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Nikon D780 Specifications

Nikon D780
Nikon D780

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Below are the full Nikon D780 Specifications

Type of cameraSingle-lens reflex digital camera
Lens mountNikon F mount (with AF coupling and AF contacts)
Effective angle of viewNikon FX format
Effective pixels
Effective pixels24.5 million
Image sensor
Type35.9 x 23.9 mm CMOS sensor
Total pixels25.28 million
Dust-reduction systemImage sensor cleaning, Image Dust Off reference data (Capture NX-D software required)
Image size (pixels)FX (36×24) image area:
– 6048 x 4024 (L: 24.3 million)
– 4528 x 3016 (M: 13.7 million)
– 3024 x 2016 (S: 6.1 million)DX (24×16) image area:
– 3936 x 2624 (L: 10.3 million)
– 2944 x 1968 (M: 5.8 million)
– 1968 x 1312 (S: 2.6 million)1 : 1 (24×24) image area:
– 4016 x 4016 (L: 16.1 million)
– 3008 x 3008 (M: 9.0 million)
– 2000 x 2000 (S: 4.0 million)16 : 9 (36×20) image area:
– 6048 x 3400 (L: 20.6 million)
– 4528 x 2544 (M: 11.5 million)
– 3024 x 1696 (S: 5.1 million)Photographs taken while filming movies at a frame size of 3840 x 2160: 3840 x 2160Photographs taken while filming movies at other frame sizes: 1920 x 1080
File formatNEF (RAW): 12 or 14 bit (lossless compressed or compressed)JPEG: JPEG-Baseline compliant with fine (approx. 1:4), normal (approx. 1:8) or basic (approx. 1:16) compression; size-priority and optimal-quality compression availableNEF (RAW)+JPEG: Single photograph recorded in both NEF (RAW) and JPEG formats
Picture Control systemAuto, Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome, Portrait, Landscape, Flat, Creative Picture Controls (Dream, Morning, Pop, Sunday, Somber, Dramatic, Silence, Bleached, Melancholic, Pure, Denim, Toy, Sepia, Blue, Red, Pink, Charcoal, Graphite, Binary, Carbon); selected Picture Control can be modified; storage for custom Picture Controls
MediaSD (Secure Digital) and UHS-II compliant SDHC and SDXC memory cards
Double card slotsThe card in Slot 2 can be used for overflow or backup storage or for separate storage of NEF (RAW) and JPEG images; pictures can be copied between cards.
File systemDCF 2.0, Exif 2.31
ViewfinderEye-level pentaprism single-lens reflex viewfinder
Frame coverageFX: Approx. 100% horizontal and 100% verticalDX: Approx. 97% horizontal and 97% vertical1:1: Approx. 97% horizontal and 100% vertical16:9: Approx. 100% horizontal and 97% vertical
MagnificationApprox. 0.7x (50 mm f/1.4 lens at infinity, -1.0 m-1)
Eyepoint21 mm (-1.0 m-1; from center surface of viewfinder eyepiece lens)
Diopter adjustment-3 to +1 m-1
Focusing screenType B BriteView Clear Matte Mark VIII screen (with AF-area brackets; framing grid can be displayed)
Reflex mirrorQuick return
Depth-of-field previewPressing Pv button stops lens aperture down to value selected by user (A and M modes) or by camera (P and S modes)
Lens apertureInstant return, electronically controlled
Compatible lensesAF NIKKOR lenses, including type G, E and D lenses (some restrictions apply to PC lenses)Other AF NIKKOR lenses (excluding IX NIKKOR lenses and lenses for the F3AF)AI-P NIKKOR lensesDX lenses (using [DX 24×16] image area)Non-CPU AI lenses (exposure modes A and M only)Note: During viewfinder photography, the electronic rangefinder can be used with lenses that have a maximum aperture of f/5.6 or faster. With lenses that have a maximum aperture of f/8 or faster, the electronic rangefinder supports 11 focus points
Shutter typeElectronically controlled vertical-travel focal-plane mechanical shutter; electronic front-curtain shutter; electronic shutter
Shutter speed1/8000 to 30 s in steps of 1/3 or 1/2 EV, extendable to 900 s in mode M; Bulb; Time; X200
Flash sync speedX=1/200 s; synchronizes with shutter at 1/200 s or slower: Auto FP high-speed sync supported
Release modesS (single frame), CL (continuous low speed), CH (continuous high speed), Q (quiet shutter-release), QC (quiet continuous shutter-release), self-timer, MUP (mirror up)
Approximate frame advance rateCL: 1 to 6 fps (viewfinder photography); 1 to 3 fps (live view photography)CH: 7 fps; when shooting NEF/RAW pictures during silent photography, either 8 fps (bit depth 14 bits) or 12 fps (bit depth 12 bits)QC: 3 fps
Self-timer2 s, 5 s, 10 s, 20 s; 1 to 9 exposures at intervals of 0.5, 1, 2 or 3 s
Metering systemViewfinder photography: TTL exposure metering using RGB sensor with approx. 180K (180,000) pixelsLive view: TTL exposure metering performed by image sensor
