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  • APS-C size
  • 20.9 megapixels
  • ISO 100-51200
  • EXPEED 6
  • Eye-/Animal-Detection AF for stills
  • Eye-/Animal-Detection AF for videos
  • Heritage design
  • Vari-angle monitor
  • Creative Picture Controls
  • Touch screen
  • 4K UHD/30p
  • Self-portrait mode
  • SnapBridge
  • Premium Exterior


  • An exterior design inspired by the Nikon FM2 with matching kit lenses.
  • Six Premium Exterior color options that can be customized depending on the users' individual taste and lifestyle.
  • Compact, lightweight body and portable flat design for everyday use, enabling users to easily slip the camera in and out of their bag.
  • Three individual dials and a small window displaying the aperture that let users enjoy the tactile operation and process of manually adjusting each setting before shooting.
  • Versatile vari-angle touch screen monitor that allows you to broaden your shooting style from different angles, for capturing selfies and vlogging.
  • Nikon DX-format CMOS image sensor featuring 20.9 effective megapixels and ISO 100-51200*1, rendering clear details and textures without noise in any situation.
  • Eye-Detection AF and Animal-Detection AF*2 that automatically detect and track the eyes of both human subjects and pets even when they're moving, available for both stills and video.
  • 20 Creative Picture Controls that can be previewed in real time and applied to both photos and video.
  • 4K UHD/30p video in DX-based movie format without a crop, delivering beautiful and sharp footage — also great for vlogging.
  • SnapBridge app that connects the camera to your smart device*3 and lets you acquire the latest camera firmware via the app.
  • *1Expandable up to 204800. The maximum standard sensitivity for video recording is ISO 25600.
  • *2Applies to dogs and cats.
  • *3Compatible with iPhone®, iPad® or smart devices running on the Android™ operating system. Available free from Apple App Store® and Google Play™. Please check Nikon's website for further information.


Type of camera


Digital camera with support for interchangeable lenses

Lens mount

Nikon Z mount


Compatible lenses

  • Z mount NIKKOR lenses

  • F mount NIKKOR lenses (mount adapter required); restrictions may apply

Effective pixels

Effective pixels

20.9 million

Image sensor


23.5 x 15.7 mm CMOS sensor (Nikon DX format)

Total pixels

21.51 million


File format

  • NEF (RAW): 12 or 14 bit

  • JPEG: JPEG-Baseline compliant with fine (approx. 1:4), normal (approx. 1:8) or basic (approx. 1:16) compression

  • NEF (RAW)+JPEG: Single photograph recorded in both NEF (RAW) and JPEG formats

Picture Control system

Auto, 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


SD (Secure Digital) and UHS-I compliant SDHC and SDXC memory cards



1.0-cm/0.39-in. approx. 2360k-dot (XGA) OLED electronic viewfinder with color balance and auto and 7-level manual brightness controls

Frame coverage

Approx. 100% horizontal and 100% vertical


Approx. 1.02x (50 mm lens at infinity, -1.0 m-1)


Monitor type

7.5-cm/3.0-in., approx. 1040k-dot vari-angle TFT touch-sensitive LCD with 170° viewing angle, approximately 100% frame coverage, and color balance and 11-level manual brightness controls


Shutter Type

Electronically-controlled vertical-travel focal-plane mechanical shutter; electronic front-curtain shutter; electronic shutter

Shutter speed

  • Using the shutter-speed dial: 1/4000 to 4 s (1 step), bulb, time, X (Flash sync)

  • Using the main command dial: 1/4000 to 30 s (1/3 step, can be extended up to 900 s in mode M), bulb, time, X (Flash Sync)


Release modes

Single frame, continuous L, continuous H, continuous H (extended), Self-timer

Approximate frame advance rate

  • Continuous L: Approx. 1 to 4 fps

  • Continuous H: 5 fps

  • Continuous H (extended): 11 fps


Metering system

TTL metering using camera image sensor

Metering mode

  • Matrix

  • Center-weighted

  • Spot

  • Highlight-weighted

(ISO 100 and f/2.0 lens at 20°C/68°F)

