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Oct 13, 2008
Aug 27, 2008
Feb 7, 2012
 
 
US: $3,299.95 UK: £2689.99 EU: €3171
 
Mid-size SLR
Mid-size SLR
 
Magnesium alloy
 
4288 x 2848
7360 x 4912
3216 x 2136, 2144 x 1424
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
3:2
5:4, 3:2
12 megapixels
36 megapixels
13 megapixels
37 megapixels
APS-C (23.6 x 15.8 mm)
Full frame (35.9 x 24 mm)
CMOS
CMOS
 
Expeed 3
 
sRGB, Adobe RGB
 
Primary Color Filter
 
Auto, 200 - 3200 (plus 6400 with boost)
100 - 6400 in 1, 1/2 or 1/3 EV steps (50 - 25600 with boost)
 
50
6400
25600
12
12
Yes (5)
Yes (5)
No
No
RAW
RAW
Fine, Normal, Basic
Fine, Normal, Basic
 
  • NEF (RAW): 12 or 14 bit, lossless compressed, compressed or uncompressed
  • TIFF (RGB)
  • JPEG
 
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Selective single-point
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
 
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
11
51
Nikon F
Nikon F
1.5×
1×
 
Fixed
Fixed
3
3.2
920,000
921,000
No
No
Super Density TFT color LCD with wide-viewing angle
TFT Color LCD with 170 degrees wide-viewing angle
Yes
Yes
Optical (pentaprism)
Optical (pentaprism)
96%
100%
0.96× (0.64× 35mm equiv.)
0.7×
 
30 sec
30 sec
1/4000 sec
1/8000 sec
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
 
  • Programmed auto with flexible program (P)
  • Shutter-priority (S)
  • Aperture priority (A)
  • Manual (M)
Yes (pop-up)
Yes (pop-up)
17.00 m (at ISO 100)
12.00 m (at ISO 100)
Yes (Hot-shoe, Wireless)
Yes (Hot-shoe, Wireless plus sync connector)
Auto, On, Off, Front curtain, Rear curtain, Red-Eye, Slow Sync
Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow sync, Rear curtain, High-speed sync
 
1/250 sec
 
  • S (single frame)
  • CL (continuous low speed)
  • CH (continuous high speed)
  • Q (quiet shutter-release)
  • MUP (mirror up)
  • Self-timer
4.5 fps
4.0 fps
Yes (2, 5, 10 or 20 sec)
Yes (2 to 20 sec, 1 to 9 exposures at intervals of 0.5, 1, 2 or 3 sec)
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Average
  • Spot
±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 1 EV steps)
(2, 3 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)
Yes (2 or 3 frames in either blue/amber or magenta/green axis)
Yes (2 to 9 frames in steps of 1, 2 or 3)
 
1280 x 720 (24 fps), 640 x 424 (24 fps), 320 x 216 (24 fps)
1920 x 1080 (30, 25, 24 fps), 1280 x 720 (60, 50, 30, 25 fps), 640 x 424 (24 fps)
Motion JPEG
MPEG-4, H.264
Mono
Mono
Mono
Mono
 
SD/SDHC
Compact Flash (Type I), SD/SDHC/SDXC UHS-I compliant
None
None
 
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
USB 3.0 (5 GBit/sec)
Yes (Mini Type C)
Yes (Mini Type C)
No
 
No
 
Eye-Fi Connected
 
Yes (Optional ML-L3 or MC-DC2)
Yes (Optional, wired or wireless )
 
No
Yes (Water and dust resistant)
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
Lithium-Ion EN-EL3e rechargeable battery & charger
Lithium-Ion EN-EL15 rechargeable battery & charger
850
 
703 g (1.55 lb / 24.80 oz)
1000 g (2.20 lb / 35.27 oz)
132 x 103 x 77 mm (5.2 x 4.06 x 3.03)
146 x 123 x 82 mm (5.75 x 4.84 x 3.23)
 
Yes
Yes
Yes (by USB cable and PC)
Yes
Optional
Optional
GP-1
GP-1