• FX format
  • 45.7 mega-
    pixels
  • 64-
    25600
    ISO
  • EXPEED 5
  • 153 AF points
  • 7/9 fps
  • Full-frame 4K UHD
  • Silent modes
  • 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 FX format
Effective pixels
Effective pixels 45.7 million
Image sensor
Image sensor 35.9 x 23.9 mm CMOS sensor
Total pixels 46.89 million
Dust-reduction system Image sensor cleaning, Image Dust Off reference data (Capture NX-D software required)
Storage
Image size (pixels)
  • FX (36x24) image area: 8256 x 5504 (L: 45.4 million), 6192 x 4128 (M: 25.6 million), 4128 x 2752 (S: 11.4 million)
  • 1.2x (30x20) image area: 6880 x 4584 (L: 31.5 million), 5152 x 3432 (M: 17.6 million), 3440 x 2288 (S: 7.8 million)
  • DX (24x16) image area: 5408 x 3600 (L: 19.4 million), 4048 x 2696 (M: 10.9 million), 2704 x 1800 (S: 4.8 million)
  • 5 : 4 (30x24) image area: 6880 x 5504 (L: 37.8 million), 5152 x 4120 (M: 21.2 million), 3440 x 2752 (S: 9.4 million)
  • 1 : 1 (24x24) image area: 5504 x 5504 (L: 30.2 million), 4128 x 4128 (M: 17.0 million), 2752 x 2752 (S: 7.5 million)
  • FX-format photographs taken during movie recording: 8256 x 4640 (L: 38.3 million), 6192 x 3480 (M: 21.5 million), 4128 x 2320 (S: 9.5 million)
  • DX-format photographs taken during movie recording: 5408 x 3040 (L: 16.4 million), 4048 x 2272 (M: 9.1 million), 2704 x 1520 (S: 4.1 million)
File format
  • NEF (RAW): 12 or 14 bit (lossless compressed, compressed or uncompressed); large, medium and small available (medium and small images are recorded at a bit depth of 12 bits using lossless compression)
  • TIFF (RGB)
  • 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 XQD and SD (Secure Digital) and UHS-II compliant SDHC and SDXC memory cards
Dual card slots Either card can be used for primary or backup storage or for separate storage of NEF (RAW) and JPEG images; pictures can be copied between cards
File system DCF 2.0, Exif 2.31, PictBridge
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Eye-level pentaprism single-lens reflex viewfinder
Frame coverage
  • FX (36x24): Approx. 100% horizontal and 100% vertical
  • 1.2x (30x20): Approx. 97% horizontal and 97% vertical
  • DX (24x16): Approx. 97% horizontal and 97% vertical
  • 5:4 (30x24): Approx. 97% horizontal and 100% vertical
  • 1:1 (24x24): Approx. 97% horizontal and 100% vertical
Magnification Approx. 0.75x (50 mm f/1.4 lens at infinity, -1.0 m-1)
Eyepoint 17 mm (-1.0 m-1; from center surface of viewfinder eyepiece lens)
Diopter adjustment -3 to +1 m-1
Focusing screen Type B BriteView Clear Matte Mark VIII screen with AF area brackets (framing grid can be displayed)
Reflex mirror Quick return
Depth-of-field preview Pressing Pv button stops lens aperture down to value selected by user (A and M modes) or by camera (P and S modes)
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 DX lenses [using DX (24x16) image area], AI-P NIKKOR lenses, and non-CPU AI lenses (exposure modes A and M only); IX-NIKKOR lenses, lenses for the F3AF, and non-AI lenses cannot 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 15 focus points with lenses that have a maximum aperture of f/8 or faster, of which 9 points are available for selection)
Shutter
Type Electronically controlled vertical-travel focal-plane mechanical shutter; electronic front-curtain shutter available in quiet shutter-release, quiet continuous shutter-release and mirror up release modes
Speed 1/8000 to 30 s in steps of 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV, bulb, time, X250
Flash sync speed X=1/250 s; synchronizes with shutter at 1/250 s or slower; auto FP high-speed sync supported
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
  • With an EN-EL18b battery inserted in an MB-D18 battery pack
    CL: 1 to 8 fps, CH: 9 fps, QC: 3 fps
  • Other power sources
    CL: 1 to 6 fps, CH: 7 fps, QC: 3 fps
Self-timer 2 s, 5 s, 10 s, 20 s; 1 to 9 exposures at intervals of 0.5, 1, 2 or 3 s
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); color matrix metering available with non-CPU lenses if user provides lens data
  • Center-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 and AF-S Fisheye NIKKOR 8-15mm f/3.5-4.5E ED lenses use 12-mm circle)
  • Spot: Meters 4 mm circle (about 1.5% of frame) centered on selected focus point (on center focus point when non-CPU or AF-S Fisheye NIKKOR 8-15mm f/3.5-4.5E ED lens is used)
  • Highlight-weighted: Available with type G, E and D lenses
Range
(ISO 100, f/1.4 lens, 20°C/68°F)
  • Matrix or center-weighted metering: -3 to 20 EV
  • Spot metering: 2 to 20 EV
  • Highlight-weighted metering: 0 to 20 EV
Exposure meter coupling Combined CPU and AI
Modes Programmed auto with flexible program (P); shutter-priority auto (S); aperture-priority auto (A); manual (M)
Exposure compensation -5 to +5 EV in increments of 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV
Exposure lock Luminosity locked at detected value
ISO sensitivity
(Recommended Exposure Index)
