Today, Nikon Inc. unveiled the D780, an exciting new FX-format DSLR that makes vast improvements to the highly- revered D750, Nikon’s most popular full-frame DSLR ever, while inheriting pro-level features from the powerful D850 and flagship D5. The much-anticipated D780 delivers the most sought-after features to give enthusiasts and professionals an agile camera for capturing high-resolution photos and 4K UHD video with the added benefit of fast, accurate phase detect autofocusing. While the D780 retains the rugged reliability of its predecessor, the camera has been turbocharged with Nikon’s latest EXPEED 6 processor, touch operability, advanced autofocus capabilities, extensive video features, a valuable assortment of in-camera creative options and much more. The new D780 is more than a worthy successor to the beloved D750, it’s a proven performer that transcends any creative endeavor.

Nikon cameras and lenses are world-renowned for their usability, reliability, performance and impressive image quality. With the addition of the innovative new Z mirrorless system, together with a robust and proven lineup of DSLR’s and decades of the finest NIKKOR lenses, Nikon is uniquely positioned to fulfill customer’s needs no matter how they want to capture still images or video.

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“The Nikon D780 is not only a huge leap in technology over the D750, but it also integrates Nikon’s latest cutting-edge technologies to offer the best video feature-set and imaging capabilities in a full-frame DSLR,” said Jay Vannatter, Executive Vice President of Nikon Inc. “A demand exists for a successor to the D750, which offers the unbeatable combination of versatility, image quality and value.”

Perform Beyond Expectations


The Nikon D780 sets a new benchmark in DSLR performance, vastly improving upon the capabilities of the D750 by incorporating the newest technology and some of the popular features seen in the Z series, making it powerful and versatile enough to capture anything from fast-action sports to beautifully detailed night skies. The D780 is a seriously capable camera and offers the distinct advantage of being comfortable in the hands of a photo enthusiast, as well as being a popular pro-grade tool for weddings, wildlife, and production environments.

  • High Resolution Image Quality: Offering the optimal balance between resolution and file size, the D780 is equipped with a 24.5-megapixel backside-illuminated (BSI) FX-Format CMOS sensor to deliver superb image quality, fantastic dynamic range, beautiful color reproduction, stellar low-light ability and sharp clarity to excel in a wide array of shooting scenarios.
  • EXPEED 6 Processing Power: Designed with Nikon’s most advanced EXPEED 6 image processor, the D780 is packed with the same powerful processing engine as the Nikon Z 6 and Z 7, allowing for noticeable increases in speed. In addition to greater energy efficiency, EXPEED 6 delivers improved low-light performance, 4K UHD full-frame video with full pixel readout, and enhanced image clarity.
  • Wide ISO Range: The D780 retains the low-light ability that made it a photographer’s favorite for wedding receptions and nighttime photography, producing clean files with minimal noise effortlessly. Whether capturing a dimly lit dance floor, a stage performance or an astounding astro- landscape, users can rely on the D780 to retain ultimate clarity in even the most challenging lighting scenarios. The camera offers improved ISO performance across the entire range, which now goes up to 51,200 and is expandable to 204,800.
  • Blazing-fast speeds: The D780 keeps pace with the fastest action, offering shooting speeds of up to 7 fps at full resolution and shutter speeds as fast as 1/8000 or as long as 900 seconds . Whether shooting the split-second action of motocross, or a bride’s walk down the aisle, the D780 lets you capture content with confidence when you only get one chance.
  • Two Powerful AF Systems Optimized for Any Shooting Style:
    • When shooting through the optical viewfinder (OVF): Nikon’s proven 51-point AF system is
      paired with an enhanced AF algorithm inherited from the flagship Nikon D5. 15 cross-type AF sensors maximize accuracy, and the camera uses an upgraded 180K-pixel Advanced Scene Recognition System, which analyzes the scene to ensure balanced exposures and accurate color reproduction. The AF system can reliably track rapidly moving subjects such as wildlife, yet also improves on its surreal ability to nail focus in challenging light, to -4EV in this mode.
    • In Live View: For the first time in a Nikon DSLR, the D780 is infused with mirrorless technology, featuring the same 2733 point focal plane Hybrid AF system employed in the Nikon Z 6, enabling broad coverage of approximately 90% of the frame. The system offers extremely fast, smooth and accurate AF in Live View and when recording video, a huge benefit for multimedia production. This is also Nikon’s first DSLR to feature Eye-Detection AF4, enabling a real-time tracking of multiple eyes in a scene to help ensure tack-sharp focus for portraits and candid shots.
  • Silent Shooting: When operating the electronic shutter in Live View, the D780 can shoot continuously without shutter noise at up to 12 fps. Silent shooting is ideal for documenting sensitive moments like a live performance, a wedding ceremony or discrete street photography.
  • NIKKOR Lenses: When combined with an extensive catalog of world renowned NIKKOR lenses, the versatile D780 knows no boundaries in taking on any artistic challenge.

