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Mar 19, 2008
Oct 13, 2008
Jan 29, 2008
Aug 27, 2008
Aug 19, 2010
Apr 19, 2012
Nov 6, 2012
Apr 12, 2017
Sep 12, 2014
 
 
 
 
US: with 18-55mm VR - $699.95; UK: with 18-55mm VR - £649.99; UK: with 18-55mm VR - €699
With 18-55mm VR lens: Eu: €920 UK: £820
$1299 (body only), $1749 with 18-140 VR kit lens
$2299.95 / £1799.99 / €2149 (body only), £2249.99 / €2679.00 (body + 24-85mm lens), €2799.00 (body + 24-120mm lens)
 
Compact SLR
Mid-size SLR
Compact SLR
Compact SLR
Compact SLR
Mid-size SLR
Mid-size SLR
 
 
 
 
 
 
Magnesium alloy, carbon fiber
 
3872 x 2592
4288 x 2848
4608 x 3072
6016 x 4000
6000 x 4000
5568 x 3712
6016 x 4016
2896 x 1944, 1936 x 1296
3216 x 2136, 2144 x 1424
3456 x 2304, 2304 x 1536
4512 x 3000, 3008 x 2000
4496 x 3000, 2992 x 2000
4176 x 2784, 2784 x 1856
FX: 4512 x 3008, 3008 x 2008, 1.2x crop: 5008 x 3336, 3752 x 2504, DX: 3936 x 2624, 2944 x 1968, 1968 x 1312
3:2
3:2
3:2
3:2
3:2
3:2
3:2
10 megapixels
12 megapixels
14 megapixels
24 megapixels
24 megapixels
21 megapixels
24 megapixels
11 megapixels
13 megapixels
15 megapixels
25 megapixels
25 megapixels
22 megapixels
25 megapixels
APS-C (23.6 x 15.8 mm)
APS-C (23.6 x 15.8 mm)
APS-C (23.1 x 15.4 mm)
APS-C (23.2 x 15.4 mm)
APS-C (23.5 x 15.6 mm)
APS-C (23.5 x 15.7 mm)
Full frame (35.9 x 24 mm)
CCD
CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
 
 
Expeed 2
Expeed 3
Expeed 3
Expeed 5
Expeed 4
 
 
 
sRGB, Adobe RGB
sRGB, Adobe RGB
 
sRGB, Adobe RGB
 
 
 
 
 
 
Primary Color Filter
 
Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, (plus 3200 with boost)
Auto, 200 - 3200 (plus 6400 with boost)
Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200 (12800 with boost)
Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400 (12800 with boost)
Auto, 100 - 6400 (25600 with boost)
ISO 100 - 51200 (expandable to 50 - 1640000)
Auto, 100-12800, expandable to 50-51200
 
 
 
 
 
50
50
3200
6400
12800
12800
25600
1640000
51200
 
12
12
12
12
12
12
 
Yes (5)
Yes (1)
Yes (1)
Yes (5)
Yes (5)
Yes (6 slots)
No
No
No
No
No
Digital only
No
 
 
 
 
 
3-axis Electronic for Full HD and below
 
Unknown
RAW
RAW
RAW
RAW
RAW
RAW
Fine (1:4), Normal (1:8), Basic (1:16)
Fine, Normal, Basic
Fine, Normal, Basic
Fine, Normal, Basic
Fine, Normal, Basic
Fine, Normal, Basic
Fine, Normal, Basic
 
 
 
  • NEF (RAW): 12 bit
  • JPEG
 
  • JPEG: JPEG-Baseline compliant with fine, normal, or basic compression (Size priority); Optimal quality compression available
  • NEF (RAW): Lossless compressed, compressed 12 or 14 bit
  • NEF (RAW) + JPEG: Single Photograph Recorded in both NEF (RAW) and JPEG Formats
  • JPEG
  • Raw (NEF, lossless compressed, compressed 12 or 14 bit)
 
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Selective single-point
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Selective single-point
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • 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
 
 
 
 
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
 
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
3
11
11
11
39
51
51
Nikon F
Nikon F
Nikon F
Nikon F
Nikon F
Nikon F
Nikon F
1.5×
1.5×
1.5×
1.5×
1.5×
1.5×
1×
 
No
Fixed
Fixed
Fixed
Fully articulated
Tilting
Tilting
2.5
3
3
3
3
3.2
3.2
230,000
920,000
230,000
921,000
921,000
922,000
1,229,000
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
 
