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Feb 7, 2012
Feb 7, 2012
Jun 26, 2014
 
US: $3,299.95 UK: £2689.99 EU: €3171
US: $2999.95 UK: £2599.99 EU: €2829
$3299.95
 
Mid-size SLR
Mid-size SLR
Mid-size SLR
Magnesium alloy
Magnesium alloy
Magnesium alloy
 
7360 x 4912
7360 x 4912
7360 x 4912
6144 x 4912, 6144 x 4080, 5520 x 3680, 4800 x 3200, 4608 x 3680, 4608 x 3056, 3680 x 2456, 3600 x 2400, 3072 x 2456, 3072 x 2040, 2400 x 1600
6144 x 4912, 6144 x 4080, 5520 x 3680, 4800 x 3200, 4608 x 3680, 4608 x 3056, 3680 x 2456, 3600 x 2400, 3072 x 2456, 3072 x 2040, 2400 x 1600
FX: 5520 x 3680, 3680 x 2456; 1.2: 6144 x 4080, 4608 x 3056, 3072 x 2040; 5:4: 6144 x 4912, 4608 x 3680, 3072 x 2456; DX: 4800 x 3200, 3600 x 2400, 2400 x 1600
5:4, 3:2
5:4, 3:2
5:4, 3:2
36 megapixels
36 megapixels
36 megapixels
37 megapixels
37 megapixels
37 megapixels
Full frame (35.9 x 24 mm)
Full frame (35.9 x 24 mm)
Full frame (35.9 x 24 mm)
 
 
RAW (NEF) available at 12 or 14-bits, lossless compressed, compressed, uncompressed, large or small size.
CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
Expeed 3
Expeed 3
EXPEED 4
sRGB, Adobe RGB
sRGB, Adobe RGB
sRGB, AdobeRGB
Primary Color Filter
Primary Color Filter
Primary color filter
 
100 - 6400 in 1, 1/2 or 1/3 EV steps (50 - 25600 with boost)
100 - 6400 in 1, 1/2 or 1/3 EV steps (50 - 25600 with boost)
Auto, 64-12800
50
50
32
25600
25600
51200
12
12
12
Yes (5)
Yes (5)
Yes (6 slots)
No
No
No
RAW
RAW
RAW + TIFF
Fine, Normal, Basic
Fine, Normal, Basic
Fine, normal, basic
  • NEF (RAW): 12 or 14 bit, lossless compressed, compressed or uncompressed
  • TIFF (RGB)
  • JPEG
  • NEF (RAW): 12 or 14 bit, lossless compressed, compressed or uncompressed
  • TIFF (RGB)
  • JPEG
  • JPEG (Exif 2.3, DCF 2.0)
  • RAW (NEF)
  • TIFF (RGB)
 
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
  • 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
 
Yes
Yes
Yes
51
51
51
Nikon F
Nikon F
Nikon F
1×
1×
1×
 
Fixed
Fixed
Fixed
3.2
3.2
3.2
921,000
921,000
1,229,000
No
No
No
TFT Color LCD with 170 degrees wide-viewing angle
TFT Color LCD with 170 degrees wide-viewing angle
TFT-LCD (WRGB)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optical (pentaprism)
Optical (pentaprism)
Optical (tunnel)
100%
100%
100%
0.7×
0.7×
0.7×
 
30 sec
30 sec
30 sec
1/8000 sec
1/8000 sec
1/8000 sec
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
  • 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)
  • Program
  • Shutter priority
  • Aperture priority
  • Manual
Yes (pop-up)
Yes (pop-up)
Yes
12.00 m (at ISO 100)
12.00 m (at ISO 100)
12.00 m (at ISO 100)
Yes (Hot-shoe, Wireless plus sync connector)
Yes (Hot-shoe, Wireless plus sync connector)
Yes (via hot shoe, flash sync terminal, wireless)
Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow sync, Rear curtain, High-speed sync
Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow sync, Rear curtain, High-speed sync
Front-curtain sync, slow sync, rear-curtain sync, redeye reduction, redeye reduction w/slow sync, slow rear-curtain sync
1/250 sec
1/250 sec
1/250 sec
  • S (single frame)
  • CL (continuous low speed)
  • CH (continuous high speed)
  • Q (quiet shutter-release)
  • MUP (mirror up)
  • Self-timer
  • S (single frame)
  • CL (continuous low speed)
  • CH (continuous high speed)
  • Q (quiet shutter-release)
  • MUP (mirror up)
  • Self-timer
  • Single-frame
  • Continuous low-speed [CL]
  • Continuous high-speed [CH]
  • Quiet Shutter Release
  • Quiet Continuous Release
  • Self-timer
  • Mirror-up
4.0 fps
4.0 fps
5.0 fps
Yes (2 to 20 sec, 1 to 9 exposures at intervals of 0.5, 1, 2 or 3 sec)
Yes (2 to 20 sec, 1 to 9 exposures at intervals of 0.5, 1, 2 or 3 sec)
Yes (2, 5, 10, 20 secs for up to 9 shots)
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Average
  • Spot
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Average
  • Spot
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Highlight-weighted
  • Spot
±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 1 EV steps)
±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 1 EV steps)
±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 1 EV steps)
(2, 3, 5, 7 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV steps)
(2, 3, 5, 7 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV steps)
±5 (2, 3, 5, 7 frames at 1/3 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV steps)
Yes (2 to 9 frames in steps of 1, 2 or 3)
Yes (2 to 9 frames in steps of 1, 2 or 3)
Yes (2-9 exposures in 1-3 increments)
 
1920 x 1080 (30, 25, 24 fps), 1280 x 720 (60, 50, 30, 25 fps), 640 x 424 (24 fps)
1920 x 1080 (30, 25, 24 fps), 1280 x 720 (60, 50, 30, 25 fps), 640 x 424 (24 fps)
1920 x 1080 (60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, 24p), 1280 x 720 (60p, 50p)
MPEG-4, H.264
MPEG-4, H.264
MPEG-4, H.264
 
 
Uncompressed output over HDMI with simultaneous writing to memory card
Mono
Mono
Stereo
Mono
Mono
Mono
 
Compact Flash (Type I), SD/SDHC/SDXC UHS-I compliant
Compact Flash (Type I), SD/SDHC/SDXC UHS-I compliant
SD/SDHC/SDXC, CompactFlash (UDMA compliant)
None
None
 
 
USB 3.0 (5 GBit/sec)
USB 3.0 (5 GBit/sec)
USB 3.0 (5 GBit/sec)
Yes (Mini Type C)
Yes (Mini Type C)
Yes (mini-HDMI)
 
 
Optional
 
 
via WT-5A or Eye-Fi
Yes (Optional, wired or wireless )
Yes (Optional, wired or wireless )
Yes
 
Yes (Water and dust resistant)
Yes (Water and dust resistant)
Yes
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
Lithium-Ion EN-EL15 rechargeable battery & charger
Lithium-Ion EN-EL15 rechargeable battery & charger
EN-EL15 lithium-ion battery & charger
 
 
1200
1000 g (2.20 lb / 35.27 oz)
1000 g (2.20 lb / 35.27 oz)
980 g (2.16 lb / 34.57 oz)
146 x 123 x 82 mm (5.75 x 4.84 x 3.23)
146 x 123 x 82 mm (5.75 x 4.84 x 3.23)
146 x 123 x 82 mm (5.75 x 4.84 x 3.23)
 
Yes
Yes
 
Yes
Yes
 
Optional
Optional
Optional
GP-1
GP-1
via GP-1 or GP-1A