Specifications

Type

Single-lens reflex digital camera

Lens Mount

Nikon F bayonet mount

Effective Pixels

24.3 million

Sensor Size

35.9 mm x 24 mm

Image Sensor Format

FX

Image Sensor Type

CMOS

Total Pixels

24.93 million

Dust-reduction system

Image sensor cleaning
Image Dust Off reference data (optional Capture NX-D software required)

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 
1:2 format (30 x 20)
(L) 5,008 x 3,336 
(M) 3,752 x 2,504 
(S) 2,504 x 1,664 
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 with fine (approx 1:4), normal (approx 1:8), or basic (approx 1:16) compression (Size priority); Optimal quality compression available 
NEF (RAW) + JPEG: Single Photograph Recorded in both NEF (RAW) and JPEG Formats
NEF (RAW): Lossless compressed, compressed 12 or 14 bit

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.)
1.2x (30x20): 97% Horizontal and 97% Vertical (Approx.)
DX (24x16): 97% Horizontal and 97% Vertical (Approx.)

Viewfinder Magnification

0.7x (50 mm f/1.4 lens at infinity, -1.0m-1) (Approx.)

Viewfinder Eyepoint

21mm (-1.0 m¯¹)

Viewfinder Diopter Adjustment

Built-in diopter adjustment (-3 to +1 m¯¹)

Focusing Screen

Type B BriteView Clear Matte Mark III screen with AF area brackets (framing grid can be displayed)

Reflex Mirror

Quick-return type

Mirror Lock Up

Yes

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, E, and D lenses (some restrictions apply to PC lenses) and DX lenses (using DX 24 x 16 1.5x image area), AI-P NIKKOR lenses, and non-CPU AI lenses (A and M modes only). 
Electronic rangefinder can be used with lenses that have a maximum aperture of f/5.6 or faster (the electronic rangefinder supports the 11 focus points 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

1/4000 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 (flash range drops at speeds between 1/200 and 1/250s)

Bulb Shutter Setting

Yes

Shutter Release Modes

Continuous low-speed [CL] mode
Continuous high-speed [CH] mode
Mirror-up [Mup] mode
Quiet Shutter Release
Quiet Continuous Release
Self-timer Mode
Single-frame [S] mode

Continuous Shooting Options

FX-format
CH: Up to 6.5 frames per second
CL: Up to 1-6 frames per second
DX-format
CH: Up to 6.5 frames per second
CL: Up to 1-6 frames per second

Top Continuous Shooting Speed at full resolution

6.5 frames per second

Self-timer

2, 5, 10, 20 sec.; 1 to 9 exposures at intervals of 0.5, 1, 2, or 3 sec.
Timer duration electronically controlled

Exposure Metering System

TTL exposure metering using 91,000-pixel RGB sensor

Metering Method

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 (non-CPU lenses use 12-mm circle)
Matrix: 3D Color Matrix Metering II (type G, E, and D lenses); Color Matrix Metering II (other CPU lenses); Color Matrix Metering available with non-CPU lenses if user provides lens data
Spot: Meters 4 mm circle (about 1.5% of frame) centered on selected focus point (on center focus point when non-CPU lens is used)
Highlight-weighted: Available with type G, E, and D lenses; equivalent to center-weighted when non-CPU lens is used

Metering Range

0 to 20 EV (3D Color Matrix, center-weighted metering or highlight weighted metering) 
2 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 or 1/2 in P, S, A, and M modes

Exposure Bracketing

2 to 5 frames in steps of 2 or 3 EV 
2 to 9 frames in steps of 1/3, 1/2, 2/3 or 1 EV

Exposure Lock

Yes

ISO Sensitivity

ISO 100 -12,800
Lo-1 (ISO 50)
Hi-1 (ISO 25,600)
Hi-2 (ISO 51,200)

Lowest Standard ISO Sensitivity

100

Highest Standard ISO Sensitivity

12,800

Lowest Expanded ISO Sensitivity

Lo-1 (ISO 50 equivalent)

Highest Expanded ISO Sensitivity

Hi-2 (ISO 51,200 equivalent)

Expanded ISO Sensitivity Options

Lo-1 (ISO 50 equivalent)
Hi-1 (ISO 25,600 equivalent)
Hi-2, (ISO 51,200 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

