Nikon D780 DSLR Announced With 4K Video

Nikon has announced the new Nikon D780, an update to the D750, the D780 offers 4K video from the 24mp full-frame sensor, plus other improvements, including rapid shooting.

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Nikon has announced the new 24mp D780, a DSLR designed to update the D750, from 2014, the new camera is designed to offer DSLR handling, with some of the best features from the new Nikon Z series, including 4K video, fast live-view focus with eye-detection, and 12fps continuous silent shooting. The Nikon D780 will be available from early spring 2020, with a price of £2199 body only, or £2619 with the AF-S 24-120mm f/4G ED VR lens.


 

From Nikon: CREATE YOUR BEST WORK YET WITH THE ALL NEW NIKON D780

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London, England, 7th January 2020: Today Nikon introduces a high-performance DSLR that gives creative photographers everything they want from a full-frame camera - and more. A reliable partner for bold creators everywhere, the D780 nails stills or movies with equal brilliance.

The tough D780 boasts a fast, dedicated Hybrid-AF system for Live View shooting, and a fast, powerful 51-point Phase-Detection AF system for viewfinder shooting. When shooting in Live View, photographers and moviemakers benefit from the same AF system as found in the acclaimed Nikon Z 6 mirrorless camera. Users can lock onto expressions with Eye-Detection AF and take advantage of low-light AF, which powers reliable subject acquisition all the way down to -6 EV. Photographers shooting through the viewfinder benefit from flagship tracking performance, and quick switching between advanced AF modes.

Fast burst rates add to the versatility of this camera: up to 7fps in viewfinder shooting, and 12fps in Silent Photography mode during Live View shooting. Other notable features include the blazing maximum shutter speed of 1/8000s, which gives photographers the flexibility to sync with Nikon Speedlights. Or they can stretch time all the way to 900s, perfect for capturing dramatic light trails and nightscapes.

Movie shooters will love the quality of the footage they can achieve with the D780. The camera uses its 6K image sensor resolution to produce ultra-high-resolution 4K/UHD footage at 30p/25p/24p with zero crop factor. Videographers can also use an external movie recorder to capture rich HLG HDR footage, which can be shown directly on a compatible TV or monitor.

Robert Harmon, Senior Commercial Planning Manager, Nikon UK, says: “Many photographers love DSLR, and they’ve been waiting for a model like the D780. If you’re a DSLR lover, and you want to shoot movies as well as stills, this is the perfect solution. If you want to explore mirrorless, we have the Z system for that too! Whichever system excites image-makers, we’re thrilled to offer the versatility that lets them create without limits.”

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Summary of key features

  • VIEWFINDER AF. The 51-point Phase-Detection AF system is sensitive down to -3 EV. You get flagship tracking capabilities and quick switching between advanced AF modes.
  • AF IN LIVE VIEW. The 273-point Hybrid-AF system is sensitive down to -4 EV, or down to -6 EV in Low-Light AF.1 Eye-Detection AF is available when shooting stills.
  • BURST RATES UP TO 12 FPS. Shoot at up to 7fps with AF/AE, or up to 12fps in Silent Live View Photography mode. Users get full resolution images, even when shooting in RAW.
  • OPTICAL VIEWFINDER AND TILTING TOUCHSCREEN. The 0.70x optical viewfinder gives a wide field of view and 100% coverage. The tilting 2359k-dot LCD monitor offers touch shutter release and AF.
  • SUPERB IMAGE QUALITY. F-mount lenses. 24.5 MP full-frame CMOS sensor. EXPEED 6 image processor. The same 180K-pixel RGB sensor and Advanced Scene Recognition system as the D850.
  • ULTRA-WIDE ISO RANGE. The D780 boasts a wider ISO range than the acclaimed D850. Work with ISO 100–51200, extendable up to 204800 and down to ISO 50.
  • FULL-FRAME DSLR MOVIES. Shoot ultra-high-resolution 4K/UHD footage at 30p/25p/24p with zero crop factor. Record in N-Log or capture rich Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG) footage.
  • CREATIVE FREEDOM. In-camera time-lapse. 2 MP stills at a blazing 120 fps. In-camera digitising menu. And more.
  • FAST IMAGE TRANSFER. The camera’s high-speed data-transfer capabilities and wireless connectivity make it easy to get images out there. And SnapBridge lets users share JPEGs and RAW files with any smart device.

1 When shooting with a lens that has a maximum aperture of f/2 or wider.

 

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Nikon D780 Specifications

ManufacturerNikon
Lens
Effective Magnification1x
Image Sensor
Pixels24.5Mp (Megapixels)
Pixels (W)6048
Pixels (H)4024
Sensor TypeBack-lit CMOS (B.S.I.)
Sensor SizeFull Frame
Sensor Size (width)35.9mm
Sensor Size (height)23.9mm
Aspect Ratio
  • 3:2
  • 16:9
  • 1:1
LCD Monitor
LCD Monitor3.2in
Screen resolution2359K dots
Touch ScreenYes
Focusing
Focusing modes
  • Autofocus
  • Manual
  • Face Detection
  • AF Tracking
  • Multi
  • AF Fine Tuning (Micro Adjustment)
  • Touch AF
  • Bracketing
  • Eye Detection
Exposure Control
Shutter speeds shortest1/8000sec
Shutter speeds longest900sec
Bulb modeYes
Exp modes
  • Program
  • Aperture-Priority
  • Shutter-Priority
  • Manual
  • Scene modes
Metering
  • Centre-weighted - Average
  • Spot
  • Multi Pattern
ISO sensitivity50 - 204800
White balance
  • Auto
  • Manual
  • Outdoors/Daylight
  • Cloudy
  • Incandescent
  • Fluorescent
  • Shade
  • Flash
  • Bracket
Exposure Comp+/-5
Shooting Options
Continuous shooting12fps
Video
Movie modeYes
Video Resolution
  • 1920x1080 FullHD
  • 1280x720 HD 720p
  • 4K
Video FPS60, 30p, 25p and 24p
Stereo SoundYes
Optical Zoom with VideoYes
Other Features
Image StabilisationNo
Interface
HDMIYes
USBUSB 3
Wi-FiYes
Storage
Card Type
  • SD
  • SDHC
  • SDXC
File Type
  • RAW
  • JPG
  • RAW + JPG
Power Source
Battery TypeEN-EL15b
Battery Life (CIPA rating)2260shots
Box Contents
Box ContentsBF-1B Body Cap, DK-31 Rubber Eyecup (attached to camera), EN-EL15b Rechargeable Li-ion Battery with Terminal Cover, MH-25a Battery Charger (comes with an AC wall adapter or power cable that varies by country), DK-5 Eyepiece Cap, UC-E24 USB Cable, AN-DC21
Dimensions
Weight755g
Width143.5mm
Height115.5mm
Depth76mm

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