• FX format
  • 20.8 megapixels
  • EXPEED 6
  • ISO 100-102400
  • All-cross-type
    105-point AF
  • 14 fps
  • 4K UHD
  • Built-in
    GPS
  • 1000BASE-T
    wired
    LAN
  • Silent mode
  • Touch screen
  • SnapBridge
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 20.8 million
Image sensor
Image sensor 35.9 x 23.9 mm CMOS sensor
Total pixels 21.33 million
Dust-reduction system Image sensor cleaning, Image Dust Off reference data (Capture NX-D software required)
Storage
Image size (pixels)
  • FX (36 x 24) image area:
    - 5568 x 3712 (L: 20.7 million)
    - 4176 x 2784 (M: 11.6 million)
    - 2784 x 1856 (S: 5.2 million)
  • 1.2x (30 x 20) image area:
    - 4640 x 3088 (L: 14.3 million)
    - 3472 x 2312 (M: 8.0 million)
    - 2320 x 1544 (S: 3.6 million)
  • DX (24 x 16) image area:
    - 3648 x 2432 (L: 8.9 million)
    - 2736 x 1824 (M: 5.0 million)
    - 1824 x 1216 (S: 2.2 million)
  • 5:4 (30 x 24) image area:
    - 4640 x 3712 (L: 17.2 million)
    - 3472 x 2784 (M: 9.7 million)
    - 2320 x 1856 (S: 4.3 million)
  • 1:1 (24 x 24) image area:
    - 3712 x 3712 (L: 13.8 million)
    - 2784 x 2784 (M: 7.8 million)
    - 1856 x 1856 (S: 3.4 million)
  • 16:9 (36 x 20) image area:
    - 5568 x 3128 (L: 17.4 million)
    - 4176 x 2344 (M: 9.8 million)
    - 2784 x 1560 (S: 4.3 million)
  • Photographs taken while filming movies at a frame size of 3840 x 2160: 3840 x 2160
  • Photographs taken while filming movies at a frame size of 1920 x 1080: 1920 x 1080
  • Photographs taken while filming movies at a frame size of 1280 x 720: 1280 x 720
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)
  • 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 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
Media CFexpress (Type B) and XQD memory cards
Dual card slots The card in Slot 2 can be used for overflow or backup storage, for separate storage of NEF (RAW) and JPEG copies of photos taken at image quality settings of NEF (RAW) + JPEG, or to store separate copies of JPEG photos at different sizes and compression ratios; pictures can be copied between cards
File system DCF 2.0, Exif 2.31
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Eye-level pentaprism single-lens reflex viewfinder
Frame coverage
  • FX: Approx. 100% horizontal and 100% vertical
  • 1.2x: Approx. 97% horizontal and 97% vertical
  • DX: Approx. 97% horizontal and 97% vertical
  • 5:4: Approx. 97% horizontal and 100% vertical
  • 1:1: Approx. 95% horizontal and 100% vertical
  • 16:9: Approx. 100% horizontal and 96% vertical
Magnification Approx. 0.72x (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 X 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
  • Types 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 x 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 15 focus points.
Shutter
Type Electronically controlled vertical-travel focal-plane mechanical shutter; electronic front-curtain shutter; electronic shutter
Speed 1/8000 to 30 s (choose from step sizes of 1/3, 1/2, and 1 EV, extendable to 900 s in mode M), 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), self-timer, MUP (mirror up)
Approximate frame advance rate
  • CL: 1 to 10 fps
  • CH: 10 to 14 fps
  • Q: 1 to 5 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
  • Viewfinder photography: TTL exposure metering using RGB sensor with approximately 180K (180,000) pixels
  • Live view: TTL exposure metering performed by image sensor
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 circle approximately 4 mm in diameter (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
Metering 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 P (programmed auto with flexible program); S (shutter-priority auto); A (aperture-priority auto); M (manual)
Exposure compensation -5 to +5 EV; -3 to +3 EV when filming movies (choose from step sizes of 1/3, 1/2, and 1 EV)
Exposure lock Luminosity locked at detected value
ISO sensitivity
(Recommended Exposure Index)
ISO 100 to 102400 (choose from step sizes of 1/3, 1/2, and 1 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 3280000 equivalent) above ISO 102400; auto ISO sensitivity control available
Active D-Lighting Can be selected from Auto, Extra high +2, Extra high +1, High, Normal, Low, and Off
Autofocus
Type
  • Viewfinder photography: TTL phase-detection; 105 focus points, all of which are cross-type sensors and 15 of which support f/8; detection performed by Multi-CAM 37K autofocus sensor module; autofocus fine-tuning supported
  • Live view: Contrast-detect AF available at all points in frame; focus point selected by camera when face detection or subject-tracking is used
Detection range -4.5 to +20 EV (ISO 100, 20°C/68°F)
Lens servo
  • Autofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S); continuous-servo AF (AF-C; viewfinder photography only; predictive focus tracking activated automatically according to subject status); full-time AF (AF-F; available only during live view and movie recording)
  • Manual focus (M): Electronic rangefinder can be used
Focus points 105 focus points (number available for selection in viewfinder photography can be chosen from 105, 27, and 15)
AF-area modes
  • Viewfinder photography: Single-point AF; 9-, 25-, 49-, or 105- point dynamic-area AF; 3D-tracking; group-area AF; group-area AF (C1); group-area AF (C2); auto-area AF
  • Live view: Face-detection AF, wide-area AF, normal-area AF, subject-tracking AF
Focus lock Focus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (single-servo AF/AF-S) or by pressing center of sub-selector
