60p, 60i, 30p, 24p), 1280 x 720 (30p), 640 x 480
1920 x 1080 (30p), 1280 x 720 (30p), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
1920 x 1080 (60p/60i/24p), 1280 x 720 (60p/30p/24p/120p), 1440 x 1080 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
1920 x 1080 (60p/50p/30p/25/24p), 1280 x 720 (60p/50p/30p/25/24p), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
1920 x 1080 (30p), 1280 x 720 (30p)
1920 x 1080 (25p, 30p), 1280 x 720 (30p); high-speed: 1920 x 1080 (15 fps), 1280 x 720 (60 fps), 640 x 480 (120 fps)
1920 x 1080 (60p/60i/30p), 1280 x 720 (60p/30p), 640 x 480 (30p)
1920 x 1080 (60p, 60i, 30p, 24p), 1280 x 720 (30p)
 
MPEG-4, AVCHD
MPEG-4, H.264
MPEG-4, AVCHD, XAVC S
H.264
MPEG-4, H.264
MPEG-4, H.264
MPEG-4, AVCHD
AVCHD, XAVC S
 
 
Star Time-Lapse: 1920 x 1080 (15 or 30 fps), Digest Movie: 1280 x 720 (30 fps), Minature Effect: 1280 x 720 or 640 x 480 (1.5 - 6 fps)
Supports XAVC S with 50MBps bit rate
 
High speed: 640 x 480 (120p), 320 x 240 (240p)
 
 
 
None
Stereo
Stereo
Stereo
Stereo
Stereo
Stereo
Stereo
Stereo
None
Mono
Mono
Mono
Mono
Mono
Mono
Mono
Mono
 
Compact Flash (Type I only)
SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I)
SD/SDHC/SDXC
SD/ SDHC/SDXC, Memory Stick Pro Duo/ Pro-HG Duo
SD/SDHC/SDXC
SD/SDHC/SDXC card
SD/SDHC/SDXC
SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal
SD/SDHC/SDXC, Memory Stick Duo
16 MB CompactFlash
 
 
 
 
 
86 MB
86MB
 
 
USB 1.0 (1.5 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)
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
No
Yes (micro-HDMI)
Yes
Yes (micro-HDMI)
Yes (micro-HDMI)
Yes (micro HDMI)
Yes (Mini)
Yes (micro-HDMI)
Yes (micro-HDMI)
 
No
No
No
No
No
 
No
No
 
No
No
No
No
No
 
No
No
 
Built-In
Built-In
Built-In
Built-In
Built-In
Optional
Built-In
Built-In
 
802.11b/g/n with NFC
with NFC
802.11b/g/n with NFC
802.11b/g/n
with smartphone control
via WU-1a
802.11 b/g/n with NFC
with NFC
No
No
Yes
Yes (with RM-VPR1 wired remote)
Yes (wired)
Yes (via RM-UC1 or smartphone)
Yes
Yes (via smartphone)
Yes (via smartphone)
 
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
AA
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
AA NiMH (2) batteries included
 
NB-12L lithium-ion battery and charger
NP-BX1 lithium-ion battery & USB charger
NP-95 lithium-ion battery & charger
BLS-50 lithium-ion battery pack and charger
Nikon EN-EL14 Lithium-Ion & charger
Lithium-ion battery and charger
NP-BX1 lithium-ion battery & charger
 
300
240
320
470
450
350
300
360
215 g (0.47 lb / 7.58 oz)
393 g (0.87 lb / 13.86 oz)
553 g (1.22 lb / 19.51 oz)
290 g (0.64 lb / 10.23 oz)
423 g (0.93 lb / 14.92 oz)
402 g (0.89 lb / 14.18 oz)
399 g (0.88 lb / 14.07 oz)
243 g (0.54 lb / 8.57 oz)
245 g (0.54 lb / 8.64 oz)
88 x 65 x 38 mm (3.46 x 2.56 x 1.5)
115 x 66 x 55 mm (4.53 x 2.6 x 2.17)
116 x 74 x 66 mm (4.57 x 2.91 x 2.6)
102 x 58 x 41 mm (4.02 x 2.28 x 1.61)
119 x 72 x 60 mm (4.69 x 2.83 x 2.36)
116 x 87 x 57 mm (4.57 x 3.43 x 2.24)
119 x 78 x 50 mm (4.69 x 3.07 x 1.97)
111 x 65 x 34 mm (4.37 x 2.56 x 1.34)
102 x 58 x 36 mm (4.02 x 2.28 x 1.42)
 
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
 
No
No
Yes
Yes
 
 
None
None
None
None
None
None
Optional
None
Built-in
 
 
 
 
 
 
via GP-1A