Nikon D780 Specifications: Best Entry-Level DSLR Camera

Nikon’s one of the finest DSLR i.e., D780 classed as an “entry-level” full-frame model which can be the replacement of 5 year-old Nikon D750 in the market. As such, if you’re one of the DSLR owners with a collection of F mount lenses, then you’ll be surprised to know that it can be equipped with the all-new D780 model. The Nikon D780 is equipped with a 24.5-megapixel full-frame camera sensor along with an EXPEED 6 processor for better performance. The same combination you will find inside the previously launched mirrorless Z6 camera by Nikon.

Other specifications of this amazing camera include up to 12fps shooting, 4K video recording, great autofocusing, in-camera USB charging, dual SD card memory slots and ISO speeds expandable up to 204,800. Currently on Amazon India, this camera can be found for 1,96,000 INR (body only) and 2,08,941 (Body with 24-120mm VR Lens).

The specifications of Nikon F780 is as follows:

TypeSingle-lens reflex digital camera
Lens mountNikon F mount (with AF coupling and AF contacts)
Image sensorFX, CMOS, 35.9 mm x 23.9 mm
Dust-reduction systemImage sensor cleaning, Image Dust Off reference data (Capture NX-D software required)
Effective pixels24.5 million
Image size (pixels)FX (36×24) image area: (L)6048, x4024 (24.3million), (M)4528, x3016 (13.7million), (S)3024, x2016 (6.1million). DX (24×16) image area: (L)3936, x2624 (10.3million), (M)2944, x1968 (5.8million), (S)1968, x1312 (2.6million). 1:1 (24×24) image area: (L)4016, x4016 (16.1million), (M)3008, x3008 (9.0million), (S)2000, x2000 (4.0million). 16:9 (36×20) image area: (L)6048, x3400 (20.6million), (M)4528, x2544 (11.5million), (S)3024, x1696 (5.1million). Photographs taken while filming movies at a frame size of 3840 x 2160: 3840 x 2160 Photographs taken while filming movies at other frame sizes: 1920 x 1080
Storage file formatsNEF (RAW): 12 or 14 bit (lossless compressed or compressed), JPEG: JPEG-Baseline compliant with fine (approx. 1:4), normal (approx. 1:8), or basic (approx. 1:16) compression; size-priority and optimal-quality compression available, NEF (RAW)+JPEG: Single photograph recorded in both NEF (RAW) and JPEG formats
Picture Control SystemAuto, Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome, Portrait, Landscape, Flat, Creative Picture Controls (Dream, Morning, Pop, Sunday, Somber, Dramatic, Silence, Bleached, Melancholic, Pure, Denim, Toy, Sepia, Blue, Red, Pink, Charcoal, Graphite, Binary, Carbon); selected Picture Control can be modified; storage for custom Picture Controls
Dual card slot2 Secure Digital (SD) cards; the card in Slot 2 can be used for overflow or backup storage or for separate storage of NEF (RAW) and JPEG images; pictures can be copied between cards.
File systemDCF 2.0, Exif 2.31
ViewfinderEye-level pentaprism single-lens reflex viewfinder
Depth-of-field previewYes, pressing Pv button stops lens aperture down to value selected by user (A and M modes) or by camera (P and S modes)
Lens apertureInstant return, electronically controlled
Compatible lensesTypes G, E, and D (some restrictions apply to PC lenses), other AF NIKKOR lenses (excluding IX NIKKOR lenses and lenses for the F3AF), AI-P NIKKOR lenses DX lenses (using [DX (24 × 16)] image area), non-CPU AI lenses (modes A and M only), during viewfinder photography, the electronic rangefinder can be used with lenses that have a maximum aperture of f/5.6 or faster. With lenses that have a maximum aperture of f/8 or faster, the electronic rangefinder supports 11 focus points.
Shutter typeElectronically-controlled vertical-travel focal-plane mechanical shutter; electronic front-curtain shutter; electronic shutter
Shutter speed1/8000 to 30 s (choose from step sizes of 1/3 and 1/2 EV, extendable to 900 s in mode M); Bulb; Time; X200
Self-timer2 s, 5 s, 10 s, 20 s; 1 to 9 exposures at intervals of 0.5, 1, 2, or 3 s
ModeAuto, P: programmed auto with flexible program, S: shutter-priority auto, A: aperture-priority auto, M: manual EFCT, Special effects modes: night vision; super vivid; pop; photo illustration; toy camera effect; miniature effect; selective color; silhouette; high key; low key U1 and U2: user settings
ISO sensitivityISO 100 to 51200 (choose from step sizes of 1/3 and 1/2 EV); can also be set to approx. 0.3, 0.5, 0.7, or 1 EV (ISO 50 equivalent) below ISO 100, or to approx. 0.3, 0.5, 0.7, 1, or 2 EV (ISO 204800 equivalent) above ISO 51200; auto ISO sensitivity control available (Recommended Exposure Index)
AutofocusViewfinder photography: TTL phase detection performed using Advanced Multi-CAM 3500 II autofocus sensor module with support for 51 focus points (including 15 cross-type sensors; f/8 supported by 11 sensors); autofocus fine-tuning supported Live view: Hybrid phase-detection/contrast-detect AF performed by image sensor; autofocus fine-tuning supported
Focus points

