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Tech Specs

  • Effective Pixels (Megapixels)

    Effective Pixels (Megapixels)

    12.3 million
  • Sensor Size

    Sensor Size

    23.6 mm x 15.8 mm
  • Image Sensor Format

    DX
  • Storage Media

    Storage Media

    CompactFlash© (CF) (Type I/II, compliant with UDMA), MicroDrive©
  • ISO Sensitivity

    ISO Sensitivity

    ISO200 -3200
    Lo-1 (ISO 100)
    Hi-1 (ISO 6400)
  • Monitor Size

    Monitor Size

    3 in. diagonal
  • Monitor Type

    Super Density, Wide Viewing Angle TFT-LCD
  • Battery / Batteries

    Battery / Batteries

    EN-EL3e Lithium-ion Battery
  • Approx. Dimensions (Width x Height x Depth)

    Approx. Dimensions (Width x Height x Depth)

    5.8 in. (147 mm) x 4.5 in. (114 mm) x 2.9 in. (74 mm)
  • Approx. Weight

    Approx. Weight

    29.3 oz. (825 g)
  • Lens Mount
    Nikon F bayonet mount
  • Picture Angle
    Nikon DX format (Effective picture angle 1.5x [Approx.] conversion factor)
  • Effective Pixels (Megapixels)
    12.3 million
  • Sensor Size
    23.6 mm x 15.8 mm
  • Image Sensor Format
    DX
  • Total Pixels
    13.1 million
  • Dust-Off Reference Photo
    Yes
  • Image Area (pixels)
    DX-format
    (L)4,288 x 2,848
    (M)3,216 x 2,136
    (S)2,144 x 1,424
  • File Format Still Images
    Compressed 12/14-bit NEF (RAW, Lossless compressed): approx. 60-80 percent, JPEG: JPEG-baseline-compliant; can be selected from Size Priority and Optimal Quality, TIFF (RGB), Uncompressed 12/14-bit NEF (RAW)
  • Storage Media
    CompactFlash© (CF) (Type I/II, compliant with UDMA), MicroDrive©
  • Card Slot
    1 CompactFlash© (CF) card
  • File System
    Compliant withDCF (Design Rule for Camera File System) 2.0, DPOF (Digital Print Order Format), EXIF 2.21 (Exchangeable Image File Format for Digital Still Cameras
  • Viewfinder
    -2.0 to +1.0 m⁻¹
  • Viewfinder Frame Coverage
    100 % (Approx.)
  • Viewfinder Magnification
    0.94x (Approx.)
  • Viewfinder Eyepoint
    19.5mm
  • Focusing Screen
    Type B BriteView Clear Matte Mark II with AF area brackets (grid lines can be displayed)
  • Reflex Mirror
    Quick-return type
  • Mirror Lock Up
    Yes
  • Depth-of-Field Control
    Yes
  • Lens Compatibility at a Glance***
    AF-S or AF lenses fully compatible, Metering with AI lenses
  • Compatible Lenses
    AF NIKKOR other than D-/G-type (excluding lenses for F3AF): All functions except 3D-Colour Matrix Metering II possible, AI-P NIKKOR: All functions supported except autofocus and 3D Colour Matrix Metering II, D-/G-type AF NIKKOR (excluding IX NIKKOR lenses): All functions possible (excluding PC Micro- NIKKOR), DX AF NIKKOR: All functions possible , Non-CPU AI NIKKOR: Can be used in exposure modes A and M; electronic rangefinder can be used if maximum aperture is f/5.6 or faster; Colour Matrix Metering and aperture value display supported if user provides lens data
  • Shutter Type
    Electronically controlled vertical-travel focal-plane
  • Fastest Shutter Speed
    1/8000 sec.1/3, 1/2, 1
  • Slowest Shutter Speed
    30 sec.1/3, 1/2, 1
  • Flash Sync Speed
    1/250 sec., Flash synchronization up to 1/320 sec. (FP) adjustable with Built-in Speedlight or optional Speedlight (will reduce GN)
  • Bulb Shutter Setting
    Yes
  • Shutter Release Modes
