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Type Single-lens reflex digital camera
Lens Mount Nikon F bayonet mount
Picture Angle Nikon FX format
Effective Pixels 24.3 million
Sensor Size 35.9mm x 24.0mm
Image Sensor Format FX
Image Sensor Type CMOS
Total Pixels 24.7 million
Dust-reduction system Image sensor cleaning
Dust-Off Reference Photo Yes
Image Area (pixels) FX-format
(L) 6,016 x 4,016 
(M) 4,512 x 3,008
(S) 3,008 x 2,008 
DX-format
(L) 3,936 x 2,624 
(M) 2,944 x 1,968
(S) 1,968 x 1,312
File Format Still Images JPEG: JPEG-Baseline Compliant; can be selected from Size Priority and Optimal Quality 
JPEG: JPEG-Baseline Compliant with fine (approx 1:4), Normal (approx 1:8) or Basic (approx 1:16) Compression 
NEF (RAW): Lossless compressed, compressed 12 or 14 bit
Picture Control Landscape 
Monochrome 
Neutral 
Portrait 
Standard 
User-customizable Settings 
Vivid
Storage Media SD 
SDHC 
SDXC
Card Slot 2 Secure Digital (SD)
File System Compliant with DCF (Design Rule for Camera File System) 2.0 
DPOF (Digital Print Order Format) 
EXIF 2.3 (Exchangeable Image File Format for Digital Still Cameras) 
PictBridge
Viewfinder Eye-level Pentaprism Single-Lens Reflex Viewfinder
Viewfinder Frame Coverage FX (36x24): 100% Horizontal and 100% Vertical Approx.
DX (24x16): 97% Horizontal and 97% Vertical Approx.
Viewfinder Magnification 0.70x Approx.
Viewfinder Eyepoint 20.6mm (-1.0m¯¹)
Viewfinder Diopter Adjustment Built-in diopter adjustment (-3 to +1 m¯¹)
Focusing Screen Type B BriteView Clear Matte Mark VIII with AF Area Brackets (grid lines can be displayed)
Reflex Mirror Quick-return type
Lens Aperture Instant-return type
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 lenses, including type G and D lenses (some restrictions apply to PC lenses) and DX lenses (using DX 24 × 16 1.5x image area), AI-P NIKKOR lenses, and non-CPU AI lenses (A and M modes only). 
IX NIKKOR lenses, lenses for the F3AF, and non-AI lenses cannot be used.
Shutter type Electronically controlled vertical-travel focal-plane
Shutter Speed 1/4000 to 30 sec. 
Bulb
Fastest Shutter Speed 1/4000 sec.
Slowest Shutter Speed 30 sec.
Flash Sync Speed Up to 1/200 sec. 
Synchronizes with shutter at 1/250s or slower
Bulb Shutter Setting Yes
Shutter Release Modes Continuous low-speed [CL] mode; 1-5 frames per second 
Continuous high-speed [CH] mode; 5.5 frames per second 
Mirror-up [Mup] mode 
Quiet Shutter Release 
Self-timer mode 
Single-frame [S] mode
Continuous Shooting Options FX-format
CH: Up to 5.5 frames per second
CL: Up to 1-5 frames per second
Top Continuous Shooting Speed at full resolution 5.5 frames per second
Self-timer 2, 5, 10, 20 sec. Timer duration electronically controlled
Exposure Metering System TTL exposure metering using 2,016-pixel RGB sensor
Metering Method Center-weighted: Weight of 75% given to 12mm circle in center of frame 
Matrix: 3D color matrix metering II (type G and D lenses); color matrix metering II (other CPU lenses) 
Spot: Meters 4mm circle (about 1.5% of frame) centered on selected focus point
Metering Range 0 to 20 EV (3D color matrix or center-weighted metering) 
0 to 20 EV (spot metering)
Exposure Meter Coupling CPU 
AI
Exposure Modes Aperture-Priority (A) 
Manual (M) 
Programmed auto with flexible program (P) 
