• DX format
  • 20.9 mega-
    pixels
  • 100-
    51200
    ISO
  • EXPEED 5
  • 51 AF points
  • 8 fps
  • 4K UHD
  • Touch screen
  • Tilting monitor
  • Snap
    Bridge
Type of camera
Type Single-lens reflex digital camera
Lens mount Nikon F mount (with AF coupling and AF contacts)
Effective angle of view Nikon DX format; focal length in 35 mm [135] format equivalent to approx. 1.5x that of lenses with FX format angle of view
Effective pixels
Effective pixels 20.9 million
Image sensor
Image sensor 23.5 x 15.7 mm CMOS sensor
Total pixels 21.51 million
Dust-reduction system Image sensor cleaning, Image Dust Off reference data (Capture NX-D software required)
Storage
Image size (pixels)
  • DX (24x16) image area: 5568 x 3712 (L: 20.6 million), 4176 x 2784 (M: 11.6 million), 2784 x 1856 (S: 5.1 million)
  • 1.3x (18x12) image area: 4272 x 2848 (L: 12.1 million), 3200 x 2136 (M: 6.8 million), 2128 x 1424 (S: 3 million)
  • Photographs with image area of DX taken during movie recording: 5568 x 3128 (L: 17.4 million), 4176 x 2344 (M: 9.7 million), 2784 x 1560 (S: 4.3 million)
  • Photographs with image area of 1.3x taken during movie recording: 4272 x 2400 (L: 10.2 million), 3200 x 1800 (M: 5.7 million), 2128 x 1192 (S: 2.5 million)
  • Photographs taken during movie recording at a frame size of 3840 x 2160: 3840 x 2160 (8.2 million)
File format
  • NEF (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; optimal quality compression available
  • NEF (RAW)+JPEG: Single photograph recorded in both NEF (RAW) and JPEG formats
Picture Control system Auto, Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome, Portrait, Landscape, Flat; selected Picture Control can be modified; storage for custom Picture Controls
Media SD (Secure Digital) and UHS-I compliant SDHC and SDXC memory cards
File system DCF 2.0, Exif 2.31, PictBridge
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Eye-level pentaprism single-lens reflex viewfinder
Frame coverage
  • DX (24x16) image area: Approx. 100% horizontal and 100% vertical
  • 1.3x (18x12) image area: Approx. 97% horizontal and 97% vertical
Magnification Approx. 0.94x (50 mm f/1.4 lens at infinity, -1.0 m-1)
Eyepoint 18.5 mm (-1.0 m-1; from center surface of viewfinder eyepiece lens)
Diopter adjustment -2 to +1 m-1
Focusing screen Type B BriteView Clear Matte Mark II screen with AF area brackets (framing grid can be displayed)
Reflex mirror Quick return
Lens aperture Instant return, electronically controlled
Lens
Compatible lenses Compatible with AF NIKKOR lenses, including type G, E and D lenses (some restrictions apply to PC lenses) and AI-P NIKKOR lenses and non-CPU AI lenses (M mode only); IX-NIKKOR lenses, lenses for the F3AF, and non-AI lenses can not be used
The electronic rangefinder can be used with lenses that have a maximum aperture of f/5.6 or faster (the electronic rangefinder supports the center focus point with lenses that have a maximum aperture of f/8 or faster)
Shutter
Type Electronically controlled vertical-travel focal-plane mechanical shutter; electronic front-curtain shutter available in mirror up release mode
Speed 1/8000 to 30 s in steps of 1/3 or 1/2 EV, bulb, time, X250
Flash sync speed X=1/250 s; synchronizes with shutter at 1/320 s or slower (flash range drops at speeds between 1/250 and 1/320 s)
Release
Release modes S (single frame), CL (continuous low speed), CH (continuous high speed), Q (quiet shutter-release), QC (quiet continuous shutter-release), self-timer, MUP (mirror up)
Approximate frame advance rate CL: 1 to 7 fps, CH: 8 fps
Frame rates assume continuous-servo AF, manual or shutter-priority auto exposure, a shutter speed of 1/250 s or faster, release selected for custom setting a1 (AF-C priority selection), and other settings at default values
Self-timer 2 s, 5 s, 10 s, 20 s; 1 to 9 exposures at intervals of 0.5, 1, 2 or 3 s
Remote control modes (ML-L3) Delayed remote, quick-response remote, remote mirror-up
Exposure
Metering system TTL exposure metering using RGB sensor with approx. 180K (180,000) pixels
Metering modes
  • Matrix: 3D color matrix metering III (type G, E and D lenses); color matrix metering III (other CPU lenses)
