The Nikon D780 Body delivers remarkable refinements in image quality, performance and versatility. It sets the standard for next-generation cameras featuring an evolved autofocus (AF) system and high AF precision in low light situations plus 4K video, slow motion, time-lapse, remoteless long exposures and a host of impactful creative shooting tools to keep inspiration flowing.
The Nikon D780 is a well rounded upgrade to the D750, sharing features from Nikon's other system cameras such as the full body Nikon D5 and the mirrorless Nikon Z6. When you compare the new Nikon D780 to the Nikon Z6 you'll find that you gain a beautiful optical viewfinder with a 51-point AF system and native a F-mount for your Nikkor lenses while keeping all of the mirrorless functionality like YHD 4K video at 25p with full-pixel readout. It also supports 10-bit N-Log and HLG HDR output, and offers zebra stripes, focus peaking and more. The Nikon D780 is Nikon's best all-round full frame DSLR camera to date.
With major technological enhancements like a 180K-pixel Advanced Scene Recognition System, superb phase-detect autofocusing in photo and video and easy wireless image transfer to keep up with every creative demand. The D780 is a creator's dream come true. And as the successor to the expectation-shattering D750, it's a serious upgrade in terms of speed, image processing, video capability, AF performance and so much more.
The D780 boasts a 24.5MP backside illuminated FX full frame sensor, capable of remarkable light gathering for highly detailed photos and videos with ultra shallow depth of field and sharp, clean low light shots. Welcome to the brilliance of full frame.
The D780's genius 180K-Pixel Advanced Scene Recognition System takes the guess work out of getting the perfect shot. In an instant, the dedicated RGB sensor recognizes crucial information about the scene and makes precise automatic adjustments to ensure the accuracy of the shot's exposure, focus, white balance and more.
The D780's exceptional low light performance is nothing short of liberating. Highly sensitive with minimal noise, the D780 achieves ISOs up to 51,200 (expandable to ISO 204,800), eclipsing the coveted D850.
Optical viewfinder lovers will see the power of Nikon's proven 51-point AF system in perfect clarity. A newly-equipped autofocus algorithm borrowed from the flagship D5 and 15 cross-type sensors take the D780's focusing prowess to the next level with ultra quick, accurate and sharp Auto Area autofocusing. In Live View, photos and videos benefit from an incredibly intelligent and robust 273-point phase-detection AF system that detects and tracks subjects brilliantly throughout the entire frame.
With Eye-Detection Autofocus in Live View mode, the D780 tracks and locks focus on your subject’s eye using its powerful 273-point PDAF system, ensuring critically sharp portraits.
Bring every spectacular vision to life with the versatility and agility of the full frame Nikon D780. Designed around a brilliant, high resolution 24.5 MP backside illuminated FX sensor, an incredibly intelligent and robust AF system and next generation EXPEED 6 image processing, both full frame stills and 4K video benefit from the same impressive detail, clarity and stellar low-light performance. Inspiring slow motion and time-lapse video, remoteless long exposures, exhilarating shutter speeds and wireless image transfer, all right at your fingertips and ready to meet every creative demand.
Capture gorgeous, cinematic 4K UHD video in full frame using the total width and resolution of the D780’s backside-illuminated sensor with full-pixel readout for sharper, more detailed 4K footage.
Capture every detail of movement with 120 FPS. Then play them back at 30, 25 or 24 FPS for jaw-dropping fluid slow motion in 1080p High Definition.
Both N-Log and new HDR (HLG) shooting formats preserve more detail, dynamic range and contrast in video. Use N-Log for footage intended for post-process color grading or HLG for immediate, beautifully vibrant playback on displays with HLG HDR support.
All of your footage can be time-coded in-camera for easier synchronizing and logging, especially when working with multiple cameras.
Incredible time-lapse photography can be created with the D780 using the traditional interval timer, in-camera time-lapse feature, or a new mode that creates a time-lapse image in-camera from photos captured with the interval timer, offering the best of both worlds.
Improved 7 frames per second high speed shooting makes the most of the D780's incredible autofocus system and flagship AF performance for spot-on subject acquisition and tracking.
The perfect photo isn't worth ruining the perfect moment. In Live View, you can shoot in complete silence at full resolution without compromising any of the D780's staggering photo quality. And with the mirror out of the equation, high speed shooting is increased to an incredible 12 FPS.
Elusive wildlife and incredible athleticism are just another opportunity for the D780 to shine. With breakneck shutter speeds up to 1/8000 second, dynamic fast action is frozen in time with incredible detail and sharpness, freeing you to get the most from your fast aperture lenses.
Powering the newest generation of Nikon DSLR and mirrorless cameras, the EXPEED 6 image processing engine is both the brains and the muscle behind the camera’s stunning photo and video quality, AF performance, low-light clarity, color reproduction and more.
Beautifully fluid, long exposure photography is easy to achieve with the D780's selectable in-camera shutter speeds.* Now, captivating star trails and waterscapes can be captured without a remote timer, just like the D810A specialty model, all the way up to 15 minutes.
*In M mode, exposures longer than 30 seconds are selectable up to 900 seconds (60, 120, 180, 240, 300, 480, 600, 720, 900 seconds are available) when activated in the custom settings menu.
The D780 includes 20 unique, high quality Creative Picture Controls, all of which can be previewed in real-time and applied to both photos and videos. Spend more time in the field focusing on being creative and less time post-processing.
Love the special effect on that last shot but wish you had the original RAW image? Not a problem. The D780 simultaneously captures and saves the unaffected RAW image in 6 out of 10 special effects modes.
With the D780, surreal, expressive multiple exposure photography can be created traditionally while shooting consecutive photos or by combining any photo previously shot with the camera using the retouch menu.
For images where focus throughout the entire composition is essential—product and jewelry photography, landscapes—Focus Shift Mode automatically takes a series of images while continuously adjusting the focus position (up to 300 shots).*
*Final image compositing requires third party software.
The D780 is built for extreme durability using rugged magnesium alloy and carbon fiber materials to protect the sophisticated technologies inside and optimize handling.
It is also thoroughly sealed to keep dust and moisture out, especially around all moving parts and buttons, for worry-free durability.
The tilting touchscreen LCD makes it easy to get the shot, even from high or low angles. Use Touch AF, Touch Shutter control and navigate menus, playback and more as if you were using a touch-enabled smart device.
Share your view of the world and increase your workflow efficiency with the built-in Wi-Fi function, enabling you to connect and communicate seamlessly with your various camera accessories and upload high-quality images to your preferred social networking sites. Simply download the free Wireless Mobility Utility App for the iOS and Android devices and transfer images to your smart device.
Double SD card slots save your images with Overflow and Backup recording as well as enabling simultaneous RAW/JPEG separate recording for added flexibility. The data is easily managed with the option of copying between slots, allowing you to transfer files from one SD card to another.
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