Super Density TFT color LCD with wide-viewing angle
TFT LCD monitor
TFT LCD with 160° viewing angle
TFT LCD monitor
TFT LCD
TFT-LCD
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes (With contrast-detect AF, face detection and subject tracking)
Yes
Yes
Optical (pentamirror)
Optical (pentaprism)
Optical (pentamirror)
Optical (pentamirror)
Optical (pentamirror)
Optical (pentaprism)
Optical (pentaprism)
95%
96%
95%
95%
95%
100%
100%
0.8× (0.53× 35mm equiv.)
0.96× (0.64× 35mm equiv.)
0.8× (0.53× 35mm equiv.)
0.8× (0.53× 35mm equiv.)
0.78× (0.52× 35mm equiv.)
0.94× (0.63× 35mm equiv.)
0.7×
 
30 sec
30 sec
30 sec
30 sec
30 sec
30 sec
30 sec
1/4000 sec
1/4000 sec
1/4000 sec
1/4000 sec
1/4000 sec
1/8000 sec
1/4000 sec
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
 
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
 
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
 
 
 
  • 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)
  • Aperture Priority
  • Auto
  • Auto (flash off)
  • Manual (M)
  • Programmed auto with flexible program (P)
  • Scene Modes
  • Shutter-Priority
  • User
  • Program
  • Shutter priority
  • Aperture priority
  • Manual
 
 
 
  • Portrait
  • Landscape
  • Child
  • Sports
  • Close-Up
  • Night portrait
  • Auto
  • Portrait
  • Child
  • Close up
  • Night Portrait
  • Party/indoor
  • Pet Portrait
  • Color Sketch
  • Autumn Colors
  • Beach / Snow
  • Blossom
  • Candlelight
  • Child
  • Close-up
  • Dusk / Dawn
  • Food
  • Landscape
  • Night Landscape
  • Night Portrait
  • Party / Indoor
  • Pet Portrait
  • Portrait
  • Sports
  • Sunset
  • Special Effects Mode
  • Portrait
  • Landscape
  • Child
  • Sports
  • Close-up
  • Night Portrait
  • Night Landscape
  • Party/Indoor
  • Beach/Snow
  • Sunset
  • Dusk/Dawn
  • Pet
  • Candlelight
  • Blossom
  • Autumn Colors
  • Food
Yes (pop-up)
Yes (pop-up)
Yes (Pop-up)
Yes (Pop-up)
Yes (Pop-up)
Yes (Pop-up)
Yes
12.00 m (at ISO 100)
17.00 m (at ISO 100)
12.00 m (at ISO 100)
12.00 m (at ISO 100)
12.00 m (at ISO 100)
12.00 m (at ISO 100)
12.00 m (at ISO 100)
Yes (hot-shoe)
Yes (Hot-shoe, Wireless)
Yes (Hot-shoe, Wireless plus sync connector)
Yes (Hot-shoe, Wireless plus sync connector)
Yes (Hot-shoe)
Yes (Hot-shoe, Wireless plus sync connector)
Yes (Hot-shoe, Wireless)
Auto, Red-Eye, Slow, Red-Eye Slow, Rear curtain
Auto, On, Off, Front curtain, Rear curtain, Red-Eye, Slow Sync
Auto, Red-Eye, Slow, Red-Eye Slow, Rear curtain
Auto, Red-Eye, Slow, Red-Eye Slow, Rear curtain
Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow sync, Rear curtain
Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow sync, Rear curtain
Auto, Auto FP high-speed sync, auto w/redeye reduction, auto slow sync, auto slow sync w/redeye reduction, fill flash, rear-curtain sync, rear-curtain w/slow sync, redeye reduction, redeye reduction w/slow sync, slow sync, off
 
 
 
1/200 sec
1/200 sec
1/250 sec
1/200 sec
 
 
 
  • Single frame
  • Continuous
  • Self-timer
  • 2s Delayed remote
  • Quick-response remote
  • Quiet shutter release
  • Single frame
  • Continuous
  • Self-timer
  • 2s Delayed remote
  • Quick-response remote
  • Quiet shutter release
  • Single-frame
  • Self-timer
  • Quiet continuous
  • Quiet shutter
  • Mirror-up
  • Continuous high
  • Continuous low
  • Single-frame [S] mode
  • Continuous low-speed [CL]
  • Continuous high-speed [CH]
  • Quiet shutter release
  • Quiet continuous
  • Self-timer
  • Mirror lockup
3.0 fps
4.5 fps
3.0 fps
4.0 fps
5.0 fps
8.0 fps
6.5 fps
Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Yes (2, 5, 10 or 20 sec)
Yes
Yes
Yes (2, 5, 10 or 20 sec)
Yes (2, 5, 10 or 20 sec)
Yes (2, 5, 10, 20 secs)
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Average
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot AF-area
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Highlight-weighted
  • Spot
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Highlight-weighted
  • Spot
±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
±5 (at 1/3 EV steps)
±5 (at 1/3 EV steps)
±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
 
(2, 3 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV steps)
 
 
±2 (3 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
±5 (2, 3, 5, 7 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV, 2 EV steps)
(2, 3, 5, 7 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV, 2 EV steps)
 
