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Sep 15, 2010
Jul 30, 2009
 
Mid-size SLR
Mid-size SLR
 
4928 x 3264
4288 x 2848
3696 x 2448, 2464 x 1632
3216 x 2136, 2144 x 1424
3:2
3:2
16 megapixels
12 megapixels
17 megapixels
13 megapixels
APS-C (23.6 x 15.7 mm)
APS-C (23.6 x 15.8 mm)
CMOS
CMOS
Expeed 2
Expeed
 
100 - 6400 in 1, 1/2 or 1/3 EV steps (100 - 25600 with boost)
200 - 3200 in 1, 1/2 or 1/3 EV steps (100 - 6400 with boost)
100
100
25600
6400
12
12
Yes (5)
Yes (5)
No
No
RAW
RAW + TIFF
Fine, Normal, Basic
Fine, Normal, Basic
 
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Selective single-point
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
No
No
Yes
Yes
39
51
Nikon F
Nikon F
1.5×
1.5×
 
Fixed
Fixed
3
3
921,000
920,000
No
No
TFT LCD monitor
Super Density TFT color LCD with wide-viewing angle
Yes
Yes
Optical (pentaprism)
Optical (pentaprism)
100%
100%
0.95× (0.63× 35mm equiv.)
0.94× (0.63× 35mm equiv.)
 
30 sec
30 sec
1/8000 sec
1/8000 sec
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes (Pop-up)
Yes (Pop-up)
12.00 m (at ISO 100)
12.00 m (at ISO 100)
Yes (Hot-shoe, Wireless)
Yes (Hot-shoe, Wireless plus sync connector)
Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow sync, Rear curtain
Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow sync, Rear curtain
6.0 fps
7.0 fps
Yes (2 or 10 seconds)
Yes (2, 5, 10 or 20 sec)
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Average
  • Spot
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
(3 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 1 EV, 2 EV steps)
(2, 3, 5, 7 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV steps)
Yes (2 or 3 frames in steps of 1, 2 or 3 mired)
Yes (2 or 9 frames in steps of 1, 2 or 3 mired)
 
1920 x 1080 (24 fps), 1280 x 720 (24, 25, 30 fps), 640 x 424 (24 fps)
1280 x 720 (24 fps), 640 x 480 (24 fps), 320 x 240 (24 fps)
MPEG-4, H.264
Motion JPEG
Mono
Stereo
Mono
None
 
SD/SDHC/SDXC
Compact Flash Type I/SD/SDHC
 
None
 
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Yes (Mini Type C)
Yes (Mini Type C)
Yes
 
No
 
Eye-Fi Connected
Eye-Fi Connected
Yes (Optional, wired or wireless )
Yes (Optional, wired or wireless )
 
Yes (Weather and dust resistant)
Yes (Water and dust resistant)
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
Lithium-Ion EN-EL15 rechargeable battery & charger
Lithium-Ion EN-EL3e rechargeable battery & charger
1050
950
780 g (1.72 lb / 27.51 oz)
938 g (2.07 lb / 33.09 oz)
132 x 105 x 77 mm (5.2 x 4.13 x 3.03)
147 x 114 x 74 mm (5.79 x 4.49 x 2.91)
 
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Optional
GP-1
GP-1