  • Center-weighted: Weight of approx. 75% given to 8-mm circle in center of frame; diameter of circle can be changed to 6, 10 or 13 mm, or weighting can be based on average of entire frame
  • Spot: Meters circle with diameter of about 3.5 mm (about 2.5% of frame) centered on selected focus point
  • Highlight-weighted: Available with type G, E and D lenses
Range
(ISO 100, f/1.4 lens, 20°C/68°F)
  • Matrix, center-weighted or highlight-weighted metering: 0 to 20 EV
  • Spot metering: 2 to 20 EV
Exposure meter coupling CPU
Modes Auto modes (auto, auto [flash off]), scene modes (portrait, landscape, child, sports, close up, night portrait, night landscape, party/indoor, beach/snow, sunset, dusk/dawn, pet portrait, candlelight, blossom, autumn colors, food), special effects modes (night vision, super vivid, pop, photo illustration, toy camera effect, miniature effect, selective color, silhouette, high key, low key), programmed auto with flexible program (P), shutter-priority auto (S), aperture-priority auto (A), manual (M), U1 (user settings 1), U2 (user settings 2)
Exposure compensation Can be adjusted by -5 to +5 EV in increments of 1/3 or 1/2 EV in P, S, A, M, SCENE and EFFECTS modes
Exposure lock Luminosity locked at detected value
ISO sensitivity
(Recommended Exposure Index)
ISO 100 to 51200 in steps of 1/3 or 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, 2, 3, 4 or 5 EV (ISO 1640000 equivalent) above ISO 51200; auto ISO sensitivity control available
Active D-Lighting Can be selected from auto, extra high, high, normal, low or off
Focus
Autofocus Nikon Advanced Multi-CAM 3500 II autofocus sensor module with TTL phase detection, fine-tuning, 51 focus points (including 15 cross-type sensors; f/8 supported by one sensor), and AF-assist illuminator (range approx. 0.5 to 3 m/1 ft 8 in. to 9 ft 10 in.)
Detection range -3 to +19 EV (ISO 100, 20°C/68°F)
Lens servo
  • Autofocus (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 (M): Electronic rangefinder can be used
Focus point Can be selected from 51 or 11 focus points
AF-area modes Single-point AF; 9-, 21- or 51-point dynamic-area AF, 3D-tracking, group-area AF, auto-area AF
Focus lock Focus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (single-servo AF) or by pressing AE-L/AF-L button
Flash
Built-in flash Auto, portrait, child, close up, night portrait, party/indoor, pet portrait, super vivid, pop, photo illustration, toy camera effect: Auto flash with auto pop-up
P, S, A, M, food: Manual pop-up with button release
Guide number Approx. 12/39, 12/39 with manual flash (m/ft, ISO 100, 20°C/68°F)
Flash control TTL: i-TTL flash control using RGB sensor with approx. 180K (180,000) pixels is available with built-in flash; i-TTL balanced fill-flash for digital SLR is used with matrix, center-weighted and highlight-weighted metering, standard i-TTL fill-flash for digital SLR with spot metering
Flash modes Auto, auto with red-eye reduction, auto slow sync, auto slow sync with red-eye reduction, fill-flash, red-eye reduction, slow sync, slow sync with red-eye reduction, rear-curtain with slow sync, rear-curtain sync, off; auto FP high-speed sync supported
Flash compensation -3 to +1 EV in increments of 1/3 or 1/2 EV
Flash-ready indicator Lights when built-in flash or optional flash unit is fully charged; flashes after flash is fired at full output
Accessory shoe ISO 518 hot-shoe with sync and data contacts and safety lock
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
Sync terminal AS-15 Sync Terminal Adapter (available separately)
White balance
White balance Auto (2 types), incandescent, fluorescent (7 types), direct sunlight, flash, cloudy, shade, preset manual (up to 6 values can be stored, spot white balance measurement available during live view), choose color temperature (2500 K to 10000 K), all with fine-tuning
Bracketing
Bracketing types Exposure, flash, white balance and ADL
Live view
Modes Photo live view, movie live view
Lens servo
  • Autofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S); full-time servo AF (AF-F)
  • Manual focus (M)
