Nikon D780


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Highlights
• FX Format
• 24.5 Megapixels
• 7 FPS Continuous Shooting
• ISO 100-51,200 expandable 204,800
• 4K UHD 3840 x 2160 at 30/25/24


Nikon D780

Nikon D780
Product Code: VBA560AE
Barcode/EAN: 4960759904157
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€2,599.99
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Nikon D780 + AF-S 24-120 f/4G ED VR
Product Code: VBA560K001
Barcode/EAN: 4960759904171
€3,099.99
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Nikon D780 + AF-S 24-120 f/4G ED VR + 64GB 4K Card & Case
Product Code: VBA560K001
Barcode/EAN: 4960759904171
€3,169.99
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Versatility meets agility.

For those who express themselves without labels, the D780 is capable of bringing every spectacular vision to life and inspiring completely new ways to create. Versatility through the splendor of full frame photography and 4K video, slow motion, time-lapse, remoteless long exposures and a host of impactful creative shooting tools to keep inspiration flowing. Agility through 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, autofocus performance and so much more.

Source detail retention with 10-Bit N-Log or new HDR (HLG).

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.

Built-in timecode.

All of your footage can be time-coded in-camera for easier synchronizing and logging, especially when working with multiple cameras.

Eye-catching AF.

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.

Disruption-free silent shooting at 12 FPS.

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.

Ready for action.

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.*

*17% faster compared to D750's 6.5 frames per second.

Exhilarating shutter speeds to 1/8000s.

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.

A Breakthrough in low light.

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.

Multiple ways to create multiple exposures.

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.

Focus stacking made easy.

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.

Built tough.

The D780 is built for extreme durability using rugged magnesium alloy and carbon fiber materials to protect the sophisticated technologies inside and optimize handling.

Extensive weather sealing.

Thoroughly sealed to keep dust and moisture out, especially around all moving parts and buttons, for worry-free durability.

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TypeSingle-lens reflex digital camera
Lens MountNikon F bayonet mount
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Effective Pixels (Megapixels)24.5 million
Sensor Size35.9 mm x 23.9 mm
Image Sensor FormatFX
Image Sensor TypeCMOS
Total Pixels24.92 million
Dust-Reduction SystemImage sensor cleaning
Image Dust Off reference data (optional Capture NX-D software required)
Image Area (pixels)FX-format
(L) 6,048 x 4,024
(M) 4,528 x 3,016
(S) 3,024 x 2,016
DX-format
(L) 3,936 x 2,624
(M) 2,944 x 1,968
(S) 1,968 x 1,312
1:1 format (24 x 24)
(L) 4,016 x 4,016
(M) 3,008 x 3,008
(S) 2,000 x 2,000
 
Photographs In Movie Live View (16:9)
(L) 6,048 x 3,400 (20.6 MP)
(M) 4,528 x 2,544 (11.5 MP)
(S) 3,024 x 1,696 (5.1 MP)
 