Metering modeMatrix: 3D color matrix metering III (type G, E and D lenses); color matrix metering III (other CPU lenses); color matrix metering available with non-CPU lenses if user provides lens dataCenter-weighted: Weight of 75% given to 12 mm circle in center of frame; diameter of circle can be changed to 8, 15 or 20 mm, or weighting can be based on average of entire frame (non-CPU and AF-S Fisheye NIKKOR 8-15 mm f/3.5-4.5E ED lenses use 12-mm circle)Spot: Meters circle approx. 4 mm in diameter (about 1.5% of frame) centered on selected focus point (on center focus point when non-CPU or AF-S Fisheye NIKKOR 8-15 mm f/3.5-4.5E ED lens is used)Highlight-weighted: Available with type G, E and D lenses
(ISO 100, f/1.4 lens, 20°C/68°F)
Matrix or center-weighted metering: -3 to 20 EVSpot metering: 2 to 20 EVHighlight-weighted metering: 0 to 20 EV
Exposure meter couplingCombined CPU and AI
ModeAuto; programmed auto with flexible program (P); shutter-priority auto (S); aperture-priority auto (A); manual (M)EFCT Special effect modes: night vision; super vivid; pop; photo illustration; toy camera effect; miniature effect; selective color; silhouette; high key; low keyU1 and U2: user settings
Exposure compensationAvailable in P, S, A, M and EFCT modes, -5 to +5 EV; -3 to +3 EV when filming movies; in increments of 1/3 or 1/2 EV
Exposure lockLuminosity locked at detected value
ISO sensitivity
(Recommended Exposure Index)
ISO 100 to 51200 in steps of 1/3 or 1/2 EV; can also be set to approx. 0.3, 0.5, 0.7 or 1 EV (ISO 50 equivalent) below ISO 100 or to approx. 0.3, 0.5, 0.7, 1 or 2 EV (ISO 204800 equivalent) above ISO 51200; auto ISO sensitivity control available
Active D-LightingCan be selected from auto, extra high, high, normal, low or off
TypeViewfinder photography: TTL phase detection performed using Advanced Multi-CAM 3500 II autofocus sensor module with support for 51 focus points (including 15 cross-type sensors; f/8 supported by 11 sensors); autofocus fine-tuning supportedLive view: Hybrid phase-detection/contrast-detect AF performed by image sensor; autofocus fine-tuning supported
Detection range
(ISO 100; 20°C/68°F)
Viewfinder photography: -3 to +19 EVLive view: -5 to +19 EV; -7 to +19 EV with low-light AF; still photography using single-servo AF (AF-S) and apertures of f/1.4 at dark end of range and f/5.6 at bright end of range
Lens servoAutofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S); continuous-servo AF (AF-C); AF mode auto-switch (AF-A, still photography only); full-time AF (AF-F, movie recording only); predictive focus tracking activated automatically according to subject statusManual focus (M): Electronic rangefinder can be used
Focus pointsViewfinder photography: 51 points with [All points] selected for Custom Setting a6 [Focus points used], 11 points with [Every other point] selectedLive view: 273 points with [All points] selected for Custom Setting a6 [Focus points used], 77 points with [Every other point] selected; still photography, [FX (36×24)] image area, single-point AF
AF-area modesViewfinder photography: Single-point AF, 9-, 21-, or 51-point dynamic-area AF, 3D-tracking, group-area AF, auto-area AF Live view: Pinpoint AF (still photography only, single-servo AF/AF-S), single-point AF, dynamic area AF (still photography only, continuous-servo AF/AF-C), wide-area AF (S), wide-area AF (L), auto-area AF
Focus lockFocus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (single-servo AF/ AF-S) or by pressing (AE-L/AF-L) button
Flash controlViewfinder photography: TTL flash control performed by RGB sensor with approx. 180K (180,000) pixelsLive view photography: TTL flash control performed by image sensori-TTL balanced fill-flash for D-SLR available with matrix, center-weighted, and highlight-weighted metering; standard i-TTL fill-flash for D-SLR available with spot metering
Flash modesFront-curtain sync, red-eye reduction, slow sync, red-eye reduction with slow sync, rear-curtain sync, off
Flash compensationAvailable in P, S, A, and M modes, -3 to +1 EV in increments of 1/3 or 1/2 EV
Flash-ready indicatorLights when optional flash unit is fully charged; blinks after flash is fired at full output
Accessory shoeISO 518 hot-shoe with sync and data contacts and safety lock
Nikon Creative Lighting System (CLS)i-TTL flash control, radio-controlled Advanced Wireless Lighting, optical Advanced Wireless Lighting, modeling illumination, FV lock, Color Information Communication, auto FP high-speed sync, AF-assist for multi-area AF (viewfinder photography), unified flash control
Sync terminalAS-15 Sync Terminal Adapter (available separately)
White balance