Viewfinder photography: 51 points with [All points] selected for Custom Setting a6 [Focus points used], 11 points with [Every other point] selected, Live view³: 273 points with [All points] selected for Custom Setting a6 [Focus points used], 77 points with [Every other point] selected

Flash modesFront-curtain sync, red-eye reduction, slow sync, red-eye reduction with slow sync, rear-curtain sync, off
Nikon Creative Lighting Systemi-TTL flash control, radio-controlled Advanced Wireless Lighting, optical Advanced Wireless Lighting, modeling illumination, FV lock, Color Information Communication, auto FP high-speed sync, AF-assist for multi-area AF (viewfinder photography), unified flash control
White balanceAuto (3 types), natural light auto, direct sunlight, cloudy, shade, incandescent, fluorescent (7 types), flash, choose color temperature (2500 K to 10,000 K), preset manual (up to 6 values can be stored, spot white balance measurement available during live view photography), all except choose color temperature with fine-tuning
Monitor8-cm (3.2–in.), approx. 2359k-dot (XGA) tilting TFT touch-sensitive LCD with 170° viewing angle, approximately 100% frame coverage, 11-level manual brightness adjustment, and color balance control
PlaybackFull-frame and thumbnail (4, 9, or 72 images or calendar) playback with playback zoom, playback zoom cropping, movie playback, photo and/or movie slide shows, histogram display, highlights, photo information, location data display, picture rating, auto image rotation, and index marking
USBType C connector (SuperSpeed USB); connection to built-in USB port is recommended
Wi-Fi (Wireless LAN) standardsIEEE 802.11b/g/n/a/ac, 2412 to 2462 MHz (channel 11) and 5180 to 5320 MHz, 2.4 GHz band: 2.9 dBm, 5 GHz band: 8.7 dBm, Open system, WPA2-PSK
Bluetooth standardsBluetooth Specification Version 4.2, Bluetooth: 2402 to 2480 MHz, Bluetooth Low Energy: 2402 to 2480 MHz, Bluetooth: –2.6 dBm, Bluetooth Low Energy: –4.1 dBm; Range: approximately 10 m (32 ft)⁵
BatteryOne EN-EL15b rechargeable Li-ion battery⁶
Dimensions (W x H x D)Approx. 143.5 x 115.5 x 76 mm (5.7 x 4.6 x 3 in.)
WeightApprox. 840 g (1 lb. 13.7 oz.), with battery and SD memory card but without body cap; approx. 755 g/1 lb. 10.7 oz. (camera body only)
Nikon D780 Specifications

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