Flash
Flash control TTL flash control using RGB sensor with approx. 180K pixels; i-TTL flash control; 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, red-eye reduction, slow sync, red-eye reduction with slow sync, rear-curtain sync, off
Flash compensation -3 to +1 EV (choose from step sizes of 1/3, 1/2 and 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 (viewfinder photography), unified flash control
Sync terminal ISO 519 sync terminal with locking thread
White balance
White balance Auto (3 types), natural light auto, direct sunlight, cloudy, shade, incandescent, fluorescent (7 types), flash, choose color temperature (2500 K to 10000 K), preset manual (up to 6 values can be stored, spot white balance measurement available during live view), all with fine-tuning
Bracketing
Bracketing types Exposure and/or flash, white balance and ADL
Live View
Modes Photo live view, movie live view
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 x1080 crop: 60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, 24p
Note: 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, of which quality is fixed at ★ (high)
File format MOV, MP4
Video compression H.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding
Audio recording format Linear PCM (for movies recorded in MOV format), AAC (for movies recorded in MP4 format)
Audio recording device Built-in stereo or external microphone with attenuator option; sensitivity adjustable
ISO sensitivity (Recommended Exposure Index)
  • Exposure mode M: Manual selection (ISO 100 to 102400; choose from step sizes of 1/3, 1/2, and 1 EV) with additional options available equivalent to approx. 0.3, 0.5, 0.7, 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 EV (ISO 3280000 equivalent) above ISO 102400; auto ISO sensitivity control (ISO 100 to Hi 5) available with selectable upper limit
  • Exposure modes P, S, and A: Auto ISO sensitivity control (ISO 100 to Hi 5) with selectable upper limit
Active D-Lighting Can be selected from Extra high, High, Normal, Low, and Off
Other options Time-lapse movie recording, electronic vibration reduction, time codes
Monitor
Monitor 8-cm/3.2-in., approx. 2359k-dot (XGA) TFT touch-sensitive LCD with 170° viewing angle, approximately 100% frame coverage, 11-level manual brightness adjustment, and color balance 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, auto image rotation, index marking, voice memo input and playback, and IPTC information embedding and display
Interface
USB Type C USB connector (SuperSpeed USB); 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 Built-in (can be used with MC-30A/MC-36A remote cords and other optional accessories)
Ethernet RJ-45 connector
  • Standards: IEEE 802.3ab (1000BASE-T)/IEEE 802.3u (100BASETX)/IEEE 802.3 (10BASE-T)
  • Data rates*: 10/100/1000 Mbps with auto detect
  • Port: 1000BASE-T/100BASE-TX/10BASE-T (AUTO-MDIX)
* Maximum logical data rates according to IEEE standard; actual rates may differ.
Peripheral connector For WT-6/A/B/C Wireless Transmitter
Wi-Fi/Bluetooth
Wi-Fi
  • Standards: IEEE 802.11b/g/n (Africa, Asia, and Oceania), IEEE 802.11b/g/n/a/ac (Europe, U.S.A., Canada, Mexico), IEEE 802.11b/g/n/a (other countries in the Americas)
  • Operating frequency: 2412 to 2462 MHz (channel 11: Africa, Asia, and Oceania), 2412 to 2462 MHz (channel 11) and 5180 to 5825 MHz (U.S.A., Canada, Mexico), 2412 to 2462 MHz (channel 11) and 5180 to 5805 MHz (other countries in the Americas), 2412 to 2462 MHz (channel 11) and 5745 to 5805 MHz (Georgia), 2412 to 2462 MHz (channel 11) and 5180 to 5320 MHz (other European countries)
  • Maximum output power (EIRP): 2.4 GHz band: 6.8 dBm, 5 GHz band: 6.3 dBm (Georgia), 5 GHz band: 9.3 dBm (other countries)
  • Authentication: Open system, WPA2-PSK
Bluetooth
  • Communication protocols: Bluetooth Specification Version 4.2
  • Operating frequency: 2402 to 2480 MHz (Bluetooth), 2402 to 2480 MHz (Bluetooth Low Energy)
  • Maximum output power (EIRP): Bluetooth: 1.3 dBm, Bluetooth Low Energy: -0.2 dBm
Range (line of sight) Approximately 10 m/32 ft without interference; range may vary with signal strength and presence or absence of obstacles
Location data
Supported GNS systems GPS (USA), GLONASS (Russia), QZSS (Japan)
Data acquired Latitude, longitude, altitude, UTC (Universal Coordinated Time)
Clock synchronization Camera clock can be set to time acquired via GNSS
Track logs NMEA-compliant
Log interval 15 s, 30 s, 1 min., 2 min., 5 min.
Maximum log recording time 6, 12 or 24 hours
Log deletion Supported
Power source
Battery One EN-EL18c Rechargeable Li-ion Battery; EN-EL18b/EN-EL18a/EN-EL18 batteries can also be used. Note, however, that fewer pictures can be taken on a single charge with an EN-EL18 than with an EN-EL18c/EN-EL18b/EN-EL18a.
AC adapter EH-6c AC Adapter; requires EP-6 Power Connector (available separately)
Tripod socket
Tripod socket 1/4 in. (ISO 1222)
Dimensions/weight
Dimensions
(W x H x D)
Approx. 160 x 163 x 92 mm/6.3 x 6.5 x 3.7 in.
Weight Approx. 1450 g/3 lb 3.2 oz with battery and two CFexpress memory cards but without body cap and accessory shoe cover; approx. 1270 g/2 lb 12.8 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-EL18c Rechargeable Li-ion Battery, MH-26a Battery Charger, HDMI/USB Cable Clip, UC-E24 USB Cable, AN-DC22 Strap, BF-1B Body Cap, BS-3 Accessory Shoe Cover
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Specifications are subjects to change without notice.

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