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Tech Specs

  • Effective Pixels (Megapixels)

    Effective Pixels (Megapixels)

    12.1 million
  • Sensor Size

    Sensor Size

    36 mm x 23.9 mm
  • Image Sensor Format

  • Storage Media

    Storage Media

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

    ISO Sensitivity

    ISO200 -6400
    Lo-1 (ISO 100)
    Hi-1 (ISO 12,800)
    Hi-2 (ISO 25,600)
  • 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 4.8 in. (123 mm) x 3 in. (77 mm)
  • Approx. Weight

    Approx. Weight

    35 oz. (995 g)
  • Lens Mount
    Nikon F bayonet mount
  • Picture Angle
    Equivalent to angle produced by lens focal length (1/5 times when DX format is selected)
  • Effective Pixels (Megapixels)
    12.1 million
  • Sensor Size
    36 mm x 23.9 mm
  • Image Sensor Format
  • Total Pixels
    12.87 million
  • Dust-Off Reference Photo
  • Image Area (pixels)
    (L)4,256 x 2,832
    (M)3,184 x 2,120
    (S)2,128 x 1,416
    (L)2,784 x 1,848
    (M)2,080 x 1,384
    (S)1,392 x 920
  • File Format Still Images
    Compressed 12/14-bit NEF (RAW, Compressed): approx. 45-60 percent, 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, compliant with UDMA)
  • 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
    SLR-type with fixed eye-level pentaprism
  • Viewfinder Frame Coverage
    95 % (Approx.)
  • Viewfinder Magnification
    0.72x (Approx.)
  • Viewfinder Eyepoint
  • Viewfinder Diopter Adjustment
    -3 to +1m¯¹
  • Focusing Screen
    Type B BriteView Clear Matte Mark VI screen with AF Brackets
  • Reflex Mirror
    Quick-return type
  • Mirror Lock Up
  • Lens Aperture
    Instant-return type with depth-of-field preview button
  • Depth-of-Field Control
  • Lens Compatibility at a Glance***
    AF-S or AF lenses fully compatible, Metering with AI lenses
  • Compatible Lenses
    AF NIKKOR other than type G or D*2: All functions supported except 3D Colour Matrix Metering II, AI-P NIKKOR: All functions supported except autofocus and 3D Colour Matrix Metering II, DX AF NIKKOR: All functions supported except FX-format (36x24)/5:4 (30x24) image size, 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, Type G or D AF NIKKOR: All functions supported
  • Fastest Shutter Speed
    1/8000 sec.
  • Slowest Shutter Speed
    30 sec.
  • Flash Sync Speed
    1/250 sec.
  • Bulb Shutter Setting
  • Shutter Release Modes
    Continuous low-speed [CL] mode; 1-4 frames per second, Continuous high-speed [CH] mode; 5 frames per second, Live View [LV] mode
  • Continuous Shooting Options
    CH: Up to5 frames per second
    CH: Up to4DX-format
    CH: Up to 5 frames per second
    CL: Up to 4 frames per second
  • Top Continuous Shooting Speed at Full Resolution
    5 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
  • 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
  • Picture Control
    Monochrome, Neutral, Nine User-customizable Settings, Standard, Standard
  • ISO Sensitivity
    ISO200 -6400
    Lo-1 (ISO 100)
    Hi-1 (ISO 12,800)
    Hi-2 (ISO 25,600)
  • Lowest Standard ISO Sensitivity
  • Highest Standard ISO Sensitivity
  • Lowest Expanded ISO Sensitivity
    Lo-1 (ISO 100 equivalent)
  • Highest Expanded ISO Sensitivity
    Hi-2 (ISO 25,600 equivalent)
  • Expanded ISO Sensitivity Options
    Lo-1 (ISO 100 equivalent), Hi-1 (ISO 12,800 equivalent), Hi-2 (ISO 25,600 equivalent)
  • Long Exposure Noise Reduction
  • High ISO Noise Reduction
    Low, Normal, High, Off
  • Single-Point AF Mode
  • Dynamic AF Mode
    Number of AF points: 9, 21, 51 and 51 (3D-tracking)
  • Auto-Area AF Mode
  • Autofocus System Type
    51 focus points (15 cross-type sensors), AF-assist illuminator (1.6-9.8 ft./0.5-3.0m approx.), AF fine adjustment possible, Detection range: EV -1 to EV +19 (ISO 100 equivalent, at normal temperature: 20°C/68°F), Nikon Multi-CAM 3500FX autofocus module
  • Focus Lock
    AE-L/AF-L button, Half press of shutter-release button (single-point AF in AF-S)
  • Focus Modes
    Auto, Continuous-servo (C), Manual, Manual (M) with electronic rangefinder, Single-servo AF (S)
  • Maximum Autofocus Areas/Points
  • Autofocus Fine Tune
    Yes, Records values for up to 12 user selected lenses
  • Built-in Flash
  • Flash Bracketing
    2 to 9 frames in steps of 1/3, 1/2, 2/3 or 1 EV
  • X-Sync Speed
  • Top FP High Speed Sync
    Up to1/8000
  • Flash Control
    i-TTL Balanced fill-flash, standard i-TTL flash for digital SLR
  • 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 or 1/2 EV
  • Accessory Shoe
  • Nikon Creative Lighting System (CLS)
    Built-in flash Commander Mode, CLS Supported
  • Flash Sync Terminal
  • White Balance
    Auto (2 types), Auto (TTL white balance with 2,016-pixel RGB sensor), Cloudy, Direct Sunlight, Fine Tune by Kelvin colour temperature setting (2,500 K to 10,000K), Flash, Fluorescent (7 types), Incandescent, Preset manual (up to 5 values can be stored), Seven manual modes with fine-tuning, Shade
  • 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
  • Virtual Horizon Camera Indicator
    Yes, Also visible in LiveView Modes
  • Playback Functions
    Auto Image Rotation, Full Frame, Highlight Point Display, Histogram Display, Slideshow, Thumbnail (4 or 9 segments), Zoom
  • In-Camera Image Editing
    Colour Balance, D-Lighting, Filter Effects, Image Overlay, Monochrome, Red-Eye Correction, Trim
  • Image Comment
  • Interface
    10-pin Terminal, HDMI, Hi-speed USB, NTSC, PAL
  • Wi-Fi Functionality
    FTP file transfer available and PTP/IP with optional WT-4A (IEEE 802.11 a/b/g)
  • GPS
    GP-1 GPS unit (sold separately)
  • Save/Load Camera settings
  • My Menu
    Yes with customization
  • Recent Settings
  • 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
  • World Time Setting
  • 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 4.8 in. (123 mm) x 3 in. (77 mm)
  • Approx. Weight
    35 oz. (995 g)
  • External Flash Shoe Type
    Standard ISO 518 hot-shoe contact with safety lock
  • External Flash Shoe
  • Battery
  • Optional Accessories
    MB-D10 Multi-Power Battery Pack, EH-5A AC Adapter, DK-17M Magnifying Eyepiece, Camera Control Pro 2, Capture NX 2 Software, Image Authentication Software, WT-4A Wireless Transmitter


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