Video Features for Creators

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The D780 delivers the best video capabilities of any Nikon DSLR, incorporating technology found in the Nikon Z 6 mirrorless camera.

  • Full-Frame 4K video at 30 fps: Incorporating an FX-format BSI sensor and on-sensor phase detect AF, the D780 is capable of similar video capture functions of the Nikon Z 6, capturing full-frame 4K UHD video at 30 fps with full-pixel readout for absolute quality. A variety of other frame rates and resolutions is also selectable, including Full HD/120p for ultra-smooth motion in videos and epic slow-motion capture.
  • Flexible workflow: The D780 offers 10-bit output with N-Log5 or HDR (Hybrid Log-Gamma) support, raising the bar for video functionality and flexibility in post-production.
  • Advanced Cinematic Functions: Users can enjoy more creative freedom when capturing video with the D780 thanks to its host of advanced shooting modes, including focus peaking, highlight display (zebra stripes), interval timer and in-camera time-lapse movie file recording.

[Related Reading: Nikon D750 Review | It’s Achilles, Less His Heel]

Advanced Creative Features

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D780 24 120 4 double slot with 2 SD cards 1

The D780 sports an innovative and useful feature-set that empowers professionals to explore their creative potential by affording a more efficient workflow coupled with unique effects.

  • In-Camera Creative Filters: With a wide-array of in-camera Creative Picture Controls and a Special Effects Mode, the D780 enables users to effortlessly add elements of personal flare to their photos and videos. Additionally, many of these popular special effects can be captured as a JPEG while simultaneously shooting an unaffected RAW image for more editing freedom.
  • Focus Stacking: Like the D850, the D780’s Focus Shift feature will appeal to macro, product and landscape photographers seeking extreme depth-of-field, by enabling the user to capture a series of shots at different focus distances and use third party software to generate a highly-defined image consisting of only the areas in focus.
  • More Flexibility with Multiple Exposures: New to the D780 is the ability to create a multiple exposure with non-consecutively shot images, giving photographers the capacity to superimpose images in-camera, even when captured from two entirely different locations and times.
  • Easy Wi-Fi6 and Bluetooth7 Connectivity: The D780 offers seamless image-sharing to a smartphone or tablet when connected to the Nikon SnapBridge8 app using the camera’s built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. With the latest SnapBridge app, it’s easy to download videos, RAW files or remotely control a camera from your phone or tablet.

Built Like a Nikon

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D780 mag body
  • New Touch Operability: Like the Nikon D850, the new D780 features a bright, tilting 3.2-inch LCD
    enhanced with touch operability to provide a more optimal user-experience.
  • Robust Design: Sporting a durable build with extensive weather-sealing, the D780 retains its role as
    a reliable tool to handle unpredictable conditions when working in the field.
  • Energy-Saving Performance: The D780 can capture 2,260 shots on single charge** which is a
    significant increase in battery life compared to the D750, making it the ideal companion for
    photographers embarking on a day-long outing.
  • On-The-Go Charging: With versatile USB Type C compatibility users can charge in-camera and
    transfer files more conveniently than ever.
  • Dual Card Slots: Featuring two UHS-II SD card slots, the D780 provides professionals with a safety
    net and the ability to record multiple file formats simultaneously.