Picture Control

Flat 
Landscape
Monochrome
Neutral
Portrait
Standard
User-customizable Settings
Vivid

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

51 focus points (including 15 cross-type sensors; f/8 supported by 11 sensors) 
AF-assist illuminator (range approx. 0.5-3 m/1 ft. 8 in.-9 ft. 10 in.) 
Finetuning
Nikon Advanced Multi-CAM 3500FX II autofocus sensor module with TTL phase detection

Detection Range

-3 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 51 point Dynamic-area AF
Auto-area AF
Single-point AF
3D-tracking (51 points)
Group-area AF

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 and D-Movie only
Manual (M) with electronic rangefinder
Normal area
Single-servo AF (AF-S)
Wide area

Maximum Autofocus Areas/Points

51

Autofocus Sensitivity

-3 to +19 EV (ISO 100, 20°C/68°F)

Autofocus Fine Tune

Yes

Built-in Flash

Yes

Flash Bracketing

2 to 5 frames in steps of 2 or 3 EV 
2 to 9 frames in steps of 1/3, 1/2, 2/3 or 1 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 91,000-pixel RGB sensor are available with built-in flash and SB-910, SB-900, SB-800, SB-700, SB-600, SB-500, SB-400, or SB-300; 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

Auto
Auto FP High-Speed Sync supported
Auto with red-eye reduction
Auto slow sync
Auto slow sync with red-eye reduction
Fill-flash
Rear-curtain sync
Rear-curtain with slow sync
Red-Eye reduction
Red-Eye reduction with slow sync
Slow sync
Off

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 is fully charged; flashes after flash is fired at full output

Accessory Shoe

Yes

Nikon Creative Lighting System (CLS)

CLS Supported

White Balance

Auto (2 types)
Choose color temperature (2500K-10000K)
Cloudy
Direct Sunlight
Flash
Fluorescent (7 types)
Incandescent
Preset manual (up to 6 values can be stored, spot white balance measurement available during live view)
Shade

White Balance Bracketing

2 to 9 exposures in increments of 1, 2 or 3 EV

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)

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

Full HD 1,920x1,080 / 60 fps 
Full HD 1,920x1,080 / 50 fps 
Full HD 1,920x1,080 / 30 fps 
Full HD 1,920x1,080 / 25 fps 
Full HD 1,920x1,080 / 24 fps 
HD 1,280x720 / 60 fps
HD 1,280x720 / 50 fps

Movie Audio

Built-in microphone, stereo
External stereo microphone (optional)

Monitor Size

3.2 in. diagonal

Monitor Resolution

1,229,000 Dots

Monitor Type

Wide Viewing Angle TFT-LCD

Monitor Angle of View

170-degree wide-viewing angle

Monitor Adjustments

Brightness and angle adjustment available

Virtual Horizon Camera Indicator

Yes
Also visible in LiveView Modes
Also visible in Viewfinder

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

Audio input: Stereo mini-pin jack (3.5 mm diameter; plug-in power supported) 
HDMI output: Type C mini-pin HDMI connector
Headphone Connector
Hi-speed USB
NTSC

Wi-Fi Functionality

Yes (Built-in)

GPS

GP-1 GPS unit
GP-1A GPS unit

Save/Load Camera settings

Yes

Total Custom Settings

54

My Menu

Yes with customization

Recent Settings

Yes

Supported Languages

Arabic
Bengali
Brazilian Portuguese
Bulgarian 
Chinese (Simplified and Traditional)
Czech
Danish
Dutch
English
Finnish
French
German
Greek
Hindi
Hungarian
Indonesian
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Marathi
Norwegian
Persian
Polish
Portuguese
Romanian
Russian
Serbian 
Spanish
Swedish
Tamil
Telugu
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)

1,230 shots (CIPA)

AC Adapter

EH-5b AC Adapter; requires EP-5B Power Connector (available separately)

Battery Charger

MH-25a Quick Charger

Tripod Socket

1/4 in.

Approx. Dimensions (Width x Height x Depth)

5.6 in. (140.5 mm) x 4.5 in. (113 mm) x 3.1 in. (78 mm)

Approx. Weight

26.5 oz. (750 g)camera body only

Operating Environment

0-40 °C (+32-104 °F)

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