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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
  • Storage Media

    Storage Media

    SD, SDHC
  • ISO Sensitivity

    ISO Sensitivity

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


    VGA 640x424 / 24 fps, QVGA 320x216 / 24 fps, Movie with sound
  • 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)

    5.2 in. (132 mm) x 4.1 in. (103 mm) x 3 in. (77 mm)
  • Approx. Weight

    Approx. Weight

    22 oz. (620 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
  • Total Pixels
    12.9 million
  • Dust-Off Reference Photo
  • Image Area (pixels)
    (L)4,288 x 2,848
    (M)3,216 x 2,136
    (S)2,144 x 1,424
  • File Format Still Images
    Compressed 12-bit NEF (RAW), JPEG: JPEG-baseline-compliant; can be selected from Size Priority and Optimal Quality
  • Storage Media
    SD, SDHC
  • Card Slot
    1 Secure Digital (SD)
  • 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, Eye-level pentaprism single-lens reflex viewfinder
  • Viewfinder Frame Coverage
    96 % (Approx.)
  • Viewfinder Magnification
    0.94x (Approx.)
  • Viewfinder Eyepoint
  • Viewfinder Diopter Adjustment
    -2.0 to +1.0m¯¹
  • Focusing Screen
    Type-B BriteView Clear Matte screen Mark II with superimposed focus brackets and On-Demand grid lines
  • Reflex Mirror
    Quick-return type
  • Mirror Lock Up
    Yes (for image sensor cleaning)
  • Depth-of-Field Control
  • Lens Compatibility at a Glance***
    AF-S or AF lenses fully compatible
  • Compatible Lenses
    AF NIKKOR other than D-/G-type (excluding lenses for F3AF): All functions except 3D-Colour Matrix Metering II possible, AF Nikkor other than D-type: All functions except 3D Colour Matrix Metering and 3D Multi-Sensor Balanced Fill-Flash for D1-series 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
  • Shutter Type
    Electronically controlled vertical-travel focal-plane
  • Fastest Shutter Speed
    1/4000 sec.
  • Slowest Shutter Speed
    30 sec.
  • Flash Sync Speed
    1/200 sec.
  • Bulb Shutter Setting
  • Shutter Release Modes
    Continuous low-speed [CL] mode; 1-4 frames per second, Continuous high-speed [CH] mode: 4.5, Live View [LV] mode, Self-timer mode, Single-frame [S] mode
  • Continuous Shooting Options
    CH: Up to 4.5 frames per second
    CL: Up to 4 frames per second
  • Top Continuous Shooting Speed at Full Resolution
    4.5 frames per second
  • Self-Timer
    2, 5, 10, 20 sec.
    Timer duration electronically controlled
  • Exposure Metering System
    420 pixel RGB sensor 3D Colour Matrix Metering II, Centre-weighted, Spot
  • 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
  • Exposure Modes
    Advanced Scene Modes, Aperture-Priority Auto (A), Auto, Auto (flash off), Manual (M), Programmed Auto with flexible Program (P), Shutter-Priority Auto (S)
  • Scene Modes
    Close-up, Landscape, Night Portrait, Portrait, Sports
  • Exposure Compensation
    ±5 EV in increments of 1/3, 1/2, 1
  • Exposure Lock
  • Picture Control
    Landscape, Monochrome, Neutral, Nine User-customizable Settings, Portrait, Standard, Standard
  • ISO Sensitivity
    ISO200 -3200
    Lo-1 (ISO 100)
    Hi-1 (ISO 6400)
  • Lowest Standard ISO Sensitivity
  • Highest Standard ISO Sensitivity
  • 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
  • High ISO Noise Reduction
    Low, Normal, High, Off
  • D-Lighting Bracketing
    2 frames
  • Single-Point AF Mode
  • Dynamic AF Mode
    Number of AF points: 11 and 11 (3D-tracking)
  • Auto-Area AF Mode
  • Autofocus System Type
    11 focus points (including 1 cross-type sensor), AF-assist illuminator (1.6-9.8 ft./0.5-3.0m approx.), Nikon Multi-CAM 1000 autofocus sensor module with TTL phase detection
  • Focus Lock
    AE-L/AF-L button, Half press of shutter-release button (single-point AF in AF-S)
  • Focus Modes
    Continuous-servo (C), Face-Priority AF, Normal area AF, Single-servo AF (S), Wide area AF
  • Maximum Autofocus Areas/Points
  • Autofocus Sensitivity
    -1 to +19 EV (ISO 100, 20°C/68°F)
  • Built-in Flash
  • Flash Bracketing
    2 to 3 frames in steps of 1/3 to 2 EV
  • Built-in Flash Distance
    56 ft. (ISO 200) 17 m (ISO 200)
  • Top FP High Speed Sync
    Up to1/4000
  • 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
  • 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 or 3 exposures
  • Live View Shooting
  • Movie
    VGA 640x424 / 24 fps, QVGA 320x216 / 24 fps, Movie with sound
  • Movie Audio
    Microphone sensitivity can be adjusted
  • Monitor Size
    3 in. diagonal
  • Monitor Resolution
    920000 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, Calendar, Full Frame, Highlight Point Display, Histogram Display, Movie Playback, Pictmotion, Shooting Data, Slideshow, Sound Playback, Thumbnail (4, 9 or 72 segments), Zoom
  • In-Camera Image Editing
    Colour Balance, D-Lighting, Distortion Control, Filter Effects, Fisheye, Image Overlay, Monochrome, NEF (RAW) Processing, Quick retouch, Red-Eye Correction, Small picture, Straighten, Trim
  • Image Comment
  • Interface
    HDMI, Hi-speed USB, NTSC
  • Wi-Fi Functionality
    Eye-Fi Compatible
  • GPS
    GP-1 GPS unit (sold separately)
  • 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)
    850 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)
    5.2 in. (132 mm) x 4.1 in. (103 mm) x 3 in. (77 mm)
  • Approx. Weight
    22 oz. (620 g)
  • Not compatible with E-type lenses
  • External Flash Shoe
  • Battery
  • Supplied Software
    Software Suite CD-ROM
  • Optional Accessories
    MB-D80 Mult-Power Battery Pack, EH-5A AC Adapter, ML-L3 Remote Controller, DK-21M Magnifying Eyepiece, Camera Control Pro 2, Capture NX 2 Software


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