White balanceAuto (3 types), natural light auto, direct sunlight, cloudy, shade, incandescent, fluorescent (7 types), flash, choose color temperature (2500 K to 10000 K), preset manual (up to 6 values can be stored, spot white balance measurement available during live view photography), all except choose color temperature with fine-tuning
BracketingExposure and/or flash, white balance, and ADL
Live View
ModePhoto live view, movie live view
Metering systemTTL metering using camera image sensor
Metering modeMatrix, center-weighted, or highlight-weighted
Frame size (pixels)
and frame rate
3840 x 2160 (4K UHD); 30p (progressive), 25p, 24p1920 x 1080; 120p, 100p, 60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, 24p1920 x 1080 (slow-motion); 30p x4, 25p x4, 24p x5Note: Actual frame rates for 120p, 100p, 60p, 50p, 30p, 25p and 24p are 119.88, 100, 59.94, 50, 29.97, 25 and 23.976 fps respectively; quality selection available at all sizes except 3840 x 2160, 1920 x 1080 120p/100p, and 1920 x 1080 slow-motion, when quality is fixed at ★ (high)
File formatMOV, MP4
Video compressionH.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding
Audio recording formatLinear PCM, AAC
Audio recording deviceBuilt-in stereo or external microphone with attenuator option; sensitivity adjustable
Movie ISO sensitivity (Recommended Exposure Index)Manual selection (ISO 100 to 51200 in steps of 1/3 or 1/2 EV) with additional options available equivalent to approx. 0.3, 0.5, 0.7, 1, or 2 EV (ISO 204800 equivalent) above ISO 51200; auto ISO sensitivity control (ISO 100 to Hi 2) available with selectable upper limit
Active D-LightingCan be selected from extra high, high, normal, low or off
Other optionsTime-lapse movie recording, electronic vibration reduction, time codes, logarithmic (N-Log) and HDR (HLG) movie output
Monitor8-cm/3.2-in., approx. 2359k-dot (XGA) tilting TFT touch-sensitive LCD with 170° viewing angle, approx. 100% frame coverage, 11-level manual brightness adjustment, and color balance control
PlaybackFull-frame and thumbnail (4, 9 or 72 images or calendar) playback with playback zoom, playback zoom cropping, movie playback, photo and/or movie slide shows, histogram display, highlights, photo information, location data display, picture rating, auto image rotation and index marking
USB (SuperSpeed USB); connection to built-in USB port is recommendedType-C USB connector
HDMI outputType C HDMI connector
Audio inputStereo mini-pin jack (3.5-mm diameter; plug-in power supported)
Audio outputStereo mini-pin jack (3.5-mm diameter)
Accessory terminalBuilt-in (can be used with accessories such as the MC-DC2 remote cord)
Wi-FiStandards: IEEE 802.11b/g/n (Africa, Asia, Oceania); IEEE 802.11b/g/n/a/ac (Europe, U.S.A., Canada, and Mexico); IEEE 802.11b/g/n/a (other countries in the Americas)Operating frequency: 2412 to 2462 MHz (channel 11) (Africa, Asia, Oceania); 2412 to 2462 MHz (channel 11) and 5180 to 5825 MHz (U.S.A., Canada, and Mexico); 2412 to 2462 MHz (channel 11) and 5180 to 5805 MHz (other countries in the Americas); 2412 to 2462 MHz (channel 11) and 5745 to 5805 MHz (Georgia); 2412 to 2462 MHz (channel 11) and 5180 to 5320 MHz (other European countries)Maximum output power (EIRP): 2.4 GHz band: 2.9 dBm; 5 GHz band: 5.7 dBm (Georgia); 5 GHz band: 8.7 dBm (other countries)Authentication: Open system, WPA2-PSK
BluetoothCommunication protocols: Bluetooth Specification Version 4.2Operating frequency: 2402 to 2480 MHz (Bluetooth), 2402 to 2480 MHz (Bluetooth Low Energy)Maximum output power (EIRP): -2.6 dBm (Bluetooth), -4.1 dBm (Bluetooth Low Energy)
Range (line of sight)Approx. 10 m/32 ft without interference; range may vary with signal strength and presence or absence of obstacles
Power source
BatteryOne EN-EL15b Rechargeable Li-ion Battery; EN-EL 15a/EN-EL15 batteries can also be used; note, however, that fewer pictures may sometimes be taken on a single charge with the EN-EL15 than with an EN-EL15b/EN-EL15a; EH-7P Charging AC adapter can be used to charge EN-EL15b batteries only
AC adapterEH-5d/5c/EH-5b AC Adapter; requires EP-5B Power Connector (available separately)
Tripod socket
Tripod socket1/4 in. (ISO 1222)
(W x H x D)
Approx. 143.5 x 115.5 x 76 mm/5.7 x 4.6 x 3 in.
WeightApprox. 840 g/1 lb. 13.7 oz. with battery and SD memory card but without body cap; approx. 755 g/1 lb. 10.7 oz. (camera body only)
Operating environment
Operating environmentTemperature: 0 °C to 40 °C (32 °F to 104 °F)
Humidity: 85% or less (no condensation)
Supplied accessories (may differ by country or area)
Supplied accessories
(may differ by country or area)
EN-EL15b Rechargeable Li-ion Battery, MH-25a Battery Charger, DK-5 Eyepiece Cap, UC-E24 USB Cable, AN-DC21 Strap, BF-1B Body Cap, DK-31 Rubber Eyecup
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