D780 Product Images

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D780 BF1B front


Technical Specifications of the Nikon D780

Product Name Nikon D780
Type Single-lens reflex digital camera
Lens Mount Nikon F bayonet mount
Effective Pixels 24.5
Sensor Size 35.9mm x 23.9mm
Image Sensor Format FX
Image Sensor Type CMOS
Total Pixels 24.92
Dust-Reduction System Image sensor cleaning
Image Dust Off reference data (optional Capture NX-D software required)
Dust-Off Reference Photo Yes
Image Area (pixels) FX (36×24) image area:
– 6048 × 4024 (Large: 24.3 M)
– 4528 × 3016 (Medium: 13.7 M)
– 3024 × 2016 (Small: 6.1 M)
DX (24×16) image area:
– 3936 × 2624 (Large: 10.3 M)
– 2944 × 1968 (Medium: 5.8 M)
– 1968 × 1312 (Small: 2.6 M)
1:1 (24×24) image area:
– 4016 × 4016 (Large: 16.1 M)
– 3008 × 3008 (Medium: 9.0 M)
– 2000 × 2000 (Small: 4.0 M)
16:9 (36×20) image area:
– 6048 × 3400 (Large: 20.6 M)
– 4528 × 2544 (Medium: 11.5 M)
– 3024 × 1696 (Small: 5.1 M)
Photographs taken while filming movies at a
frame size of 3840 × 2160: 3840 × 2160
Photographs taken while filming movies at other
frame sizes: 1920 × 1080
File Format Still Images NEF (RAW): lossless compressed, compressed 12 or 14 bit
JPEG: JPEG-Baseline compliant with fine (approx. 1:4), normal (approx. 1:8), or basic (approx. 1:16) compression (Size priority); Optimal quality compression available
NEF (RAW) + JPEG: Single photograph recorded in both NEF (RAW) and JPEG formats
Picture Control 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
Storage Media SD
Card Slot 2 Secure Digital (SD)
File System DCF (Design Rule for Camera File System) 2.0
DPOF (Digital Print Order Format)
EXIF 2.3 (Exchangeable Image File Format for Digital Still Cameras)
Viewfinder Eye-level pentaprism single-lens reflex viewfinder
Viewfinder Frame Coverage Viewfinder Frame Coverage FX (36×24): Approx. 100% horizontal and 100% vertical
Viewfinder Frame Coverage 1.2x (30×20): Approx. 97% horizontal and 97% vertical
Viewfinder Frame Coverage DX (24×16): Approx. 97% horizontal and 97% vertical
Viewfinder Magnification 0.7x (50 mm f/1.4 lens at infinity, –1.0m–1)
Viewfinder Eyepoint 21mm (-1.0 m¯¹)
Viewfinder Diopter Adjustment –3–+1 m–1
Focusing Screen Type B BriteView Clear Matte Mark VIII screen with AF area brackets (framing grid can be displayed)
Interchangeable Focusing Screens Quick-return type
Reflex Mirror Instant-return type
Lens Aperture Yes, Instant return, electronically controlled
Depth-of-field Control Yes
Lens Compatibility at a Glance*** AF-S or AF lenses fully compatible
Metering with AI lenses
Compatible Lenses Types G, E, and D (some restrictions apply to PC
• Other AF NIKKOR lenses (excluding IX NIKKOR lenses and lenses for the F3AF)
• AI-P NIKKOR lenses
• DX lenses (using [DX 24 × 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 11 focus points.
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
Shutter Speed 1/8000–30 s in steps of 1/3 or 1/2 EV, extendable to 900 s in mode M; Bulb; Time; X200
Fastest Shutter Speed 1/8000 sec
Slowest Shutter Speed 900 sec (M mode)
Flash Sync Speed X=1/200s
Synchronizes with shutter at 1/250s or slower (flash range drops at speeds between 1/200 and 1/250s)
Bulb Shutter Setting Yes
Shutter Release Modes Single-frame [S] mode
Continuous low-speed [CL] mode
Continuous high-speed [CH] mode
Mirror-up [Mup] mode
Quiet Shutter Release
Quiet Continuous Release
Self-timer Mode
Continuous Shooting Options • CL: 1–6 fps (viewfinder photography); 1–3 fps (live
view photography)
• CH: 7 fps; when shooting NEF/RAW pictures during silent photography, either 8 fps (bit depth 14 bits) or 12 fps (bit depth 12 bits)
• QC: 3 fps
Top Continuous Shooting Speed at full resolution 7 frames per second
Self-timer 2, 5, 10, 20 sec.; 1 to 9 exposures at intervals of 0.5, 1, 2, or 3 sec. Timer duration electronically controlled
Exposure Metering System TTL exposure metering using 180,000-pixel RGB sensor
Metering Method 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 lenses use 12-mm circle)