-4 to 17 EV

ISO sensitivity
(Recommended Exposure Index)

ISO 100 to 51200 in steps of 1/3; can also be set to approx. 1 EV above ISO 51200 (ISO 102400 equivalent) or to approx. 2 EV above ISO 51200 (ISO 204800 equivalent); auto ISO sensitivity control available

Active D-Lighting

Can be selected from auto, extra high, high, normal, low or off



Hybrid phase-detection/contrast AF with AF assist

Detection range (In photo mode, AF-S, ISO 100, f/1.8 lens, 20°C/68°F)

-4.5 to +19 EV (without low-light AF: -3 to +19 EV)

Focus points (In photo mode, single-point AF, DX format)

209 focus points

AF-area modes

Pinpoint AF; single-point AF; dynamic-area AF; wide-area AF (S), wide-area AF (L), wide-area AF (L-people); wide-area AF (L-animals); auto-area AF; auto-area AF (people); auto-area AF (animals); pinpoint AF and dynamic-area AF available in photo mode only


Flash control

TTL: i-TTL flash control; i-TTL balanced fill-flash is used with matrix, center-weighted, and highlight-weighted metering, standard i-TTL fill-flash with spot metering

Flash modes

Front-curtain sync, slow sync, rear-curtain sync, red-eye reduction, red-eye reduction with slow sync, off

Nikon Creative Lighting System (CLS)

i-TTL flash control, optical Advanced Wireless Lighting, FV lock, Color Information Communication, auto FP high-speed sync

White balance

White balance

Auto (3 types), natural light auto, direct sunlight, cloudy, shade, incandescent, fluorescent (3 types), flash, choose color temperature (2500 K to 10000 K), preset manual (up to 6 values can be stored), all with fine-tuning except choose color temperature


Bracketing types

Exposure and/or flash, white balance, and ADL


Metering system

TTL metering using camera image sensor

Metering mode

  • Matrix

  • Center-weighted

  • Highlight-weighted

Frame size (pixels)
and frame rate

  • 3840 x 2160 (4K UHD); 30p (progressive), 25p, 24p

  • 1920 x 1080; 120p, 100p, 60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, 24p

  • 1920 x 1080 slow-motion; 30p (x4), 25p (x4), 24p (x5p)

File format


Video compression

H.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding

Audio recording format

Linear PCM (for video recorded in MOV format), AAC (for video recorded in MP4 format)

Audio recording device

Built-in stereo or external microphone with attenuator option; sensitivity adjustable

ISO sensitivity (Recommended Exposure Index)

  • M: Manual selection (ISO 100 to 25600 in steps of 1/3); auto ISO sensitivity control (ISO 100 to 25600) available with selectable upper limit

  • P, S, A: Auto ISO sensitivity control (ISO 100 to 25600) with selectable upper limit

  • Auto: Auto ISO sensitivity control (ISO 100 to 25600)

Active D-Lighting

Can be selected from extra high, high, normal, low or off

Other options

Time-lapse video recording, electronic vibration reduction, time codes



Type C USB connector (SuperSpeed USB); connection to built-in USB port is recommended

HDMI output

Type D HDMI connector

Audio input

Stereo mini-pin jack (3.5-mm diameter; plug-in power supported)






Power source


One EN-EL25 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery

Charging AC adapter

EH-7P Charging AC Adapter (available separately)


Dimensions (W x H x D)

Approx. 134.5 x 93.5 x 43.5 mm/5.3 x 3.7 x 1.8 in.


Approx. 445 g/15.7 oz. with battery and memory card but without body cap; approx. 390 g/13.8 oz. (camera body only)

Operating environment

Operating environment

Temperature: 0°C to 40°C/32°F to 104°F; Humidity: 85% or less (no condensation)

Supplied accessories

Supplied accessories
(may differ by country or area)

EN-EL25 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery, MH-32 Battery Charger, DK-32 Rubber Eyecup, AN-DC23 Strap, BF-N1 Body Cap

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