AF-area mode Face-priority AF, wide-area AF, normal-area AF, subject-tracking AF
Autofocus Contrast-detect AF anywhere in frame (camera selects focus point automatically when face-priority AF or subject-tracking AF is selected)
Movie
Metering system TTL exposure metering using main image sensor
Metering modes Matrix, center-weighted or highlight-weighted
Frame size (pixels) and frame rate
  • 3840 x 2160 (4K UHD); 30p (progressive), 25p, 24p
  • 1920 x 1080; 60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, 24p
  • 1280 x 720; 60p, 50p
Actual frame rates for 60p, 50p, 30p, 25p and 24p are 59.94, 50, 29.97, 25 and 23.976 fps respectively; ★high quality available at all frame sizes, normal quality available at all sizes except 3840 x 2160
File format MOV, MP4
Video compression H.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding
Audio recording format Linear PCM, AAC
Audio recording device Built-in stereo or external microphone; sensitivity adjustable
ISO sensitivity (Recommended Exposure Index)
  • Mode M: Auto ISO sensitivity control (ISO 100 to Hi 5) available with selectable upper limit; manual selection (ISO 100 to 51200 in steps of 1/3 or 1/2 EV) with additional options available equivalent to approx. 0.3, 0.5, 0.7, 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 EV (ISO 1640000 equivalent) above ISO 51200
  • Modes P, S and A: Auto ISO sensitivity control (ISO 100 to Hi 5) with selectable upper limit
  • EFFECT mode: Auto ISO sensitivity control (ISO 100 to Hi 5)
  • Other modes: Auto ISO sensitivity control (ISO 100 to 12800)
Active D-Lighting Can be selected from same as photo settings, extra high, high, normal, low or off
Maximum recording length 29 min. 59 s
Other options Index marking, time-lapse movies, electronic vibration reduction
Monitor
Monitor 8-cm/3.2-in., approx. 922k-dot (VGA) tilting TFT touch-sensitive LCD with 170° viewing angle, approx. 100% frame coverage, manual monitor brightness control and an eye-sensor controlling display on/off
Playback
Playback Full-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 and auto image rotation
Interface
USB Hi-Speed USB with Micro-B connector; connection to built-in USB port is recommended
HDMI output Type C HDMI connector
Accessory terminal Wireless remote controllers: WR-1 and WR-R10, Remote cord: MC-DC2, GPS unit: GP-1/GP-1A (all available separately)
Audio input Stereo mini-pin jack (3.5-mm diameter; plug-in power supported)
Audio output Stereo mini-pin jack (3.5-mm diameter)
Wireless/Bluetooth
Wireless
  • Standards: IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g
  • Operating frequency: 2412 to 2462 MHz (channels 1 to 11)
  • Maximum output power: 8.4 dBm (EIRP)
  • Authentication: Open system, WPA2-PSK
Bluetooth Communication protocols: Bluetooth Specification Version 4.1
Range (line of sight) Approx. 10 m/32 ft without interference; range may vary with signal strength and presence or absence of obstacles
Supported languages
Supported languages

Arabic, Bengali, Bulgarian, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Marathi, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese (Portugal and Brazil), Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Swedish, Tamil, Telugu, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese

Power source
Battery One EN-EL15a Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
AC adapter EH-5b/EH-5c AC Adapter; requires EP-5B Power Connector (available separately)
Tripod socket
Tripod socket 1/4 in. (ISO 1222)
Dimensions/weight
Dimensions
(W x H x D)
Approx. 135.5 x 104 x 72.5 mm/5.4 x 4.1 x 2.9 in.
Weight Approx. 720 g/1 lb 9.4 oz with battery and memory card but without body cap; approx. 640 g/1 lb 6.6 oz (camera body only)
Operating environment
Operating environment Temperature: 0 to 40°C/32 to 104°F
humidity: 85% or less (no condensation)
Accessories
Supplied accessories
(may differ by country or area)

EN-EL15a Rechargeable Li-ion Battery, MH-25a Battery Charger, UC-E20 USB Cable, AN-DC3 BK Camera Strap, BF-1B Body Cap, DK-5 Eyepiece Cap, DK-28 Rubber Eyecup

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