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Type Single-lens reflex digital camera
Lens Mount Nikon F bayonet mount
Picture Angle Nikon DX format
Effective Pixels 24.1 million
Sensor Size 23.5mm x 15.6mm
Image Sensor Format DX
Image Sensor Type CMOS
Total Pixels 24.71 million
Dust-reduction system Image sensor cleaning
Dust-Off Reference Photo Yes
Image Area (pixels) DX-format
(L) 6,000 x 4,000
(M) 4,494 x 3,000
(S) 2,992 x 2,000
1.3X Crop Mode
(L) 4,800 x 3,200 (13.5 MP)
(M) 3,600 x 2,400 (8.6 MP)
(S) 2,400 x 1,600 (3.8 MP)
Photographs In Movie Live View (16:9)
(L) 6,000 x 3,368 (20.2 MP)
(M) 4,496 x 2,528 (11.4 MP)
(S) 2,992 x 1,680 (5.0 MP)
Photographs Taken In Movie Live View Using The 1.3X Crop (16:9)
(L) 4,800 x 2,696 (12.9 MP)
(M) 3,600 x 2,024 (7.3 MP)
(S) 2,400 x 1,344 (3.2 MP)
File Format Still Images JPEG: JPEG-Baseline Compliant with fine (approx 1:4), Normal (approx 1:8) or Basic (approx 1:16) Compression 
NEF (RAW) + JPEG: Single Photograph Recorded in both NEF (RAW) and JPEG Formats 
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 100% Horizontal 
100% Vertical Approx.
Viewfinder Magnification 0.94x Approx.
Viewfinder Eyepoint 19.5mm (-1.0m¯¹)
Viewfinder Diopter Adjustment -2.0 to +1.0m¯¹
Focusing Screen Type B BriteView Clear Matte Mark II screen
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, including type G and D lenses (some restrictions apply to PC Micro-NIKKOR lenses and DX lenses. 
AI-P NIKKOR lenses, and non-CPU AI lenses (exposure modes A and M only) 
Electronic rangefinder can be used with lenses that have a maximum aperture of f/5.6 or faster (the electronic rangefinder supports the center 1 focus point with lenses that have a maximum aperture of f/8 or faster). 
IX NIKKOR lenses, lenses for the F3AF, and non-AI lenses cannot be used.
Shutter type Electronically controlled vertical-travel focal-plane
Shutter Speed 1/8000 to 30 sec. in steps of 1/3 or 1/2 EV 
Bulb
Fastest Shutter Speed 1/8000 sec.
Slowest Shutter Speed 30 sec.
Flash Sync Speed Up to 1/250 sec. 
Synchronizes with shutter at 1/320 s or slower
Bulb Shutter Setting Yes
Shutter Release Modes Continuous low-speed [CL] mode; 1-6 frames per second 
Continuous high-speed [CH] mode; 6 frames per second 
Interval timer photography supported 
Mirror-up [Mup] mode 
Quiet Shutter Release 
Self-timer mode 
Single-frame [S] mode
Continuous Shooting Options DX-format
CH: Up to 6 frames per second
CL: Up to 1-6 frames per second
1.3X Crop Mode
CH: Up to 7 frames per second
CL: Up to 1-6 frames per second
Top Continuous Shooting Speed at full resolution 6 frames per second
Self-timer 2, 5, 10, 20 sec.; 1 to 9 exposures 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 8mm 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 3.5mm circle (about 2.5% of frame) centered on selected focus point
Metering Range 0 to 20 EV (3D color matrix or center-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 (A) 
Manual (M) 
Programmed auto with flexible program (P) 
Shutter-Priority Auto (S)
Scene Modes Autumn Colors 
Beach / Snow 
Blossom 
Candlelight 
Child 
Close-up 
Dusk / Dawn 
Food 
Landscape 
Night Landscape 
Night Portrait 
Party / Indoor 
Pet Portrait 
Portrait 
Sports 
Sunset
Exposure Compensation ±5 EV in increments of 1/3 or 1/2 EV
Exposure Bracketing 2 to 5 frames in steps of 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, 1, 2, or 3 EV
Exposure Lock Yes
Mirror Lock Up Yes
ISO Sensitivity ISO 100 -  6400
Hi-1 (ISO 12,800)
Hi-2 (ISO 25,600)
Lowest Standard ISO Sensitivity 100
Highest Standard ISO Sensitivity 6400
Highest Expanded ISO Sensitivity Hi-2 (ISO 25,600 equivalent)
Expanded ISO Sensitivity Options Hi-1 (ISO-12,800 equivalent) 
Hi-2 (ISO 25600 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 2-3 frames 
2 frames using selected value for one frame or 3 frames using preset values for all frames
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 Nikon Multi-CAM 3500DX autofocus sensor module with TTL phase detection