ISO 64 to 25600 in steps of 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV; can also be set to approx. 0.3, 0.5, 0.7 or 1 EV (ISO 32 equivalent) below ISO 64 or to approx. 0.3, 0.5, 0.7, 1 or 2 EV (ISO 102400 equivalent) above ISO 25600; auto ISO sensitivity control available
Active D-Lighting Can be selected from auto, extra high, high, normal, low or off
Focus
Autofocus Multi-CAM 20K autofocus sensor module with TTL phase detection, fine-tuning and 153 focus points (including 99 cross-type sensors and 15 sensors that support f/8), of which 55 (35 cross-type sensors and 9 f/8 sensors) are available for selection
Detection range -4 to +20 EV (ISO 100, 20°C/68°F)
Lens servo
  • Autofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S); continuous-servo AF (AF-C); predictive focus tracking automatically activated according to subject status
  • Manual focus (M): Electronic rangefinder can be used
Focus point 153 focus points, of which 55 or 15 are available for selection
AF-area modes Single-point AF, 9-, 25-, 72- or 153-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 the center of the sub-selector
Flash
Flash control TTL: i-TTL flash control using RGB sensor with approx. 180K (180,000) pixels; 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 Front-curtain sync, slow sync, rear-curtain sync, red-eye reduction, red-eye reduction with slow sync, slow rear-curtain sync, off
Flash compensation -3 to +1 EV in increments of 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV
Flash-ready indicator Lights when 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, unified flash control
Sync terminal ISO 519 sync terminal with locking thread
White balance
White balance Auto (3 types), natural light auto, 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 modes Face-priority AF, wide-area AF, normal-area AF, pinpoint 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
  • 1920 x 1080 (slow-mo); 30p x4, 25p x4, 24p x5
Actual frame rates for 60p, 50p, 30p, 25p and 24p are 59.94, 50, 29.97, 25 and 23.976 fps respectively; quality selection available at all sizes except 3840 x 2160 (when quality is fixed at ★) and 1920 x 1080 slow-mo (when quality is fixed at "normal")
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)
  • Exposure modes P, S and A: Auto ISO sensitivity control (ISO 64 to Hi 2) with selectable upper limit
  • Exposure mode M: Auto ISO sensitivity control (ISO 64 to Hi 2) available with selectable upper limit; manual selection (ISO 64 to 25600 in steps of 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV) with additional options available equivalent to approx. 0.3, 0.5, 0.7, 1 or 2 EV (ISO 102400 equivalent) above ISO 25600
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. 2359k-dot (XGA) tilting TFT touch-sensitive LCD with 170° viewing angle, approx. 100% frame coverage, and manual monitor brightness control
Playback
Playback Full-frame and thumbnail (4, 9 or 72 images) 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 SuperSpeed USB (USB 3.0 Micro-B connector); connection to built-in USB port is recommended
HDMI output Type C HDMI connector
Audio input Stereo mini-pin jack (3.5-mm diameter; plug-in power supported)
Audio output Stereo mini-pin jack (3.5-mm diameter)
Ten-pin remote terminal Can be used to connect optional MC-30A/MC-36A Remote Cord, ML-3 Modulite Remote Control Set, WR-R10 (requires WR-A10 Wireless Remote Adapter) or WR-1 Wireless Remote Controller, GP-1/GP-1A GPS Unit
Wireless/Bluetooth
Wireless
  • Standards: IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g
  • Operating frequency: 2412 to 2462 MHz (channels 1 to 11)
  • Maximum output power: 8.5 dBm (EIRP)
  • Authentication: Open system, WPA2-PSK
Bluetooth
  • Communication protocols: Bluetooth Specification Version 4.1
  • Operating frequency: 2402 to 2480 MHz (Bluetooth), 2402 to 2480 MHz (Bluetooth Low Energy)
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/EN-EL15* Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
Battery pack Optional MB-D18 Multi-Power Battery Pack with one EN-EL18b/EN-EL18a/EN-EL18* Rechargeable Li-ion Battery (available separately), one EN-EL15a/EN-EL15* Rechargeable Li-ion Battery or eight AA alkaline, Ni-MH or lithium batteries; an MH-26a/MH-26 Battery Charger and BL-5 Battery Chamber Cover (both available separately) are required when using EN-EL18b/EN-EL18a/EN-EL18* batteries
AC adapter EH-5c/EH-5b 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. 146 x 124 x 78.5 mm/5.8 x 4.9 x 3.1 in.
Weight Approx. 1005 g/2 lb 3.5 oz with battery and XQD memory card but without body cap; approx. 915 g/2 lb 0.3 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, DK-17F Fluorine-Coated Finder Eyepiece, UC-E22 USB Cable, HDMI/USB Cable Clip, AN-DC18 Strap, BF-1B Body Cap

* Fewer pictures/shorter movies can be taken on a single charge with an EN-EL18 than an EN-EL18b/EN-EL18a, or with an EN-EL15 than an EN-EL15a.
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