The New Nikon D780

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The New Nikon D780

The new Nikon D780 has been released and gives the D750 a much-needed update! Many who already have the D750 will be wondering what’s new and we will be diving into the D780 to see if this is the camera for you. The Nikon D750 is still one of the greatest cameras to purchase to this day, but now Nikon has put all of its innovations and implemented it onto the D780.

 The Nikon D780 keeps the 24MP, but what has changed inside the sensor? One of the biggest improvements is the base ISO. Which has been raised by two full stops now at ISO 100-51,200 (The D750 was ISO 100-12,800).

 The D780 may have the same autofocusing points as the D750 but what the D780 has is Nikon’s D5 autofocusing algorithm. This means that it will be able to pinpoint your subjects and will be able to track them with even greater accuracy. 

 Nikon's DSLRs have never been known for their live view autofocusing but now that has all changed. The live view now has 90% coverage on both horizontal and vertical phase-detect AF, giving you a similar autofocusing to the Nikon Z 6. This is possible because the D780 shares the same sensor as the Nikon Z 6! So expect to be able to use Eye-AF and other similar features you see on the Z6 when you hit that live view button for the D780.

With the D780's updated live view autofocusing, it would be a waste if we didn’t talk about how well this will pair up with their video features as well.  The D780 will be able to record 120fps on Full HD, along with 4K 30p video recording, and will be able to record with Hybrid Log-Gamma. You will also be able to record 10-bit video externally as well! If you have many of Nikon's lenses already, you will be able to record video with confidence. 

The battery life of the Nikon D780 has also gotten more efficient extending its battery life to 2,260 shots. Nikon has also improved on the durability and weather sealing by removing the onboard speed light which makes sense since it’s not a feature that often gets used anyway.

The D780 will also have dual UHS-II SD Card Slots to ensure fast writing speeds. The tilting LCD screen has a higher resolution along with its touch screen that is capable of pinch to zoom. Let's not forget the Snapbridge connecting your camera to your phone via bluetooth and Wi-Fi a feature that did not come standard in the Nikon D750!

For those who like the form factor of Nikon's more traditional DSLRs but feel like they’re missing out on the features of mirrorless cameras, this will be the one to check off the marks. You can pre-order yours today with Unique Photo and receive the D780 on January 23, 2020!

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