Detection Range -2 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
Focus Point Can be selected from 51 or 11 focus points
AF-area mode 9, 21 or 51 point Dynamic-area AF 
Auto-area AF 
Single-point AF 
3D-tracking (51 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 
Full-time Servo (AF-A) available in Live View only 
Manual (M) with electronic rangefinder 
Normal area 
Single-servo AF (AF-S) 
Wide area
Maximum Autofocus Areas/Points 51
Autofocus Sensitivity -2 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 Approx. 12/39, 12/39 with manual flash (m/ft, ISO 100, 20 °C/68 °F)
X-Sync Speed 1/250
Top FP High Speed Sync Up to 1/8000
Flash Control TTL: i-TTL flash control using 2,016-pixel RGB sensor is available with built-in flash and SB-910, SB-900, SB-800, SB-700, SB-600, or SB-400; i-TTL balanced fill-flash for digital SLR is used with matrix and center-weighted metering, standard i-TTL flash for digital SLR with spot metering
Flash Sync Modes Auto 
Auto FP High-Speed Sync supported 
Auto with red-eye reduction 
Auto slow sync 
Auto slow sync with red-eye reduction 
Fill-flash 
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
Flash-ready indicator Lights when built-in flash or optional flash unit is fully charged; flashes after flash is fired at full output
Accessory Shoe Yes
Nikon Creative Lighting System (CLS) Advanced Wireless Lighting supported with SB-910, SB-900, SB-800, or SB-700 as a master flash and SB-600 or SB-R200 as remotes, or SU-800 as commander 
Built-in flash can serve as master flash in commander mode 
Auto FP High-Speed Sync and modeling illumination supported with all CLS-compatible flash units except SB-400; Flash Color Information Communication and FV lock supported with all CLS-compatible flash units
Flash Sync Terminal Sync Terminal Adapter AS-15 (available separately)
White Balance Auto 
Choose color temperature (2500K-10000K) 
Cloudy 
Direct Sunlight 
Flash 
Fluorescent (7 types) 
Incandescent 
Preset Manual 
Shade
White Balance Bracketing 3 shots in steps of 1
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 / 60i 
HD 1,920x1,080 / 50i 
HD 1,920x1,080 / 30p 
HD 1,920x1,080 / 25p 
HD 1,920x1,080 / 24p 
HD 1,280x720 / 60p 
HD 1,280x720 / 50p
Movie Audio Built-in microphone, stereo 
External stereo microphone (optional) 
Microphone sensitivity can be adjusted
Monitor Size 3.2 in. diagonal
Monitor Resolution 1,228,800 Dots
Monitor Type Wide Viewing Angle TFT-LCD
Monitor Angle of View 170-degree wide-viewing angle
Monitor Adjustments Brightness, 3 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 
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 
Hi-speed USB 
Stereo Microphone Input 
WR-1 and WR-R10 wireless remote controller (available separately)
Wi-Fi Functionality Eye-Fi Compatible 
WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter 
UT-1 Communication Unit + WT-5A Wireless Transmitter
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 
Bengali 
Brazilian Portuguese 
Chinese (Simplified and Traditional) 
Czech 
Danish 
Dutch 
English 
Finnish 
French 
German 
Greek 
Hindi 
Hungarian 
Indonesian 
Italian 
Japanese 
Korean 
Norweigan 
Persian 
Polish 
Portuguese 
Romanian 
Russian 
Spanish 
Swedish 
Tamil 
Thai 
Turkish 
Ukrainian 
Vietnamese
Date, Time and Daylight Savings Time Settings Yes
World Time Setting Yes
Battery / Batteries EN-EL15 Lithium-ion Battery
Battery Life (shots per charge) 950 shots (CIPA)
AC Adapter EH-5b AC Adapter; requires EP-5B Power Connector (available separately)
Battery Charger MH-25 Quick Charger
Tripod Socket 1/4 in.
Approx. Dimensions Width: 5.3 in. (135.5mm)
Height: 4.2 in. (106.5mm)
Depth: 3.0 in. (76mm)
Approx. Weight 23.8 oz. (675g) (camera body only)
Operating Environment 0-40 °C (+32-104 °F)
Supplied Accessories EN-EL15 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
MH-25 Quick Charger
UC-E6 USB Cable
AN-DC1 Strap
DK-5 Eyepiece Cap
DK-23 Rubber Eyecup
BF-1B Body Cap
BS-1 Accessory Shoe Cap
NikonView NX2 CD ROM

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