Matrix: 3D Color Matrix Metering II (type G, E, and D lenses); Color Matrix Metering II (other CPU lenses); Color Matrix Metering available with non-CPU lenses if user provides lens data

Spot: Meters 4 mm circle (about 1.5% of frame) centered on selected focus point (on center focus point when non-CPU lens is used)

Highlight-weighted: Available with type G, E, and D lenses; equivalent to center-weighted when non-CPU lens is used

Metering Range Matrix or center-weighted metering: −3–20 EV
Spot and highlight-weighted metering: 2–20 EV
Exposure Meter Coupling CPU
Exposure Modes Aperture-Priority (A)
Manual (M)
Programmed auto with flexible program (P)
Shutter-Priority (S)
EFCT Special effect modes: night vision; super vivid; pop; photo illustration; toy camera effect; miniature effect; selective color; silhouette; high key; low key
• U1 and U2: user settings
Exposure Compensation Available in P, S, A, M, and EFCT modes, –5 – +5 EV in increments of 1/3 or 1/2 EV
Exposure Bracketing 2 to 5 frames in steps of 2 or 3 EV
2 to 9 frames in steps of 1/3, 1/2, 2/3 or 1 EV
Exposure Lock Yes, Luminosity locked at detected value
Mirror Lock Up Yes
ISO Sensitivity ISO 100–51200 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, or 2 EV (ISO 204800 equivalent) above ISO 51200; auto ISO sensitivity control available
Lowest Standard ISO Sensitivity 100
Highest Standard ISO Sensitivity 51,200
Lowest Expanded ISO Sensitivity Lo-1 (ISO 50 equivalent)
Highest Expanded ISO Sensitivity Hi-2 (ISO 204800 equivalent)
Expanded ISO Sensitivity Options Lo-1 (ISO 50 equivalent),
Hi-1 (ISO 102,400 equivalent),
Hi-2 (ISO 204800 equivalent)
Long Exposure Noise Reduction Yes
High ISO Noise Reduction Low
Active D-Lighting Auto
Extra High
D-Lighting Bracketing 2 frames using selected value for one frame
3-5 frames using preset values for all frames
Single-Point AF Mode Yes
Dynamic AF Mode Number of AF points: 9, 21, 51 and 51 (3D-tracking)
Auto-area AF Mode Yes
Autofocus System Viewfinder photography: TTL phase detection
performed using Advanced Multi-CAM 3500 II
autofocus sensor module with support for 51 focus
points (including 15 cross-type sensors; f/8 supported by 11 sensors); autofocus fine-tuning supported • Live view: Hybrid phase-detection/contrast-detect AF performed by image sensor
Detection Range Viewfinder photography: −3 – +19 EV
Live view: −4 – +17 EV; −6 – +17 EV with low-light AF (still photography using single-servo AF/AF-S and f/2.0 lens, ISO 100, 20 °C/68 °F)
Lens Servo Autofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S); continuous servo AF (AF-C); AF mode auto-switch (AF-A, still photography only); full-time AF (AF-F, movie recording only); predictive focus tracking activated automatically according to subject status
• Manual focus (M): Electronic rangefinder can be used
Focus Point Viewfinder photography: 51 points with [All points]
selected for Custom Setting a6 [Focus points used],11 points with [Every other point] selected
Live view: 273 points with [All points] selected for
Custom Setting a6 [Focus points used], 77 points
with [Every other point] selected (still photography,
[FX (36×24)] image area, single-point AF)
AF-area mode Viewfinder photography: Single-point AF, 9-, 21-, or
51- point dynamic-area AF, 3D-tracking, group-area
AF, auto-area AF
• Live view: Pinpoint AF (still photography only, single servo
AF/AF-S, single-point AF, dynamic-area AF (still
photography only, continuous-servo AF/AF-C), wide area
AF (S), wide-area AF (L), auto-area AF
Focus Lock Focus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (AF-S/single-servo AF) or by pressing A (AE-L/AF-L) button
