Overview
Professional digital SLR with the newly designed FX-format CMOS image sensor and HD movie capability, delivering improved ultra-high sensitivity, image quality and response speed.

Tech Specs

Type of CameraSingle-lens reflex digital camera
Effective Pixels12.1 million
Image SensorNikon FX format (36.0 x 23.9 mm) CMOS sensor
Image Size (Pixels)FX format: 4,256 x 2,832 [L], 3,184 x 2,120 [M], 2,128 x 1,416 [S]; 5:4 (30 x 24): 3,552 x 2,832[L], 2,656 x 2,120 [M], 1,776 x 1,416 [S]; DX format: 2,784 x 1,848 [L], 2,080 x 1,384 [M], 1,392 x 920 [S]; 1.2× (30×20): 3,552 × 2,368[L], 2,656 × 1,776[M], 1,776 × 1,184[S]; D-movie: 1280 x 720 / 24fps, 640 x 424 / 24fps, 320 x 216 / 24fps
SensitivityISO 200 to 12,800 in steps of 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV, plus HI-0.3, HI-0.5, HI-0.7, HI-1, HI-2 and HI-3 (ISO 102,400); sensitivity decreases approx. LO-0.3, LO-0.5, LO-0.7 and LO-1 (ISO 100)
File FormatNEF (12 or 14-bit lossless compressed, compressed, or uncompressed RAW), TIFF (RGB), JPEG (Baseline-compliant); AVI movie (Motion JPEG compression format with monaural sound; Stero sound with external microphone)
Storage MediaCompactFlash™ (CF) Card (Type I, UDMA 6 compliant)
Shooting Modes1) Single frame shooting [S] mode, 2) Continuous low shooting [CL] mode: 1-9 fps, 3) Continuous high shooting [CH] mode: 9 fps (9-11 fps with DX format), 4) Quiet shutter-release, 5) Self-timer mode, 6) Mirror-up mode, 7) D-Movie
White BalanceAuto (TTL white balance with 1,005-pixel RGB sensor, and main image sensor); Incandescent, Fluorescent, Direct sunlight, Flash, Cloudy, Shade, Choose colour temp., White balance preset
LCD Monitor Size3.0", 921,000-dot, low-temperature polysilicon TFT LCD, allows up to 170-degree viewing angle, 100% frame coverage, and brightness adjustment
Playback Function1) Full frame, 2) Thumbnail (4, 9, or 72 images) with playback zoom, 3) Movie playback, 4) Slideshow, 5) Histogram display, 6) Highlights, 7) Auto image rotation, 8)Image comment 9)Voice memo input and playback
Delete Function1) Card format, 2) All frames delete, 3) Selected frames delete
InterfaceUSB 2.0 (High-speed), Video output, HDMI output (Type C mini-pin connector), Stereo mini-pin audio input
Picture Angle (in 35mm [135] format equivalent)FX Format 1:1, DX Format approx 1.5x focal length
ViewfinderFixed eye-level pentaprism; built-in diopter adjustment (-3 to +1.0 m-¹)
Focusing ScreenType B BriteView Clear Matte VI screen with AF area brackets
Viewfinder Frame Coverage/Magnification (with 50mm lens at infinity; -1.0 m-1)Approx. 100%/ Approx. 0.7x
AutofocusTTL phase detection, 51 focus points (15 cross-sensors) by Nikon Multi-CAM 3500FX autofocus module; Detection range: -1 to +19 EV (ISO 100 at 20°C/68°F); Focal-plane contrast [in Liveview (Tripod) mode]
Focus Modes1) Single-servo AF (AF-S), 2) Continuous-servo AF (AF-C), 3) Focus tracking automatically activated according to subject status, 4) Manual focus (M) with electronic rangefinder can be selected from 51 focus area
Exposure Metering System1) 3D-Color Matrix Metering II (type G and D lenses); Color Matrix Metering II (other CPU lenses); Color Matrix Metering (non-CPU lenses if user provides lens data); 2) Center-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 (fixed at 12 mm when non-CPU lens is used), 3) Spot: Meters 4.0 mm circle (about 1.5% of frame) centered on selected focus point (on center focus area when non-CPU lens is used)
Exposure Metering Range (at normal temperature [68°F/20°C], ISO 100 equivalent, f/1.4 lens)1) 0 to 20 EV (3D-Color Matrix or Center-weighted metering), 2) 2 to 20 EV (Spot metering)
Exposure Control1) Programmed Auto [P], 2) Shutter-Priority Auto [S], 3) Aperture-Priority Auto [A], 4) Manual [M]
Auto Exposure Bracketing2 to 9 exposures in increments of 1/3, 1/2, 2/3 or 1 steps to (+-) 1.0 EV
ShutterElectronically controlled vertical-travel focal plane shutter; 30 to 1/8000sec in steps of 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV plus bulb and X250
Sync ContactX-contact only; flash synchronization at up to 1/250 sec
Flash Control1) TTL: i-TTL balanced fill-flash and standard i-TTL flash for digital SLR using 1,005-pixel RGB sensor are available with SB-900, SB-800, SB-600, or SB-400, 2) Auto aperture: Available with SB-900 or SB-800 and CPU lens, 3) Non-TTL auto: Supported flash units include SB-900, SB-800, SB-28, SB-27, and SB-22S, 4) Distance-priority manual: Available with SB-900 and SB-800
Flash Sync Modes1) Front-curtain sync, 2) Red-eye reduction, 3) Red-eye reduction with Slow sync, 4) Slow sync, 5) Rear-curtain sync
Sync TerminalISO 519 standard terminal, with built-in rubber cap
Self-TimerElectronically controlled timer with duration of 2, 5, 10 or 20 s.
Depth of Field Preview ButtonYes
Remote ControlVia 10-pin Remote Cord MC-22/30/36 (optional) or Wireless Remote Control WT-4 (optional)
GPSGPS Unit GP-1 or GPS device compliant with NMEA 0183 (Ver. 2.01 and 3.01) interface standard supported with 9-pin D-sub cable (optional) and GPS Cable MC-35 (optional)
Supported LanguagesTotal of 20 languages:Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish
Power RequirementsRechargeable EN-EL4a/EL4 Li-ion Battery, EH-6 AC adapter (optional)
Battery Life (on a fully charged battery)Approx. 4200 shots
Tripod Socket1/4 in. (ISO1222)
DimensionsApprox. 159.5 x 157 x 87.5 mm
Weight (without battery, memory card or body cap)Approx. 1,240 g
Supplied Accessories (may differ by country or area)Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL4a, Quick Charger MH-22, USB Cable UC-E4, Audio Video Cable EG-D2, Camera Strap AN-DC5, Body Cap BF-1B, Accessory Shoe Cover BS-2, Eyepiece DK-17, Battery Chamber Cover BL-4, USB Cable Clip, Software Suite CD-ROM. * Supplied accessories may differ depending on country or area
Other FeaturesRetouch menu, Info Display on LCD monitor, Intergrated Dust Reductions System, Live view, D-Movie (with external stereo microphone input; in-camera movie editing),Dual card slots