    Continuous low-speed [CL] mode; 1-7 frames per second, Continuous high-speed [CH] mode; 8 frames per second, Live View [LV] mode, Mirror-up [Mup] mode, Self-timer mode, Single-frame [S] mode
  • Continuous Shooting Options
    DX-format
    CH: Up to 6 frames per second
    CL: Up to 5 frames per second
  • Top Continuous Shooting Speed at Full Resolution
    6 frames per second
  • Self-Timer
    2, 5, 10, 20 sec.
    Timer duration electronically controlled
  • Exposure Metering System
    1,005-pixel RGB sensor 3D Colour Matrix Metering II, Spot, Spot AF, Variable Centre-weighted
  • Metering Range
    0 to 20 EV (3D colour matrix or centre-weighted metering), 2 to 20 EV (Spot metering at ISO 100 equivalent, f/1.4 lens at 20°C/68°F)
  • Exposure Meter Coupling
    CPU, AI
  • Exposure Modes
    Aperture-Priority Auto (A), Manual (M), Programmed Auto with flexible Program (P), Shutter-Priority Auto (S)
  • Exposure Compensation
    ±5 EV in increments of 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV in increments of 1/3, 1/2, 1
  • Exposure Lock
    Yes
  • Picture Control
    Monochrome, Neutral, Nine User-customizable Settings, Standard, Standard
  • ISO Sensitivity
    ISO200 -3200
    Lo-1 (ISO 100)
    Hi-1 (ISO 6400)
  • Lowest Standard ISO Sensitivity
    2001/3, 1/2, 1
  • Highest Standard ISO Sensitivity
    32001/3, 1/2, 1
  • Lowest Expanded ISO Sensitivity
    Lo-1 (ISO 100 equivalent)
  • Highest Expanded ISO Sensitivity
    Hi-1 (ISO 6400 equivalent)
  • Expanded ISO Sensitivity Options
    Lo-1 (ISO 100 equivalent), Hi-1 (ISO 6400 equivalent)
  • Long Exposure Noise Reduction
    Yes
  • High ISO Noise Reduction
    Yes
  • Single-Point AF Mode
    Yes
  • Dynamic AF Mode
    Number of AF points: 9, 21, 51 and 51 (3D-tracking)
  • Auto-Area AF Mode
    Yes
  • Autofocus System Type
    51 focus points (15 cross-type sensors), AF fine adjustment possible, Detection range: EV -1 to EV +19 (ISO 100 equivalent, at normal temperature: 20°C/68°F), Focal-plane contrast [in LiveView (Tripod) mode], Nikon Multi-CAM 3500DX autofocus module
  • Focus Lock
    AE-L/AF-L button, Half press of shutter-release button (single-point AF in AF-S)
  • Focus Modes
    Continuous-servo (C), Manual (M) with electronic rangefinder, Single-servo AF (S)
  • Maximum Autofocus Areas/Points
    51
  • Autofocus Sensitivity
    -1 to +19 EV (ISO 100, 20°C/68°F)
  • Autofocus Fine Tune
    Yes
  • Built-in Flash
    Yes
  • Flash Bracketing
    2 to 9 frames in steps of 1/3, 1/2, 2/3 or 1 EV
  • X-Sync Speed
    1/250
  • Top FP High Speed Sync
    Up to1/8000
  • Flash Control
    SB-20, SB-16B, SB-15: Non-TTL Auto, M, Rear Curtain Sync, SB-22s: Non-TTL Auto, M, Rear Curtain Sync, SB-23: M, Rear Curtain Sync, SB-25: Non-TTL Auto, M, RPT, Rear Curtain Sync, SB-24: Non-TTL Auto, M, RPT, Rear Curtain Sync, SB-26: Non-TTL Auto, M, RPT, Rear Curtain Sync, SB-28: Non-TTL Auto, M, RPT, Rear Curtain Sync, SB-28DX: Non-TTL Auto, M, RPT, Rear Curtain Sync, SB-29s: M, Rear Curtain Sync, SB-30: Non-TTL Auto, M, Rear Curtain Sync, SB-50DX: M, Rear Curtain Syn, SB-80DX: Non-TTL Auto, M, RPT, Rear Curtain Sync, SB-400: i-TTL, AA, M*, AutoFP High Speed Sync, FV Lock, Flash Colour Informaiton Communication, Rear Curtain Sync, Red-Eye Reduction, SB-600: i-TTL, AA, M, AutoFP