Photographs taken during movie recording at a frame size of 3,840 x 2,160: 3,840 x 2,160
Photographs taken while filming movies at other frame sizes:
1,920 x 1,080
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File Format Still ImagesJPEG: 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 MediaSD
SDHC (UHS-II compliant)
SDXC (UHS-II compliant)
Card Slot2 Secure Digital (SD)
File SystemCompliant 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
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ViewfinderEye-level Pentaprism Single-Lens Reflex Viewfinder
Viewfinder Frame CoverageFX (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 Magnification0.7x (50 mm f/1.4 lens at infinity, –1.0m–1) (Approx.)
Viewfinder Eyepoint21mm (-1.0 m¯¹)
Viewfinder Diopter Adjustment-3 to + 1m¯¹
Focusing ScreenType B BriteView Clear Matte Mark VIII with AF Area Brackets (grid lines can be displayed)
Reflex MirrorInstant-return type
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Lens ApertureInstant-return type
Electronically controlled
Depth-of-Field ControlYes
Lens Compatibility at a Glance***AF-S or AF lenses fully compatible
Metering with AI lenses
Compatible LensesAI-P NIKKOR lenses
DX lenses (using [DX 24 x 16] image area)
Non-CPU AI lenses (modes A and M only)
Other AF NIKKOR lenses (excluding IX NIKKOR lenses and lenses for the F3AF)
Types G, E, and D (some restrictions apply to PC lenses)
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.
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Shutter TypeElectronically controlled vertical-travel focal-plane
Electronic front-curtain shutter available in quiet shutter-release, quiet continuous shutter-release, and mirror up release modes
Mechanical shutter
Shutter Speed1/8000 to 30 sec. in steps of 1/3 or 1/2 EV, extendable to 900 sec. in mode M; Bulb; Time; X200
Fastest Shutter Speed1/8000 sec.
Slowest Shutter Speed900 seconds (15 minutes) (Long exposure M* mode)
Flash Sync SpeedUp to 1/200 sec.
Synchronizes with shutter at 1/250 sec. or slower (flash range drops at speeds between 1/200 and 1/250 sec.)
Bulb Shutter SettingYes
Shutter Release ModesContinuous 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 OptionsCL: Up to 1-6 frames per second (viewfinder photography); 1-3 frames per second (live view photography)
CH: Up to 7 frames per second; when shooting NEF/RAW pictures during silent photography, either 8 frames per second (bit depth 14 bits) or 12 frames per second (bit depth 12 bits)
Quiet Continuous Mode: Up to 3 frames per second
Top Continuous Shooting Speed at Full Resolution7 frames per second
Self-Timer2, 5, 10, 20 sec.; 1 to 9 exposures at intervals of 0.5, 1, 2, or 3 sec.
Timer duration electronically controlled
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Exposure Metering SystemTTL exposure metering using 180,000-pixel RGB sensor
Live view: TTL exposure metering performed by image sensor
Metering MethodCenter-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-3 ± 20 EV (Matrix or center-weighted metering)
2 to 20 EV (spot metering)
2 to 20 EV (highlight-weighted metering)
Figures are for ISO 100 and f/1.4 lens at 20 °C/68 °F
Exposure Meter CouplingCPU
AI
Exposure ModesAperture-Priority (A)
Manual (M)
Programmed auto with flexible program (P)
Shutter-Priority (S)
Special Effects Modes (night vision; super vivid; pop; photo illustration; toy camera effect; miniature effect; selective color; silhouette; high key; low key)
U1 (user setting 1)
U2 (user setting 2)
Exposure Compensation–5 to +5 EV; -3 to +3 EV when filming movies (choose from step sizes of 1/3 and 1/2 EV) available in P, S, A, M, and EFCT modes
Exposure Bracketing2 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 LockYes
Luminosity locked at detected value with AE-L/AF-L button
Picture ControlAuto
Creative Picture Controls (Dream, Morning, Pop, Sunday, Somber, Dramatic, Silence, Bleached, Melancholic, Pure, Denim, Toy, Sepia, Blue, Red, Pink, Charcoal, Graphite, Binary, Carbon)
Flat
Landscape
Monochrome
Neutral
Portrait
Standard
Vivid
Selected Picture Control can be modified
Storage for custom Picture Controls
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ISO SensitivityISO 100 - 51,200
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 204,800 equivalent) above ISO 51,200; auto ISO sensitivity control available
Lowest Standard ISO Sensitivity100
Highest Standard ISO Sensitivity51,200
Lowest Expanded ISO SensitivityLo-1 (ISO 50 equivalent)
Highest Expanded ISO SensitivityHi-2 (ISO 204,800 equivalent)
Expanded ISO Sensitivity OptionsLo-1 (ISO 50 equivalent)
Hi-2 (ISO 102,400 equivalent)
Hi-2 (ISO 204,800 equivalent)
Long Exposure Noise ReductionYes
High ISO Noise ReductionLow
Normal
High
Off
Active D-LightingAuto
Extra High
High
Normal
Low
Off
D-Lighting Bracketing2 frames using selected value for one frame
3–5 frames using preset values for all frames
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Single-Point AF ModeYes
Dynamic AF ModeNumber of AF points: 9, 21, 51 and 51 (3D-tracking)
Auto-Area AF ModeYes
Autofocus SystemViewfinder 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
Detection RangeViewfinder photography: -3 to +19 EV
Live view: -5 to +19 EV; -7 to +19 EV with low-light AF
Figures are for ISO 100 at 20 °C/68 °F
Still photography using single-servo AF (AF-S) and apertures of f/1.4 at dark end of range and f/5.6 at bright end of range; ISO 100; 20 °C/68 °F
Lens ServoAutofocus (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 ModeViewfinder photography: Single-point AF, 9, 21, or 51-point dynamic-area AF, 3D-tracking, group-area AF, auto-area AF
Live view: Pinpoint AF (still photography only, single servo AF/AF-S, single-point AF, dynamic-area AF (still photography only, continuous-servo AF/AF-C), wide-area AF (S), wide-area AF (L), auto-area AF
Focus LockFocus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (single-servo AF) or by pressing A (AE-L/AF-L) button
