The Nikon D780 DSLR Camera (Body Only) features a 24.5 Megapixel, FX-Format, BSI CMOS Sensor, & is designed to capture high-resolution stills, & video-recording, thanks to the sensor's "BSI" design, which provides remarkable clarity, as well as a reduction in noise-levels. The reduced noise-levels make the Nikon D780 DSLR Camera suitable, for working in a variety of lighting conditions. The sensor also provides a sensitivty range, from ISO 100-51200, which can be further expanded, to ISO 50-204800. The D780 features a fast, continuous shooting rate, of 7fps, via the viewfinder, or 12 fps in live view. The D780 supports UHD 4K video recording, at up to 30 fps, in full-frame, or cropped areas. Full HD video-recording is supported, up to 120 fps, as well as N-Log Gamma & HLG settings, for further color-control.
Optics & Focus:
The Nikon D780 DSLR Camera is compatible with AF-S & AF, Nikon F-mount lenses.
The D780 DSLR Camera features a Multi-CAM 3500 II AF Sensor, which utilizes 51 phase-detection points, & is sensitive, down to -3 EV. The AF sensor features 15 cross-type points, for increased accuracy in low-contrast situations, while 11 of its focus points are sensitive, down to an aperture value of f/8. These focus points are designed to benefit the use of telephoto lenses, & teleconverters. 3D Tracking, which is part of the intelligent "Scene Recognition System", assists with maintaining focus on moving subjects, for even greater accuracy, while shooting at higher continuous-shooting speeds.
Sensor & Screen:
The Nikon D780 DSLR Camera features a Full-Frame, 24.5 Megapixel CMOS Sensor, which is designed to provide high-resolution images, fast readout speeds, & a highly-impressive low-light performance. The sensor features a back-illuminated (BSI) design, which works with the camera's EXPEED 6 Image Processor, to achieve remarkably-clear results, with reduced noise-levels. This makes working with the full, native-sensitivity range, of ISO 100-51200, as well as the extended sensitivity range (ISO 50-204800), suitable. When working with moving subjects, a 7 fps continuous shooting rate is supported, when using the optical viewfinder. When working in Silent Live View mode, up to 12 fps shooting is possible, in RAW or JPEG.
The Nikon D780 DSLR Camera features a large 3.2" tiltable touchscreen LCD monitor.
Image & Video
The D780's Intelligent Scene Recognition System, With 3D Color Matrix-Metering III, uses an 180,800-pixel RGB Sensor, to analyze & evaluate each aspect, within a scene, such as; brightness, contrast, scene-colors, & subject distance, to determine an accurate white balance, & exposure setting, that is best for the scene you are shooting. The system is also designed to provide consistency, from image to image, for exposure, white balance, iTTL-flash settings, & subject-tracking AF, via the previously-gathered information.
The Nikon D780 DSLR Camera supports UHD 4K video-recording, which can be done using the full-frame area, with the option of alternatively, using a DX crop-area, in 30p, 25p, or 24p frame-rates. Full HD 1080p recording is supported at up to 120p, for slow motion playback. Video files can be saved, either to in-camera memory cards, or as uncompressed files, to an optional (separately available) external recorder, via HDMI out.
The D780 integrates the N-Log Gamma, for the capture of seemingly-flat footgae, to maximize dynamic range, & color-grading control, during post-production editing. Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG) can be used for the production of HDR content.
The D780 is able to output high-quality, 10-bit data, over HDMI, & features an Electronic VR function, for smooth handheld-shooting. Focus Peaking is available, to benefit control over manual-focus, & an included "Zebra Stripes" function, can assist with detecting over-exposed areas, within the frame. The D780 provides the option of recording your audio, via the built-in stereo microphone, or via the use of an optional (separately available) external microphone, with the use of its 3.5mm stereo-jack. Live-monitoring is also available, through the use of the headphone-jack.
Time-lapse recording is supported, with the ability to record sequential, 2.0 Megapixel stills, at 120fps.
- Viewfinder: Pentaprism Optical Viewfinder - Covers 100% of the frame, with a 0.7x magnification.
- Monitor: Large 3.2" Tiltable LCD Touchscreen - Suits working from high & low angles (Touch AF).
- Bluetooth & Wi-Fi: Built-In Bluetooth & Wi-Fi Connectivity - Enables image-transfer & remote camera-access.
- Dual SD Memory Card Slots: 2x SD Card Slots - Enables flexible storage, overflow-recording, & in-camera file duplication.
- Rechargeable Li-Ion Battery: Includes EN-EL15b Lithium-Ion Battery - Provides approximately 2260 shots per charge.