High Speed Sync, FV Lock, AF-Assist for multi-area AF, Flash Colour Informaiton Communication, Rear Curtain Sync, Red-Eye Reduction, Auto Zoom, SB-800: i-TTL, AA, Non-TTL Auto, GN, M, RPT, AutoFP High Speed Sync, FV Lock, AF-Assist for multi-area AF, Flash Colour Informaiton Communication, Rear Curtain Sync, Red-Eye Reduction, Auto Zoom, SB-900: CLS cameras: i-TTL, AA, Non-TTL Auto, GN, M, RPT, AutoFP High Speed Sync (D3-series, D2-series, D700, D300s, D300, D200, D80 only), FV Lock, AF-Assist for mulit-area AF, Flash Colour Info. Comm., Rear Curtain Sync, Red-Eye Reduction, Auto Zoom, SB-R1, SB-R200 triggered by camera's built in flash: i-TTL, M, Rear Curtain Sync, AutoFP High Speed Sync ( D700, D300 only because of built in flash), SB-R1C1/SB-R200 triggered by SU-800: i-TTL, AA, Manual, RPT, AutoFP High Speed Sync (D200/D80 only), FV Lock, AF-Assist for multi area AF, Rear Curtain Sync
  • Flash Sync Modes
    Front-curtain sync (normal), Rear-curtain sync, Red-Eye reduction, Red-Eye reduction with slow sync, Slow sync
  • Flash Compensation
    -3 to +1 EV in increments of 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV
  • Accessory Shoe
    Yes
  • Nikon Creative Lighting System (CLS)
    Built-in flash Commander Mode, CLS Supported
  • Flash Sync Terminal
    Yes
  • White Balance
    Auto (TTL control with 1,005-pixel CCD), Fine Tune by Kelvin colour temperature setting , Flash, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Manual, Shade, Sun
  • White Balance Bracketing
    2 to 9 exposures
  • Live View Shooting
    Handheld mode, Tripod mode
  • Monitor Size
    3 in. diagonal
  • Monitor Resolution
    921000 Dots
  • Monitor Type
    Super Density, Wide Viewing Angle TFT-LCD
  • Monitor Angle of View
    170-degree wide-viewing angle
  • Monitor Adjustments
    Brightness,7 levels
  • Playback Functions
    Auto Image Rotation, Full Frame, Highlight Point Display, Histogram Display, Pictmotion, Shooting Data, Slideshow, Thumbnail (4, 9 or 16 segments), Zoom
  • In-Camera Image Editing
    Colour Balance, D-Lighting, Filter Effects, Image Overlay, Monochrome, Red-Eye Correction, Side-by-Side Comparison, Trim
  • Image Comment
    Yes
  • Interface
    10-pin Terminal, HDMI, Hi-speed USB, NTSC, PAL
  • Wi-Fi Functionality
    WT-4A
  • GPS
    GP-1 GPS unit (sold separately)
  • Save/Load Camera settings
    Yes
  • My Menu
    Yes
  • Recent Settings
    Yes
  • Supported Languages
    Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Swedish
  • Date, Time and Daylight Savings Time Settings
    Yes
  • World Time Setting
    Yes
  • Battery / Batteries
    EN-EL3e Lithium-ion Battery
  • Battery Life (shots per charge)
    1000 shots (CIPA)
  • AC Adapter
    EH-5a AC Adapter
  • Battery Charger
    MH-18a Quick Charger
  • Tripod Socket
    1/4 inch 20
  • Approx. Dimensions (Width x Height x Depth)
    5.8 in. (147 mm) x 4.5 in. (114 mm) x 2.9 in. (74 mm)
  • Approx. Weight
    29.3 oz. (825 g)
  • External Flash Shoe
    truetrue
  • Battery
    Rechargeable
  • Supplied Software
    Software Suite CD-ROM
  • Optional Accessories
    MB-D10 Multi-Power Battery Pack, EH-5A AC Adapter, DK-21M Magnifying Eyepiece, Camera Control Pro 2, Nikon Capture NX, WT-4A Wireless Transmitter

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