Focus ModesViewfinder photography: 51 points with [All points] selected for Custom Setting a6 [Focus points used], 11 points with [Every other point] selected
Live view: 273 points with [All points] selected for Custom Setting a6 [Focus points used], 77 points with [Every other point] selected
Still photography, [FX (36x24)] image area, single-point AF
Maximum Autofocus Areas/Points51
Autofocus Fine TuneYes
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Flash Bracketing2 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
X-Sync Speed1/200
Synchronizes with shutter at 1/200 sec. or slower
Auto FP high-speed sync supported
Top FP High Speed SyncUp to 1/8000
Flash ControlViewfinder photography: TTL flash control performed by RGB sensor with approximately 180K (180,000) pixels
Live view photography: TTL flash control performed by image sensor (i-TTL balanced fill-flash for digital SLR used with matrix, center-weighted, and highlightweighted metering; standard i-TTL fill-flash for digital SLR supported)
Flash Sync ModesFront-curtain sync (normal)
Rear-curtain 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 IndicatorLights when built-in flash or optional flash unit is fully charged; flashes after flash is fired at full output
Accessory ShoeYes
Nikon Creative Lighting System (CLS)i-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
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White BalanceAuto (3 types)
Choose color temperature (2500K to 10000K)
Cloudy
Direct Sunlight
Flash
Fluorescent (7 types)
Incandescent
Natural Light Auto
Preset manual (up to 6 values can be stored, spot white balance measurement available during live view)
Shade
All except choose color temperature with fine-tuning
White Balance Bracketing2 to 9 exposures in increments of 1, 2 or 3 EV
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Live View ShootingPhotography Live View Mode
Movie Live View Mode
Live View Lens ServoAutofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S); full-time-servo AF (AF-F)
Manual focus (MF)
Live View AF-Area ModeAuto-area AF
Eye-detection AF
Face-priority AF
Wide-area AF
Normal-area AF
Pinpoint AF (still photography only)
Subject-tracking AF
Live View AutofocusHybrid phase-detection/contrast-detect AF performed by image sensor
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Movie MeteringTTL exposure metering using main image sensor
Movie Maximum Recording Time20 minutes at highest quality
29 minutes 59 seconds at normal quality
Movie File FormatMOV
Movie Video CompressionH.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding
Movie Audio Recording FormatLinear PCM
Movie4K UHD 3,840x2,160 / 30 fps
4K UHD 3,840x2,160 / 25 fps
4K UHD 3,840x2,160 / 24 fps
Full HD 1,920x1,080 / 120 fps
Full HD 1,920x1,080 / 100 fps
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
Slow-motion: Full HD 1,920x1,080 30p (x4)
Slow-motion: Full HD 1,920x1,080 25p (x4)
Slow-motion: Full HD 1,920x1,080 24p (x5)
Actual frame rates for 120p, 100p, 60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, and 24p are 119.88, 100, 59.94, 50, 29.97, 25, and 23.976 fps respectively
Quality selection available at all sizes except 3,840 x 2,160 (when quality is fixed at high) and 1,920 x 1,080 slow-motion (when quality is fixed at normal)
Movie AudioBuilt-in stereo or external microphone with attenuator option; sensitivity adjustable
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Monitor Size3.2 in. diagonal
Monitor Resolution2,359,000 Dots
Monitor TypeTFT touch-sensitive LCD with 170° viewing angle
Approximately 100% frame coverage, 11-level manual brightness adjustment, and color balance control
Monitor Angle of View170-degree wide-viewing angle
Monitor AdjustmentsBrightness and angle adjustment available
Virtual Horizon Camera IndicatorYes
Also visible in LiveView Modes
Also visible in Viewfinder
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Playback FunctionsAuto Image Rotation
Full-Frame and Thumbnail (4, 9, or 72 images or calendar)
Highlights
Histogram Display
Index Marking
Location Display
Movie Playback
Movie Slideshow
Photo Information
Photo Slideshow
Picture Rating
Playback with Playback Zoom
Playback Zoom Cropping
In-Camera Image EditingColor 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 CommentYes
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InterfaceAudio 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 Type C USB connector (SuperSpeed USB 3.1 Gen1); connection to built-in USB port is recommended
Wi-Fi FunctionalityYes (Built-in)
Smart Device App ConnectivitySnapBridge
BluetoothYes
Communication protocols: Bluetooth Specification Version 4.1
Operating frequency: Bluetooth: 2402–2480 MHz
Bluetooth Low Energy: 2402–2480 MHz
Maximum output power (EIRP):
Bluetooth: 1.4 dBm
Bluetooth Low Energy: –0.1 dBm
GPSGP-1 GPS unit
GP-1A GPS unit
Save/Load Camera SettingsYes
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Total Custom Settings54
My MenuYes with customization
Recent SettingsYes
Supported LanguagesThe languages available vary with the country or region in which the camera was originally purchased.
Date, Time and Daylight Savings Time SettingsYes
World Time SettingYes
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Battery / BatteriesEN-EL15b Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
EN-EL15a/EN-EL15 batteries can also be used. Note, however, that fewer pictures may sometimes be taken on a single charge with the EN-EL15 than with an EN-EL15b/EN-EL15a. EH-7P Charging AC adapter can be used to charge EN-EL15b batteries only.
Battery Life (shots per charge)2,260 shots (CIPA)
AC AdapterEH-5d/EH-5c/EH-5b AC Adapter; requires EP-5B Power Connector (available separately)
Battery ChargerMH-25a Quick Charger
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Tripod Socket1/4 in.
Approx. Dimensions (Width x Height x Depth)5.7 in. (143.5 mm) x 4.6 in. (115.5 mm) x 3 in. (76 mm)
Approx. Weight29.7 oz. (840 g)
camera body only
Operating Environment0–40 °C (+32–104 °F)