Shutter-Priority (S)
Exposure Compensation ±5 EV in increments of 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV
Exposure Bracketing 2 or 3 frames in steps of 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, 1 or 2 EV
Exposure Lock Yes
Mirror Lock Up Yes
ISO Sensitivity ISO 100 -  6400
Lo-1 (ISO 50)
Hi-1 (ISO 12,800)
Hi-2 (ISO 25,600)
Lowest Standard ISO Sensitivity 100
Highest Standard ISO Sensitivity 6400
Lowest Expanded ISO Sensitivity Lo-1 (ISO 50 equivalent)
Highest Expanded ISO Sensitivity Hi-2 (ISO 25,600 equivalent)
Expanded ISO Sensitivity Options Hi-1 (ISO-12,800 equivalent) 
Hi-2, (ISO-25,600 equivalent)
Long Exposure Noise Reduction Yes
High ISO Noise Reduction Low 
Normal 
High 
Off
Active D-Lighting Auto 
Extra High 
High 
Normal 
Low 
Off
D-Lighting Bracketing 2 frames using selected value for one frame 
3-5 frames using preset values for all frames
Single-point AF Mode Yes
Dynamic AF Mode Number of AF points: 9, 21, 39 and 39 (3D-tracking)
Auto-area AF Mode Yes
Autofocus System Nikon Multi-CAM 4800 autofocus sensor module with TTL phase detection
Detection Range -1 to 19 EV (ISO 100, 68°F/20°C)
Lens Servo Autofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S); Continuous-servo AF (AF-C); auto AF-S/AF-C selection (AF-A); predictive focus tracking activated automatically according to subject status 
Manual focus (MF): Electronic rangefinder can be used
AF-area mode 9, 21 or 39 point Dynamic-area AF 
Auto-area AF 
Single-point AF 
3D-tracking (39 points)
Focus Lock Focus can be locked by pressing AE-L/AF-L button 
Focus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (single-servo AF)
Focus Modes Auto AF-S/AF-C selection (AF-A) 
Continuous-servo (AF-C) 
Face-Priority AF available in Live View only and D-Movie only 
Manual (M) with electronic rangefinder 
Normal area 
Single-servo AF (AF-S) 
Wide area
Maximum Autofocus Areas/Points 39
Autofocus Sensitivity -1 to +19 EV (ISO 100, 20°C/68°F)
Autofocus Fine Tune Yes
Built-in Flash Yes
Flash Bracketing 2 to 3 frames in steps of 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, 1 or 2 EV
Built-in Flash Distance 39 ft. (ISO 100)
X-Sync Speed 1/200
Top FP High Speed Sync Up to 1/4000
Flash Control TTL: i-TTL flash control using 2,016-pixel RGB sensor are available with built-in flash and SB-910, SB-900, SB-700, or SB-400; i-TTL balanced fill-flash for digital SLR is used with matrix and center-weighting metering, standard i-TTL flash for digital SLR with spot metering
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
Flash-ready indicator Lights when built-in flash or optional flash unit such as SB-910, SB-900, SB-400, SB-80DX, SB-28DX or SB-50DX is fully charged
Accessory Shoe Yes
Nikon Creative Lighting System (CLS) Built-in flash Commander Mode 
CLS Supported
White Balance Auto 
Choose color temperature (2500K-10000K) 
Cloudy 
Direct Sunlight 
Flash 
Fluorescent (7 types) 
Incandescent 
Preset manual (up to 4 values can be stored) 
Shade
White Balance Bracketing 2 or 3 exposures
Live View Shooting Photography Live View Mode 
Movie Live View Mode
Live View Lens servo Autofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S); full-time-servo AF (AF-F) 
Manual focus (MF)
Live View AF-area mode Face-priority AF 
Wide-area AF 
Normal-area AF 