Focus Modes Viewfinder photography: Single-point AF, 9-, 21-, or
51- point dynamic-area AF, 3D-tracking, group-area
AF, auto-area AF
• Live view: Pinpoint AF (still photography only, single servo
AF/AF-S, single-point AF, dynamic-area AF (still
photography only, continuous-servo AF/AF-C), wide area
AF (S), wide-area AF (L), auto-area AF
Maximum Autofocus Areas/Points 51
Autofocus Sensitivity Viewfinder photography: −3 – +19 EV
• Live view: −4 – +17 EV; −6 – +17 EV with low-light AF (still photography using single-servo AF/AF-S and f/2.0 lens, ISO 100, 20 °C/68 °F)
Autofocus Fine Tune Yes
Built-in Flash Yes
Flash Bracketing 2 to 5 frames in steps of 2 or 3 EV
2 to 9 frames in steps of 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, or 1 EV
Built-in Flash Distance 39 ft. (ISO 100)
X-Sync Speed 1/200 sec
Top FP High Speed Sync Up to 1/8000
Flash Control Viewfinder photography: TTL flash control
performed by RGB sensor with approximately 180K
(180,000) pixels
Live view photography: TTL flash control performed by image sensor (i-TTL balanced fill-flash for digital SLR used with matrix, center-weighted, and highlight weighted metering; standard i-TTL fill-flash for digital SLR supported)
Flash Sync Modes Front-curtain sync, red-eye reduction, slow sync, redeye reduction with slow sync, 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 built-in flash or optional flash unit is fully charged; flashes after flash is fired at full output
Accessory Shoe Yes
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 formulti-area AF (viewfinder photography), unified flash control
White Balance Auto (3 types), natural light auto, direct sunlight,
cloudy, shade, incandescent, fluorescent (7 types), flash, choose color temperature (2500 K–10,000 K), preset manual (up to 6 values can be stored, spot white balance measurement available during live view photography), all except choose color temperature with fine-tuning
White Balance Bracketing 2 to 9 exposures in increments of 1, 2 or 3 EV
Live View Shooting
Photography Mode (Still Images)
Movie Mode (Video)
Photography Live View Mode
Movie Live View Mode
Live View Lens Servo Autofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S); full-time-servo AF (AF-F)
Manual focus (MF)
Live View AF-Area Mode Pinpoint AF (still photography only, single servo
AF/AF-S, single-point AF, dynamic-area AF (still
photography only, continuous-servo AF/AF-C), wide area AF (S), wide-area AF (L), auto-area AF
Live View Autofocus Hybrid phase-detection/contrast-detect AF
performed by image sensor
Movie Metering TTL exposure metering using main image sensor
Movie Maximum recording time 20 minutes at highest quality
29 minutes 59 seconds at normal quality
Movie File Format MOV
Movie Video Compression H.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding
Movie Audio Recording Format Linear PCM
Movie • 3840 × 2160 (4K UHD); 30p (progressive), 25p, 24p
• 1920 × 1080; 120p, 100p, 60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, 24p
• 1920 × 1080 (slow-motion); 30p ×4, 25p ×4, 24p ×5
* Actual frame rates for 120p, 100p, 60p, 50p, 30p, 25p,
and 24p are 119.88, 100, 59.94, 50, 29.97, 25, and
23.976 fps respectively
* Quality selection available at all sizes except 3840 ×
2160, 1920 × 1080 120p/100p, and 1920 × 1080 slow-motion,
when quality is fixed at m (high)
Movie Audio Built-in stereo or external microphone with attenuator
option; sensitivity adjustable
Monitor Size 3.2inch
Monitor Resolution 2359000 (XGA)
Monitor Type tilting TFT touch sensitive
LCD with 170° viewing angle, approximately