Yes (2 or 3 frames in either blue/amber or magenta/green axis)
No
No
Yes (3 frames in either blue/amber or magenta/green axis)
Yes (3 frames in 1-stop increments)
Yes (2-9 exposures in 1, 2, or 3EV increments)
 
 
1280 x 720 (24 fps), 640 x 424 (24 fps), 320 x 216 (24 fps)
1920 x 1080 (24 fps), 1280 x 720 (30, 25, 24 fps), 640 x 424 (24 fps)
1920 x 1080 (30,25, 24 fps), 1280 x 720 (60, 50 fps), 640 x 424 (30, 25 fps)
1920 x 1080 (60, 50, 30, 25, 24 fps), 1280 x 720 (60, 50 fps), 640 x 424 (30, 25 fps)
 
1920 x 1080 (60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, 24p), 1280 x 720 (60p, 50p)
 
Motion JPEG
MPEG-4
MPEG-4, H.264
MPEG-4, H.264
MPEG-4, H.264
MPEG-4, H.264
 
 
 
Frame rates of 30p (actual frame rate 29.97 fps) and 60p (actual frame rate 59.94 fps) are available when NTSC is selected for video mode; 25p and 50p are available when PAL is selected for video mode; Actual frame rate when 24p is selected is 23.976 fps
1920 x 1080, 60i (59.94 fields/s)/ 50i (50 fields/s), high/normal 1920 x 1080, 30 p (progressive)/25p/24p, high/normal
Supports MOV and MP4 packages
 
 
 
 
 
 
  • 3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 144 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 3840 x 2160 @ 25p / 144 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 3840 x 2160 @ 24p / 144 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 60p / 48 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 60p / 24 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 50p / 48 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 50p / 24 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 30p / 24 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 30p / 12 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 25p / 24 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 25p / 12 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 24p / 24 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 24p / 12 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 1280 x 720 @ 60p / 24 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 1280 x 720 @ 60p / 12 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 1280 x 720 @ 50p / 24 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 1280 x 720 @ 50p / 12 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
 
None
Mono
Mono
Mono
Stereo
Stereo
Stereo
 
Mono
None
Mono
Mono
Mono
Mono
 
SD/MMC/SDHC card
SD/SDHC
SD/SDHC/SDXC
SD/SDHC/SDXC UHS-I compliant
SD/SDHC/SDXC
SD/SDHC/SDXC
SD/SDHC/SDXC (dual slots)
 
None
None
None
 
 
 
 
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 (Mini Type C)
Yes (Mini Type C)
Yes (Mini Type C)
Yes (Mini Type C)
Yes (mini-HDMI)
Yes (mini-HDMI)
 
No
 
 
Yes
Yes
Yes
 
No
 
 
No
Yes
Yes
 
Eye-Fi Connected
Eye-Fi Connected
Optional
Optional
Built-In
Built-In
 
 
 
WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter
 
Wi-Fi with low energy Bluetooth
 
Yes (Optional (ML-L3))
Yes (Optional ML-L3 or MC-DC2)
Yes (Optional)
Yes (Optional)
Yes (Optional ML-L3 or WR-R10)
Yes (Wired, wireless, smartphone)
Yes (Wired or wireless)
 
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
Yes (Water and dust resistant)
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
 
Lithium-Ion EN-EL3e rechargeable battery & charger
Lithium-Ion EN-EL14 rechargeable battery & charger
Lithium-Ion EN-EL14 rechargeable battery & charger
Lithium-Ion EN-EL14 rechargeable battery & charger
EN-EL15a lithium-ion rechargeable battery & charger
EN-EL15 lithium-ion battery & charger
 
850
 
540
 
950
1230
522 g (1.15 lb / 18.41 oz)
703 g (1.55 lb / 24.80 oz)
505 g (1.11 lb / 17.81 oz)
505 g (1.11 lb / 17.81 oz)
555 g (1.22 lb / 19.58 oz)
720 g (1.59 lb / 25.40 oz)
750 g (1.65 lb / 26.46 oz)
126 x 94 x 64 mm (4.96 x 3.7 x 2.52)
132 x 103 x 77 mm (5.2 x 4.06 x 3.03)
124 x 96 x 75 mm (4.88 x 3.78 x 2.95)
125 x 96 x 77 mm (4.92 x 3.78 x 3.03)
129 x 98 x 78 mm (5.08 x 3.86 x 3.07)
136 x 104 x 73 mm (5.35 x 4.09 x 2.87)
141 x 113 x 78 mm (5.55 x 4.45 x 3.07)
 
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes (by USB cable and PC)
 
 
Yes
Yes (4K output)
 
 
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional
 
GP-1
GP-1
GP-1
GP-1
GP-1A
GP-1/GP-1A