Subject-tracking AF
Live View Autofocus Contrast-detect AF anywhere in frame (camera selects focus point automatically when face-priority AF or subject-tracking AF is selected)
Live View Scene Auto Selector Auto mode 
Auto (flash off) mode
Movie Metering TTL exposure metering using main image sensor
Movie Maximum recording time 20 minutes at highest quality 
29 minutes 59 seconds at normal quality
Movie File Format MOV
Movie Video Compression H.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding
Movie Audio recording format Linear PCM
Movie HD 1,920x1,080 / 30 fps 
HD 1,920x1,080 / 25 fps 
HD 1,920x1,080 / 24 fps 
HD 1,280x720 / 60 fps 
HD 1,280x720 / 50 fps 
HD 1,280x720 / 30 fps 
HD 1,280x720 / 25 fps
Movie Audio Built-in microphone, monaural 
External stereo microphone (optional)
Monitor Size 3.2 in. diagonal
Monitor Resolution 921,000 Dots
Monitor Type Wide Viewing Angle TFT-LCD
Monitor Angle of View 170-degree wide-viewing angle
Monitor Adjustments Brightness, 5 levels
Brightness control using ambient brightness sensor
Virtual Horizon Camera Indicator Yes
Playback Functions Auto Image Rotation 
Full-Frame and Thumbnail (4, 9, or 72 images or calendar) 
Highlights 
Histogram Display 
Image Comment 
Movie Playback 
Movie Slideshow 
Playback with Zoom 
Slideshow
In-Camera Image Editing Color Balance 
Color Outline 
Color Sketch 
D-Lighting 
Distortion Control 
Edit Movie 
Filter Effects 
Fisheye 
Image Overlay 
Miniature Effect 
Monochrome 
NEF (RAW) Processing 
Perspective Control 
Quick Retouch 
Red-Eye Correction 
Resize 
Selective Color 
Side-by-Side Comparison 
Straighten 
Trim
Image Comment Yes
Interface Accessory Terminal: Remote Cord: MC-DC2 (available separately); GPS unit: GP-1 (available separately) 
HDMI output: Type C mini-pin HDMI connector 
Headphone Connector 
Hi-speed USB 
Stereo Microphone Input
Wi-Fi Functionality Eye-Fi Compatible 
WU-1b Wireless Mobile Adapter
GPS GP-1 GPS unit 
GP-1A GPS unit
Save/Load Camera settings Yes
Total custom Settings 50
My Menu Yes with customization
Recent Settings Yes
Supported Languages Arabic 
Brazilian Portuguese 
Chinese (Simplified and Traditional) 
Czech 
Danish 
Dutch 
English 
Finnish 
French 
German 
Greek 
Hindi 
Hungarian 
Indonesian 
Italian 
Japanese 
Korean 
Norweigan 
Polish 
Portuguese 
Romanian 
Russian 
Spanish 
Swedish 
Thai 
Turkish 
Ukrainian
Date, Time and Daylight Savings Time Settings Yes
World Time Setting Yes
Battery / Batteries EN-EL15 Lithium-ion Battery
Battery Life (shots per charge) 900 shots (CIPA)
AC Adapter EH-5b AC Adapter 
Requires EP-5B Power Supply Connector
Battery Charger MH-25 Quick Charger
Tripod Socket 1/4 in.
Approx. Dimensions Width: 5.6 in. (141mm)
Height: 4.4 in. (113mm)
Depth: 3.2 in. (82mm)
Approx. Weight 26.8 oz. (760g), camera body only
Operating Environment 0-40 °C (+32-104 °F)
Supplied Accessories EN-EL15 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
MH-25 Quick ChargerUC-E15
USB CableBM-14
LCD Monitor
CoverDK-21 Rubber EyecupAN-DC8
StrapDK-5
Eyepiece CapBF-1B
Body CapBS-1
Accessory Shoe
CapNikonView NX2 CD ROM

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***Refer to the product manual or the Compatible Lenses Specification for additional details.

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