100% frame coverage, 11-level manual brightness
adjustment, and color balance control
Monitor Angle of View 170°
Monitor Adjustments Brightness and angle adjustment available
Virtual Horizon Camera Indicator Yes
Also visible in LiveView Modes
Also visible in Viewfinder
Playback Functions 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, auto
image rotation, and index marking
In-Camera Image Editing Color Balance
Color Outline
Color Sketch
Distortion Control
Edit Movie
Filter Effects
Image Overlay
Miniature Effect
NEF (RAW) Processing
Perspective Control
Quick Retouch
Red-Eye Correction
Selective Color
Side-by-Side Comparison
Image Comment Yes
Interface Audio input: Stereo mini-pin jack (3.5 mm diameter; plug-in power supported)
HDMI output: Type C mini-pin HDMI connector
Headphone Connector
Hi-speed USB Type C USB connector (SuperSpeed USB 3.1 Gen1); connection to built-in USB port is recommended
Wi-Fi Functionality Standards:
– IEEE 802.11b/g/n (Africa, Asia, Oceania, and the
following European countries: Albania, Armenia,
Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, and Tajikistan)
– IEEE 802.11b/g/n/a/ac (other European countries,
Uzbekistan, U.S.A., Canada, Mexico)
– IEEE 802.11b/g/n/a (other countries in the Americas)
• Operating frequency:
– 2412–2462 MHz (channel 11) (Africa, Asia, Oceania,
and the following European countries: Albania,
Armenia, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, and
– 2412–2462 MHz (channel 11) and 5180– 5320 MHz
(other European countries, Uzbekistan)
– 2412–2462 MHz (channel 11) and 5180– 5825 MHz
(U.S.A., Canada, Mexico)
– 2412–2462 MHz (channel 11) and 5180– 5805 MHz
(other countries in the Americas)
• Maximum output power:
– 2.4 GHz band: 6.9 dBm
– 5 GHz band: 10.2 dBm
• Authentication: Open system, WPA2-PSK
Smart Device App Connectivity SnapBridge app
Bluetooth • Communication protocols: Bluetooth Specification
Version 4.1
• Operating frequency:
– Bluetooth: 2402–2480 MHz
– Bluetooth Low Energy: 2402–2480 MHz
• Maximum output power (EIRP):
– Bluetooth: 1.4 dBm
– Bluetooth Low Energy: –0.1 dBm
GPS GP-1 GPS unit
GP-1A GPS unit
Save/Load Camera settings Yes
Total Custom Settings 54
My Menu Yes with customization
Recent Settings Yes
Supported Languages The languages available vary with the country or region in which the camera was originally purchased.
Date, Time and Daylight Savings Time Settings Yes
World Time Setting Yes
Battery / Batteries One EN-EL15b rechargeable Li-ion battery *
* EN-EL15a/EN-EL15 batteries can also be used. Note,
however, that fewer pictures may sometimes be
taken on a single charge with the EN-EL15 than with
an EN-EL15b/EN-EL15a (@ 703). EH-7P Charging AC
adapter can be used to charge EN-EL15b batteries
Battery Life (shots per charge) Approx. 2.260 shots
AC Adapter EH-5d/5c/EH-5b AC Adapter; requires EP-5b Power Connector (available separately)
Battery Charger MH-25a Quick Charger
Tripod Socket 1/4 in. (ISO 1222)
Approx. Dimensions
(W x H x D)
5.7 x 4.6 x 3.0 in. (143.5×115.5×76 mm )
Approx. Weight
(include footnote)
1 lb. 13.7 oz (840 g) camera body only
Operating Environment 0–40 °C (+32–104 °F)

Sample Images from the Nikon D780

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Price and Availability

The Nikon D780 will be available in late January for a suggested retail price (SRP) of $2,299.95* for the body-only configuration, and $2,799.95* for single-lens kit configuration with the AF-S NIKKOR 24- 120mm f/4G ED VR lens. For more information on the latest Nikon products, please visit

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